Coin laying ceremony for MSC World Europa | News

A maritime coin ceremony tradition took place earlier at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, as the keel was laid for MSC Cruises’ first liquified natural gas-powered ship, MSC World Europa. The 200,000-plus GT ship is scheduled to enter service in 2022, become the LNG-powered vessel to be built in France. Zoe Africa Vago, daughter of Alexa Aponte-Vago and her husband Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises executive chairman, and Aurore Bezard from Chantiers de I’Atlantique performed the traditional maritime ritual. The pair will serve as godmothers to the ship,…

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Unite seeks to block IAG acquisition of Air Europa | News

Unite has informed EU commissioner for competition, Margrethe Vestager, that it intends to act as a third party opposing the acquisition of Air Europa by International Airlines Group (IAG). The union is now in talks with the DG Competition case team who will be investigating the takeover. Officials have strongly criticised a decision by British Airways owner IAG to spend hundreds of millions of pounds on a new acquisition, while pleading poverty as it reduces the size of its workforce. United accuses British Airways of stripping workers of their terms…

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Air Europa introduces new boarding procedures | News

Air Europa has introduced what it hopes is a more efficient, comfortable and orderly zone boarding procedure on all its scheduled flights. Once priority passengers have boarded those in the economy cabin will board, starting with those at the back and moving forward towards the front. Priority boarding is given to passengers with special needs and families with babies. Next, business class and elite plus class passengers can board, followed by elite and priority boarding customers. Finally, passengers with seats in the rear section of the plane are able to…

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Man Utd 4-0 AZ Alkmaar: Mason Greenwood double in emphatic Europa League victory

Mason Greenwood is the youngest player to score twice in the same game in Europe for Manchester United, aged 18 years and 72 days Mason Greenwood scored twice in a four-goal Manchester United blitz in the space of 11 minutes to defeat AZ Alkmaar and secure a seeding for the Europa League knockout phase. After a mundane first half, the game burst into life in the 53rd minute when Ashley Young drove home Juan Mata’s cross for his first goal since February. Greenwood stole the headlines though, firing home from…

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Air Europa signs codeshare deal with Gol Linhas Aéreas | News

Air Europa has announced a codeshare agreement with Brazil’s largest domestic airline by market share, Gol Linhas Aéreas.  The agreement, which will come into force in January, will enable Air Europa passengers flying to its four Brazilian destinations – Sao Paulo, Recife, Fortaleza and Salvador – to connect on with 20 Brazilian cities on the Gol network. This agreement will enable Air Europa to deploy its code on 78 domestic flights and offer its passengers travelling from Europe perfect connectivity and a broad range of flights, featuring some of Brazil’s…

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