Paralympic arrivals to leave lasting accessibility legacy at Heathrow

Paralympic arrivals to leave lasting accessibility legacy at Heathrow

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow today announced a package of permanent accessibility improvements for passengers with reduced mobility as it welcomed 2,100 Paralympic athletes and officials on the peak arrivals day for the largest ever Paralympic Games. Heathrow today announced a package of permanent accessibility improvements for passengers with reduced mobility as it welcomed 2,100 Paralympic… Read the full press release

Reminder: O’Hare Concessions Open House on August 30, 2012

CHICAGO, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Are you a business owner or entrepreneur interested in operating a restaurant at O’Hare International Airport? The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will host a Concessions Open House event next week on August 30 for operators interested in responding to an upcoming Request for Proposals (RFP) for food and beverage concessions at O’Hare International Airport…. Read the full press release

Dragonair Welcomes Further Streamlining of Entry Arrangements for Taiwan Residents

Hong Kong, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement by the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong SAR government that it will implement the online Pre-arrivalRegistration for Taiwan Residents from 1 September 2012. Dragonair Chief Executive Officer Patrick Yeung said: “Taiwan is an important market for Dragonair and we now operate three flights to… Read the full press release

WIN TICKETS TO MARY PETERS GOLD MEDAL 40 YEARS CELEBRATION EVENT

WIN TICKETS TO MARY PETERS GOLD MEDAL 40 YEARS CELEBRATION EVENT

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Mary Peters winning a gold medal, we have 2 tickets for Mary Peters Celebration Event at The Grand Opera House up for grabs! The Belfast Grand Opera House is hosting an evening on Sunday 2nd September 2012 with stars from the world of sport, entertainment and the media. Sporting legends and… Read the full press release

Commissioner Andolino Provides Perspective on Airline/Airport Relationships

CHICAGO, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino was a guest speaker today at a conference hosted by the International Association of Airport Executives Canada and the American Association of Airport Executives in Montreal, Quebec. Andolino and other industry leaders participated in a panel discussion about relationships between airlines and airports. The issue was one of several timely topics… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Offers “Explore More, Spend Less” Fall Fare Sale

Low fares starting at $59* between Reno and Bay Area; $89* between Portland and Southern California SEATTLE, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines launched a sale today offering low fares throughout the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada and Mexico. One-way fares start at $59* between Reno, Nevada, and San Jose, Calif., and $89* between… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Cargo Takes Top Honors in Performance Study

Airline Earns Quest for Quality Award for 16th Year in a Row DALLAS, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines Cargo is honored to receive the 2012 Quest for Quality Award, awarded by Logistics Management Magazine.  The Quest for Quality Award is the most extensive year-to-year market research study conducted in the logistics industry, which evaluates and measures transportation… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific welcomes further streamlining entry arrangements for Taiwan residents

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement of the implementation arrangements for the online Pre-arrival Registration for Taiwan Residents by the Immigration Department which will further streamline the immigration arrangements for Taiwan residents to visit Hong Kong with effect from 1 September. Cathay Pacific Director Sales and Marketing Rupert Hogg said:… Read the full press release

Customised Mallorca: Adventure trips with BINOLI and airberlin

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — An analysis by Mallorca travel specialist BINOLI has shown that travellers, especially those with flexible holiday plans, are seeking individualised travel experiences. “In particular, freedom-loving holidaymakers are no longer satisfied with the traditional package holiday,” says André Kollmeyer, Managing Director of BINOLI GmbH. “Unique hotels combined with individual travel schedules are particularly… Read the full press release

Finavia to renovate Vaasa Airport

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Finavia will launch a renovation of Vaasa Airport’s terminal facilities during the autumn. The renovation will make Vaasa Airport more functional. The goal is to improve passenger service so that Vaasa Airport will competitively and cost effectively meet flight travel needs in the future. The renovation is estimated to cost EUR 1… Read the full press release

EVA Gives Hokkaido-Bound Passengers Added Flexibility

New service between Taipei and Hakodate starts 28 October 16 Aug., 2012, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — EVA Air will begin flying to a second destination in Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s four main islands, on 28 October, 2012. Initially, the carrier will operate two flights a week between Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport and Hakodate Airport. The… Read the full press release

China Airlines to Offer Daily Flights to Auckland Starting October 28

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — China Airlines will extend its Taipei-Sydney roundtrip service to Auckland on October 28 based on its optimism over New Zealand’s tourism market and ties between Taiwan, New Zealand, and Australia. China Airlines will add four weekly flights to Auckland to its Taipei-Sydney route (CI051/CI052). Combined with the existing three weekly Taipei-Brisbane-Auckland flights… Read the full press release

Upcoming Opening of a New iStore Location at Toronto Pearson International Airport

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — LS travel retail North America and Toronto Pearson International Airport are pleased to announce the upcoming opening of a new iStore location. Situated in Terminal 3, near domestic gate B26, it is the Airport’s second iStore, after the opening of a first location in Terminal 1 last year. Set to open in October, the store… Read the full press release

Jet Airways enhances Gulf connectivity with three new flights

Will now operate six daily flights between India and the UAE 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Effective October 18, 2012, Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline is set to enhance connectivity to the Gulf with the launch of its new Mumbai-Sharjah service, the airline’s sixth daily flight to the UAE from Mumbai, in addition to the resumption… Read the full press release

RYANAIR INCREASES KERRY-LONDON STANSTED ROUTE TO DAILY RETURN FLIGHT

€16 SEAT SALE FOR TRAVEL IN SEPT, OCT & NOV 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (21 Aug) announced that it will increase the number of flights between Kerry and London Stansted from three return flights per week to a daily return flight from 7 Nov. Ryanair, which already offers a daily… Read the full press release

CVG Awards Contract for Runway Rehabilitation

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Kenton County Airport Board has authorized CVG to enter into a contract with Hi-Way Paving Inc. to complete runway rehabilitation. The runway rehabilitation project is necessary for ongoing safe and efficient operations at the airport and is critical to maintain CVG’s world-class infrastructure well into the future. The work will be… Read the full press release

21.08.2012 Zurich Airport News Flash No. 18 / Half Year Result 2012

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Flughafen Zürich AG concluded its first half year 2012 with a positive result. With 80.2 million Swiss Francs, net profit for the first half year of 2012 rose by 9.1 percent compared to the first half year of 2011. Flughafen Zürich AG: Positive First Half Year 2012 The number of passengers grew… Read the full press release

Schiphol Group 2012 Interim Report

Mainport grows despite uncertain economic climate Revenue increases by EUR 33 million (5.5%) to EUR 637 million (2011: EUR 604 million); EBITDA rises by 2.2% to EUR 264 million (2011: EUR 258 million); Net result is EUR 93 million (2011: EUR 97 million; down by 4.9%). Key developments: Traffic and transport at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol during the… Read the full press release

RYANAIR ADVISES PASSENGERS TO BOOK DIRECTLY ON RYANAIR.COM AND AVOID HIGH-CHARGING ONLINE TRAVEL AGENTS

OVER 300 COMPLAINTS RECEIVED FROM PASSENGERS WHO BOOKED WITH ‘ON THE BEACH’ SCREENSCRAPING WEBSITE 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (21 Aug) warned passengers to book directly with Ryanair.com and not through online travel agents (or “screenscrapers”), following persistent calls from passengers who have suffered problems having booked with screenscraper websites…. Read the full press release

Major roadway project cleared for takeoff at Hartsfield-Jackson

Improved traffic flow, safety are goals ATLANTA, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has signed a contract with C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc., paving the way for a major project to improve access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and to enhance safety on Airport roadways. The plan to improve the inbound roadways to the… Read the full press release

Veterans Take Off From CVG

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — CVG is proud to continue its support of Honor Flight Tri-State with a ceremony and flight to Washington, DC’s  Reagan International Airport on Aug. 21. Honor Flight Tri-State is a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to fly World War II and Korean War veterans to their memorials in Washington, D.C. at… Read the full press release

FLY FOR £12 ON OVER 1,000 ROUTES IN SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER

RYANAIR £12 SEAT SALE – WITH NO FUEL SURCHARGES 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight, Mon 20 Aug, it will release 100,000 seats at fares from £12 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in September, October and November. These “all in” low fares will be available on over… Read the full press release

First Flight of Ethiopian Boeing 787 Marks Record Entry-into-Service Using Mxi Technologies

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mxi Technologies, the leader in aviation maintenance management software, announced today that within 24 hours of receiving their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) embarked on their inaugural passenger service flight to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “Ethiopian’s commitment to our vision is demonstrated through every facet of our business — including the… Read the full press release

Gatwick welcomes BAA’s decision on the sale of Stansted

Gatwick calls on the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to now remove the unnecessary burden of economic regulation which has been in force for over 25 years Healthy competition amongst airports is good news for passengers and airlines Independent Gatwick gives a ‘foretaste of the benefits competition can bring’ 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gatwick welcomes BAA’s decision… Read the full press release

Dream Comes True Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner lands in Addis Ababa

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines 1st Dreamliner touched down at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on 17 August 2012 at 9:30 Am. The Dreamliner had flown from Washington DC, Dulles international Airport, after a static display for VIPs including members of US Congress, World Bank and IMF Executives, Ambassadors, as well as members of the… Read the full press release

Gatwick seeks local community views on the proposed implementation of P-RNAV

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — A three month public consultation by Gatwick Airport is taking place to implement a system called P-RNAV. The system, which has been trialled on a limited basis at the airport for 6 years, utilises the full navigation capability of modern aircraft and improves the track keeping for departing flights. The proposed implementation… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces new service between San Diego and Los Cabos, Mexico

Miramar, Florida, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines today announced schedules for new service between San Diego and Los Cabos, Mexico starting November 8, 2012. Daily nonstop service between Los Cabos, Mexico (serving Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo) and San Diego starts November 8, 2012, with connecting service to Dallas/Fort Worth. In addition,… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Acquisition of Ten Boeing B787s Principally Financed by J.P. Morgan

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, has secured $1 billion of financing from J.P. Morgan for its 10 Boeing B787-8- Dreamliners. The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) of the United States has provided export credit agency support via guaranteed loans that cover 85% of the total cost of… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines Begins Service at SHD

Frontier Announces Nonstop Service From Shenandoah Valley, Va. To Orlando Beginning Nov. 20 Nonstop fares starting at $69 available until Aug. 25 only at FrontierAirlines.com DENVER, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today announced new nonstop service between Orlando, Fla. (MCO), and Shenandoah Valley, Va. (SHD), with three weekly nonstop flights beginning on Nov. 20, 2012. To celebrate… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Takes Delivery of 1st Dreamliner

Seattle, Washington, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines today took delivery of its 1st Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner dubbed “Africa First”. The airline is the 1st in the world outside Japan and ahead of any airline in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East to operate the Dreamliner, the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft in the world…. Read the full press release