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‘Oscars for airports’ names Singapore Changi as best hub in world 2023

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End of an era: Boeing’s final 747 jumbo jet leaves Washington factory

It is not yet clear what will become of the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington, where the 747s have been built. The company says it does not plan to keep it open, but its massive size – 200 million cubic feet – makes it technically the largest building in the world by volume, according to Boeing.Sophie Mann (Daily Mail)

The best places to visit in 2023 named by Lonely Planet

Next year is shaping up to be the year to get out and explore. With much of the world firmly on the road to recovery, travellers are looking for different locations and experiences. The list celebrates the world in all its wonderful enticing variety. Each of the itineraries in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2023 shows how to leave the crowds behind and truly get the heart of a destination.Tom Hall (Lonely Planet)

Qatar Airways named world’s best airline at the ‘Oscars of Aviation’

1. Qatar Airways; 2. Singapore Airlines; 3. Emirates; 4. ANA; 5. Qantas Airways, 6. Japan Airlines; 7. Turkish Airlines; 8. Air France; 9. Korean Air; 10. Swiss.Skytrax

Ryanair boss: Era of airline’s €1 and €10 fares to Europe is OVER

Travel experts say that the price increase is being caused by a combination of rampant inflation and a surge in demand since the end of lockdown restrictions. But the impact of long periods of grounded flights, rising costs and savage air industry job cuts during the crisis have left some carriers struggling to meet the demand.Jack Wright (Daily Mail)

Pictured: The ‘Domino Tower’ that will be built off Zanzibar’s coast

The tower will be built on a 370,000 m sq (3,982,646 sq ft) man-made island linked by a bridge to the west coast of Zanzibar, 15 minutes from the Unesco World Heritage site of Stone Town – and within the destination complex will be a dazzling array of features and amenities.Ted Thornhill (Daily Mail)

Qatar Airways is revealed as the best airline for 2021

Australia-based rated Qatar Airways for its cabin innovation, passenger service, and commitment to continue to operate throughout the pandemic.Sadie Whitelocks (Daily Mail)

The huge Covid-test price differences at airports around the world

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Pictured: Zaha Hadid’s stunning sci-fi-style linked skyscrapers

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Former city airport runway is transformed into a stunning park

What was once a 6,000ft (1,830m) long airport runway in Shanghai is now a stunning park containing 2,227 trees, 82 plant species, a beautiful sunken garden, cycle paths, a playground and a bird-watching grove.Jennifer Newton (Daily Mail)

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