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Number of crime victims stable


One in five people victims of crime Fewer victims of vandalism More cyber crime victims Slightly more people tend to feel unsafe in their own neighbourhood One in every fourteen residents (7 percent) indicated they had been victims of vandalism in 2013, i.e. just below the level recorded in 2012 (8 percent). This is predominantly due to a reduction in vehicle vandalism. The share of violent crime victims (2.4 percent) and victims of crimes against property (14 percent) hardly changed relative to 2012. The number of cyber crime victi... Read More »

More service and comfort: Lufthansa reaches for the stars


“We have set ourselves a number of objectives for 2014 – it will be Lufthansa’s biggest service initiative in recent years. As well as installing the latest cabins in all classes of our aircraft, which is already proceeding apace, we will also be demonstrating to an even greater degree our qualities as a dedicated host with a keen understanding of service and hospitality,” said Jens Bischof, the member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board in charge of Sales, Product and Marketing, at the ITB in Berlin. Business Class with a more individual... Read More »

Geneva Motor Show 2014: premiere of the new Continental WinterContact TS 850 P


As of March 6, the doors will be open for all privately interested parties to see the innovations at the show as well. Around 700,000 visitors are expected this year. Continental will be represented at the international trade fair in Hall 5 at stand 5043, where it will showcase its new winter tire, the Continental WinterContact TS 850 P, which will celebrate its debut in the tire trade this fall, alongside its current range of tires for passenger cars. ... Read More »

World premiere: Lufthansa presents Premium Economy Class


“Our Premium Economy Class will create a completely new travel experience that combines affordability with greater comfort. The seats offer up to 50 per cent more room than Economy Class and will position us in a premium segment within the international competitive environment,” said Jens Bischof, CCO & Member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board in charge of Sales, Product and Marketing, during a press conference at the Lufthansa stand in hall 25. The new product will enable Lufthansa to meet the requirements of many business and priv... Read More »

Lufthansa simplifies online booking at


The shopping basket provides online customers with an overview of all the selected services as well as the total price calculated for these. Details such as destination or date can now also be changed during the individual booking steps – the available flight connections and the shopping cart will automatically be updated accordingly. Up until now, customers had to repeat the booking steps if they made any changes. New icons on the booking interface help customers to find their way around when selecting the optimal fare. Using brief descript... Read More »

Alstom presented the first in Russia high-speed tramway to Moscow bloggers


Ten most active and professional bloggers were the first "real" passengers of the tramway on the 3.5 km long section of the Moscow track, currently in operation, where the tramway is being tested for winter conditions. Moscow has never seen such a "cosmic" vehicle before. As the tramway, fast and quiet, elegantly ran along the line where passengers every day find themselves packed and continuously shaken in the old models, people on the streets took pictures of the friendly alien. Meanwhile, the people inside were paying great attention to the ... Read More »

S7 Airlines – flight punctuality leader


The Domodedovo Airport monthly rating states that at the end of January 2014 the airlines of the S7 Group demonstrated the best results in punctuality performing the most number of flights without deviations from the schedule. S7 Airlines operates flights to 114 destinations in 25 countries of the world. The Domodedovo Airport is the airline’s main hub, where S7 Airlines offers its passengers convenient connections between different Russian cities and to cities of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Eastern and Western Europe. The airlin... Read More »

Alstom Transport presents its rail transport solutions at Eurasia Rail 2014


Alstom Transport will showcase a number of mock-up trains, notably its Pendolino high speed train. Pendolino is Alstom Transport’s solution for reliable and competitive high-speed operations on conventional tracks and high speed lines. It can be delivered with or without its unique active tilting system, depending on profile mission requested by the operators. The Citadis tramway, currently in commercial service on Istanbul’s Kabatas-Bagcilar line, will also be displayed. Thanks to the high performance of its engine, Citadis consumes less ener... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz: The best choice – used cars from Mercedes-Benz


A determining factor for the Used Car Report 2014 was the assessment of the reports compiled from the main inspections undertaken by the DEKRA test centres. According to these reports, the B-Class, E-Class and GLK-Class are all vehicles with the lowest number of defects in their respective categories. In addition, since the E-Class was voted the "Best of all Classes" and the B-Class "Vehicle of the Year", Mercedes-Benz succeeded in securing five out of eleven top places – more than any of its competitors. Based on this therefore, anyone lookin... Read More »

Additional space for bicycles in Amsterdam


The Amsterdam College of Mayor and Alderpersons has decided upon the accelerated introduction of additional measures to assist cyclists in the city. These measures complement the Long-Term Cycle Plan (Meerjarenplan Fiets) that provides for 40,000 additional bike parking spaces and 15 kilometres of new bike lanes in Amsterdam. The new measures include research into the introduction of so-called ‘green waves’ for cyclists to improve the flow of cycle traffic, providing cyclists with extra space at crossings and the appointment of an official resp... Read More »

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