British Airways announces 100 seats per day for £100 to the USA, Africa and South America

British Airways, which is celebrating its centenary year, is offering customers the chance to book a flight from £100 each-way to some of its most popular long-haul destinations.

The January offer will run until Thursday January 24, with two different destinations to choose from each day at 12:00pm. Customers signing in on to ba.com at midday will be able to buy tickets to destinations such as the USA, Africa and South America. The fares are each way as part of a return journey, which would mean £200 return inclusive of all taxes, fees and charges and baggage. For travel dates check ba.com/100-flights each day.

In addition, British Airways’ World Sale is also live with over 100 destinations on offer. The flight and holidays sale, which ends at 11.59 pm on January 31, 2019, includes new routes to Charleston, Pittsburgh, Durban and Osaka as well as destinations including Las Vegas and Cancun.

Further, discounts are offered on flights, holidays and fly drive packages. The airline is offering two-night city breaks starting from £99 per person, European beach holidays starting from £179 per person and Caribbean holidays from £499 per person.

New York, the most searched destination on ba.com in 2018, is on sale for £266 return. Together, American Airlines and British Airways offer up to 70 flights a day from London to the U.S.

As part of its efforts to improve customer experience, British Airways is investing £6.5 billion pounds over the next five years. This includes the installation of the WiFi and power in every seat, fitting 128 long-haul aircraft with new interiors and taking delivery of 72 new aircraft. The airline will also be introducing new Club World seat with direct aisle access later this year.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays announce holiday programmes

The UK travel and holiday company Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are offering discounted rates on flights and holidays to Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Malta for summer.

Until midnight of Tuesday January 22, holidaymakers can benefit from £100 off per person on package holidays with Jet2holidays to Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Malta for this summer. By entering the promo code ‘SALE100’ holidaymakers travelling to these destinations between April 1, 2019 and October 31, 2019 can take advantage of the offer. Jet2.com is also offering 10% off flights to the same destinations between the same dates. Tickets are available to book at www.jet2holidays.com or www.jet2.com.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘As the long winter days continue Jet2.com and Jet2holidays want to give customers something to smile about with some fantastic January deals. Last week we offered incredible savings on holidays and flights to the popular destinations of Spain and Portugal. This week our offer focuses on the stunning destinations of Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Malta. There is no better time to book your place in the sun with our award-winning tour operator and airline and we look forward to welcoming customers on board soon.’

Jet2.com has also announced a special partnership with Snowboxx, the European snow festival. As the ‘Official Airline Partner of Snowboxx’, Jet2 will offer flights and low-fares with as much as half-price ski carriage to festival goers. Snowboxx will take place from March 23-30, 2019, and will see 8,000+ festival-goers enjoying skiing and snowboarding and live performances from artists including headliners: Craig David TS5, Jax Jones, Rudimental DJ Set and Wilkinson DJ Set ft. MC Adapt.

Jet2 will offer weekend and weekday services to Geneva, the closest airport to Avoraiz, from six locations throughout the UK.
Tickets for Snowboxx are on sale now, along with deals and half price ski carriage with Jet2.com at: www.snowboxx.com or www.jet2.com.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays offers GBP100 discount on package holidays to popular sun destination

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, UK-based travel and holiday companies, have announced the launch of flights and holidays to popular sun destinations at discounted prices, for summer 2019.

Until Wednesday, holidaymakers can take advantage of a £100 discount per person on package holidays with Jet2holidays to Mainland Spain, the Balearics, the Canaries, Portugal and Madeira for this summer, offering savings of £400 for a family of four. By entering the promo code ‘SAVE100S&P’ holidaymakers departing to any of these destinations between April 1, 2019 and October 31, 2019 with the UK tour operator will benefit from the offer.

Jet2.com is also offering discounts on all flights to the same destinations between the same dates, with charges reduced by 10%. Tickets are available to book at www.jet2holidays.com or www.jet2.com

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘There’s no better time to book your place to the sun with our award-winning tour operator and airline. With a £100 saving per person on holidays, and 10% off flights to many of our most popular destinations in Spain and Portugal, we are looking forward to putting a lot of holidaymakers in a very sunny mood this weekend.’

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays were recently named as one of the top brands in the country for customer service. The flight and holiday company was ranked 29 out of a total of 315 brands in 2018 for delivering excellent customer service in the 2018 UK Customer Experience Excellence Analysis, published by KPMG Nunwood. The research by KPMG Nunwood was collected via an online survey where over 10,000 UK customers were interviewed.

Flybe offers up to 20% discount on limited time seat sale; refreshes onboard menu for summer 2018

Flybe, the UK-based European regional airline, is offering a limited time seat sale on a range of routes for summer 2018, with discounts of up to 20 percent on half a million seats.

The 2018 summer sale includes flights to Europen destinations such as Amsterdam, Biarritz, Milan, Paris and Rome. The seat sale features routes departing from 28 UK airports covering Newquay to Inverness, as well as the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. The routes on offer include Birmingham to Milan Malpensa, Exeter to Alicante, Edinburgh to Cardiff, Liverpool to Belfast City, Southampton to Verona and more.

Booking is available through to midnight on April 25 at www.flybe.com/sale, effective for travel from May 8 through to July 19, 2018. The Flybe sale also includes a selection of routes operated by two of Flybe’s franchise partners, Stobart Air and Blue Islands.

In addition, Flybe has also refreshed its on board Cafe Flybe menu for summer 2018 to include a variety of healthy snacks and new additions to its Connoisseurs’ Gin Bar. The airline will now offer a new Breakfast Box including a croissant filled with cocoa cream, a bag of mixed dried fruit, a Nutri-Grain breakfast bar and Tic Tacs.

Customers can also purchase snacks from Graze that include a Veggie Protein Power pack and a vegan friendly Lively Lemon Flapjack. Another healthy snack on offer for summer 2018 is Joe & Sephs Coconut and Chia Popcorn, a blend of caramel with desiccated coconut and chia seeds. British biscuit classics, McVitie’s Shortbread and Milk Chocolate Digestives also feature on the Cafe Flybe menu. The Connoisseurs’ Gin Bar features an assortment of regional gins including Brecon from Penderyn in Wales, Tarquin’s from Cornwall and Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger gin.

Flybe’s chief commercial officer, Roy Kinnear, commented, ‘We want to provide our passengers with the best possible choice when they travel with us. The new healthy additions to Cafe Flybe mean that whether they are flying to an early morning meeting or heading home late in the evening, there is always something enticing to choose from.’

easyJet launches over 23.5 million seats for spring 2017

easyJet, a leading European low-fares airline based in the UK, has announced the sale of flights for spring 2017 with a record number of flights and routes available for booking now, and travel in spring.

As per the new schedule, easyJet will operate more than 138,780 additional flights across its network between March 26 and June 25, 2017, providing seats for more than 23.5 million passengers. Of these, more than 16.1 million additional seats are now on sale to and from the UK alone on about 94,870 flights.

Seats are available for booking at www.easyjet.com, with routes including: Bristol to Vienna from £27.49, Belfast to Paris Charles de Gaulle from £26.49, Edinburgh to Amsterdam from £32.49, Manchester to Hamburg from £26.49, London Gatwick to Belfast from £28.49 and London Luton to Barcelona from £32.49. Fares are per person, one way, based on two people travelling on the same booking.

Sophie Dekkers, easyJet’s UK Director, said: ‘We’re really pleased to be putting our flights for spring 2017 on sale today, where our passengers can look forward to more low fares to their favourite European destinations. For those looking to jet off on holiday, we have a number of exciting destinations to choose from – whether you’re looking for a beach break or an active adventure, we really do have something for everyone.

‘Passengers travelling for business can also take advantage of our regular and convenient flight times to major city airports across our network.

‘We’re always looking to make travel as easy as possible for our passengers and our mobile app is designed to do just that. Passengers can search and book flights in a matter of seconds, and when it comes to payment, using Apple Pay is the fastest way to checkout.

‘Our app also enables passengers to get live flight tracking and updates direct from our Operations Control Centre, download their boarding passes straight to their mobile phone – and for those travelling from Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick and Newcastle, you’ll be able to get real-time, personalised notifications that directly inform you when you need to go to the gate or which baggage reclaim belt to head for.’

easyJet Holidays is also available for booking for the period between March 26 and June 25, 2017, with early booking discounts of GBP45 off bookings of five nights or more. easyJet holidays offers flexible package holidays to destinations including city breaks, beach and ski holidays.

easyJet has bases across 11 UK airports and flies more than 830 routes on its network across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The airline carries over 70 million passengers annually.

Norwegian, No1 Lounges partner to enhance travel experience from Birmingham Airport

European low-cost airline Norwegian has announced a new partnership with No1 Lounges to offer an enhanced travel experience to the airline’s loyalty scheme members travelling from Birmingham Airport.

With the agreement, all Norwegian Reward members flying from Birmingham Airport will receive an exclusive 15 percent discount for No1 airport lounge access, which includes complimentary Premium Security lane access, enabling them to skip the queues. The new partnership also offers Norwegian Reward members 25 CashPoints when purchasing airport lounge access with No1, which may be used to reduce the cost of future flight bookings, seat reservation and checked baggage. 

Brede Huser, Vice President of Norwegian Reward, said: ‘Our new partnership with No1 Lounges is significant for Norwegian Reward members who can now earn even more cost savings. We’re continuously giving more value to our customers and now we’ve made lounge access more affordable and accessible for cost-conscious travellers. With this in mind, our most loyal passengers can get their summer holidays off to a fantastic start in high-quality lounge facilities even before they step on to our brand new aircraft.’

Phil Cameron, CEO of No1 Lounges, said: ‘We are delighted to be adding to the departure experience for Norwegian passengers – and to be offering greater value. We see innovation as key to our success, so it’s very exciting to be working with a like-minded airline such as Norwegian, which is continually striving to deliver the very best for its customers.’

There are currently 500,000 UK-based Norwegian Reward members earning rewards on all flights, which could boost CashPoints, gain free seat reservation, free fast-track or free baggage for a year, the airline said.

The No1 Lounge in Birmingham has a fully tended bar, open plan bistro and lounge areas, alongside an exclusive living herb wall. 

Norwegian operates flight service from Birmingham to Barcelona using Wi-Fi equipped aircraft with fares from £29.90. Customers looking for discounted No1 lounge access using Norwegian Reward may book their trips at https://no1lounges.com/norwegian, it added.

Brittany Ferries offers up to 25% discount on French cottage holidays

Brittany Ferries Holidays has announced a promotion on self-catering holidays to France and Spain this summer.

According to a release by the freight service company, more than 110 French cottages and 30 Spanish casas are on offer, with discounts of up to 25 percent on the company’s ferry-inclusive prices. Discounts are available throughout the summer season, including the school holidays, and until the end of 2016.

‘We are offering all sorts of accommodation, from rural retreats and coastal resorts to properties in villages and town centres,’ said Christiane Barker, general manager Brittany Ferries Holidays. ‘Clients can choose between France or Spain and our ferry-inclusive pricing makes this excellent value for money, particularly for families. You can secure your holiday now with a deposit of just £40 per person. The balance is payable just six weeks before departure.’

Gite and French cottage locations are offered in Brittany, Normandy, Poitou Charentes, the Loire and beyond. In addition, Spanish casas are available for holidaymakers looking for a taste of real Spain. Spanish properties are located in the region of Asturias with its beaches, fishing ports and mountain scenery. Also on offer is Cantabria, a region in the seaside town of Santander with attractive inland villages such as Santillana del Mar.

Holidaymakers looking for a break this summer can take a crossing on Brittany Ferries’ premium cruise ferries, with departures from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth. They can go for a crossing to arrive at one of five destinations in France, or choose an overnight sailing through the Bay of Biscay, which carries passengers to either Bilbao or Santander.

Set up by a collective of French farmers as a freight-only operator, running from Roscoff in Brittany to Plymouth, Brittany Ferries is a passenger car and freight service operating from eleven ports, linking four countries: UK – France, UK – Spain and Ireland – France. Originally established to transport French agricultural products to a wider British market, the service soon developed into an operation carrying British tourists.

Today Brittany Ferries is a market leader on the Western Channel for passengers and for freight. It is also a leading supplier of ferry-inclusive motoring holidays to France and Spain.

Ryanair opens a new base at Belfast with six routes

Irish low-fares airline Ryanair has announced its plans to open a new base at Belfast International Airport, starting in March, with one based aircraft and a four times daily service to London Gatwick.

The base will expand to three aircraft with five more new routes to follow starting October 2016. With the expansion, the airline will operate 28 weekly flights, deliver over 1 million new customers p.a. and support 750 ‘on-site’ jobs at Belfast International Airport. To celebrate the opening of the new Belfast International base, the airline has announced over 100,000 seats on sale at prices from  £9.99 for travel in March, April and May, which must be booked latest today (January 11).

In Belfast, Ryanair’s David O’Brien said: ‘Ryanair is pleased to open a new base at Belfast International Airport from March, as we invest $300m, in 3 based aircraft, and a high frequency daily route to London Gatwick, and 5 other new routes from October 2016, which will deliver over 1m customers p.a. at Belfast International Airport and support 750 jobs.

‘Our 4 x daily Belfast – Gatwick service will be ideal for both business and leisure customers and we look forward to growing routes, traffic, jobs and tourism in Belfast in the coming months and years. Our customers can look forward to further improvements in the coming months, including our personalised website, with exciting new digital features such as real customer destination reviews, under our ‘Always Getting Better’ programme, as we continue to offer so much more than just the lowest fares.’

Graham Keddie, MD of Belfast International Airport said: ‘This is a significant and far-reaching announcement by Ryanair. The Gatwick slots given up by Aer Lingus as part of the IAG takeover, are being safeguarded and used for the benefit of Northern Ireland. Gatwick is growing in popularity, and it was crucial to retain them.

‘In addition, the promise of three based aircraft and 5 more new routes to be announced later in the year increases Northern Ireland’s ‘reach’ and gives Belfast International a competitive edge. This very positive news is the equivalent of a major inward investment without the strain on public finances. It will deliver thousands of new visitors and hundreds of welcome new jobs. Despite the damaging Air Passenger Duty (APD), this announcement shows Belfast International can defy the odds. Just imagine what we could achieve if the ‘yoke’ of APD were removed (as it has been in the Republic of Ireland)?’

easyJet announces 20th birthday offer on flight bookings

easyJet, the UK-based low fares airline, is set to launch its 20th birthday sale today (December 23), offering up to 20 percent off on 500,000 seats to and from the UK.

The discount offer is available on flight bookings made between the afternoon of December 23 2015 and midnight on January 13, 2016 for travel from February 4, 2016 to July 6, 2016.

The budget airline is offering discounted prices to many of the most popular destinations from the UK including to ski and city break Geneva, popular sun destinations like Alicante, and cultural spots such as Marrakech. The sale also includes deals on popular UK destinations like Bristol, Newcastle and Manchester.

Peter Duffy, easyJet’s commercial director said: ‘We’re delighted to be celebrating easyJet’s operation over the past two decades by launching our twentieth birthday sale.

’20 years ago easyJet changed the way Europe travelled. We challenged the high price monopolies of the legacy airlines and enabled a new generation of people of all ages, incomes and interests to enjoy Europe.

‘We started with fares to Scotland from £29 – or as we advertised at the time, the same price as a pair of jeans. A pair of Levis 501s will now set your back £75 while our fares to Scotland start from £27.49 and some of the fares that we have on sale today are even lower than that!’

easyJet holidays is also offering up to 15 per cent off on over 50,000 seven night holidays for bookings made on the easyJet holidays website before midnight on January 13, 2016 for travel up to the July 6, 2016. Full details are available at: http://www.easyjet.com/en/holidays/.

The airline, which celebrated its 20th birthday on November 10, 2015, flies over 240 aircraft on more than 800 routes to over 130 airports across 33 countries. Over 68 million passengers reportedly travel with the airline every year.

bmi regional in biggest ever January sale, up to 30 percent off on 250,000 seats

UK-based airline, bmi regional, has launched the biggest January sale in its history, offering discounts of up to 30 percent on 250,000 seats across its extensive network.

With a travel window from March 1 to October 26, 2014, the airline is offering service to eight countries across Europe, starting from only £39.99 (one way). The key routes on offer include:

East Midlands/Newcastle  Brussels from £69.99: Visitor friendly, Brussels is a popular destination for weekend getaways. A centre of European culture, Brussels offers much more than the chocolate and beer that it is famous for. Known as ‘the European Village’, Brussels has almost 90 museums, beautiful parks, cheap, easily accessible public transport and hotel accommodation.

Bristol – Frankfurt from £69.99: Germany’s fifth-largest city, Frankfurt is an ideal weekend destination for art lovers. From the Stadel museum’s large old master collection to the tiny Museum of Applied Art, to the Saturday flea market, the city is much more than the financial metropolis for which it is best known.

Bristol – Milan (Malpensa) from £69.99: Financially Italy’s most important city, Milan is a paradise for shopping, football, opera, nightlife and fashion. The city is divided into ultra-modern and breathtakingly ancient – with more than 26 centuries of history and heritage to explore.

Aberdeen – Oslo from £99.99: The world’s winter capital is known for its cross-country ski trails; ice skating and tobogganing for the sporting enthusiast, and offers plenty to entertain those who want to shop, dance, dine or explore its culture.

bmi regional’s Steve Hoy, said: ‘Go ahead – pack what you want – as bags fly free with bmi regional. Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks on all flights and, with just a 30-minute check in, you can save both time and money this year!’

The sale runs from January 2, 2014, to midnight of January 19, 2014. Qualifying travel dates are for March 1 to October 26, 2014. All flights in the bmi regional sale have the usual no-cost extra facilities, including: complimentary drinks and snacks on board; 30-minute check in and a 20kg hold baggage allowance.