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March 26, 2015

Gol Linhas Aéreas

Gol Linhas Aéreas is a low-cost airline of Brazilian origin, with a hub at the Guarulhos International Airport, located in the municipality of Guarulhos in Sao Paulo.

The airline is the second largest airline in Brazil and Latin America, with 37% of the Brazilian domestic market for air transport. It is also the second largest airline in Brazil in terms of fleet size.

It was announced during the year 2006 that the airline would be expanding its presence in the region flying to regional, international destinations such as Argentina, Peru and Chile. The company has transported since its creation in 2000, 50 million passengers.

In addition to the main headquarters, [...]

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March 23, 2015

Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines is an American airline with its head office in Honolulu. It operates domestic and international flights from its hub at the Honolulu international airport. As of 2009, it serves 19 destinations, 200 daily flights and employs 3,7801 people.

Founded on January 30, 1929 under the name of Inter-Island Airways Ltd. Its maiden flight took place on 11 November of the same year, at the John-Rodgers airport in Honolulu, with a destination of Maui and the Island of Hawaii, using two Sikorsky S-38 seaplanes, carrying 8 passengers each one. It took its current name in 1941 and introduced into its fleet the McDonnell Douglas DC-3. With the advent of jet aircraft in the [...]

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March 20, 2015

The Rum Diary

(ISBN: 9780786173754)

The Rum Diary was the first novel written by Hunter S. Thompson, while he was, according to his own account, still honing his craft. Written when Thompson was in his early twenties and published when he was in his fifties, the novel showcases the brilliant musical style Thompson became known for.

The story is situated in Puerto Rico and deals with the adventures of Paul Kemp, a journalist who gets work in a small English language newspaper in San Juan. The story follows Kemp and two of his co-workers, Yeamon and Sala, from the Newspaper, who, even before Kemp has a chance to get acclimated, tell him that the newspaper will very likely be shut down [...]

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February 14, 2015

Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific is an Asian airline with headquarters in Hong Kong, China. Its main hub is the Hong Kong International Airport, from where it operates flights to 50 destinations in Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, and Oceania. It is one of the six unique airlines that has been awarded the five star rating by Skytrax.

The airline was founded in Hong Kong on September 24, 1946 by Roy Farrell and  Sydney de Kantzow, both retired air force pilots, the former American the latter Australian,  and both familiar with the route to the Himalayan Mountains. Each one put in 1 Hong Kong dollar to register the airline. At the beginning they were established in Shanghai, but they finally [...]

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