U.S. DOT Deputy Secretary Tours O’Hare Modernization Program

CHICAGO, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today hosted U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Deputy Secretary  John D. Porcari at O’Hare International Airport and provided him with an airfield tour of current construction activity on the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP). Pictured from left to right: Khaled Naja, P.E., CDA Chief Operating Officer; Erin Mackey, CDA Chief of Staff; Rosemarie S…. Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Plans to Resume Operation After Midnight to and from Shanghai

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Wednesday, 8 August) announced that four flights to and from Shanghai remained cancelled, but plans are underway for resuming operations on a limited scale after midnight. The cancelled / delayed flights are as follows: Flight No. Routes Scheduled Time of Departure Status Estimated Time of Departure CX368 HKGPVG 08:50… Read the full press release

Travelport Second Quarter 2012 Results

Strengthening Content and Product Offering ATLANTA, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport Limited, a leading provider of critical transaction processing for the global travel industry, today announces its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. Commenting on developments, Gordon Wilson, President and CEO of Travelport, said: “I am pleased to announce continued growth in… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Games media update – Wednesday 8th August

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — 204,000 passengers are expected to travel through Heathrow today – 106,217 of which are departures. More than 1300 members of the Games Family* are expected to leave from Heathrow today, with around 200 arriving. 204,000 passengers are expected to travel through Heathrow today – 106,217 of which are departures. More than 1300… Read the full press release

Horizon Air President Responds to Redmond, Ore., Customer

SEATTLE, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Horizon Air President Glenn Johnson apologized to a customer on Facebook today after the man’s trip to visit his daughter was interrupted and a fellow traveler recounted the experience on the social media site. After the man missed his flight on Friday, he flew to see his daughter on Saturday. “First and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Reports July Traffic

DALLAS – 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today reported July 2012 consolidated traffic results for Southwest Airlines and AirTran.  AirTran became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. (“the Company”) on May 2, 2011.  For purposes of comparability, year-to-date 2011 traffic results presented in the accompanying table include the combined results of Southwest… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces 2012 interim results

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Cathay Pacific Group reported an attributable loss of HK$935 million for the first six months of 2012. This compares to the profit of HK$2,808 million in the first half of 2011. Loss per share was HK23.8 cents as compared to the earnings per share of HK71.4 cents in 2011. Turnover for… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific cancels flights to and from Shanghai for today

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Wednesday, 8 August) announced that all its flights to and from Shanghai are cancelled today due to the impact of Strong Typhoon Haikui. The six cancelled flights are as follows: Flight No. Routes Scheduled Time of Departure Status CX368 HKGPVG 08:50 Cancelled CX360 HKGPVG 14:00 Cancelled CX364 HKGPVG 17:35… Read the full press release

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