Marrakech Gets A Four Seasons Hotel

Luxury hotel operator Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has opened the new 139-room Four Seasons Marrakech, its newest property in North Africa. Set amidst a 40-acre walled oasis, the resort is designed in the elegant Moorish style with arcades and fountain courtyards dotted with mature olive and palm trees.   Offering views of the lush resort … Continue reading

New Look Cabins For Austrian Airlines, BMI Mid-Haul Fleets

With increasing competition from low cost carriers and an aging product, European carriers are introducing upgrades for aircraft operating their important short- and mid-haul flight segments. This week, Lufthansa Group members Austrian Airlines and BMI unveiled new cabins for its short- and mid-haul fleets.   Austrian Airlines Vienna-based Austrian Airlines has begun fitting a new seat … Continue reading

Qatar Airways Announces Aleppo As 100th Destination

Qatar Airways has announced the Syrian city of Aleppo as its 100th destination, 13 years after its establishment. The airline will launch a 4 times weekly Doha – Aleppo service from 6 April 2011, becoming the first Gulf-based airline to serve the UNESCO World Heritage site and providing access to a global network spanning 6 continents.   … Continue reading

Etihad Airways To Introduce All-Economy Flights

The national airline of the UAE, Etihad Airways, has announced it will be configuring 2 of its narrow-body Airbus A320 jets to operate all-economy class flights to selected short-haul destinations. From October 2010, the aircraft will fly with 162 Coral Economy class seats, an increase of 42 seats from the current 2-class layout, with plans … Continue reading

Wataniya Airways Inaugurates New Departure Lounge

Premium Economy passengers flying Kuwaiti premium service airline Wataniya Airways can look forward to a new lounge experience on the ground before their flight. The airline has opened a new facility at its exclusive Sheikh Saad Terminal to cater for increased passenger numbers as a result of its rapidly expanding network and held a ceremony attended by senior government officials … Continue reading