Building the Future of Indian Aviation – An India Inc. Approach

New Delhi, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for an “India Inc.” approach to resolve India’s aviation crisis and improve competitiveness to drive economic and social benefits. “Indian aviation is in a multi-faceted crisis. Before aviation can deliver greater benefits to the Indian economy, this crisis must be resolved with coordinated public… Read the full press release

Cape Town International Airport contributes to Good Hope FM’s “Keeping Cape Town Warm” campaign

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town International Airport (ACSA CTIA) will be hosting Good Hope FM’s “Keeping Cape Town Warm” campaign on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 from 09:00 to 12:00 midday. The airport will be donating R80 000 worth of goods to the station as part of its Corporate Social Investment Winter… Read the full press release

VOLUNTEERS ON THEIR MARKS FOR LONDON 2012

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The excitement is mounting as the volunteers from Northern Ireland make last minute preparations to take up their roles in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games this week. Wendy Osborne OBE, Chief Executive, Volunteer Now, the lead organisation for volunteering in Northern Ireland, speaking at George Best Belfast City Airport said: “We… Read the full press release

Second annual Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Liberation Walk/Run 2012

This year’s proceeds to be invested in education 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation in partnership with O.R. Tambo International Airport and the City of Ekurhuleni launched the second annual Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Liberation Walk/Run at the O.R. Tambo International Airport today, 24 July 2012. This year’s theme is “Walk to… Read the full press release

Commissioner Andolino Gives Keynote Address to the Aero Club of Washington

CHICAGO, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino today gave the monthly keynote address to the Aero Club of Washington in Washington, D.C. Andolino gave a luncheon presentation on “Investing in Airports During Tough Economic Times: Chicago Leads the Way” at the Capital Hilton Hotel to a sold-out crowd of about 200 attendees. Click here to read the Commissioner’s speech…. Read the full press release

Port of Seattle Authorizes Major Renovation of North Satellite at Sea-Tac

Forty-year-old facility to receive estimated $230 million upgrade SEATTLE, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Port of Seattle Commission gave final design authorization today for an estimated $230 million renovation of the north satellite at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to better serve passengers. The project will include modernizing facilities, seismic upgrades, enhanced traveler amenities, three new gates and a… Read the full press release

Essential Abu Dhabi: exclusive benefits for airberlin passengers

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin passengers can now enjoy a fantastic range of discounts at hotels, spas, golf courses and more in Abu Dhabi thanks to Etihad Airways’ innovative ‘Essential Abu Dhabi’ program. Reductions of up to 50 per cent are available to airberlin passengers who present their flight boarding pass, within seven days, to participating… Read the full press release

SIA To Make Network Adjustments In Northern Winter Schedule

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Airlines will be making network adjustments during the Northern Winter operating season (28 October 2012 – 30 March 2013), comprising capacity increases on several routes, reductions on others and seasonal aircraft changes. The adjustments [1] are in line with efforts to redeploy capacity to markets where demand is stronger. In Australia, a… Read the full press release

Dragonair Flights Continue to be Disrupted Passengers Requested to Postpone Non-essential Travel

Hong Kong, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (25 July) 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 49 flights and diversion of 7 flights caused by typhoon Vicente. The airline expects it could take a few more days before operations return… Read the full press release

Jet Airways’ JetEscapes introduces attractive domestic and international travel packages

Attractive group packages for corporate houses, with Conference facilities 1 Night packages for the corporate traveller Exciting monsoon packages to Goa, Kerala, Mumbai and Golden Triangle Luxurious JetEscapes Getaways with The Serai resorts   2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mumbai: Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline has introduced a slew of attractive JetEscapes packages for corporate travellers… Read the full press release

Helicopter Pleasure Flights from

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Visit Newquay Cornwall Airport between 6th – 12th August to participate in a helicopter pleasure flight. Adventure 001 are coming to the airport to raise money to support Cornwall Air Ambulance. Flights start from £25 for an 8 minute flight over Watergate Bay and 20 minute flights are also available. You can… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Thursday 26th July

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — An extremely busy day at the airport with a record 125,000 passengers expected to arrive at Heathrow (the previous record for arriving passengers was 123,000, set last year). Overall 227,000 people are expected through Heathrow’s terminals today. Within those figures we’re expecting more than 2000 members of the Games Family* at Heathrow… Read the full press release

Iberia launches “IBHelp”, revolutionising customer service via mobile devices

Original and innovative new in-house technology connects more than 100 iPads and PDAs to check-in kiosks, the new Quick Service Points and other devices that can issue the documents customers may need IBHelp enables Iberia staff to deal with any incident or customer request at any point from check-in to boarding, making connections, retrieving luggage,… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport Voted Best Airport in the Americas

GobeRunner Awards Honor the World’s Top Travel Companies SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — San Francisco International Airport has been named Best Airport in the Americas by the readers of Frequent Business Traveler (http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com/), an online publication written for and by affluent frequent business travelers.  The Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards recognize the world’s best travel companies,… Read the full press release

British Airways flies Team GB Swimming to the London Olympic Games

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Team GB Swimming team flew into London City airport this lunchtime (Tuesday July 24th) ahead of the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games this weekend.  The swimming disciplines are among the first sports to take part in the Games. Wearing their British Swimming tracksuits, the team, including medal hopefuls… Read the full press release

KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Down 7.4 Percent in June

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 904,047 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in June, which represents a decrease of 7.4 percent from June 2011. Passenger boardings at KCI were down 8.5 percent, with a total of 447,501 during June. For the… Read the full press release

Runway extension adds to Hartsfield-Jackson’s efficiency

Provides safer conditions during emergency landings ATLANTA 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — More nonstop destinations, additional payload capacity, more flexibility for aircraft operations and enhanced safety during emergency situations are all potential benefits of a runway extension that recently opened at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A 500-foot extension of Runway 27R, the Airport’s longest runway, opened to… Read the full press release

Heathrow’s First Klass Olympic welcome

Classical pianist Myleene Klass performs a unique rendition of the Chariots of Fire theme at Heathrow Terminal 5 to welcome arriving passengers to the London 2012 Games 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passengers arriving into Heathrow today will be given an Olympic welcome to remember, with a live rendition of Vangelis’ ‘Chariots of Fire’ performed by classical… Read the full press release

SHD Announces New United Express Carrier

SHD Announces New United Express Carrier Silver Airways to Replace Colgan Air Weyers Cave, Virginia – 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Commission is pleased to announce a change in United Express carrier from Colgan Air to their new regional airline partner, Silver Airways. Silver Airways will operate all United flights from SHD… Read the full press release

Galway-Tuam motorway extension a major boost for Shannon Airport passengers

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Director of Shannon Airport, Mary Considine has described the green-light for the Gort-Tuam motorway under the Government stimulus programme as a significant boost for passengers across the wider West of Ireland. “The announcement by Government that the Gort to Tuam motorway will proceed under its major stimulus programme is very positive… Read the full press release

JLA celebrates 10 years of the ‘new’ terminal

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today marks the 10th anniversary of the official opening of the current passenger terminal at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. It was 10 years to the day that Her Majesty The Queen visited the Airport to unveil a plaque and to declare the new multi-million pound passenger terminal officially open, meeting a number… Read the full press release

Shannon enjoys record month for Business Aviation traffic

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Director of Shannon Airport, Mary Considine has today said that last month’s record number of Business Aviation jets landing in Shannon gives further confidence that this sector can be an area of growth for the airport. A total of 460 ‘Business Aviation jet movements ’ took place at Shannon in June,… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport Parking Praised Again

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travellers parking at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) will be pleased to learn that the facilities have been praised once again by the Merseyside Police’s Safer Parking Scheme. Inspector Bob Daly, of Merseyside Police, presented the Airport’s Car Parks team with their Safer Parking Award following the on-site car parks having been… Read the full press release

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

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