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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 …

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2015

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The United Kingdom officially entered the First World War on August 4, 1914, with a declaration of war against Germany in support of its ally, France.  Hostilities had broken out on July 28 when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo.
Harriet Quimby became the first woman in the United States to be licensed as a qualified pilot on August 2, 1911.
The International Air …

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 to Begin Frankfurt-Austin Route Next Year

Condor to Begin Frankfurt-Austin Route Next Year

Condor Airlines announced that it plans to launch new seasonal service between Frankfurt, Germany and Austin, Texas next summer.  The carrier will operate the service two times per week, on Mondays and Thursdays, between June 27, 2016 and September 1, 2016.
Flights will depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 7:55 p.m. and arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 1:10 p.m. the next day.  From Frankfurt, flights are scheduled to depart at 1:25 p.m. …

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 …

‘Deutschland 83’ on SundanceTV – Review

Martin (Jonas Nay) with Tante Lenora (Maria Schrader)

“Deutschland 83” premiered on SundanceTV this past Wednesday. If you liked “Good Bye, Lenin” and “The Lives of Others,” you will not want to miss a single episode of this eight-part summer miniseries.
Once past the overly Americanized pronunciation of the title by the Sundance announcer, we meet Martin (Jonas Nay), a 24-year-old East German soldier who is spirited away from a comfortable position as a border guard at the Friedrichstraße …

Schloss Elmau: The Resort Hosting the G7 Summit – Photo Essay and Review

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President Obama, German Chancellor Merkel, and other Group of Seven leaders gathered at a summit in the Bavarian Alps this week to discuss affairs of state that include Greece’s debt and sanctions against Russia.
Nestled at the foot of the Wettersteingebirge, a range of mountains that includes some of Germany’s tallest, including the 9,740-foot (2,969-meter) high Zugspitze, stands Schloss Elmau, a 100-year-old castle turned luxury resort.
Just 62 miles (100 kilometers) from …