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2008-11-07 03:00:10

Air Berlin has transported 2.7 million passengers in October 2008, a decrease of 4.4%, compared to 2.83 million passengers in the same period of 2007. The airline's fleet capacity utilization decreased 1.6 percentage points to 80.1% in October 2008. Revenue per available seat kilometer increased 21% to 6.2 eurocents from 5.13 eurocents in October 2007. For the first 10 months of 2008, Air Berlin has transported 24.81 million passengers, an increase of 2.1%, compared to 24.31 million...

2008-11-04 03:00:11

Air Berlin has announced that it will launch its first non-stop service to Venice, Italy from Dusseldorf, Germany on May 1, 2009. The airline will operate the new non-stop service Monday through Saturday. The one-way fare to Venice is available from E29 including taxes, charges and miles.

2008-11-03 09:00:23

Air Berlin has announced that it will launch a fourth daily non-stop service from the London Stansted Airport, UK to Dusseldorf, Germany, effective February 2, 2009. The new fourth daily service will complement Air Berlin's existing three daily services between London and the German city. The new service will be available Monday through Friday. The airline has also announced that it will launch a twice-daily connecting flight from Stansted via Dusseldorf to the German city of Dresden from...

2008-10-30 09:00:25

Tempelhof, once Europe's largest airport and a central player in Berlin's history, ushers its final takeoff into the sky Thursday, officials say. Its future is uncertain. Supporters of the airport tried to save it but a public referendum in April that would have called for its preservation failed to attract enough votes, Deutsche Welle said. The city of Berlin and the German government, which own Tempelhof, have wanted to close it for years, citing costs and declining passenger numbers....

2008-10-08 12:00:25

Air Berlin has transported 2.85 million passengers in September 2008, a decrease of 3.1%, compared to 2.95 million passengers in the same period of 2007. The airline's fleet capacity utilization decreased 1.7 percentage points to 82.5% in September 2008, compared to 84.2% in the same period of 2007. Revenue per available seat kilometer increased 12.1% to 5.96 eurocents from 5.31 eurocents in September 2007. For the first nine months of 2008, Air Berlin has transported 22.11 million...

2008-10-07 03:00:16

By Cleveland-Peck, Patricia Patricia Cleveland-Peck visits Tempelhof which is about to close for ever as an airport. Templehof will reach the end of its life as an airport by November. Its tiny duty free shop has already gone, its main restaurant is closed and few footsteps now echo down its long corridors and across its massive passenger hall. The tranquil atmosphere is nothing like that of any modern airport. Its traffic had been much reduced for several years, because its runways are too...

2008-09-08 06:00:16

Air Berlin has transported 2.85 million passengers in August 2008, a decrease of 2.4%, compared to 2.92 million in the same period of 2007. The airline's fleet capacity utilization decreased 0.6 percentage points to 82.9% in August 2008, compared to 83.5% in the same period of 2007. Revenue per available seat kilometer increased 14.4% to 5.55 eurocents from 4.85 eurocents in August 2007. For the first eight months of 2008, Air Berlin has transported 19.25 million passengers, an increase...

2008-07-11 06:00:31

Lufthansa Systems, a full-service IT provider for the airline and aviation sector, has announced that Air Berlin and its subsidiary airline LTU, have standardized their flight planning using the Lido Operations Center solution. The Lido Operations Center (Lido OC) is an IT solution from Lufthansa Systems which ensures efficient flight operations, saves fuel and can be used to plan flights for both long and short-haul fleets. Air Berlin and LTU are already long-standing Lido OC customers....

2008-07-07 09:00:41

Air Berlin has announced that it will launch a new service to Cyprus from November 3, 2008. The airline said that it will operate the new service on every Monday and its passengers from Germany and Austria will be able to travel via Nuremberg, Germany, to the destination airport of Paphos in southwest Cyprus. Air Berlin also said that early bookers can make sure of getting bargain fares from just E149 one way, including taxes, charges and miles.

2008-07-01 09:00:45

SSP has acquired the airport restaurant business of Lufthansa subsidiary LSG-Airport Gastronomiegesellschaft. According to the company, the agreement incorporates all LSG-Airport Gastronomiegesellschaft's concessions in landside and airside areas at Berlin-Tegel Airport, Berlin-Schonefeld Airport, Bremen Airport, Cologne/Bonn Airport, Frankfurt Airport and Munich International Airport. The acquired business has an annual turnover of around E27 million, and operates 36 cafes, bars and...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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