MANX2.COM WELCOMES ADDITIONAL BELFAST TO LONDON HEATHROW FLIGHTS

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Manx2.com has welcomed announcement that Irish airline Air Lingus will start a new service from Belfast City Airport to London Heathrow when it switches its operations from Belfast International Airport in the autumn. It means Isle of Man residents will have an even more frequent and convenient link to Heathrow Airport via Belfast. Manx2.com Managing Director,… Read the full press release

Team SA’s send-off at O.R Tambo International Airport

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hundreds of South African supporters gathered at O.R. Tambo International Airport today to bid the 2012 SA Olympic Team farewell. 140 Olympic qualifying athletes led by their mascot as well as team managers were greeted with cheers from fans at the International Trade Bureau (ITB) at O.R Tambo International Airport. Airports Company… Read the full press release

Hobby Airport celebrates change as it reopens the departure-level ramp; Opens Pappas Bar-B-Q

HOUSTON, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Houston Airport System celebrates two important developments that are sure to put smiles on the faces of the millions of customers who fly in and out of William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) by putting customers’ needs first and sprinkling in some Texas flavor. Effective immediately, Hobby’s departure-level roadway/drop-off ramp is… Read the full press release

AER LINGUS CONFIRMS MOVE TO GEORGE BEST BELFAST CITY AIRPORT

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aer Lingus increases vital London connections says CEO as airline moves following tendering process. AER Lingus is to move to George Best Belfast City Airport in the autumn after five years at Belfast International.Following a tender process involving both airports the decision has been taken to base two aircraft at the city airport… Read the full press release

Solar panels installed at Schiphol

Exploring the possibilities of generating green energy with solar panels 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and technical services provider Imtech have installed a total of 9,500 m2 of solar panels at Schiphol-Northwest. The solar panels have been installed as part of a trial to determine whether the generation of large-scale cost-effective solar energy has… Read the full press release

FLYBE CELEBRATES TEN YEARS

Leading regional airline marks tenth anniversary of changed business model with limited time 10% ticket sale on key selected routes 2012-07-23 — /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. To mark the… Read the full press release

CHINESE LADIES GYMNASTICS OLYMPIC TEAM ARRIVE IN BELFAST

Athletes from the Chinese Ladies Gymnastics Olympic Team arrived at Belfast City Airport yesterday evening 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The team will base their pre-games training camp at Salto Gymnastics Centre in Lisburn, where they will be based for the duration of the 10 day camp.     Tony Byrne (General Manager of Salto Gymnastics Centre… Read the full press release

ACSA wraps up Winter Warmers Campaign on Nelson Mandela Day

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) initiated its Winter Warmers campaign on 1 June 2012 across its nine airports to benefit children in need across the country. The objective of the campaign was to provide winter warmers on Mandela Day for children in various schools identified by the airports. Nelson Mandela is passionate… Read the full press release

Aviation Cmsr. Andolino to Speak at Aero Club of Washington 7/25

CHICAGO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino will be the monthly keynote speaker at the Aero Club of Washington next Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in Washington, D.C. Seats are still available; to register for this event, click here or call Aero Club at (703) 327-7082. Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino. Andolino will give a luncheon presentation on “Investing in… Read the full press release

Midway Airport Receives Perfect Safety Rating from FAA

CHICAGO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is proud to announce that Midway International Airport  completed its annual inspection by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airfield safety with no violations – a perfect score! This annual inspection judges an airport’s compliance with Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139, which addresses airfield operations including pavement, signage, lighting, markings, inspection… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company Names Mohamed Al Binfalah as new CEO

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) announced today that it has appointed Mohamed Yusuf Al Binfalah as its new CEO, taking up the post in September. Mr. Al Binfalah, a high achieving Bahraini with a proven track record and who is currently serving as CEO of Olive VFM Holding Company BSC (C), brings a… Read the full press release

A380 Inaugural Ceremony, Press Conference & Public Viewing Part

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lufthansa introduces First-Ever A380 service to Texas Inaugural ceremony and press conference at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport and Public Viewing Party Lufthansa to Offer Daily A380 Service to Houston; Aircraft Media Tours When: Wednesday, August 1 What: Inaugural Flight and Arrival of Lufthansa A380 to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport Invitation-only Airport… Read the full press release

Frontier Announces Nonstop Service Between Denver and South Bend Beginning Oct. 11

Nonstop fares starting at $79 available until Saturday only at FrontierAirlines.com DENVER, July 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today announced new nonstop service between its Denver, Colo. (DEN), hub and South Bend, Ind. (SBN), with four weekly nonstop flights beginning on Oct. 11, 2012. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering fares as low… Read the full press release

Houston Airports Is in a New York State of Mind, Welcomes New Route

Houston, TX, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Delta Airlines and Houston Airport System officials are holding an inaugural event announcing new service on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in George Bush Intercontinental Airport. WHO: Perry Miller, Interim General Manager–Bush Intercontinental and Milton Coulon, Station Manager–Delta Airlines WHAT: Delta Airlines to announce new route to Houston with a New… Read the full press release

Cape Town International Airport helps out at the Delft Community Centre for Mandela Day.

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town International Airport (ACSA CTIA)’s leadership team and staff members volunteered not only 67 minutes of their time for Mandela Day but three hours to assist at the Delft Community Centre, the Nelson Mandela Peace Park.  The 20 managers spent the morning painting the Community Centre and… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo Airport is Ready to Accept Airbus 380 Superliner

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport has been admitted to accepting of Airbus A380-800 and A380-800F aircrafts and their modifications. The respective Order on the Admission to accepting ?380 aircrafts since August 01, 2012 has been issued by the Federal Agency of Air Transport. To obtain a permit for accepting and regular operation of A380 AC, airports need to comply with high standards of technical equipment of aerodromes and… Read the full press release

Aviation Commissioner Andolino Talks O’Hare Cargo Project to HACIA

CHICAGO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino on Wednesday gave a presentation on the new Chicago O’Hare International Airport Northeast Cargo Center at the monthly dinner/meeting of the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA). Andolino provided an overview of the nearly $200 million project, construction for which will begin this year. The 820,000-square-foot… Read the full press release

United Airlines Adds New Chicago Air Service, New O’Hare Lounge and Additional Upgrades at the Airport

CHICAGO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — United Airlines announced five new international and domestic air service routes from O’Hare International Airport; a new O’Hare United Airport lounge; new jet bridges in Terminal 2; a new inline baggage system in Terminal 1 and a new medical clinic for United employees who work at O’Hare. See the full United news release here…. Read the full press release

Honor Flight Chicago hosts 89 WWII Veterans for Visit to Memorial in Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — This morning, 89 World War II veterans from the Chicago area received a special morning send-off celebration at Midway International Airport prior to their departure for a day trip to the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. While in the nation’s capital today, the veterans will experience a day of remembrance and reminiscing for some who have waited… Read the full press release

airberlin adds the windy city to its expanding US flight operations

The first non-stop flights are available for booking as of today for Easter 2013 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin is continuing its expansion from the USA: as of March 23, 2013 the airline will start operating nonstop flights from Chicago to Berlin, making it the first airline ever to provide a connection between this major U.S…. Read the full press release

School’s out in Saxony! Almost 60 flights to holiday destinations from Dresden • Park for a week from €15 • Guided tours for children

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — In the first week of the Saxon summer school holidays (23 to 29 July) there will be almost 60 flights heading south from Dresden. The most popular holiday destinations are Antalya on the Turkish Riviera, with 17 flights in the first week of the holidays alone, and Palma de Mallorca (11). Followed… Read the full press release

More Passengers at Dresden International Airport

Traffic Developments at Central German Airports during the First Half of 2012: Significant Growth in Passenger and Freight Traffic at Leipzig/Halle Airport, More Passengers at Dresden International Airport 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The two commercial airports operated under the umbrella of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, Leipzig/Halle Airport and Dresden International, both registered growth in traffic levels during… Read the full press release

SFO Recognizes Customer Service That’s “Above and Beyond”

Annual Awards Honor Those Who Set the Standard for Outstanding Service SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — San Francisco International Airport has announced the winners of the 2012 “Above and Beyond” Airport tenant recognition program, one of the first of its kind in the nation.  This unique program monitors and promotes stellar customer service by recognizing individual… Read the full press release

From Repack to Rwanda: The Origins, Evolution, and Global Reach of the Mountain Bike

New exhibition focuses on Northern California’s role in the development and evolution of the mountain bike SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — From its humble origins as a modified, single-speed “clunker” raced downhill on the trails of Marin County in the early 1970s, to today’s sophisticated machine used for recreation, commuting, and international competitions, the mountain bike… Read the full press release

ADAC Hosts ORBIS Flying Hospital during Abu Dhabi Routes 2012

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,  2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) announced today that it will host the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital during Routes 2012, which takes place from 29th September to 2nd October at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The converted DC-10 aircraft and the world’s only ophthalmic surgical and… Read the full press release

Airport Commission Approves Employee Bicycle-Sharing Pilot Program

First of its kind program aimed at employee wellness SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The San Francisco Airport Commission has authorized the San Francisco International Airport to implement a pilot project to create and evaluate a bicycle sharing system to be used by Airport Commission employees.  Under the Airport Commission’s direction, the Airport will contract with… Read the full press release

CityJet launches first route into Germany from start of winter schedule – Munster-Osnabruck

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — CityJet, the airline that flies from the heart of London, is launching its first route into Germany from the start of the winter schedule.  The daily service to Münster-Osnabruck airport will commence on 29 October 2012. Schedule from 29 October 2012 From London City to Munster-Osnabruck, Germany Date Departure Time Arrival Time… Read the full press release

Rokeby school students discover careers at London City Airport

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Year nine students from Stratford secondary school, Rokeby recently visited London City Airport for a  Careers Awareness Day, learning about, interview techniques, CV preparation and careers at the airport  from airport staff. The organisers, East London Business Alliance (ELBA) and London City Airport, invited 15 students from various classes at the school… Read the full press release

London City Airport celebrates 1 millionth flight

Irish Dancing Flashmob Welcomes Passengers on CityJet AF5118 From Dublin 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — London City Airport, the only London airport actually in London, has seen the total number of flights (arrivals and departures) handled by the airport since it opened in 1987 reach the one million mark. The millionth movement, which arrived at LCY at… Read the full press release

Business travelers select Hartsfield-Jackson as Best Domestic Airport

Executive Travel magazine names Leading Edge Award winners ATLANTA, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been named the Best Domestic Airport by Executive Travel magazine as part of the publication’s Leading Edge Awards for 2012. Award winners are based upon voting by business travelers and readers of the magazine. According to the magazine, the… Read the full press release