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  • Published: 17:00 December 14, 2012
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  • Emirates has launched daily non-stop flights to Phuket
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FESTIVE FARE FOR VIRGIN ATLANTIC PASSENGERS

Virgin Atlantic will offer passengers traditional Christmas dinners on all flights to and from the United Kingdom on December 24, 25 and 26. The dinner will include turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes, brussel sprouts, parsnips and gravy. Passengers travelling Upper Class will also receive festive chestnut soup as a starter and Christmas pudding followed by afternoon tea of filo topped warm mince pies and Cornish clotted cream. Passengers travelling Economy and Premium Economy from the UK will receive a mince pie and a special Lindt chocolate Santa to follow on from their main meal. Log on to www.virginatlantic.com

HAINAN MOVES TO ABU DHABI

Etihad Airways’ codeshare partner Hainan Airlines has shifted its Gulf flight operations from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. The Skytrax five-star rated airline now operates its twice weekly Beijing to Luanda service via Etihad Airways’ hub in Abu Dhabi. The new services will provide connectivity from Beijing to Berlin and London Heathrow and from Cairo, the Maldives and Casablanca to Beijing on the return. At present, Hainan Airlines places its “HU” code on Etihad Airways-operated flights between Abu Dhabi and the UAE airline’s three gateway cities in China: Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai, and from Abu Dhabi to Khartoum International Airport in Sudan. Log on to www.etihad.com

NONSTOP TO PHUKET ON EMIRATES

Emirates now flies nonstop to Phuket daily. EK378 departs Dubai at 12.45pm and arrives at Phuket International Airport at 9.55pm. The return flight, EK379, departs at 12.35am and arrives at Dubai International Airport at 4.35am. Log on to www.emirates.com

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