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Munich Airport to Open New Satellite Terminal

Munich Airport to Open New Satellite Terminal

Munich Airport announced that its new satellite terminal will open to passengers on April 26.
The new terminal, a joint venture between the airport and Lufthansa, serves as an extension of Terminal 2 and will add 27 new gates for boarding, eliminating the need for most bus transportation. It is the country’s first midfield terminal and was designed by Koch + Partner.
Facilities in the new terminal,which will be used by Lufthansa …

Workers at Major German Airports Plan Strike for Wednesday, Numerous Flight Delays and Cancellations Expected

Workers at Major German Airports Plan Strike for Wednesday, Numerous Flight Delays and Cancellations Expected

Airport workers at Germany’s biggest airports are planning to go on strike this week and travelers will pay the price with the disruptions that will follow.
The strike will take place Wednesday at airports in Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, and Dortmund, and partially in Hannover. Workers are demanding a 6% wage increase.
“We are giving early notice of the strike so that passengers can make other plans,” said union official Christine Behle. The …

PR Chief: New Berlin Airport Unlikely to Open Before 2018

PR Chief: New Berlin Airport Unlikely to Open Before 2018

Berlin Brandenburg Airport, originally slated to open in 2012, will most likely not see its first passenger flight until 2018 at the earliest.
The new international airport, which has been plagued by corruption, construction delays, and poor planning and execution, is adjacent to Berlin Schönefeld Airport, 11 miles (18 kilometers) south of the German capital’s city center. The new airport was intended to replace both Schönefeld and Berlin Tegel, giving the …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2016

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The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco was all set for opening day when, on April 18, 1906, the city suffered a devastating earthquake.  Fires from the quake consumed much of the property, and the hotel had to be largely rebuilt before reopening exactly one year later.  The property is still in operation today, and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America.
On April 24, 1909, Wilbur Wright brought along a photojournalist …

Moxy Munich Airport Hotel Opens in Germany

Moxy Munich Airport Hotel Opens in Germany

Marriott International announced the opening of a new Moxy brand hotel in Munich, Germany. The Moxy Munich Airport is located five minutes from the city’s airport.
The Moxy Munich Airport has 252 guestrooms, each outfitted with what the brand calls sound-reducing walls, as well as 42” LCD TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Each room also has a floor-to-ceiling art piece, and glass shelving and open closets.
Guests can dine at the hotel’s 24-hour …

Lufthansa 2015 Profit Up Thanks to Lower Fuel Costs

Lufthansa 2015 Profit Up Thanks to Lower Fuel Costs

Lufthansa announced financial results for 2015.
The German flag carrier’s net profit rose to €1.7 billion ($1.93 billion) from €55 million in 2014, which had ben heavily impacted by several one-time items. The airline’s loss in the fourth quarter fell to €50 million from a €427 million loss a year earlier.
Lufthansa’s adjusted earnings before interest and taxes rose 55.2% to €1.82 billion. Sales were up 6.8% to €32.1 billion.
The airline’s increase …

Lufthansa to Add 11 New Destinations including San Jose and Tehran

Lufthansa to Add 11 New Destinations including San Jose and Tehran

Lufthansa announced that it plans to launch 11 new routes this summer from Munich and Frankfurt.
Beginning May 11, the carrier will begin new flights to Denver, Colorado, followed by service to Tehran, Iran on July 4 from its Munich hub. Lufthansa will operate the Denver flight five times a week, and the Tehran flight three times a week.
From Munich, the airline plans to add new flights to Porto, Portugal, as …