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Westjet to offer fast link to Canada

Westjet to offer fast link to CanadaMANCHESTER - The quickest ever Transatlantic route from Manchester Airport is set for a summer 2020: direct flights to Halifax in June with Westjet will take only six hours. The link is offered four times per week on Boeing 737-700 with two classes and onward connectivity including Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton.
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Heathrow expansion faces delays

Heathrow expansion faces delaysLONDON - An expansion plan for Britain's Heathrow Airport will be delayed by more than a year and a third runway now will probably be completed between early 2028 and late 2029, the airport said. A new railway link connecting the city the and the British Airways hub is also set to open behind schedule.
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Johnson: Might be difficult to lie before bulldozers

Johnson: Might be difficult to lie before bulldozersLONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he would try to find a way to honour his promise to oppose Heathrow airport expansion by lying down in front of bulldozers but that it might be difficult for him. The PM might put another infrastructure project on hold due to a steep cost estimate.
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Manchester "super terminal" to open 2020

Manchester MANCHESTER - Manchester Airport revealed significant progress made on its £1bn transformation, with several months to go until it opens its new "super terminal". The UK’s third largest airport also released new images to showcase what passengers using the new facilities can expect next summer.
Air France-KLM
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Branson pulls out of deal to sell Virgin Atlantic stake

Branson pulls out of deal to sell Virgin Atlantic stakeLONDON - After a year of new found glory Richard Branson changed his mind on Virgin Atlantic: The U.K billionaire pulls out of a 2017 deal to sell a 31 percent stake in the airline to Air France-KLM. Virgin Atlantic bolstered its hub-strategy with the take-over of Flybe and expects Heathrow momentum.
Network
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Air Baltic adds Manchester to its 2020 schedule

Air Baltic adds Manchester to its 2020 scheduleMANCHESTER - Latvian airline Air Baltic will launch scheduled flights between Manchester and Riga, Latvia on March 29, 2020. The new route will offer connections to passengers travelling from Manchester to the Latvian capital and over 70 destinations served from Riga to Scandinavia, Russia, the Middle East and Europe.
"Bingo Boarding"
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Gatwick airport trials efficient boarding techniques

Gatwick airport trials efficient boarding techniquesLONDON - London Gatwick is trialling a new boarding technique in a bid to avoid queues and congestion at gates. During a two-month trial, large digital screens and staff will be placed at Gate 101 to show passengers the order to board. Some Easyjet flights will participate in the "bingo boarding" field test.
Daxing Airport
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British Airways to commence flights to new Beijing gateway

British Airways to commence flights to new Beijing gatewayBEIJING - Beijing's new $63 billion Daxing airport began its first scheduled international flights on Sunday as it ramped up operations to help relieve pressure on the city's existing Capital airport. British Airways was among the first carriers to shift their Beijing operations to the new airport.
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Heathrow: reduce emissions to withstand flight shame

Heathrow: reduce emissions to withstand flight shameLONDON - The airline industry needs to take strong action to reduce carbon emissions and withstand the "flight shame" movement by environmentalists seeking to reduce commercial flying, an executive for London's Heathrow airport said on Friday. The airports expects "global hubs" to be less effected by the movement.
XR
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LCY climate protesters say they are "mainstream"

LCY climate protesters say they are LONDON - As climate change activists attempted to shut down London City Airport on Thursday morning, John Curran, a 49-year-old former police detective from Nottingham, sat with his hand super-glued to a concrete walkway outside the front entrance. This is the story behind the protests.
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Virgin Atlantic extends Heathrow challenge to IAG

Virgin Atlantic extends Heathrow challenge to IAGLONDON - Virgin Atlantic is hoping to add over 80 new routes to its network after a third runway is built at London's Heathrow Airport to challenge the dominance of British Airways owner IAG at the airport. New Flybe services to European destinations could bolster Virgin's hub strategy.
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British Airways moves Beijing flights to Daxing

British Airways moves Beijing flights to DaxingBEIJING - A new gateway into the Chinese capital: Beijing's new multi-billion dollar airport, Daxing International, was formally declared open by President Xi Jinping on Wednesday. British Airways will move its London - Beijing flights from Beijing Capital Airport to Daxing October 27th.

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