The secret of Goa’s musical past

The secret of Goa’s musical past

Local musicians revive a classical heritage in the west Indian state. The courtyard of the Hamara School in Panjim (Panaji), capital of the pint-sized west Indian state of Goa, is an unlikely place for a music class. Beyond the low school walls, late afternoon rush hour sees tuk-tuks, mopeds, and buses jockey for position on

Welcome start-ups!

Welcome start-ups!

When our CEO Pekka Vauramo presented the latest financial results to employees, one sentence he said got stuck in my head: What is the next unique offering for our customers?” Agile experimentation is a key to survive in a complex and fast changing environment like travel. We all should think how we can be better,

Solving the mystery of flying

Solving the mystery of flying

The theory of flying, or how an object heavier than air can stay up in the air, has always been one of the great mysteries for humankind. People have yearned to fly like a bird since time immemorial. Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches are one evidence of our determination to solve that mystery. Da Vinci never

Where do aircraft go to retire?

Where do aircraft go to retire?

Finnair bid farewell to its oldest A340 aircraft, affectionately nicknamed “Olga,” which joined the fleet in 2006. Read about what gets reused and what gets recycled. The story of Olga, a recently retired Airbus A340, shows how Finnair works to ensure that aircraft are safely dismantled after reaching the end of their useful lives, with

Navigating Vietnam’s magical Mekong

Navigating Vietnam’s magical Mekong

A short drive south-west of Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon), the Mekong River is one of Asia’s great waterways. From its source among the snow-clad peaks of China’s Tibetan Plateau, it flows over 4,000 kilometres through the Indochinese peninsula before eventually emptying into the South China Sea. The so-called “rice bowl” of Vietnam, the