“Piégée” et “ensanglantée”, la célèbre Instagrameuse Cassandra Forêt dénonce la cruauté de Canada Goose

La jeune star des réseaux sociaux se joint à PETA pour appeler la marque à cesser d’utiliser la fourrure de coyotes cruellement piégés et tués

Paris – Lors d’une mise en scène publique à Paris aujourd’hui, Cassandra Forêt – chanteuse, star des réseaux sociaux et petite sœur de Jade Lagardère – a posé jambes nues dans une fausse veste Canada Goose, prise dans un piège à mâchoire métallique, la jambe « ensanglantée ». Elle était étendue sur un panneau circulaire estampillé « Cruauté Canada Goose » et entourée de militants tenant des pancartes et distribuant des tracts pour informer les gens sur la manière dont les coyotes sont piégés dans la nature et violemment tués pour leurs peaux.

« La fourrure de ces coyotes leur appartient, et n’a rien à faire sur un manteau », déclare Cassandra Forêt. « Il n’y a rien de glamour à porter la peau d’animaux morts. Après avoir appris à quel point ils souffrent, j’ai voulu m’engager, et j’invite les gens à me rejoindre pour dire non à l’immense souffrance engendrée par Canada Goose. »

PETA – dont la devise dit notamment que « les animaux ne nous appartiennent pas et [que] nous n’avons pas à les utiliser comme vêtements » – rappelle que la fourrure utilisée pour les garnitures des vestes Canada Goose provient de coyotes sauvages piégés dans la nature, qui agonisent souvent des jours durant, d’hémorragies, de déshydratation, de faim, de gelure, de gangrène et d’attaques de prédateurs. On sait que parfois, des mères désespérées de s’enfuir pour aller retrouver leurs bébés affamés vont jusqu’à se ronger leurs propres membres. Les animaux qui sont encore en vie au retour du trappeur sont abattus au fusil, étranglés, écrasés au sol ou battus à mort.

Pour plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur PETAFrance.com.

 




Le cœur de la ville de Blankenberge bat et ne laisse personne indifférent


La nouvelle identité et le nouveau style de Blankenberge affirment la position de PlaceToB de la ville à la côte belge

Mardi 16 janvier 2018 — Aujourd’hui, la ville de Blankenberge dévoile sa nouvelle identité aux habitants et à la presse. Le Bourgmestre Ivan De Clerck, en présence de la présentatrice Erika Van Tielen, a hissé les tout nouveaux drapeaux sur le toit de l’hôtel de ville et a déroulé une grande banderole avec le nouveau logo de Blankenberge. Pour la première fois, la ville côtière voit les choses en grand avec une toute nouvelle identité dont le cœur et les rayures noires et blanches sont centrales. Ces dernières années, les investissements ont porté sur le patrimoine public de la ville et de nombreux projets ambitieux verront le jour prochainement.

« Nous sommes fiers de présenter le nouveau Blankenberge aujourd’hui. Cette nouvelle identité doit mettre la marque Blankenberge sur la carte. Dans le passé, nous nous sommes trop peu concentrés sur les nombreux atouts que notre ville a à offrir. Blankenberge est authentique, mais en même temps constamment en mouvement. C’est précisément pour cela qu’il est temps de changer, pour une nouvelle identité qui montre immédiatement qui nous sommes vraiment », explique le Bourgmestre Ivan De Clerck.

Depuis de nombreuses années, un vent nouveau souffle sur Blankenberge. Les rues du centre ont été réaménagées et la gare entièrement rénovée. La bibliothèque a déménagé dans un bâtiment entièrement rénové et le complexe sportif de Sportdoze et le Skateplaza ont ouvert leurs portes. Le Point Info Tourisme a élu domicile dans la Hoogstraat afin d’encore mieux informer les visiteurs de la ville. En 2018, débutera la construction d’une nouvelle piscine remplie à l’eau de mer et d’ici l’été les travaux de la nouvelle place dédiée aux événements (Leopold III-plein) seront finis.

L’ambiance unique de Blankenberge avec son patrimoine exceptionnel et ces atouts culturels divers, tels que la Belle Epoque séduit un public large et fidèle. Le mélange de nature, mer et plage, l’offre culinaire et shopping varié, un calendrier riche en événements et une large gamme d’attractions pour toutes les météos, font de la ville une attraction touristique dynamique.

« Notre mission est de faire de Blankenberge une ville ouverte et chérie où il y a beaucoup à découvrir. Nous voulons toujours être ouverts, accessibles et disponibles pour tous. Pour les habitants, les propriétaires de seconde résidence, les touristes et les entrepreneurs. La nouvelle identité doit renforcer les ambitions de Blankenberge », commente le Bourgmestre.

Blankenberge adopte un nouveau logo


Afin de distinguer Blankenberge des autres villes côtières belges, des recherches ont été faites pour trouver les caractéristiques uniques qui donnent une certaine individualité à la ville. « Les rayures noires et blanches sont les couleurs de Blankenberge. Elles reviennent à la fois dans les armoiries et les emblématiques cabines de bain roulantes de Blankenberge. Un clin d’œil au passé à la fois contemporain et intemporel, mode et branché avec un lien vers le maritime. A côté de cela, Blankenberge veut être une ville aimée. Les armoiries ont été transformées en cette icône reconnaissable – le battement de cœur de Blankenberge », explique l’Echevin Philip Konings, responsable de la communication.

En 2018, la nouvelle approche et la nouvelle identité seront entièrement déployées, avec respect pour ce qui était et ce qui arrive. Les rayures noires et blanches et le nouveau logo seront de plus en plus visibles en rue sur les affiches, les flyers, les drapeaux et les panneaux publicitaires. Le magazine de la ville Info Blankenberge a été repensé et s’appelle désormais HALLO Blankenberge. De plus, les brochures touristiques 2018 font peau neuve et quelques accessoires tels sacs, essuies de plage, bics, cartes postales et magnets ont été développés. Ils sont dès à présent en vente au Point Info Tourisme.

Blankenberge se concentre sur les réseaux sociaux et en ligne

Le nouveau site de la ville de Blankenberge a été divisé en deux entités. Sur le site de la ville www.blankenberge.be, lancé début mars, les habitants et propriétaires de seconde résidence pourront trouver par thème toutes les informations à propos des différents services de la ville. La facilité d’utilisation restera centrale afin que les citoyens puissent rapidement accéder à l’information qu’ils cherchent.

Via le site touristique www.visit-blankenberge.be lancé aujourd’hui, les visiteurs trouveront toutes les informations sur l’offre variée d’activités de la ville. Un aperçu pratique des événements, des établissements horeca et des possibilités d’hébergement, animé par des images promotionnelles, devrait donner envie aux visiteurs de réserver et préparer leur visite à Blankenberge. Le site évoluera en fonction des saisons, des thèmes spécifiques et des festivités à l’agenda afin que les visiteurs soient informés pro activement de l’offre actuelle à Blankenberge.

La ville de Blankenberge ne peut plus être ignorée sur les réseaux sociaux. « Toerisme Blankenberge » est actif depuis quelques mois sur Instagram. Depuis 2016, la page Toerisme Blankenberge existe sur Facebook, proposant des photos et infos sur les différents événements de la ville. Dès aujourd’hui une page de la ville voit le jour. La page Facebook de la ville de Blankenberge offrira un large éventail d’informations : touristiques, évènementielles, mais aussi des informations sur les différents services de la ville, ainsi que des messages d’utilité publique et d’autres faits amusants.

« De plus en plus de personnes sont actives sur les réseaux sociaux. C’est un canal idéal pour promouvoir Blankenberge et en tant que ville nous ne pouvons pas en être absents. Nous voulons mettre en avant les atouts de Blankenberge par le biais de partage de photos de visiteurs et habitants sur nos profils. Nous invitons tout le monde à utiliser les hashtags #Blankenberge, #visitblankenberge et #PlaceToB lors de partages à propos de la ville sur les réseaux sociaux », conclut l’Echevin en charge de l’ICT, Björn Prasse.




China Airlines, Air France to provide codeshare flights

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) China Airlines, one of the country’s leading airlines, announced Wednesday it will partner with Air France to provide three codeshare flights a week from April 16, to better serve the Taipei-Paris route.

The route will be flown by Air France, which announced last month its intention to return to Taiwan after a hiatus of 20 years, flying from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

CAL flight CI-9237 from Taipei to Paris will depart at 10:25 a.m. from Taipei and arrive in Paris at 4:20 p.m. every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, while flight CI-9238 from Paris to Taipei will depart on Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 1:35 p.m. from Paris and arrive in Taipei at 8:15 a.m. the next day.

CAL said it has high hopes for the new services, explaining that since both airlines are SkyTeam members, the route could expand their mutual networks and eventually maximize benefits to the airline alliance.

Currently, EVA Airways, a rival of CAL, is the only carrier to serve the Taipei-Paris route, with one round-trip flight per day, which it has offered since 1993.

Johnson Wan (溫爾功), Air France-KLM Group’s country manager for Taiwan, said Taipei will be the only Asian destination added to the Air France network in 2018.

Plans to reopen the Taipei-Paris route started nearly two years ago, Wan said, adding that the service could be especially appealing to business travelers, who are expected to account for more than half the passengers.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)
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EVA Air ranked among world’s 20 safest airlines

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) Taiwan-based EVA Airways (EVA Air) remains one of the safest airlines in the world, ranking in the top 20 on a 2018 list compiled by the website AirlineRatings.com.

In its latest report published on Jan. 3, the airline safety ratings website said EVA had maintained its place on the top-20 list for five years in a row among the 400-plus airlines that were monitored.

The safety rating for each airline is based on comprehensive analysis, utilizing information from the world’s aviation governing bodies and leading associations, as well as government information and crash data, said AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas.

However, the website does not consider just the number of incidents, he said.

“All airlines have incidents every day and many are aircraft manufacture issues, not airline operational problems,” Thomas said. “And it is the way the flight crew handles incidents that determines a good airline from an unsafe one. So just lumping all incidents together is very misleading.”

He said the top ranked airlines are standouts in the industry and are at the forefront of safety, innovation, and launching of new aircraft.

Apart from EVA Air, the other airlines ranked among the 20 safest in the world were Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Scandinavian Airline System, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin Australia, in alphabetical order.

The website also listed the 10 safest low-cost airlines, namely Aer Lingus, Flybe, Frontier, HK Express, Jetblue, Jetstar Australia, Thomas Cook, Virgin America, Vueling, and Westjet, in alphabetical order.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)
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Taiwan calls for talks with China on aviation issues

Taipei, Jan. 7 (CNA) Taiwan is calling for discussions with China on issues related to aviation management in the Taiwan Strait, in the wake of China’s recent unilateral activation of four aviation routes close to the median line of the strait.

Last week, China reneged on a 2015 cross-strait agreement with Taiwan and unilaterally activated four new aviation routes in the Taiwan Strait — a northbound path on the M503 route and three east-west extension routes called W121, W122 and W123.

The M503 at its nearest point is only 7.8 km from the centerline of the strait and close to the Taipei Flight Information Region, while the W122 and W123 are close to Taiwan’s offshore islands of Matsu and Kinmen, respectively.

China’s move to open the four flight routes without prior negotiation with Taiwan has sparked concerns in Taipei about potential intrusions into domestic flight routes to and from Matsu and Kinmen.

Detailing such concerns, Lin Kuo-shian (林國顯), director-general of Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), said Xiang’an International Airport, under construction on China’s southeast coast, is just 10 kilometers from Kinmen.

The Xiang’an airport in Xiamen, which is being built to ease congestion at Gaoqi International Airport in the same city in Fujian Province, is scheduled to be completed in 2020, he noted.

If the new airport begins operations without prior cross-strait negotiations, it will have a huge impact of air traffic in and out of Shang Yi Airport in Kinmen, as it is even closer than the Gaoqi airport, Lin said.

Expressing similar views, another CAA official Shiue Shao-yi (薛少怡) said it is essential for civil aviation authorities in China and Taiwan hold discussions on flight route controls and other relevant issues before the Xiang’an airport opens.

He declined, however, to comment on aviation experts’speculations that when the new airport opens, a new flight route will be launched from Xiang’an to link with Taiwan’s domestic routes to and from Kinmen.

It is not yet clear what routes Xiang’an airport will use, Shiue said.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Evelyn Kao)
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Taiwan protests China’s unilateral launch of new flight routes

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) protested strongly on Thursday against China’s unilateral announcement of new flight routes close to the median line of the Taiwan Strait.

At a press conference, MAC Minister Chang Hsiao-yueh (張小月) said the decision was unacceptable, particularly if China intended to exert political pressure on Taiwan and impose a military threat under the guise of initiating new flight routes.

She called on China to immediately stop all flight operations on the routes and to initiate communication between the aviation authorities on both sides of the strait.

Such a move should have been discussed through cross-strait consultations, Chang said in response to an announcement by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) earlier in the day that China was opening the M503 and other connecting routes to northbound commercial flights.

The CAAC said the move will help ease air traffic congestion along China’s southeast coast, meet the increasing demand for air travel west of the Taiwan Strait, and improve aviation safety.

The M503, which was opened in 2015 to China’s southbound commercial traffic, was designed to avoid the routes used for domestic flights between Taiwan proper and its outlying Kinmen and Matsu islands and thus ensure aviation safety over the Taiwan Strait, the CAAC said, adding that it will maintain communication with its Taiwanese counterpart on the issue.

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND), however, said it was strongly opposed to China’s latest decision, which was taken without any consultation with Taiwan.

If Chinese airplanes intrude into the air space east of the median line in the Taiwan Strait and pose any threat to Taiwan’s aviation safety, Taiwan’s military will take action to intercept, warn and repel the intruding aircraft, the MND said.

Meanwhile, the Presidential Office said the Taiwan government was fully aware of the situation and will ensure the country’s aviation safety and national security.

China’s decision on Thursday followed a similar pattern as when it first decided to open the M503 route for commercial flights. At that time, China started with an announcement on Jan. 12, 2015 that it planned to launch four new flight routes over the Taiwan Strait, including a north-south M503 route.

The announcement drew strong opposition from Taiwan, which expressed fears that the plan would compromise aviation safety in the region and infringe on Taiwan’s sovereignty.

Beijing eventually agreed to move the M503 six nautical miles to the west of the median line in the Taiwan Strait and use it only for southbound flights. China also canceled its plans for the other routes.

The M503 flight path, therefore, fell 10.2 nautical miles west of the median line and was officially opened on March 29, 2015 for commercial flights, following consultations with Taiwan.

(By Miao Zong-han, Lin Ke-lun and Evelyn Kao)
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Number of US Tourists Visiting Russia Grows 25% in 2017 – Russian Trade Envoy

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The number of American tourists visiting Russia has grown significantly this year, while Russian exports have also performed well, the Russian Trade Representative in the United States, Aleksander Stadnik, told Sputnik.

“Today, American tourists visiting our country rank third after Chinese and German tourists. Since the beginning of the year, the total flow of tourists from the United States to Russia has grown by a quarter,” Stadnik said on Thursday.

Stadnik noted that between 270,000 and 280,000 US tourists visited Russia in 2017.

“That is nearly double the number of tourists from the United States in 2013, after their number decreased in 2014 and 2015,” Stadnik noted.

Russia-US relations have deteriorated since 2014 after the outbreak of the crisis in Ukraine and Crimea’s reunification with Russia. The United States and some of its allies have imposed several rounds of sanctions against Russia.

READ MORE: Russia Notifies US of Rejection of Several Agreements Within Open Skies Treaty

In addition, the United States has accused Russia of meddling in its 2016 presidential election. Russia has repeatedly refuted allegations of meddling and called the claims groundless.

US-Russia trade turnover

The US-Russia trade turnover has increased by 15-17 percent this year and hopefully the growth will reach 20 percent in 2018, Aleksander Stadnik told Sputnik.

“We expect the year-end results to show that trade turnover has risen by 15-17 percent. We will aim for at least 20 percent next year,” Stadnik said Thursday.

This year’s results indicate an increase of about 2.7 billion dollars in trade turnover as compared to 2016, he added.

Stadnik noted that non-commodity goods account for about 97.5 percent of Russian exports to the United States.

“At the same time, there is growth in exports of our non-commodity, non-energy goods by almost 20 percent, high-tech goods by more than 42 percent, innovative goods by 28 percent, and machinery and technical products by almost 22 percent,” he said. “Commodity exports, despite only amounting to 2.5 percent, have also grown by more than 20 percent.”

Stadnik also said that Russia’s imports from the United States are almost 100 percent non-commodity goods, which grew by 16.5 percent this year.

The import of high-tech goods increased by almost 24.5 percent, innovative goods by 21 percent, and machinery and technical products by 20.5 percent, he added.

“Russian and American business circles are actively seeking new opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation,” Stadnik said, adding that they are looking into developing sustainable trade, unified and transparent mechanisms and standards for commodity flows, transport and logistic infrastructure.

Stadnik said that regardless of the current state of relations between Russia and the United States in terms of trade and economics, the two countries’ business communities continue to actively engage in mutually beneficial cooperation.

READ MORE: Strengthening of Sanctions to Be Overwhelming Risk for Russia-US Ties — Kremlin

The trade envoy noted that Russia supports such cooperation at the highest levels, citing President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with the heads of some 150 US companies at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, as well as meetings that the Russian Trade Minister and Economic Development Minister held with US business leaders in New York ta the invitation of the US-Russia Business Council.

“There were no such initiatives taken by the US,” he added.

Western Sanctions

“The whole period of the latest western sanctions demonstrates that Russia has been successfully resolving import substitution issues with respect to essential goods — the best example is agriculture — as well as attracting investors,” Stadnik said.

Stadnik noted that some investment banks have warned of alleged dangers of investing in Russia given the sanctions, but added that there is no stopping Russia’s economic growth.

“But this is mainly Western banks, such as Merrill Lynch,” Stadnik said. “Russia cannot be stopped by sanctions. This is not a slogan, it is an objective reality, confirmed by the growing macroeconomic indicators and the growing authority of our country.”

In the spring of 2014, after Crimea reunified with Russia, the United States and EU restricted the access of the largest Russian banks and companies to Western financing and introduced sectoral sanctions.

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Nordica will expand its operations at Groningen Airport in spring 2018 with two new routes. In addition to the existing Copenhagen route, Estonian airline will start to fly also between Munich and Brussels

Estonian airline Nordica will add two new routes from Groningen Airport in next spring. As per March 26, 2018 it is possible to fly also Brussels and Munich. Both airports are so called hub-airports allowing good connectivity from Groningen via hubs to all over the world.
With this strong expansion the airport makes a big step towards the realization of their future ambitions. The whole world is within reach with these new destinations from Groningen Airport Eelde. The airport will be the starting point for travelers from the Northern part of The Netherlands for a holiday, a city-break or a business trip. Munich will be connected daily and Brussels six times a week.
Nordica bases a CRJ700 at Groningen Airport Eelde from 25th of March and will be looking at recruiting local cabin crew and pilots. Estonian airline is in a strong expansion phase and expects to show positive financial result in 2017.
As per today tickets to Copenhagen, Munich and Brussels are available, from € 99,- for a return  ticket, via www.flynordica.com or at a (business) travel agency.

Cooperation with Star Alliance Partners
The connections to Copenhagen, Munich and Brussels are operated by Nordica, in cooperation with LOT Polish Airlines. Through connections from these hub-airports are offered by SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa and other Star Alliance partners.




Eurostar launches new loyalty programme

  • Club Eurostar will be open to all passengers
  • Members will be rewarded for frequency of travel and spend
  • More ways to spend points including upgrades

Eurostar, the high-speed rail service linking the UK and mainland Europe, announces the launch its new loyalty programme, Club Eurostar. Available to leisure and business travellers, the new programme offers more flexibility, additional benefits, and is accessible to all passengers across the world without any fees or qualifying fares.

Comprised of three membership levels, Club Eurostar is designed to benefit all travellers and reward customers for their frequency of travel and spend, as opposed to their class of service.  Plus, for the first time, members will be able to spend points on upgrades, in addition to free tickets and discounted travel without any blackout dates or fees.

Dorothee Mariotte, Senior Customer Insight and Retention Manager, Eurostar, said:
“We’re delighted to launch our new loyalty programme, which offers both leisure and business travellers a more streamlined offer making it easier for customers to book tickets and access benefits and rewards in a few simple clicks.

Following customer feedback, we’ve made Club Eurostar accessible to all our passengers, irrespective of how much they travel or spend. We can’t wait for our new members to sign up so they can start benefiting from the great range of rewards.”

Easy to use
With brand new self-service options on the new app launching soon, it will be quick and easy for passengers to manage their loyalty points, view the discounts they are entitled to, and access the lounges without the need for a physical card.

When making a booking, customers will earn 1 point for every £1 spent on tickets and members may spend them on Eurostar travel, upgrades, and ticket discounts in 2018. Avantage and Carte Blanche members will also be able to spend points on a selection of curated products including electronics, fashion accessories, watches, fragrances and travel accessories at the online Club Eurostar Shop.

Club tiers and benefits

Classique and all club levels

  • All new members will join Eurostar as a Classique member
  • Spend points on Eurostar tickets and upgrades
  • Access special offers and discounts from Eurostar and partners
  • Share points with family and friends

Avantage

  • Attained when members earn 400 points from Eurostar travel or after 5 return journeys in their membership year.
  • Spend points on travel with Rail Team partners*
  • Spend points on gifts on the new online Club Eurostar Shop

Carte Blanche (in addition to above)

  • Attained when members earn 1,800 points from Eurostar travel or after 24 return journeys in their membership year.
  • Use of fast-track check-in
  • Access to Eurostar Business Premier lounges and use of Business Premier ticket office
  • Access to Rail Team Lounges
  • Pre-bookable taxi service
  • Dedicated support

For more information on Club Eurostar or to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com

  • Club Eurostar will be open to all passengers
  • Members will be rewarded for frequency of travel and spend
  • More ways to spend points including upgrades

Eurostar, the high-speed rail service linking the UK and mainland Europe, announces the launch its new loyalty programme, Club Eurostar. Available to leisure and business travellers, the new programme offers more flexibility, additional benefits, and is accessible to all passengers across the world without any fees or qualifying fares.

Comprised of three membership levels, Club Eurostar is designed to benefit all travellers and reward customers for their frequency of travel and spend, as opposed to their class of service.  Plus, for the first time, members will be able to spend points on upgrades, in addition to free tickets and discounted travel without any blackout dates or fees.

Dorothee Mariotte, Senior Customer Insight and Retention Manager, Eurostar, said:
“We’re delighted to launch our new loyalty programme, which offers both leisure and business travellers a more streamlined offer making it easier for customers to book tickets and access benefits and rewards in a few simple clicks.

Following customer feedback, we’ve made Club Eurostar accessible to all our passengers, irrespective of how much they travel or spend. We can’t wait for our new members to sign up so they can start benefiting from the great range of rewards.”

Easy to use
With brand new self-service options on the new app launching soon, it will be quick and easy for passengers to manage their loyalty points, view the discounts they are entitled to, and access the lounges without the need for a physical card.

When making a booking, customers will earn 1 point for every £1 spent on tickets and members may spend them on Eurostar travel, upgrades, and ticket discounts in 2018. Avantage and Carte Blanche members will also be able to spend points on a selection of curated products including electronics, fashion accessories, watches, fragrances and travel accessories at the online Club Eurostar Shop.

Club tiers and benefits

Classique and all club levels

  • All new members will join Eurostar as a Classique member
  • Spend points on Eurostar tickets and upgrades
  • Access special offers and discounts from Eurostar and partners
  • Share points with family and friends

Avantage

  • Attained when members earn 400 points from Eurostar travel or after 5 return journeys in their membership year.
  • Spend points on travel with Rail Team partners*
  • Spend points on gifts on the new online Club Eurostar Shop

Carte Blanche (in addition to above)

  • Attained when members earn 1,800 points from Eurostar travel or after 24 return journeys in their membership year.
  • Use of fast-track check-in
  • Access to Eurostar Business Premier lounges and use of Business Premier ticket office
  • Access to Rail Team Lounges
  • Pre-bookable taxi service
  • Dedicated support

For more information on Club Eurostar or to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com




UIA launches new scheduled transatlantic flights between Toronto and Kiev

June 6, 2018, Ukraine International launches new non-stop scheduled flights between Toronto and Kiev. Tickets are available at UIA ticket offices, the carrier’s official website, and authorized travel agencies.

The new triple-weekly flights will be operated on long-haul wide-body Boeing 767-300 aircraft with three-class cabin configuration – Business Class, Premium Economy Class, and Economy Class. Travel time from to Kiev is 9 hours 25 minutes and from to Toronto – 10 hours 25 minutes.

UIA offers one-way economy class tickets (all taxes and surcharges included) for Toronto – Kiev flights at the price from 590 USD.

Flight schedule:

Flight Destination Days Departure* Arrival*
PS242 Toronto – Kiev 1.3..6. 23:15 16:05 +1
PS241 Kiev – Toronto 1.3..6. 11:10 14:35

*Local time

“UIA keeps enhancing its long-haul route network, – noted Evgeniya Satska, UIA Communications Director. – The launch of non-stop scheduled services connecting Toronto and Kiev is a long-awaited step empowering the airline to arrange transcontinental transit with optimal connections at Kiev Boryspil International Airport. Therefore, passengers may take full advantage of vast travel opportunities in Ukraine and beyond to the capitals and key cities of Asia, the Middle East, and the CIS countries.”

For information:

Ukraine International Airlines was founded in 1992. UIA is a privately owned carrier. The airline connects Ukraine with 80+ capitals and key cities of Europe, Asia, America, Africa, the Middle East, and CIS countries providing connections with its international partners’ flights to over 3,000 other destinations worldwide. UIA operates over 1100 scheduled flights per week. Ukraine International operates 40 aircraft including 25 medium haul Boeing 737 NG aircraft with the average age of 9 years. Currently, UIA fleet`s average age amounts to 11.9 years. The base airport for UIA is Kiev Boryspil (KBP). For more information on UIA visit the company’s website www.flyUIA.com