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Boeing celebrates delivery of its newest, biggest ‘Dreamliner’ yet

The 787-10 can seat about 330 passengers in a typical two-class layout, compared to about 290 on the smaller 787-9, according to Boeing’s specifications for the planes. The original -8 variant is the smallest of the three. […] The additional seating capacity 787-10 comes at the expense of range. Boeing lists the range for the 787-10 at 6,430 nautical miles, which compares to 7,365 nautical miles for the “dash 9” and 7,355 for the 787-8.Ben Mutzabaugh (USA Today)

India Is Moving Ahead With Plan to Sell Its Flagship Airline

A successful sale of Air India, which is surviving on taxpayer-funded bailouts, is seen as test case for Modi to burnish his credentials as a reformist attempting to steer the state away from running businesses and boost spending on health and education. The national carrier has five subsidiaries, a joint venture and a combined workforce of as many as 27,000. […] Air India has been unprofitable since its 2007 merger with state-owned domestic operator Indian Airlines Ltd.Anurag Kotoky (Bloomberg)

Why I fell in love with Slovenia

There are only so many times that Slovenia can be called a “hidden gem” and still claim to remain hidden. But those who come to this tiny country nestled between the Alps and the Adriatic seem to feel they’ve discovered a little-known paradise. While cheap flights from London have made it an easy weekend destination, and the capital, Ljubljana, is popular on the stag and hen circuit, the entire country boasts wonderland landscapes.Noah Charney (The Guardian)

Vienna unbeatable as world’s most liveable city, Baghdad still worst

Europe has eight of the world’s top 10 most pleasant cities: Germany and Switzerland each have three cities in the top 10, while New Zealand, Canada and Australia each have one.Ted Thornhill (Daily Mail)

Ryanair takes on Austria, teaming up with Niki Lauda

Ryanair said it will provide financial and management support to LaudaMotion, and operate six “wet-lease” aircraft for the airline in the coming summer. It will pump in an additional €50m for start up and operating costs in the first year. Mr Lauda will chair the board of the airline and “oversee the implementation of his strategy to build a successful Austrian low-fares airline”. It is predicted to be profitable by year three, Ryanair said. The venture marks a significant change for Ryanair which will be noted at Boeing’s headquarters. The Irish airline says it will “grow the business to a fleet of at least 30 Airbus aircraft”. The Ryanair fleet has been exclusively Boeing for 15 years.Simon Calder (The Independent)

Med Ljubljano in Trstom spet železniška povezava

Železniška postaja je torej ključnega pomena pri nadaljnjem razvoju letališča v Ronkah. Pri iskanju partnerjev bodo zato merili na letališča, na katerih se letno znajde več kot deset milijonov potnikov. Na tržaškem letališču bi radi v prihodnjih letih število potnikov povečali vsaj na 1,5 milijona. Lani so jih našteli 780.417, pri čemer je bila petina slovenskih, hrvaških in avstrijskih.K. Ši. (RTV Slovenija)

Google’s Larry Page Invests in Flying Cars or Should We Just Call Them Helicopters

Aerial taxis don’t fix a city’s transport problems — they’re just a way for the super-rich to soar above them.David Fickling (Bloomberg)

The most ambitious country in the world?

We can never break out of this because being competitive is our only resource.Lim Soon Jinn

Siri for skiers? Vail’s new bot, Emma, helps you hit the slopes

Vail Resorts is launching a new chat bot, billed as a “digital mountain assistant,” that will share real-time information about ski conditions and lift lines with guests. Emma, as she is called, is a sophisticated bot that offers up-to-the-minute information on factors that are continuously changing such as grooming, lift line wait times, weather, etc., giving guests access to all the necessary information to know when to hit the slopes–and when to start the après-ski festivities.Melissa Locker (Fast Company)

Dobra novica: Flixbus gre tudi na železnice

Avtobus in vlak se popolnoma dopolnjujeta. S tem, ko smo v Flixmobility dodali še Flix Train, nas bo lahko uporabljalo še večje število potnikov.André Schwämmlein (FlixMobility)

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