airberlin selects GEnx engines to power its Boeing 787 Dreamliners

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Germany’s second largest airline airberlin has selected the GEnx-1B engine to power its fleet of 15 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners for which orders are confirmed. The airline has also signed a 12-year OnPointSM solution agreement to cover the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its’ GEnx engines. The GEnx-1B engines selection and OnPoint solution… Read the full press release

airberlin reduces winter schedule to increase efficiency

Aviation tax results in routes being unprofitable in winter Around 40 fewer flights per week in the winter than originally planned in Hamburg 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — From the next winter schedule, airberlin will adjust its capacity according to market requirements. In the context of its Shape & Size efficiency-increasing programme, airberlin constantly monitors its route… Read the full press release

App, App and away to Berlin: win a journey for you and five friends

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin and visitBerlin are launching a big competition on the new Facebook App “Experience Berlin”. From today, all Berlin fans have the chance to win a trip to Berlin with five friends from their global Facebook network. “With its 1.4 million fans, Berlin has the third largest City Page in the world on Facebook,”… Read the full press release

Fly non-stop to Germany with airberlin

Explore Europe this summer 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — For anyone looking to escape from the heat, Germany is an attractive destination, with its average maximum daily temperature of 25 degrees in the summer months. airberlin offers non-stop flights on a daily basis from Abu Dhabi to the capital city, Berlin, and to the Rhineland metropolis of… Read the full press release

airberlin’s Austrian subsidiary NIKI delivers growth at Vienna hub

Christian Lesjak appointed NIKI CEO NIKI posts robust results for 2011 Phased introduction of new livery for NIKI fleet 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin CEO Hartmut Mehdorn officially presented Christian Lesjak as the new Chief Executive Officer of NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH in Vienna today.  “NIKI is going to remain NIKI; we want to keep the Austrian… Read the full press release

Higher Spanish airport tax: transavia.com decides against passing on this fee to passengers

Schiphol, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Since Spain raised its airport taxes, transavia.com has faced the challenge of having to deal with all of the tickets to Spanish destinations already sold. The airline has to pay this tax for more than 100,000 passengers, while this additional amount was not included in the ticket price. transavia.com pursues a policy… Read the full press release

WIZZ AIR IMPROVES BOARDING EXPERIENCE

NEW CABIN BAGGAGE POLICY TO IMPROVE ON-TIME PERFORMANCE AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE TESTED 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost, low-fare airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced it will start testing a new cabin baggage policy from August 1, 2012 to enhance on-time performance and improve customer experience during aircraft boarding. The test,… Read the full press release

MOKULELE AIRLINES RECEIVES APPROVAL FOR USE OF I-PADS

Mokulele Airlines has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for the use of iPads (Electronic Flight Bags) replacing paper on the flight deck.  The use of i-Pads replaces logbooks, manuals, charts and also displays satellite weather.  The 1.5 pound iPad replaces about 15 pounds of paper on each of Mokulele’s Caravans saving an estimated 1,400… Read the full press release

Air New Zealand brings the world to Middle-earth

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Air New Zealand is the official airline of Middle-earth with the announcement of a global two-movie partnership with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journeyand The Hobbit: There and Back Again, from New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. As part of the two-year partnership, passengers to and from the UK and North America can look forward to flying on two film-branded… Read the full press release

More choice for Scottish sun seekers flying from Aberdeen

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thomson and First Choice are pleased to announce that in Summer 2013 they will be doubling capacity at Aberdeen Airport through the introduction of a brand new route to Tenerife and an additional weekly flight to Palma, Majorca. This move is part of the UK’s largest tour operator’s strategy to ensure customers… Read the full press release

Swissport acquires ground handling activities of Finland’s Inter Handling

Zurich, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has acquired Finnish ground handling company Inter Handling and sister company Inter Handling Turku, to accelerate the group’s expansion in this important and promising market. Inter Handling offers ground handling services at various airports in Finland, including… Read the full press release

EASA welcomes the publication of the final report on the safety investigation of the accident of flight AF 447 on 1 June 2009

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) welcomes today’s publication by the BEA (French Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authority) of the Final Report on the safety investigation of the accident of flight AF 447 on 1 June 2009. The lessons learned from this accident will help to advance aviation safety. EASA has already… Read the full press release

News Brief: Strategic Action Plan to Improve Aviation Safety in Africa

Montreal 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) urge Ministers attending the African Ministerial Meeting on Aviation Safety being held in Abuja, Nigeria to endorse and adopt the  Africa Strategic Improvement Action Plan. The plan will enhance safety by addressing deficiencies and strengthening regulatory oversight in… Read the full press release

IATA Welcomes ICAO Progress on a CO2 Standard for Aircraft

Important Milestone in a Comprehensive Global Solution for Aviation Emissions Geneva, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed an agreement by the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) environment committee on a metric to define a CO2 standard for new aircraft. “This major milestone in developing a CO2 standard for new aircraft demonstrates the… Read the full press release

New Guidelines Aim to Improve Air Travel Experience for People with Reduced Mobility

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — ABTA and the CAA today launched new guidelines (Pre-Notification Guidance – for Supporting Passengers with Reduced Mobility), for the travel industry to help deliver a smooth airport experience for people with reduced mobility. The guidelines were drafted by the CAA in conjunction with ABTA and developed by an industry group *. They… Read the full press release

Oman Air’s Business Class Seat Shines at World Airline Awards™ 2012

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — For the second year running, Oman Air has won ‘Best Business Class Airline Seat’ at the prestigious World Airline Awards™, run by Skytrax. The award recognises Oman Air’s Airbus A330 Business Class seat and was presented to the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Pearce, at a ceremony held at the UK’s Farnborough… Read the full press release

Ryanair: FLY FOR £13 ON OVER 1,000 ROUTES IN AUGUST, SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight, Mon, 16 July, it will release 100,000 seats at fares from £13 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in August, September and October. These “all in” low fares will be available on over 1,000 of Ryanair’s European routes but must be… Read the full press release

Changes to Dartmoor MoD Danger Area

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has given support to a Ministry of Defence (MoD) plan to alter the way the Dartmoor military Danger Area is managed. Whilst freeing up a substantial amount of Class G airspace for use by general aviation, the new arrangements are not expected to generate any fundamental… Read the full press release

Advantage announced as CAA’s latest ATOL Accredited Body

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today announced that the Advantage Travel Group is the latest travel organiser to meet the necessary criteria to become an Accredited Body. Under reforms introduced by the Government in April 2012, members of Accredited Bodies can sell ATOL protected holidays without having their own ATOL…. Read the full press release

SWISS earns top honours for its Business Class catering

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swiss International Air Lines has taken first place in the “Best Business Class Catering” category in this year’s Skytrax World Airline Awards. The annual industry distinctions are based on a survey of several million air travellers by the UK-based Skytrax consultancy company. Over 18 million air travellers from more than 100 countries… Read the full press release

British Airways Launch Campaign To Celebrate New Gatwick To Las Vegas Flights

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — British Airways are offering special deals on three night stays at the top hotels on the Las Vegas strip for holidays booked by July 25, 2012 to celebrate the launch of the new London Gatwick to Las Vegas flights which begin on October 29. British Airways are including a range of hotels… Read the full press release

Travelport and Air Canada Unveil Enhanced Version of Travelport Agencia™

Travel Agency Desktop Tool Enables Canadian Agents to Book All Air Canada Fare Families and Optional Services – Travelport Remains Only GDS with Full Air Canada Content and Capability to Fully Support Air Canada’s Merchandizing Functionality — Toronto, 2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, operating the Apollo, Galileo… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Wednesday 18 July 2012

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 217,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 103,000 of which are arrivals. There is not expected to be any effect on operations today from the weather. A busy day at the airport with 217,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 103,000 of which are arrivals…. Read the full press release

RYANAIR CONDEMNS POLICE UNIONS OVER PLANNED INDUSTRIAL ACTION AT BRUSSELS CHARLEROI

WALLONIAN GOVERNMENT MUST ENSURE OPERATIONS ARE UNAFFECTED 2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (17 July) condemned the plans of Belgian Police unions who are planning to engage in work-to-rule union action from Wed 18 July, which could result in delays to passengers travelling between Brussels Charleroi Airport and Croatia, Cyprus, Morocco, Ireland… Read the full press release

agoda.com highlights Oktoberfest – Don’t miss Munich this year!

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced fantastic Munich hotel rates for Bavaria’s biggest festival – Oktoberfest! Launching on Saturday 22 September and wrapping up on 7 October, Oktoberfest is the world’s biggest fair, attracting more than six millions visitors a year… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces Nonstop Seasonal Service to Chicago O’Hare

Miramar, Florida 2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced it is adding nonstop ultra low fare service between Phoenix-Mesa and Chicago. Daily nonstop seasonally service between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport starts November 8, 2012 and runs through April 24, 2013. “We are committed to saving our customers money on… Read the full press release

TravelPRNews.com to launch

TravelPRNews.com is a premium travel press release distribution and newswire service born out of an 8-year experience of distributing tens of thousands of quality travel related press releases1,2..,8, and having reviewed and dismissed hundred times as much. Having dealt with such a massive amount of travel related PR information helped us accumulate the practical experience, which led us… Read the full press release