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Virgin Atlantic showcases 787 Dreamliner on London Heathrow-Seattle route

Virgin Atlantic showcases 787 Dreamliner on London Heathrow-Seattle route

Virgin Atlantic is flying a new daily service between London Heathrow and Seattle replacing the flight currently operated by joint venture partner Delta Air Lines. The new service is operated by the airline’s newest, most fuel efficient aircraft, the Boeing 787-9, and will add more than 40,000 extra seats each year between the two cities.

Jet2.com to link UK to Geneva for winter ski season

Jet2.com to link UK to Geneva for winter ski season

Jet2.com is making sure skiers can hit the slopes while reinforcing its position as Yorkshire’s largest airline, by adding more flights and capacity to leading ski destination, Geneva. The news means that Jet2.com is currently the only airline serving Geneva from Leeds Bradford in winter 2017/18.

Flybe touches down at Heathrow for first domestic flight since 2013

Flybe touches down at Heathrow for first domestic flight since 2013

Passengers are set to benefit from more choice on flights between London and Scotland as Flybe’s new flights from Edinburgh and Aberdeen touch down at Heathrow today. In a milestone for Heathrow, Flybe - Europe’s largest regional airline – has become the first domestic carrier to begin operating at the UK’s hub since 2013.

Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum opens in Russia

Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum opens in Russia

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Hilton today announced the opening of Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum, marking the debut of Hilton Hotels & Resorts in the northwest region of the Russian Federation. The new-build hotel is part of the ExpoForum Complex, which attracts more than 400 events per year including conferences, corporate functions, shows and sporting events.

British Airways steps up flights to Mauritius

British Airways steps up flights to Mauritius

The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority and British Airways have announced an increase in direct flights from the UK to the popular Indian Ocean destination. British Airways flights from London Gatwick will now include two additional departures per week, bringing the total to five, with departures on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Aguero joins Air Europa UK sales team

Aguero joins Air Europa UK sales team

Air Europa has added to its growing UK team with the appointment of Rosina Aguero as sales executive. Venezuelan Aguero will be managing the performance of Air Europa’s key client portfolio and identifying growth potential on both existing and new accounts.

Four Seasons opens The Surf Club in Surfside, Florida

Four Seasons opens The Surf Club in Surfside, Florida

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From the moment it first opened its doors on New Year’s Eve 1930, The Surf Club in Miami has hosted history. It is an institution whose reputation looms large in the imagination of so many more people than can ever have visited it, let alone been members.