VIDEO: Friends separated by the Bosnian war reunited in Lisbon

Childhood friends Irena and Asaki were separated by the Bosnian war. They found each other ten years later on Facebook. Now we’ve reunited them in Lisbon.

VIDEO: Friends separated by the Bosnian war reunited in Lisbon
Photo: Irena and Asaki in Lisbon.

Irena Savic and Asaki Dizdar Mehic may live in different countries, but they don’t let distance keep them apart. The long-lost friends are one of three pairs who recently won our #MeetHalfway competition run in partnership with Lufthansa. The winners will be reunited in three of Europe’s coolest and most contemporary cities and we’ll be there to capture it.

Irena and Asaki were the first pair of winners to jet off — watch the video to discover Lisbon, Portugal’s trendy capital, through their lens.

Check out Lufthansa’s Lisbon city guide

This content was produced by The Local Creative Studio and sponsored by Lufthansa.


Aarhus Airport to get easier connections with new code-sharing deal

Passengers travelling from Aarhus Airport using Scandinavian airline SAS are likely to find more convenient onwards connections from September.

Aarhus Airport to get easier connections with new code-sharing deal

Convenient connections to European hub airports in Amsterdam and Paris will become easier to find from Aarhus Airport from September.

A code-sharing agreement between Scandinavian airline SAS and Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Delta Air Lines means that flight codes from those airlines – and more efficient connections via Copenhagen – will appear at Aarhus, the Jutland airport said in a press release on Tuesday.

The agreement gives Aarhus Airport passengers access to over 1,000 European destinations through so-called SkyTeam network.

For example, the code-sharing networks cuts journey times from Aarhus (via Copenhagen) to Amsterdam Schiphol to 2 hours 50 minutes, and to Paris CDG to 3 hours and 50 minutes.

“We are becoming more global. With only 30 minutes’ driving time from Aarhus, people in the region can save a huge amount of time flying from Aarhus Airport to an impressive number of Air France, KLM or SkyTeam destinations,” the airport’s director Lotta Sandsgaard said in the press release.

The agreement “has great significance for the international business environment in the Aarhus region and in a tourism perspective for a booming sector by attracting travellers from European and overseas markets,” she added.

The SK flight code, one of the codes which will be used at Aarhus under the agreement, is operated by Air France and KLM from their respective hubs. This means destinations including Marseille, Bordeaux, Nantes, Porto, Newcastle, Southampton, Cardiff, Venice and Naples as well as Marrakesh, Tunis and Casablanca in North Africa can be booked.

Destinations including Las Vegas, Denver, Seattle, Orlando, Cincinnati, Montreal, Vancouver, Detroit and Salt Lake City and more can also be booked with Air France and KLM to and from Aarhus Airport.

Travellers in Aarhus will also see new connections between SAS and Delta-operated flights to dozens of destinations across the USA and Canada via Delta’s North American network. The deal means they can travel to these destinations with one check-in at Aarhus Airport’s SAS counter.