easyJet adds Sharm-elSheikh to Stansted airports schedule

02 March 2013

easyJet, the UK’s biggest commercial air fare, celebrated its new Sharm el-Sheikh route with a camel meet and greet at check-in on the 25th February. Hugh Aitken, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager, commented: “There isn’t a better way to celebrate the launch of our new Sharm el-Sheikh route than by evoking the spirit of Egypt and bringing a [...]

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French Government delays breathalyser kit rules

02 March 2013

The French government’s decision to put back indefinitely plans to fine drivers for failing to keep a breathalyser kit in their vehicle illustrates the lack of knowledge British visitors have of drink-drive restrictions whilst on the continent, says a organisation specialising in French holidays. France’s Minister of Interior has announced that fines for drivers who [...]

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International Drivers Permit required to hire a car in Florida

02 March 2013

Confusion reigns over a change in legislation in Florida requiring all drivers to possess an International Drivers Permit. Whilst the legislation was initially passed to deal with the influx of travellers with non-English licenses, the legislation drafted includes all drivers, including those with an English licence such as those with Irish, British, South African and Australian licenses. Whilst the [...]

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Taiwan: TransAsia Airways Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A330-300

03 December 2012

Taiwan-listed airline TransAsia Airways has formally taken delivery of its first A330-300 aircraft from Airbus. The arrival signifies the commencement of TransAsia Airway’s fleet improvement plan; from 2013 to 2022, the airline expect to take delivery of a further 31 new aircraft, which includes a 2nd A330-300, six A321-200, twelve A321-neo, and twelve ATR-600. “The [...]

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Qatar Airways Commences Dreamliner Flights From Doha to Heathrow

03 December 2012

Qatar Airways today announced December 13th as the start date of its first long-haul Boeing 787 commercial service from Doha to London Heathrow. The 787 Dreamliner will début on the Heathrow route as Doha-based Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to run frequent scheduled flights to the UK with Boeing’s next generation aircraft. Initially, one of the [...]

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Fastjet commence flights in Tanzania

03 December 2012

African budget airline fastjet started commercial flight operations yesterday, with its first aircraft flying passengers from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza, and Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Eight sectors were flown, carrying more than 900 passengers and achieving an average booked load factor of 78%. Three of the eight sectors flown exceeded a [...]

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Budget Car Rental Continue Expansion in Spain

03 December 2012

As part of its strategic expansion effort to broaden its global footprint, Budget Car Rental has substantially increased its position in Spain with the opening up of 60 new car hire facilities in the first half of 2012. This development brings the total number of Budget hire locations in Spain to 99, and the Company [...]

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Avis South Africa Named Licensee of the Year EMEA

03 December 2012

Avis Budget Group, Inc. reported that it has named Avis South Africa as the Avis Licensee of the Year for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in acknowledgement of its continuous commitment to delivering customers with world-class products and services and for responsible corporate citizenship. Operating at nearly 20 airport sites and 130 town [...]

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Avis UK introduce VW Beetle to their car rental fleet

03 December 2012

Avis UK has launched the hottest generation of the cult classic Volkswagen Beetle which is offered for hire through its premium Select Series range. With the original Beetle launched by Volkswagen over 70 years ago, this is the first time that the 21st Century model has been offered for hire in the UK, to Avis [...]

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Hertz offer mobile connectivity in rental cars in Italy

03 December 2012

The Hertz Corporation and Wind Mobile have unveiled a Mobile Wi-Fi service in Italy for Hertz car hire customers. The maneuver comes after the success of Hertz’s Mobile Wi-Fi programmes in the UK, Spain and the Canary Islands, Australia and New Zealand. A pocket sized unit, Hertz Mobile Wi-Fi permits customers to benefit from a [...]

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