Covered play paradise with panoramic view: Playport Dresden opens at the airport on 1 September

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dresden Airport is breathing new life into its former Terminal 2: Playport Dresden, Saxony’s most exciting indoor playground, opens there on 1 September. Operators Anke and Mario Otto have created around 2000 square metres of brightly coloured, air-conditioned adventure playground fun with a panoramic view of planes taking off and landing. Attractions… Read the full press release

Aerolineas Argentinas inaugurates its flights to Rio Hondo hot springs

Buenos Aires, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Last Friday the President of Aerolineas Argentinas, Mariano Recalde, inaugurated the new route to Rio Hondo Hot Springs in Santiago del Estero, this will be the 34th destination for the flag carrier in all of the country. The International Airport at Rio Hondo Hot Springs was inaugurated on the 24th of… Read the full press release

Авиакомпании oneworld принимают участие в благотворительной акции

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Менеджер авиакомпании British Airways и статусный участник программы лояльности авиакомпании планируют совершить кругосветное путешествие менее чем за семь дней на рейсах авиакомпаний альянса oneworld, привлекая тем самым внимание к проблемам нуждающихся детей. Собранные средства будут направлены в совместную программу British Airways и фонда Comic Relief UK – Flying Start, в рамках которой оказывается… Read the full press release

Strictly Wheels cha cha cha, all the way to check-in

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Customers checking in for British Airways flights at Manchester airport this morning (Wednesday 29th August) found themselves in the middle of a dancefloor, as Strictly Wheels performed sambas, rumbas and cha-cha chas in the departure hall. Paula Molton and Gary Lyness (who are from Manchester) were last seen performing on ITV’s Britain’s… Read the full press release

CAA publishes prosecutions data for 2011 /12

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published its log of prosecutions for the year 2011/12, including details of the offences prosecuted, pleas and penalties imposed by the courts. In total during the year, the CAA undertook 16 prosecutions, resulting in fines totally in £20,050. The most common types of offences… Read the full press release

PASSENGER NUMBERS SOAR ON EASYJET’S BUSIEST DAY

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline has announced that a record breaking number of passengers will be boarding its aircraft today. Over 200,000 passengers will be flying easyJet on its busiest day of the year so far as they head to popular destinations such as Faro, Barcelona and Milan. As the night’s draw… Read the full press release

«S7 Приоритет» и «Связной-Клуб» объявляют о старте совместного проекта

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines и бонусная программа «Связной-Клуб» запустили совместный проект, в рамках которого участники программы для часто летающих пассажиров «S7 Приоритет» могут получать мили в обмен на баллы, накопленные в программе «Связной-Клуб». Бонусная программа «Связной-Клуб» позволяет ее участникам получать баллы, совершая покупки и пользуясь услугами партнеров ― крупных торговых сетей, ведущих интернет-магазинов, кафе,… Read the full press release

RYANAIR INTENDS TO RE-BID FOR AER LINGUS IF THE EC GRANTS PHASE II APPROVAL

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following today’s (29 Aug) decision of the European Commission to refer the acquisition of Aer Lingus to Phase II, Ryanair’s Offer lapses, in accordance with the Takeover Rules, with immediate effect, and all acceptances of the Offer to date are void. Ryanair intends to re-bid for Aer Lingus if the European Commission… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation REMINDER – CDA Concessions Open House on August 30, 2012

CHICAGO, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Online registration for the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Concessions Open House will close tomorrow, Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 4 p.m. The Concessions Open House is an event for operators interested in responding to an upcoming RFP relating to food and beverage concessions at O’Hare International Airport. Concession categories include: Quick service restaurant, casual dining with… Read the full press release

airberlin and NIKI expand codeshare agreement with S7 Airlines

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin and NIKI are expanding their existing codeshare agreement with their Russian oneworld® partner, S7 Airlines. Since 2009 airberlin, NIKI and S7 Airlines have been operating codeshare flights connecting cities such as Dusseldorf, Berlin, Frankfurt and Vienna with Moscow, and Berlin with Kaliningrad. The flights offered under this agreement are now being expanded… Read the full press release

Aviation Security Officers Graduate from Chicago Police Department Academy

Aviation Security Officers Graduate from Chicago Police Department Academy

CHICAGO, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) congratulates 10 Aviation Security Officers (ASO) who graduated from the Chicago Police Academy today as part of a Metropolitan Recruit ceremony for two classes of officers. The 10 ASOs are part of a group of 13 Aviation Security Officers who were hired in May to fill vacancies at O’Hare… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Daily Service Between Portland, Ore., and Reagan Washington National Airport

Six World War II veterans onboard first flight to visit national WWII Memorial SEATTLE, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines and the Port of Portland today inaugurated new nonstop service between Portland, Ore., and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington. D.C. Elected officials from Washington and Oregon joined in a patriotic send-off for passengers onboard… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces New Service Between Portland, Oregon and San Diego, California

Daily Nonstop Service Starts November 8, 2012 Miramar, Florida, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced it is adding daily nonstop service between Portland International Airport and San Diego International Airport starting November 8, 2012. Customers can check out the insanely low fares offered every day at www.spirit.com and also sign up to receive alerts… Read the full press release

airberlin: Beate Kassner strengthens tourism department

New Vice President Sales Projects Touristic 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — As per 1st November 2012 Beate Kassner will be strengthening the Sales Touristic department at airberlin. As Vice President she will be responsible for Sales Projects Touristic in the Sales Touristic Services department headed by Senior Vice President Detlef Altmann. After graduating in Business Administration, Beate… Read the full press release

RYANAIR OPENS 2 NEW MANCHESTER ROUTES TO GDANSK AND RIGA

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Britain’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (28 Aug) announced two new winter routes from Manchester to Gdansk and Riga, (from Nov 2012), as Ryanair expands its winter Manchester schedule to 18 routes, which will deliver over 1.3m passengers p.a., sustaining 1,300* “on site” jobs at Manchester Airport. Ryanair celebrated its 2… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces New Service Between Denver and Phoenix/Mesa

Daily Nonstop Service Starts October 4, 2012 Miramar, Florida, 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced it is adding daily nonstop service between Denver International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport starting October 4, 2012. Customers can check out the insanely low fares offered every day at www.spirit.com and also sign up to receive alerts on… Read the full press release

Arik Air adds Lagos-Douala to route network

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest commercial carrier is to begin scheduled commercial services between Lagos, Nigeria and Douala, Cameroon. The first commercial flight on the new route will be held on Thursday August 30 and subsequently operate three times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — The outbound flight will depart… Read the full press release

Jet Airways and ICICI bank launch co-branded credit cards

Exclusive travel and lifestyle benefits await the country’s frequent flyers MUMBAI, 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline and ICICI Bank Ltd., India’s largest private sector bank, today announced the launch of the “Jet Airways ICICI Bank Credit Cards”, a suite of co-branded cards offering exceptional value to JetPrivilege members and the country’s… Read the full press release

LOS ANGELES AIRPORT POLICE OFFICERS HONORED AT LOS ANGELES DODGERS FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION DAY

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Los Angeles Dodgers Community Partnerships will honor Los Angeles Airport Police along with other local law enforcement and fire department 2011 Medals and Commendation recipients, at the Los Angeles Dodgers First Responders Appreciation Day. Los Angeles Airport Police Division honorees participating in the event during the Dodgers and… Read the full press release

TRAFFIC ADVISORY – PARTIAL CLOSURE OF LINCOLN BOULEVARD AT LAX SCHEDULED

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has informed Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) officials of the closure of Lincoln Boulevard (SR-1) from Sepulveda Boulevard to McConnell Avenue beginning Monday, August 27 through Friday, August 31 as part of a pavement rehabilitation project. Caltrans work aims to enhance safety and mobility… Read the full press release

Ethiopian to Launch Flights to Kuala Lumpur

2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it will commence scheduled thrice weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur on October 31, 2012, via Bangkok. Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia and dubbed the Garden City of Lights, is renowned for its numerous tourist attractions, which include the… Read the full press release

JAL Group Monthly Traffic Data – July 2012

2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — JAL Group Monthly Traffic Data – July 2012. 1.1) JAL Group International Passenger Traffic Data – FY2012 1.2) Month International Passenger Route Traffic Data – July 2012 2) JAL Group Total Domestic Passenger Traffic – FY2012 3) JAL Group Cargo Traffic Data – FY2012 4) Monthly JAL Group Flight Operation Data –… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific opens new lounge in Paris

Cathay Pacific’s new First and Business Class Lounge at Paris Charles De Gaulle (Roissy) Airport offers enhanced comfort and convenience for passengers departing from Paris.

2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific today announced the opening of a new First and Business Class Lounge for passengers travelling out of Paris Charles De Gaulle (Roissy) Airport.  The lounge, located in the new connecting building between Terminal 2A and 2C on Level 2, has an area of more than 600 square metres and can… Read the full press release

Olympic ‘Memory Tree’ digitised for everyone to visit

2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — A ‘memory tree’ used by Olympic athletes to record their favourite memory of London 2012 is now available online for everyone to browse. · Tree used by Olympians to record their memories of London · Memory tree was in place at Heathrow’s temporary Games Terminal · More than a hundred messages scanned… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Midday Update on Operational Impact of Isaac

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — As of 1pm CDT today, Southwest Airlines canceled 13 flights and AirTran canceled 22 flights due to Tropical Storm Isaac. The Florida airports affected by cancelations are Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, West Palm Beach, and Key West. Key West Airport made the decision to close until tomorrow. Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces Fares And Flights To Branson, Missouri

Southwest Airlines Opens Flight Schedule through April 12, 2013 DALLAS – 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today the carrier will add a 79th destination to its route map with service to Branson, Missouri, beginning in March 2013. Southwest starts service in Branson on March 9, 2013, with daily flights offering nonstop service to… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Flight Operations to and from Seoul Tomorrow Affected by Severe Typhoon Bolaven

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Monday, 27 August) announced that based on the latest forecast for Severe Typhoon Bolaven, two flights to and from Seoul on Tuesday will be cancelled. Details of the flights cancelled are as follows: Flight No. Route Scheduled Departure Time (Local Time)   CX434 From Hong Kong to Seoul… Read the full press release

airberlin: new department Guest Experience strengthens the product

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin has restructured its “Guest Experience” department to deal with all aspects of its product. From now on the new team will steer and develop the airberlin product range centrally and thus realise synergies within the company. Thomas Ney, Executive Vice President Guest Experience at airberlin, together with his team of colleagues,… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines Issues Travel Advisory for Customers Impacted by Tropical Storm Isaac

Airline allows passengers to change travel plans and waive change fees for travel to, from and through New Orleans DENVER, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Due to the projected impact of Tropical Storm Isaac in New Orleans and nearby areas, Frontier Airlines today enacted a flexible policy for travel to, from or through New Orleans, La. This… Read the full press release