San Francisco International Airport Commission’s New Rescue Facility

Response Time for Water Rescues to be reduced by 80% SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-08-09 — / — Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined San Francisco International Airport Director John L. Martin and San Francisco Fire Department Chief Joanne Hayes-White and formally opened the Airport’s new Marine Emergency Response Facility (MERF).  The new facility, the first of its kind… Read the full press release

Indy Jet’s first annual fly–in

Join Indy Jet at the Indianapolis Regional Airport Saturday, Sept. 8 from INDIANAPOLIS, 2012-08-09 — / — The Experimental Aircraft Association, chapter 1121, will sponsor an eggs, bacon, sausage, and waffle breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. for $5, while the Hancock County Historical Society will serve a “milkcan” lunch from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m…. Read the full press release

SFO to Open Water Rescue Facility

Mayor Edwin M. Lee to Join Airport Director and SFFD Chief to Formally Open Facility SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-08-09 — / — Mayor Edwin M. Lee will join Airport Director John L. Martin and San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White to formally open SFO’s new Marine Emergency Response Facility, the first of its kind for any Airport on… Read the full press release


2012-08-09 — / — Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners today adopted a significantly improved Certified Service Provider Program (CSPP) that establishes minimum requirements for companies that provide certain services to airlines, airline consortiums, or other aviation tenants at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The program identifies and establishes minimum equipment and training standards for service… Read the full press release


The New Zealand Airports Association has a new Chair. 2012-08-09 — / — Jim Boult, the Chief Executive of Christchurch International Airport, has been appointed to the role.  His tenure will commence on 1 August 2012 for the next 16 months. Mr Boult says airports are facing a number of important challenges. “On top of the… Read the full press release


2012-08-09 — / — Effective midnight Tuesday, August 8, 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is suspending use of Opposite Direction Runway Operations at all applicable airports throughout the United States.  The FAA Air Traffic Control Tower at LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) notified airport management this afternoon that this suspension will include ONT’s nighttime Contra-flow Operations.  This… Read the full press release


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012 NEW QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT DEPARTURE FACILITY OPEN FOR BUSINESS 2012-08-09 — / — Queenstown Airport’s new terminal expansion, which will double the international and domestic departure facilities, will be open for business tomorrow. The increased departure facilities are part of Project 2012, a $4.2 million extension plan undertaken to help meet the demands… Read the full press release


2012-08-09 — / — Chief Executive Jim Boult says the team at Christchurch Airport looks forward to a new central city which he believes will be the envy of similar sized cities throughout the world. “We applaud this eagerly awaited plan for the recovery of central Christchurch,” says Mr Boult. “The process behind the plan has… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport: All development commitments fulfilled

2012-08-09 — / — Exactly 264,842,374 euros. This is the accumulated value of all development commitments fulfilled by Budapest Airport as part of the Privatization Agreement, exceeding the 260.6 million euro limit set by the agreement. Budapest Airport has filed an audited Progress Report about all the developments with MNV, the Hungarian National Asset Management Company,… Read the full press release

Dreams Become Destinations Rotating Routes for 1st Ethiopian Dreamliner

2012-08-09 — / — Ethiopian Airlines, which will be the first airline in the world outside Japan to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, is pleased to announce rotating destinations, primarily in Africa, for its 1 st Dreamliner. The 1st Ethiopian Dreamliner will touch down in Addis Ababa at Bole International Airport on 17 August 2012. The first… Read the full press release

PATA Connects Industry Leaders and Youth at PATA Youth Forum

Bangkok, 2012-08-09 — / —  The Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA) Education and Training Committee, Taylor’s University and Lyceum of the Philippines University will organise the Manila Youth Forum on Thursday, September 27, 0900-1500, at Lyceum of the Philippines University as part of PATA Travel Mart 2012 (PTM2012), September 25-28, at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, Philippines. The PATA 2012 Manila… Read the full press release

Istanbul on the Rise: Travel + Leisure Names Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet #1 Small City Hotel in Europe in Annual World’s Best Awards

Sister hotels in Istanbul continue to receive accolades from travellers and industry experts around the world. Istanbul at Sultanahmet, Turkey, 2012-08-09 — / — Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet was named the #1 Small City Hotel in Europe in Travel + Leisure’s prestigious 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ poll. The Hotel is set in the heart of Sultanahmet, less than… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Now Accepting Applications From Hospitals And Charities To Participate In 2013 Medical Transportation Grant Program

Airline Continues Providing Much-Needed Travel Assistance of More Than $2.4 Million in 2012 Additional Information: Dear World Photos DALLAS – 2012-08-09 — / —  Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced a call for applications from hospitals and medical transportation charities across the nation to participate in the carrier’s 2013 Medical Transportation Grant Program. Southwest seeks to… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Resumed Scheduled Services to and from Shanghai

2012-08-09 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Thursday, 9 August) announced that it has resumed scheduled operations to and from Shanghai since the weather is improving and wind speeds are within operational limits. Cathay Pacific is operating a full schedule of flights to and from Shanghai today. However, minor delays are expected due to the… Read the full press release

airberlin continues to increase revenue

· CEO Mehdorn: airberlin is on the right track · Efficiency programme “Shape & Size” reduces impact of external costs · Revenue increase despite capacity reduction 2012-08-09 — / — In the second quarter of 2012, airberlin once again increased its revenue. Revenue was up 1.7 per cent to 1.135 billion euros despite a capacity reduction… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines abre Centro de Reservaciones en Colombia

Miramar, Florida, 2012-08-09 — / — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) se complace en anunciar la apertura de su centro de reservaciones en Colombia el cual estará dedicado para asistir a sus apreciables clientes. La línea gratuita de atención al cliente disponible las 24 horas en Colombia es el: Toll Free: 018000 939 939 En Armenia: 576-7497244… Read the full press release

New, Larger Duty-Free Store Brings More Luxury Shopping to O’Hare’s International Terminal

CHICAGO, 2012-08-09 — / — Westfield Concession Management has unveiled a new duty-free store in Chicago O’Hare International Airport‘s International Terminal 5. Conveniently located in the center of the concourse past the security checkpoint, the open and airy 3,400-square-foot Dufry store provides international travelers with new luxury offerings that include a larger selection of specialty foods, liquor, perfume and beauty… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas Raises Money for Cancer Care and Research In Southern Nevada with 13th Annual Seasons 4 A Cure 5K Run, October 7, 2012

Proceeds benefit UC San Diego Nevada Cancer Institute; raffle prizes include dinners, shows, entertainment and Four Seasons stays Las Vegas, U.S.A., 2012-08-09 — / — Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas continues to make strides in the fight against cancer. The Hotel’s 13th Annual Seasons 4 a Cure Cancer Run & Fun Walk will be held Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the campus… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Opens Reservations Call Center in Colombia

Miramar, Florida, 2012-08-09 — / — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) has opened a reservations call center in Colombia dedicated to assisting its valued customers traveling to and from the country. Customers in Colombia may contact Spirit’s new reservations call center at: Toll Free: 018000 939 939 From Armenia: 576-7497244 From Barranquilla: 575-3616061 From Bogota: 571-4930910 From Cartagena:… Read the full press release


Leading regional airline makes online booking available in four languages 2012-08-09 — / — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has launched its first mobile website optimised for a wide variety of devices including iPhone, Blackberry, Windows 7 and Android that is currently available in four languages namely English, Finnish, French and German. It offers customers the… Read the full press release


2012-08-09 — / — Mr Wu, an athlete who competed in the 1948 London Games for China, has been flown in to London for the Olympic Games by British Airways. Thought to be the oldest Olympian to arrive from overseas for the London Games, the 88 year old former basketball player was brought in especially to… Read the full press release

Marriott International Declares Cash Dividend

Bethesda, Md. – 2012-08-09 — / — Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of thirteen cents ($0.13) per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on September 14, 2012 to shareholders of record on August 23, 2012. Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company… Read the full press release

Frontier Announces Nonstop Service Between Denver and Fargo Beginning Nov. 16

Nonstop fares starting at $99* each way available until Saturday only at DENVER, 2012-08-09 — / — Frontier Airlines today announced new nonstop service between its Denver, Colo. (DEN), hub and Fargo, N.D. (FAR), with three weekly nonstop flights beginning on Nov. 16, 2012. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering fares as low as… Read the full press release

Main Olympics airspace restrictions coming to an end on 15/16 August, but some restrictions remain

2012-08-09 — / — The main airspace security arrangements covering the London Olympics are scheduled to be withdrawn at midnight on 15/16 August. However, a smaller set of restrictions will remain to protect the main Paralympics sites and various shorter-term airspace restrictions will cover other venues. Airspace users are also asked to be prepared for the… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Experience PEI.

With more than 30 products on offer, this small Prince Edward Island business offers travellers a glimpse into the real Canada 2012-08-09 — / — If you’re still learning your tourism ABCs, then E is for experience. It’s at the heart of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) Signature Experiences Collection® (SEC) program. Now into its second year and with… Read the full press release

LOT signs full content agreement with Travelport

Secures full content for agents in Poland and beyond Langley, 2012-08-09 — / — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, and LOT Polish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Poland, have announced a new global full content agreement. The new multi-year deal secures full access to all of LOT’s fares, seat availability and… Read the full press release

Carbon dioxide emissions declining at Helsinki Airport

2012-08-09 — / — The Finnish Airport Operator, Finavia Corp., is developing the eco-efficient operations of its airports. This also refers to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. Emissions caused by Finavia’s largest airport, Helsinki Airport, clearly declined in 2011. As a result, the airport was accepted into the second level of the international Airport Carbon… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Games media update – Thursday 9th August

2012-08-09 — / — Heathrow is expecting 213,537 passengers today – 109,783 of which are departures. More than 1000 members of the Games Family* are expected to leave from the airport, with around 70 arriving. Heathrow is expecting 213,537 passengers today – 109,783 of which are departures. More than 1000 members of the Games Family* are… Read the full press release