Copenhagen: News

Vienna Named the World’s Most Livable City

Vienna regained the title of the world’s most livable city after losing the spot last year amidst coronavirus restrictions.
The City of Music had held the title in 2018 and 2019 in the annual list that is compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
In 2021, it fell to 12th place as cafés, concert halls, museums, and restaurants remained closed.
Known for images of the Blue Danube, castles and cafés, sweets, and Strauß waltzes, …

Starwood Acquires Skt. Petri Hotel in Copenhagen

Starwood Acquires Skt. Petri Hotel in Copenhagen

Starwood Capital Group announced the acquisition of the Skt. Petri Hotel in Copenhagen from Strawberry Forever.
The purchase price was not disclosed.  The property is Starwood’s first in Denmark.
The 288-key property is centrally located in the city. The structure that houses the hotel was home to the Daells Varehus department store, which opened in the 1930s, until its conversion to a hotel in the early 2000s.  As part of the transaction, Starwood …

Norwegian Air to Drop Key Routes from Copenhagen and Stockholm to the U.S.

Norwegian Air to Drop Key Routes from Copenhagen and Stockholm to the U.S.

Scandinavian low-cost carrier Norwegian Air said plans to discontinue multiple long-haul routes to the United States and Thailand next spring.
Seasonal flights linking both New York and Los Angeles to Copenhagen and Stockholm won’t return as originally scheduled.  It will also discontinue service from those two Scandinavian cities to Bangkok and Krabi, Thailand.  It has no plans to discontinue current routes from Oslo to the United States, however, nor is it …

Norwegian Shifting Some Additional Oakland Flights to San Francisco, Cancelling 12 Others

Norwegian Shifting Some Additional Oakland Flights to San Francisco, Cancelling 12 Others

Norwegian Air will shift flights from Barcelona and Paris to the Bay Area from Oakland International Airport to San Francisco International Airport at the end of October.
Earlier in the year, the Bærum, Norway-based airline moved its London Gatwick flight from Oakland to SFO.
The airline also announced it is permanently removing flights between Gatwick and Las Vegas as well as between Stockholm and Orlando from its schedule. It also said it …

Study Finds that CO2 Emissions in 27 Cities Have Declined Since 2012

Study Finds that CO2 Emissions in 27 Cities Have Declined Since 2012

CO2 emissions in 27 major cities have been declining by an average of 2% each year since 2012, according to a report by the C40 Cities Group.
The list of cities includes London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Toronto and shows that greenhouse gas levels were a minimum of 10% higher in 2012, when CO2 emissions peaked, than in the most recent study. The drop occurred even while the cities’ …

Delta to Begin 11 New Transatlantic Routes this Summer

Delta to Begin 11 New Transatlantic Routes this Summer

Delta Air Lines announced plans to launch and re-launch approximately 11 routes between the United Sates and Europe this summer.
The carrier will begin new flights between Atlanta and Lisbon, as well as service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to the Azores, Portugal. The latter will be the carrier’s first route to the Portuguese archipelago.
Delta will launch new Indianapolis-Paris flights, the carrier’s first European service from the Indiana …

Air China to Launch New Flights to Bangkok, Copenhagen, Nha Trang

Air China to Launch New Flights to Bangkok, Copenhagen, Nha Trang

Air China announced that it will launch three new routes this year, including Hangzhou-Nha Trang, Chengdu-Bangkok, and Beijing-Copenhagen..
Service to Nha Trang, Vietnam is set to begin on February 1, while flights to Bangkok will begin February 12. The carrier’s new Bangkok-Copenhagen route will commence on May 30.
Flights to Nha Trang will depart Hangzhou at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, arriving at 5:20 p.m. Return flights will depart at …