KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Down 7.4 Percent in June

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 904,047 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in June, which represents a decrease of 7.4 percent from June 2011. Passenger boardings at KCI were down 8.5 percent, with a total of 447,501 during June. For the… Read the full press release

Runway extension adds to Hartsfield-Jackson’s efficiency

Provides safer conditions during emergency landings ATLANTA 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — More nonstop destinations, additional payload capacity, more flexibility for aircraft operations and enhanced safety during emergency situations are all potential benefits of a runway extension that recently opened at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A 500-foot extension of Runway 27R, the Airport’s longest runway, opened to… Read the full press release

All the people, so many people, test out Park Live

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — It is set to become the ‘Henman Hill’ of the Games, and yesterday (24 July) ‘Park Live Presented by British Airways’ was tried and tested by hundreds of the airline’s staff and volunteers. BA Lawn Captains, who will be performing dance routines on the lawns, tested their moves while wearing giant wings…. Read the full press release

THE LATEST LUGGAGE MUST HAVE…A TRAVEL TUCK BOX!

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — British Airways has created a commemorative travel tuck box for a number of Team GB athletes in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. They will be loaded with energy-boosting goodies including dried fruit and nutrition bars, and given to the British Swimming team at when they arrive… Read the full press release

RYANAIR SEEKS PARTNER FOR 2013 CABIN CREW CHARITY CALENDAR

CHARITY TO RECEIVE €100,000 PROCEEDS FROM WORLD FAMOUS CREW CALENDAR 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (25 July) began its search for a charity partner to receive the entire sales proceeds (up to €100,000) from the 2013 edition of the world famous Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendar. Sales from Ryanair’s 2013… Read the full press release

Heathrow’s First Klass Olympic welcome

Classical pianist Myleene Klass performs a unique rendition of the Chariots of Fire theme at Heathrow Terminal 5 to welcome arriving passengers to the London 2012 Games 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passengers arriving into Heathrow today will be given an Olympic welcome to remember, with a live rendition of Vangelis’ ‘Chariots of Fire’ performed by classical… Read the full press release

SHD Announces New United Express Carrier

SHD Announces New United Express Carrier Silver Airways to Replace Colgan Air Weyers Cave, Virginia – 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Commission is pleased to announce a change in United Express carrier from Colgan Air to their new regional airline partner, Silver Airways. Silver Airways will operate all United flights from SHD… Read the full press release

Galway-Tuam motorway extension a major boost for Shannon Airport passengers

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Director of Shannon Airport, Mary Considine has described the green-light for the Gort-Tuam motorway under the Government stimulus programme as a significant boost for passengers across the wider West of Ireland. “The announcement by Government that the Gort to Tuam motorway will proceed under its major stimulus programme is very positive… Read the full press release

JLA celebrates 10 years of the ‘new’ terminal

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today marks the 10th anniversary of the official opening of the current passenger terminal at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. It was 10 years to the day that Her Majesty The Queen visited the Airport to unveil a plaque and to declare the new multi-million pound passenger terminal officially open, meeting a number… Read the full press release

Shannon enjoys record month for Business Aviation traffic

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Director of Shannon Airport, Mary Considine has today said that last month’s record number of Business Aviation jets landing in Shannon gives further confidence that this sector can be an area of growth for the airport. A total of 460 ‘Business Aviation jet movements ’ took place at Shannon in June,… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport Parking Praised Again

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travellers parking at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) will be pleased to learn that the facilities have been praised once again by the Merseyside Police’s Safer Parking Scheme. Inspector Bob Daly, of Merseyside Police, presented the Airport’s Car Parks team with their Safer Parking Award following the on-site car parks having been… Read the full press release

Airport’s Quieter Home Program celebrates completion of its 2,000th home

Milestone will be honored with community BBQ event 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — What: The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and its Quieter Home Program (QHP) are celebrating a major milestone: the renovation of their 2,000th home. The Quieter Home  Program offers free sound attenuation for homes under the airport’s flight path, helping reduce the effects… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific flight disruptions continue; Passengers requested to postpone non-essential travel

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that its flight operations and schedules are still not yet back to normal because of the knock on effect and passengers backlogs arising from the cancellation of 56 flights and diversion of 16 flights caused by typhoon Vicente. The airline expects it could take a few… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines marks the entry of its first A380 into the airline’s fleet by having its 5-Star Airline status renewed

LONDON – 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Malaysia Airlines (MAS) marked the entry of its first A380 into the airline’s fleet by having its 5-Star Airline status renewed by SKYTRAX. The recognition comes at a time of great change within the national airline of Malaysia as it embarks upon a series of improvements to repositioning it as… Read the full press release

Flybe Celebrates Ten Years from Leeds Bradford Airport

2012-07-25 — /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. Flybe passenger numbers at Leeds Bradford Airport have increased by 98% over the last decade, offering a selection of popular routes… Read the full press release

Skytrax issue rebuttal and refusal to subscribe to a self-appointed critic of user-review sites

London, UK, 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — A self-appointed critic of review sites that seeks to attract revenue by cajoling websites into paying for their accreditation, has targeted Skytrax by questioning the reliability of our user-created content – going so far as to suggest that Skytrax display fake content. Aside from also having no knowledge or understanding about… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to increase the number of frequencies from Oslo Airport

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways continues its focus on Oslo Airport and is introducing daily flights from Oslo to Doha. From 1 January 2013 the number of departures will increase from 5 to 7 a week, divided between both morning and afternoon flights. Qatar Airways was recently named the world’s best airline for the second consecutive year,… Read the full press release

Dutch Swimmers Arrive at Leeds Bradford Airport

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — This week Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) was delighted to welcome the Dutch Olympic Swimming Team as they flew into Yorkshire’s Gateway airport following a short flight with KLM from Amsterdam. The Leeds City Region has been chosen as the Dutch Swimming Federation’s training base for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. Tony… Read the full press release

INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS SATISFIED WITH WELCOME AND SERVICES OFFERED AT PARIS-CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT

91% overall satisfaction A more favourable image of the airport after a trip An investment of 580 million euros 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ —  According to a recent study* conducted among 816 passengers, foreign travellers are satisfied with the welcome reserved for them in France and especially the services offered at Paris airports. This study dispels… Read the full press release

RYANAIR CALLS ON SPANISH GOVT TO PROHIBIT POLICE BRINGING GUNS ON BOARD AIRCRAFT

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (24Jul) called on the Spanish Govt to prohibit the unsafe regulation allowing police officers – even off-duty – bringing firearms onto domestic flights in Spain, after a Spanish policeman breached safety regulations by boarding a flight while secretly carrying a gun. Ryanair has formally complained… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Wednesday 25th July

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 218,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 101,000 of which are arrivals. It’s also another very busy day for Olympic arrivals – with nearly 3700 members of the Games Family* expected at Heathrow. Passengers at Terminal 5 will be treated to a rendition of ‘Chariots… Read the full press release

KLM strengthens Africa network with service to Harare, Zimbabwe

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will begin operating service to Harare on 29 October 2012. The Zimbabwean capital will be served in combination with the new KLM destination Lusaka, Zambia Amstelveen | 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — “KLM sees great growth opportunities in Africa. This year we launched service to Luanda in Angola and Lusaka in Zambia, and in… Read the full press release

EASYJET INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENT FOR THE QUARTER ENDED 30 JUNE 2012

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Highlights: Total revenue per seat was £57.58; an increase of 4.7%, at constant currency, compared to the prior year driven by targeted capacity allocation into higher yielding markets, the success of the ‘europe by easyJet’ campaign and the recently launched mobile app. Revenue per seat growth was 2.8% on a reported basis,… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport prepares for a busy summer

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Bristol Airport is gearing up for a busy start to the holiday season as families look forward to finding some sunshine following the recent wet weather. Summer is already proving very busy with passenger numbers up 6.9 per cent in June compared to the same period last year, and inbound visitors en… Read the full press release

Brits’ Holiday Plans during the Olympics Unveiled

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — ABTA – The Travel Association reveals today that around nine million of the adult population (19%) will be taking a holiday during the Olympics, either in the UK or abroad. About 5% of the population are still undecided about taking a break, meaning that over two million people may be tempted to… Read the full press release

Travelport announces mobile GDS application

Travelport Mobile Agent Developed by a Travelport Developer Network member Langley, UK, 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today announced the launch of Travelport Mobile Agent through its Developer Network. The mobile app, which enables Travelport-connected agencies to gain full access to the Galileo platform directly on… Read the full press release

agoda.com presents La Rive Gauche Paris – hot hotels on the Left Bank

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced exclusive deals on La Rive Gauche. La Rive Gauche – literally, ‘the Left Bank’ – is where the roots of bohemia and modern intellectualism in Paris first took hold. Home to students, artists, writers and free-thinkers,… Read the full press release

agoda.com celebrates National Day with luxury stays from SG210

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced fantastic hotel specials in honour of National Day. National Day gives Singaporeans the chance not only to celebrate the sovereignty and success of this great city-state, but to take a well-earned break. While the National Day… Read the full press release

Tickets on Sale Today for Frontier Airlines/Great Lakes Aviation Code Share Flights

DENVER, 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tickets for Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) and Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLUX ) codeshare flights went on sale today as part of their recently announced codeshare agreement, which begins July 9, 2001. Customers can initially buy tickets from Frontier Airlines for flights from its Denver hub and throughout the airline’s… 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