Kia E-Niro Road Test

Electric cars are all the rage with 6% of the British market, led by Tesla.

You can get hybrid cars, which are self-charging, but still use pump fuel, plug in hybrids, offering usually a short electric range for getting you out of trouble, and the full works, some of which claim to offer up to 350 miles between charging.

Travel News Update Editor Malcolm Ginsberg has been trying the remarkable Kia e-Niro.

Here is his full report from BTN.


Unfortunately newspapers and magazines cannot be easily sanitised and cleaned in-between use, and have been withdrawn in the UK & Ireland Aspire Lounges.

Visitors can now log into PressReader free of charge and download via the lounge wi-fi.

By clicking guests have access to 7,000 newspapers and magazines from more than 120 countries in over 60 languages. Readers can instantly translate articles in up to 18 languages.

Download as many titles as you would like to read later, on the plane, on your holiday or whenever you choose.

Gatwick & more

Vueling, an IAG-owned sister company to British Airways, has announced plans to add five new routes to Spain from Gatwick as part of its summer schedule.

The airline will fly to La Coruña, Malaga and Seville from 1 April, while flights to Granada and Menorca will commence on 2 April.  None of these flights clash with BA EuroFlyer.

It already operates direct flights to Barcelona, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela and Valencia from Gatwick.

The additional routes mean that the low-cost carrier will have a total of 24 direct services from the UK to France, Italy and Spain this summer.

The airline continues to operate flights this summer from Paris Orly to Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle.

Aviation enthusiasts extra

One of Britain’s leading specialist transport publishers has just added a series of superb flight publications to its portfolio.  Mortons Media Group has acquired the titles of aviation publisher Dalrymple & Verdun Publishing to expand on its existing range of titles under the Tempest imprint.

New British cruise line

Brand new this spring, operating out of Tilbury, just off the M25, is a new British cruise line, Ambassador.

Ambience will make her maiden voyage to Hamburg 4 April 2022 and has an attractive programme planned for the rest of the year, including the Black Sea and in the other direction Havana.  For 2023 she will be joined by the slightly smaller Ambition, ideal for operating from some of the smaller UK ports including Belfast, Bristol, Dundee, Falmouth, Liverpool and Newcastle.

Ambassador is targeting the 50-plus audience also offering designated multi-generational cruises during the summer months.  The new line, with a very experienced management team, plans to offer an atmospheric product at competitive prices, as they say in the brochure “perfect ambience”.

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