Airport’s Quieter Home Program celebrates completion of its 2,000th home

Milestone will be honored with community BBQ event 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — What: The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and its Quieter Home Program (QHP) are celebrating a major milestone: the renovation of their 2,000th home. The Quieter Home  Program offers free sound attenuation for homes under the airport’s flight path, helping reduce the effects… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific flight disruptions continue; Passengers requested to postpone non-essential travel

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that its flight operations and schedules are still not yet back to normal because of the knock on effect and passengers backlogs arising from the cancellation of 56 flights and diversion of 16 flights caused by typhoon Vicente. The airline expects it could take a few… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines marks the entry of its first A380 into the airline’s fleet by having its 5-Star Airline status renewed

LONDON – 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Malaysia Airlines (MAS) marked the entry of its first A380 into the airline’s fleet by having its 5-Star Airline status renewed by SKYTRAX. The recognition comes at a time of great change within the national airline of Malaysia as it embarks upon a series of improvements to repositioning it as… Read the full press release

Flybe Celebrates Ten Years from Leeds Bradford Airport

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — 2012 is a significant year for Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, as it today celebrates the tenth anniversary since its changed business model transformed the then 23-year old airline, into Flybe. Flybe passenger numbers at Leeds Bradford Airport have increased by 98% over the last decade, offering a selection of popular routes… Read the full press release

Skytrax issue rebuttal and refusal to subscribe to a self-appointed critic of user-review sites

London, UK, 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — A self-appointed critic of review sites that seeks to attract revenue by cajoling websites into paying for their accreditation, has targeted Skytrax by questioning the reliability of our user-created content – going so far as to suggest that Skytrax display fake content. Aside from also having no knowledge or understanding about… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to increase the number of frequencies from Oslo Airport

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways continues its focus on Oslo Airport and is introducing daily flights from Oslo to Doha. From 1 January 2013 the number of departures will increase from 5 to 7 a week, divided between both morning and afternoon flights. Qatar Airways was recently named the world’s best airline for the second consecutive year,… Read the full press release

Dutch Swimmers Arrive at Leeds Bradford Airport

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — This week Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) was delighted to welcome the Dutch Olympic Swimming Team as they flew into Yorkshire’s Gateway airport following a short flight with KLM from Amsterdam. The Leeds City Region has been chosen as the Dutch Swimming Federation’s training base for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. Tony… Read the full press release

INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS SATISFIED WITH WELCOME AND SERVICES OFFERED AT PARIS-CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT

91% overall satisfaction A more favourable image of the airport after a trip An investment of 580 million euros 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ —  According to a recent study* conducted among 816 passengers, foreign travellers are satisfied with the welcome reserved for them in France and especially the services offered at Paris airports. This study dispels… Read the full press release

RYANAIR CALLS ON SPANISH GOVT TO PROHIBIT POLICE BRINGING GUNS ON BOARD AIRCRAFT

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (24Jul) called on the Spanish Govt to prohibit the unsafe regulation allowing police officers – even off-duty – bringing firearms onto domestic flights in Spain, after a Spanish policeman breached safety regulations by boarding a flight while secretly carrying a gun. Ryanair has formally complained… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Wednesday 25th July

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 218,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 101,000 of which are arrivals. It’s also another very busy day for Olympic arrivals – with nearly 3700 members of the Games Family* expected at Heathrow. Passengers at Terminal 5 will be treated to a rendition of ‘Chariots… Read the full press release

KLM strengthens Africa network with service to Harare, Zimbabwe

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will begin operating service to Harare on 29 October 2012. The Zimbabwean capital will be served in combination with the new KLM destination Lusaka, Zambia Amstelveen | 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — “KLM sees great growth opportunities in Africa. This year we launched service to Luanda in Angola and Lusaka in Zambia, and in… Read the full press release

EASYJET INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENT FOR THE QUARTER ENDED 30 JUNE 2012

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Highlights: Total revenue per seat was £57.58; an increase of 4.7%, at constant currency, compared to the prior year driven by targeted capacity allocation into higher yielding markets, the success of the ‘europe by easyJet’ campaign and the recently launched mobile app. Revenue per seat growth was 2.8% on a reported basis,… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport prepares for a busy summer

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Bristol Airport is gearing up for a busy start to the holiday season as families look forward to finding some sunshine following the recent wet weather. Summer is already proving very busy with passenger numbers up 6.9 per cent in June compared to the same period last year, and inbound visitors en… Read the full press release

Tickets on Sale Today for Frontier Airlines/Great Lakes Aviation Code Share Flights

DENVER, 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tickets for Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) and Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLUX ) codeshare flights went on sale today as part of their recently announced codeshare agreement, which begins July 9, 2001. Customers can initially buy tickets from Frontier Airlines for flights from its Denver hub and throughout the airline’s… Read the full press release

‘Live With GBTA’ Kicks Off 2012 GBTA Convention With American Airlines Thomas Horton and Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell

Boston, MA, 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – kicked off 2012 GBTA Convention in Boston, Massachusetts hosting on stage Thomas Horton, CEO of AMR Corporation and American Airlines as well as Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania, author and NBC News Analyst in… Read the full press release

Free Silver Line from Logan Airport to Continue

Free Silver Line Rides from Logan to Continue Through September Program Shaves Almost Two Minutes off 10 minute Route; More Ridership Data Needed BOSTON, 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Massachusetts Port Authority announced today that it was extending through the month of September the popular free Silver Line service from Boston Logan International Airport to South Station… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific flights continue to be disrupted today

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that its flight operation continues to be disrupted due to availability of ground services in support of flight operations at Hong Kong International Airport. Flights on 24 July are expected to experience delay. Passengers are advised to first check the airline’s website, www.cathaypacific.com, to get the latest flight… Read the full press release

BELFAST CITY AIRPORT SPONSORS EAST BELFAST ARTS FESTIVAL

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — East Belfast is to host a vibrant new arts festival this autumn, in partnership with George Best Belfast City Airport. The East Belfast Arts Festival, which will run from 5th -9th September 2012, will showcase a wide range of cultural events, culminating in a concert by local legend Van Morrison. The five-day festival will… Read the full press release

O’Hare Hosts Fascinating “Art of Science” Photo Exhibit

Chicago, 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — In pursuit of better batteries, cures for diseases, clean energy sources or a better understanding of the world around us, scientists often find unexpected beauty. Stunning visual examples of these occurrences are now on display for travelers to enjoy at O’Hare International Airport as part of Argonne National Laboratory’s annual “Art… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific flights continue to be disrupted

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that its flight operation continues to be disrupted due to strong and gusty crosswind conditions and availability of ground services in support of flight operations at Hong Kong International Airport. Flights on 24 July are expected to experience delay. Passengers are advised to first check the airline’s website,… Read the full press release

ACSA welcomes recent sentencing in multimillion rand airport heist

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has welcomed the lengthy sentences handed down to those responsible for the 2006 O.R. Tambo International Airport robbery in which R100 million was stolen. Alleged airport heist mastermind Christopher Billings was sentenced to 22 years in prison at the South Gauteng High Court on Friday for armed… Read the full press release

ORD Bubbles Chosen as Best Airport Wine Bar by Chicago Magazine

CHICAGO, 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago magazine has selected Bubbles Wine Bar at O’Hare International Airport as “Best Airport Wine Bar”for its annual “Best of Chicago” awards featured in the August 2012 issue. Bubbles was named one of Chicago’s best alongside several other of the city’s top restaurants, bars, shops and other local businesses for its unique and relaxing atmosphere, great wine selection and live… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific plans to resume operation

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it plans to resume operation at 08:00am on 24 July with exception of the following flights which have been delayed. Flight No. Route Scheduled Departure Time New departure Time CX580 Hong Kong to Sapporo 09:40 11:00 CX257 Hong Kong to London 10:05 11:15 CX691 Hong Kong to… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Suspends Operation Until Tuesday Morning

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it has suspended all of its flight operations to and from Hong Kong until 08:00am on 24 July due to the adverse weather as a result of the passing of Severe Typhoon Vicente. The airline will reassess the weather situation at 08:00am on Tuesday morning to determine… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Increases Second Quarter Adjusted Net Income 35.4% While Lowering Average Base Fare per Flight Segment to $81.06

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines, Inc. (Nasdaq:SAVE) today reported second quarter 2012 financial results. Net income, excluding special items, for the second quarter 2012 increased 35.4 percent to $35.3 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, as compared to pro forma second quarter 2011 net income.1 GAAP net income for second quarter 2012 was $34.6… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces University of Texas Athletics And Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas Sponsorship

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Texas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) will become the Official Airline Sponsor of The University of Texas Athletics and the Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas, the Texas Exes. The five-year partnership, brokered and managed by IMG College, the multimedia rights holder for Texas Athletics and the Texas Exes, kicks off in… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific advises passengers to check latest flight information

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Monday, 23 July) announced that based on the latest weather forecast for Hong Kong International Airport, the airline plans to operate its flights as scheduled on 23 and 24 July, however it expects some disruptions caused by the adverse weather as a result of the passage of Typhoon… Read the full press release

Gliding through the air even more efficiently with Sharklets

airberlin is one of the first airlines in the world to equip its new Airbus A320/A321 fleet with fuel-saving Sharklet technology 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The airberlin group is having new fuel-saving wing tip devices fitted on all 14 of the Airbus A320/A321 aircraft which are still on order with the manufacturer. These devices, known as… Read the full press release

HEATHROW’S EXPRESS LANE FOR THE GAMES

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Olympic and Paralympic Games present the UK with its biggest peacetime transport challenge, with an extra three million journeys every day. For passengers travelling to and from Heathrow, the airport is advising people to use the Heathrow Express train service, which has extra capacity during the Games and offers a way… Read the full press release