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01 August 2011 14:13
New figures released by British Airways have shown a 10% rise in family bookings from Gatwick in 2011
New figures released by British Airways have shown a 10% rise in family bookings from Gatwick airport in 2011.
In July and August, some 7,000 child meals are expected to be served on British Airways's flights from Gatwick.
The airline's young customers will also be given 26,000 Paddington Bear Skyflyer packs.
Gatwick Airport has rolled out a number of family friendly initiatives to make journeys less stressful to travellers, under the Family Friendly scheme launched by the Family and Parenting Institute, becoming the only airport in the UK to join the programme.
Stewart Wingate, chief executive of Gatwick Airport, said: "We're going out of our way to make their journey through the airport more enjoyable."
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26 April 2017
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25 April 2017
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22 April 2017
The flag for Britain will be flown on a global scale at the forthcoming Clipper Round the World Race.
21 April 2017
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20 April 2017
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19 April 2017
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13 April 2017
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12 April 2017
Restrictions should be put in place to curb the drinking of alcohol before early-morning flights, a House of Lords committee has suggested.
11 April 2017
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07 April 2017
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