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Bus passengers in Finland will have a chance to reduce the carbon footprint of their bus trips with new Green Travel service

ESPOO, 15-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bus operator Savonlinja is partnering with Neste to introduce lower-emission traveling solution to its customers. Starting from mid-May 2019, the bus service will include a Green Travel surcharge on the normal bus ticket price, which … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports now owns majority shareholding in London Gatwick airport

RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 14-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Airports completes the acquisition of a majority shareholding (50.01%) in London Gatwick airport. The airport is a freehold property and the UK’s second-largest airport. The transaction fits perfectly into the VINCI Concessions long-term … Read the full press release

Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel recognised for its contribution in reducing black carbon emissions

ESPOO, 8-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel has won an award for its contribution in reducing black carbon emissions. The competition has five categories, and Neste won in the category for solutions reducing black carbon emissions. It … Read the full press release

Airport of the Year award: Lisbon airport recognised for its excellence at the 2019 Air Transport Awards

LISBON, 7-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Airports announces that Lisbon airport has been named Airport of the Year by Air Transport News (ATN) at the 2019 Air Transport Awards, held in partnership with the Hermes Air Transport Organization. In previous … Read the full press release

Rhônexpress U-X 2019 startup challenge winners: Atlantide, Fly me to the Food, Flyerz 

LYON, 25-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rhônexpress has just announced the 3 winners of its U-X 2019 startup challenge. The first prize has gone to the Atlantide, which is an urban exploration game that relies on geolocation systems. The second prize … Read the full press release

Milestone: 10 million flying hours in nearly 5 million flights for the ultra-reliable long distance business aircraft engine – the Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8

LONDON, 17-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has just announced its Tay 611-8 engine has recently reached to 10 million flying hours milestone in after having had nearly 5 million flights. The engine was originally launched in 1987 and is powering … Read the full press release

Customer Data Platform Institute Launches RealCDP to Reduce CDP Confusion

SAN JOSE, CA, USA, 4-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Customer Data Platform Institute today launched RealCDP, a program to reduce the confusion plaguing the Customer Data Platform industry.  RealCDP has two components: RealCDP certification, a five point checklist of core … Read the full press release

España arrasa con la competencia y es nombrado como el país ideal para estudiar en el extranjero

El primer ranking de este tipo revela lo que estudiantes internacionales buscan como destino para estudiar en el extranjero ESTOCOLMO, Suecia, 19-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — España consigue el primer puesto como mejor destino para estudiar en Europa, en un ranking … Read the full press release

Airbus takes its entire range of commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter products and services to 2019’s LIMA air show in Langkawi, Malaysia

LANGKAWI, Malaysia, 18-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus to exhibit its entire range of commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter products and services at this year’s LIMA air show in Langkawi, Malaysia. Indeed, Airbus will be the largest international exhibitor at … Read the full press release

Important EUR 22 million port, cruise, RoRo/Passenger orders for MacGregor in 1Q 2019

HELSINKI, 8-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — MacGregor, the leader in intelligent maritime cargo and load handling, reports it has landed a number of very important orders coming from Europe and China. The company, which is part of Cargotec, will provide port, … Read the full press release

The Auchan Retail, Casino Group, METRO, DIA new alliance called Horizon International Services now officially active

PARIS, 6-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The new alliance, Horizon International Services, formed by the major retailers Auchan Retail, Casino Group, METRO and DIA, originally announced in June 2018, has already received the applicable approvals from the competition authorities. The alliance … Read the full press release

Ma Tao joins IATA’s North Asia Regional Office in Beijing as Regional Vice President

GENEVA, 27-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The International Air Transport Association named Ma Tao as Regional Vice President (RVP) for North Asia. Ma will join IATA on 1 March 2019 from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) where he is currently … Read the full press release

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye: 2018 was the best ever year at Heathrow

LONDON, 21-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Heathrow reports 2018 as the best year in the airport’s history after eight years of consecutive growth. Commenting on an exceptional year at Heathrow, the airport’s CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “2018 was the best ever year … Read the full press release

CaixaBank reports nearly 50% increase of the money loaned to the hotel industry in Spain for 2018 YoY

BARCELONA, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — CaixaBank has just released information about its loan exposition to the Spanish hotel industry for 2018. According to data from the bank, it has loaned 2,186 billion euros to the hotel industry in Spain during 2018, which represents 46% … Read the full press release

REVEALED: Experts reveal the best dates to book your summer holiday in Spain

Save you HUNDREDS on your summer holiday in Spain with these travel hacks MALAGA / LONDON, 29-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — As the dark mornings and nights drag on, it is no wonder that January is the busiest month for booking … Read the full press release

Enel now with 130 Fast Recharge charging stations installed along long-distance roads in Italy and Austria

ROME, 22-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel has installed 130 Fast Recharge charging stations, equal to 260 recharging points, which are now operating along the long-distance roads of Italy and Austria as part of the EVA+ project (Electric Vehicles Arteries). Operational in … Read the full press release

Aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital orders 15 A321neo and 50 A320neo aircraft

TOULOUSE, 21-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has boosted its total order book for the A320neo Family to 181 aircraft after signing a firm order for an additional 65 A320neo Family aircraft (15 A321neo and 50 A320neo). The … Read the full press release

Destatis: Im November 2018 gab es in den Beherbergungsbetrieben in Deutschland 31,0 Millionen Übernachtungen in- und ausländischer Gäste

WIESBADEN, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Im November 2018 gab es in den Beherbergungsbetrieben in Deutschland 31,0 Millionen Übernachtungen in- und ausländischer Gäste. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) nach vorläufigen Ergebnissen weiter mitteilt, war dies ein Plus von 5 % gegenüber November 2017. Die Übernachtungszahl von Gästen aus … Read the full press release

World’s second-largest airline Delta Air Lines orders 15 additional Airbus A220 aircraft

Increases Delta’s A220 commitment to 90 aircraft, including first for -300 TOULOUSE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Delta Air Lines has ordered 15 additional A220 aircraft, bringing to 90 the total number of the new generation, highly fuel-efficient jetliners the world’s … Read the full press release

Airbus SE delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018, 11 percent more than in 2017

Deliveries total 800 aircraft, 11 percent higher than in 2017 Net orders total 747, backlog increases to 7,577 aircraft TOULOUSE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018, meeting its … Read the full press release

Arriva will add six new routes to its existing Warsaw operations as part of new eight-year contract

As part of the eight-year contract Arriva will add six new routes to its existing Warsaw operations New bus services in Warsaw reinforce Arriva’s position as one of the leading private bus operators in Poland 34 new buses feature air … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports to acquire a 50.01% shareholding in London Gatwick Airport for GBP2.9 billion

Signature of an agreement to acquire a 50.01% shareholding in London Gatwick Airport (“LGW”) Strategic move into the London airport system, the world’s largest metropolitan aviation market Second largest airport in the UK and eighth busiest in Europe, with a … Read the full press release

CAF Rail Australia: Great River City Light Rail consortium awarded Supply, Operate and Maintain contract for the Parramatta Light Rail Project

Beasain, Spain, 21-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — CAF has been awarded the Supply, Operate and Maintain contract for the Parramatta Light Rail Project (Stage 1), as part of the Great River City Light Rail consortium, including CAF Rail Australia and Transdev Australasia. … Read the full press release

US Customer Data Platform authority David Raab to Host First CDP Workshop in Belgium

BRUSSELS, 21-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today’s marketers have more data available than ever but struggle to pull it together in a usable format. Customer Data Platform (CDP) technology offers the promise to solve this problem by offering easy-to-deploy systems resulting … Read the full press release

Leonardo signs maintenance and technical management contract for all baggage handling systems at the Rome Fiumicino Intercontinental Airport and the Rome Ciampino International Airport

Leonardo, in partnership with Siemens, has been awarded a contract worth 96 million euros for a 4-year base period with a renewal option for an additional four  years Leonardo is recognised as a global market leader for airport baggage handling … Read the full press release

Sunweb Group acquired by funds advised by Triton

STOCKHOLM/ ROTTERDAM, 19-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Funds advised by Triton (“Triton“) have signed an agreement to acquire Sunweb Group (“Sunweb”), a leading European online tour operator. Terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Founded 1991 in Netherlands, and with more than … Read the full press release

US-amerikanischer Customer-Data-Platform-Experte David M. Raab leitet ersten gemeinsamen CDP-Workshop mit b.telligent in München

MÜNCHEN, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marketer können heutzutage auf eine wahre Flut von Daten zugreifen, stehen jedoch mehr denn je vor der Schwierigkeit, diese in einem nutzbaren Format zusammenzufassen. Zukünftig wird es vor allem darauf ankommen, die Architektur von Marketing-Automation-Systemen weiterzuentwickeln, … Read the full press release

ANA’s first A380 enters a final phase of ground and flight tests in Hamburg

HAMBURG, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, Germany, bearing the airline’s distinctive and unique Hawaiian green sea turtle livery. ANA has firm orders for … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility to design and build the next generation of VIA Rail Canada’s trainsets

32 bi-directional trainsets offering more than 9,100 seats Passenger service expected to begin in 2022 Enhanced passenger experience MUNICH, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Mobility has been awarded a €650 million contract in Canada to design and build the next … Read the full press release

BWW 2018 – Best Wine Critics of World have been selected – Jancis Robinson MW is the Winner!

The second prize went to Jeannie Cho Lee MW and the third to James Suckling HELSINKI, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BWW-The Best Wine of the World-competition is by far the toughest wine competition on this planet. Unlike any other industry … Read the full press release