Retro Design pays homage to the airline’s history Singapore, 2012-08-02 — / — As part of its on-going service upgrade initiative unveiled last month, TransAsia Airways today announced the launch of its new uniform, for its over 500 cabin crew and ground staff, including maintenance staff, across all of its domestic and international routes. The new… Read the full press release

All EVA Air and UNI Air’s international flights are operating as normal on Aug.02

2012-08-02 — / — We advise passengers to check the Flight Status page and register for our SMS (Short Message Service) or Flight SMS Alerts for Members for the latest schedules. Our website will contain regular news updates. Those with mobile devices can visit our Mobile Web for constant updates. Flight schedules may change according to the weather. Use EVA Air’s website to stay… Read the full press release

Aberdeen Airport braced for whatever winter holds

2012-08-02 — / — This morning, members of the media were joined by airport management as they were shown exactly what £1.3 million worth of investment looks like. The money has been spent in recent months dramatically upgrading the fleet of vehicles which serves the whole airport campus. It includes everything from an enormous state-of-the-art £700,000… Read the full press release

Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts to Give Away 100 Room Nights Through “Spot the Sun” Social Media Campaign

Facebook Fans Can Win Stays at the Resort of Their Choice NEW YORK, 2012-08-02 — / — Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts is celebrating the summer by giving away 100 free room nights over the next thirty days through the launch of its first-ever “Spot the SunSM” campaign on Facebook. Beginning on August 1, fans of… Read the full press release


Car Rentals Through Alamo and National Provide Asiana Club Miles St. Louis, 2012-08-02 — / — Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental today announced the launch of a partnership with Asiana Airlines. The agreement will immediately allow members of the Asiana Airlines frequent flier program, Asiana Club, to earn hundreds of miles when renting from any participating Alamo Rent… Read the full press release

Snuggle Up To Marriott Comfort At Home – For Less Summer Sale Offers Discounts of 20 percent on Bedding, Mattresses. 2012-08-02 — / — Now you can incorporate the dreamy comfort of Marriott guest rooms into your home for less during’s Summer Sale, which includes savings of 20 percent on all bedding and rarely discounted mattresses. From August 2 – August 15, get everything… Read the full press release

Dragonair Plans to Resume Operation for Taiwan Flights

Hong Kong, 2012-08-02 — / — Dragonair announced that based on the latest weather forecast regarding Typhoon Saola, it plans to resume operation of Taiwan flights from 8:00 pm on 2 August (today). The following flights will depart later today: Flight No. Route Scheduled Departure Time New Departure Time (on 2 August) KA454 From Hong Kong to Kaohsiung 1645 2000 KA450 From Hong… Read the full press release

Dragonair Suspends Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung Operations Today Re-booking / Re-routing Window Extended to 5 August

Hong Kong, 2012-08-02 — / — Dragonair today (Thursday, 2 August) announced that it will suspend all its flight  operations to and from Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung today due to expected severe impact of Typhoon Saola on Taiwan. Passengers whose flights are cancelled are advised not to go to the airport. Dragonair will assist with alternative… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines Results: Operating Loss in the First Half of 2012

• Adjusted operating result of minus EUR 55.2 million, but operating profit of EUR 26.6 million due to one-off effects • Largest domestic airline still in the midst of restructuring • Good passenger figures and restructuring progress are cause for optimism concerning sustainable earnings prospects 2012-08-02 — / — Following an operating result of minus EUR… Read the full press release

Mokulele Airlines Upgrades Service And Reliability

Kailua-Kona, HI, 2012-08-02 — / — Mokulele Airlines, Hawaii’s favorite interisland airline, announced today, it will start giving away free water and cookies on all of its flights as part of a service upgrade.  Each passenger on Mokulele Airlines will receive a free bottle of water, and a locally produced Kona Coffee flavored cookie starting August 3rd 2012…. Read the full press release

Indianapolis Airport Authority appoints Michael Huber senior director of commercial enterprise

INDIANAPOLIS, 2012-08-02 — / — The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) announced today that it has selected Michael Huber to fill the open position of senior director of commercial enterprise. Huber is departing his current role as Indianapolis Deputy Mayor to take the position, which is responsible for managing the Indianapolis International Airport’s (IND) evenuegenerating operations including parking,… Read the full press release

Yorkshire’s Airport Reveals New Departure Lounge

2012-08-02 — / — To mark Yorkshire Day, Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) today, (Wednesday 1st August, 2012), opened its redesigned Yorkshire Premier Lounge. As part of the airport’s £11million terminal development, the award winning departure facility now offers passengers the choice between two separate areas; an exclusive business zone or stylish leisure lounge. Both have been… Read the full press release

SAA introduces a baggage piece concept for all flights

Johannesburg, 2012-08-02 — / — South African Airways (SAA) is introducing a new check-in baggage policy in response to varying customer requirements in each of its markets. The policy aligns with most of the larger Star Alliance member carriers ensuring a transparent and consistent set of rules across SAA and other Star Alliance network. From 5… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics extends tour operator selling solution to connect seven new accommodation suppliers

London, 2012-08-02 — / — Leading travel software provider Dolphin Dynamics has undertaken an intensive development program to integrate new accommodation suppliers into its booking engine during in the first half of 2012. The move has been driven by its growing tour operator customer base that requires access to live inventory to supplement directly contracted inventory… Read the full press release

Nominations open for UNWTO Ulysses and Lifetime Achievement Awards

Madrid, 2012-08-02 — / — Nominations are open for the 2012 UNWTO Awards, recognizing exceptional leaders in the tourism community, as well as the most innovative tourism initiatives. Since 2003, the UNWTO Ulysses Prize and Awards have honored those individuals and tourism initiatives that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of tourism through knowledge creation… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Iceberg Quest

Increased international exposure and more bookings are just two of the benefits of SEC membership for this Newfoundland family-operated business 2012-08-02 — / — Time flies when you’re having tourism fun. It’s been a year since the Canadian Tourism Commission(CTC) launched its groundbreaking Signature Experiences Collection® program. It now has 160-plusmembers under its belt and is going from strength to… Read the full press release

Slowing Passenger Growth Trend Continues – Cargo Markets Remain Weak

Geneva, 2012-08-02 — / — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for June showing a continued slowing of growth in the demand for air transport. This is in line with weakness in business and consumer confidence. Year-on-year, demand for air travel in June expanded by 6.2%. Capacity grew by a much more cautious… Read the full press release

Ninety-six WWII Veterans visit Memorial in Washington, D.C. with Honor Flight Chicago

CHICAGO, 2012-08-02 — / — This morning, 96 World War II veterans from the Chicago area received a special morning send-off celebration at Midway International Airport prior to their departure to Washington, D.C. for a day trip to visit the WWII Memorial. Army Ranger Bob Roenna and Honor Flight Chicago Secretary Read Boeckel While in the nation’s capital today, the veterans will experience a… Read the full press release

Lufthansa brings first-ever Airbus A380 to Texas; Mayor Parker, airport and airline officials to welcome inaugural flight to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Daily A380 service between Houston and Frankfurt begins today – Upgrades to airport’s runway and terminal accommodate world’s largest passenger aircraft 2012-08-02 — / — Today, Lufthansa will be the first airline to introduce the Airbus A380, the world’s most technologically-advanced and largest passenger aircraft, to the Lone Star State. To commemorate this historic occasion, Mayor… Read the full press release

TSA Pre-Check Program Expanded at O’Hare to Delta, US Airways passengers

CHICAGO, 2012-08-02 — / — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has expanded its Pre-Check program at O’Hare International Airport to US Airways and Delta Air Lines passengers in O’Hare’s Terminal 2. US Airways and Delta Air Lines passengers can now take advantage of TSA’s Pre-Check pre-screening program at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. TSA’s Pre-Check is a pre-screening process for select frequent flyers who, if… Read the full press release

O.R. Tambo International Airport introduces new breed to its Bird Strike Avoidance Programme

2012-08-02 — / — In an initiative that has never been done at any other airport in the world before, Africa’s hub airport, O.R. Tambo International, has successfully introduced and implemented a new breed of dog to its Bird Strike Avoidance Programme. Border Collies have been used at O.R. Tambo International Airport for the past 10… Read the full press release

Think you can pull 90 tons? Sign up for the Fourth Annual Special Olympics Illinois Plane Pull at O’Hare

CHICAGO, Illinois – 2012-08-02 — / — On Saturday, September 15, Special Olympics Illinois will pit teams of 20 men and women against each other as they play tug-of-war with an Airbus 300 aircraft weighing more than 198,000 pounds. You’ve got to see it to believe it! Check out the YouTube video that tells the story of the Plane Pull… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces Sale of Common Stock by Oaktree

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2012-08-02 — / — Spirit Airlines, Inc. (Nasdaq:SAVE) announced today the public offering of 9,394,927 shares of common stock by certain existing stockholders affiliated with Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”). Upon completion of the offering, investment funds affiliated with Oaktree will own no shares of common stock of Spirit Airlines. The company will not… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific plans to resume operation for Taipei flights

2012-08-02 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that based on the latest weather forecast regarding Typhoon Saola, it plans to resume operation of Taipei flights from 10:00pm on 2 August. The following flights originally scheduled to depart today have been delayed to tomorrow (3 August): Flight No Route Scheduled Dep Time New Dep time (3… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces New Nonstop Route Between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport And Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

Airline Celebrates New Service with a $139 One-way Sale DALLAS, 2012-08-02 — / — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today it will begin service between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) with two daily nonstop roundtrip flights starting Sept. 30, 2012. To celebrate the new route, the carrier also announced a… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific suspends Taipei operations for today, rebooking/rerouting window extended to 5 August

2012-08-02 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Thursday, 2 August) announced that it will suspend all its Taipei flight operations today due to expected severe impact of Typhoon Saola on Taipei. Passengers whose flights are cancelled are advised not to go to the airport. Cathay Pacific will assist with alternative arrangements for affected passengers and… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Games media update – Thursday 2 August

2012-08-02 — / — A busy day at the airport with 218, 571 passengers expected in the terminals – 105,873 of which are arrivals. Over 500 members of the Games Family* are expected to arrive at Heathrow today, with around 450 departing. A busy day at the airport with 218, 571 passengers expected in the terminals… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific suspends Taipei operations until at least midday on Thursday

2012-08-02 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Wednesday, 1 August) announced that it will suspend its Taipei flight operations from 06:00pm today until at least 12:00 noon on 2 August due to the forecasted adverse weather as a result of Typhoon Saola. The last flight scheduled to depart Hong Kong today is CX510 and the… Read the full press release

airberlin Modernises Container Fleet

First environmentally-friendly lightweight containers in operation Emission reduction of 1,100 tonnes per year expected 2012-08-02 — / — airberlin is modernising its container fleet and will be utilising lightweight containers to transport freight and baggage for the first time. Over 750 will be successively changed to lightweight units. Their use reduces the actual flight weight by… Read the full press release

The Lufthansa Group reports upward trend in earnings in the second quarter

Group earns operating profit in the second quarter and reduces its operating loss for the half-year to EUR 20m / Forecast for 2012 confirmed: operating profit in the medium three-figure million euro range 2012-08-02 — / — Deutsche Lufthansa AG reported an upward trend in earnings performance in the second quarter of this year. In the… Read the full press release