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

School’s out in Saxony! Almost 60 flights to holiday destinations from Dresden • Park for a week from €15 • Guided tours for children

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — In the first week of the Saxon summer school holidays (23 to 29 July) there will be almost 60 flights heading south from Dresden. The most popular holiday destinations are Antalya on the Turkish Riviera, with 17 flights in the first week of the holidays alone, and Palma de Mallorca (11). Followed… Read the full press release

More Passengers at Dresden International Airport

Traffic Developments at Central German Airports during the First Half of 2012: Significant Growth in Passenger and Freight Traffic at Leipzig/Halle Airport, More Passengers at Dresden International Airport 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The two commercial airports operated under the umbrella of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, Leipzig/Halle Airport and Dresden International, both registered growth in traffic levels during… Read the full press release

Strike notice at Aer Arann fully withdrawn

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aer Arann is pleased to announce that strike notice served on the Company has been fully withdrawn. Strike notice served on the airline by the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA) has been ‘terminated’ in full, Aer Arann confirmed. This follows agreement between airline management and IALPA representatives. Customers can be assured that… Read the full press release

SFO Recognizes Customer Service That’s “Above and Beyond”

Annual Awards Honor Those Who Set the Standard for Outstanding Service SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — San Francisco International Airport has announced the winners of the 2012 “Above and Beyond” Airport tenant recognition program, one of the first of its kind in the nation.  This unique program monitors and promotes stellar customer service by recognizing individual… 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

From Repack to Rwanda: The Origins, Evolution, and Global Reach of the Mountain Bike

New exhibition focuses on Northern California’s role in the development and evolution of the mountain bike SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — From its humble origins as a modified, single-speed “clunker” raced downhill on the trails of Marin County in the early 1970s, to today’s sophisticated machine used for recreation, commuting, and international competitions, the mountain bike… Read the full press release

ADAC Hosts ORBIS Flying Hospital during Abu Dhabi Routes 2012

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,  2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) announced today that it will host the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital during Routes 2012, which takes place from 29th September to 2nd October at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The converted DC-10 aircraft and the world’s only ophthalmic surgical and… Read the full press release

Airport Commission Approves Employee Bicycle-Sharing Pilot Program

First of its kind program aimed at employee wellness SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The San Francisco Airport Commission has authorized the San Francisco International Airport to implement a pilot project to create and evaluate a bicycle sharing system to be used by Airport Commission employees.  Under the Airport Commission’s direction, the Airport will contract with… Read the full press release

CityJet launches first route into Germany from start of winter schedule – Munster-Osnabruck

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — CityJet, the airline that flies from the heart of London, is launching its first route into Germany from the start of the winter schedule.  The daily service to Münster-Osnabruck airport will commence on 29 October 2012. Schedule from 29 October 2012 From London City to Munster-Osnabruck, Germany Date Departure Time Arrival Time… Read the full press release

Rokeby school students discover careers at London City Airport

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Year nine students from Stratford secondary school, Rokeby recently visited London City Airport for a  Careers Awareness Day, learning about, interview techniques, CV preparation and careers at the airport  from airport staff. The organisers, East London Business Alliance (ELBA) and London City Airport, invited 15 students from various classes at the school… Read the full press release