Kenya Airways Receives First Fully Owned cargo aircraft

2013-04-12 — / — Kenya Airways on Thursday received its first fully owned cargo aircraft to tap into the growing cargo freighting business in Africa. The new freighter jet, Boeing B737-300, has a cargo capacity of 20 metric tons. It is the first of four passenger aircraft owned by the airline which were identified for conversion… Read the full press release

Skybus – Land’s End Airport – transfer of flights

2013-04-12 — / —  Please be informed that Skybus have this morning closed Lands End Airport and will be transferring all flights to and from the Isles of Scilly to Newquay Cornwall Airport until Monday 15th April 2013 inclusive. This decision follows periods of prolonged heavy rain and takes into account the weather warnings for the… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines A320 Clear Out

Weight reduction results in savings of over EUR 100,000 per year Austrian Airlines clears out an entire Airbus 320 Savings of about 375t of Co₂ emissions p.a. 2013-04-12 — / — The fuel price is one of the biggest cost factors for an airline. At Austrian Airlines fuel comprises about one quarter of total costs. For… Read the full press release

Brand New A320 Aircraft “N.Basov” Was Set In Operation By Aeroflot

MOSCOW, 2013-04-12 — / — On April 11, 2013 Aeroflot took delivery of A320 airplane made by Airbus. The aircraft is named in honor of Nicolay G. Basov, Russian physicist awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1964 for fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics. Now the Aeroflot fleet counts 83 A319/320/321 aircraft with the average airplane age of five years. All Airbus aircraft are received by Aeroflot directly… Read the full press release

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol voted Europe’s best airport At the Skytrax World Airport Awards

Schiphol ranks among Top 3 airports worldwide 2013-04-12 — / — At the Skytrax World Airport Awards held at Passenger Terminal Expo in Geneva, passengers once again proclaimed Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Europe’s best airport, marking the second year running that Schiphol has received this prestigious award. Schiphol also climbed one spot to 3rd place on the ranking… Read the full press release

Celebrate Mother’s Day with an Elaborate Brunch at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Enjoy a cornucopia of traditional fare, as well as the new vegan and gluten free stations. 2013-04-12 — / — This Mother’s Day, celebrate with an elegant brunch at Four SeasonsHotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Executive Chef Ashley James is preparing an elaborate brunch display with an assortment of stations including the farmers market salad, sushi and seafood,… Read the full press release

Bridge rehabilitation near Kansas City International Airport

2013-04-12 — / — Bridge Rehabilitations on I-29 and I-435 near KCI Begin Sunday, April 14Bridge rehabilitation to prolong the life of several structures in the Northland begins in April, requiring the Missouri Department of Transportation to temporarily close each structure. Some of this work and other improvements are near Kansas City International Airport. Travelers should… Read the full press release

Media Were Invited On A “Hard Hat” Tour Of Replacement Central Utility Plant, Showcases Modern, Energy-Efficient Equipment In The Heart Of Lax

Los Angeles, California, 2013-04-12 — / —  Members of the media were invited today (April 11, 2013) to join airport officials on a construction “hard hat” tour of the $438-million replacement Central Utility Plant (CUP) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  The new modern, state-of-the-art, energy-efficient, computer-managed utility plant will provide the heating and energy needs of the new,… Read the full press release

Passenger traffic increase at London Gatwick

2013-04-12 — / — Passenger traffic increase at London Gatwick Passenger traffic up by 2.5% compared with March 2012 Traffic for the 12 months ended 31 March 2013 increased by 1.2% taking the total annual passenger numbers to 34.2 million   March 2013 traffic performance summary   Month Moving Annual Total Growth Apr-12 Apr-11 Growth Mar-13… Read the full press release

GBTA Addresses Administration’s Budget Proposal

Applauds NextGen Investments and Trusted Traveler Programs  Increased Taxes and Fees Will Have Negative Impact on Economy Alexandria, VA, 2013-04-12 — / — The following statement is attributable to Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO, following the Obama Administration’s fiscal year 2014 budget. The President’s budget request addresses several priorities of importance to a critical… Read the full press release

IATA announces organizational restructuring to even better address the needs of its 240 member airlines

Geneva, 2013-04-12 — / — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an organizational restructuring of its main divisions and regional operations to even better address the needs of its 240 member airlines. Senior management changes were also announced to support the new structure. All changes will take effect from 1 July 2013. A key guiding… Read the full press release

Guevara and Boyce will be keynote speakers of the 2013 PATA Annual Summit

Bangkok, 2013-04-12 — / — Former Secretary of Tourism, Mexico and G20 pioneer, Ms Gloria Guevara and President of Boeing Southeast Asia and former US Ambassador to Thailand, Mr Ralph ‘Skip’ Boyce, will be keynote speakers of the 2013 PATA Annual Summit in Bangkok April 26. With other world tourism industry leaders such as Taleb Rifai,… Read the full press release

Classic Vacations appoints Greg Bernd as Vice-Chairman of Industry Relations

New role will focus on strengthening industry partnerships SAN JOSE, 2013-04-12 — / — Classic Vacations, a top travel luxury wholesaler, announced today that Greg Bernd will assume the position of Vice-Chairman, Industry Relations. In this new role, Bernd will focus exclusively on strengthening industry partnerships and developing new relationships in the ever-changing travel landscape. Bernd… Read the full press release

Cape Town International Airport awarded the Best Airport in Africa and the Best Airport in Africa for Staff Service Excellence

2013-04-12 — / — Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town International Airport has once again been awarded the Best Airport in Africa and the Best Airport in Africa for Staff Service Excellence this time at the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards held last night.  The announcement comes weeks after having been awarded the Best Airport in Africa… Read the full press release

Executive Chef Savas Aydemir Presents New Spring/Summer Menus at Seasons Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet

Talented chef renews lunch and dinner menus, blending the freshest products from different regions of Turkey with international inspirations. 2013-04-12 — / — Within its charming and cozy courtyard, Seasons Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet offers dishes emphasizing the original rich and local flavours of Turkish cuisine and the Mediterranean. In his new summer menus, Executive… Read the full press release

Sofia Airport Summer Schedule `2013 including 43 direct flights

2013-04-12 — / — In summer `2013 Sofia Airport’s schedule provides convenient direct flights to 43 destinations from Sofia to other European capital cities and international airports. 19 airlines operate flights on these destinations, most of the flights being operated on daily basis. During the period of Summer Schedule 2013, from 31 March to 27 October, it is expected that9 700 passenger aircraft… Read the full press release