Archive of the year "2013"

Airports of the World: Sydney Airport

The Kingsford Smith International Airport, as the Sydney Airport is officially called, is Australia’s largest airport. Since its opening in 1933, the airport has maintained a strong importance for both domestic and international flights.

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Canadian Airline Enchants the Whole World

Over 27 million viewers on the Internet have already watched Westjet Airline’s Christmas surprise. With the title, “ ‘Twas a Night Before Christmas“, the Canadian discount airline has been impressing the world for the past week.

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Lufthansa asks Swedes to change their names to „Klaus-Heidi“

The German company Lufthansa is running a crazy marketing campaign in Sweden, „Är du Klaus-Heidi?“ (Are you Klaus-Heidi?), asking citizens to change their names. As a reward for changing their identity, the airline will give them a new life in Berlin. What sounds like a joke is actually serious, and probably the craziest marketing idea in the history of aviation.

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EU loosens ban on mobile phones and laptops

“For safety reasons“, was always the answer to why electronic devices have only been permitted limited use on board air crafts in the past. The EU are now loosening the restrictions however, so that mobile phones and laptops will no longer need to be turned off during take-off and landing.

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Ryan Air introduces fee for seat selection

The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair will introduce fee for seat selection, starting in February. It will cost up to €15 to have a choice in where you sit, and not leave things to chance.

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Competition: Scandinavian Takes the Offensive

Stockholm-based Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced nearly three dozen new routes for the coming year. Some of the routes are already well served by the competition.

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Shopping for Holiday Gifts: These airlines make it possible

Lots of people like to combine holiday gift shopping with city trips. Some popular shopping destinations are festively decorated metropolises like Paris, New York, and Berlin in the weeks approaching Christmas.

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Airports of the world: Cape Town International Airport

The Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is the official airport of Cape Town, and thus for many people, the gateway to the breathtaking tourist destination of South Africa. At the same time, the Cape Town International Airport is a country unto itself.

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The USA approves the world’s largest airline

The merger plans of American Airlines and US Airways seem to have been successful. Now that the US government has given its seal of approval to the merger of these two airlines, nothing stands in the way of the creation of the world’s biggest airline.

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Airports of the world: Frankfurt Airport

First-time visitors to the Frankfurt Airport (FRA) might believe themselves to be in a very unique city. In fact, the airport, managed by Fraport AG, is Germany’s largest airport by far. Moreover, the Frankfurt Airport has become tremendously important as an international airport hub.

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