PILOT PROJECT AT YYC COULD LEAD TO FASTER SECURITY SCREENING

CALGARY, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) today announced a pilot project that allows some passengers to leave their laptops in their carry-on bag during the screening process. The pilot started June 19 at the Trusted Traveller CATSA/Nexus Security Line at the Calgary International Airport (Concourse “A”). “CATSA is always looking… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces New Service between Chicago O’Hare and Tampa, Phoenix-Mesa

CHICAGO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines today announced it will add new nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Tampa, Florida and Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona. The new routes are seasonal, with service for both to begin on November 8, 2012 and continue through April 24, 2013. A Spirit Airlines flight lands at O’Hare “On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago, I commend Spirit… Read the full press release

Hainan Airlines to Launch New Service at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Aviation are pleased to announce that Hainan Airlines has received federal regulatory approval authorizing it to begin nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK). China-based Hainan is the largest privately-owned airline in China. Hainan operates more than 2,800 weekly flights to cities throughout China as well as international destinations in Africa, Asia,Australia, Europe, the Middle… Read the full press release

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

Iberia launches new flights from Spain to Ghana

It starts flying from Madrid to Accra today July 18, with two weekly flights, on Wednesdays and Saturdays Iberia offers easy connections from Madrid airport to almost 100 destinations in Europe and the Americas Madrid, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia launches new flights from Spain to Ghana. From today July 18, the Spanish airline operates two weekly direct… Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL Permanent Commission appoints Frank Brenner as new Director General from January 2013

Brussels, Belgium, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The EUROCONTROL Permanent Commission has appointed Mr Frank Brenner as Director General of EUROCONTROL with effect from 1 January 2013. Mr Brenner is currently the DFS (Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH) General Manager Operations for FABEC. Prior to this, he held a number of different positions with DFS most recent of which was… Read the full press release

Spanish Under-19 football champions now in Madrid

In a special flight that landed at 15:30 h, after leaving Tallinn, Estonia almost three and a half hours earlier 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia again had the honour to bring a victorious Spanish football team home two weeks following the Spanish national side’s winning of the European Cup. On this occasion it was the under-19 side, which… 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

Hilton Worldwide Announces Hilton Hotels & Resorts Development In Iraq

DUBAI & MCLEAN, Va., 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Hilton Worldwide today announced expansion plans in Iraqi Kurdistan, Northern Iraq, with the signing of a management agreement with the Mihtab Group to develop the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the rapidly growing city of Erbil, Iraq. The 300-room Hilton Erbil Hotel & Spa, which is… 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

Ancillary Revenue reported by airlines grew to EUR 18.23 billion in 2011 and jumped 66% in two years

Ancillary Revenue reported by airlines grew to €18.23 billion in 2011 and jumped 66% in two years Analysis from IdeaWorksCompany, sponsored by Amadeus, reveals that United, Delta, American and Qantas are top ancillary revenue carriers for 2011 and 2010. Madrid, Spain & Shorewood, Wisconsin, USA, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — IdeaWorksCompany, the foremost consultancy in the area… 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

Bill Marriott Challenges You to a Cook-Off

Contest announced on his blog Marriott on the Move. 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — So you think you can cook?  Bill Marriott is holding his first cook-off challenge.  Using random ingredients, can you whip up a delicious meal? Send him a photo and he will declare a winner based on presentation. “This began as a contest among Marriott… 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

AH&LA LODGING INDUSTRY PROFILE CHARTS PROFITS, SALES, INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS

Industry Sees Rise in Profitability Washington, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — For 2011, the U.S. lodging industry posted pre-tax profits of $21.6 billion – up from $18 billion in 2010 – and $137.5 billion in sales – up from $127.7 billion in 2010, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Lodging Industry Profile (LIP), an… 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