Britain in style
British Airways is collaborating with VisitBritain, Britain’s national tourism agency, to provide special fares for the World Traveller Plus premium economy class this summer on flights between select U.K. cities and Haneda or Narita airports in Tokyo.
World Traveller Plus offers a deep-reclining, wider seat with head and foot rests, giving passengers extra leg room to stretch out, relax, sleep or work.
An outlet for laptops and other electronic devices is provided, as is a personal entertainment system with noise-reducing headphones.
In addition, World Traveller Plus allows passengers to take two bags on board — one full-sized cabin bag plus a laptop or handbag — and check up to two bags of no more than 23 kg each.
This summer promotion offers return tickets to London, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Isle of Man, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle or Jersey from ¥130,000.
Tickets must be booked by midnight on June 27, 2014, and are available for outbound travel from Tokyo between June 20 and Sept. 30, 2014.
Fares do not include taxes and other surcharges.
New kit for Liverpool
Garuda Indonesia and Liverpool Football Club unveiled the team’s 2014-15 training kit at the Central Park mall in Jakarta, on May 29.
Legendary players Didi Hamann, Phil Thompson and Luis Garcia were on hand with the club’s Champions League trophy to celebrate the team’s return to the competition.
The event also marked the launch of Garuda Indonesia’s first direct flight to Europe.
The national airline of Indonesia became the club’s official airline partner in 2012.
Following the success of Liverpool’s 2013 pre-season tour of Asia and Australia, Garuda Indonesia decided to take their partnership to the next level by becoming LFC’s training kit partner.
The club has a large fan base in Asia, particularly in Indonesia, where they have more than 100,000 Twitter followers, as well as the second biggest following on the club’s Facebook page.
Emirsyah Satar, president and CEO of Garuda Indonesia, said, “We are proud Garuda Indonesia and Liverpool FC have been able to increase our cooperation, becoming the ‘Official Performance Partner of Liverpool FC,’ from June 1.
“With this partnership with Liverpool FC, we are confident Garuda Indonesia will be increasingly recognized by Liverpool fans worldwide.”
Singapore Airlines is offering a special promotion through June 30 for outbound travel from Tokyo between July 1 and Oct. 31, 2014.
The offer is valid for flights departing for Singapore, Surabaya, Medan, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Penang, Yangon, Mandalay, Phnom Penh and Perth.
There is also an offer for flights departing Tokyo for Los Angeles through Feb. 14, 2015. Tickets must be purchased 45 days before departure.