Tuesday 16 January 2018

Passenger traffic at Munich Airport rises to 44.6m

Passenger traffic at Munich Airport increased by an impressive 2.3 million to a new all-time high of 44.6 million in 2017, up 5.5 per cent over the 2016 figure. The airport also saw a strong surge in take-offs and landings, with an increase of more than 10,000 to approximately 40


Lulu Group acquires iconic Scottish hotel

Twenty14 Holdings (T14H), the hospitality investment arm of Lulu Group International, has completed a $120 million acquisition of the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian.   The Caledonian joins a portfolio of $650 million worth of luxury properties across the UK, the M


AirBaltic serves over 3.5m passengers in 2017

Latvian airline airBaltic carried a total of 3.5 million passengers in 2017, 22 per cent more than last year, making it the highest number of passengers carried in the airline’s history. Martin Gauss, chief executive officer of airBaltic, said: “2017 was an outstandin


Wyndham Hotel Group expands presence in ME

Hospitality giant Wyndham Hotel Group has continued to expand its footprint across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Eurasia (EMEA) with a number of significant openings throughout 2017, bringing the total number of hotels across the region to more than 470. Last year Wyndham H


Aircraft Interiors Middle East set for exciting edition

Representatives from key local and regional airlines will be in Dubai next week to discover the latest trends in aircraft interiors and network with potential suppliers at Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME). Among those confirmed to attend are representatives from Emirates Air


AccorHotels names new VP of F&B for ME luxury brands

AccorHotels has appointed Russell Scott as the new vice president of food and beverage (F&B) for its luxury brands in the Middle East. Scott brings more than three decades of hospitality experience spanning across Europe and the Middle East within leading global companies inc


Shaza Hotels signs first Mysk property in Kuwait

Luxury hotel brand Shaza Hotels has announced the signing of its first Mysk Hotel in Kuwait. The new property, situated opposite the Messilah beach district on the south coast of Kuwait City, and which is already under construction, will welcome guests at the beginning of 2020, i


Turkish Airlines passenger numbers up 9.3pc in 2017

State carrier Turkish Airlines said on Tuesday that its passenger numbers rose 9.3 per cent compared to figures recorded in 2016, reaching 68.6 million passengers for the year. According to a statement released by the carrier, the 2017 load factor reached 79.1 per cent compared t


Crew, passengers saw plane interception: UAE

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has said that Bahraini radars detected the Qatari jets as they intercepted two UAE civilian flights yesterday (Jan 15).   "The crews and passengers saw the incidents with their naked eyes, which proves t


Seef Mall launches new outdoor attractions

Seef Mall, a leading family destination in the kingdom, has launched Magic Island’s latest outdoor attractions - Rope Course, Zip Line, and Wall Climbing, all located beside Toys R Us at Seef Mall. Magic Island, one of the country’s most popular entertainment hubs, co

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