Turkish Airlines starts its operations to Sebha, Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada and Aden

Turkish Airlines which already has the world’s 7th largest network, will add 4 more new destinations in October. 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sebha (Libya) flights are scheduled to begin on October 7th, 2012 with 3 weekly services. Introductory round trip tickets from Istanbul to Sebha will be available from 249 Euros, including taxes and fees. Istanbul… Read the full press release

RYANAIR LAUNCHES BRUSSELS-DUBLIN ‘DOUBLE DAILY’ RETURN FLIGHTS TO MARK IRELAND’S LOW COST EU PRESIDENCY

FLY BRUSSELS to/from DUBLIN FROM JUST €19 – saving taxpayers’ millions 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (4 Oct) announced an additional daily return flight between Brussels Charleroi and Dublin (from 7 Nov) to mark Ireland’s upcoming six-month Presidency of the Council of the EU, which will commence on 1st Jan,… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Starts Service Between Denver and Gateway

Miramar, Florida, 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:  SAVE) today started daily nonstop service between Denver International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Customers can check out the insanely low fares offered every day at www.spirit.com and also sign up to receive alerts on Spirit’s email deals and offers. “We’re thrilled to continue saving consumers money and satisfying their… Read the full press release

CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT PAYS TRIBUTE TO NORM THOMPSON

2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — Christchurch Airport is hailing the contribution made by Air New Zealand’s deputy CEO as he announces his intention to leave the airline next year. Norm Thompson will step down from his role next June, after almost 45 years with the national carrier. Jim Boult, Christchurch Airport CEO, says he enjoys his association… Read the full press release

– LAX TRAFFIC ADVISORY – Not Quite Carmageddon, LAneXt™ AIRPORT MODERNIZATION TO REMOVE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

Los Angeles, California – 2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — LAXageddon?? No, but we are shutting down lanes in the Central Terminal Area as we re-build Los Angeles International Airport! Although the dreaded Carmageddon I-405 closure had minimal impact at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the removal of a pedestrian bridge at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)… Read the full press release

CHRISTCHURCH AND ADELAIDE AIRPORTS COMBINE FORCES

2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed to link one of the largest un-serviced city pairs in Australasia, with the intention of benefitting business, freight and tourism of both cities. Christchurch Airport CEO Jim Boult says the initiative has been under discussion between the two airports for three or four months…. Read the full press release

Brussels Airport wins global Routes Marketing Award

2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — Last night in Abu Dhabi  Brussels Airport was awarded the overall Routes Airport  Marketing Award. Twice a year, the international Routes trade fair brings together airports and airlines from around the globe. In a kind of speed-dating environment they get the chance to meet all potential new customers at a single location.  Any interesting contacts can be… Read the full press release

Significant boost for Shannon as United announce new route to Chicago

2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — Shannon Airport’s status as the transatlantic gateway to the West of Ireland is set to be significantly enhanced thanks to the announcement of a new route by United Airlines to Chicago from next summer. The new route will be in addition to the hugely successful daily service to Newark that United operate… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport wins Best Sample Category at 2012 ASQ Fieldwork Awards

Budapest Airport was announced the winner of the Best Sample Category in the European Airport section at the ASQ Fieldwork Awards, part of the ASQ (Airport Service Quality) Forum held in Istanbul last week. 2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — The ASQ Fieldwork Awards are an informal recognition of those airports which achieve the highest standards in ASQ… Read the full press release

Ryanair & LBA offer free flights to students

Competition winner: Leeds Met University student, Rachel Hobson (second left) wins Ryanair flights to Riga

Ryanair and Leeds Bradford Airport teamed up to offer a pair of free flights for student festival goers at Leeds’ first ever outdoor Freshers’ Festival. 2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leeds Freshers’ Festival was held in Leeds City Centre’s Millennium Square, on Saturday 22nd September; Voodoo Events, in partnership with Leeds Met Students’ Union and Leeds City… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport Highly Commended at 2012 World Routes Awards

Budapest Airport Highly Commended at 2012 World Routes Awards

Budapest Airport was highly commended as one of the top three airports in Europe last night in the prestigious World Routes Awards, voted for exclusively by airline judges*. 2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — “To win such recognition on the world stage after experiencing a difficult year with the loss of Malev is especially pleasing for us,” noted… Read the full press release

2012-13 WINTER SCHEDULE. STABLE CAPACITY FOR AIR FRANCE-KLM GROUP – STABLE CAPACITY FOR AIR FRANCE

2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — Within an unstable economic environment, the Air France-KLM Group has decided, for the 2012-13 winter season running from 28/10/2012 to 23/03/2013, to stabilize its growth in capacity* compared with winter 2011-12, including +0.5% on long-haul and -0.5% on medium-haul operations. STABLE CAPACITY* FOR AIR FRANCE: -0.1% ON LONG-HAUL NETWORK AND -0.5% ON… Read the full press release

Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories store opening in Copenhagen

Victoria’s Secret, the leading specialty retailer of lingerie and beauty products, plans to open its first Beauty & Accessories Store in Terminal 2, Copenhagen Airport in partnership with Agora Trading.  2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — The new store, scheduled to open on Thursday 18th October, will offer customers access to an assortment of best-selling Victoria’s Secret beauty… Read the full press release

INSPIRED BROWSING – EASYJET LAUNCHES NEW MAP-BASED SEARCH TO HELP CUSTOMERS FIND THE PERFECT TRIP

2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has added an innovative new online feature designed to help customers find exactly what they are looking for at the click of a mouse.  ‘Inspire Me’ gives customers ideas on where to go, whatever their budget, helping them to see how far their budget can take them… Read the full press release

easyJet celebrates its inaugural flight from Bristol to Copenhagen

easyJet celebrates its inaugural flight from Bristol to Copenhage

2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet, the largest operator at Bristol Airport, has today celebrated its inaugural flight to the Danish capital of Copenhagen. Customers were taken by surprise and put in the mood for their trip by a Danish themed check in area where delicious Danish pastries were distributed. One lucky Bristol traveller won a pair… Read the full press release

SAS and Apollo sign million dollar agreement

Apollo is developing its partnership with SAS and has signed another million dollar agreement ahead of the winter season. As a result, Apollo’s customers will be flying on SAS aircraft from 13 different locations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark to 8 destinations around the world. The contract is worth a total of SEK 590 million…. Read the full press release

Ethiopian Takes Delivery of the First Customized Q-400

Ethiopian Takes Delivery of the First Customized Q-400

2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has taken delivery of the first of its five re-configured Bombardier Q-400 aircraft on 28 September 2012 in Toronto, Canada. Based on its valued customers feed back, the airline requested the manufacturer to reconfigure the new Q-400 and as… Read the full press release

Improved Performance Cushions Fall in Profits – Margins and Profits Remain Weak

Singapore – 2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upward revision to its global aviation outlook for 2012. The fall in airline profits from the $8.4 billion that the industry earned in 2011 will be cushioned by improved airline performance. Airlines are expected to earn $4.1 billion in 2012 (up $1.1 billion… Read the full press release

EASA proposes new harmonised rules to avoid flight crew fatigue

2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today published its proposal to amend the current EU rules on flight and duty time limitations and rest requirements (FTL) for commercial air transport. Released in a final proposal known as an Opinion, the proposed rules contain more than 30 safety improvements compared to current requirements… Read the full press release

Demand Slowdown Continues

Geneva – 2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported global traffic results for August showing demand for air transport continuing to flatten-out, but with significant regional variations. Freight volumes shrank as business and consumer confidence continued to slip. Demand for air travel expanded by 5.1% in August compared to the same month in… Read the full press release

ADAC welcomes the inaugural flight of RAK Airways

ADAC welcomes the inaugural flight of RAK Airways

Four flights a week between Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-10-3 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) welcomed today the inaugural flight of RAK Airways at Abu Dhabi International Airport, to be the first domestic flight from the airline. RAK Airways, the main carrier of Ras Al… Read the full press release

Chicago’s Airports Participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Awareness poster at O'Hare

HICAGO, 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — For the fifth consecutive year, the Chicago Department of Aviation(CDA) is “going pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by participating in the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation’s “2012 Light the Way to Find a Cure” campaign. The CDA will show is support by displaying pink lights, ribbons and other decorations at O’Hare and Midway International Airports during the… Read the full press release

Andolino Discusses Aviation Industry Outlook at World Route Summit

CHICAGO, 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino was one of many industry experts who spoke at the opening day of the World Route Development Strategy Summit on September 30 in Abu Dhabi. Leaders from airlines, airports, governments, network planning, travel and tourism, air cargo and economic development authorities attended the summit to discuss the… Read the full press release

MANX2.COM BELFAST FLIGHT TIMETABLE SUCCESS

Manx2.com fly from Belfast City Airport to the Isle of Man, Blackpool, Gloucester and Oxford up to 4 times a day

2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Manx2.com’s business-friendly Belfast timetable, introduced last year, has proven to be a great success. The early morning flights have taken over 3,200 passengers from the Isle of Man to Belfast, and 4,200 from Belfast to the Island, a rise of over 1,000 passengers from 2011. The first flight from Isle of Man… Read the full press release

Chicago’s Natural Beauty on Display at Chicago’s Airports

Purple Prairie Clover by Dawn Mazur. Photo taken in July 2011 at South Pond in Lincoln Park.

CHICAGO, 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new photo exhibit showcasing Chicago’s natural beauty has landed at O’Hare and Midway International Airports. Last fall, the Chicago Park District Natural Areas Program asked Chicagoans to “Take their best shot!” and photograph nature in the city.  Over 250 photographs were submitted and judged in four categories:  People in Nature, Native Flora,… Read the full press release

LOT launched new direct service to Hannover

Warsaw, 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today LOT Polish Airlines launched new direct service to Hannover. LOT’s Embraer 170 with the registration number SP-LDB took off from Chopin Airport in Warsaw at 13:50 local time. Its arrival in Hannover it is planned at 15:20 local time Since today the Polish carrier’s planes will land at the airport… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Continues Denver Growth With Opening Of New Flight Crew Bases And Line Maintenance At Denver International Airport (DIA)

New Domiciles at Denver International Airport (DIA) Will be Home to Nearly 400 Pilots and 400 Flight Attendants DENVER – 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today officially opens the carrier’s newest Pilot and Flight Attendant crew bases at Denver International Airport (DIA). The new crew domiciles, which will be the airline’s ninth,… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines Reports September 2012 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS, 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary traffic results for September 2012. For the month, Frontier’s load factor increased two percentage points to 88% compared to 86% in September 2011. Frontier’s traffic decreased 13%, to 0.9 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs); capacity decreased 15%, to… Read the full press release

Second Annual Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Liberation Walk Attracts Celebrity Entries

2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Taking place for the second time, the annual Oliver Adelaide Tambo Liberation Walk has attracted interest amongst several media personalities, celebrities and public figures this year. Amongst those who will be participating in the Walk, which takes place on Saturday, 6 October 2012, are recording artist and TV presenter Stoan Seate, media personality Kass Naidoo, businesswoman Uyanda Mbuli, and TV presenter Liezel van… Read the full press release

Get Ready for O’Hare 5K on the Runway and Community Day

Runway 9L/27R, location of the ORD 5K on the Runway

CHICAGO, 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — On your mark…Get set…Go! to the “Run on the Runway” website now to register for the ORD 5K on the Runway and Community Day at O’Hare. On Saturday, October 20, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will host a 5K on the Runway and Community Day, presented by United Airlines, at O’Hare International Airport from 8… Read the full press release