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Redizor Group to open new Raddision hotel at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest developing hotel firms worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has announced their latest addition, the Radisson Blu Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel, Moscow. The hotel features 379 rooms and is planned to open in the second quarter of 2014. It will be Rezidor’s 2nd hotel at Sheremetyevo. The group already operates a mid-market Park Inn hotel at the Sheremetyevo airport.

The new First Class hotel is held by Norwegian company Wenaasgruppen In Russia alone, Wenaasgruppen is the owner of 9 hotels with a total of 4,000 rooms operated by Rezidor.

“This agreement further strengthens our position as one of the leading airport hotel operators in Europe. It also confirms our commitment to the Russian market where we are the leading international hotel operator” said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor. The group has 45 hotels with 11,600 rooms in Russia the CIS & Baltics, and further 29 hotels with a total of 6,700 rooms under development. In and around Russia’s Capital City Moscow Rezidor’s portfolio consists of 6 properties with more than 1,700 rooms.

The Radisson Blu Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel will be the only hotel featuring a direct walkway link to the international terminals. Apart from 379 rooms with Radisson Blu signature services such as free high speed internet access, the property will provide 2 restaurants and 2 bars including a 600m² bar on the 11th floor with a breathtaking view over the airport terminal. Supplemental services will include more than 43 meeting rooms which includes a 200m² multifunctional hall, a crew lounge, gym and sauna.

The recently refurbished Sheremetyevo Airport is the principle hub of Russia’s national carrier Aeroflot delivering the perfect transit point for international, regional and domestic travellers. The new AeroExpress train connects the terminals and downtown Moscow in just 35 minutes. Sheremetyevo serves more than 22 million passengers annually, and is set to increase further as it now has the biggest volume of any airport in Moscow or Russia.

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Emirates Expands Glasgow Flights

Emirates will upgrade its 2nd daily Dubai flight from Glasgow Airport by introducing the 364 seat Boeing 777 aircraft on the route from 1st January 2013.

The inclusion of the 2nd daily Boeing 777-300ER, which replaces the Airbus A340-300, will result in a weekly increase in passenger capacity of more than 650 seats, as well as an extra 70 tonnes of cargo capacity in both directions every week. The second Boeing 777-300ER will also result in a constant product across the 2 daily flights to Glasgow with First Class Private Suites and lie-flat Business Class seats now offered on both flights.

Emirates was recently unveiled as an Official Partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Official Airline of the Queen’s Baton Relay. They have also secured naming rights to the Emirates Arena, Glasgow’s latest world-class sporting facility.Car Hire Dubai

Laurie Berryman, Emirates’ UK VP, said: “As a result of the popularity and success of the second daily flight to Dubai, the upgraded service will be bigger and better. It is not only great news for all our customers in Glasgow, but also for the Scottish economy.

“It highlights Emirates’ continued investment and support for the area since we launched the route in 2004, and comes hot on the heels of Emirates being unveiled as an Official Partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Official Airline of the Queen’s Baton Relay.

“No-one can be in any doubt that growth remains a key objective for Emirates here in Scotland. We can now seamlessly connect even more Scottish passengers to our extensive route network, without them having to travel via London or other European airports – and we are doing so in style with our Boeing 777-300ER.”

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “Emirates’ twice daily service to Dubai is of huge economic importance to Glasgow and Scotland as a whole, and it is no surprise that the second service has proved extremely popular since its launch earlier this year.

All types of the new aircraft are equipped with Emirates’ award-winning ice entertainment system which provides 1400 channels of on-demand entertainment, including movies, TV programmes, games, audio books and music from across the world. Passengers travelling in Economy Class are provided with a generous baggage allowance of 30 kg, First Class and Business Class passengers baggage allowances are 50 kg and 40 kg respectively.

Since 2004 the Glasgow service has carried almost two million passengers and over 46 million kg of cargo to and from the Middle East and beyond, helping companies across the region to export their goods across the globe.

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Prague Ruzyne Renamed Vaclav Havel Airport Prague

The international airport in the Czech capital (formerly known as Prague Ruzyne Airport) has been renamed in honour of the late President Vaclav Havel. The airport will now be known as Vaclav Havel Airport Prague

More than 82,000 Czechs signed a petition demanding the change, which was approved by the government.

Vaclav Havel was the dissident playwright who led the 1989 revolution that toppled four decades of communist rule before becoming the country’s president.

The name change took place on the 76th anniversary of Havel’s Birthday. Havel’s widow, Dagmar, was present Friday at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Work commences on extension to JFK Airport’s Terminal 5

New York’s neighbourhood airline JetBlue have embarked on the extension to its world class home at John F. Kennedy Airport’s Terminal 5 to open the way for a new international arrivals facility.

Set to open in early 2015, the carefully designed space will include 6 international arrivals gates. Three will be new and three will be converted from Terminal 5. The facility will include an International Arrivals Hall with full US Custom and Federal Inspection Services to deliver a seamless travel experience for travellers arriving on international flights with JetBlue and selected partner airlines.

JetBlue’s resident and chief executive Dave Barger along with the airline’s executives and crew members joined Homeland Security chairman Peter King; Queens Borough president Helen Marshall; City Council member Jimmy Van Bramer; US Custom and Border Protection JFK port director Susan Mitchell; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s aviation director Susan Baer; and representatives from the JFK airport to make the announcement.

“Today is truly a ground breaking day for JetBlue as we begin work on our international arrivals terminal at T5,” Barger.

“We are excited to work with all of our partners at JFK and beyond to move forward with this project which, when completed, will make all domestic and international operations seamless and convenient for our customers and consolidate our flight operations under one roof.”

JetBlue is the biggest domestic airline at JFK, operating more than 150 non-stop flights daily to 56 destinations throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America.

The customer service friendly airline carried more than 2 million travellers from the airport last year to its many international destinations including Barbados; Costa Rica; Dominican Republic; Jamaica; Mexico; Saint Lucia; St. Maarten; and Turks and Caicos – all of which will soon enjoy the seamless experience of arriving into the new international arrivals terminal extension.

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