Aeroflot, Emerald Waterways and the Hyperloop!

This week, it’s a matter of new starts; in the air, on the water and… well, how do we describe it?  We’ll come to that later…  Firstly, let’s talk about air; formerly considered a highly accident-prone airline, Russian carrier, Aeroflot, has announced their plans for launching low cost flights.  Due to be start next year out of Moscow airport, and service the cities of the country, it is hoped that expansion to international destinations, including Kiev, Istanbul and Barcelona will follow.

It is believed that there is a high demand for low cost flights and that many Russians who currently take the train to travel across the country will switch to the airline.  Over recent years, Aeroflot has worked hard to dispel their bad safety record, with their ratings up to a level of 7 stars, according to the website, Airine-Ratings.com.  This latest move is possibly in response to easyJet’s new flights to Moscow, launched earlier this year and being the first carrier to offer low cost flights between the UK and Russia, and news that UTair, Russia’s third largest airline, announcing that they, too, are planning to launch budget flights.

When it comes to the water, Emerald Waterways has been launched to provide luxury river cruises on the Rhine, Danube and Moselle, and in a direct challenge to Viking River Cruises dominance of this marketplace.  From April next year, the vessel, Emerald Sky, will travel the rivers, followed by sister ship, Emerald Star, with both ships featuring pools with retractable roofs – closed in the evenings to create a cinema – cabins with open-air windows and indoor balconies, and being able to accommodate 182 passengers. 

Emerald believe they will be offering a better, 4-star luxury option at a lower price than Viking, with more places to dine al fresco and relax outside; plus, they are hoping that their 7-night itineraries will appeal to a younger age group.

And finally, the Hyperloop, the brainchild of Elon Musk, founder of PayPal and SpaceX.  Now, you may think its fantasy, impossible to achieve, too expensive, not to happen in our lifetime, and more.  But according to analysts, Musk’s Hyperloop may not be out of the realms of possibility.  Just imagine being able to travel between cities at speeds as high as 760 miles per hour, in tubes raised above the ground.  Futuristic, isn’t it?  Ambitious?  Almost certainly!  Feasible?  The experts think so!  That’s not to say there aren’t potential flaws in the latest designs, there are; but Musk’s vision could deliver our 5th mode of transport,

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