first_imgMark English arrives back in Letterkenny to a huge welcome this evening. Picture by Brian McDaid of Cristeph Studio.A large crowd braved the wind and the rain to give a real Donegal welcome home to athletics hero Mark English this evening.The 21 year old Letterkenny man stood proudly at the top of Market Square where he showed off his brilliant bronze medal from the 800 metres at the European Championships.Two legends! Mark is welcomed home by Olympian Danny McDaid. Pic by Brian McDaid of Cristeph Studio.Mark was proudly surrounded by the many people who have helped him to achieve his goal after arriving on the world athletics stage during his amazing performance in Zurich. The modest medical student generously posed for pictures with young and old alike – a routine he may well have to get used to.Mark was welcomed back to his hometown by Town Manager Dessie Larkin.Among the many faces in the crowd were Mark’s former coach Theresa McDaid, Olympian Danny McDaid as well as Neil Martin and many fellow clubmates from Letterkenny AC.Councillor Michael McBride told the large crowd that he was sure Mark will now have to get used to such occasions as his career begins to unfold. Also among the crowd was Mark’s proud parents Joe and BridgetMark thanked all those who turned up on the night and paid a special tribute to Letterkenny AC and to his former coach Theresa McDaid.The skies may have been dark over Letterkenny for English’s return home.But it would seem there could well be many bright days ahead for this young Donegal man!Mark is interviewed by Charlie Collins of Donegal TV. Pic by Brian McDaid of Cristeph Studio. Mark knows all the people of Donegal are behind him! Pic by Brian McDaid. What a brolly good show for the Letterkenny runner. Pic by Brian McDaid. NOT EVEN THE RAIN CAN DAMPEN A BRILLIANT WELCOME HOME FOR MEDAL HERO MARK was last modified: August 19th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:athleticsdonegalletterkennymark englishwelcome homelast_img read more

first_imgMumbai, India — Jet Airways, based here, today announced that it will commence daily nonstop flights from Mumbai to Johannesburg from April 14, 2010. The airline will introduce services to South Africa using a new state-of-the-art Airbus 330-200 aircraft.The launch of this new international route marks the first time that Jet Airways is adding destinations to Africa on its international route network, according to a press release received by Elite Traveler..Flight 9W 242 will depart Mumbai at 0205 hours, arriving in Johannesburg at 0735 hrs. On the return leg, flight 9W 241 will depart Johannesburg at 1100 hrs, arriving in Mumbai at 2330 hrs.According to Nikos Kardassis, CEO, Jet Airways, “Jet Airways is delighted to enter Africa with its daily Mumbai-Johannesburg service. South Africa’s reputation as a leading tourist and business destination and the fact that it will play host to the 2010 FIFA World Cup also presents a huge opportunity for Jet Airways. We are confident that our airline will soon emerge as one of the first choice carriers on this popular route given our unparalleled domestic network in India and ever-expanding international footprint. South Africa, as well as the African region at large, is an important market for us and we are confident of capturing and growing the market”.With 11 official languages, South Africa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with something for every traveler. It is also emerging as one of the leading business and conference destinations in the world.The spacious full-length wide-bodied twin aisle cabin of the A330-200 is configured in two classes, with 30 seats in Première (Business Class) and 190 seats in Economy. The airline’s Première guests will enjoy a 180-degree flat bed with lumbar support and massage systems, oversized table, laptop power, telephony, SMS, email and live text news to deliver a flying office, state-of-the-art On-Demand Panasonic In-Flight Entertainment (IFE), as well as the finest in-flight dining service, among other amenities.Johannesburg will be the twenty-second destination in the airline’s international network. Jet Airways currently flies to New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah and Riyadh.For more information on this and all other news from Jet Airways, please visit: Jet Airways: Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 89 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 53 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 14 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.66 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world.Flights to 61 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah and Riyadh.last_img read more