BELFAST CITY AIRPORT SPONSORS EAST BELFAST ARTS FESTIVAL

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — East Belfast is to host a vibrant new arts festival this autumn, in partnership with George Best Belfast City Airport. The East Belfast Arts Festival, which will run from 5th -9th September 2012, will showcase a wide range of cultural events, culminating in a concert by local legend Van Morrison. The five-day festival will… Read the full press release

O’Hare Hosts Fascinating “Art of Science” Photo Exhibit

Chicago, 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — In pursuit of better batteries, cures for diseases, clean energy sources or a better understanding of the world around us, scientists often find unexpected beauty. Stunning visual examples of these occurrences are now on display for travelers to enjoy at O’Hare International Airport as part of Argonne National Laboratory’s annual “Art… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific flights continue to be disrupted

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that its flight operation continues to be disrupted due to strong and gusty crosswind conditions and availability of ground services in support of flight operations at Hong Kong International Airport. Flights on 24 July are expected to experience delay. Passengers are advised to first check the airline’s website,… Read the full press release

ACSA welcomes recent sentencing in multimillion rand airport heist

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has welcomed the lengthy sentences handed down to those responsible for the 2006 O.R. Tambo International Airport robbery in which R100 million was stolen. Alleged airport heist mastermind Christopher Billings was sentenced to 22 years in prison at the South Gauteng High Court on Friday for armed… Read the full press release

ORD Bubbles Chosen as Best Airport Wine Bar by Chicago Magazine

CHICAGO, 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago magazine has selected Bubbles Wine Bar at O’Hare International Airport as “Best Airport Wine Bar”for its annual “Best of Chicago” awards featured in the August 2012 issue. Bubbles was named one of Chicago’s best alongside several other of the city’s top restaurants, bars, shops and other local businesses for its unique and relaxing atmosphere, great wine selection and live… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific plans to resume operation

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it plans to resume operation at 08:00am on 24 July with exception of the following flights which have been delayed. Flight No. Route Scheduled Departure Time New departure Time CX580 Hong Kong to Sapporo 09:40 11:00 CX257 Hong Kong to London 10:05 11:15 CX691 Hong Kong to… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Suspends Operation Until Tuesday Morning

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it has suspended all of its flight operations to and from Hong Kong until 08:00am on 24 July due to the adverse weather as a result of the passing of Severe Typhoon Vicente. The airline will reassess the weather situation at 08:00am on Tuesday morning to determine… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Increases Second Quarter Adjusted Net Income 35.4% While Lowering Average Base Fare per Flight Segment to $81.06

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines, Inc. (Nasdaq:SAVE) today reported second quarter 2012 financial results. Net income, excluding special items, for the second quarter 2012 increased 35.4 percent to $35.3 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, as compared to pro forma second quarter 2011 net income.1 GAAP net income for second quarter 2012 was $34.6… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces University of Texas Athletics And Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas Sponsorship

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Texas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) will become the Official Airline Sponsor of The University of Texas Athletics and the Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas, the Texas Exes. The five-year partnership, brokered and managed by IMG College, the multimedia rights holder for Texas Athletics and the Texas Exes, kicks off in… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific advises passengers to check latest flight information

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Monday, 23 July) announced that based on the latest weather forecast for Hong Kong International Airport, the airline plans to operate its flights as scheduled on 23 and 24 July, however it expects some disruptions caused by the adverse weather as a result of the passage of Typhoon… 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

HEATHROW’S EXPRESS LANE FOR THE GAMES

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Olympic and Paralympic Games present the UK with its biggest peacetime transport challenge, with an extra three million journeys every day. For passengers travelling to and from Heathrow, the airport is advising people to use the Heathrow Express train service, which has extra capacity during the Games and offers a way… Read the full press release

FLY FOR £12 ON OVER 1,000 ROUTES IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight, Mon, 23 July, it will release 100,000 seats at fares from £12 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in September and October. These “all in” low fares will be available on over 1,000 of Ryanair’s European routes but must be booked… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Tuesday 24th July

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 217,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 99,000 of which are arrivals. It’s also the airport’s busiest day for Olympic arrivals – nearly 3700 members of the Games Family* are expected at Heathrow today, representing almost every team. Weather at Heathrow is expected to be… Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL issues its ATM Cost-Effectiveness Report for 2010

Brussels, Belgium, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The ACE 2010 Benchmarking Report – ACE stands for ATM Cost-Effectiveness – commissioned by the Performance Review Commission (PRC) is available now on EUROCONTROL’s website. This report, the tenth in a series launched in 2001, reviews the cost-effectiveness of Europe’s air traffic management (ATM) system, comparing the performance of 37 air navigation… Read the full press release

iPhone App Featuring Midway Terminal Maps for Travelers Now Available

CHICAGO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has again partnered with i-formula.com to develop an Apple iPhone version of the terminal maps at  Midway International Airport. The app is available now for free through iTunes . Visit the iTunes App Store and enter “airport-maps” in the search field to locate and download the app. The app allows passengers to virtually navigate… Read the full press release

Iberia and American Airlines extend code shares to more destinations

Iberia customers can book to 16 new US destinations via New York, Chicago, Dallas and Miami. The tickets can be acquired on the www.iberia.com website 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — As of July 23, Iberia customers can fly to 16 new US cities under code shares with American Airline via Chicago, Dallas, Miami and New York. The new destinations are: Fort Lauderdale, via Nueva… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport Key Figures – June 2012

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Traffic Figures: 2,202,293 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport during June 2012, a gain of 2.9% versus June 2011. The year to date passenger growth stands at +3.1%. Traffic Figures O&D or local passengers (originating or departing from Zurich) increased by 0.1% to 1,438,838 compared to previous June (YTD +2.5%). Transfer passengers… Read the full press release

O’Hare Site of “Noble Lifesaver” Exercise

CHICAGO, July 19, 2012 – What would happen to patients if the hospital they were in was affected by an earthquake or other disaster? That was the scenario Wednesday at O’Hare International Airport as nearly 150 staff members from the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center participated in an emergency exercise called “Noble Lifesaver”. The purpose of… Read the full press release

PILOT PROJECT AT YYC COULD LEAD TO FASTER SECURITY SCREENING

CALGARY, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) today announced a pilot project that allows some passengers to leave their laptops in their carry-on bag during the screening process. The pilot started June 19 at the Trusted Traveller CATSA/Nexus Security Line at the Calgary International Airport (Concourse “A”). “CATSA is always looking… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces New Service between Chicago O’Hare and Tampa, Phoenix-Mesa

CHICAGO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines today announced it will add new nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Tampa, Florida and Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona. The new routes are seasonal, with service for both to begin on November 8, 2012 and continue through April 24, 2013. A Spirit Airlines flight lands at O’Hare “On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago, I commend Spirit… Read the full press release

Hainan Airlines to Launch New Service at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Aviation are pleased to announce that Hainan Airlines has received federal regulatory approval authorizing it to begin nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK). China-based Hainan is the largest privately-owned airline in China. Hainan operates more than 2,800 weekly flights to cities throughout China as well as international destinations in Africa, Asia,Australia, Europe, the Middle… Read the full press release

MANX2.COM WELCOMES ADDITIONAL BELFAST TO LONDON HEATHROW FLIGHTS

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Manx2.com has welcomed announcement that Irish airline Air Lingus will start a new service from Belfast City Airport to London Heathrow when it switches its operations from Belfast International Airport in the autumn. It means Isle of Man residents will have an even more frequent and convenient link to Heathrow Airport via Belfast. Manx2.com Managing Director,… Read the full press release

Team SA’s send-off at O.R Tambo International Airport

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hundreds of South African supporters gathered at O.R. Tambo International Airport today to bid the 2012 SA Olympic Team farewell. 140 Olympic qualifying athletes led by their mascot as well as team managers were greeted with cheers from fans at the International Trade Bureau (ITB) at O.R Tambo International Airport. Airports Company… Read the full press release

Hobby Airport celebrates change as it reopens the departure-level ramp; Opens Pappas Bar-B-Q

HOUSTON, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Houston Airport System celebrates two important developments that are sure to put smiles on the faces of the millions of customers who fly in and out of William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) by putting customers’ needs first and sprinkling in some Texas flavor. Effective immediately, Hobby’s departure-level roadway/drop-off ramp is… Read the full press release

AER LINGUS CONFIRMS MOVE TO GEORGE BEST BELFAST CITY AIRPORT

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aer Lingus increases vital London connections says CEO as airline moves following tendering process. AER Lingus is to move to George Best Belfast City Airport in the autumn after five years at Belfast International.Following a tender process involving both airports the decision has been taken to base two aircraft at the city airport… Read the full press release

Iberia launches new flights from Spain to Ghana

It starts flying from Madrid to Accra today July 18, with two weekly flights, on Wednesdays and Saturdays Iberia offers easy connections from Madrid airport to almost 100 destinations in Europe and the Americas Madrid, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia launches new flights from Spain to Ghana. From today July 18, the Spanish airline operates two weekly direct… Read the full press release

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