St. John’s International Airport Returns to Regular Operations

ST. JOHN’S, NL, 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — At 4:20 p.m. today, an Ilyushin 76 arriving from Prestwick, Scotland overran the Airport’s primary runway (Runway 11/29). St. John’s International Airport Authority activated its emergency plan and its well-trained and highly skilled emergency response team responded to the incident along with St. John’s Regional Fire Department, Eastern Health, and… Read the full press release

Get Through Security Faster!

Dulles and Reagan National Pioneer Improvements for Airport Travelers 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — New programs in place at Dulles International and Reagan National Airports help passengers move more efficiently through the airports’ security checkpoints. At Dulles, new technology provides live wait-time displays at security screening so passengers can make an informed selection. At Reagan National, an… Read the full press release

St. John’s International Airport Authority Responds to an Aircraft Overrun on its Primary Runway

ST. JOHN’S, NL, 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — At 4:20 p.m. today, an Ilyushin 76 arriving from Prestwick, Scotland overran the Airport’s primary runway (Runway 11/29). St. John’s International Airport Authority has activated its emergency plan and its well-trained and highly skilled emergency response team is responding to the incident along with St. John’s Regional Fire Department, Eastern… Read the full press release

Dragonair Welcomes EIA Study Brief for Third Runway Option at Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong, 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today welcomes the Director of Environmental Protection’s issuance of a Study Brief for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Dragonair Chief Executive Officer Patrick Yeung said: “This is another important milestone for this key project. Right from the start of… Read the full press release

Newquay Cornwall Airport Survey Winner

2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Congratulations to Verity Teague who was randomly picked from all the Newquay Cornwall Airport Survey responses and has won a bottle of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Non Vintage Champagne. On hearing of her prize Verity responded “What a wonderful surprise, thank you! my family live in Cornwall so Newquay airport is… Read the full press release

Dresden Airport welcomes passenger no. 20,000,000 in new terminal

2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dresden International Airport has reached another milestone in its history. This morning it welcomed its 20 millionth passenger since the new terminal opened on 25 March 2001. The lucky passenger was Manuel Sandner from Stuttgart. The 26-year-old had been visiting his girlfriend in Dresden and was flying Germanwings on a business trip… Read the full press release

CPH: Strong H1 performance

2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passenger numbers rose by 4.2% despite the bankruptcy of CPH’s third largest customer and challenging market conditions. The number of transfer passengers at Copenhagen Airports continued to increase, supporting CPH’s strategy of strengthening its position as the preferred Northern European transport hub. CPH retains its overall full-year forecast regardless of the bankruptcy… Read the full press release

IAG Cargo named new freight handling agent for TAM Linhas Aereas in Spain

It expects to handle some 8,000 tonnes in the next 12 months under the new contract Madrid, 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — IAG Cargo, through its brand Iberia Cargo, is the new freight handling agent for TAM Linhas Aereas S.A. in Spain. TAM operates daily flights between São Paulo and Madrid using A330s that can carry more than 10,000kgs of freight… Read the full press release

Three out of four Iberia passengers in Madrid Airport issue their own boarding passes

Nearly all those who use the check-in kiosks also obtain their luggage tags from them Madrid, 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Three of every four Iberia passengers embarking at the airline’s T4 hub in Madrid airport obtain their boarding passes automatically, using mobile phones, the www.iberia.com website, or airport check-in kiosks. On August 1 the Spanish airline loaded the T4 kiosks with new software… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport News Flash Key Figures – July 2012

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Traffic Figures: 2,473,182 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport during July 2012, a gain of 0.9% versus July 2011. The year to date passenger growth stands at +2.7%. O&D or local passengers (originating or departing from Zurich) increased by 0.5% to 1,671,807 compared to previous July (YTD +2.1%). Transfer passengers increased by… Read the full press release

LOS ANGELES AIRPORT POLICE LAUNCHES REVAMPED WEBSITE

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Los Angeles Airport Police today launched its newly revamped website at WWW.LAWA.ORG/AIRPORTPOLICE . The user-friendly site provides visitors with comprehensive information so they may gain an understanding of Airport Police operations at Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA’s) three Southern California airports: Los Angeles International (LAX), LA/Ontario International (ONT) and Van Nuys (general aviation)…. Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson passenger traffic up for June

ATLANTA, 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announced today that passenger traffic in June was 3.47 percent higher than a year earlier, increasing from 8,462,446 passengers in 2011 to 8,755,765 passengers in 2012. Total passenger traffic for the year to date increased by 4.46 percent over the same period last year — from 44,957,607 in… Read the full press release

Natalies Candy Jar Now Open

New Concession in Concourse B Satisfies Sweet Tooth for Passengers 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — CVG welcomes Natalie’s Candy Jar to Concourse B as part of the concession revitalization project, which is expected to be complete by spring 2013. Natalie’s Candy Jar offers a large bulk selection of candies and chocolates for all ages as well as… Read the full press release

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S BOTANICAL LIFE INSPIRES NEW ART EXHIBITS AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, announces two exhibitions at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), featuring works by Southern California artists exploring the vast subject of nature.  Observing Nature presents Fatemeh Burnes’ mixed-media paintings and Lawrence T. Yun’s watercolors of still… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport: disappointing economy still hinders growth

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — With 2,054,000 passengers, Brussels Airport was able to exceed the cap of 2 million travellers in one month for the second time in the past 10 years in July. Despite the fact that with this the airport recorded an absolute record month, growth compared to July 2011 remained limited to 1 percent…. Read the full press release

Golden Opportunity! Frontier Offers One-Day Fare Sale Featuring $46 and $104 One-Way Fares*

Purchase at FrontierAirlines.com today only; travel through Nov. 15, 2012 DENVER, 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines is celebrating the U.S. team’s winning performance in London with winning fares. The one-day fare sale offers $46 and $104 one-way fares* (all transportation fees and taxes included) for travel through mid-November on all nonstop routes across the lower 48 states…. Read the full press release

KICK-OFF THE NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON WITH RYANAIR

BOOKINGS FOR OPENING WEEKEND UP 20% 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (13 Aug) announced record advanced ‘football’ bookings ahead of the new English Premier League season, which kicks-off on Sat 18 Aug. Ryanair carries thousands of football supporters every weekend and the excitement is building ahead of the big kick-off… Read the full press release

Oslo Airport: New passenger records in July

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — In July, a total of 2 072 534 passengers travelled through Oslo Airport. This is an increase of 99 088, or 5.0%, over July 2011, and a new passenger record for a single month. The number of international charter passengers showed strong growth in July (8.4%), and Oslo Airport has never before… Read the full press release

Le Hilton Paris La Défense, le Hilton Paris Orly Airport et le Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Célèbrent la Semaine Internationale de la Jeunesse

PARIS, 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — A l’occasion de la Semaine Internationale de la Jeunesse, les Team Members des hôtels Hilton Paris La Défense, Hilton Paris Orly Airport et Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport s’associent à des partenaires locaux afin de soutenir et encourager les jeunes d’Ile-de-France, notamment en les aidant à atteindre leur plein potentiel… Read the full press release

CAA to issue medical certificates to pilots and air traffic controllers with insulin-treated diabetes

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Pilots and air traffic controllers with diabetes treated with insulin (and other medications that significantly lower blood glucose), may now be considered for medical certificates by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), it was announced today. Until now, only a limited number of medications for the treatment of diabetes have been allowed… Read the full press release

Statement of David S. Mackey, Interim CEO & Executive Director Massachusetts Port Authority

Statement of David S. Mackey, Interim CEO and Executive Director Massachusetts Port Authority 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — “The safety and security of passengers and airport workers are the top priorities of Massport. There is no place for racial profiling in any security program. It is illegal and it is not effective. As the airport operator we… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific welcomes Environmental Impact Assessment Study Brief for third runway option at HKIA

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways welcomes the Director of Environmental Protection’s issuance of a Study Brief for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport. Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar said: “This is another important step forward in building a critically needed third runway for Hong Kong…. Read the full press release

Hong Kong youth see dreams take flight as they graduate from the fifth ‘I Can Fly’ Programme

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — One-hundred energetic and motivated young Hong Kong people today celebrated their graduation from the Cathay Pacific “I Can Fly” programme at Cathay Pacific City, the airline’s headquarters at Hong Kong International Airport. The event was hosted by the airline’s Chief Operating Officer, Ivan Chu. Joining the graduates for the celebration were the… Read the full press release

Heathrow opens its own Olympic park to wave off world’s athletes in style

Heathrow opens its own Olympic park to wave off world’s athletes in style   · Specially constructed Games Terminal starts three days of operations · Terminal dressed as a park to give a spectacular London-style send off · More than 5,000 bags collected at Olympic Village yesterday and processed overnight · 6,000 athletes expected through… Read the full press release

O’Hare Receives Sweet Environmental Award for its Beehive Farm

CHICAGO, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago Hare International Airport was selected to receive a distinguished industry environmental award for its unique and innovative airport beehive farm. O’Hare will receive an Environmental Achievement Award from Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) in the Outreach, Education and Community Involvement Award Category. The beehives are tended by ex-offenders, who get a second… Read the full press release

Register Today for O’Hare Terminal 5 Construction Opportunity Fair

CHICAGO, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — One week from today on Wednesday, August 15, Westfield Concession Management, its concession partners, specialty retailers and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will host a free Construction Opportunity Fair at O’Hare International Airport. Qualified union trades interested in construction opportunities at O’Hare International Terminal 5 are invited to attend. Advance registration is encouraged, see details below:… Read the full press release

Heathrow ready to wave off world’s athletes

2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow is ready to wave off athletes in style on one of the most challenging and high-profile days in its history following the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The airport will introduce a completely new departures process on Monday 13th August including check-in and bag-drop at the Olympic Village and… Read the full press release

Major upgrade of baggage handling system completed

2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — A three-year baggage handling project worth DKK 50 million is close to a successful completion. The project includes a complete upgrade of the control systems for Copenhagen Airport’s baggage handling system. The summer season is crunch time for Copenhagen Airport. With more than 6.5 million passengers during the three summer months, everything… Read the full press release

CAA updates guidlines on unmanned aircraft

2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published revised guidance on operating unmanned aircraft in UK airspace. The advice updates existing guidelines on the safety requirements that have to be met before the CAA will issue permission for unmanned aircraft to be used in UK airspace. The guidance is published as… Read the full press release

Finavia makes its airports more eco-efficient – carbon dioxide emissions declining at Helsinki Airport

Finavia is developing the eco-efficient operations of its airports. This also refers to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Emissions caused by Finavia’s largest airport, Helsinki Airport, clearly declined in 2011. As a result, the airport was accepted into the second level of the international Airport Carbon Accreditation emission reduction programme. The… Read the full press release