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2011-01-19 03:45:00

LONDON, January 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- APCOA has undertaken a five year contract to provide London Gatwick Airport with a fully managed pre-booking, yield management and call centre service. Gatwick is the world's largest airport for car park pre-booking. The new booking engine is a clear five-step process which is now available at http://www.gatwickairport.com/parking. The website allows the customer to select and book a car parking space in less than two minutes. It supports...

2010-12-07 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it won two framework contracts from Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL) to provide architecture- and civil engineering-led design services at Gatwick Airport until 2013, with an option to extend for a further year. Officials did not disclose the contract value. As part of the civil engineering framework, Jacobs is to provide multi-disciplinary design services, including airport...

2010-12-02 12:41:00

CRAWLEY, England, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- British Airways recently announced that it is to increase the number of scheduled flights it operates to Cancun in Mexico to three a week following its popularity with customers. Shortly after the inaugural British Airways flight to Cancun touched down in Mexico's most important tourist destination, chief finance officer Keith Williams told guests at a gala dinner to mark the occasion that customer demand had led the airline to increase flight...

2010-11-30 10:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines (AA) and British Airways (BA) today announced the opening of the joint Admirals Club lounge at Denver International Airport. This new club is the airlines' first joint lounge since entering into a joint business agreement to share revenue, coordinate networks and schedules and cooperate commercially on routes between North America and Europe. "The joint lounge in Denver is another way AA and BA are providing more seamless...

2010-11-29 08:50:00

CRAWLEY, England, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- British Airways is to launch new services to Marrakech from London Gatwick next year in direct competition with low cost carriers. The airline announced its new flights to Marrakech at the World Travel Market at ExCel in London. Richard Tams, head of UK and Ireland Sales and Marketing, said: "British Airways offers a real alternative to discerning travellers to Morocco. Unlike the low cost carriers, we offer fantastic all-inclusive fares...

2010-11-10 13:16:00

CRAWLEY, England, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- British Airways flights to Mexico's most important tourist destination, Cancun, took off for the first time at the start of November. Customers checking in for the inaugural flight were given a taste of Mexico with a Mariachi band to send them on their way. Flights to Cancun will depart every Wednesday and Saturday from London Gatwick. Due to popular demand, British Airways has already increased the original frequency to three times a week...

2010-10-28 11:57:00

CRAWLEY, England, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- British Airways has announced the Quick Sale, with discounts on thousands of flights, in all cabins, and hundreds of holidays available from the end of October. For just twelve days, the Quick Sale has a number of great savings available including up to 25% off flights in Economy, up to 36% off in Business class and up to 57% off First class flights. Additionally, when customers book a flight to several US cities they can bag a three night holiday...

2010-10-26 11:25:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldhotels has welcomed Virgin Atlantic as its 18th airline partner, further strengthening a network of frequent flyer programs that is the largest offered by independent hotels in the world. The partnership allows Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members to collect miles at more than 450 unique hotels in 65 countries worldwide. In total, Worldhotels' partnership network now enables more than 240 million frequent flyers to collect miles for the world's...

2010-09-30 11:34:00

CRAWLEY, England, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- British Airways has opened up its Gatwick gateway with a growing route network that has firmly established it as the airport's leading long haul carrier. As the airline celebrates the first anniversary of the popular thrice-weekly Sharm el Sheikh service, it is getting ready to launch a new twice-weekly service to Cancun in November. With other new routes launched in the past year, including Male, in the Maldives, Punta Cana in the Dominican...

2010-08-26 05:46:00

CRAWLEY, England, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- British Airways launches its great big sale with thousands of flights in all cabins and hundreds of holidays on offer. The twenty day sale offers discounted flights to over 100 destinations worldwide as well as 100's of holidays for various travel departures from August 26, 2010 right through to June 30, 2011. To launch the sale, model Nell McAndrew posed on a big deck chair (the size of a double-decker bus) outside Tower Hill in London wearing...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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