Brussels, Belgium (GenevaLunch) – The European Union’s transport commissioner, Antonio Tajani, called for a worldwide blacklist of unsafe airlines, at a press conference in Brussels Tuesday morning 30 June, following the crash of a Yemeni airlines Airbus near the Comoros Islands.
Archives for June 2009
Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The summer travel season begins in earnest 30 June and the Swiss federal government has issued its list of roads and dates when travelers can expect heavy traffic. Les axes routiers et les jours présentant un fort risque de perturbations sont les suivants : Autoroutes Heading south A1 St Margrethen – Geneva, […]
Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Forty people lost their lives in accidents in 2008 that were linked to public transport: three of them in buses, one in a tram accident and the other 36 in accidents that involved “unauthorized” crossings or inattention at crossings of trains and trams. Switzerland has one of the world’s lowest rates […]
Valais, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Valais becomes a no-smoking, at least in public, canton Wednesday 1 July. Cafe and rstaurant owners, who vehemently opposed the move, are coming around to the idea, says their representative association. Gastrovalais says that 60 percent of restaurant and cafe owners now support the change in the law but more out […]
Bern and Sion, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Southeastern Valais will continue to have five small airfields high in the Alps, the Federal Council has decided as part of the country’s sustainable development review of mountain airstrips. Landing and takeoff altitude and seasonal restrictions will be put in place as part of the approval process. The Federal […]