The FTSE 100 closed up 33.3 points, or 0.5%, to 6673.1 today - on news British Airways' trans-Atlantic travel demand has fallen.
Europe’s third largest airline announced a weak US dollar led to a 1.4% trans-Atlantic drop, but first and business class traffic increased.
BA was up 22 points, or 5.26%, to 440.5.
Hotel stocks were hot in London trading, after Blackstone's announced a $26bn deal to buy Hilton, the second-largest U.S. hotel chain.
InterContinental Hotels, the world's biggest hotel company, was the best mover; it gained 49 points, or 3.90%, to 1307.
Punch Taverns had a positive end to the day; it closed up 38 points, or 3.01%, to 1300.
Recent global metal price weakness has led to platinum group metal producer Lonmin suffering the only significant loss, closing down 74 points, or 1.72%, to 4236.
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