BAUER INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION IS THE NEW OPERATOR OF THE VAN NUYS FLYAWAY

Van Nuys, California – 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today Bauer Transportation, Inc. becomes the new operator of the Van Nuys FlyAway. Bauer’s was awarded the contract in January 2012 after responding to a Request for Proposals (RFP) released by Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) in August 2011. New buses being introduced at the FlyAway will use… Read the full press release

LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS APPROVES RELEASE OF RFB FOR VAN NUYS AIRPORTS LARGE RUNWAY

Van Nuys, California – 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Today, Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) approved the release of the notice of Request For Bids (RFB), inviting bids for the pavement rehabilitation project for Van Nuys Airport’s (VNY) large runway (16R/34L). Runway one six right stretches 8,000 feet and is the primary… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Adds New Route at LA/Ontario International Airport

Ontario, California – 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines has announced seasonal service between LA/Ontario International Airport and Reno-Tahoe Airport beginning January 6, 2013.  The route provides a convenient launching point for winter sport enthusiasts seeking world class resorts in the Reno-Tahoe area.  Daily service between the two cities will run for three months and will also provide… Read the full press release

NATIVE WILDLIFE AND PLANTS THRIVING IN LAX’S COASTAL DUNES NATURE PRESERVE

Los Angeles, California – 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Many nature lovers in the Los Angeles area are aware of the endangered El Segundo Blue (ESB) Butterfly now-flourishing in a 200-acre preserve at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) thanks to successful efforts by the City of Los Angeles and its thoughtful citizens to save it from… Read the full press release

Airport and Airline celebrating 1 million passengers

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (DSA) and the largest low-fare airline in Central and Eastern Europe are celebrating as figures show more than 1 million passengers have flown from DSA with Wizz Air since September 2006. Since starting at DSA with just three weekly services to Katowice, Poland, Wizz Air now operate 18 flights… Read the full press release

Busy summer period expected for JLA as summer washout continues

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — This week sees the start of Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s (JLA) busiest time of the year as the region’s schools break up and thousands of holidaymakers jet off abroad every day for some Summer Sun and take advantage of the great choice of destinations available from their local airport. This year in… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport to get new VIP lounge from world’s leading concierge service provider

Quintessentially Aviation to open lounge targeting Middle Eastern VIPs 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Shannon Airport is delighted to announce that Quintessentially Aviation, the aviation wing of the world’s leading luxury lifestyle group Quintessentially, is to develop its first Irish VIP lounge at Shannon Airport. Contracts for the investment were signed last week at the second annual… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport: growth is picking up strongly again in June

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — After the somewhat disappointing growth figures recorded in April and May, passenger numbers are showing strong recovery in June.  Brussels Airport welcomed 1,784,488 passengers last month, an increase of 3.3% on June 2011. This brings the growth rate for the first semester of 2012 to 2.4%. In spite of the economic situation,… Read the full press release

Emergency passports at Oslo Airport this summer

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Don’t wait until you get to Oslo Airport if you need an emergency passport to travel abroad. Because the police at Gardermoen are operating at reduced capacity during the summer, we ask you to primarily contact your local police district if you need an emergency passport. In connection with the summer holiday… Read the full press release

Oslo Airport: June Sees Significant Growth In Charter Traffic

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — In June, 2 055 071 passengers travelled through Oslo Airport. This is 37 277, or 1.8%, more than in June 2011. The number of passengers travelling abroad increased by 48 516 (4.4%), while domestic traffic was down by 11 239 (-1.2%) passengers. There was strong growth in the number of charter passengers in… Read the full press release

Size Matters: Qatar flying to BUD with increased capacity

From the 2nd August, Qatar service between Doha and Budapest will be operated with bigger planes 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The reason behind putting the Airbus A321into operation is the significant increase of demand for the flight of the five star Qatar Airlines connecting Zagreb with the Hungarian capital. News of Qatar Airways: ‘World’s Best Airline’… Read the full press release

Running for patients with heart disease

Budapest Airport will also be represented at this year’s New York City Marathon (4th November 2012) 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aviation director Kam Jandu will be amongst the runners in the Big Apple, with the added aim of encouraging interested communities to support patients with heart disease. It is possible to follow Kam’s preparations on Facebook,… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport: Road developments at Terminal 2

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Budapest Airport’s access system at Terminal 2 will be completely renewed in a few weeks’ time, as soon as the reconstruction works have been completed. With the access control system to be installed on the roads in front of the terminal, the airport operator expects greater throughput and enhanced safety. During the… Read the full press release

Travel Alberta, The Canadian Tourism Commission and The Calgary Stampede welcome the largest Chinese tour group to come together in Alberta post-Approved Destination Status

Stampede breakfast indicator of success for Travel Alberta marketing strategy Calgary, 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Earlier this morning 120 Chinese guests came together for Together We Breakfast at Heritage Park Historical Village to celebrate the Calgary Stampede Centennial. This gathering represents the largest group of Chinese tourists to converge in Alberta since Canada was granted Approved Destination Statusin 2010…. Read the full press release

WWW.AIRFRANCE.COM RECEIVES A MAKEOVER FOR CUSTOMERS’ BENEFIT

The newly-redesigned www.airfrance.com local websites offer a new graphic interface featuring inspirational visuals on the homepage. For enhanced legibility, the functional aspect of the website has been optimized to facilitate access to the main tools (reservation, check-in, flight times, etc.) and rich, dynamic content. A section is dedicated to Air France activity on the social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,… Read the full press release

KLM Offers Japanese-Language Service on Facebook and Twitter

Fans and followers of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines can now reach KLM in Japanese via Facebook and Twitter. Amstelveen | 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — By adding Japanese, KLM is now offering its social media service in five languages.  Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week customers can ask their questions on Facebook and Twitter in English, Dutch,… Read the full press release

EASYJET AND SR TECHNICS CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF 50TH HEAVY MAINTENANCE CHECK OUT OF MALTA FACILITY

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — SR Technics has today redelivered the 50th heavy maintenance on an Airbus A319 aircraft for easyJet out of its Malta facility. The aircraft will depart Malta Luqa Airport today for London Gatwick Airport. In addition to the heavy maintenance checks, the Malta team has also completed eight end-of-lease (EOL) checks for the… Read the full press release

EASYJET LAUNCHES MOBILE OPTIMISED WEBSITE

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet has this week launched its first mobile optimized website across Europe. Accessed through http://m.easyjet.com the new mobile site gives customers the ability to search & book flights, check flight information on the go, manage flight bookings and access FAQs through Blackberry, Windows 7, iPhone and Android devices. Supporting six languages, English, French, German,… Read the full press release

EASYJET TEAMS UP WITH AIRBUS AND NICARNICA AVIATION FOR HIGH ALTITUDE TESTING OF AVOID VOLCANIC ASH DETECTION TECHNOLOGY

Airbus A340 test aircraft may help keep UK airspace open if a volcano erupts during the London Olympics 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet and Nicarnica Aviation have entered a partnership with Airbus to test the AVOID (Airborne Volcanic Object Imaging Detector) ash detection equipment on their A340-300 test aircraft at the speed and altitude of commercial… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport braced for a busy summer 2012

Around six million passengers expected to fly through Gatwick this summer Brits set to escape wet weather and head to popular European holiday hotspots As the world’s greatest sporting event comes to the UK, Gatwick gets ready to handle around 10% of all Games goers Schools around the country are set to break for the… Read the full press release

Gatwick’s vision for growth is set out in its master plan

Gatwick expects to handle 40 million passengers by the early 2020s Growth will deliver more local jobs and contribute £2.1 billion a year to the economies of London and the South East By 2030 the airport will be full and handling 11 million more passengers a year than today 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gatwick has today… Read the full press release

Aviation must be allowed to grow, but not at any cost to the environment

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gatwick today welcomes the Government’s invitation to consult and debate on how the aviation industry can create headroom to grow by reducing its environmental impact Commenting on the Government’s consultation on the Sustainable Aviation Policy framework Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive of Gatwick Airport, said: “Aviation is a crucial part of the UK’s… Read the full press release

Results of the Preselection Meurice Prize for contemporary art

Hôtel Le Meurice presents, for the fifth consecutive year, the Meurice Prize for contemporary art, and is more committed than ever to defend the young French creation 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — On June 18th, 2012, the Jury of the Meurice Prize for contemporary art met in closed session. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Patron of the Prize; Montse… Read the full press release

Business Travel Forum takes off

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Business people from across Bristol took the opportunity to share their views on travel related issues at a special event hosted by Bristol Airport and easyJet recently (26 June). The Business Travel Forum took place at the city’s Mercure Holland House Hotel following a successful inaugural event held last year. The Forum… Read the full press release

Business routes targeted as part of airport switch

Business routes targeted as part of airport switch from Belfast International Airport to George Best Belfast City Airport Aer Lingus increases vital London connections says CEO as airline moves following tendering process 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — AER Lingus is to move to George Best Belfast City Airport in the autumn after five years at Belfast International…. Read the full press release

STAR ALLIANCE TAKES BEST ALLIANCE TITLE ATSKYTRAX WORLD AIRLINE AWARDS FOR SIXTH TIME

Three of the Top Five Airlines are Star Alliance members Member Carriers Claim a Total of 19 Awards FRANKFURT, Germany, 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, has again claimed the Best Airline Alliance title at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards, winning this category for the sixth time in the last… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Receives Award for Excellent Customer Service to African Diaspora

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, was recognized by Planet Africa Network with the Transformation Award 2012 at a ceremony held in Toronto on 17 July 2012, in the presence of H.E. Mr. Bal Gosal, Minister of State for Sports of Canada, Mr. Howard Eng, CEO of the Greater Toronto… Read the full press release

Ethiopian, Boeing Announce Order for Additional 777-200LR

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian and Boeing today announced an order for one additional 777-200LR (Longer Range) Worldliner adding to Ethiopian fleet of five 777-200LRs. “The 777-200LR has been a fantastic airplane for Ethiopian Airlines,” said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines. “The performance and range of the airplane allowed us to open… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Historic Maiden Flight to Toronto Touches Down at Pearson International Airport

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian historic maiden flight to Toronto touched down at Pearson International Airport on Tuesday July 17, 2012. Toronto has now become, with Washington D.C., the second destination served by Ethiopian in North America. This first direct flight between Toronto and Africa was received with a colorful celebration held at Pearson International Airport… Read the full press release