Airline News - Europe.


New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Jun 3, 2013

GoEuro Presents Travel Search Engine Without Airline Bias GoEuro, a new free multi-mode travel search website, takes a new approach by not merely focusing on the airline industry. GoEuro also displays rail and bus operators as well as air. The website, which monetizes through revenue sharing agreements with travel partners on ticket sales, plans journeys by comparing and combining air, rail, bus and car transport, launched yesterday in the UK. The GoEuro offering covers the whole of Europe, with the most extensive transport options available in Germany and the UK at the time of launch. GoEuro travelers can search any location in Europe, including small towns and villages, eliminating the need to visit numerous websites to piece together an entire journey. The site provides users with detailed journey plans and finds the best options for different modes of transportation based on both total travel time and price. The launch comes just three months after GoEuro secured $4 million in seed financing from Battery Ventures and Hasso Plattner Ventures. GoEuro users enter their starting point (city, town or village) and specific destination. It then shows the user multiple solutions for air, rail, bus and car travel for their journey. Depending on the search, it not only allows easy comparison of the various modes of travel, but also combines air with ground transportation, enabling the user to view the entire journey, plus alternate airport choices as needed. Users can also find and book transport based on price, total travel time and routing - simplifying the journey planning experience. The product does this by collecting mass data from various national transport providers, which travelers can then access in a very simple format. GoEuroOs initial partners reported by the company at press time include Deutsche Bahn, Rail Easy and Eurolines, as well as worldwide air from multiple sources. May 28, 2013

Air China Air China to Commence Chengdu-Frankfurt Nonstop Service. Air China Limited commenced nonstop Chengdu-Frankfurt service on May 19, 2013. The new service cements the position of Chengdu as southwestern China's hub of air transportation and offers a faster and more economical option for travelers between southwestern China and Europe. Chengdu is Air China's important regional hub of operations in southwestern China and is served by Air China's over 62 domestic, international, and regional routes. It is part of the carrier's world-spanning route network alongside Beijing which...

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