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Μαΐου 24, 2010

Transport firms hoping to turn ash into cash


By Paul Henley BBC News, Marseille

The cloud of ash from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano has played havoc with flights across Europe. It has hit airlines’ balance sheets hard – but has brought a booking windfall for rail and ferry companies. Those companies hope they can convert the sudden rush into prolonged growth, cashing in on disillusionment with flying, and a growing enthusiasm for greener travel. Paul de Rosen, Lines Director for the biggest passenger ferry operator out of the port of Marseille, SNCM, puts a figure on what he says is the recent surge in the popularity of his company’s means of transport.

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