New Antwerp airline will tap into ‘niche’ travel market

New Antwerp airline will tap into ‘niche’ travel market

A new regional airline operating with a fleet of small aeroplanes out of Antwerp International Airport will aim to sweep “niche markets” up in the air towards as-of-yet unknown destinations. Representatives of the future regional carrier unveiled its future strategy on Monday, which will consist of tapping into a selective market of air-travel by offering flights in small aeroplanes carrying between 50 and 80 passengers. Among the new airline’s stakeholders are national carriers KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Irish CityJet, which will be able to access a smaller travel market…

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Earthquake in the Netherlands due to gas extraction

Earthquake in the Netherlands due to gas extraction

The third biggest earthquake ever in Groningen occurred early Wednesday morning, due to gas extraction happening close by. Around 5:45 AM on Wednesday, an earthquake, 3.4 on the Richter scale, occurred in the Dutch province of Groningen. The quake originated at a depth of about three kilometres under the village of Westerwijtwerd, Loppersum. Hundreds of people were woken up and startled, but there are no injuries. According to a seismologist from the Dutch meteorological service KNMI, the shock was among the top three ever in Groningen. There is a large…

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