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MICEBTN - March-April 2019 • Page 25 be done on the computer, I would first stop. Think. Question ‘Help’. And search. for a quicker, smarter, better way. I think I summed it up nicely when I was interviewed by a mag- azineandIsaid: Icandoin10 minutes what it would take three people three hours to do. Why don’t you become a mod- ern-day crusader too? Learn your software’s hidden secrets and save yourself a phenomenal amount of time. Star Alliance opens a new Schiphol lounge STAR Alliance customers travelling from the Dutch capital can look forward to a new premium lounge experience at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The lounge welcomes eligible first and business class passengers and paid lounge members. The lounge is located airside in the Departures 2, Schengen Area on the Panorama terrace level. The elegant and contemporary design is inspired by the ever-changing Dutch skies and landscapes and features furniture creations and decoration pieces of original Dutch design. Free wifi is available throughout the lounge, and a mix of standard and USB power outlets ensure that customers can recharge their electronic devices. Facilities include a luggage storage area, individual work booths, communal work table, dining area, bar area, relaxation area and a wine bar. AThe lounge has a serviced bar during afternoon hours, beer on tap, a complimentary buf- fet with hot and cold meal options, flight information, business services such as printing and scanning, complimentary reading material and personal care amenities upon request. The lounge can accommodate up to 150 guests and will open daily from 05.30hrs to 21.30 hrs, depending on flight schedules. Passenger traffic hits 8.8bn in 2018 AIRPORTS Council Internation- al (ACI) World has published its preliminary world airport traffic rankings covering passenger traf- fic and aircraft movements. ACI has found that passenger traffic remained resilient in 2018 and is estimated to have reached 8.8 billion, growing by an estimat- ed six per cent as compared to the previous year. This increase is above the 4.3 per cent compound annual growth rate for passenger traffic from 2007 to 2017. Passenger traffic at the world’s 20 busiest airports – which rep- resent 17 per cent of all global passenger traffic – grew by 4.7 per cent in 2018 as more than 1.5 billion passengers used these airports. Of these: • Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson Air- port in the USA kept the top place and handled over 107 million passengers • Beijing Airport , China sur- passed the 100 million passengers mark in 2018, growing by 5.4 per cent and holding onto second spot. • Dubai Airport remained in third position as, after years of double-digit percentage traffic growth, it grew by one per cent . Malindo adds Adelaide-Bali-Malaysia run INDONESIAN airline Malindo Air will launch a four-times weekly service be- tween Adelaide and Bali on 16 April 2019. The new service will provide travellers with a second service between Adelaide and Denpasar (Bali), and is expected to open up new connections through Denpasar to Indonesian destinations such as Jakarta via Malindo Air’s sister airline Batik Air. The Malindo aircraft itself will fly on from Bali to provide an alternative one-stop option to Kuala Lumpur. Malindo Air is a full-service airline with baggage, in-flight meals and enter- tainment included in the fare. The four weekly flights will depart Adelaide at 0740hrs on Monday, Wednes- day, Friday and Sunday. Denpasar-Adelaide flights will depart 1205hrs. For passengers travelling to and from Kuala Lumpur, the layover in Denpasar is one hour.