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

New smart phone app to give you all passenger rights

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passengers stranded at airports or awaiting missing luggage may now use a smartphone application to check their rights immediately and on the spot. European Commission has launched an application for smartphones which covers air and rail transport and works on four mobile platforms: Apple iPhone and iPad, Google Android, RIM Blackberry and… Read the full press release

Thousands enjoy Park Live presented by British Airways

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tens of thousands of fans have been visiting Park Live presented by British Airways every day during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Super Saturday (August 4) was one of the busiest days at Park Live with more than 10,000 fans coming down to cheer on the athletes. The parkland area in the Olympic Park offers… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield to Upgrade Facilities and Services Requires Airport Improvement Fee Adjustment

Halifax, N.S., 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) is preparing to implement the next phase of its current 10-year capital plan to upgrade its facilities, expand current services and enhance the passenger/visitor experience at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. “Halifax Stanfield is one of the most critical pieces of transportation infrastructure in Atlantic Canada,” says… Read the full press release

MAG sells its stake in Humberside Airport to Eastern Group

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — The future of Humberside Airport was today secured as the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) sold its 82.7% shareholding to Eastern Group for an undisclosed sum. North Lincolnshire Council will retain its minority stake in Humberside Airport leaving MAG to concentrate on its strategy of maximising the growth opportunities offered by the larger… Read the full press release

Kenya Airways announces a staff restructuring exercise Move meant to ensure long-term sustainability of the airline’s business

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — National carrier Kenya Airways has announced the modalities of the staff rationalisation programme which will start with a Voluntary Early Retirement programme followed by a redundancy programme in a bid to streamline cost management. Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director, Dr. Titus Naikuni, said the decision by the airline’s… Read the full press release

Jet Airways’s Chairman’s Speech at the 20th Annual General Meeting on August 3, 2012

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dear Shareholders, I am delighted to welcome all my fellow shareholders this afternoon to the 20th Annual General Meeting of your Company. 2011 was a difficult year for global aviation. The economic uncertainty in Europe and the sluggish growth in the USA and other economies continue to cause concern. > India’s GDP… Read the full press release

Jet Group Reports PAT of INR 364 Million in Q1 FY13, despite high fuel prices and depriciating rupee

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Editor’s Synopsis (Jet Airways and JetLite combined): Q1 FY 2013 Reports profits after 5 consecutive quarters of losses. Profits despite FX losses on account of INR depreciating close to INR 1,703 million or (US $ 31 million). Jet Group Q1 FY13 Total Revenue (combined) of INR 52,748 million (US $ 948.5 million);… Read the full press release

New system, improved parking at Budapest Airport

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Budapest Airport launches a new, improved parking system and curbside access from 8th August 2012 at Terminal 2. In full coordination with airport police, road authorities and other partners the new system will enable motorists to access the curbside of both departure and arrival at Terminal 2 free for 5 minutes to… Read the full press release

LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR I-405 FREEWAY CLOSURE; LAUNCHES LAX WEBSITE WITH TIPS FOR TRAVELERS, AIRPORT WORKERS LAX FlyAway® Nonstop Bus Service Will Operate All Routes

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) today announced its general plans for operating its two airports – Los Angeles International (LAX) and Van Nuys general aviation (VNY) – located in the impacted area during the weekend of the I-405 Freeway closure on September 29 and 30, 2012.  LAWA also launched its… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport wins national car park award

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Bristol Airport’s Silver Zone car park has recently won Essential Travel’s car parking award, which is based on customer reviews of their car parking experience. Thousands of responses were received and these included many nominations for staff who went the extra mile and provided “exceptional service”. Since May 2011 Essential Travel has… Read the full press release

Prestigious Tasting Says SAA has Best Business Class White

JOHANNESBURG, 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — South African Airways has won first place in the business class white wine section of Global Traveler’s prestigious “Wine on the Wing” competition and placed second in the red wine section, securing an overall second place for the best business class wine offering on international routes. The announcement was made yesterday by… Read the full press release

VAN HEADS EAST BELFAST ARTS FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Organisers of the inaugural East Belfast Arts Festival, in partnership with George Best Belfast City Airport, today unveiled an extensive programme of events from 5-9 September which will culminate in a massive outdoor concert featuring Van Morrison. Over 40 events and exhibitions make up a kaleidoscope of visual arts, music, film, theatre, literature, comedy and magic… Read the full press release

Register Now for Airports Concessions Open House

Chicago, Illinois 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will host a Concessions Open House event for operators interested in responding to an upcoming Request for Proposals (RFP) that will be issued relating to food and beverage concessions at O’Hare International Airport. Register today by clicking here. Concession categories include: Quick service restaurant, casual dining with… Read the full press release

Carl Newman, A.A. E. Named General Manager for Bush Intercontinental Airport

HOUSTON, 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Houston Airport System Director of Aviation, Mario C. Diaz, announces the selection of Carl Newman, A.A.E. as the new General Manager for George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Mr. Newman served as the Assistant Aviation Director of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport prior to his appointment by the City of Houston…. Read the full press release

Signature Flight Support Opens New Terminal Facility at O’Hare

CHICAGO, 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce the opening of a new Signature Flight Support Terminal at O’Hare International Airport today. The facility replaces the existing fixed-base operator (FBO) facility, which needed to be relocated as part of O’Hare’s ongoing airfield reconfiguration under the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP). The new Signature Flight Support FBO… Read the full press release

airberlin – the Family-Friendly Airline

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Next Sunday, 5th August 2012, airberlin’s popular bouncy castle will once again thrill young airport visitors at the Dusseldorf Airport summer festival. In addition, airberlin will offer glitter face painting for children. Germany’s second largest airline will also provide the adults with some entertainment. By entering a promotional competition, participants will be… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group Reports July Operational Results

SEATTLE, 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported July 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 8.8 percent increase in traffic on an 8.3 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2011…. Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Reaches Three Million Facebook Fans

Airline Offers Fans an Amazing Deal to Celebrate! DALLAS – 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — The LUV airline is easy to LIKE!  Southwest Airlines is celebrating the Three Million Fan milestone with a special discount offer and a signature “concept” plane dedicated to our fans! Southwest Airlines was the first airline to reach a million Facebook Fans back… Read the full press release

Topdeal Tickets for airberlin frequent flyers

For one week award flights are available for booking from as little as 3,000 award miles 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frequent flyers are excited: airberlin is once again offering Topdeal Tickets to members of its topbonus frequent flyer program. For the first time, these very attractively priced award flights will be available for booking for one… Read the full press release

FLY FOR £11 IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

RYANAIR £11 SEAT SALE Fly for £11 on over 1,000 routes in September and October 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today Friday (3 Aug) released 100,000 seats at fares from £11 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in September and October.  These “all in” low fares will be available on over 1,000… Read the full press release

Amadeus publishes first half results for 2012

Growth record supported by both Distribution and IT Solutions businesses Year-on-year first half highlights (six months ended June 30, 2012) • Global market share of travel agency air bookings expanded by 1.0 percentage point • Passengers Boarded (PB) lifted by 27.0% to 259.0 million • Revenue grew 8.6%2 to €1,508.9 million • EBITDA rose 6.1%… Read the full press release

Avior Airlines Signs Full Content Agreement with Travelport

Caracas, 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, and Venezuelan air carrier, Avior Airlines, have today jointly announced a new agreement. The deal also includes an upgrade to Direct Sell and Seamless Availability which enable real-time reservation and confirmation of bookings, and allow agents to offer the highest level of… Read the full press release

The Penguins of Madagascar surprise at the airport

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passengers at the departure hall of Helsinki Airport were in for a surprise on Wednesday, 25 July when the familiar penguin characters from the Madagascar movies visited Terminal 2. This was a Flash Mob action, aimed at advertising the Madagascar 3 movie that will have its premier in August. The funny video… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Games media update – Friday 3rd August

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 221,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 109,000 of which are arrivals. Over 600 members of the Games Family* are expected to arrive at Heathrow today, with around 450 departing. Weather is not expected to affect operations today. Media rooms are now open in all… Read the full press release

5 NEW CORK WINTER ROUTES – 50% CHEAPER THAN WIZZ

RYANAIR ANNOUNCES 5 NEW CORK ROUTES TO POLAND & LITHUANIA AT FARES 50% LOWER THAN WIZZ 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (2 Aug) announced 5 new routes from Cork to Gdansk, Krakow, Warsaw, Wroclaw and Vilnius (at fares that are at least 50% cheaper than Wizz) from Nov 2012 as… Read the full press release

NEW UNIFORM TO MARK TRANSASIA AIRWAYS’ EXCITING NEW CHAPTER FOR THE LEADING TAIWANESE AIRLINE

Retro Design pays homage to the airline’s history Singapore, 2012-08-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — As part of its on-going service upgrade initiative unveiled last month, TransAsia Airways today announced the launch of its new uniform, for its over 500 cabin crew and ground staff, including maintenance staff, across all of its domestic and international routes. The new… Read the full press release

All EVA Air and UNI Air’s international flights are operating as normal on Aug.02

2012-08-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — We advise passengers to check the Flight Status page and register for our SMS (Short Message Service) or Flight SMS Alerts for Members for the latest schedules. Our website will contain regular news updates. Those with mobile devices can visit our Mobile Web for constant updates. Flight schedules may change according to the weather. Use EVA Air’s website to stay… Read the full press release

Aberdeen Airport braced for whatever winter holds

2012-08-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — This morning, members of the media were joined by airport management as they were shown exactly what £1.3 million worth of investment looks like. The money has been spent in recent months dramatically upgrading the fleet of vehicles which serves the whole airport campus. It includes everything from an enormous state-of-the-art £700,000… Read the full press release