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Icelandair Begins Service from Kansas City

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Icelandair will officially launch seasonal service from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) with flight FI840 departing at 5:15PM local time. This historic event marks the first trans-Atlantic flight from the iconic MCI airport. Icelandair’s seasonal non-stop service from Kansas City to Iceland will operate three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, with easy connections to […]

Source: Icelandair.com


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Norway set to create zero emissions zones in fjords

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For years, Norway has been actively working through the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping and, at home, has pursued a similar policy. Norway has been and continues to be a leader in the promotion of battery-electric car ferries through public procurement as a climate measure. Development of […]

Source: Marine Log


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Norway plans to buy electric planes, mimicking green car success

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Norway said on Thursday it wants to buy electric passenger planes in the coming years to help slow climate change, building on its success with big tax breaks that have made it the world leader in electric car sales. State firm Avinor, which runs 45 airports in Norway, said the commitment to battery-powered aircraft could […]

Source: Reuters


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Norway aims for all short-haul flights 100 percent electric by 2040

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All of Norway’s short-haul airliners should be entirely electric by 2040, the country’s airport operator said on Wednesday, cementing the Nordic nation’s role as a pioneer in the field of electric transport. Avinor, the public operator of Norwegian airports, “aims to be the first in the world” to make the switch to electric air transport, […]

Source: The Local


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Number of international visitors to US drops as anti-foreigner rhetoric continues

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Saudi Arabia, Australia and Canada have all enjoyed a bump of at least 20% in the number of international visitors since 2015, according to data from the U.S. Travel Association. In fact, tourism is booming in almost every major destination. But there are two exceptions among the top 12 markets: Turkey, which has been hit […]

Source: Marketwatch


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