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Airport & Airline

Finnair announces new Goa route and expands Far East frequencies for winter 2017

Finnair aircraft in flight
Finnair has announced that it will be adding the Indian coastal city of Goa to its winter schedule and adding extra frequencies to many other popular winter destinations. The extra frequencies will make destinations in Asia even easier to reach for UK travellers.

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Frankfurt Airport inaugurates second VIP lounge

Frankfurt Airport second VIP lounge
Relaxation and total privacy in one of various luxury suites with marble bathrooms, a drink at a well-stocked bar, a cigar in a smoking lounge, or an invigorating game of table soccer before departure: all of these things, as well as many other deluxe amenities that match the standards of a five-star hotel, can now be enjoyed by guests in a newly designed VIP lounge at Frankfurt Airport.

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Emirates to launch third daily flight to Nairobi

Emirates aircraft in flight
Emirates, the largest international airline in the world, has announced that it will introduce a third daily flight between Dubai and Kenya’s capital Nairobi from 1st June 2017.
The additional flight will increase the number of scheduled Emirates flights between the two cities to 21 a week and give customers greater flexibility and choice when planning their travel. It also underscores Emirates’ commitment to Kenya and confidence in the route, which has grown to become one of the airline’s busiest routes in Africa since it first launched services to the country in October 1995.


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Trump lures fewer private jets for inauguration than Obama

Donald Trump’s inauguration is set to attract a smaller audience than President Obama’s, at least in the private jet sector, according to private jet booking platform Stratajet.  
Ahead of tomorrow’s (Friday, January 20) ceremony, Washington D.C. is expecting fewer flights into its airports than when Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America.


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Finnair to fly direct from London to Lapland

Lapland

New non-stop service from London Gatwick to Ivalo for winter 2017

Finnair has announced that it will start flying non-stop from the UK to Finnish Lapland. The new direct service will link London Gatwick and Ivalo twice a week from mid-December 2017 until the end of March 2018.
The ski and holiday resorts in and around Ivalo are attracting an increasing number of international travellers and the area is well-known for its beautiful nature, winter activities and opportunities to experience Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights.


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