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Lufthansa Group to be first to implement Star Alliance Biometrics and usher in a touchless customer experience at airports

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The FINANCIAL — Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, has completed development of an interoperable biometric identity and identification platform that will significantly improve the travel experience for frequent flyer programme customers of Star Alliance member airlines. The Star Alliance Biometrics platform advances the vision of Star Alliance member airlines of delivering a seamless customer journey, while strengthening loyalty value proposition within its travel ecosystem. Lufthansa Group (LHG) airlines, Lufthansa (a founding member of Star Alliance) and SWISS will be the first to use Star Alliance Biometrics for selected flights starting in November. Specific infrastructure is being installed at…

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Lufthansa Group to be first to implement Star Alliance Biometrics and usher in a touchless customer experience at airports

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The FINANCIAL — Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, has completed development of an interoperable biometric identity and identification platform that will significantly improve the travel experience for frequent flyer programme customers of Star Alliance member airlines. The Star Alliance Biometrics platform advances the vision of Star Alliance member airlines of delivering a seamless…

Coronavirus insurance services now bookable via Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines

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The FINANCIAL — Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines are now offering their passengers a further option for even greater planning security in their travel plans, in addition to flexible rebooking options and the abolition of the rebooking fee. Additional Covid-19 services are now included in the existing insurance packages offered by the airlines’ existing insurance…

Bye-Bye Berlin-Tegel Airport! Final Lufthansa flight from Tegel will depart tomorrow

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The FINANCIAL — On 7 November the final Lufthansa flight to depart Berlin/Tegel will take off from the old capital city airport “Otto Lilienthal” at 9:20 pm, headed for Munich. This flight will symbolize, closing the chapter to a part of Lufthansa’s history, which has lasted for decades. The Berlin fire department will bid farewell…

Pariplay announced partnership with Swiss Casinos

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The FINANCIAL — Pariplay Ltd., the No. 1 aggregator and content provider behind innovative products including the Fusion™ aggregation platform and the Ignite Studio development programme, continues to gain momentum in Switzerland’s growing regulated market, where it has just announced its latest partnership with the market leader Swiss Casinos which will see Pariplay’s industry-leading casino…

Lufthansa refunded over €3 bln to 7 mln customers

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The FINANCIAL —  In the current year, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed over three billion euros to a total of over seven million customers (as of 30 September 2020). The number of ticket refunds still open fell to around 700,000 transactions worth around 350 million euros. Constantly changing travel restrictions and…

Georgia is negotiating with Stadler Rail to open regional factory

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The FINANCIAL — Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development met with the CEO of Swiss train manufacturing company Stadler Rail, Peter Spuhler. Natia Turnava announced that Georgia is negotiating with Swiss Stadler Rail AG to open a metro and railway train producing plant. Memorandum of Understanding between the Stadler and Georgia was signed in 2017. Georgia is negotiating with leading Swiss…