Cathay Pacific unveils new Regional Business Class

Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar introduces the design concept and features of the new Regional Business Class product at the unveiling ceremony.

2012-09-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today unveiled its new Regional Business Class product, coinciding with the airline’s 66th anniversary as Hong Kong’s home carrier. Speaking at an unveiling event held at Cathay Pacific City, the airline’s headquarters, Chief Executive John Slosar said: “Our new Regional Business Class seat was developed after listening to our… Read the full press release

FLYBE LAUNCHES 25% OFF LIMITED TIME WINTER SEAT SALE ON 27 KEY ROUTES

2012-09-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Flybe’s seat sale offers fares on many popular routes, including Belfast City Airport, with one way fares from £20.99 Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is offering a limited time 25% off winter seat sale on a wide selection of its most popular routes for booking until midnight on October 7th and available… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Giving Away 20 Million Frequent Flyer Miles Next Week in Maryland

2012-09-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — 1,000 Area Residents to Receive Enough Miles for Award Ticket* (with taxes and fees from only $5 per award) WHO/WHAT: Spirit Airlines is celebrating its recent arrival to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in a big way and giving away 20 million frequent flyer bonus miles next week.1,000 residents (18 years… Read the full press release

HAECO And Cathay Pacific form joint venture to provide inventory technical management services

HAECO Chief Executive Officer Augustus Tang (R) and Cathay Pacific Engineering Director Christopher Gibbs were pictured at the signing ceremony of HAECO ITM Limited

2012-09-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (“HAECO”) and Cathay Pacific Airways have teamed up to form a joint venture company, HAECO ITM Limited (“HXITM”), in Hong Kong to provide inventory technical management services to Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, as well as other airline customers. HAECO ITM services primarily cover provisions and pool management… Read the full press release

Global and Local Partners Line Up to Sponsor 2012 World Routes Development Forum

Key partners, business sponsors, suppliers and media partners support world’s largest event for airlines and airports United Arab Emirates, 2012-09-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) presented the key sponsors of the 18th World Route Development Forum to be held in Abu Dhabi from September 29th to October 2nd at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition… Read the full press release

First Domestic Flight takes off from Abu Dhabi International Airport

Rotana Jet inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-09-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) witnessed today the first domestic flight in the UAE as Rotana Jet flight took off from Abu Dhabi International Airport flying to Fujairah International Airport at 10:00 am this morning. This inaugural flight comes… Read the full press release

Online Registration Closes TODAY for Contractor Open House

CHICAGO, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Online pre-registration will close today for the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Contractor Open House. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL. The Contractor Open House provides an excellent opportunity for firms interested in… Read the full press release

VERMONT TO DOUBLE FLIGHTS FROM TORONTO THIS WINTER

BURLINGTON, Vt.,  2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ —  On Sept. 18, Governor Shumlin announced Porter airline service between BTV and Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport will double this winter. Porter Airlines has once again partnered with Ski Vermont and four Vermont Ski Resorts to provide customers with an attractive winter getaway to the Green Mountain State. “We were… Read the full press release

Massport Board Confirms Thomas Glynn As New CEO

Massport Board Confirms Thomas Glynn as New CEO BOSTON 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today confirmed Thomas Glynn to serve as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Port Authority overseeing Boston Logan International Airport, the public container and cruise terminals in the Port… Read the full press release

Massport Holds the Line on Logan Rates and Charges

Massport Holds the Line on Boston Logan Rates and Charges Free Silver Line Service to Continue through New Year BOSTON, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Massachusetts Port Authority Board today approved a series of rates and charges for airlines at Boston Logan International Airport.  The rates are in effect from Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013,… Read the full press release

Strengthening Japan’s Aviation Competitiveness – Reducing Cost of Infrastructure

Tokyo, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on Japan to capitalize on the economic benefits of air transport by improving the sector’s competitiveness. “I am a Japan optimist. And in the case of aviation, these last few years have seen some of the most promising changes in Japanese air transport,” said… Read the full press release

Dancers Celebrate Unity Month at O’Hare and Midway

Dancers Celebrate Unity Month at O'Hare and Midway

CHICAGO, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — From 2 to 5 p.m. this afternoon , travelers can experience a variety of multicultural music and live dancers in the terminals at O’Hare and Midway International Airports. The Unity Month entertainment celebrates the diverse people, music and arts that make Chicago a unique and culturally rich city. The entertainment lineup includes energetic tap dancing by… Read the full press release

Register Now for the O’Hare 5K on the Runway

Register Now for the O'Hare 5K on the Runway

CHICAGO, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — On October 20, O’Hare International Airport’s northernmost runway will take a brief rest from handling aircraft and instead welcome thousands of runners and walkers to raise money for a very important cause. The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and United Airlines are partnering to host a  5K Run on the Runway at O’Hare to benefit the Wounded Warrior… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner Launch

2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airports Company South Africa is proud to announce the touch down of Ethiopian Airlines’ first Boeing 787 Dreamliner at O.R. Tambo International Airport earlier today. Ethiopian is the first airline outside of Japan to take delivery of the new model, which it did at a handover ceremony on 14 August 2012 in… Read the full press release

New Signature Flight Support Facility Celebrates Opening With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at O’Hare International Airport

(Left to right) Geoff Heck, Regional VP, Signature; Mark Costa, Chicago Area Dir., Signature; CDA Commissioner Andolino; Maria Saster, COO, Signature; John Manning, Kraus Manning Construction and Hank Mook, Gen. Mgr., Signature O'Hare.

CHICAGO, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today marked the official grand opening of the new Signature Flight Support terminal at O’Hare International Airport. 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 celebration, hosted by Signature, included a reception at the new building… Read the full press release

LOT uruchomił 16 samodzielnych stanowisk odpraw na lotnisku Chopina w Warszawie

2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Pasażerowie LOT-u mogą korzystać z ośmiu stanowisk umiejscowionych przy tradycyjnych stanowiskach odpraw polskiego przewoźnika w strefie C lotniska. Kolejne osiem kiosków self check-in znajdują się w sąsiedztwie, w strefie D lotniska. Nowo udostępnione stanowiska są wyposażone m.in. w funkcję automatycznego czytnika paszportów oraz kart lojalnościowych i kredytowych. Pozwala to znacznie przyspieszyć proces… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Starts Ultra Low Fare Service Between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth Houston to Chicago and Las Vegas Starts October 4, 2012

Miramar, Florida, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today launched its ultra low fare service between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. Spirit now offers twice daily nonstop flights between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, with connections available to 12 destinations throughout the Americas, including Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Myers, Las… Read the full press release

Fly Europe with LOT aboard Dreamliner

Warsaw, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, LOT Polish Arlines start selling tickets for European flights aboard their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Dreamliner will depart on its first flight on 14th December and the destination will be Prague. There are more flights to European cities scheduled until mid January 2013. Beginning today, all Passengers wishing to fly… Read the full press release

Lufthansa uses innovative feature of the iPhone iOS 6 operating system

2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following the launch of the new Passbook app for the iPhone iOS 6 operating system, Lufthansa passengers can have their boarding pass issued in the appropriate format. From now on, they can also opt to have their mobile boarding pass delivered via the Passbook function on their iPhone. Once passengers have successfully… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines® Launches The ‘Southwest Porch at Strauss Square’ in Partnership with Dallas’ AT&T Performing Arts Center

Airline Creates Outdoor Venue Where Arts Enthusiasts Can Enjoy Southwest Hospitality in the Heart of Downtown Dallas DALLAS – 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) launched the Southwest Porch at Strauss Square, a new outdoor lounge that will provide visitors to Dallas’ AT&T Performing Arts Center with a relaxing spot to enjoy performances at… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific statement on its restrictive carriage policy on sharks and shark-related products

2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific today reiterated that the decision to stop shipping unsustainably sourced sharks and shark-related products was made based on sustainable development considerations. The decision was made public two weeks ago. Under the airline’s new restrictive carriage policy, it will only accept shipments when shippers provide proof that the products to be… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines снижает льготный тариф из Магадана в Иркутск

2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines объявляет о снижении льготного тарифа на направлении Магадан — Иркутск в рамках государственной программы обеспечения доступности авиаперевозок между Дальним Востоком и европейской частью страны. Теперь размер специального тарифа на этом направлении составляет 9000 руб.1 при покупке авиабилета экономического класса в одну сторону. Пассажиры S7 Airlines также могут приобрести льготные авиабилеты по… Read the full press release

Porter Airlines suits up for second season of Vermont service

TORONTO, 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Porter Airlines is preparing for another year of service to Burlington, Vt., from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, beginning Dec. 15 until April 8. Four weekly roundtrip options are now available compared to two last season. This is Porter’s second year flying to Burlington, a popular destination for passengers looking to enjoy… Read the full press release

RYANAIR ANNOUNCES OVER 350,000 EXTRA SEATS ON 2,000 EXTRA CHRISTMAS FLIGHTS

RECORD DEMAND FOR RYANAIR’S LOW FARES TO THE SUN AND SLOPES 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (19 Sept) announced over 350,000 extra seats on over 2,000 extra ‘Christmas’ flights across 300 routes following record advance bookings for Ryanair’s festive flights since its winter schedules were launched last month. Ryanair confirmed… Read the full press release

New fast food restaurant at Helsinki Airport

2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Richie’s Gourmet Hotdogs, Finnish fast food chain specialising in hotdogs, has opened a sales outlet in Terminal 2. Steaming hot, delicious hotdogs are available in the arrivals lobby 2A-2B. Richie’s Gourmet promises to make hotdogs in about 30 seconds. The selection includes high-quality sausage options and a wide range of spices and… Read the full press release

PORTER AIRLINES AND SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS ANNOUNCE NEW INTERLINE AGREEMENT

Travelers now able to purchase tickets and access easy connections between 12 Porter Canadian destinations and SAA’s 44 African destinations via Washington Toronto, CANADA, 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Canada-based Porter Airlines and South African Airways (SAA) announced a new interline agreement that will open up connection opportunities for passengers traveling between Canada and West and Southern Africa… Read the full press release

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Executive Director Lynn F. Kusy Announces Retirement

Served 20 years as the Airport’s sole Executive Director MESA, Ariz. 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s Executive Director, Lynn F. Kusy announced his retirement plans at Monday’s Board of Directors meeting. His final day of employment is expected to be March 15, 2013. “I have been honored to be a part of Gateway’s success… Read the full press release

Gateway Airport Announces Michael Merk Manager – Real Estate and Business Development

Oversees airport property management, terminal advertising and concessions, leasing, and real estate development MESA, Ariz., 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport has named Michael Merk as its new Manager of Real Estate and Business Development – responsible for airport property management, terminal advertising and concessions, leasing, and real estate development “The expansion of our Business Development… Read the full press release

TfL signs partnership with VisitBritain for international distribution of the Visitor Oyster card

Transport for London (TfL) has appointed VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, as their management agent for the promotion and distribution of the Visitor Oyster card internationally.

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — VisitBritain will act as the single point of contact for all distribution partners and for the sale of the highly popular transport smartcard to trade partners outside of London. The partnership means inbound visitors will be able to have their Oyster card ready to go prior to arriving in London, reducing queues… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to build new logistics centre at Frankfurt

Supervisory Board approves investment at home base 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lufthansa has announced plans to build a modern logistics centre at Frankfurt Airport. At its meeting today, the Lufthansa Group Supervisory Board approved the investment in the necessary infrastructure for Lufthansa’s cargo business. The building, which will replace the existing over 30-year-old Lufthansa Cargo Center,… Read the full press release