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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 06/26/12 -- British holidaymakers looking for a different side to the Algarve should get off the golf course and take a break from the beach this year. With a rich and vibrant cultural history and 300 days of sunshine a year, Faro is fast becoming one of Europe's hottest destinations for those in the know. And with cheap flights to Faro from a variety of UK destinations with Monarch Airlines, now is the perfect time for those looking to beat the crowds. Located on Portugal's southern coast, Faro is home to the stunning 9th century Cidade Velha (or Old Town) and offers views of the glittering Mediterranean coast and outlying islands. A truly unforgettable destination, this Portuguese gem provides an assault on the senses; russet rooftops gleam in the sunshine, whilst the fragrance of orange and jacaranda trees fills the air.... (more)

China Eastern Airlines Announces Doubling of Daily YVR-Shanghai Service

Expanded service means more travel options, trade opportunities and job growth for B.C. RICHMOND, BC, July 19, 2013 /CNW/ - China Eastern Airlines and Vancouver Airport Authority today marked the airline's service increase from one to two daily flights connecting Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). Beginning July 20, 2013, China Eastern's expanded service will provide more options for passengers and greater opportunities for trade and economic growth, both here in British Columbia and in Shanghai, China's economic epicentre. "We're proud of our pivotal role as the gateway airport connecting Canada to China, and we commend China Eastern Airlines Canada for its expanded service." said Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. "These service increases, plus our continued investment in YVR's infras... (more)

Global Commercial Aviation Aircraft Windows & Windshields Market (2013 - 2018)

DUBLIN, December 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vf494d/commercial) has announced the addition of the "Global Commercial Aviation Aircraft Windows & Windshields Market (2013 - 2018)" report to their offering.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) With the increase in global air travel, growth in Passengers investment appetite and to fight against the rising fuel prices, airlines are continuously improving and improvising to enhance their aircraft efficiency, luxury and comfort to the air travelers. An aircraft window is one of the key focus areas in this regards. Current commercial aviation fleet size is composed of 63% of NBAs, 19% of WBAs, 14% of RTAs & 4% of VLAs. Majority existing commercial aircrafts cabin consists of normal acrylic window & window shades assembly. Howeve... (more)

Energy Sector Composites Market Forecast 2014-2024

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Energy Sector Composites Market Forecast 2014-2024 http://www.reportlinker.com/p02027601/Energy-Sector-Composites-Market-Forecast-2014-2024.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Plastic Future Company Prospects in Wind Power, Oil & Gas, Fuel Cells & High Pressure Vessels Report Details Composites used in the energy sector - discover trends and segments with the highest revenue potential What does the future hold for composite usage in the energy sector? Visiongain's brand new report shows you potential revenues to 2024, assessing data, trends, opportunities and prospects there. Our 162 page report provides 145 tables, charts, and graphs covering 27 distinct submarkets. Discover the most lucrative areas in the industry and ... (more)

Onur Air Private Airline Becomes Wirecard's Client

MUNICH, Germany, October 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Additional sales channel with BSP connection  Wirecard AG has gained Onur Air, a private airline in Turkey, as a client. The airline is now using the International Air Transport Association (IATA) interface for the billing and settlement plan (BSP) via Wirecard's multi-channel payment gateway for the first time. This now allows Onur Air to process ticket sales even more quickly and easily. Onur Air is a member of IATA and its headquarters are based in Istanbul. As one of Turkey's leading private airlines, Onur Air flies on a scheduled basis from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to 8 international destinations in 6 countries and to 17 of the most popular domestic destinations in Turkey. The flight network was recently expanded to include the major European cities of Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Paris and Vienna. "Wirec... (more)

Securaplane Technologies wins Arizona's Large Company Innovator of the Year Award

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At the 2014 Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards presented by the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority, Securaplane was selected as the Large Company Innovator of the Year Award winner due to its development of aircraft lithium battery technology.  Securaplane was recognized for the development of improved rechargeable lithium battery systems that are 42 percent lighter, have nearly double the cell replacement timeframe, offer 40 percent higher power availability and are less prone to failure due to puncture, overcharge, and temperature extremes than previous battery systems.  Shubhayu Chakraborty, Securaplane's President, accepted the award on November 13th in Phoenix, AZ and commented:  "Securaplane is extremely honored to receive this award, which is directly related to our advanc... (more)

One Step Across Two Ancient European Cities: Air China to Open Beijing - Minsk - Budapest Services

BEIJING, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Air China will commence the only direct route from China to Belarus and Hungary on May 1, 2015, meeting the needs of more travelers to Europe and opening doors to quaint Russian architecture and the charming 'Gem on the Danube'. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141017/152745LOGO The four-time weekly Beijing-Minsk-Budapest services operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with outbound flights departing Beijing at 13:00 Beijing time, arriving in Minsk at 16:50 local time and Budapest at 18:20 local time. The return flight leaves Budapest at 19:00 and arrives in Beijing at 11:50 Beijing time the following day. The route will use the Airbus A330-200, onboard which all service classes are fitted with personal entertainment systems while Business Class offers full-flat seats, guaranteeing a pleasant journey. ... (more)

American Express Global Business Travel Wins IATA Account

LONDON, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Express Global Business Travel ("GBT") today announced that it has been selected to provide corporate travel management services to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade association representing and serving the airline industry worldwide.   GBT has been appointed to provide corporate travel management services to IATA principally in Switzerland and Canada, as well as in IATA's regional offices in the US, China, Jordan, Spain and Singapore. "We are delighted that the strength of our offering has been recognised by IATA.  We continue to invest in technology and solutions that allow us to respond to the specific requirements of our clients and, as in the case of IATA, deliver innovative solutions that help them maximise the value of their business travel spend," said Elyes Mrad, Managing Director, EME... (more)

Katerina Moutsatsos, Kayikci and SOA World

After almost three months of traveling, I returned home today. When I flew around the island before I touched down, it was one of the most beautiful November days in the Caribbean. I had left home Labor Day weekend and traveled through Greece and Italy for most of October. It was one of the best seasons in Athens and Capri. Last Tuesday I was on a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to New York. They must have bought new planes, still Airbus but with a personal entertainment system on every seat with huge plasma touch screens - beats JetBlue big time. This flight is almost 12 hours. For a 36-hour stay in Istanbul, you better try your best to rest before you land in JFK, otherwise the remainder of your day will be completely shot. After going through "Two and Half Man" and the rest of the TV sitcoms, all popular movies including Oceans 13, I continued playing aroun... (more)

Is a Private Cloud Worthwhile?

Much discussion in the cloud computing world has focused on a simple question: Is a private cloud infrastructure worthy of the name? It's been posed in many ways, with some going so far as claiming that there is no such thing as a private cloud. Although discussions like these are all too common in many areas, the question really amounts to little more than counting angels dancing on pin heads. The key issue is whether private cloud-style infrastructure can deliver real benefits like public clouds can. First, let's set out some definitions: The draft NIST definition, perhaps the best we have at this point, states that "Cloud computing is a pay-per-use model for enabling available, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, services) that can be rapidly provisioned and rel... (more)

JetBlue Embraer ERJ-190 Flight From Chicago to New York JFK

http://twitter.com/fuatkircaali I see Simon Hradecky, the site editor of The Aviation Herald (www.avherald.com) reported this a few hours ago, about our JetBlue emergency landing experience on Saturday, November 21. "A JetBlue Embraer ERJ-190, registration N279JB performing flight B6-904 from Chicago O'Hare, IL to New York JFK, NY (USA) with 64 passengers and 4 crew, was on final visual approach to JFK's runway 31R descending through 2000 feet, when the crew reported they needed to abort the approach due to a slat/flap indication. The airplane climbed back up to 3000 feet and was vectored to allow the crew troubleshoot the problem. The crew requested the longer runway 31L and advised, their approach speed would be "a little bit higher" and requested the emergency services on standby and subsequently declared emergency due to an abnormal flaps indication. The airpla... (more)