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Delta Expands Presence at London Heathrow with Purchase of Croatia Airlines Slots

Delta Expands Presence at London Heathrow with Purchase of Croatia Airlines Slots

Delta Air Lines will gain five takeoff and landing slots at London Heathrow Airport following a deal with Croatia Airlines.
The Atlanta-based carrier will pay Croatia Airlines $19.5 million for a late morning slot on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Delta will assume ownership of the slots on April 1.
The story was first reported in the Croatian newspaper Vecernji list
The Croatian airline said that the funds from the sale will be …

Tube Strike Causes Gridlock in London

Tube Strike Causes Gridlock in London

A London Underground strike left the city paralyzed and wet as travelers and commuters tried to get around without public transportation.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union as well as the Transport Salaried Staff’s Association walked off the job late Sunday in a dispute over job cuts and ticket office closures.
The dispute resulted in the closure of most underground lines. The Tube is used by some 4.8 million passengers …

China to Operate Freight Train to United Kingdom

China to Operate Freight Train to United Kingdom

The China Railway Corporation said it launched freight train service to London Sunday.
The train, which will take 18 days to cover over 7,400 miles (11,909 kilometers) from Yiwu West Railway Station in Zhejiang Province, Eastern China to Barking, London, will traverse eight countries including Russia, Poland, Germany, Belgium, and France before arriving in the United Kingdom, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
Yiwu, a city of 1.2 million people, is …

Marriott to Add Five Hotels to Luxury Collection in 2017

Marriott to Add Five Hotels to Luxury Collection in 2017

Marriott International announced the addition of five hotels to the Luxury Collection brand.
The additions are the Wellesley and the Westbury in London; the new Hôtel de Berri in Paris; Cristallo Resort & Spa in Cortina, Italy, the Luxury Collection’s first ski resort; and the Alexander in Yerevan, Armenia.
The Luxury Collection brand plans to add 12 new properties in 2017, according to Mitzi Gaskins, who heads the unit.
The Luxury Collection brand …

Air Canada to Connect Vancouver with Frankfurt, London Gatwick

Air Canada to Connect Vancouver with Frankfurt, London Gatwick

Air Canada announced that it plans to launch new service to both Frankfurt and London from Vancouver next year. The airline will offer daily seasonal flights to Frankfurt beginning June 1, and thrice weekly seasonal service to London Gatwick Airport starting June 8, 2017.
Flights to Vancouver International Airport will depart at 12:25 p.m. and arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 7:05 a.m. the next day. From Frankfurt, flights will depart at …

British Airways to Launch London Gatwick-Oakland Service

British Airways to Launch London Gatwick-Oakland Service

British Airways announced that it plans to launch a new route linking London Gatwick and Oakland, California on March 28 next year. The carrier will operate the route four days a week, using Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.
Flights will depart London Gatwick at 10:20 a.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, as well as at 11:25 a.m. on Tuesdays, and will arrive at Oakland International Airport at 1:15 p.m. and 2:20 p.m., respectively. …

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Partner with Jet Airways on London Heathrow Flights

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Partner with Jet Airways on London Heathrow Flights

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways announced that they will soon offer new codeshare flights with Indian carrier Jet Airways.
Beginning November 2, Jet Airways will be able to place its code on Delta-operated flights from London Heathrow to nine U.S. cities, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Salt Lake City, and Seattle,
Also on that date, Delta will be allowed to place its code on Jet Airways flights …