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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 …

Germanwings Co-Pilot Believed to Have Deliberately Crashed Plane, Captain Locked Out of Cockpit

Germanwings Co-Pilot Believed to Have Deliberately Crashed Plane, Captain Locked Out of Cockpit

A French prosecutor said on Thursday that the evidence gathered so far indicates that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 deliberately locked the captain out of the cockpit and crashed the plane early Tuesday morning.
“At this moment, in light of investigation, the interpretation we can give at this time is that the co-pilot through voluntary abstention refused to open the door of the cockpit to the commander, and activated the …

Germanwings Plane Crashes in French Alps

Germanwings Plane Crashes in French Alps

A Germanwings plane en route from Barcelona to Düsseldorf crashed in southern France on Tuesday.
The aircraft, an Airbus A320 operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings subsidiary, was carrying 150 passengers and crew members, all of whom are feared dead, French President François Hollande said.
“The conditions of the accident suggest there are no survivors,” Mr. Hollande said on television.
The agency said that the plane descended from a cruising altitude of 38,000 feet to 5,000 feet …