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World’s longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

World's longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

The new Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland is the world’s longest train tunnel running at 57 km long under the Alps. It took 17 years to build and replaces Japan’s 53.9km Seikan tunnel The world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel, Gotthard Base Tunnel, opened in Switzerland on Wednesday, nearly seven decades after it was first proposed and 17 years after construction ... Read More »

Korean Air catches fire at Tokyo Airport, passengers evacuated

Korean Air catches fire at Tokyo Airport, passengers evacuated

Korean Air evacuated passengers and crew from an aircraft preparing to take off from Japan’s Haneda Airport in Tokyo after smoke came from its left engine. There were 302 passengers and 17 crew members on board. All passengers and crew members disembarked and there were 18 people with injuries, a spokesman for Japan’s transport ministry told. The extent of the injuries isn’t ... Read More »

Dubai fast moving towards a self-driving future

Dubai fast moving towards a self-driving future

Dubai, already home to the world’s tallest building, is looking to get ahead by getting out of the driver’s seat. Dubai has adopted a smart self-driving transport strategy by which, 25 percent of all the vehicles by 2030. Sheikh Mohammad said, ‘By 2030, 25 percent of all transportation trips in Dubai will be smart and driverless. The strategy is projected ... Read More »

Top 10 Travel Apps for 2016

Travel Apps

Whether you’re travelling abroad or just visiting new towns in your country, there are a lot of free apps to help you get the most from your next trip. Check out this list of amazing travel app By Salma Khalid Khan Traveling to new places can be both fun and exciting but it can also be frustrating at times. But ... Read More »

Tesla unveils affordable Model 3 electric car

Tesla 3

The Tesla Model 3 has finally been released at the Tesla design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. The new entry level model was confirmed to start at $35,000 and promises a range of at least 215 miles. Perhaps even as much as $55,000 or $60,000 due to customers adding more features like a bigger battery pack with greater range. Tesla CEO ... Read More »

European tourism industry hit hard by Brussels terror attacks

European tourism industry hit hard by Brussels terror attacks. Photo: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Brussels terror attack has altered perceptions of the continent’s safety. The impact of the Brussels terror onslaught was immediate. Within days, occupancy rates at some hotels in the city plunged to just 25%, according to preliminary estimates from STR, a company that tracks hotel industry data. The rate had been 82% the night before the bombings. Other European cities felt ... Read More »

Hello Kitty themed train unveiled in Taiwan

Hello Kitty themed train unveiled in Taiwan

Regular trips will start running on April 21 from Fridays to Sundays: TRA officials TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Taiwan unveiled its Hello Kitty-themed Taroko Express train, which set off from the Shulin train station. This train will travel to Taitung on the east coast route. The train with eight carriages that carries the themes of the iconic fictional character drew a ... Read More »

Turkish Airlines passengers number exceeds to 9 million

Turkish Airlines

According to a statement by Turkish Airlines, its passenger number increased by 11.2 percent and reached 9.2 million passengers in January and February. According to traffic data of the company for January and February, the increase in passenger number was 12.6 per cent for domestic flights and 10.2 per cent for international flights. Seat occupancy rate was 73.3 per cent, ... Read More »

Cathay Pacific 2015 profit soars 90% on low oil prices

Cathay Dragon

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific said Wednesday that net profit for 2015 rose 90 percent, beating expectations, with the firm attributing the surge to huge savings on fuel as oil prices tumbled. Cathay Pacific Airways has posted a net profit of HK$6 billion ($774 million) for 2015, up 90.5% compared to a net profit of HK$3.15 billion for 2014. Cathay’s overall ... Read More »

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