Monroe, a western lowland Gorilla at San Diego Zoo Safari Park Celebrates Second Birthday

2013-06-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Monroe, a western lowland gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, celebrated his second birthday today, savoring a multicolored ice cake made of fruits and vegetables and adorned with yam and banana frosting, ginger leaves and jacaranda and hibiscus flowers. The young gorilla licked and picked blueberries off his cake before… Read the full press release

Lemur Triplets Induce Aahs At Saint Louis Zoo

Three black and white ruffed lemur infants were born May 14, 2013 Video: http://youtu.be/Ako14ZjuOIo and http://youtu.be/LFY2W0J1qnU 2013-06-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Three tiny black faces with big neon eyes and fuzzy white sideburns greet adoring visitors at the Saint Louis Zoo’s Primate House. Born May 14, 2013, the triplets are black and white ruffed lemurs, a critically endangered species unique to… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo’s jaguar Junior names his first-born son Kuwan

2013-06-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Woodland Park Zoo’s jaguar Junior names his first-born son Kuwan (koo-wahn), from the South American Hopi tribe meaning “butterfly showing beautiful wings.” The naming ceremony took place Friday, June 14 in celebration of Junior’s first Father’s Day. Three names—Cruz, Tlaloc (tlah-luke) and Kuwan—were individually paired with tasty, enticing piñatas molded into maracas… Read the full press release

Eight-Day-Old Southern White Rhino Takes “Charge” at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Eight-Day-Old Southern White Rhino Takes “Charge” At San Diego Zoo Safari Park 2013-03-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kayode, an eight-day-old male southern white rhino, spent the morning running and interacting with his mother at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The youngster was eager to explore all the fun the 55-acre East African Plains habitat had to… Read the full press release

Lufthansa extends First Class fare offers – 40 per cent lower on average

New First Saver Plus fare is about 40 per cent lower on average 2013-03-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lufthansa is extending its fares for First Class flights and in future will also offer its top travel class at a more affordable price. The new fare provides a welcome alternative to the traditional, fully flexible fare and is… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013 offered as free ebook to celebrate 1,000,000 fans each on Twitter and Facebook

2013-03-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lonely Planet, the world’s #1 guidebook publisher, reached 1 million fans each on both Twitter and Facebook this week. To celebrate, and thank its loyal community, the publisher has launched its “Thanks a Million” campaign. As part of the campaign, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013, the latest edition of the annual series… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Continues Houston Expansion with Daily Nonstop Service Houston – Denver and Houston – Detroit

Voting continues at give.spirit.com/houston for Houston-area charity to receive $10,000 Miramar, Florida, 2013-03-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) is continuing to add service at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Starting June 13, 2013, Spirit will operate daily nonstop service between Houston and Denver and between Houston and Detroit. The new nonstop flight between Denver and… Read the full press release

Now Even More Reason to Book on FlyFrontier.com

Fares as low as $39* at FlyFrontier.com DENVER, 2013-02-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today announced that, effective immediately, its schedules and fares will no longer be available on Expedia. As always, Frontier’s best fares continue to be found on its website at FlyFrontier.com. When you book at FlyFrontier.com, Frontier guarantees you’ll get the best travel… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines начинает полеты в Грецию

2013-02-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines объявляет об открытии регулярных рейсов из Москвы в столицу Греции – Афины. Новая страна в маршрутной сети S7 Airlines предоставит пассажирам авиакомпании еще больше возможностей для путешествий в Европу. Полеты будут осуществляться с 27 апреля 2013 года с периодичностью два раза в неделю – по средам и субботам. Вылет из московского… Read the full press release

Viva España: Successful take-off for the first airberlin non-stop flight from Berlin to Madrid

The only non-stop service in operation from Berlin-Tegel to Madrid Smooth transfer to onward flights via Berlin connecting Madrid with 16 destinations in Europe 2013-02-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — It was a successful premiere for the first airberlin flight from Berlin-Tegel to Madrid: on 25th February more than 130 flight guests and invited media representatives celebrated the… Read the full press release

Give the Apple of Your Eye the Big Apple with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays

2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are giving Yorkshire customers another chance to grab a bite of the big apple, direct from Leeds Bradford Airport. On sale from today, there are two outbound flights taking off on 5th and 12th December 2013 – perfectly timed to treat a loved one to a pre-Christmas getaway in… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus and JetBlue Airways announce code-share agreement

Agreement includes connecting East Coast flights to/from New York’s JFK and Boston’s Logan International Airport  2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aer Lingus and JetBlue Airways today announced a code-share agreement, expanding the current interline partnership between the carriers’ two networks at New York’s John F. Kennedy International airport as well as Boston’s Logan International airport. The two… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group profitable in difficult environment

Operating profit in 2012 totals 524 million euros / Sale of equity investments lifts net profit to 990 million euros / Executive Board proposes to suspend dividend payment 2013-02-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — According to last year’s preliminary consolidated financial statements, Lufthansa Group posted revenues totalling 30.1 billion euros (+4.9 per cent) and generated an operating profit… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines Provides Travelers with Flexibility Due to Winter Storm

Airline allows passengers to change travel plans and waives change fees for travel to, from or through Chicago Midway, Des Moines, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Omaha, and St. Louis DENVER, 2013-02-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Due to the expected impact of a winter storm, Frontier Airlines has enacted guidelines for travel to, from or through Chicago… Read the full press release

Agoda.com partners with Philippine Airlines to bring great hotel deals to airline customers

2013-02-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has teamed up with Philippine Airlines (PAL) to offer customers of the Philippines’ flagship carrier access to Agoda.com’s inventory of over 100,000 hotels worldwide. As the first and oldest commercial airline in Asia, Philippine Airlines has been carrying people… Read the full press release

Tercera jornada de huelga: se cumplen los servicios mínimos sin incidencias

A las 20:00 habían operado 116 vuelos, todos los previstos a esta hora. Madrid, 2013-02-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — La tercera jornada de huelga en Iberia está transcurriendo sin incidencias en los aeropuertos y cumpliéndose los servicios mínimos. Hasta las 20:00 horas han operado 116 vuelos -el 100% de los previstos a esa hora-, y hoy se espera… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport – Inspired Design: Shaker Furniture from the Benjamin Rose Collection

New exhibition features iconic examples of Shaker furnishings from one of the preeminent private collections of Shaker furniture and crafts in the United States. SAN FRANCISCO, 2013-02-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The most successful of all American communal sects, the Shakers first established societies in New York and New England in the last two decades of the… Read the full press release

easyJet – UK TRAVEL TRENDS FOR 2013 REVEALED

2013-02-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has today revealed the nation’s travel trends for 2013 following a poll with easyJet travellers across the UK. Key findings from the survey: Despite the recession 86% of Britons plan to take two or more overseas breaks in 2013 – up 6% year on year – with… Read the full press release

Eurostar’s Bumper Half Term

Rugby fans boost passenger numbers ahead of the Six Nations clash Extra Eurostar services to meet demand 2013-02-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Eurostar has reported a 6% surge in bookings over the February half term week, compared with the same UK half term holiday last year1. Thousands of Brits are taking the opportunity to enjoy a Winter… Read the full press release

Polish Airlines: The first decision – we fly more frequently across the Atlantic

Warsaw, 2013-02-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, the CEO of LOT Polish Airlines Sebastian Mikosz presented the assumptions of the new stage in the reorganisation process of the Polish air carrier. He presented flagship destinations in the LOT Polish Airlines network as well as changes that are about to take place in the company. “The nearest future… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for January 2013

2013-02-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for January 2013 that show a drop in the number of passengers carried compared to the same month in 2012, alongside a significant year-on-year increase in cargo and mail tonnage. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2,327,071 passengers… Read the full press release

Fly London To Dusseldorf From Just £12.99

RYANAIR’S MONDAY MADNESS! 100,000 seats on over 1,000 European routes in Apr from only £12.99 2013-02-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight (Mon 18 Feb), passengers can fly from London Stansted to Dusseldorf Weeze from just £12.99 in April as part of its weekly ‘Monday Madness’… Read the full press release

lowcostbeds.com joins Travelport Rooms and More™

Langley, UK, 2013-02-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport Rooms and More™ – the industry leading hotel booking engine – has announced the addition of lowcostbeds.com, a major hotel provider, to its accommodation portal. Lowcostbeds.com, the Swiss based hotel provider – a part of the Lowcosttravelgroup – currently operates in 95 countries around the world, with the promise of… Read the full press release

Gulfstream G650 to make Middle Eastern Debut at Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2013

Gulfstream G650 to make Middle Eastern Debut at Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2013 Over 10,000 visitors expected to visit Al Bateen Executive Airport  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2013-02-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), today announced that Gulfstream has selected Abu Dhabi Air Expo to display its G650 aircraft for the first time in… Read the full press release

flydubai launches new Juba route

Airline starts operations to the Republic of South Sudan Dubai, UAE, 2013-02-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — flydubai, Dubai’s innovative airline, has announced operations to Juba, the capital city of the Republic of South Sudan. Commencing on 21 April 2013, flights will operate four times a week between DubaiTerminal 2 and Juba Airport. flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith,… Read the full press release

Jet Airways announces nationwide travel bonanza for guests on the domestic sector with Low Fares

2013-02-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — 20 lakh seats on over 450 daily flights across 57 destinations to go on sale, for a period of six days, effective today, i.e February 19th to 24th,2013 Jet Airways, today announced a bonanza for all its guests travelling on domestic sectors within India, with a nationwide sale of low fares for… Read the full press release

Segunda jornada de huelga: se cumplen los servicios mínimos sin incidencias

Hasta las 08:30, han operado todos los vuelos previstos hasta esa hora. Madrid, 2013-02-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — La segunda jornada de huelga en Iberia se ha iniciado sin incidencias remarcables en los aeropuertos y cumpliéndose los servicios mínimos. A las 8:30 horas de la mañana, ya habían salido todos los vuelos programados hasta esa hora, en concreto,… Read the full press release

JAL Group Airlines Awarded Number One for On-time Arrivals in 2012

TOKYO, 2013-02-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Two JAL Group airlines received the highest recognition for their on-time performance in the calendar year 2012, by an independent aviation performance-tracking company FlightStats. Japan Airlines – the Group’s main operating carrier achieved an on-time arrival rate of 90.35% for its domestic and international flights operated between January and December 2012 and… Read the full press release

First flight from Sofia Airport on the Sofia – London Stansted route

2013-02-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — On Saturday, 16 February 2013, Airbus A320 operated its first flight from Sofia Airport on the new Sofia – London Stansted route. The aircraft of easyJet, the third largest European airline, carried 165 passengers on board to the capital city of the United Kingdom. London Stansted became the third destination of easyJet from Bulgaria, following London Gatwick and Manchester. The airline will operate… Read the full press release

Frontier Announces Nonstop Service From Denver to Eugene and Fresno

Fares as low as $69* each way available at FlyFrontier.com  DENVER, 2013-02-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines announced today that it is launching new seasonal service from its Denver, Colo. (DEN) hub to Eugene, OR (EUG) starting May 16, 2013, and resuming year-round service from Denver (DEN) to Fresno, CA (FAT) starting May 17, 2013. To… Read the full press release