Eurowings opens a new line Düsseldorf – Zagreb

first_imgThe second largest airline in Croatia is recording excellent results on the Croatian market.In 2017, it had an expansion of 60% on the Croatian market with over 900.000 passengers, flights had a occupancy rate of about 90%, while with a total of 42 routes to Croatia in 2018 it expects to transport over a million passengers to / from Croatia. Encouraged by the excellent results, the inaugural flight at the new destination Zagreb-Düsseldorf, which is the fifth city to which Eurowings operates from Zagreb, was officially launched on Tuesday.In the future, they plan to focus even more on increasing the number of flights and destinations in the winter flight schedule, following the example of the Rijeka-Cologne route. “We are glad that we have introduced the fifth line to Zagreb from Germany and we expect 200.000 passengers in 2018 on these lines. We are proud that Eurowings is the fastest growing airline in Europe and in Croatia. In the coming period, we plan to further increase the number of lines and destinations to Croatia and focus on reducing seasonality in the country.”, Said Ivan Oreč, destination development manager at Eurowings.During the winter and summer flight schedules, Eurowings will connect Düsseldorf and Zagreb three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.The Director of the Zagreb Tourist Board, Martina Bienenfeld, believes that the opening of a new Eurowings route on the route Düsseldorf – Zagreb, in addition to existing flights to Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart and direct connection with Zagreb, creates a unique opportunity to expand the market. the city of Croatia, but also the whole country to visitors from Germany, but also from all over the world. “In this regard, I would like to point out that the Croatian capital, from January to September this year, was visited by 14% (52.302) more guests from Germany who achieved an increase of 11% in overnight stays (94.301). Also, guests from Germany are positioned among the best guests in terms of length of stay in Zagreb and are always at the top of the list of visitors to our citySaid Bienenfeldlast_img read more

Monaco fire Moreno after seven months

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener Robert Moreno has been sacked by Monaco after only seven months in charge of the Ligue 1 club.The 42-year-old took over last December when they were seventh in the table – they eventually finished ninth when the season was halted early because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Our paths are separating earlier than expected,” said Monaco vice-president Oleg Petrov.“Robert did everything possible to improve the team.”Reports claimed that former Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac is set to be named as Moreno’s replacement.Tags: AS MonacoBayern MunichLigue 1Oleg PetrovRobert Morenolast_img read more

COSCO Shipping Ports Container Volumes Keep Rising

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: PxHere Despite the ongoing trade war between China and the US, Hong Kong-based port operator COSCO Shipping Ports ended the first six months of this year with a total throughput rise of 5.4 percent year on year (yoy).The total container throughput increased to 59.8 million TEUs in H1 2019 from 56.7 million TEUs recorded in H1 2018.As explained, the growth was backed by the increased calls from the shipping alliances at the group’s container terminals and the contributions from newly acquired terminals.In particular, the total throughput from terminal companies in which the group has controlling stake increased by 14.6 percent to 12.4 million TEUs, accounting for 20.8 percent of the group’s total, and the total throughput from non-controlling terminals rose by 3.2 percent to 47.3 million TEUs, accounting for 79.2 percent of the group’s total.Moreover, COSCO Shipping Ports saw a 4.5 percent increase in its revenue. The group reported a revenue of USD 517.9 million in H1 2019, against USD 495.5 million posted in the corresponding period a year earlier.What is more, total comprehensive income for the period surged to USD 162.5 million in H1 2019 from USD 94.9 million seen in H1 2018.ProspectsLooking ahead, despite the fact that challenges do remain in the second half of 2019 with various uncertainties, global economic growth is supported to an extent by the market expectation that the low-interest rate policy will be sustained, according to the group.COSCO Shipping Ports said it would continue to leverage on the synergies with the Ocean Alliance and its parent company, seize opportunities to cooperate with major shipping companies and ports companies to keep boosting throughput.Given the macroeconomic uncertainties, the group said it is “cautiously optimistic” for the whole year, expecting the high single-digit growth in equity throughput for 2019.Additionally, COSCO Shipping Ports said it would remain committed to building its global terminal network and searching for opportunities to acquire overseas terminals.Finally, the group intends to step up the development of its terminal extended business to other terminals in an effort to further improve profitability.Read more:COSCO Shipping Ports Finalizes Deal for USD 3 Bn Peru PortTianjin Container Terminals Wrap Up MergerCOSCO Shipping Ports to Develop Port Supply Chain in NanshaCOSCO Shipping Ports Buys Stake in Peruvian Chancay TerminalCOSCO Strengthens Presence in SingaporeCOSCO Shipping Ports Acquires 4.34 Pct Stake in Beibu Gulf PortCOSCO, Abu Dhabi Ports Open New Terminal at Khalifa Portlast_img read more