Thursday, February 27, 2014

En Route International team ready for Bath Half

Pictured left to right: Ed Gatland, Amanda Allan, Richard Wake,
Susan Rayment and Richard Fallon. Not pictured: Yifei Wang and Robert Dalboth
PAX International wishes the runners of En Route International good luck this weekend in the annual Bath Half Marathon taking place Sunday, March 2.

Team En Route will be running for Thames Hospice, a local charity that provides nursing and medical care for those living in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire who are not expected to recover from illness.

The En Route team appreciates any support and donations for this year’s ‘Bath Half’ through not for profit organization, Virgin Money Giving. If you're in a generous mood, there's time to support this group and their worthy charity. 

The Bath Half Marathon is one of the largest annual charity fundraising events in the southwest region of the U.K.

-Tanya Filippelli

Bahrain Airport Services celebrates hospital catering anniversary

Bahrain Airport Services Catering Division recently hosted a special lunch gathering to celebrate the second anniversary of its catering service at the King Hamad University Hospital.

Salman Al Mahmeed Acting CEO of BAS (right) presents
 an appreciation award to Major General Doctor 
Sheikh Salman Bin Ateyatallah Al Khalifa CEO of KHUH

Major General Doctor Sheikh Salman Bin Ateyatallah Al Khalifa, CEO of King Hamad University Hospital, Brig. Gen. Hassan Ali Al-Muhanna General Manager for Administration Affairs of King Hamad University Hospital, BAS Acting Chief Executive Officer Salman Al Mahmeed, and a number of hospital and BAS executive management attended the event.

The celebration was held at King Hamad University Hospital’s outdoor venue.

BAS Catering Division is under a five-year contract to cater all patient meals, serving meals and snacks to hospital staff and visitors.

“BAS has built an impressive reputation for its healthcare catering services, and it’s our privilege to provide KHUH a fully integrated catering service of the highest quality that meets KHUH’s vision. We look forward to continuing growth in our partnership for many years to come,” said Salman Al Mahmeed

BAS Catering prepares and serves all three main meals plus snacks for the 310 bed hospital and nearly 2,000 staff.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Aviation icons inspires Helsinki Airport photo show

A new ‘Anti-Gravity Women’ photo exhibition has opened at Helsinki Airport on the inbound floor of Terminal 2.

A series of nine portraits by photographer Krister Löfroth portray a different model in each picture defying gravity in some way, either symbolically or more literally. The exhibition was inspired by icons of aviation such as Icarus, the Wright brothers and Amelia Earhart. 

Löfroth summarized the message behind his pictures as: “Do not give in and become a victim of gravity; dare to dream and pursue your dream.”

All visitors to the airport have unrestricted access to the inbound floor area, where the exhibition is on display round the clock free of charge.


The aviation photo exhibition at Helsinki Airport is updated twice a year and has illustrated the many aspects of aviation and flying as seen through the lenses of Finnish and internationally renowned photographers.


The program is part of airport operator Finavia's ArtPort concept, which aims to offer travellers a moment of peace and quiet to balance out the hectic airport atmosphere.
For Finavia, the ArtPort concept is also part of its corporate responsibility. Exhibitions and galleries give artists an opportunity to display their work and skills to both domestic and international audiences.


-Tanya Filippelli

Friday, February 7, 2014

Harrods shows fashion on British Airways’ A380

Harrods has collaborated with British Airways to celebrate the new route from London to Johannesburg. 

fashion show featuring summer collections by British designers including Stella McCartney, Alexander Mcqueen, Victoria Beckham and Ralph & Russo recently took place mid-flight on the A380, transforming the longest runway in the sky. The 200 guests enjoyed a special Champagne high tea created by The Saxon and South Africa's chef David Higgs.
On the catwalk on BA's
A380 to Johannesburg

"Harrods is delighted to have partnered with British Airways, bringing together two iconic British brands, to create a spectacular event," said Michael Ward, managing director at Harrods. 

"Celebrating the exceptional design of the A380, we were able to present the talent and creativity of our most respected British fashion designers, in a unique experience at 30,000 feet."

Although the store can't divulge details of its future shows, each catwalk outing will be curated by Harrods and will be staged on press-only flights.
-Tanya Filippelli

Monday, February 3, 2014

BA audio to feature picks from music legends

Rock royalty, Sir Mick Jagger is leading a pack of celebrity musicians to create their favorite world music playlists for British Airways’ inflight entertainment.
Mick Jagger
The airline has struck up a partnership with Songlines magazine via its inflight entertainment provider, Spafax, to supply the world music playlists based on its celebrity interviews and ‘Top of the World’ selection of new album releases.
Richard D’Cruze, British Airways’ inflight entertainment manager, said: “Who better to introduce our travellers to the current best and up-and-coming artists on the music scene than legends like Sir Mick Jagger?
Fliers will be treated to Jagger’s selection, including Salif Keita and Fela Kuti in March.

Rufus Wainwright¹s top tunes will feature in April, as well as tracks from new albums by Angélique Kidjo, The Gloaming and Mostar Sevdah Reunion.
-Tanya Filippelli