Jan­uary news and events

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Bri­tish Air­ways has an­nounced two new sum­mer routes from Lon­don to Aquitaine to be­gin op­er­at­ing on 1 May 2016. There will be twice-weekly flights from Lon­don Heathrow to surf cap­i­tal Biar­ritz and flights from Lon­don City to Berg­erac in Dor­dogne four times a week. Flights op­er­ate un­til Septem­ber 2016 and prices start at £41 one-way. britishair­ways.com

Ci­tyJet has con­firmed the re­turn of its sum­mer flights from Lon­don City to the Provençal cities of Avi­gnon and Toulon and an­nounced an ex­tended pro­gramme. From 29 June un­til 21 Au­gust, the com­pany will op­er­ate twice-weekly flights to Avi­gnon and there will be three flights a week to Toulon from 23 June un­til 6 Septem­ber. ci­tyjet.com

The Euro­pean Par­lia­ment has fi­nally agreed to a ban on mo­bile phone roam­ing charges within the EU. The ban, which comes into ef­fect on 15 June 2017, means Euro­pean res­i­dents trav­el­ling within the EU will pay the same rates for calls, texts and data as they do in their home coun­try. Prior to this, an in­terim cap on roam­ing charges starts on 30 April 2016, mean­ing op­er­a­tors can only charge an ex­tra 5c per minute for calls, 2c per text mes­sage sent, and 5c for ev­ery me­gabyte of data used.

Eurostar has can­celled sev­eral trains on its direct route to the south of France dur­ing the win­ter months due to a lack of de­mand from pas­sen­gers. The can­celled trains were due to run from Lon­don St Pan­cras to Avi­gnon and Mar­seille via Lyon on 16, 23, 30 Jan­uary; 27 Fe­bru­ary and 5 March 2016. Any pas­sen­gers al­ready booked onto th­ese trains will be ac­com­mo­dated on other ser­vices. eurostar.com

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