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Title: Issue Date: 02/10/00
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• World Travel Market weekly update •

WTM, Earls Court, LondonNovember 13-16 2000

Meridian Days (invitation only): November 13-14

International Travel Trade Open Days: November 15-16

WTM Customer Service Hotline: 08707 333986

AIRLINES from the four corners of the globe will announce fresh routes, new services and additional products at World Travel Market 2000.

Meridiana is launching services to Turin and Catania; Royal Air Maroc has increased its service to three flights a week from the UK to Marrakesh with the addition of a flight from Stansted, while Continental Airlines is promoting a revised fleet and its investment in New York’s Newark airport.

Southern European carrier Meridiana’s flight to Turin is the first non-stop daily scheduled flight from Gatwick.

The only direct service from the UK to Catania, Sicily, which is the gateway to Mount Etna and a number of important archaeological sites, will also be on offer from the carrier from October 29.

A Meridiana spokeswoman said: “This is a major expansion of our services from the UK as until now, we have only had a year-round service to Florence and a seasonal service to Sardinia.”

Meanwhile, Moroccan carrier Royal Air Maroc’s new non-stop flight from Stansted to Marrakesh commences on November 3.

US carrier Continental Airlines will be promoting its new Boeing 767-400s which are being used to replace DC-10s on services to Europe and Latin America, and its $1.2 billion contribution to the expansion of New York’s Newark Airport which will be complete by 2002.

The airline will again be co-hosting with Texas Tourism Board the travel agents’ event during WTM at the Texas Cantina in Trafalgar Square.

Caribbean carrier BWIA International has plans for 60th anniversary celebrations on its stand and UK-based carrier British Midland will be using its appearance at Earl’s Court to promote a host of new services launched from its main hub, London Heathrow Airport.