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  Welcome to the March edition of bta first’s newsletter  
  Every month, we deliver concise, useful information and tips & trends from the world of travel. We hope you enjoy reading this issue’s features.

Yours sincerely, bta first travel ag
Beginning of spring
The calendar spring begins when the sun is exactly above the equator. At this time the sun crosses the celestial equator from north to south within a few seconds. This event is also called day and night equinox and takes place in 2019 on 20 March at 22:58h.
The visa for China becomes more expensive
Since 19 February, visa applications for China are being processed by the Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC). Both the Consulate General in Zurich and the Embassy in Berne no longer process visa applications.
The new procedure via CVASC entails the following additional costs:
Standard / 4 working days CHF 118.50
Express / 2 working days CHF 215.40
Urgent / 1 working day CHF 280.00
The bta first processing fees remain unchanged.
Fresh ideas, next generations.
This is the conference motto of this year's Swiss Export Day of the trade association of the same name. The event will take place on 16 May at the well-known chocolate manufacturer L├Ąderach in Ennenda, canton of Glarn - the program is once again very promising. bta first travel will be there as a cooperation partner. Don't miss the 2019 Swiss Export Day and register directly.
Maintenance work at Dubai International Airport
Due to maintenance work at Dubai International Airport, runway capacity is limited between 16 April and 30 May. For this reason, the below flights to/from Dubai will be cancelled during the mentioned period.
EK87/88 Tuesday/Wednesday
EK83/84 Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday
EK 89/90 Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday
Swiss with new European targets
From 31 March onwards, flights to Gdansk on the Polish Baltic coast will be operated all year round on Mon/Mi/Fri/Sun. Also on the Baltic Sea, the destination Usedom/Heringsdorf (Germany) is served on Saturdays. The town is famous for its numerous seaside resorts and the wide sandy beaches with their famous wicker chairs.

Turkish Airlines - new Istanbul Airport
After the move had to be postponed several times, Turkish Airlines has now announced that it will definitely operate all flights to and from the new airport as of 6 April 2019. The construction of the new mega-airport has cost US$ 12 billion so far. The delayed relocation is due to delays in the completion of the construction project. The old Ataturk airport will be closed down as a result.
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