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Emirates continue their growth from Manchester with the addition of a 3rd A380 each day from January 2017.
The upgrade of the 3rd daily flight (from the current Boeing 777) gives the airline almost 11,000 seat each week from Manchester!
With connections to over 100 cities (including the recently lauched 'world's longest non-stop route' from Dubai to Auckland) Emirates is a truly global carrier.
It's a rather pathetic reflection on British Airways (who you will recall rather arrogantly styled themselves "the world's favourite airline") that they can no longer be bothered to fly from Manchester to their second base at Gatwick let alone see any value in providing international service from the largest airport base outside of London while Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Ethiad Airways, Singapore Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways and, most recently, Hainan Airlines clearly DO! And that's just the long-haul services!
The National Youth Orchestra of the USA conclude their 2016 European Tour with a performance this evening at Smetana Hall in Prague.
The tour, conducted by Maestro Valery Gergiev, started at Amsterdam's magnificent Concertgebouw and travelled to Montpellier and Copenhagen with renowned pianist Denis Matsuev.
The Maestro team lead by Stacey Friend have been busy on the road this past ten days looking after all of the logistics for the tour and soloists which included bringing the 140 strong complement of young musicians and support staff from New York. Maestro! also arranged a programme of sightseeing and dining experiences for the musicians in each of the cities on the tour and an aircraft for their exclusive use to get between the various cities in the short time available.
The innovative French media group www.medici.tv filmed the opening concert at the Concertgebouw and you can enjoy the performance online for the next 60 days free of charge by clicking on the button below. If you get a pop-up 'sign in or subscribe' page just close it and watch the rest of the performance!
Today as Vasily Petrenko celebrates his 40th birthday he also celebrates his 10th anniversary at the helm of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
This evening's 'Sold Out' celebration concert included Elgar In the South, Rachmaninov 3rd Symphony and Shostakovich 1st Cello Concerto with the Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk
After tonight's performance the cheering audience were treated to another surprise when Vasily was joined on stage by his wife (and choral conductor) Evgenia and their children Alexander and Anna for a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday!