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GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes
GOL Registers 74% of Sales Through Internet in 2004
SAO PAULO, Brazil, Aug. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE:GOL) (Bovespa:GOLL4), Brazil's only low-cost, low-fare airline, registered 74% of sales through the Internet in the first half of 2004, which is 35% higher than the average recorded in 2003 (58% of total sales) and 90% above that recorded in 2002 (39%). This figure rates GOL among the low-cost, low-fare leaders in an international market that realizes an average of 70% of their sales through electronic channels.
ABN AMRO launches Life & Pensions Advisory group
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 03, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- ABN AMRO announces the creation of a Life & Pensions Advisory team, providing the global life insurance and pension fund sectors with a state of the art capital markets advisory platform to tackle a wide range of asset and liability management issues.
JetBlue Airways Corporation
JetBlue Seeks Authority To Provide International Service to The Bahamas
NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU), New York's low-fare airline, today requested authority from the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide international nonstop service to The Bahamas. Pending approval from both governments, the proposed service from John F. Kennedy International Airport would operate with daily service to Nassau planned to begin November 1, 2004.*
Hexagon Acquires Metrology Company
NACKA STRAND, Sweden, Aug. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Hexagon has acquired all outstanding shares in the American metrology company Romer Cimcore Inc. The acquisition, which is conditioned by the approval from relevant competition authorities, will be consolidated as of August 1, 2004 and will generate a positive contribution to Hexagons earnings from the start.
ADVA Optical Networking
Lancaster University Deploys ADVA Optical Networking Platforms For Regional High-Speed Grid Network
MARTINSRIED and MUNICH, Germany, Aug. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- FSP 3000 and FSP 500 deployed and supported by partner Siemens and UK carrier Your Communications in a new 320 km fiber optic network to enhance academic research in the Northwest of EnglandMartinsried/Munich, Germany. August 3, 2004. ADVA Optical Networking today announced that its Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 3000 and FSP 500 have been deployed in the 'Trans Regional Broadband Superhighway' project in the Northwest of England. Your Communications and Siemens designed a specific solution for Lancaster University, utilizing Your Communications' optical fiber network in conjunction with ADVA's FSP systems. The infrastructure is provided by Your Communications as a fully managed service. The project, which was funded by the Northwest Development Agency (NWDA), links academic institutions across the Northwest of England including Lancaster University and Daresbury Laboratory.
Munters Invitation Conference Call
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Munters AB will be holding a Conference Call following the announcement of Munters Interim Report for the second quarter 2004.