Christchurch Airport welcomed the first China Southern Airlines flight and announced record passenger numbers

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2014-2-4 — / — It’s a red-letter day for Christchurch Airport, with the arrival of the first China Southern Airlines flight and the release of record passenger numbers. The direct flight from Guangzhou brought 228 Chinese visitors to celebrate Chinese New Year in the South Island and marked the first time a Dreamliner has… Read the full press release

The Eastern Iowa Airport ends 2013 with over 1 million total passengers, first time since 2007

Cedar Rapids, IA, US, 2014-2-4 — / — Cedar Rapids, IA: For the first time since 2007, The Eastern Iowa Airport ended the year with a total passenger count over one million at 1,042,291. This is the second highest year ever, just shy of the record set in 2007 of 1,060,120. The month of December brought the… Read the full press release

Air France to install 2,102 new business class seats between 2014 and 2016 on its long-haul fleet

A unique design for more comfort and freedom A fully flat seat bed for perfect sleep Direct aisle access for each passenger A 16-inch (41 cm) high definition touch screen with over 1,000 hours of entertainment Paris, France, 2014-2-4 — / — Air France is continuing its move upmarket and is today unveiling its new Business class… Read the full press release

London Gatwick opens Platform 7 at its Gatwick Airport rail station

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer officially opens the new platform London Gatwick contributed £7.5m to the project which cost £53m in total London Gatwick is already the best connected airport in the UK, serving 129 direct rail destinations Over 13 million air passengers and more than one million commuters use Gatwick station every year Upgrades are… Read the full press release

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett unveils $200 million investment program to repair and upgrade State’s natural treasures

Harrisburg, PA, US, 2014-2-4 — / — Governor Tom Corbett today offered a preview of his 2014-15 budget proposal with an announcement that he is launching Enhance Penn’s Woods, a 2-year, more than $200 million effort to repair and upgrade our natural treasures. The Governor is directing the pooling of resources and dedicating an additional $45 million… Read the full press release

WTTC research shows Travel & Tourism in South Korea to outperform its economy over next ten years

London, UK, 2014-2-4 — / — South Korea needs to continue to focus on policies, which support its Travel & Tourism industry’s excellent growth potential over the next decade. That is according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which has launched new research today. This shows Travel & Tourism offers excellent job and wealth prospects… Read the full press release

José Canales appointed Senior VP Latin America at Swissport International

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2014-2-4 — / — Swissport International (Swissport) today announced the appointment of José Canales as Senior Vice President Latin America (LATAM), effective immediately. In this role José Canales is reporting to Juan José Andres Alvéz, Executive Vice President Europe, Africa & Latin America. In his new position José Canales will be responsible for all ground… Read the full press release

Geneva-based FBO PrivatPort received license to deliver full range of services at Zurich International Airport

Geneva, Switzerland, 2014-2-4 — / — Geneva-based FBO (Fixed Base Operator) PrivatPort, affiliated to Swissport Executive Aviation, received the license to deliver a full range of services at Zurich International Airport as of 1 January 2014. The new FBO license completes the network in Switzerland. Now the business line offers executive aviation assistance at all three main Swiss… Read the full press release

Christoph Horak appointed Country Manager Poland at airberlin

Berlin, Germany, 2014-2-4 — / — Since 1st February 2014, Christoph Horak has been appointed as Country Manager with responsibility for airberlin’s sales activities in Poland. Horak (41) has been the Regional Manager for Slovakia and the Czech Republic since 2012 and is now taking over the important focus market of Poland. He replaces Tamas Hanyi, who… Read the full press release

Germany’s second largest airline airberlin announced new GSA Partnership with World Aviation Group’s Aviation Online Ltd

Berlin, Germany, 2014-2-4 — / — airberlin, Germany’s second largest airline, has retained Aviation Online Ltd, a subsidiary of World Aviation Group, to handle all sales and marketing activities in Malta for flights operated by airberlin and NIKI, the Austrian airline belonging to the airberlin group. Norbert Draskovits, Senior Vice President Sales Scheduled Services at airberlin: “With… Read the full press release