Chris Kjelgaar

Chris
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Finavia rebrands Helsinki-Vantaa as new terminal extension opens 

Finavia, the state-owned operator of 25 of Finland's 27 commercial airports, has rebranded Helsinki-Vantaa as Helsinki Airport in a €30,000 ($43,200) marketing initiative in partnership with advertising agency TBWA/PHS. The rebranding is intended to reinforce the message that HEL is a modern hub ideal for connections to Asia from both Europe and the North American East Coast owing to its position directly over the shortest great-circle routes connecting the continents.

Blogs & Commentary
Mar 22, 2017
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Keep calm, but don't carry on!

The British Airways statement on the new rules forbidding laptops and other personal electronic devices in carry-on on certain flights is so British....More
Mar 21, 2017
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Casting a cloud over a movie star & a little boy sharing carrot juice

Have years of work by Emirates and other airlines to cultivate a safe, friendly image in the US been spoiled in one fell swoop?...More
Mar 21, 2017
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Trying to make sense of the new TSA electronics ban

I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my flight back to Washington DC a bit annoying. However, given today’s announcement about new US security rules for flights from that airport and nine others, most of them also in the Middle East, the focus of my annoyance has changed....More
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