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Press article fom  28.06.2004

A swinging time guaranteed, departing from Frankfurt-Hahn

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 28th of June, 2004. Hahn makes it possible with its low-price airline companies Ryanair, Air Polonia and Volareweb – a multitude of festivals and events are happening at Hahn's destinations - this summer should turn out to be unforgettable!

Art, music and culture lovers sit up and take notice! Those of you who have no real plans for this summer will be fascinated by the sheer range of events and festivals available at Frankfurt-Hahn’s lively low-cost flight destinations. So what do you have to do? Just buy one of the many low-cost flight tickets available from Ryanair, Air Polonia or Volareweb and fly out of Frankfurt-Hahn. Bring your holiday mood with you and you're guaranteed to have a summer full of unforgettable experiences!

The Summer of Jazz in Pescara, Stockholm and Warsaw
From the 14th until the 18th of July 2004, the "Pescara International Jazz Festival" celebrates 32 years of wonderful music. Many international artists and bands like the Pat Metheny Trio, the Joe Lovano Quartet and Burt Bacharach melt down the boundaries between culture and music with gui-tar, saxophone and piano in the Theatre D´Annunzio this year. Tickets are available from 10 Euros per person. You’ll find further information on this at www.pescarajazz.com. Daily flights leave Frankfurt-Hahn for Pescara - at 19:15, arriving at 21:00 on the beautiful Adriatic coastline.

If you prefer to do your thing further north, then the "International Stockholm Jazz Festival” is for you – it runs from the 17th until the 24th of July. Here the greats of the music world sing and dance for you - acts like Stevie Wonder, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Branford Marsalis, Van Morrison and Angie Stone perform in art gardens, music halls, museums and in the stadium of the Swedish capital. Ticket prices start at 33 Euros. For more information, please visit www.stockholmjazz.com. Ryanair flies from Frank-furt-Hahn to Stockholm-Skavska (just one hour from the city centre) twice daily - mornings and evenings - at low-cost prices. You can book your flight at www.ryanair.com.

The new EU member state Poland is well-known for its love of jazz - the "Warsaw Summer Jazz Days" has been an important event on the international jazz calendar since 1991 - this year it's from the 24th of June until the 7th of July. Each year greats like Chick Corea, Branford Marsalis and Candy Dulfer enthral their audiences. This year, Pat Metheny and the "Bobby McFerrin Voice Orchestra" are included among the performers. This is where avantgarde meets rock and jazz. Call Mariusz Adamiak on +48 22 620 50 72 for more information or visit www.adamiakjazz.pl. Poland's first low-fares airline Air Polonia flies twice a week to Warsaw from Frankfurt-Hahn, every Monday and Friday. You can book your flight at www.airpolonia.com.

Art, festivals and much more in London, Finland and Scotland
The "Royal Academy Summer Exhibition" started in London on the 8th of June and will run until the 16th of August 2004. This exhibition, an annual event since 1768, is the world's largest contemporary art exhibition. Paintings, sculptures, sketches and architectural models created by established and new artists enrich the rooms of the main gallery of the Royal Academy. You’ll get more information at www.royalacademy.org.uk. 28 flights a week from Frankfurt-Hahn to London-Stansted are in the Ryanair timetable - mornings, evenings and nights - so you'll have no problem choosing a suitable flight.

In Finland, one particular highlight is making the rounds this summer - from the 7th until the 11th of July 2004, thousands of dancers from all over the world will be in Seinäjoki for the Finnish Tango Festival, the "Tangomarkkinat". An annual event since 1985, this small west Finnish town plays host to a mushrooming number of tango lovers and tourists. Since the festival's inception, the town has become known as the world's second tango city. You can find more information about this at www.tangomarkkinat.fi. Ryanair flies to Tampere from Frankfurt-Hahn every day at 13.40. From Tampere, you can catch an Inter-City express train that will take you to Seinäjoki in roughly 1 ½ hours.

In Glasgow, Scotland, the bagpipes are going to be heard all over the city - the "World Pipe Band Championships” will be held there from the 9th until the 15th of August. This festival reflects the most diverse worldwide traditions in bagpipe playing. International bands as well as solo artists will take part in the championships and associated events. See more information on this fascinating event at www.pipingfestival.co.uk. The Glasgow-Prestwick plane lifts off from Hahn every evening at 19.35, arriving in Scotland's erst-while European Culture Capital at 20.25.

Venice calling! From the 19th until the 20th of July 2004, the city's oldest folk festival will be held there - the Redentore Festival. Held every year in the third week of July, this festival is the Venetians’ favourite. Hundreds of boats anchor in the San Marco basin to watch the glorious fireworks display accompanied by music at midnight. Roughly 30,000 people take part in this festival - both on the water and on the shore promenade. When the firework display is over, all the boats set sail for the Lido, where, according to an ancient tradition, they wait for sunrise. Volareweb flies daily from Frankfurt-Hahn to the Venetian lagoon city. You can book your flight at www.volareweb.com.

You'll find more information about Frankfurt-Hahn Airport at www.hahn-airport.de.

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