Archive for April, 2013

Steamboat Bay Fishing Club is a new all-inclusive luxury sport fishing lodge opening on Noyes Island in SE Alaska for the 2013 summer season.

(PRWeb April 30, 2013)

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The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has appointed Barbara Schädler as Head of Corporate Communications of the Lufthansa Group. She will take over on 1 July 2013 from Jürgen Homeyer, who has been in charge of corporate communications on an interim basis since December 2012.

'We are delighted to welcome Barbara Schädler on board at the Lufthansa Group. With her in-depth experience as chief of communications and marketing at blue chip companies, she is a perfect choice and just the type of person we wanted to take charge of our corporate communications,' said Lufthansa CEO and Chairman Dr. Christoph Franz. The Chairman expressed his thanks to Jürgen Homeyer for his commitment and dedication at the post: 'Mr. Homeyer has done a magnificent job and achieved a great deal during his brief tenure for Lufthansa. We wish him and his consulting business every success in the future.'

Barbara Schädler, who holds an economics degree, was spokeswoman at the Federal Finance Ministry from 1994 to 1998. She subsequently assumed responsibility for corporate communications at RWE Energie AG prior to moving in 2000 to Fujitsu Siemens Computers, where she was latterly responsible for all marketing and communications functions as Chief Marketing Officer and a member of the Executive Council. Since 2011, Barbara Schädler has been employed at SAP AG as Senior Vice President Global Communications.

As Head of Corporate Communications at the Lufthansa Group, Barbara Schädler will report direct to the Chairman Dr. Christoph Franz.

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PURE Solutions NA, the company behind the PURERooms technology in partner hotels around the world, is announcing a new asthma treatment procedure called Bronchial Thermoplasty, available at the…

(PRWeb April 30, 2013)

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American Pleasure Products recently donated an Aqua Cycle 4×4, a four person pontoon paddle boat, to Victory Junction in Randleman, North Carolina. Voted on by campers and supporters of Victory…

(PRWeb April 30, 2013)

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QA Graphics, provider of the award-winning Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard®, has created an educational display for Calgary Zoo’s ENMAX Conservatory in Alberta, Canada, to educate visitors…

(PRWeb April 30, 2013)

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Wizz Air Hungary, the largest Central and Eastern European low cost – low fare airline, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices. The carrier becomes one of the first Eastern European Airlines to do so, following the delivery in March of the first A320 with Sharklets to Wizz Air Ukraine. Wizz Air's cumulative orders stand at 112 aircraft. Including this delivery, Wizz Air Hungary's in service fleet rises to 38 A320 Family aircraft.

Sharklets are newly designed wing-tip devices that improve the aircraft's aerodynamics and significantly cut the airline's fuel burn and emissions by four per cent on longer sectors. Sharklets are an option on A320 Family aircraft. They offer the flexibility to A320 Family operators of either adding around 100 nautical miles more range or allowing an increased payload capability of up to 450 kilograms.

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As from 2 September, Air France will offer its customers three weekly services to Shanghai-Pudong by Airbus A380. Air France will therefore become the first European airline to serve the Chinese economic capital by A380.

On board its Airbus A380, Air France offers customers four cabin classes (La Première, Business, Premium Economy and Economy) as well as several exclusive new features for a unique travel experience and even more comfort:

– 6 bars for a friendly atmosphere during the flight,
– 5 decibels less noise in the cabin compared with industry standards,
– A gallery dedicated to art and culture.

'By serving Shanghai by Airbus A380, we are pursuing our development strategy on growth markets. On board, we aim to provide all our customers with the levels of comfort, serenity and French-style service excellence that distinguishes Air France worldwide. This new route by A380 demonstrates the excellent cooperation between the French and Chinese aviation authorities, which have made this agreement possible.' underlined Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France.

Dedicated services for Chinese customers

Air France has created a range of services specifically tailored to accommodate its Chinese passengers. Announcements are made in Mandarin on flights to and from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Wuhan and in Cantonese for Hong Kong flights. Chinese interpreters are present on board all Air France flights to and from China.

To welcome and provide assistance to passengers who do not speak English or French, Air France has a team of multilingual agents at Paris-Charles de Gaulle who speak Mandarin and Cantonese.

The chefs of Air France subsidiary, Servair, the on-board foodservices specialist, develop a range of fine Chinese dishes served in Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy. In addition, jasmine tea is offered in all cabins.

Air France also offers a frequently renewed selection of international films subtitled in Chinese. A Chinese film is also routinely offered.

Air France offers a selection of Chinese newspapers and magazines on board.

Furthermore, Air France has developed a dedicated corporate website for its Chinese customers, http://corporate.airfrance.cn. Available in Simplified and Traditional Chinese, this website provides all the main Air France news from Greater China and around the world.

European leader between China and Europe

The Air France-KLM Group is European leader between Europe and China. Air France and KLM operate 93 weekly flights from their hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol to 9 destinations in Greater China: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen and Taipei.

With its partners China Southern and China Eastern, Air France-KLM offers up to 126 weekly flights to China.

Flight schedules

In summer 2013, Air France serves Shanghai-Pudong from Paris-Charles de Gaulle with 27 weekly flights, thirteen of which are operated on a code-share basis with China Eastern Airlines, a member of SkyTeam.

The Air France A380 in brief
6 destinations in September 2013

In September 2013, Air France's eight Airbus A380 will serve six destinations:

– in North America: New York JFK (one daily flight), Washington DC (one daily flight) and Los Angeles (one daily flight),
– in Africa: Johannesburg (one daily flight),
– in Asia: Tokyo-Narita (one daily flight) and Shanghai (3 weekly flights).

516 seats in four cabins

All Air France's A380 are equipped with 516 seats in four cabin classes on two decks:

– 9 seats in La Première,
– 80 seats in Business,
– 38 seats in Premium Eco,
– and 389 seats in Economy.

Comfort on board

– 6 bars for a friendly atmosphere during the flight
– 200 windows: abundant natural light in the cabin
– 5 decibels less noise in the cabin compared with industry standards
– A gallery dedicated to art and culture

The latest technology at the service of in-flight entertainment and comfort

– External live images with three cameras housed at the front, underneath and at the rear of the aircraft, whose images are broadcast live throughout the flight.
– Mood lighting; changing lighting moods to cross time zones without feeling tired.

One of the most environmentally friendly aircraft

With less than 75 grams of CO2 produced per passenger per kilometre, the A380 is one of the most environmentally friendly aircraft.
Special attention for Chinese passengers

CREWS TRAINED IN CHINESE CULTURE

Air France has created a service specifically tailored to accommodate its Chinese passengers. The company has established an outreach program on Chinese culture for its 15,000 flight attendants. This program reflects Air France's constant search for excellence, hospitality and service as do the languages spoken aboard flights: announcements are broadcast in Mandarin on the flights to and from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Wuhan and in Cantonese for Hong Kong flights. In addition, for more than 10 years, Chinese interpreters have been on board all Air France flights from and to China.

GROUND STAFF WHO SPEAK MANDARIN

To welcome and provide assistance to passengers who do not speak English or French, Air France has a team of multilingual agents at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, speaking Mandarin and Cantonese. The team welcomes daily passengers, assisting them with checking-in and facilitates their connections between flights. Knowledge of the travellers' languages and cultures makes it easier to exchange and establish immediate and natural contact.

MOBILE SERVICES IN CHINESE

Air France customers benefit from an exclusive, free service, requiring no registration or subscription, informing them of changes or any disruptions in their journey. The 'Air France Connect' service is also now available in Chinese.

With a mobile phone number and e-mail address indicated by the customer when purchasing their ticket, Air France can provide information up to 14 days prior to departure, by telephone, SMS or e-mail, regarding flight cancellations or delays, gate changes or delays in delivery of luggage following the flight. Air France and KLM are the first airlines providing such large-scale proactive information services to all passengers throughout their network. To be notified personally in case of emergency on a flight, customers only need to ensure that they have provided the company with the maximum contact information for the communications modes (telephone, mobile or e-mail) the customer will use during the trip.

CHINESE CUISINE ON BOARD

Air France places particular emphasis on openness to other cultures, taking into account the tastes of its passengers. While providing a French dining experience, Air France pays attention to adapting its menus to the culture or dietary needs of its customers. For Chinese customers, the chefs of Air France subsidiary, Servair, the on-board foodservices specialist, develop a range of fine Chinese dishes served in Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy. In addition, jasmine tea is offered in all cabins.

FILMS AND INFORMATION IN MANDARIN

For its Chinese passengers, Air France offers a frequently renewed selection of international films subtitled in Chinese. A Chinese film also is routinely offered. The selection changes every three months with the language of the films alternating between Mandarin and Cantonese.

CHINESE NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES ON BOARD

A Chinese version of the Air France flight magazine is available to passengers and a regular selection of Chinese newspapers and magazines is also available on each flight.

A DEDICATED CORPORATE WEBSITE FOR CHINESE CUSTOMERS

Air France has developed a dedicated corporate website for its Chinese customers, http://corporate.airfrance.cn. Available in Simplified and Traditional Chinese, this website provides all the main Air France news from Greater China and around the world, including regular updates on company strategy, a map of the Air France, KLM and their Chinese partners' networks, the art of travel with Air France, the ambitions of the company in terms of sustainable development and the latest press releases and press kits.

Air France is the first airline to offer a version of its corporate website in Chinese. For all you need to know go to http://corporate.airfrance.cn

Discover all the latest Air France news in real time wherever you are on the free iPhone application on the corporate website and on smartphones at http://mobile-corporate.airfrance.com/en

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Amstelveen, – -On Tuesday, 30 April 2013, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will abdicate and her son Prince Willem-Alexander will be crowned. In honour of the coronation, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will present all its passengers travelling in World Business Class on coronation day a one-off special Delftware miniature replica of the Palace on Dam Square in Amsterdam. The miniatures will be presented on intercontinental flights departing from Amsterdam.

The Palace on Dam Square was built in the 17th century and was originally intended as a city hall to house Amsterdam entire municipal and judicial bodies. They moved into the City Hall in 1655, even though construction was still underway. In those days, Amsterdam was the mercantile capital of the world and it was this status that prompted the building of a bigger and better city call.

About KLM
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world's oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.

In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.

KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region in the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the economy.

About SkyTeam
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive worldwide network offering more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers access to over 490 lounges worldwide.

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Realities For Children Charities, a Larimer County non-profit serving children who have been abused or neglected and the organization behind the annual ‘Realities Ride & Rally’ has been approved…

(PRWeb April 29, 2013)

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Visit Florida’s West Coast Beaches for Some Fun in the Sun.

(PRWeb April 29, 2013)

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