Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Extra flights for Brits stranded in US

Virgin Atlantic and British Airways have provided additional flights for Britons who have been left stranded in America.

BA is to put on an additional service today from Newark to Heathrow and an additional flight on Wednesday from JFK to London.

Virgin Atlantic laid on an extra flight from New York on Monday and an additional service will be provided on Wednesday.

The extra services by both carriers are to compensate for the cancelled flights on Sunday due to Hurricane Irene. London - New York is a major route for both carriers with BA operating ten flights per day between New Jersey and New York. Virgin Atlantic operate five flights a day to New York and Newark.

Cathay Pacific launch premium economy cabin

Cathay Pacific has announced that it is to introduce premium economy cabins on all long-haul and medium-haul flights to Australia and the Middle East.

The seats will be introduced at the same time as the new business class cabin and will be on board by the end of 2012.

Chief executive of Cathay Pacific, John Slosar said that it will be a 'real upgrade over economy and the seat will be more like a regional business class seat, we’ll have great recline and plenty of leg space.'