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BMW Welt Jazz Award 2018 in April


The concept band Beady Belle of singer Beate S. Lech and bassist Marius Reksjø first saw the light of day in 1999 with keyboarder and head of label Bugge Wesseltoft. The band’s seven very successful albums featuring guests such as Jamie Cullum and India.Arie, are a testament to its creative potential and continued progress. Its program for a trio, “On My Own” is an intimate work centered around Lech’s powerful voice and her stunning ability to modulate. On April 8, Beady Belle will delight its audience with a grooving sextet, set up to also per... Read More »

DHL plans new logistics hub at Vienna airport


Starting in summer 2018, the DHL Campus Vienna Airport will be developed on premises measuring roughly 60,000 sqm in the Fischamend district. The facility will take on a key role as a freight hub for Eastern Europe in the future. By establishing a joint site for DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight, synergies between the different transport modes - land, air and ocean – are to be exploited even more effectively. “DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight are combining the individual strengths of their two networks at the new site in Fischamend,... Read More »

Apple opens its first store in Austria Saturday

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Nestled on the famous pedestrian shopping street between St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera, the store’s 150 employees will invite visitors to experience the creative sessions and services offered in Apple Stores around the world. “We can’t wait to join the bustling city of Vienna, a European crossroads so rich in history and culture,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. “Apple Kärntner Straße brings the best of Apple together with our products, services and educational programs. Everyone is welcome t... Read More »

Lufthansa Group flying to 260 destinations this winter


Thanks to the use of larger aircraft, the Group’s capacity in available seat-kilometres is increasing by 2.9 per cent compared with the same period last year. At the same time, the number of flights in the period of the timetable is going down by 2.9 per cent. On average, therefore, a Lufthansa Group aircraft is taking off somewhere around the world every 32 seconds. The individual route networks of the Group airlines are increasingly converging with one another. Almost all destinations are connected via a Lufthansa Group hub. End-to-end fares ... Read More »

MEISSEN® CEO participates in Contemporary Art panel discussion at Albertina, Vienna


The three panelists who have been invited by Albertina's international affairs representative Dr. Gisela ‎Winkelhofer are Dr. Christian Kurtzke, CEO of MEISSEN COUTURE® Luxury Group, founded in 1710; Mr. Frédéric Dufour, President of Ruinart, Reims, the first established champagne house, founded in 1729; and Dr. Thomas Girst, Head of Cultural Engagement, BMW Group, Munich. "Thanks to our MEISSEN COUTURE artCAMPUS® initiative more and more contemporary art museums and curators around the world become aware of our activities in the world of co... Read More »

Lufthansa suspends flights to Tel Aviv


Because of the uncertain situation at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, the Lufthansa Group decided that flights of its airlines from and to Tel Aviv will be suspended for the next 36 hours. This applies to all flights by Lufthansa, Germanwings, Austrian Airlines and Swiss for the given time frame. This decision was made based on the criteria that the safety of passengers and crews of all airlines has highest priority even though no sharply increased travel warnings from the responsible officials were issued. Passengers that were booke... Read More »

Austria rolls out red carpet for Putin


The developments came during a high profile visit to Vienna by Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Alexei Miller, the head of Russian energy champion, Gazprom. Putin, who was recently snubbed by the leaders of the G7 nations over his attack on Ukraine, met with Austrian President Heinz Fischer and with Chancellor Werner Faymann. He also laid a wreath at a WWII monument in central Vienna and met business chiefs in the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. He accused the US of trying to derail the pipeline project, South Stream, which is to pump half... Read More »

Gazprom and Austria point out relevancy of alternative Russian gas routes to Europe


Vienna hosted a working meeting between Alexey Miller and Gerhard Roiss, Chief Executive Officer of OMV. The parties addressed the issues of Russian natural gas supply to Austria. Gazprom's activities as of a reliable supplier largely contributing to the Austrian and European energy security were highly appreciated. It was pointed out that the current geopolitical situation proved the relevancy of alternative Russian gas routes to European consumers. As part of the visit, Alexey Miller met with Reinhold Mitterlehner, Austrian Federal Ministe... Read More »

Lufthansa and Germanwings to fly to 235 Destinations this summer


Germanwings to take off from Düsseldorf as of 30 March The handover of direct flights from Lufthansa to Germanwings is also proceeding to plan, in several stages. The connections include those routes that do not operate through Lufthansa's Frankfurt and Munich hubs. No fewer than three quarters of the planned connections will be flown by Germanwings in summer 2014. In Hamburg Germanwings recently took over the routes to Paris and London, bringing the total number of destinations served from Hamburg to 24. The handover of routes to Germanwing... Read More »

Lufthansa flies top athletes to the Olympic Games


It enables not only the athletes, trainers and media representatives, but all sports enthusiasts to get to the Black Sea comfortably: directly from Frankfurt am Main with no transfers. This will enable the athletes to optimise their preparation for the competition and fans to save their energy for cheering in the stadium or out on the pistes. From today Lufthansa will be flying a total of 27 times to the venue from Frankfurt and Munich. Austria’s top athletes are also flying to Sochi with the Lufthansa Group. Austrian Airlines is again the o... Read More »

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