Ryanair carries record number of passengers last month – Global Times

This is an important story in one of China’s leading newspapers. It’s worth a read. Check it out!

via Ryanair carries record number of passengers last month – Global Times.

Whilst I would expect to see this story in Europe’s headlines, I was surprised to find it featuring highly with one of China’s top tabloids.

Perhaps, China is interested in expanding her investment in the global aviation industry?

For me, the full-service airlines have had their day. I would like to see the budget airlines, like Ryanair and Air Asia move increasingly into the long-haul market and taking further market share.

Recently, we have seen strikes from Air France and Lufhansa. This year I booked  flights with Lufthansa and had two other airlines but no Lufthansa. Surely, it’s time for the weaker full service airlines to follow the likes of PanAm in history?


Dining out in Budapest – Marilyn and Alf

Looking back over some of my most popular blogs, I think this is worth a read

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A glass of sauvignon blanc wine from unknown o... A glass of sauvignon blanc wine from unknown origin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We have been joking about being on the Schnitzel or Goulash trail for weeks but Budapest is really rather special. It is easy to find modern, trendy restaurants full of people of all ages enjoying themselves. Fresh produce is of high quality, with some excellent and imaginative cooking available. Budapest boosts great beer, some outstanding wines and less well-known, some spirits of excellent quality. Most importantly, Hungary is not in the Euro and offers some exceptional value for money.

Yesterday, we had a late dinner at Callas Restaurant, next door the Opera House on Andrassy which we would thoroughly recommend – it was a beautifully decorated restaurant in Art Nouveau style. Alf had tuna and Marilyn took Chicken Paprika with both dishes being excellent. We sampled a recommended Hungarian Sauvignon Blanc wine which was outstanding and would put many New Zealand examples to…

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