Springer starts new free airline daily

German publisher Axel Springer will launch Welt Aktuell, a new free daily that will be distributed to travelers on domestic Lufthansa flights and in airport lounges, in January 2010.

The afternoon (16.30) paper will have a circulation of 30,000 and will count 12 pages daily. Content will be taken from other Springer publications like Die Welt and Welt Kompakt. (FAZ medien newsletter)

This news comes two weeks after the Süddeutsche Zeitung decided to close their own in-flight afternoon paper SZ Primetime. This paper consisted of material taken from the mother paper as well. Earlier several other free German dailies were aimed at train or airplane travelers. All of them closed within a few years or even months (see previous post)

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