News in brief: Job cuts at Luxair, construction work in Cologne / Bonn and more

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Downsizing: Luxair plans to cut up to 600 jobs. The corona pandemic has hit the airline. There should be no redundancies for operational reasons. Luxair employs around 2500 people.

Certificate: On September 29th, FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services successfully completed its CEIV certification, officially meeting the high standards for the transport of pharmaceutical products. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awards the certification to those companies that can ensure consistently high quality for sensitive medical goods, said Fraport AG.

Construction work: Between October 12th and October 24th, construction work will take place again on the large runway (Runway 14L / 32R) at Cologne / Bonn Airport. The new asphalt surface, which was put in place in July, is getting its final groove. The surface is grooved over a length of 1,100 meters to improve the drainage of water and thus the grip of the track. The large runway is therefore closed to flight operations from Monday, October 12th to Saturday, October 17th, and from Monday, October 19th to Saturday, October 24th, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. During this time, traffic takes place via the cross wind runway (runway 06/24). From Monday, October 26th to Wednesday, October 28th, the same work will take place at the intersection of the small runway (Runway 14R / 32L) and the cross wind runway. Both runways are then closed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., traffic will only take place via the large runway, the airport announced.

Route report: From 10 December 2020, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will take off twice a week from Amsterdam-Schiphol to Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean. From the Tanzanian island it goes on to Dar es Salaam in the metropolis of the East African country and from there non-stop back to Amsterdam. For travelers from Germany, there are excellent connections from Berlin, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart. With the two triangular flights over Zanzibar, KLM has a total of up to six weekly connections to Dar es Salaam in its flight schedule. Four of them lead over Kilimanjaro. In a press release, KLM writes that Boeing Dreamliners (B787-9 and B787-10) are used on all Tanzania connections.

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