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Air Canada to Link Vancouver with Nagoya, Frankfurt, Add 9 Additional International Routes

Air Canada to Link Vancouver with Nagoya, Frankfurt, Add 9 Additional International Routes

Air Canada announced the launch of new seasonal service from Vancouver to Nagoya, Japan and Frankfurt, Germany. In addition, the airline plans to launch nine additional new international routes from Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal this summer.
The flights to Nagoya will be offered four times a week and will be operated using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, while flights to Frankfurt will be operated daily using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. On June 8, Air …

British Airways Weekend Computer Outage: ‘Never Again’ It Vows

British Airways Weekend Computer Outage: ‘Never Again’ It Vows

British Airways said Sunday that the colossal IT outage it experienced the prior day morning will not be repeated.
The British flag carrier said it was taking the necessary steps to ensure there would be no repeat of what it had termed a “major IT systems failure,” which resulted in the cancellation of all flights out of London Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday. Over 75,000 passengers were stranded as a result.
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‘Major’ Computer Failure Grounds British Airways Flights Worldwide

‘Major’ Computer Failure Grounds British Airways Flights Worldwide

A computer glitch grounded the vast majority of British Airways flights Saturday and will continue to impact flights in the days to come.
The “major IT system failure” at the United Kingdom’s second largest airline started around 7 a.m. local time. The airline cancelled all Saturday departures from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports
“We are extremely sorry for the significant levels of disruption caused to customers and understand how frustrating their experiences …

Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic to Expand Partnership

Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic to Expand Partnership

Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic announced that the two are expanding their existing codeshare agreement.
Beginning April 19, Jet Airways will place its code on Virgin Atlantic flights between London Heathrow and nine destinations in the United States, namely Atlanta, Boston, Newark, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington Dulles.
Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic first began their codeshare partnership on flights in 2009. Under the agreement, Virgin has …

Norwegian to Link London Gatwick with Denver, Seattle

Norwegian to Link London Gatwick with Denver, Seattle

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced plans to launch two new routes to the United States from London Gatwick in September. The carrier will begin twice-weekly service to Denver and Seattle, both on September 17.
Flights to Denver will depart at 9:50 a.m. and arrive at 12:40 p.m. From Denver, flights are scheduled to depart at 2:40 p.m. and arrive at London Gatwick at 6:40 a.m. the next morning. The service will increase …

Hailo Rebranding as mytaxi Following Merger

Hailo Rebranding as mytaxi Following Merger

Hailo, a ride-hailing app based in London, is rebranding following the company’s merger last summer with mytaxi.
The Hailo service and app, which was started by former London taxi drivers, will continue to function until the end of May but current customers are being urged to migrate to the mytaxi app.
“You won’t need to login, register, add a card or do any of that boring stuff,” the company said in an …

British Airways Cabin Crew to Strike Again This Week, This Time for 3 Days

British Airways Cabin Crew to Strike Again This Week, This Time for 3 Days

Cabin crew at British Airways plan another strike for the coming week following last week’s two-day strike.
Some 3,000 British Airways flight attendants are planning to walk off the job on January 19 for three days in an ongoing disagreement over the pay for newer employees.
Unite, the union representing the flight attendants, said the second strike is due to a dispute over what it calls “poverty pay,” as was the first. …