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Icelandair Begins Flights to Berlin

Icelandair Begins Flights to Berlin

Icelandair announced the launch of new service to Berlin from Reykjavik. The carrier will operate the route three days a week.
Flights will depart Keflavik International Airport at 7:40 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays, and arrive at Berlin Tegel Airport at 12:05 p.m. Return flights are scheduled to depart at 1:05 p.m. and arrive at 3:40 p.m.
The airline will operate the route using Boeing 757-200 aircraft, equipped with 22 seats …

Hyatt House Frankfurt/Eschborn to Open in Germany

Hyatt House Frankfurt/Eschborn to Open in Germany

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced that it plans to open a new property in Frankfurt, Germany in the latter half of 2019. The Hyatt House Frankfurt/Eschborn will be located in the Frankfurt Eschborn business distric.
It will be the second Hyatt House property located in Germany.
The hotel will have 190 guestrooms and suites, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire property. A lounge and 24-hour market with snacks and sundries …

The 2017 Frequent Business Traveler Centurion List: The 10 Best Hotels in the World

Sometimes a hotel just isn’t merely a hotel, just like a flight isn’t just a flight or a city isn’t just another city.
They are special places that we want to return to again and again. In our opinion, they are the best of the best, from sprawling estates to classic old-world hotels in town, from airlines that treat you as a welcome guest to plays and musicals that you simply …

Air Berlin to Discontinue Operations by October 28

Air Berlin to Discontinue Operations by October 28

Air Berlin will stop flying by October 28, the airline announced Monday.
The news came in a letter to employees signed by two top managers at the beleaguered German airline. The letter also encouraged employees to seek new positions on their own because “prospective buyers of parts of Air Berlin intend to appoint new staff in the majority of cases.”
Air Berlin was originally founded as a U.S. company based in Oregon in …

Lufthansa to Add Several Former Air Berlin Transatlantic Routes to Schedule Including Flights between U.S. and Berlin

Lufthansa to Add Several Former Air Berlin Transatlantic Routes to Schedule Including Flights between U.S. and Berlin

Lufthansa announced that it plans to launch new long-haul service to the United States, taking over routes previously operated by Air Berlin as the bankrupt carrier is forced to discontinue many of its flights.
The carrier will start to offer flights linking Berlin with New York City on November 8. The service will be operated five times a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, using Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
The start …

Air Berlin to Discontinue Long-Haul Flights

Air Berlin to Discontinue Long-Haul Flights

Air Berlin announced that it will cease all of its long-haul flights by October 15. The move follows notice from aircraft leasing companies that plan to take back their Airbus A330 aircraft as a result of Air Berlin’s bankruptcy filing last month.
Key routes that will be discontinued include the carrier’s Düsseldorf-Los Angeles service, as well as its flights from Düsseldorf to Mexico and the Caribbean. Service from Berlin to Abu …

‘Challenge Tesla,’ Says Chancellor’s Office to German Auto Industry

‘Challenge Tesla,’ Says Chancellor’s Office to German Auto Industry

MUNICH—The German auto industry should invest more in electric vehicles and not rest on its laurels, said Kanzleramtschef, or Chancellor’s Chief of Staff, Peter Altmaier over the weekend in Berlin.
Mr. Altmaier said he was disappointed by the response of managers at German automakers following the Dieselgate scandal while speaking at the government’s Tag der offenen Tür, an open house.
Calling Dieselgate a Catch-22, he said he was against a ban on …