TAP to launch flights from London City Airport

Portuguese airline TAP has confirmed it will launch flights from London City Airport to Lisbon on 29 October. The new route will complement existing flights from Heathrow and Gatwick. TAP is the only airline to offer the route between London City, located in the financial heart of the capital, and the cosmopolitan destination of Lisbon, making short breaks and travel for both business and leisure even more convenient for those starting their journey in London. Flights will operate with Embraer 190 aircraft, with seat capacity for 106 passengers, departing London…

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Munich Airport transfers – a knowhow

Airport transfers make your journey comfortable and hassle-free. Though commonly referred to as MUC or the Munich Airport, the official name though is Franz Josef Strauss International Airport. It is second most eminent airport in Germany and is situated 28 km from Munich City. Being one of the busiest airports in the whole of Europe, more than 30 million passengers use the airport annually. Visit https://www.ski-transfers.com/airports/munich to know more. Munich Airport information Around 45 airlines provide their service at the airport and flights to and from around 65 countries embark…

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Two held at Istanbul airport in connection with nightclub attack

Two people have been arrested at an Istanbul airport in connection with the New Year’s Eve gun attack at a nightclub in the city that left 39 people dead. As thousands of mourners turned out in cities across the Middle East for the funerals of the victims, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency said the pair, both foreign nationals, were held as they waited to board an international flight. Police checked their phones and luggage before they taking them to Istanbul’s police headquarters, it reported. The latest arrests, plus a further six…

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Qantas plane aborts landing at Sydney Airport after wheel drama

A QANTAS flight was forced to abort its landing on final approach to Sydney Airport this afternoon after a “malfunction” alert sounded in the cockpit moments after its wheels were lowered. The Dash 8-300 flight from Canberra to Sydney was descending to runway about 1.45pm and was at 1300ft when the captain suddenly pushed the thrust, raised the wheels and climbed away from the busy air hub before turning the plane out to sea. An emergency vehicle arrives just as the aircraft touched down. Picture: Kerrie BuhagiarSource:Supplied Passengers remained calm…

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Jet, IndiGo to shift operations to T2 at Mumbai international airport

According to a report in The Times of India, while full-service carrier Jet Airways is scheduled to move its operations to the new integrated terminal, T2, at Mumbai International Airport in March, while IndiGo, is expected to follow suit in the second half of the year. T2, inaugurated in February 2014, currently handles all international flights and all flights operated by Air India and Vistara. Jet Airways will shift its operations from the domestic terminal 1B to T2 from March 15. “IndiGo is currently in talks with the airport operator…

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14 ways you’re being ripped off at the airport

1. Getting there (on an Express service) If you’re in a hurry to get to a London airport, expect to pay through the nose. With single fares from Paddington priced at £21.50 in economy class, the Heathrow Express is, pound-for-pound, Britain’s most expensive, above-ground, rail journey, clocking in at nearly £1.50 per mile. A return journey costs £35 – slightly cheaper, but still more than £1 for each of the 15 miles travelled. The Gatwick Express from London Victoria is almost as costly, particularly given that First Capital Connect and…

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The real reason airport shops want to see your boarding pass

Airport retailers have been accused of misleading travellers by claiming millions in VAT refunds without passing on the savings to passengers. The vast majority of airport shops in the UK request that passengers hand over their boarding passes to be scanned at the checkout – a practice that few realise is used to help stores claim back VAT of 20 per cent on goods sold to passengers flying outside the EU. And research by the Independent has revealed that – while retailers suggest goods are tax free – these savings…

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