Monthly Archives: July 2015

07 Jul

New cash warning for Greece holidaymakers

Holidaymakers travelling to Greece have been given a fresh warning to take plenty of euros with them, amid growing concerns about the economy. On Sunday, the people of Greece voted ‘no’ to more austerity in a referendum. Their rejection of creditors’ terms for a bailout deal means that unless a new economic plan can be

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07 Jul

Ryanair passenger numbers soar

The number of passengers travelling with budget airline Ryanair rose sharply last month. June saw a 14% jump in traffic compared with the same month last year, with 9.5 million customers choosing to use the Irish carrier. Its load factor – an indication of how full its planes are – also increased by 5% to

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03 Jul

EasyJet’s new app design takes off

EasyJet has launched a new app designed to offer travellers a more personalised experience. The revamp of its iPhone app includes several new features to make travel simpler for passengers, including a facility to check payment details and passport information. The app, which has a contemporary new look, also offers a countdown to travel feature,

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02 Jul

New Heathrow runway plan sparks debate

Holidaymakers could be jetting off from a new runway at Heathrow in the not-so-distant future. The Airports Commission has concluded that the west London site is best placed to provide “urgently required” airport capacity, rather than Gatwick, following three years of extensive investigation. But the recommendation has been met with strong resistance from residents living

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01 Jul

Rail warning for holidaymakers

Holidaymakers heading to airports via rail services will need to plan ahead this week, as a heatwave hits the UK. Network Rail has imposed a speed restriction on some services, with temperatures expected to soar as high as 35 degrees C in places. While the authority plans to keep trains running as smoothly as possible,

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