London City Airport Celebrates 25 Anniversary With £15m Terminal Upgrade

London City Airport Celebrates 25 Anniversary With £15m Terminal Upgrade

2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — London City Airport, the only airport actually located in London, is today [Monday November 5] celebrating a quarter of a century in business with the announcement of a £15m investment programme. Plans include the refurbishment of the Western Pier, with new departure gates and improved lounge facilities, re-development of the International Arrivals… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson introduces Thanks Again loyalty program

Members earn frequent-flier miles with participating airlines for everyday transactions ATLANTA – 2012-11-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Starting today, loyalty is even more rewarding for customers who enroll in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s new Thanks Again program. Consumers who register their debit or credit cards earn frequent-flier miles for parking, shopping or dining at participating merchants at the… Read the full press release

Frontier’s Denver-Minot Service Ready for Takeoff

Low fares available at FlyFrontier.com DENVER, 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today expands its service from Denver, Colo. (DEN) with the launch of nonstop service to Minot, N.D. (MOT). The new nonstop flights also provide great access with an easy connection to 15 additional destinations throughout the west, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle…. Read the full press release

Fly Frontier to Jackson Hole this Ski Season

Fares as low as $99* each way only at FlyFrontier.com DENVER, 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today announced it will expand on its existing annual summer seasonal nonstop service between Denver, Colo. (DEN) and Jackson Hole, Wyo. (JAC) with the addition of winter season flying beginning Feb. 13, 2013. The Denver-based carrier will operate two… Read the full press release

ABTA Calls on International Community to Join Campaign Against APD

2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the world’s key players in the travel and tourism industry gather at World Travel Market in London, ABTA is calling for the international community to join the campaign against further increases in the UK’s Air Passenger Duty (APD). Britain’s aviation tax is the highest in the world. Since APD was introduced… Read the full press release

Aer Arann, operating as Aer Lingus Regional, to suspend services from Waterford Airport

2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aer Arann, operating as Aer Lingus Regional, is to suspend its services at Waterford Airport with effect from 6 January, 2013. The routes affected will be Aer Lingus Regional services from Waterford Airport to London Southend, London Luton and Manchester. The airline will continue to operate as normal from Waterford up to… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Begins Three New Routes Linking Hawaii and the West Coast

Portland-Kauai, Bellingham-Maui and Anchorage-Kona flights begin this month SEATTLE — 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines is launching three new routes linking the West Coast and the Hawaiian Islands, with new seasonal service between Portland, Ore., and Kauai beginning Nov 5; between Bellingham, Wash., and Maui beginning Nov. 8; and between Anchorage, Alaska, and Kona on… Read the full press release

United Airlines Dreamliner Arrives in Chicago

Jeff Smisek, United CEO;Rosemarie S. Andoolino, CD Commissioner

CHICAGO, 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — United Airlines today became the first airline in North America to operate a scheduled, commercial flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, United Flight 1116, from Houston landed at O’Hare International Airport just before 10 a.m. CST. More than 200 smiling passengers, reporters and United employees deplaned at Gate C20 in Terminal 1 at O’Hare,… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group Reports October Operational Results

SEATTLE — 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported October 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 8.5 percent increase in traffic on a 5.1 percent increase in capacity compared to… Read the full press release

Consumers to benefit from Air New Zealand/ Cathay Pacific strategic agreement on New Zealand–Hong Kong route

2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific today announced a new strategic agreement on services operated by both airlines between New Zealand and Hong Kong, effective from 31 January 2013. Sales will commence on 12 December 2012. The agreement between the two airlines has received the required regulatory approval and is expected to… Read the full press release

British Airways-The Fan-tash-tic Flying Machine

2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — There’s the pencil, the handlebar, the horseshoe and the trucker – these are not different types of aircraft, but various styles of moustaches that British Airways considered, before settling on the connoisseur, to decorate its Airbus A319 aircraft to support the Movember campaign! The aircraft’s facial fuzz was unveiled by British… Read the full press release

ADAC Wins Best Airport Operator of the Year Award

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) received the highest accolade from the global duty free industry by winning the Frontier Award for Best Airport Operator of the Year 2012. The award ceremony was held on 24th October at the Martinez Hotel in Cannes, France. The Frontier Awards are best… Read the full press release

GCAS and AVTECH Middle East partner to bring leading aviation modules to the Middle East

GCAS and AVTECH Middle East partner to bring leading aviation modules to the Middle East

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS), the training arm of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), and AVTECH Middle East signed a partnership agreement at GCAS headquarters in Abu Dhabi last week. The agreement will facilitate the offering of leading aviation training modules for the first time in… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines предлагает специальные тарифы бизнес-класса

2012-11-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines с 1 ноября по 15 декабря 2012 года проводит акцию, в рамках которой предлагает специальные тарифы на перелет в бизнес-классе из Москвы в семь городов России. Оценить преимущества бизнес-класса S7 Airlines в этот период можно с экономией до 50% по сравнению с обычным тарифом. Специальные тарифы доступны при покупке билета… Read the full press release

Estonian Air to suspend Joensuu, Tartu and Helsinki routes

2012-11-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Estonian Air will change its course of action which focuses on important core destinations for Estonia with a real demand. Due to that Estonian Air suspends flights to Joensuu, Tartu and Helsinki. From 27 December 2012, Estonian Air will suspend flights between Tallinn and Joensuu. Between 13 November and 27 December 2012,… Read the full press release

Новые международные рейсы S7 Airlines из Новосибирска

Новые международные рейсы S7 Airlines из Новосибирска

2012-11-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines объявляет об открытии новых рейсов из Новосибирска – в Гонконг и Фергану. Полеты по маршруту Новосибирск — Гонконг выполняются с 29 октября 2012 года с периодичностью два раза в неделю. Вылет из Новосибирска – по понедельникам в 01:15 и средам в 22:35. Обратный рейс вылетает из Гонконга в понедельник в… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines станет участником альянса oneworld 1 февраля 2013 года

2012-11-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Malaysia Airlines присоединится к глобальному авиационному альянсуoneworld® 1 февраля 2013 года. Национальная авиакомпания Малайзии получила право на вступление в альянс после успешного завершения аудита, проведенного специалистами альянса и авиакомпании Qantas, выступающей спонсором вступления. Malaysia Airlines расширит маршрутную сеть альянса в Юго-Восточной Азии, добавив в карту полетов oneworld 14 новых направлений и одну страну… Read the full press release

Flybe’s Winter Getaway Bargains take to the skies from Jersey

2012-11-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leading regional airline starts its 2012-13 winter schedule with a choice of nine routes including up to 56 flights a week to London Gatwick and brand new service to East Midlands Airport. Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, starts operating its 2012-13 Winter programme this Sunday (October 28th) from Jersey Airport with a… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: THE WORLD’S BIGGEST INVITE TAKES OFF

VisitBritain: THE WORLD'S BIGGEST INVITE TAKES OFF

2012-11-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following on from the success of hosting the world’s largest and most watched sporting extravaganza, a new multi-million pound joint marketing push from British Airways and VisitBritain has been launched today. Its aim is simple – to boost inbound visitors from a number of key markets vital to the UK economy. ‘The… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines переходит на зимнее расписание полётов

S7 Airlines переходит на зимнее расписание полётов

2012-11-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines объявляет о введении с 28 октября 2012 года зимнего расписания полетов, которое будет действовать по 30 марта 2013 года. Авиакомпания будет выполнять рейсы в 25 стран мира по 119 направлениям. В период действия зимнего расписания пассажиров S7 Airlines ждут новые маршруты для путешествий. C 29 октября с периодичностью два раза… Read the full press release

Flybe calls on Gatwick Airport to explain increased costs

Europe’s largest regional airline is serial recipient of ‘Gatwick Gold’ for on-time performance yet penalised with rising airport costs 2012-11-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Having, for the fifth consecutive Quarter,  been the recipient of London Gatwick Airport’s Gold Award for on-time punctuality, Flybe has once more renewed its call on the airport’s owners to explain why they… Read the full press release

AAAE Reorganization Creates Government, Meetings/International Business Units To Better Focus On Core Member Needs

Alexandria, Va. — 2012-11-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) CEO Charles Barclay announced today that he is reorganizing AAAE to acknowledge the reality of its growth into significant, varied business lines to better serve the association’s members. The reorganization creates two new business lines, AAAE Gov and AAAE Meetings and International, and names… Read the full press release

Cairns Airport – WELCOME CHINA EASTERN

2012-11-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — The red carpet will be rolled out at Cairns Airport tomorrow morning to welcome the inaugural China Eastern Airlines flight on the new scheduled service non-stop from Shanghai. The flight is due to arrive at 8:00am. Special guests to be officially welcomed by Chairman of North Queensland Airports, Marcela Zeman, at a function to… Read the full press release

Liisa Sallinen appointed Airport Manager of Finavia’s Oulu Airport

2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Finavia has appointed Liisa Sallinen as the new Airport Manager at Oulun Airport, starting from 1 November. Sallinen moves to the position from within Finavia. She has previously worked as the Airport Manager at Kuusamo Airport. Sallinen also has considerable experience of developing and implementing airport services at Helsinki Airport. ”Liisa Sallinen has solid… Read the full press release

China Airlines Becomes First Airline to Display Carbon Footprint and Calories for In-flight Delicacies

2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Starting from October 2012, China Airlines (CAL) flights from Taipei to Frankfurt will serve in-flight delicacies labelled with their carbon footprint and calorie content. The new initiative will rise environmental awareness of passengers by providing information on in-flight meals’ environmental and health effects. CAL is the first airline in the world to… Read the full press release

Finavia invests in services aimed at departing passengers in Oulu

2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Finavia Corporation continues to develop the airport terminal in Oulu. Finavia will begin renewing the services and facilities for departing passengers at Oulu airport in the New Year. The aim is to improve customer service by improving the efficiency of the airport’s departure hall. The estimated cost of the project is approximately… Read the full press release

EVA’s 1st Airbus 321-200 Delivered Ceremony staged in Hamburg

2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — EVA Air and Airbus held a delivery ceremony for the carrier’s first A321-200 (registration number B-16201) in Hamburg today. Airbus especially arranged a traditional German dancing performance in the event. EVA President K.W. Chang, Airbus Senior Vice President (Asia), Jean-Francois Laval, GE Aviation General Manager of Greater China and Mongolia, Weiming Xiang,… Read the full press release

China Airlines’ CI006 Celebrates US Visa Waiver Program for Taiwan

China Airlines’ CI006 Celebrates US Visa Waiver Program for Taiwan

2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Starting from November 1, Taiwanese passport holders are eligible to travel to the United States for tourism or business purpose, for stays of 90 days or less under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). As China Airlines flight CI006 departing for Los Angeles at 17:10 was the first direct flight from Taiwan to… Read the full press release

SIA To Increase Copenhagen Services As SAS Joint Venture Wins Final Approval

2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Airlines will increase services between Singapore and the Danish capital Copenhagen, following final regulatory approval for a joint venture with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). SIA currently operates three weekly flights between Singapore and Copenhagen. Subject to airport slot availability, frequency will increase to five flights per week from 31 March 2013. Star… Read the full press release

Jet Group Q2 FY13 operating profit up 355% YoY despite high fuel prices and depreciating rupee; yields up 34 % YoY and 11% QoQ

Editor’s Synopsis (Jet Airways and Jetlite combined): 2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Q2 FY13 Total Revenue (combined) of Rs. 46,266 million or US $ 875.3 million up by 24.2%, EBITDAR of Rs.6,668 million or US $ 126.2 million for Q2 FY13 vs. Rs. 1,466 or US $ 29.9 million for same period last year, up by 355%… Read the full press release