Friday, 25 July 2014

ICAO Applauds Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2166

ICAOThe Council President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, expressed his Organization’s appreciation for the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and reiterated the strong condemnation of the action which resulted in the loss of the flight’s civilian passengers and crew.

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Aeroflot Announces Traffic Statistics for June and 1H 2014

AeroflotJSC Aeroflot (“the Company”, Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces operating results of the Company and Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) for June 2014 and the first half (1H) of 2014.

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Jetstar strides ahead with Little Athletics Australia

jetstar_otpJetstar today announced a new partnership with Little Athletics Australia (LAA), becoming the first ever official naming partner for one of Australia’s best loved junior sports.


The two year partnership further cements Jetstar’s commitment to Australian communities and demonstrates that the airline stands for more than just low fares.

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Flybe Adds Another Brand New Destination From Birmingham

FlybeFlybe, Europe’s largest regional carrier and the largest schedules airline at Birmingham Airport, has reaffirmed its commitment to further growth with the announcement of a brand new route to Berlin Tegel as part of its 2014 – 2015 Winter Schedule.

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Heathrow (SP) Limited Results for the six months ended 30 June 2014


Heathrow
  • Strong passenger satisfaction in 2014 with two consecutive quarters of record scores


  • 35.1 million passengers travelled through Heathrow with 1.9% growth driven mainly by intercontinental traffic.
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New Zealand landscapes inspire Bollywood and beyond

image002The international film industry’s New Zealand love affair is well documented with picture perfect landscapes capturing the imagination and hearts of film stars, producers and movie-goers the world over. And, with New Zealand featuring in a list of top foreign places to shoot Bollywood movies, it seems that Indian film-makers and their audiences are in agreement. The diversity of New Zealand culture and landscapes first caught the attention of Bollywood film makers with the 2008 movie, Love Has No Language.

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Thailand’s BFF Biggest Get Together for Mega Fam Trip & Happiness Street Festival

TATMore than 900 travel media, bloggers, celebrities and travel industry executives from 47 countries and territories around the world are to be in Thailand in late July for one of the largest fam trips ever hosted by the Thai tourism industry as part of its post-crisis recovery campaign.

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Thailand releasing thousands of smiley faced balloons to entice happy tourists

TATThailand today will send out friendly invitations to travellers from around the world through the symbolic release of thousands of smiley faced balloons into the skies above Bangkok. The ceremony will kick-start the Thailand Happiness: Street Festival extravaganza, to be held over the weekend of 25-26 July, 2014. This is part of a big-bang effort to entice tourists to visit the kingdom.

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Hindus object Holi commercialization

Rajan Zed 5Hindus have strongly objected to the commercialization of Holi, Hindu “festival of color”.

Ticketed Holi celebrations are reportedly being held in various cities of United Kingdom and Germany in July and August and a ticket can sometimes cost about $56. Such celebrations are usually held from 12:00 to 22:00, sometimes followed by an after party in a local club in the surrounding area.

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New visa rule in South Africa may hamper tourism

South African TourismSouth Africa’s new visa policy may act as a deterrent to tourist inflow in the country where tourism is one of the strongest industries.

The new visa and immigration regulations issued six weeks ago by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba states that for a visit to South Africa people will have to apply for visa’s at the country’s foreign mission which might prove to be negative in countries like China where people will have to get their visa approved from Beijing or Shanghai to plan a trip to South Africa.

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Indian film industry inspired by the landscapes of New Zealand

Auckland lights up at nightThe international film industry’s New Zealand love affair is well documented with picture perfect landscapes capturing the imagination and hearts of film stars, producers and movie-goers the world over. And, with New Zealand featuring in a list of top foreign places to shoot Bollywood movies, it seems that Indian film-makers and their audiences are in agreement. The diversity of New Zealand culture and landscapes first caught the attention of Bollywood film makers with the 2008 movie, Love Has No Language.

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United Airlines Re-Introduces Nonstop Service From Shannon to Chicago

Shannon AirportUnited Airlines today re-introduced its seasonal nonstop service between Shannon and its Chicago hub, O’Hare International Airport. The summer service will operate during the period May 23 to Sept. 15, 2014, a longer period than last year. The frequency of the service is five flights weekly during the periods May 23 to Jun. 16 and Aug. 19 to Sep. 1, daily between Jun. 17 and Aug. 18, and four flights weekly between Sept. 2 and Sept. 15 (all dates westbound).

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‘Selfie’ is dated. Enjoy ‘dronie’

dronieFrom Pope to astronauts, everyone has done it – ‘selfie’! But now it is in old hat and thanks to the young pretender ‘dronie’.


Also known as a ‘sky selfie’, a ‘dronie’ is like selfie-plus – a ‘selfie’ taken, not by a camera phone on the outstretched hand but by a flying drone camera. To explain it better, let’s say it is a short video format in place of a single image as that in a selfie.

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Track Work Planned on Two Railroad Bridges Over the Ramapo River

MTA RailMTA Metro-North Railroad will replace track timbers on two bridges over the Ramapo River near Tuxedo on the Port Jervis Line for the next four weekends beginning this Friday night.


A bus shuttle will be in operation from 11 PM Friday until 3:50 AM Monday to carry customers between Harriman and Ramsey/Route 17 for continued train service to and from Hoboken and Secaucus.

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