Travelport completes KLM Economy Comfort rollout for Galileo agents in Benelux

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces the completion of its KLM Economy Comfort seat rollout to all Galileo-connected travel agents in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. In March, Travelport became the first GDS to complete a live booking of a KLM Economy Comfort seat… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to resign from external cabin crew staffing in Berlin

Aviation Power flight attendants currently working on Lufthansa flights to receive offer for permanent employment within Lufthansa Group next year 2012-09-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — “Without preconditions and for a foreseeable time frame Lufthansa is going to resign from deploying external cabin crews in Berlin”, announced Christoph Franz, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche… Read the full press release

OLT Express launches major expansion of flights from Dresden

Dresden, Bremen, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The airline OLT Express Germany is once again significantly expanding its range of flights from Dresden. Starting on 15 October 2012, it is adding new flights to Vienna, Budapest and London alongside its existing Dresden-Zurich and Dresden-Hamburg routes. In addition, the Dresden-Hamburg route launched this spring will be operated with… Read the full press release

Vladivostok Airport Welcomes Guests and Participants of the APEC-2012 Summit

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Vladivostok International Airport (VIA) will be greeting participants and guests of the 2012 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, which will be held September 2-9, 2012 in Vladivostok. The Vladivostok Airport conducted a comprehensive IT systems readiness inspection for the new passenger terminal, ensuring that quality service will be provided to guests and participants of the APEC-2012 Summit. Vladivostok Airport’s new Terminal A has been designed… Read the full press release

New bag tag technology on New York flights

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Customers flying to New York on British Airways’ exclusive all-business class flights from London City will be able to tag their own bags from today (September 5). For the first time anyone travelling on the double daily flights from the Docklands airport will benefit from revolutionary self-help technology. London City was… Read the full press release

Курьерская доставка «Летающих конвертов» – в сорока городах

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines объявляет о расширении услуги авиадоставки корреспонденции «Летающие конверты». Теперь чтобы отправить или получить корреспонденцию, не обязательно ехать в аэропорт. Курьерская доставка отправлений доступна не только в Москве и Санкт-Петербурге, но и более чем в сорока крупнейших городах России, Беларуси и Казахстана1, куда выполняет рейсы S7 Airlines. Курьерскую доставку осуществляет партнер… Read the full press release

PERFORMANCE SERIES SETS A DRAMATIC STAGE AT LAX FLYAWAY® BUS TERMINAL IN VAN NUYS

Los Angeles, California, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) will present a series of three weekend site-specific dance and music performances by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, String Theory, and Sarah Elgart during the months of September and October at the LAX FlyAway® bus terminal in… Read the full press release

GROW – Bóthar exhibition by local photographer lands at Shannon Airport

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — To mark the 21st anniversary of Bóthar, the Irish based Charity that enables families and communities worldwide to overcome hunger and poverty and to restore the environment in a sustainable way, Shannon Airport is pleased to host Bóthar’s photographic exhibition GROW in the Airport’s Transit Lounge. The exhibition is a stunning collection of… Read the full press release

KLM serves Budapest with the longest Boeing 737

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dutch carrier KLM is flying the Amsterdam-Budapest route with the largest variant of the Boeing 737 aircraft, in order to be able to satisfy the ever-increasing demand. KLM’s longest “small Boeing” is able to carry 189 passengers with a two-class arrangement. It was precisely 12:33 when KLM’s 737-900 type airliner landed smoothly… Read the full press release

Americans Want to Fly Wireless

NEW YORK, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Fly.com™, the world’s easiest-to-use airfare search engine, today released the results of a new consumer survey that shows Americans don’t want to unplug from their portable communication devices when flying. Fly.com’s survey, which questioned 500 U.S. travelers this summer, found that 80 percent of respondents want the option to connect… Read the full press release

bloc™ Gatwick to open in Summer 2013

More choice for passengers as Gatwick plans to add a boutique bloc™hotel to its airport hotel portfolio Set to open at Gatwick’s South Terminal in Summer 2013 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gatwick Airport is delighted to announce its agreement with bloc™ hotels to open a 244 room property at the airport in early Summer 2013. The… Read the full press release

Porter Airlines sets record August load factor of 74.5%

TORONTO, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Porter Airlines set records for any month in its history by carrying more than 260,000 passengers with a load factor of 74.5 per cent in August. Passenger numbers increased 23.8 per cent from the previous year. Figures for the month show 133.1 million Available Seat Miles (ASMs) and 99.1 million Revenue… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia statement: Qantas-Emirates international alliance

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Key facts Qantas and Emirates have today announced a new international flight alliance. Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said that the alliance would need to be judged fully over time, but that it had the potential to bolster international visitation and increase dispersal of visitors in Australia. Key quotes “Improving aviation… Read the full press release

airberlin records higher capacity utilization

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin increased its capacity utilization for the first eight months of the year to 79.25 percent, i.e. an increase of 1.2 percent over the previous year. In yearly comparison, Germany’s second-largest airline company reduced capacity by 6.8 percent in the context of the efficiency-increasing programme “Shape & Size”, to 28,660,809 seats. Over… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group Reports August Operational Results

SEATTLE, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported August operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below. ALASKA AIRLINES – MAINLINE Alaska reported an 8.1 percent increase in traffic on a 7.4 percent increase in capacity compared to August… Read the full press release

A SCULPTURE INSTALLATION AT GEORGE BEST BELFAST CITY AIRPORT

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Using water as inspiration, Belfast artist Deirdre Robb has created a unique sculpture installation entitled ‘swell’ that will be on display in the George Best Belfast City Airport as part of the inaugural East Belfast Arts Festival. Colour and form have an immediate impact on the large-scale artwork that conveys a sense of… Read the full press release

LOT’s new flight connection with Stuttgart

Warsaw, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — LOT Polish Airlines establish the second (after Hannover) flight connection with Germany this year, which is one of the most important and strategic markets for the Polish air carrier. Since 5 November LOT’s planes will fly to the Stuttgart airport five days a week. Tickets may be bought from today. Stuttgart… Read the full press release

RYANAIR SCHEDULES EXTRA BARCELONA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FLIGHTS AFTER HUGE DEMAND FROM CELTIC FANS

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (7 Sept) announced that it has scheduled an extra return flight from Glasgow Prestick to Barcelona for Celtic’s eagerly-awaited Champions League clash with Barcelona at the Nou Camp on 23rd Oct after being inundated with requests from Celtic fans. Ryanair’s Champions League special, with seats… Read the full press release

Reduce travel costs with airberlin

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin is enjoying great success with its corporate program, business points, for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which was introduced in 2010; there are currently more than 10,000 companies participating. With the business points program, SMEs can effectively reduce their travel costs through all their employees collecting points for the company when… Read the full press release

RYANAIR SUPPORTS MARIE KEATING FOUNDATION

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (6 Sept) announced a significant donation to the Marie Keating Foundation, one of many charities to receive ongoing contributions from the sale of Ryanair’s ‘Fly To Win’ onboard scratchcards. Several members of Ryanair’s cabin crew and head office team were on hand to present the… Read the full press release

transavia.com makes GDS debut with Travelport

Dutch low cost airline piloting with travel agents in Portugal Langley, UK, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, and transavia.com, the Dutch low cost airline, have today announced a new agreement for the distribution of transavia.com’s content to Travelport-connected agencies. Initially the service is being piloted in Portugal with… Read the full press release

China Airlines to Recruit 126 Taiwanese Flight Attendants, Welcoming “Expert Story Tellers”

China Airlines to Recruit 126 Taiwanese Flight Attendants, Welcoming "Expert Story Tellers"

Taipei, 2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — China Airlines announced today that it is accepting applications for 126 Taiwanese flight attendant positions to meet the increased manpower demands of additional Asia and Oceania flights as well as the expansion of cross-strait routes in the future. This is the second recruitment drive for flight attendants organized by China Airlines… Read the full press release

Airports Authority Moving Forward with Key Reforms

New Policies to Strengthen Transparency, Accountability, Public Trust 2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors adopted a comprehensive new travel policy Wednesday, the latest step in an ongoing effort to restore the confidence of top federal, state and local officials who have criticized many of the Authority’s decisions and governance practices…. Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines To Fly To Yangon

2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Airlines will launch daily services to Yangon on 28 October 2012 to cater to rapidly growing demand for travel to Myanmar. Together with regional subsidiary SilkAir, the SIA Group will serve Yangon with 16 weekly flights. SilkAir currently operates 16 weekly flights to Yangon with single-aisle Airbus A320-family aircraft. SIA will… Read the full press release

Mokulele Airlines and Travaasa Experiential Resorts announce Kahului – Hana Service

Mokulele Airlines and Travaasa Experiential Resorts announce Kahului – Hana Service

2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Travaasa® Experiential Resorts, a new brand of destination resorts and spas, announces an exciting partnership with Mokulele Airlines to provide travelers easy access to its Travaasa Hana, Maui Resort located in the picturesque community of Hana on Maui’s secluded eastern shoreline. Beginning October 1, 2012, Mokulele Airlines will operate twice-daily flight… Read the full press release

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES SENDS STRONG SIGNAL TO COMPETITORS AS FIRST BOEING 767-300ER WIDE-BODY AIRCRAFT ARRIVES AT PIARCO

Port-of-Spain, 2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Caribbean Airlines on 28 August, welcomed the first of two Boeing 767 aircraft to its fleet. The 767, a wide-body jet with a capacity for 221 passengers in a 30 Business Class and 191 Economy configuration, will serve the airline on its London route as well as strategically on other key destinations… Read the full press release

SWISS serves Solothurn specialities aloft

2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — SWISS is offering its long-haul First and Business Class guests culinary creations by top Swiss chef Reto Lampart this autumn. Lampart is chef de cuisine at his own Lampart’s restaurant in Hägendorf, Canton Solothurn. The meals are accompanied by local cheeses and wines from the same region in Northwest Switzerland. Canton Solothurn… Read the full press release

DUSSELDORF WEEZE CLOSES FOR 3 DAYS IN NOVEMBER FOR RUNWAY MAINTENANCE

2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (5 Sept) confirmed that Dusseldorf Weeze Airport will close for 3 days in November (from Mon 12 to Wed 14 Nov) for essential runway maintenance works. Ryanair regrets that it has been forced to cancel all flights to/from Dusseldorf Weeze during this 3 day… Read the full press release

Delta Air Lines receives “Jan Dellaert Award” at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Nederland, Heemstede, 3-09-2012. Uitreiking Jan Dellaert Award aan Delta. Foto: Mark Kuipers/HH Photo: Presentation of the Jan Dellaert Award to Delta Air Lines

2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Monday evening 3 September 2012, Delta Air Lines received the “Jan Dellaert award”. The award was presented by Executive Vice President & COO of Schiphol Group, Ad Rutten. Delta Air Lines received the award as a result of their contribution towards strengthening Schiphol’s position as an international transfer airport. Schiphol is Delta… Read the full press release

LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT UNVEILS FREE WI-FI SERVICE TO PASSENGERS PROVIDED BY ADVANCED WIRELESS GROUP, LLC

Airport Becomes Largest in the U.S. to Offer Free Wi-Fi Service Los Angeles, California, 2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Meeting one of the top demands by passengers for improved customer service at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), free Wi-Fi service to passengers is now available, provided by Advanced Wireless Group, LLC (AWG).  Passengers may use Wi-Fi basic services… Read the full press release