AOPA inks strategic partnership with Enterprise Holdings

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — AOPA has entered into a strategic partnership with St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, the most comprehensive service provider and only investment-grade company in the U.S. car rental industry. Enterprise Holdings operates the flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, as well as National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. As a strategic partner in… Read the full press release

Mxi Technologies’ Maintenix Software Supporting the Maintenance Business Transformation at LAN Airlines

Region’s largest airline group reaches organizational milestone with receipt of the America’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner LAN Airlines first operator in the Americas to use Maintenix for the 787 Rapid induction a hallmark of the Maintenix software Ottawa, Canada, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mxi® Technologies, the leader in aviation maintenance management software, today announced that with the receipt… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield Acknowledges Eleventh Anniversary of September 11th

Halifax, N.S. 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — It was eleven years ago tomorrow that hundreds of airport employees responded quickly, professionally and with great compassion to the tragic events of a day that changed world history. “This is a time for reflection,” says Tom Ruth, Halifax International Airport Authority President & CEO. “As we pause to appreciate… Read the full press release

Negotiations between Airport Authority and its Employees Break Off

ST. JOHN’S, NL – 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — (9am, Tuesday, September 11, 2012) – The St. John’s International Airport Authority is very concerned about the strike first and negotiate later approach being taken by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), which the Authority believes has contributed to a strike at St. John’s International Airport… Read the full press release

Fitting for new Oktoberfest dirndl / Flights to New York, Charlotte and Hong Kong

2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lufthansa is limbering up for the Oktoberfest and what the Bavarians fondly call the “fifth” season of the year. The Munich crew who wear traditional Bavarian costume during this period will make their first public appearance today. This year’s outfit features a new dirndl created by Angermaier Trachten, a Munich-based company that… Read the full press release

SIA Invests In Next-Generation In-Flight Entertainment Systems

2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Airlines has signed a major agreement with Panasonic Avionics for advanced in-flight entertainment and communications (IFEC) systems for more than 40 new aircraft on firm order with Airbus and Boeing. The agreement is valued at nearly US$400 million, based on the list prices of the systems and spares. Under the agreement,… Read the full press release

British Airways and Brand USA announce inaugural founding partnership

Partnership represents the first airline partnership for Brand USA LONDON, 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Brand USA today announced British Airways as the organization’s first founding airline partner.  The founding partner level is the highest offered by Brand USA and represents commitments valued at $1 million or more. As a founding partner, British Airways will work with Brand… Read the full press release

WIZZ AIR LAUNCHES LOW FARES TO/FROM ISRAEL

New Tel Aviv-Budapest route on sale now Tel Aviv, 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost, low-fare airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced its new Tel Aviv-Budapest route which will initially operate three times per week from 6th December 2012. Wizz Air commenced its European low-cost operations in 2004 and has since… Read the full press release

Urgent information on situation in Sheremetyevo airport

2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Problems with electricity support in Sheremetyevo international airport caused Aeroflot to delay a number of domestic and international flights because of registration and baggage system malfunctions and also because of custom control failure. The systems are being restored at the moment. As of 01.10 pm (MSK) flights operation from Terminal-D is recovered…. Read the full press release

Iberia recibe el premio “Future Travel Experience” a la mejor iniciativa en asistencia a pasajeros

Iberia recibe el premio "Future Travel Experience" a la mejor iniciativa en asistencia a pasajeros

Es el reconocimiento a los diferentes proyectos desarrollados por la compañía para mejorar el servicio al cliente con soluciones innovadoras, tanto en el aeropuerto como durante el vuelo  En este foro Iberia también ha sido protagonista con una ponencia sobre movilidad, en la que ha presentado sus proyectos “Ipads para sobrecargos” e “IBHelp”. Además de… Read the full press release

Iberia acoge a 40 empresas del sector aéreo de todo el mundo

La compañía española es anfitriona del 7º congreso internacional “GroundStar Users Conference”, que se celebra en Madrid hasta el viernes. Se han acreditado más de 200 representantes de las más importantes aerolíneas, aeropuertos y empresas de handling. El congreso está organizado por Inform GmbH, la empresa que desarrolló el sistema de gestión del “hub control”… Read the full press release

Bahrain International Airport Welcomes Inaugural Flight from Sri Lanka’s Mihin Lanka Airways

Bahrain International Airport Welcomes Inaugural Flight from Sri Lanka's Mihin Lanka Airways

2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) welcomed the inaugural flight of Mihin Lanka to the Kingdom of Bahrain on Sunday September 02, 2012. The new milestone of Mihin Lanka, a 100% owned airline by the government of Sri Lanka, is a reflection of its progressively growing operations. The ceremony was attended by top… Read the full press release

London 2012 airspace restrictions come to an end

2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — All airspace restrictions relating to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have now been lifted, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) confirmed today. The last restricted zone, shown as P114 on aviation charts, in place for the Paralympic Games, ended at midnight on Wednesday 12 September. Praising the role of the… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport Key Figures – August 2012

2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Traffic Figures: 2,395,482 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport during August 2012, a gain of 3.2% versus August 2011. The year to date passenger growth stands at +2.8%. O&D or local passengers (originating or departing from Zurich) increased by 2.5% to 1,559,464 compared to previous August (YTD +2.2%). Transfer passengers increased by… Read the full press release

From Art Nouveau to Pop Day-Glo: Levi Strauss Advertising as Art

New exhibition presents examples of promotional imagery from the company’s archives. SAN FRANCISCO 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Classic American illustration is presented in many forms, but is always recognizable. Bold colors, finely detailed drawings, and a nod to popular culture are the hallmarks of the design aesthetic adopted by fine artists, commercial illustrators, and designers. San… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Airlines presents B787 Dreamliner at Brussels Airport

Ethiopian Airlines presents B787 Dreamliner at Brussels Airport

2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, 10th September, a Boeing B787 visited Belgium for the very first time. Ethiopian Airlines, which normally uses Boeing B757 and B767 aircraft on its Brussels route, exceptionally operated the route with its brand-new B787. The B787 Dreamliner is a commercial airplane developed by the Amercian constructor Boeing. This is the very… Read the full press release

Loganair Launch New Sunday Service

Flybe franchise partner Loganair to launch new Sunday service from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford Airport 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — New service from Scotland’s biggest city opens up West Yorkshire to business and leisure passengers Scotland’s airline Loganair will launch the first Sunday service between Glasgow and Leeds Bradford Airport this weekend. The Glasgow-based airline, which celebrates… Read the full press release

CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT LIGHTS UP FOR BLUE SEPTEMBER

2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Visitors to Christchurch Airport this month can’t help but notice a bright blue tower to mark the start of Blue September. Now into its fifth year, Blue September aims to get men (and their loved ones) to face up to prostate cancer through the message “Go Blue! Face up to prostate cancer”…. Read the full press release

EASYJET APPEARS BEFORE THE NORTHERN IRELAND AFFAIRS COMMITTEE TO GIVE EVIDENCE ON THE AIR TRANSPORT STRATEGY FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet, Northern Ireland’s largest airline, today appeared before the House of Commons Northern Ireland affairs committee to give evidence on the air transport strategy for Northern Ireland and highlight easyJet’s long term commitment to serving the region. Speaking at today’s House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Paul Simmons, the airline’s UK… Read the full press release

Gatwick Passenger numbers up by 0.2% in August

Gatwick saw a marginal increase of 0.2% in passenger traffic in August As the Olympics ended Gatwick saw an increase in late holiday bookings Load factors remain high at 88% New long haul airlines serving Asia boosts growth in that market by 8.2% 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — August 2012 traffic performance summary Month Moving Annual Total… Read the full press release

Argentinian wins Star Alliance 15th anniversary competition

Runner-up winner from Taiwan selects Wearable Art Show in New Zealand as part of Round-the-World trip 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Congratulations go to Diego M. from Argentina who was closest in finding the virtual airplane in Star Alliance’s 15th Anniversary competition. Having won the top prize – a trip of a lifetime for himself and 14… Read the full press release

Swissport International completes Flightcare acquisition

Swissport International completes Flightcare acquisition

Zurich, 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has completed its acquisition of Flightcare Spain and Flightcare Belgium from FCC Versia, significantly boosting Swissport’s European network of passenger and cargo handling operations. The closing of the deal follows clearance from the various airport and regulatory authorities… Read the full press release

JAL Cargo Fuel Surcharge for the Month of October 2012

TOKYO, 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) has applied to the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to revise up its international cargo fuel surcharge for flights departing from Japan from October 2012. Since April 1, 2009, JAL started adjusting its cargo fuel surcharge levels on a monthly basis by using the one-month average… Read the full press release

TIME CHANGE: Airport Concessions Workshop on September 19

CHICAGO, 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation will present a “How to Open a Concession at O’Hare or Midway Airport” workshop on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE) The workshop will be held at: City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection City Hall 121 N. LaSalle… Read the full press release

New 21-kilometre Half Marathon Launched at the Second Annual Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Liberation Walk

2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, in partnership with O.R. Tambo International Airport and the City of Ekurhuleni, has introduced a 21-kilometre half marathon for the second annual Liberation Walk this year. The race has already attracted significant interest among athletes in provinces such as the Eastern Cape, where OR Tambo was… Read the full press release

Confirmed Speakers Announced for Airports Going Green Conference

CHICAGO, 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The 5th Annual Airports Going Green Conference will be held November 4-7, 2012 at the Westin River North Hotel, Chicago, Illinois. Register today at www.airportsgoinggreen.org and check back often for updates! We are pleased to announce that the Conference will feature the following sustainability leaders from around the globe! Special Sessions: Christa Fornarotto,… Read the full press release

DOHA RESIDENT IS NEWEST QATAR DUTY FREE MILLIONAIRE

Indian National Wins US$1 Million With Ticket Bought At Doha International Airport

Indian National Wins US$1 Million With Ticket Bought At Doha International Airport Doha, QATAR 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Duty Free, a subsidiary of Qatar Airways, has drawn the winner of its latest dollar millionaire draw promotion, with Indian national Satheesa Babu claiming the coveted cash prize. Qatar Duty Free staff at Doha International Airport are… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group Issues First Comprehensive Corporate Sustainability Report

SEATTLE 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air inflight recycling programs diverted more than 800 tons of inflight waste from landfills last year, including some 230 tons of aluminum and 185 tons of paper. That’s enough aluminum to build three new airplanes and enough paper to replace 3,100 trees. In addition to recycling more… Read the full press release

Sale of tickets for first LOT Dreamliner flights is starting now!

Warsaw, 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Marcin Piróg, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines officially announced the beginning of the sale of tickets for Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights. The first Dreamliner plane will join the fleet of the Polish national carrier already in mid-November. From Friday, 14 September, all prices of tickets for LOT’s Dreamliner flights will… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Commends House Passage of No-Hassle Flying Act of 2012

Washington, D.C., 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Legislation that will eliminate duplicative screening measures and ease burdens on the traveling public is one step closer to reality thanks to a vote in the House today. The “No-Hassle Flying Act of 2012” (H.R. 6028) sponsored by Rep. Joe Walsh (IL-8) received strong support, and the U.S. Travel Association… Read the full press release