Liverpool – Are You Normal? DaDaFest and Virgin Trains link up to find out!

(The press release below was issued by Bill Elms Associates on 18 July 2012). 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Commuters and tourists passing through Liverpool Lime Street station faced an intriguing question last Thursday afternoon (12 July) when the city’s DaDaFest disability and deaf arts festival challenged them to ask themselves ‘Am I normal?’ The survey took… Read the full press release

Free Silver Line from Logan Airport to Continue

Free Silver Line Rides from Logan to Continue Through September Program Shaves Almost Two Minutes off 10 minute Route; More Ridership Data Needed BOSTON, 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Massachusetts Port Authority announced today that it was extending through the month of September the popular free Silver Line service from Boston Logan International Airport to South Station… Read the full press release

INFRABEL ET LA SNCB METTENT EN PLACE UNE NOUVELLE PROCÉDURE DE DÉPART DES TRAINS, PLUS SÛRE

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Les conseils d’administration de la SNCB et d’Infrabel ont approuvé la mise en oeuvre, à partir de 2015, d’une nouvelle procédure de départ des trains, plus sûre. Situation actuelle Les procédures actuelles obligent l’accompagnateur du train à fermer toutes les portes des ra-mes dès le coup de sifflet de départ, à l’exception… Read the full press release

Gliding through the air even more efficiently with Sharklets

airberlin is one of the first airlines in the world to equip its new Airbus A320/A321 fleet with fuel-saving Sharklet technology 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The airberlin group is having new fuel-saving wing tip devices fitted on all 14 of the Airbus A320/A321 aircraft which are still on order with the manufacturer. These devices, known as… Read the full press release

ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR’S INTEGRAL ROLE IN LOCAL TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE HIGHLIGHTED AT HOMELAND SECURITY “PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS” CONFERENCE

Enterprise’s Chief Strategy Officer Greg Stubblefield: “We have a unique and great responsibility to take care of our communities, longtime partners and local customers when emergency-preparedness and disaster recovery efforts are priority No. 1.” COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — As Greg Stubblefield, chief strategy officer of the world’s largest car rental company, addressed the… 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

TIX.nl signs long-term agreement with Travelport

Top three online travel agent switches to Travelport Langley, UK, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry and TIX, a leading online travel agent (OTA) in The Netherlands, have today announced a new multi-year international travel content and technology agreement. TIX is a relatively new OTA, operating since June 2010,… Read the full press release

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

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

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Celebrates New International Service from Condor Airlines

2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Maryland transportation officials and business leaders this evening welcomed Condor Airlines and the launch of new international air service between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Germany. The German airline began seasonal, twice weekly service to Frankfurt. “This important new international air service demonstrates the continued growth and success of BWI Marshall… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Ramp Service and Stores Agents Ratify Six-Year Contract

SEATTLE, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines announced today that the carrier’s 587 ramp service and stores agents have ratified a new six-year contract. The agreement was approved by 91 percent of the members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers who voted. “I’m delighted that our ramp service and stores workers overwhelmingly approved a… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Introduces New Cargo Companion Product

Air Cargo Industry’s Most Comprehensive Asset Tracking Service Provides Customers with Complete Visibility Regarding Delivery of High-Value and Time/Temperature Sensitive Cargo DALLAS – 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines Cargo® (NYSE: LUV) is proud to introduce Cargo Companion™, a comprehensive asset tracking service, providing Customers with complete visibility regarding the location and environmental status of high-value and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines And AirTran Airways Announce Early 2013 Flight Schedules

Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways Open Flight Schedules through March 8, 2013 DALLAS – 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways announced today that they have extended their flight schedules for travel between Feb. 14, 2013, and March 8, 2013. In the schedule, Southwest will begin new service… Read the full press release

Webcast Alert: Southwest Airlines to Discuss Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results on July 19, 2012

DALLAS – 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) invites you to listen to a live webcast of its second quarter 2012 financial results.  Details are as follows:   When: Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM Eastern Time Who: Gary Kelly, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Jordan, Executive Vice… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Releases Combined Traffic Figures for June 2012

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for June 2012 that show passenger numbers growing ahead of the increase in capacity, while another drop in cargo and mail tonnage was recorded. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2,413,766 passengers in June – an increase of… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific to acquire Airbus A350-1000 aircraft

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that, subject to the approval of the Board of the Company, it will enter into an agreement with Airbus to convert 16 of its previously ordered Airbus A350-900 aircraft into larger Airbus A350-1000 aircraft and to exercise an option to purchase an additional 10 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft…. Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines Streamlines its Fleet of Aircraft

• A total of seven Airbus A320s is planned instead of the fleet of Boeing 737s • Letters of intent signed for five Airbus A320s – two of these aircraft are already in Vienna • To be successively put into service starting in October 2012 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Austrian Airlines is streamlining its fleet of… Read the full press release

Eurostar reports a resilient performance in the first half of 2012

Passenger numbers up 2% to 4.8 million in H1 2012 Sales revenues up 1% to £425 million Growth in passenger numbers and sales revenues driven by leisure traffic 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Eurostar, the high speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, today reported continuing  growth in passenger numbers and a resilient performance in… Read the full press release