Tuesday, June 10, 2008

London Baby ! - Zeppelin NT starts flights July 10th 2008

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After the word had leaked in April that the Zeppelin is coming to London. We now have the official Press Release by Zeppelin, confirming it and giving us lot's of background info. Unfortunately the press release is currently only available in German we took the time and translated it for you. Also we dug out some more interesting stuff, that you should mark in your calendars. So let's move to our english traslation of the press release with all the important information in it:
‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ is comming!

Friedrichshafen, 09. June 2008, - This Summer - Londons first commercial Airshipmission. ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ will give you a unique birds eye view of London for six weeks.

InBev, the brewery of Stella Artois, Englands most favorite Premium Lager-Beer, has announced today, that they will be the sole Sponsor of this first commercial usage of a passenger airship, which will offer flights over London for 6 weeks this summer. People will have the possibility to experience the unique view on board the ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ for the first time since the invention of the airship.

Stuart MacFarlane, president of InBev UK notes: „Stella Artois is a synonym for quality, tradition, pioneering spirit and the art of brewing. These are the qualities that we want to highlight with this project. We are happy to offer Londoners and toursist the opportunity to enjoy such an unforgettable unique experience on board the ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’.“

„This mission is a premiere and the first possibility for toursim roundtrips above London in a Zeppelin airship. We are proud that our Zeppelin NT can celebrate his debut for passenger flights over this one-of-a-kind metropolis in Europe and we hope for regular missions in London in the future“ says Thomas Brandt, CEO of the Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei GmbH.

Discover the metropolis of London from above - starting 10th of July 2008. The ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ will be stationed in Damyns Hall near Upminster in the northeast of London until August 21st. From there it will start it's roundtrip flights across the Skyline of London. There will be an average of 5 flying hours per day with a maximum of 12 passengers on board the ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ on 3 different routes above Londons most famous sights.

Flights with ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ cost ₤185 for 30 minutest, ₤295 for the 45 minutes and ₤360 for the one hour flight. Tickets can only be booked through the hotline – individual bookings call: +44 (0)20 7183 3911/ 3912/ 3913, companies or groups of 10 and more people call: +44 (0) 207 1833 024.

The event is conducted through The LZC, Ltd. in London. The airship is operated by the Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei GmbH, a subcompany of ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH & CO KG.
So that was our translation of the press release just for completeness and our german readers here the original press release
Read this document on Scribd: Luftschiff kommt nach London

PRESSEINFORMATION ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ kommt! Friedrichshafen, 09. Juni 2008, - Diesen Sommer - Londons erster kommerzieller Luftschiffeinsatz. Sechs Wochen lang wird ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ den einmaligen Blick auf London aus der Vogelperspektive ermöglichen. InBev, Brauer des Stella Artois, Englands beliebtestes Premium Lager-Bier, hat heute bekannt gegeben, dass sie der alleinige Sponsor dieses ersten kommerziellen Einsatzes eines Passagierluftschiffs sind, welches diesen Sommer für 6 Wochen Flüge über London anbietet. Zum ersten Mal seit der Erfindung des Luftschiffs wird man die Gelegenheit haben, den einzigartigen Ausblick an Bord des ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ zu erfahren. Stuart MacFarlane, Präsident von InBev UK bemerkt: „Stella Artois ist gleichbedeutend mit Qualität, Tradition, Braukunst und Pioneergeist. Dies sind die Qualitäten, die wir mit diesem Projekt betonen. Wir freuen uns, Londonern und Touristen, die Gelegenheit anbieten zu können, solch ein unvergessliches und einmaliges Erlebnis an Bord des ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ genießen zu können.“ „Dieser Einsatz ist eine Premiere und die erstmalige Gelegenheit für Rundflüge über London mit einem Zeppelin Luftschiff. Wir sind stolz, dass unser Zeppelin NT nun sein Debüt für Passagierrundflüge über dieser einzigartigen Metropole Europas feiert und hoffen für die Zukunft auf regelmäßige Einsätze in London“ bemerkt Thomas Brandt, CEO der Deutschen Zeppelin-Reederei GmbH. Die Londoner Metropole von oben erkunden – ab dem 10. Juli 2008 ist es soweit. Bis zum 21. August wird ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ in Damyns Hall, in der Nähe von Upminster im Nordosten von London, stationiert sein und von dort aus zu seinen Rundflügen über die Skyline von London starten. Im Durchschnitt werden pro Tag 5 Stunden mit maximal 12 Passagieren an Bord des ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ auf drei verschiedenen Flugrouten über Londons bekannte Sehenswürdigkeiten angeboten. Flüge mit Stella ‚Artois: Star Over London kosten’ ₤185 für 30minütige, ₤295 für die 45minütige und ₤360 für den einstündigen Flug. Tickets können nur über die Hotline gebucht werden – Einzelbuchungen unter: +44 (0)20 7183 3911/ 3912/ 3913, Firmenoder Gruppebuchungen von 10 oder mehr Personen unter: +44 (0) 207 1833 024. Das Event wird durch The LZC, Ltd. in London durchgeführt. Das Luftschiff wird durch die Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei GmbH, einer Tochtergesellschaft der ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH & CO KG, betrieben. Zur sofortigen Veröffentlichung. Kontakt Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei GmbH: Thomas Brandt, CEO Tel +49 7541 5900 539 presse at zeppelin-nt.de www.zeppelinflug.com Kontakt InBev: Rhona Hurcombe Edelman JCPR Tel +44 (0) 20 7208 7254 rhona_hurcombe at jcpr.com Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei GMBH Die Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei GmbH hat ihren Sitz in Friedrichshafen und betreibt den Zeppelin NT seit 2001 für kommerzielle Rundflüge, Werbung sowie wissenschaftliche und industrielle Einsätze in Europa. Zeppelin NT Luftschiffe werden derweil in Deutschland und Japan betrieben. Die Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei ist eine 100% Tochtergesellschaft der ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH & Co KG. About InBev InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: INB) based in Leuven, Belgium. The company's origins date back to 1366, and today, it is the leading global brewer. As a true consumer-centric, sales driven company, InBev manages a carefully segmented portfolio of more than 200 brands. This includes true beer icons with global reach like Stella Artois® and Beck’s®, fast growing multicountry brands like Leffe® and Hoegaarden®, and many consumer loved "local champions" like Skol®, Quilmes®, Sibirskaya Korona®, Chernigivske®, Sedrin®, Cass® and Jupiler®. InBev employs close to 89 000 people, running operations in over 30 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. In 2007, InBev realized 14.4 billion euro of revenue. For further information visit www.InBev.com About InBev UK InBev UK & Ireland is a subsidiary of InBev. It employs around 2,500 people and operates breweries in England, Wales and Scotland. InBev UK has an extensive brand portfolio including Stella Artois®, the UK's no.1 premium lager, and Tennent's Lager®, the biggest selling lager brand in Scotland. Alongside these are Becks®, Brahma®, Leffe®; Boddingtons®; Draught Bass®; Castlemaine XXXX® and Murphy's

One thing you can write down into your calendars are the Transfer flights to get the Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT#4 from Friedrichshafen to London. So have a look at the current Zeppelin Flights page to learn everything about when which flights will be and how much every flight costs,this also applys to the roundtrip flights in London.

Also there are already a few articles on the web also focusing on the Zeppelin in London check them out Also have an eye on http://www.staroverlondon.co.uk this will be the official website but isn't established it yet. That's it for tonight send us your comments as always either via email or as comments on the Blog or in the Forum. Have fun

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

i hope she gets the chance to visit Cardington, the first zeppelin visit at Cardington was in 1930 in the Graf so we are due one and it would be a fantastic photo opp, some zeppelin dignitaries could nip in to hybrid air vehicles for a visit too.

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