AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS

Delta flyers connected across Atlantic

Delta Air Lines is now offering high-speed Internet access on all trans-Atlantic flights between the U.S. and the UK, mainland Europe, Israel and West Africa.

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Delta’s wifi is provided by Gogo and powered by high-speed, Ku-Band satellite technology. Customers can also enjoy free access to Delta Studio, an in-flight streaming service, which allows them to view movies and TV options direct to their mobile devices that is available in addition to the airline’s existing on-demand entertainment.

“We already offer wifi across our entire domestic fleet and we’re delighted to extend the service to trans-Atlantic customers, giving them the option to work, keep in touch or surf the Net throughout their flight,” said Nat Pieper, Delta’s Senior Vice-President for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

“More than 93% of our international fleet offers Internet access and we’ll continue to use technology to make our customers’ travel experience more productive whenever they fly with Delta.”

From the U.K, the U.S. airline offers up to 11 peak-day flights from Heathrow and one from Manchester.

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Michigan’s airport welcome

A new ‘Pure Michigan’ photo experience at Detroit Metropolitan Airport is enhancing the arrivals experience for the 1.5 million international travellers that pass through the airport each year.

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The airport branding builds on Michigan’s increased efforts in recent years to attract international leisure travellers to the state.

Artwork, as large as 12 feet high and 61 feet long, featuring images of Detroit cultural landmarks and the state’s natural beauty are displayed at the European and Asian arrival gates and the baggage claim area in customs.

Native language videos featuring Detroit will also play on video monitors located throughout the customs area.

As flights arrive, the videos will be served up in the most appropriate language. Pure Michigan ads will also play on the monitors.

Featured images include the Detroit skyline and riverfront, the Henry Ford Museum, Marquette, Luddington, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Porcupine Mountain State Park, Turnip Rock in Port Austin, Les Cheneaux Islands and Lake Superior.

Commented Dave Lorenz, Vice President of Travel Michigan: “From the moment people step off the plane we want them to feel welcome in Michigan, to be excited about arriving in America’s Great Comeback City and to be inspired by the leisure travel opportunities our state has to offer.”

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