Bizzy Business #174
What’s new this month?
Ensure you stay up to date on all the latest industry news, company updates, apps and gadgets of the month!
Gatwick’s terminal changes for three major airlines
Next time you fly from Gatwick Airport, make sure you double-check your terminal as three major airlines have made the switch.
British Airways have moved to the South Terminal, whilst Virgin Atlantic and easyJet now solely fly from the North Terminal. These changes were implemented over a 72-hour period from the 24th January, with more than 50,000 passengers flying in the transitional period. To see if your terminal has changed, please click here for more information.
This isn’t just any in-flight food…
Free food and drink on short-haul flights has become a thing of the past for British Airways Economy passengers after the airline announced a deal with Marks and Spencer.
BA have now scrapped their complimentary catering service in favour of the partnership, and have now released the prices of the full menu, including sandwiches, snacks, fruit and drinks. To see the list of food options, click here, or to peruse the drinks menu, follow this link.
New European routes from Birmingham
Bmi Regional are creating a new hub at Birmingham Airport, launching three new European routes.
Flights to Graz will commence on February 27th, starting a twice-a-week service on Mondays and Fridays. Meanwhile, flights to Nuremburg and Gothenburg will begin on 8th May with six return flights per week. These routes are currently unavailable from Birmingham, giving more convenient flight options to many of our Business Travel Direct clients in the Midlands.
The Bailey’s Hotel opens its doors once more
Over 140 years on from its founding in 1876, The Bailey’s Hotel is open for business again after a multi-million pound refurbishment.
The hotel in Kensington is just a stone’s throw away from the Natural History Museum and more, keeping its heritage with original Victorian features while still maintaining a modern, contemporary feel throughout. Each of the 212 rooms are individually unique, including two signature suites overlooking the city centre.
With an Italian restaurant downstairs and a Conference Centre directly opposite, this could be the perfect venue for you. For more information on their new promotional rates from £140 plus VAT, give us a call soon to book your stay.
Upgrade to First Class with British Airways
Our BA On Business Members will rejoice as the airline have re-launched their ‘Upgrade to First’ scheme from mid-January.
The campaign offers a complimentary free upgrade to a First suite of your choice, either the outbound or return flight, when you book a qualifying Club World trip with Business Travel Direct before 31st March, subject to availability.
Simply book a fare in a participating business class to depart before 17th April and you could be relaxing with your feet up in your own First suite. So what are you waiting for? Call your dedicated team member to book your travel today.