in brief

in brief

n BA sets sights on luanda route

British Airways has filed an application with the Civil

Aviation Authority to serve Angolan capital Luanda. Flights to the African city would be from either Heathrow or Gatwick.UK passengers currently have to fly to Angolafrom selected mainlandEuropean cities including Paris.

n american expands first-class upgrade

American Airlines will install bed-style seats in First Class on transatlantic

Boeing 767 flights in

summer 2000. The seats are already available in B777s. Additional benefits with the seat includes

computer connections,

personal video players and extra storage space.

n manchester todispense health advice

Manchester Airport opensa National Health Service walk-in holiday advicecentre between terminals one and three next month. The second phase opens by April 2000 to give general health information and

prescriptions. Meanwhile, Manchester has beenrecognised for its £4m worth of grants to the arts over the last 10 yearswith an award from Prime Minister Tony Blair.

n Qantas opens £104m

olympic terminal

Qantas has opened a

dedicated £104m

domestic terminal atSydney Airport in timeto cope with heavyOlympic Games traffic next year. The airlineestimates it will handle 16,000 domesticpassengers during the Olympics.

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