airberlin: Increased year-to-year capacity utilization

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — For the first seven months of 2012, airberlin was able to increase its capacity utilization by 1.5% over the corresponding period of the previous year. In the context of the “Shape & Size” efficiency-increasing program, airberlin, Germany’s second-largest airline company, reduced its capacity to 24,430,737 seats, which corresponds to an overall reduction… Read the full press release

RYANAIR WARNS CHARITIES OF 10TH AUGUST CALENDAR DEADLINE

100,000 REASONS NOT TO MISS FRIDAY’S DEADLINE 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (7 Aug) warned charities that applications for Ryanair’s 2013 Cabin Crew Charity Calendar partnership must be submitted by 5pm (GMT) on Friday – 10th Aug. With just three days to the application deadline, Ryanair has received over 200 applications from… Read the full press release

Frontier Announces Nonstop Service Between Orlando and Greensboro Beginning Nov. 17

Nonstop fares starting at $59 available until Saturday only at FrontierAirlines.com DENVER, August, 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today announced new nonstop service between Orlando, Fla. (MCO), and Greensboro, N.C. (GSO), with three weekly nonstop flights beginning on Nov. 17, 2012. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering fares as low as $59* each… Read the full press release

Major systems upgrade to usher in EASA pilot licences – disruption to normal CAA services expected

2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — The processing of personnel licence and rating applications will be affected by a major IT systems upgrade, taking place ahead of the introduction of EASA pilot licences on 17 September, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced today. The CAA’s Licensing and Medical Departments will be unable to process any applications on… Read the full press release

Delta Air Lines to sell Economy Comfort seats through Amadeus

Expanded partnership includes access to the carrier’s premium economy seats with more leg room Madrid, Spain, 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), and Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, announced today they have expanded their commercial relationship to enable the sale of Economy… Read the full press release

Oman Air Renews Sabre Reservations Technology Agreement

2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oman Air has renewed its reservations technology agreement with Sabre Airline Solutions. The multi-year agreement extends a long and established partnership between Oman Air and Sabre for the technology driving the airline’s growth and improvements across all its customer-focused operations. Maher Koubaa, Sabre Airline Solutions’ vice president for the Middle East and… Read the full press release

Travelport signs full content agreement with Air China

Hong Kong, 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today announced a new multi-year global full content agreement with Air China. The agreement commences this month and ensures Galileo, Apollo and Worldspan travel agency customers worldwide will continue to have full access to the airlines’ fares and inventories. As part… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Games media update – Tuesday 7th August

2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 209,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 108,000 of which are departures. More than 800 members of the Games Family* are expected to leave from Heathrow today, with around 250 arriving. Some rain expected this afternoon and evening, with gusting winds which could affect operations…. Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines to begin offering passenger service at Gateway Airport

Nonstop daily service to Denver International 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines has announced that it will begin daily non-stop service between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Denver International Airport Nov. 15.  Frontier will be the third airline to service Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and the first to carry daily daytime service to a major metropolitan airport and… Read the full press release

Fly Frontier Nonstop Between Phoenix-Mesa and Denver

Fares starting at $69 each way (all inclusive) available until Saturday only at FrontierAirlines.com DENVER, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today announced new nonstop service between its Denver, Colo. (DEN), hub and Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz. (AZA), with daily nonstop flights beginning on Nov. 15, 2012. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering fares as low as… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company Hosts Gergaon Celebrations at Bahrain International Airport

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) organized a Gergaon night at the Bahrain International Airport on August 2, 2012 as part of the company’s dedication toward celebrating the local culture with passengers. The event was organized in the departures area and attended by representatives from the management team as they shared this traditional moment… Read the full press release

Luggage Safety is a Matter of Technical Performance. A New Exclusive Service for Passengers at Sheremetyevo Airport

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport launches an innovative service to protect air travelers’ personal belongings. This exclusive service for air passengers has been developed in cooperation with mySafety — one of the world’s leading companies in the field of protecting customers’ personal belongings. The customer’s property (documents, digital devices, luggage, etc.) is provided with special safety stickers and labels with unique serial… Read the full press release

LAX CRIME TASK FORCE ARRESTS COMMERCIAL BURGLARY SUSPECT

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Los Angeles Airport Police and Los Angeles Police Department Joint Crime Task Force (LAX-CTF) arrested a burglary suspect for stealing luggage at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), after they received a tip and established a surveillance team in the airport parking structures. The suspect, 54-year-old Hawthorne resident Fidel Enrique Fleites,… Read the full press release

Ethiopian to Receive 3rd B787 Ever Manufactured

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it will take delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on August 14, 2012, in Seattle, Washington. Ethiopian is proud to be the first airline from Africa, Europe, Americas and Middle East to take delivery of the Dreamliner, and… Read the full press release

Update: Overnight Effort Resolves Issue Causing Multiple Bookings in Error

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The overwhelming response from Customers who took advantage of our August 3 limited time offer created website performance issues at various times during the weekend. Our Employees worked tirelessly to resolve the issue and have confirmed that the duplications are no longer occurring. By initiating an “all hands on deck” approach, we… Read the full press release

Hybrid Vehicles Added to ORD Fleet Through FAA VALE Program

CHICAGO, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation’s (CDA) fleet of alternatively fueled and hybrid vehicles at O’Hare International Airport just got a little greener with the delivery of three shiny, new Chevy Silverado Hybrid pickup trucks. The vehicles were financed with grant money awarded to the CDA through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) Program…. Read the full press release

Information and Update for Customers who Recently Experienced Multiple Bookings in Error

DALLAS – 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The overwhelming response from Customers who took advantage of our August 3 limited time offer launched to celebrate three million Fans on Facebook, created website performance issues at various times during the day. We realize that some Customers were charged more than once for the same reservation and we want to… Read the full press release

airberlin: swap autumn for blue skies

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The best remedy for those autumn blues is simply not to get them in the first place. With airberlin, south is the way to go – and anyone who wants to escape the season of short days and glum faces should book their flight ticket now. “By providing this additional allocation of… Read the full press release

Air Travel Trust Publishes New Payment Policy

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Air Travel Trust (ATT) has today published a new policy for making payments in the event of an ATOL holder failure, following the introduction of reforms to the ATOL scheme in April this year. The new policy sets out the circumstances in which the trustees of the ATT will make payments… Read the full press release

Have your car washed and cleaned at Copenhagen Airport during your holidays

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Copenhagen Airport and car rental company Sixt offer car owners using Copenhagen Airport’s parking facilities to have their cars washed and cleaned while they’re away. Leave the key with our staff and you’ll return to a newly washed, vacuum cleaned and detailed car. This is a new service that Copenhagen Airport and… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Games media update – Monday 6th August

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 218,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 107,000 of which are arrivals. More than 900 members of the Games Family* are expected to leave from Heathrow today, with just over 400 arriving. Some heavy and thundery showers are expected around Heathrow this afternoon which could… Read the full press release

New smart phone app to give you all passenger rights

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passengers stranded at airports or awaiting missing luggage may now use a smartphone application to check their rights immediately and on the spot. European Commission has launched an application for smartphones which covers air and rail transport and works on four mobile platforms: Apple iPhone and iPad, Google Android, RIM Blackberry and… Read the full press release

Thousands enjoy Park Live presented by British Airways

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tens of thousands of fans have been visiting Park Live presented by British Airways every day during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Super Saturday (August 4) was one of the busiest days at Park Live with more than 10,000 fans coming down to cheer on the athletes. The parkland area in the Olympic Park offers… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield to Upgrade Facilities and Services Requires Airport Improvement Fee Adjustment

Halifax, N.S., 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) is preparing to implement the next phase of its current 10-year capital plan to upgrade its facilities, expand current services and enhance the passenger/visitor experience at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. “Halifax Stanfield is one of the most critical pieces of transportation infrastructure in Atlantic Canada,” says… Read the full press release

MAG sells its stake in Humberside Airport to Eastern Group

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — The future of Humberside Airport was today secured as the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) sold its 82.7% shareholding to Eastern Group for an undisclosed sum. North Lincolnshire Council will retain its minority stake in Humberside Airport leaving MAG to concentrate on its strategy of maximising the growth opportunities offered by the larger… Read the full press release

Kenya Airways announces a staff restructuring exercise Move meant to ensure long-term sustainability of the airline’s business

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — National carrier Kenya Airways has announced the modalities of the staff rationalisation programme which will start with a Voluntary Early Retirement programme followed by a redundancy programme in a bid to streamline cost management. Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director, Dr. Titus Naikuni, said the decision by the airline’s… Read the full press release

Jet Airways’s Chairman’s Speech at the 20th Annual General Meeting on August 3, 2012

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dear Shareholders, I am delighted to welcome all my fellow shareholders this afternoon to the 20th Annual General Meeting of your Company. 2011 was a difficult year for global aviation. The economic uncertainty in Europe and the sluggish growth in the USA and other economies continue to cause concern. > India’s GDP… Read the full press release

Jet Group Reports PAT of INR 364 Million in Q1 FY13, despite high fuel prices and depriciating rupee

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Editor’s Synopsis (Jet Airways and JetLite combined): Q1 FY 2013 Reports profits after 5 consecutive quarters of losses. Profits despite FX losses on account of INR depreciating close to INR 1,703 million or (US $ 31 million). Jet Group Q1 FY13 Total Revenue (combined) of INR 52,748 million (US $ 948.5 million);… Read the full press release

New system, improved parking at Budapest Airport

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Budapest Airport launches a new, improved parking system and curbside access from 8th August 2012 at Terminal 2. In full coordination with airport police, road authorities and other partners the new system will enable motorists to access the curbside of both departure and arrival at Terminal 2 free for 5 minutes to… Read the full press release

LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR I-405 FREEWAY CLOSURE; LAUNCHES LAX WEBSITE WITH TIPS FOR TRAVELERS, AIRPORT WORKERS LAX FlyAway® Nonstop Bus Service Will Operate All Routes

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) today announced its general plans for operating its two airports – Los Angeles International (LAX) and Van Nuys general aviation (VNY) – located in the impacted area during the weekend of the I-405 Freeway closure on September 29 and 30, 2012.  LAWA also launched its… Read the full press release