Africas First Ethiopian Dreamliner Touches Down in Kigali

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that its first Dreamliner, “Africa First”, touched down in Kigali, Rwanda on 08 September 2012. Ethiopian’s 1st Dreamliner flight to Kigali is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Kigali is the political and economic hub of Rwanda and is an important part of… Read the full press release

Ethiopian First 787 Dreamliner Outside Japan Lands in Frankfurt

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that its 1 st Dreamliner, “Africa First”, landed in Frankfurt on 07 September 2012. Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner flight to Frankfurt is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Frankfurt, the financial centre of Europe, is a major Star Alliance hub and an important part… Read the full press release

Al Bateen Executive Airport sees +30% Increase in Visiting Aircraft Movements in First Half of 2012

The leading business Aviation Airport registers +10% growth in overall commercial traffic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Al Bateen Executive Airport, the dedicated business aviation airport of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), released today its traffic performance for the first half of 2012. The traffic report revealed a strong +30% increase in visiting… Read the full press release

TAV Sees Off Hajj Pilgrims In Turkey And Welcomes Them In The Holy Land

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — TAV Airports, Turkey’s leading airport operator, began welcoming the first group of hajj pilgrims from the early hours of the morning at the airport it has begun operating in Medinah, one of the holy cities of the Islamic World. Departing from Turkey’s Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara Esenboga and Izmir Adnan Menderes Airports operated… Read the full press release

Developing Aviation in Central Asia and the Caucasus – Building the Silk Road in the Sky

2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the governments of Kazakhstan, Central Asia and the Caucasus to utilize air transport as a catalyst for economic growth and development. “Kazakhstan sits at the crossroads of East and West. And with double-digit growth in air traffic demand across the whole of Central Asia… Read the full press release

Massport Schedules September Board Meeting

2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The next meeting of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Massport’s Executive Offices located at the Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, MA. A draft agenda will be posted prior to the Board Meeting. View current board meeting schedule… Read the full press release

O’Hare Plane Pull Raises Nearly $70,000 for Special Olympics

O'Hare Plane Pull Raises Nearly $70,000 for Special Olympics

CHICAGO, 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Teams of local law enforcement agencies and the general public participated in a larger-than-life tug-of-war challenge today at O’Hare International Airport, facing off with a 90-ton UPS Airbus A300 aircraft. The Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull event raised nearly $70,000 for Special Olympics Illinois. An all-time high of 37 teams registered for the fourth annual competition at O’Hare…. Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Daily Service Between Seattle and San Antonio, Texas

Double Mileage Plan miles offered* on new route through Oct. 29 SEATTLE, 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines is launching daily nonstop flights between Seattle and San Antonio, Texas, today. “San Antonio is the second-largest city in Texas and has a variety of great attractions for visitors, in addition to being a vibrant business community,” said… Read the full press release

FLY FROM MANCHESTER TO BRUSSELS FOR JUST £12

DOUBLE DAILY MANCHESTER-CHARLEROI BUSINESS SPECIALS ON SALE NOW BREAKFAST IN BRUSSELS & BACK HOME FOR DINNER – NO WAFFLE! Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (17 Sept) urged Manchester business travellers to snap up one of Ryanair’s £12 fares to Brussels Charleroi, with two return flights operating daily. Ryanair’s double daily service from the… Read the full press release

Fly Frontier Between Denver and Cleveland Beginning Jan. 9

Nonstop fares starting at $80* each way available until Sept. 30 only at FlyFrontier.com DENVER, 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today announced new nonstop service between its Denver, Colo. (DEN) hub and Cleveland, Ohio (CLE) with four weekly flights beginning Jan. 9, 2013. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering fares as low as $80*… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Launches swafreedomshop.com With A Big Sale!

Customers Can Use ‘SWAPR10‘ Code to get 10% off of Southwest Gear! DALLAS – 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is proud to introduce the new swafreedomshop.com, a website where consumers can purchase Southwest-branded merchandise, gear, and collectibles.  Shoppers can save 10% by entering “SWAPR10” at checkout, valid Monday, Sept. 17, through Friday, Sept. 21,… Read the full press release

RYANAIR REVEALS RECORD SUMMER OF PUNCTUALITY

93% OF 150,000 FLIGHTS (JUN/JUL/AUG) ARRIVED ON-TIME 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (17 Sep) revealed a record on-time summer flight performance, with an average 93% punctuality for the months of June, July and August, during which it operated over 150,000 flights. Just 10 of Ryanair’s 156,000 flights were cancelled during… Read the full press release

Dragonair Cancels Busan And Jeju Flights On Monday Due To Impact Of Super Typhoon Sanba

Hong Kong, 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Sunday, 16 September) announced that flights to and from Busan will be cancelled on Monday, 17 September, based on the latest forecast for Super Typhoon Sanba. The airline has earlier announced that its Jeju flights on 17 September will be cancelled. The aircraft deployed for services for the… Read the full press release

BELFAST CITY AIRPORT FUNDS VITAL LATE-NIGHT SUPPORT SERVICE

SOS Bus team leader, Sarah McCandless, talks Chief Executive of Belfast City Airport, Brian Ambrose, through the vital work of the service and its volunteers ahead of the universities’ ‘Freshers’ Week’

2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — A late-night support service for vulnerable people has received significant funding towards its operations from George Best Belfast City Airport. SOS Bus NI, which operates from Shaftesbury Square and the Odyssey Arena in Belfast every weekend, was awarded the financial support from the airport’s Community Fund.Brian Ambrose, Chief Executive of Belfast City Airport… Read the full press release

CAA issues first EASA pilot licences

2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has begun issuing the new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) pilot licences. The first licences, which will replace JAR and many older ‘national’ versions, were printed for the first time at the CAA’s Gatwick headquarters earlier today. The transition process to the new pan European… Read the full press release

Dragonair Cancels Flights to and from Jeju on Monday due to Impact of Super Typhoon Sanba

Hong Kong, 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Sunday, 16 September) announced that flights to and from Jeju will be cancelled on Monday, 17 September, based on the latest forecast for Super Typhoon Sanba. The aircraft deployed for the Jeju flights on Tuesday (18 September) will be upgraded to an A330 to accommodate those passengers originally… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Named One Of America’s Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces By Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption

DALLAS – 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) was named as one of America’s best adoption-friendly companies by the Dave Thomas foundation for adoption. Southwest Airlines offers Employees up to three weeks of paid leave and $2,000 per adopted child with a $4,000 lifetime maximum amount of financial reimbursement. To see the complete list, visit… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Reports August 2012 Traffic

Miramar, Florida, 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today reported its preliminary traffic results for August 2012 and year-to-date 2012. Traffic (revenue passenger miles) in August 2012 increased 18.9 percent versus August 2011 on a capacity (available seat miles) increase of 20.5 percent. Load factor for August 2012 was 86.5 percent, a decrease of 1.2… Read the full press release

Hispanic Business Magazine Names Southwest Airlines To The 2012 Directory Of Best Companies For Diversity

DALLAS – 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines has been named one of the Best Companies for Diversity in 2012 by Hispanic Business Magazine, an annual list determined by more than 32 variables that measure the Company’s commitment to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy, and supplier diversity. This is the fifth year the Carrier has been included… Read the full press release

Commissioner Andolino to be Honored by Children’s Villages Illinois

CHICAGO, 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino will be honored on October 18 by SOS Children’s Villages Illinois at its annual Crafted fundraising event in Chicago. Andolino and Commissioner Andrew Mooney of the Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development will each receive a Distinguished Leadership Award. Andolino will be honored for her leadership in serving at-risk children and Commissioner Mooney… Read the full press release

Dragonair Cancels Flights to and from Okinawa on Sunday due to Impact of Super Typhoon Sanba

Hong Kong, 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Friday, 14 September) announced that flights to and from Okinawa will be cancelled on Sunday, 16 September, based on the latest forecast for Super Typhoon Sanba. The aircraft deployed for the Okinawa flights on Saturday (15 September) will be upgraded to an A330 to accommodate those passengers originally… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for August 2012

2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for August 2012 that show an increase in the number of passengers carried alongside a drop in the passenger load factor. The amount of cargo and mail carried showed another year-on-year decline. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of… Read the full press release

New partnership: airberlin and airBaltic start codeshare flights

2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin is entering the Baltic region by offering nonstop flights to Riga with the new codeshare partner airBaltic. airberlin adds its code on flights operated by airBaltic to the Latvian capital from several German cities: Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt and Berlin. In return, airBaltic flight guests are – for the first time… Read the full press release

Cape Town International Airport is inducted into the ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence

2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town International Airport (ACSA CTIA) is one of five airports for 2012 in the world nominated by the Airports Council International (ACI) to be inducted onto the Director General’s Roll of Excellence. This is for its exceptional achievements in the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) surveys conducted over… Read the full press release

JAL Launches All-New Products and Services, Starting January 2013 on International Routes

Welcome! JAL New Sky TOKYO, 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today launched JAL NEW SKY PROJECT, a thorough revamp of its in-flight products and services on international routes under a collective theme “Welcome! JAL New Sky”. As an initial phase of this Project, JAL will introduce a sweeping change to the seat designs in every cabin… Read the full press release

Honor Flight Chicago hosts 95 WWII Veterans at Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Legacy Girls entertain at Midway

CHICAGO, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — While many folks were still sleeping, 95 World War II veterans from the Chicago area showed up extra early this morning at Midway International Airport for a very special day trip to Washington D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial sponsored by Honor Flight Chicago. Among those traveling today are brothers Nick and George Collias. Nick, 86,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Makes Travel Easier with Launch of Mobile Booking Site

Flight status information also available via text now SEATTLE, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ —Travel on Alaska Airlines got easier for smart phone users today with the launch of mobile booking, which allows customers to buy tickets from any mobile device. The carrier also rolled out Flight Status On the Go, which allows customers to text 252752 (ALASKA)… Read the full press release

Winnipeg’s First Courtyard by Marriott Lands on Airport Campus

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. is pleased to announce Manitoba’s first Courtyard by Marriott is landing on the airport campus. This first Courtyard property in Winnipeg will be owned and built by Brock Hotels and Belmont Equity Partners Inc. The six-story Courtyard will be located on the eastern side of the airport and… 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