Holiday Rundown: Shawafel, Burberry, and More

We’ve been off the grid at D.C. Internationalist. But here is a rundown of the most recent and notable news items.

Travel: British Airways will feature the A380 on flight 216/217 to Dulles next September.

Media: Al Jazeera America is interested in prestige than profit.

Food: Despite the fast-casual craze in D.C., Ping Pong Dim Sum and Yo!Sushi are currently not in expansion mode.

More Food: Per the Shawafel social media guru, the fast-casual Lebanese joint plans to setup shop in the Courthouse area. More on this as we get it.

Update: Shawafel intends to open at 1919 Wilson Blvd in the spring.

Retail: Conneticut Avenue is losing a flagship retailer [Burberry] to CityCenter. Does the strip have any chance of attracting high-end retailers?  Prada and Saint Laurent have signed leases at Tysons Galleria making Conneticut Avenue seem like an after-thought.

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Lufthansa A380 May Serve Dulles in Future

In an interview with Flight Global, Jens Bischof, Lufthansa VP of Americas, said a number of possible A380 destinations “look good to us” including Miami, Washington Dulles, and Chicago.  According to a press release, the German carrier is scheduled to announce a sixth A380 destination by the middle of this year as the fleet grows. Dulles is prepped to handle A380 service. Air France will begin serving the Washington market in June with the super-jumbo jet.