Hawaiian Airlines to start flying to Auckland, New Zealand
Hawaiian Airlines will begin flying nonstop from its Honolulu hub to Auckland, New Zealand, starting in March, the airline said Sunday.
The flights, which will operate three times per week between Hawaii and New Zealand’s largest city, will start March 13, 2013, said the airline, which noted that Hawaiian, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: HA) will be the only U.S. carrier serving Auckland.
World’s deadliest shark coast hurting tourism
Sydney Morning Herald
Western Australia’s reputation as the world’s deadliest place for shark attacks is hurting tourism and the federal government should consider lifting the ban on fishing of great whites, the state government says.
With the search called off on Sunday afternoon (WST) for the great white believed to have killed 24-year-old Perth man Ben Linden on Saturday, WA Fisheries Minister Norman Moore said he was “very distressed” by the death and the state’s shark attack toll of five deaths in 10 months.
He issued orders on Saturday for staff from his department to kill any sharks measuring four to five metres in length – the estimated size of the shark that attacked Mr Linden – in the area of the latest attack.
United Passengers Revolt After Stranded for 3 Days in China
A United Airlines flight from Shanghai, China, to New Jersey should have taken just 13 hours, but it took some folks three days to make that trip, after a firestorm of protests, threats, even violence.
United Flight 87 was scheduled to leave Shanghai Wednesday and bring 225 passengers to Newark Airport in New Jersey. The flight didn’t land until Saturday morning after three days of cancellations, causing tense moments between passengers and United Airlines.
Animal rights group wants Pamplona bull run banned
“Four Paws is demanding an immediate break with this cruel tradition, in which many people get hurt and many bulls suffer a painful death every year,” the international organisation said in a statement on its Bulgarian website.
“This kind of entertainment has nothing to do with culture and should be abolished,” Vier Pfoten campaign director Gabriel Paun added.
The run — which sees bulls rushed along Pamplona’s streets and then forced to fight in the arena during the San Fermin festival — was a form of cruelty against animals that would be punishable with prison in other European countries, he noted.