Croatia Airlines introduces routes to Munich, Copenhagen and Dublin

first_imgCroatia Airlines is expanding its destination network for the third year in a row with three new routes to Munich, Copenhagen and Dublin and increasing the number of weekly flights on existing routes.Croatia Airlines is expanding its network of European destinations this tourist season as well, which will enable passengers an even better choice and organization of travel.For the first time in the company’s history, regular international flights are being introduced Zagreb – Dublin, which will be held from May 3 to October 28, 2017. perform twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays. The seasonal line is also a novelty Dubrovnik – Munich on which it will fly from April 30 five times a week – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.Among the news is the line Split – Copenhagen on which Croatia Airlines aircraft will fly on Saturdays, from May 5 to October 20 this year.The number of weekly flights on existing routes is increasingIn addition to the new routes, this year’s summer flight schedule also increases the number of weekly flights on individual routes. Thus, as of May 4, four additional afternoon flights on the line will be introduced Zagreb – Skopje, which is an additional benefit for transfer passengers who travel to Skopje via European transport hubs (Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt and others) via Zagreb. Several weekly flights will also be operated on the route Zagreb – Dubrovnik – Rome on which, in addition to the previous flights on Saturdays and Sundays, an additional flight will be introduced on Wednesdays in early May.Photo: Zagreb International AirportCroatia Airlines aircraft will continue to fly to all eight European destinations, ie on all seasonal routes introduced during 2016 and 2017 – from Zagreb to Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, Bucharest, Lisbon, Milan, Prague and St. Petersburg. The number of weekly flights to Sankt peterburg, in addition to flights on Thursdays and Sundays, increases by an additional flight on Tuesdays. They stand out from Croatia Airlines. During this year’s summer flight schedule, seasonal flights are reintroduced to many attractive European destinations, such as Athens, Barcelona, ​​Lisbon, Venice and the second, and at the same time the rush in domestic regular traffic is increasing.”Croatia Airlines planes will fly directly to 39 destinations in 23 European countries in regular passenger traffic this season, connecting the capital Zagreb with five Croatian airports..Due to the expansion of the destination network and the increase in the number of flights, the company will lease two CRJ1000 aircraft with 100 seats from Air Nostrum for the upcoming tourist season, as well as last year, which will complement the existing fleet of six Airbus aircraft (four A319 and two A320) and six aircraft. Dash 8-Q400. ”They conclude from Croatia Airlines.By the way, the Croatian national airline transported a record 2017 passengers in 2,124.528, or 10 percent more than the year before, and the continuation of the positive trend in passenger traffic is expected this year as well.last_img read more

US sends top-level diplomat to Taiwan, angering China

first_img“China strongly opposes this,” foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters on Thursday, saying the trip “encourages the arrogant attitude of Taiwan independence separatist forces”.Beijing considers Taiwan part of its territory, to be absorbed into the mainland — by force if necessary.Relations between the United States and China are at their lowest point in decades, with the two sides clashing over a range of trade, military and security issues, as well as the coronavirus pandemic.Washington’s increased outreach to Taiwan under US President Donald Trump has become yet another flashpoint between the two powers.  Topics : A top US diplomat will arrive in Taiwan on Thursday, the highest-ranking State Department official to visit in 40 years, in a further sign of Washington’s willingness to defy China and its campaign to isolate the self-ruled island.Keith Krach, undersecretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment, was heading to Taipei to attend a memorial service for late president Lee Teng-hui on Saturday, the US State Department said.The trip, the second high-ranking US visit in as many months, sparked an immediate rebuke from China, which baulks at any recognition of Taiwan and has mounted a decades-long policy of marginalizing the democratic island. “The United States honors President Lee’s legacy by continuing our strong bonds with Taiwan and its vibrant democracy through shared political and economic values,” spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement announcing Krach’s trip.Taiwan’s foreign ministry said Krach, accompanied by assistant secretary Robert Destro, would also discuss “how to strengthen bilateral economic cooperation” during his three-day visit.It described him as the highest-ranking State Department official to visit Taiwan since 1979, when Washington switched diplomatic recognition to Beijing from Taipei.Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will host a dinner for the US delegation on Friday.”We look forward to more exchanges and discussions between Taiwan and the US to solidify the foundation for further collaborations, including economic cooperation, through undersecretary Krach’s visit,” her office said in a statement. Ambassador meeting in New York Beijing discourages any official exchanges with Taiwan but in recent months Washington has dramatically increased its outreach.Last month, US cabinet member and health chief Alex Azar visited to highlight Taiwan’s widely praised efforts to stop COVID-19.On Thursday Taiwan’s foreign ministry also confirmed a rare meeting took place the day before between James Lee, its top official in New York, and Washington’s ambassador to the UN Kelly Clark. Beijing has ramped up diplomatic, economic and military pressure on Taiwan since the 2016 election of Tsai, who rejects its view that the island is part of “one China”.In recent weeks, Taiwan has reported a sharp increase in incursions by Chinese jets into its air defense identification zone.On Thursday, Taiwan’s defense ministry said two Chinese anti-submarine planes crossed the boundary a day earlier and were warned to leave.Washington remains the leading arms supplier to the island but has historically been cautious in holding official contact with it.Trump has embraced Taiwan more closely as a way to hit back at authoritarian Beijing, especially as he seeks re-election in November.He has also approved some major arms sales, something his recent predecessors were more reluctant to do. But the United States has so far not strayed from the unwritten red line on Taiwan, as it has not sent senior officials whose primary responsibilities are foreign affairs or defense.Lee, who died in July at the age of 97, was a towering figure in Taiwan’s history, helping the once authoritarian island transition to a vibrant democracy and later angering China by pushing for it to be recognized as a sovereign country.When news of his death broke, Chinese state media called him “the godfather of Taiwan secessionism”.Krach, with his economic focus, will be visiting as Taiwan seeks a trade deal with the United States.Taiwan removed a major hurdle last month by easing safety restrictions on US beef and pork — welcome news for farmers, a key constituency for Trump, as the election approaches.last_img read more

Mikaela Shiffrin sets record for most World Cup wins in a season

first_imgAlready the slalom and overall champion this season, the American was the quickest in both runs, her combined time of 1 minute, 38.98 seconds enough to secure victory by 0.85 seconds over Wendy Holdener, with Petra Vlhova (+2.03) a distant third. Ski racing’s record books belong to @MikaelaShiffrin.The most world cup races ever won in a single season (15) — and she’s not done yet. @usskiteam // #Spindl2019 pic.twitter.com/XrdUlllw3i— Team USA (@TeamUSA) March 9, 2019Shiffrin, who turns 24 next week, has now won 39 World Cup slalom events in her career – including seven in the current campaign – leaving her one short of the all-time record held by Ingemar Stenmark.She holds 58 wins across all disciplines and continues to rapidly close in on Stenmark’s benchmark of 86. The peerless Mikaela Shiffrin once again made history on Saturday, breaking the record for the most race wins in a World Cup season with her 15th triumph of the 2018-19 campaign.Shiffrin claimed victory in the slalom discipline at Spindleruv Mlyn, the Czech venue where she made her World Cup debut in 2011, two days before her 16th birthday. Her record total, which tops the 14 wins of Vreni Schneider in 1988-89, could yet be increased, with four further events scheduled for next week’s season finale in Soldeu. Related News Lindsey Vonn: Mikaela Shiffrin will eclipse World Cup record in two yearslast_img read more