airberlin’s Austrian subsidiary NIKI delivers growth at Vienna hub

Christian Lesjak appointed NIKI CEO NIKI posts robust results for 2011 Phased introduction of new livery for NIKI fleet 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin CEO Hartmut Mehdorn officially presented Christian Lesjak as the new Chief Executive Officer of NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH in Vienna today.  “NIKI is going to remain NIKI; we want to keep the Austrian… Read the full press release

Higher Spanish airport tax: transavia.com decides against passing on this fee to passengers

Schiphol, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Since Spain raised its airport taxes, transavia.com has faced the challenge of having to deal with all of the tickets to Spanish destinations already sold. The airline has to pay this tax for more than 100,000 passengers, while this additional amount was not included in the ticket price. transavia.com pursues a policy… Read the full press release

WIZZ AIR IMPROVES BOARDING EXPERIENCE

NEW CABIN BAGGAGE POLICY TO IMPROVE ON-TIME PERFORMANCE AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE TESTED 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost, low-fare airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced it will start testing a new cabin baggage policy from August 1, 2012 to enhance on-time performance and improve customer experience during aircraft boarding. The test,… Read the full press release

MOKULELE AIRLINES RECEIVES APPROVAL FOR USE OF I-PADS

Mokulele Airlines has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for the use of iPads (Electronic Flight Bags) replacing paper on the flight deck.  The use of i-Pads replaces logbooks, manuals, charts and also displays satellite weather.  The 1.5 pound iPad replaces about 15 pounds of paper on each of Mokulele’s Caravans saving an estimated 1,400… Read the full press release

Air New Zealand brings the world to Middle-earth

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Air New Zealand is the official airline of Middle-earth with the announcement of a global two-movie partnership with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journeyand The Hobbit: There and Back Again, from New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. As part of the two-year partnership, passengers to and from the UK and North America can look forward to flying on two film-branded… Read the full press release

More choice for Scottish sun seekers flying from Aberdeen

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thomson and First Choice are pleased to announce that in Summer 2013 they will be doubling capacity at Aberdeen Airport through the introduction of a brand new route to Tenerife and an additional weekly flight to Palma, Majorca. This move is part of the UK’s largest tour operator’s strategy to ensure customers… Read the full press release

Heathrow Talks Sport

Sporting legend Barry Davies takes to the tannoy as Olympic commentator-in-residence 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow has appointed one of the country’s most distinguished sports commentators, Barry Davies MBE, as its official ‘Voice of London 2012’ – providing passengers with audio commentary on the sporting action taking place in London and across the UK through the… Read the full press release

EASA welcomes the publication of the final report on the safety investigation of the accident of flight AF 447 on 1 June 2009

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) welcomes today’s publication by the BEA (French Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authority) of the Final Report on the safety investigation of the accident of flight AF 447 on 1 June 2009. The lessons learned from this accident will help to advance aviation safety. EASA has already… Read the full press release

News Brief: Strategic Action Plan to Improve Aviation Safety in Africa

Montreal 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) urge Ministers attending the African Ministerial Meeting on Aviation Safety being held in Abuja, Nigeria to endorse and adopt the  Africa Strategic Improvement Action Plan. The plan will enhance safety by addressing deficiencies and strengthening regulatory oversight in… Read the full press release

New Guidelines Aim to Improve Air Travel Experience for People with Reduced Mobility

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — ABTA and the CAA today launched new guidelines (Pre-Notification Guidance – for Supporting Passengers with Reduced Mobility), for the travel industry to help deliver a smooth airport experience for people with reduced mobility. The guidelines were drafted by the CAA in conjunction with ABTA and developed by an industry group *. They… Read the full press release

Oman Air’s Business Class Seat Shines at World Airline Awards™ 2012

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — For the second year running, Oman Air has won ‘Best Business Class Airline Seat’ at the prestigious World Airline Awards™, run by Skytrax. The award recognises Oman Air’s Airbus A330 Business Class seat and was presented to the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Pearce, at a ceremony held at the UK’s Farnborough… Read the full press release

Ryanair: FLY FOR £13 ON OVER 1,000 ROUTES IN AUGUST, SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight, Mon, 16 July, it will release 100,000 seats at fares from £13 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in August, September and October. These “all in” low fares will be available on over 1,000 of Ryanair’s European routes but must be… Read the full press release

Changes to Dartmoor MoD Danger Area

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has given support to a Ministry of Defence (MoD) plan to alter the way the Dartmoor military Danger Area is managed. Whilst freeing up a substantial amount of Class G airspace for use by general aviation, the new arrangements are not expected to generate any fundamental… Read the full press release

Advantage announced as CAA’s latest ATOL Accredited Body

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today announced that the Advantage Travel Group is the latest travel organiser to meet the necessary criteria to become an Accredited Body. Under reforms introduced by the Government in April 2012, members of Accredited Bodies can sell ATOL protected holidays without having their own ATOL…. Read the full press release

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Elects New Chair

MESA, Ariz., 2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — City of Mesa Mayor Scott Smith was elected as the chair of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority at the July 16 board meeting. Gila River Indian Community Lt. Governor Joseph Manuel will serve as vice-chair, Town of Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney will serve as secretary, City of Phoenix Vice Mayor… Read the full press release

British Airways Launch Campaign To Celebrate New Gatwick To Las Vegas Flights

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — British Airways are offering special deals on three night stays at the top hotels on the Las Vegas strip for holidays booked by July 25, 2012 to celebrate the launch of the new London Gatwick to Las Vegas flights which begin on October 29. British Airways are including a range of hotels… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Wednesday 18 July 2012

2012-07-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 217,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 103,000 of which are arrivals. There is not expected to be any effect on operations today from the weather. A busy day at the airport with 217,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 103,000 of which are arrivals…. Read the full press release

TravelPRNews.com to launch

TravelPRNews.com is a premium travel press release distribution and newswire service born out of an 8-year experience of distributing tens of thousands of quality travel related press releases1,2..,8, and having reviewed and dismissed hundred times as much. Having dealt with such a massive amount of travel related PR information helped us accumulate the practical experience, which led us… Read the full press release