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Continental Airlines faces delays – SAS cutting jobs – Libratone honored at 2012 International CES

Continental delays | The decision by Continental Airlines to use smaller and cheaper Boeing 757s for their Atlantic crossings has led to dozens of delays caused by refuelling stopovers. One flight on January 7 from Copenhagen to Newark had to stop in the remote Canada Bay airport when high headwinds depleted the 757’s fuel.

SAS cuts 300 employees | SAS announced Wednesday that they are laying off 300 full-time administrative employees worldwide. At the time of going to press, it was not clear how many Danish jobs would be lost. The airline said the move was being made to reduce costs and CEO Rickard Gustafson characterised them as “necessary”.

Nice tones | The Danish audio company Libratone was recently honoured at the 2012 International CES, the world’s largest consumer electronics tradeshow. The company’s Libratone Live wireless speakers were given the Best of Innovations Design and Engineering award in the category of personal electronics.