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Frankfurt Airport Traffic Hits Record High in July

Frankfurt Airport Traffic Hits Record High in July

Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport, announced traffic figures for July 2015.
The airport’s passenger traffic for the month increased 6.6% year-over-year, resulting in an all-time high for monthly passenger traffic.  The figure beat the previous monthly record – August of 2014 – by approximately 130,000 passengers.
Additionally, the airport registered a new daily passenger record on July 31, with 216,732 passengers passing through the facility.
Aircraft movements at the …

LOT Polish Airlines to Increase U.S. Flights, Add New Destinations in Asia and Europe

LOT Polish Airlines to Increase U.S. Flights, Add New Destinations in Asia and Europe

LOT Polish Airlines announced plans to increase frequency on its routes between Poland and both New York and Chicago during the 2016-2017 winter season.  In addition, the carrier said that it will launch new flights to Tokyo, Bangkok, and Seoul next year, as well as three additional European routes.
For next year’s winter schedule, LOT will add two extra flights on both its Warsaw-New York and Warsaw-Chicago routes.
The Polish flag carrier …

Condor Launches Frankfurt-Providence, Rhode Island Flights

Condor Launches Frankfurt-Providence, Rhode Island Flights

Condor Airlines announced the launch of new seasonal service between Providence, Rhode Island and Frankfurt, Germany.  The carrier will operate the service twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, using Boing 767-300.
Monday flights depart Providence’s T.F. Green Airport at 6:00 p.m. and arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 7:20 a.m. the next day.  Monday flights from Frankfurt depart at 1:40 p.m. and arrive in Providence at 4:00 p.m.
On Thursdays, flights depart …

Brussels Airlines to Launch Brussels-Bremen, Germany Route

Brussels Airlines to Launch Brussels-Bremen, Germany Route

Brussels Airlines announced that it will begin new daily service from Brussels to Bremen, a city in Northern Germany approximately 74 miles (120 kilometers) west of Hamburg, on September 14.
The service will be the first direct route between Brussels and Bremen.
Flights will depart Brussels Airport at 9:00 p.m. and arrive at Bremen Airport at 10:20 p.m.  Flights from Bremen to Brussels will depart at 7:00 p.m. and arrive at 8:10 …

Lufthansa Group Plans €16 Surcharge for Third-Party Bookings

Lufthansa Group Plans €16 Surcharge for Third-Party Bookings

Lufthansa Group and its airlines – Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines – announced plans to increase overall profitability by moving more flight bookings onto its own channels and adding a surcharge for tickets booked using global distribution systems, or GDS.
Primary users of global distribution systems are online and traditional travel agents.
Beginning September 1, 2015, Europe’s largest airline group will include a “Distribution Cost Charge” of …

New Crowne Plaza Hotel Opens in Berlin

New Crowne Plaza Hotel Opens in Berlin

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the Crowne Plaza Berlin – Potsdamer Platz hotel in Germany.
The property offers 256 guestrooms, including 19 suites.  Each room has a minibar, LED TV, and coffee and tea making facilities.
The hotel provides 5,380 square feet (500 square meters) of meeting and event space, including eight function rooms and one ballroom.  A business center, spa, and fitness center are also located on the premises.
The …

Airlines Across the Globe Move to Require Two Crew Members at All Times Following Germanwings Crash

Airlines Across the Globe Move to Require Two Crew Members at All Times Following Germanwings Crash

In the wake of Tuesday’s crash of a Germanwings Airbus A320 aircraft that is believed to have been caused by the co-pilot after he locked the captain out of the cockpit, killing 149 other passengers and crew members, numerous airlines and regulatory agencies announced plans to implement a protocol requiring two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times has come under scrutiny.
U.S. airlines follow a protocol introduced …