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Aer Lingus, Ireland’s national airline has operated service between Ireland and Britain for over 65 years. It is renowned for its legendary service levels, which reflect the natural Irish warmth, hospitality, intuition and professionalism. Aer Lingus is focussed on delivering true customer service to its passengers, operates one of the youngest fleets in Europe and is currently number one for punctuality on its routes between London and Ireland*. With flights from seven airports in Britain to Ireland and onward connections to 38 destinations in Europe and North America your experience of Ireland begins when you receive a friendly Irish welcome as you board your Aer Lingus flight. Aer Lingus is a member of oneworld.
Air Canada is recognised as a leader in global air transportation, based on value-added customer service, technical excellence and passenger safety. Our schedule offers up to 110 direct services a week from the UK to St Johns, Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver with onward connections to over 125 destinations in Canada, the USA and the Caribbean. Executive First, Air Canada's premium business class service, gives passengers a travel experience of distinction from beginning to end. On the ground, Concierge Agents offer expert assistance and comfortable lounges offer an oasis of calm and relaxation. The travel experience continues in the air with sleeper seats offering up to 1.3m of personal space, individual video/audio selections and a gourmet meal service.
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Air France serves 91 countries and over 200 world destinations, 180 of which are operated by non-stop flights from Paris. Air France offers the largest medium-haul network in Europe in terms of daily flights and provides a wide selection of flight schedules to help you make the most of same-day round trips. For your long-haul point-to point journeys, Air France provide tighter timetable co-ordination to help you meet your connections. Air France also offer Frequence Plus, a frequent flyer programme which rewards you with Frequence Plus Miles that can be used to obtain free airline tickets, hotel rooms and car rentals all over the world. Membership of the Frequence Plus programme is free and when you join through Flight Companions, you will receive a Welcome Bonus of 3,000 miles. Renowned for offering ‘the world’s warmest welcome’ and genuine friendly service, award-winning
Air New Zealand creates a relaxed and enjoyable in-flight experience throughout the aircraft. Pacific Class customers can relax in ergonomically designed seats, each with individual foot rest and a generous pitch of 34 inches (86cm), and enjoy Australasian cuisine and wines. Business Class travellers are offered contemporary, brasserie-style cuisine designed by highly acclaimed chefs, while a highly personalised service defines Air New Zealand First Class. Stretch out in the comfort of an 80 inch (203cm) seat pitch, select from an a la carte menu designed by some of the world’s leading chefs, and select from an extensive list of fine Australasian wines. The latest movie releases are available on personal in-seat videos, and individual Sony Video Walkmans are provided.
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TAP Air Portugal, the national airline of Portugal, operates one of the youngest fleets in Europe comprised solely of Airbuses and together with an excellent flight network to 58 cities in 25 countries, offers its customers a renowned international service.
From London Heathrow, Lisbon is served with 3 daily flights, Porto 2 daily flights, and there are also daily flights to Faro and Funchal. From London Gatwick there are two daily flights to Lisbon. All offer the business traveller, the golfer or the holidaymaker, who want time to enjoy the delights of Portugal, the ideal travelling schedule.
TAP Air Portugal operates the largest number of flights to Brazil compared with any other European airline, with 25 weekly flights to Sao Paulo, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Fortaleza. A number of other capital cities throughout the world and Europe are serviced direct from Lisbon.
For further information on TAP Air Portugal services and its Frequent Flyer Program, visit our website www.tap.pt
Alitalia can offer the UK traveller up to 14 daily services to Italy from Heathrow and Gatwick, connecting to a further 19 Italian cities and key destinations worldwide. Our schedule will match that of the most demanding frequent flyer. To experience Italian flair and attention to service and detail, travel in Prima - Alitalia's European Business Class - and take advantage of our sophisticated on board service. If you travel in Prima from the UK to Milan, Rome or destinations ranging from Naples, Palermo or Cagliari to name but a few, your companion can travel free with “Flight Companions”. For more information on Alitalia and MilleMiglia -our frequent flyer programme, visit www.alitalia.co.uk
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Home is where the heart is and Cathay Pacific is at the very heart of Asia. Cathay Pacific Airways enjoys an enviable reputation for award-winning service that is focused on attention to detail in order to provide you with a comfortable, luxurious experience throughout every stage of your journey. Combine that with warm Asian hospitality and the best network in Asia, and you can see why Cathay Pacific has so many admirers worldwide. Hong Kong’s international airport includes Cathay’s award winning lounge complex, The Wing, a haven of peace and tranquillity. So fly with Cathay Pacific and you will experience a style of service and a level of comfort that can only come straight from the heart. Continental Airline's BusinessFirst consistently voted Best International Business Class for short and long haul for 2000 and 2001 by the Official Airline Guide. It was also named Best Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific Business Class among U.S. Airlines by Condé Nast Traveler 1998 through 2001. Our UK service includes flights from London Gatwick to New York/Newark, Houston and Cleveland, and from Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin and Shannon to New York/Newark. Continental Airlines operates a codeshare alliance with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow to New York (Newark and JFK), Washington DC (Dulles), Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and from London Gatwick to Miami and Orlando. This means Continental Airlines flies from more UK and Ireland airports across the Atlantic than any other U.S. airline
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At Czech Airlines, with our modern fleet and one of the longest heritages in aviation in the world, we are passionate about flying and do our utmost to ensure that our passengers share this passion after one of our flights. Once onboard, every passenger can rest assured that they will be treated like royalty by our friendly cabin crew. From check-in to arrival at our destination, our personal touch from the entire staff ensures that all our passengers leave us with a feeling of having shared something special with a prestigious and high quality airline. For the medium and long-haul traveller, the award-winning levels of comfort, entertainment and facilities that are the hallmarks of Emirates, can be enjoyed en route to over 50 destinations in the Middle East, Indian sub-continent, the Far East, Africa and Australia. With daily flights departing from London Gatwick (two a day), Heathrow (three a day), Birmingham and Manchester, passengers benefit from convenient departure points around the UK, combined with excellent onward connections through Dubai to Emirates’ extensive network. With an individual seatback TV and telephone in every seat, complimentary chauffeur-drive service for Business and First Class passengers, and state-of-the-art lounge facilities in Dubai, flying with Emirates is to rediscover the joy of travel, whether travelling on business or pleasure.
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Delta flies from over 21 cities in Europe and India to the gateway cities of Atlanta, Cincinnati, New York and Boston - offering easy access to an extensive network to the Americas and beyond. Our network, combined with our dedication to meet the demands of the international business traveller, make us the number one choice for air travel - flying over 104 million passengers world-wide in 2001. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance made up of Aeromexico, Alitalia, Air France, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air, that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. There.s no better way to fly. Lufthansa can fly you from six UK airports to over 325 destinations worldwide, and if you join our very successful frequent flyer programme - Miles & More - you can earn miles on these flights whether travelling for business or pleasure. To make your journey easier, use Etix and check-in with our Quick Check-in terminals at Heathrow, Birmingham and Manchester airport to avoid the queues. Or, you can check-in by telephone, fax, WAP or online at www.lufthansa.co.uk. Lufthansa provide the highest standards of service and technology in the air and on the ground, ensuring passengers reach their destinations relaxed and refreshed, explaining why nearly 46,000,000 passengers flew with us last year.
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Malaysia Airlines offers an unbeatable mix of personal services and comfort. Flying a modern fleet of luxurious Boeing 747-400s, 777s and Airbus A330s, Malaysia Airlines combines state-of-the-art features, including the world’s first business centre in the sky, the latest in-flight entertainment and personal TV screens in every seat, with the classic charm of the cabin crew and renowned cuisine. The 21st century airport in Kuala Lumpur enhances the travel experience and perfectly complements the efficient, comfortable and convenient connections offered by Malaysia Airlines – the preferred choice to destinations throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand. For over 80 years, Qantas has been flying passengers to and from Australia. As one of the world's most experienced airlines, we have developed the very highest standards of service on the ground and in the sky. We offer flights to over 130 worldwide destinations in 31 countries throughout 5 continents, making Qantas a truly global airline. Following an ongoing refurbishment programme of our fleet, our customers receive the highest levels of personal attention and service, making their flight a journey to remember.
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The driving force that gives wings to your projects. SN Brussels Airlines is taking off in the heart of Europe. You now have a new reliable partner for all your air travel to and from Brussels. Our priority is quality of service before, during and after your flight. We invite you to come on board our planes to connect with 35 European destinations every day. We have more than 200 direct flights weekly, with time slots and fare options convenient for business. SN Brussels Airlines is the driving force that can give wings to your projects. As the successor to a long tradition of flying service, we also connect Brussels with 11 African metropolitan centres through 38 long-haul flights weekly. Brussels is the crossroads of Europe. It should have its airline. Welcome aboard. United is one of the world's largest airlines, operating more than 1,650 daily flights on a route network that spans the globe. As part of our commitment to re-defining the travel experience, United has invested over $500 million to improve the life of the business traveler. Flying from Europe to Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago & Newark, travelers can experience state of the art aircraft including the flagship Boeing 777 and Boeing 767. Innovative products include new lounges, First and Business Class seats, personal 9-channel video systems, laptop power, enhanced luxurious meal service and a multi-lingual flight crew dedicated to outstanding service with a European flair. Earlier this year United won the 'Best Overall Airline' for onboard service at the annual Onboard Service Awards.
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With 7,000 locations in over 140 countries worldwide, Hertz is truly the world’s largest car rental company. Offering competitive rates on a wide variety of cars for a single day to a weekend away or longer, Hertz is the natural first choice for both the business and leisure traveller. As well as our basic car rental service, Hertz adds value for its customers by offering the very highest level of customer service and efficiency. Schemes such as the Hertz #1 Club Gold speed up car collection time and dispense with the need to queue up and fill in a rental agreement — making life even easier for the customer and reducing the time it takes for the traveller to get from the runway to the road. With more than 50 years' experience in delivering exceptional standards, meticulous personal attention and award-winning service for discerning guests, Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts enjoy a world-wide reputation for meeting the needs of both the international business and leisure traveller. Well known for having hotels situated in the heart of major capitals, Inter-Continental Resorts, which offer a seductive combination of rest and relaxation, can now be found in many destinations, including Loipersdorf - Austria, Hurghada - Egypt and Mzaar - Lebanon. With over 65 hotels throughout Europe and the Middle East every Inter-Continental hotel and resort reflects the vibrancy if the local culture while also delivering world-class levels of service.
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