Author Archives: Deep Chakraborty

Lufthansa Group Long-Haul Destinations from Düsseldorf now Bookable in the 2020 summer schedule

The Lufthansa Group will continue to offer attractive long-haul destinations from Düsseldorf in the summer of 2020. The two New York airports Newark (EWR) and John-F.-Kennedy (JFK) as well as Fort Myers (RSW) and Miami (MIA) in Florida offer travellers a strong North American program. In addition, Lufthansa …

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Fly Safely, Drink Responsibly Campaign Takes Off in Norway

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) supported by airports group Avinor, the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway, and the Federation of Norwegian Aviation Industries, has launched a new passenger awareness campaign called Fly Safely, Drink Responsibly to encourage passengers to think carefully about their …

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Air Cargo Peak Season off to Slow Start, Annual Demand down 3.5% in October

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.5% in October 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks a weak start …

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IATA Launches Innovation Platform Powered by Plug and Play

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the creation of Accelerate@IATA, an industry level innovation platform designed to support airlines and their value chain partners by speeding up new technology implementation around IATA standards. The program brings together airlines, value chain …

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NSW Pro Surf Series Brings Best up-and-Comers to Regional NSW Beaches

Avoca, Maroubra Beach and Boomerang Beach will each host an event next year for surfers who are looking to qualify for the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour – the sport’s highest level of competition.     Minister for Jobs, …

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New Amtrak Acela Trains Stimulate Nationwide Economy

The Amtrak partnership with Alstom to produce the next generation of Acela trains to move customers at higher speeds and more comfort between Boston and Washington is also boosting businesses nationwide. Today, Amtrak and Alstom thanked workers at LB Steel in Illinois …

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Record Fifth Consecutive ‘Best for Itineraries’ Win for Fred. Olsen in Cruise Critic’s

Experts at world-leading independent cruise review website, Cruise Critic, have voted Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Best for Itineraries’ in its prestigious ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2019’, for a record fifth year in a row, and for the sixth time overall.     …

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Aeroflot Confirms National Corporate Governance Rating of 7++

Aeroflot has confirmed its National Corporate Governance Rating of 7++. The rating was confirmed by the Russian Institute of Directors (RID) based on its monitoring of the Company, and represents Advanced Corporate Management Practices according to the approved National Corporate …

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Walking in Nature: Paparoa Track, a World of its Own

After 25 long years, the tenth Great Walk to be constructed in stone cliffs, beech forest and glades of subtropical nīkau palms at one end, on the climb to a unique alpine setting with incredible views out to the Tasman …

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Austrian Airlines and ÖBB Welcome More Than 100,000 AIRail Passengers

Austrian Airlines and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) launched the AIRail cooperation program in December 2014. The eight daily railway connections between Linz Central Railway Station and Vienna Airport were already expanded to 30 Railjet connections one year later. In …

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Skywards Everyday launched by Emirates Skywards

Emirates Skywards has launched Skywards Everyday, a location-based app that gives members the power to earn Skywards Miles anytime, every day at their favourite retail, entertainment and dining outlets across the UAE.     With Skywards Everyday, members earn Miles …

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Excitement level raised in Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens

Celebrating the great strides forward that rugby has taken in the UAE and the milestone 50th anniversary of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, Emirates is ramping up activities during the tournament, with exciting initiatives to engage with tournament visitors and …

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Emirates to Expand Reach in Mexico Via Enhanced Agreement with Interjet Airlines

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline and Interjet Airlines, one of the fastest growing airlines in North America, have announced an enhanced interline agreement, which is set to open new routes and destinations for passengers travelling between Mexico, the Gulf …

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Final plans announced for West Yorkshire passengers over the Christmas period

Network Rail and Northern have today announced the final plans for West Yorkshire passengers over the Christmas period on 27, 28 and 29 December to allow major improvement work at Leeds station.     On these three days, platforms 1-5 will …

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Four Major Railway Stations Among First to Recognise Hidden Disability Sunflowers

Four of the country’s biggest railway stations will now offer passengers with hidden disabilities a discreet way to ask for extra help while making their journeys.     Launched yesterday (3 December) on the the international day of persons with …

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Anglia Route Passengers to Check Before Travelling Over the Festive Season due to Planned Works

The vast majority of our rail network in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and East London will be open as usual for passengers to travel over the Christmas and New Year holidays.     Passengers are advised to continue to check before …

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PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2020 to be Held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2020 (PDMF 2020) in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia from November 25 – 27. The announcement was made by the Honourable Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture …

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Virgin Trains Becomes First Train Operator to Trial Onboard 5G Wi-Fi

Virgin Trains has taken a step closer towards offering rail customers across the UK unrivalled onboard broadband speeds by trialling 5G connectivity on the West Coast Mainline.     The train operator worked alongside McLaren Applied and Vodafone to test super-fast …

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Fashion Week Debuts New Look In 2020

The new format will unfold over five days from Monday 11 May 2020 to Friday 15 May and brings consumers and industry closer together than ever before.     MBFWA celebrates 25 years in 2020, and is supported by strategic …

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SWISS CFO Michael Niggemann appointed to the Lufthansa Group Executive Board

Michael Niggemann, Chief Financial Officer of SWISS, has been appointed to the Executive Board of the Lufthansa Group, on which he will succeed Bettina Volkens as Chief Officer Corporate Human Resources & Legal Affairs. He takes up his new duties …

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