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Requests for Interviews
(Monday, May 13/2002)-- Media outlets requesting interviews with Mayor Peter Kelly or any other member of the HRM delegation travelling to Germany this week to attend the christening ceremony for the new "Gander/Halifax" A-340 Airbus aircraft, may contact:
John O'Brien, HRM Communications Officer, using the global cell phone number:
452-3846 (outside Halifax toll area, please use area code 902)
or contact him at the Lufthansa Training Centre, Seeheim, at 011-49-6257-800 after mid-morning Wednesday, May 15th.
The delegation leaves Halifax International Airport tomorrow morning at 10:50 a.m. and will travel to Frankfurt, Germany, via Boston and Gander. They arrive in Europe in early morning on Wednesday, May 15th.
The christening ceremony at the Lufthansa headquarters and training centre outside Frankfurt is set for Thursday, May 16th, at 11 a.m. (Frankfurt time) or 6 a.m. (Halifax time) Please note time difference- Germany is 5 hours ahead of Halifax.
The delegation will be the guests of Lufthansa, the German national airline, at its Training Centre outside Frankfurt. The airline is sponsoring the entire visit to thank the people of HRM and Gander, who provided safe haven when passengers/crew on Lufthansa's trans-Atlantic flights were diverted to Halifax and Gander on September 11th.
Corporate Communications Officer
452-3846 (global cell)