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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) Jun 26, 2011

EgyptAir EgyptAir will launch daily Alexandria-Dubai Airbus A320-200 service June 20. Jun 20, 2011

Qatar Airways Qatar Airways has been named "Airline of the Year" at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards 2011 for its outstanding inflight product and operational excellence. Qatar Airways' global ranking among more than 200 international airlines rose to the world's top position [ETH] up from third spot last year [ETH] further cementing its stature as one of the world's best airlines. The international airline also received the accolade "Best First Class Lounge" for its Premium Terminal at the carrier's Doha hub [ETH] a facility for exclusive use by Qatar Airways' First and Business Class passengers. Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said the awards were a fantastic achievement, honoring many aspects of the airline, in which it had excelled in different areas, including its inflight product, onboard service, environmental leadership and overall operations in the air and on the ground. Jun 22, 2011

Sheraton Baku Airport Hotel The Sheraton Baku Airport Hotel will mark the entry of Starwood into Azerbaijan and is part of the company's strategic expansion plan to open more than 60 Sheraton hotels around the world in the next three years. The hotel will be located directly in front of the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, the main airport in Baku. The hotel will have 207 guest rooms, including 14 suites, offering the only branded accommodation option in the vicinity of the airport. The hotel will also feature extensive dining, conference and leisure facilities, as well as signature Sheraton amenities including the luxurious all-white SweetSleeper beds, a Sheraton Club Lounge and the Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft communications hub where guests can socialize and also go online. Starwood currently operates 72 hotels in East Central Europe, including three hotels in Moscow and two in Georgia, where the company opened the Sheraton Batumi last year. For more information, visit Jun 20, 2011

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