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New route between Copenhagen and Beijing to attract Chinese tourists to Denmark

Recently the airline Cathay Pacific opened a new route between Copenhagen and Hong Kong. Scandinavian Airlines has weekly departures to both Shanghai and Beijing. Just a week ago the launch of Air China’s new route with four weekly departures to the Chinese capital took place. The opening of the new route was celebrated with a…

Danish PM warns Greenland not allow Chinese entrepreneurs build airports

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen warns Greenland’s Home Rule Government not to allow a Chinese contractor to build airports in Greenland. The message is that the Danish government will not accept that the Prime Minister of Greenland Kim Kielsen and his government can decide on their own whether Danish, Western or Chinese contractors will…

Greenland eyes Chinese constructer – causes Danish concern

Greenland has recently shortlisted a Chinese construction company to help expand three airports. This calls for concern from the Danish government. A government official told Reuters that Chinese involvement could upset one of Denmark’s closest allies, The United States of America, and that “we are deeply concerned. China has no business in Greenland.” The official…

Singapore delegation visited Stockholm Arlanda, Swedavia

A delegation with representatives from organisations such as Singapore Airlines, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and Changi Airport have visited Swedavia to learn more about the airport’s work to reduce its climate impact, with bio aviation fuel being a key factor. The delegation also made a visit to Stockholm Arlanda Airport’s fuel depot to…

Singapore Changi airport awarded as world’s best

The Singapore Changi airport is for the sixth consecutive year the world’s best airport according to the yearly World Airport Awards. And Singapore Changi has certainly made its way into people’s hearts, ranking in the top ten of 11 out of 16 categories including ‘best airport’. And Asia in general seem to really have gotten…

Finnair to offer digital newspapers on long-haul flights

Passengers of Finnair will soon be able to enjoy a wide variety of international newspapers digitally on long-haul flights, the company stated in a press release. The customers will not need to sign unto the wifi on board, since the newspapers are available on a local network thus not forcing the passengers to pay for…

Akaryn Hotel Group appoints cluster resorts manager

AKARYN Hotel Group has appointed Thomas Koessler as new Cluster Resorts Manager. The seasoned international hotelier brings more than two decades ofexperience to two luxury resorts: Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa and akyra Beach Club Phuket AKARYN Hotel Group, the Southeast Asian luxury boutique resort specialist, has announced the appointment of Thomas Koessler as its…

Chinese actor lived in Helsinki Airport for 30 days

The Chinese actor and TV-personality Ryan Zhu lived in Helsinki Airport for 30 days as an experiment to find out if the airport really is as good as it claims to be. Just like Tom Hanks’ character in “The Terminal,” Chinese actor Ryan Zhu lived in an airport for a month. Helsinki was the airport.…

Finnish startup company bets on Finnish blueberries

Although they are only 18 years old, Patrik Pyöriä and his three class mates already founded a successful company. “I’m Blue” is the name of the startup firm that produces blueberry soda. The whole thing started back when Patrik was 16 in Finland. They had an entrepreneur class in school and Patrik and his three…