Over 10,000 aircraft handled by Atlas control as main Olympic airspace restriction period successfully passed after unique collaborative work

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The removal of the main airspace security arrangements covering the London Olympics at midnight on 15/16 August marked a successful end to one of the largest airspace changes ever undertaken in the UK. Pilots affected by the changes adapted extremely well throughout the period of the restrictions and, in general, showed a… Read the full press release

Packaging company guilty of safety breaches when carrying ‘dangerous goods’ on aircraft

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — A West London packaging company has been fined £25,000 and £6,630 costs at Isleworth Crown Court for attempting to transport improperly packed dangerous goods on a cargo flight from Heathrow airport in August 2011. Angel Case and Packing Company Limited pleaded guilty to the offence at an earlier hearing, following a prosecution… Read the full press release

SIA To Celebrate A380’s Fifth Anniversary With Delivery Flight Contest

2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Airlines has launched a contest for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be on the delivery flight of SIA’s 19th Airbus A380 from Toulouse, France in early September. The winner of the lucky draw and a guest of his or her choosing will be flown to Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse from any point in… Read the full press release

30-Day Public Comment Period about Proposed Toll Increases Now Open

Exhibits are Available Online and at Upcoming Public Hearings 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has opened a public comment period about proposed toll rate increases along the Dulles Toll Road. The tolls support operation of the Toll Road, construction of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project and Dulles Toll Road improvements. Under the… Read the full press release

Wall for Peace 2011 Sculpture On Display at Washington Dulles International Airport

Wall for Peace 2011 Sculpture On Display at Washington Dulles International Airport

New Artwork Aims to Encourage Peace and Tolerance Among All People 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — As part of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Arts Program, Washington Dulles International recently unveiled DC-based artist Anil Revri’s Wall for Peace 2011 sculpture in Concourse A/B. The placement of this sculpture enhances the Airports existing artwork and adds to the enjoyment of millions… Read the full press release

St. John’s International Airport’s Primary Runway is Back in Operation

2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — ST. JOHN’S, NL, August 15, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. – At 5:45pm this evening St. John’s International Airport Authority announced that its primary runway (R11/29) is back in operation following an overrun of an Ilyushin IL76 cargo aircraft on Monday, August 13, 2012. The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) completed its initial investigation of… Read the full press release

Airport Set to Return its Primary Runway Back to Full Service

2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — ST. JOHN’S, NL, August 14, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. – At 8am tomorrow, St. John’s International Airport Authority will start the process of returning its primary runway (R11/29) back into full service following an overrun of an Ilyushin IL76 cargo aircraft. At 6pm this evening the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) completed its initial… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces New Schedules to/from Mexico: San Diego – Los Cabos, Dallas/Fort Worth – Los Cabos, Dallas/Fort Worth – Cancun

Miramar, Florida, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced schedules for new service to/from Los Cabos and Cancun, Mexico starting November 8, 2012. Daily nonstop service between Los Cabos, Mexico (serving Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo) and San Diego starts November 8, 2012, with connecting service to Dallas/Fort Worth. In… Read the full press release

CDA Hosts Students in CAPS Safe Summer Program for Fifth Year

Tuskegee Airmen Beverly Dunjill and Milton Williams Jr. (front row) meet with CAPS Safe Summer students at the CDA

CHICAGO, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thirty students from Chicago neighborhoods today completed a comprehensive, three-day aviation career program provided by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), in partnership with the City’s Safe Summer Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) initiative, and the Chicago Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen. The CDA has participated in the program for the past five years. CDA Assistant Commissioner and Illinois National Guard… Read the full press release

QATAR AIRWAYS TO START FLYING TO SERBIA AND POLAND BY END OF 2012

Services To Serbia’s Capital City Of Belgrade Confirmed For November 20 Start Scheduled Flights To Polish Capital Warsaw Begin On December 5 Carrier’s European Network To Grow To 32 Destinations By End Of Year Doha, QATAR, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways today announced further expansion to its European network with the launch of scheduled flights to… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines anuncia nuevos itinerarios hacia/desde México: San Diego – Los Cabos, Dallas/Fort Worth – Los Cabos, Dallas/Fort Worth – Cancún

Miramar, Florida, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) anunció hoy nuevos itinerarios para servicio nuevo hacia/desde Los Cabos y Cancún, México comenzando el 8 de noviembre de 2012. Servicio diario sin paradas entre Los Cabos, México (sirviendo a Cabo San Lucas y San José del Cabo) y San Diego comienza el 8 de noviembre de… Read the full press release

RYANAIR €12 SEAT SALE – NO FUEL SURCHARGES

Fly for €12 on over 1,000 routes in September, October and November Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight, Thur 16 Aug, it will release 100,000 seats at fares from €12 (with no fuel surcharges) for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in September, October and November. These “all in” low… Read the full press release

airberlin and Finnair expand codeshare cooperation

2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin and its oneworld® partner Finnair are building on their current codeshare cooperation and expanding in markets in Scandinavia and the Middle East. In combination with an airberlin or a Finnair flight to Helsinki, from now on flight guests can book a connecting flight operated by Finnair from Helsinki to Tallinn, Turku, Tampere… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines To Fly Giant Pandas From China To Singapore

2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia will arrive in Singapore on 6 September 2012, flown in comfort from Chengdu on board a Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-400 freighter. Throughout their journey, the cabin temperature will be kept at between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius, consistent with the temperature of the… Read the full press release

Dragonair Expects Typhoon Kai-Tak to Affect Operations on Friday Morning

Hong Kong, 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair announced that based on the latest weather forecast for Hong Kong International Airport, the airline plans to operate its flights as scheduled today (16 August) and tomorrow (17 August). However, it expects that adverse weather resulted from typhoon Kai-tak will affect operations between midnight and Friday Midday (17 August), and some flights… Read the full press release

Oman Air Hosts 100 Young Players at Oman-Egypt Friendly in Salalah

2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — One hundred young footballers from the Governorate of Dhofar, in southern Oman, will get the chance to support their national team at this week’s Oman-Egypt match, thanks to Oman Air. The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman has invited the youth football league players to attend Wednesday’s friendly international as guests… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company Hosts Ghabga Night for staff

Bahrain Airport Company Hosts Ghabga Night for staff

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) organized a special Ramadan (Ghabga) night for the employees at the Gulf Hotel Ramadhan Tent. After the Ghabga, a raffle draw for all the attending staff was held as part of the company’s aim to encourage and support staff’s team spirit during the Holy Month of Ramadan. ###

Sheremetyevo Demonstrated Exceptional Growth Rates based on Seven Months’ Worth of Statistics

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport conducted a review of its operations for July and seven months in 2012. The number of passengers served from the beginning of the year rose by 17.5% compared with the same period in 2011 and amounted to 14 million 556 thousand passengers. In January—July 2012, passenger traffic on international airlines (IALs) grew by 18.1%, to 9 million 497 thousand people, while on domestic airlines (DALs) it grew… Read the full press release

YO! Sushi opens its largest UK airport restaurant at Gatwick

YO! Sushi staff busy preparing the food

· YO! Sushi opens its largest airport restaurant to passengers in Gatwick’s North Terminal today · Gatwick is continuing to expand its restaurant offering to deliver quality food and more variety for passengers 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gatwick welcomes YO! Sushi to the airport’s North Terminal today, delivering even more choice and quality food for passengers…. Read the full press release

Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC) Turns 85 August 17

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Friday, August 17 marks the 85th anniversary of the dedication of what is today known as the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. A birthday party will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. that day at the National Airline History Museum. Because of its location at the confluence of the Kansas and… Read the full press release

CVG TSA Pre-Check Program to Begin

Screening to begin for enrolled passengers in September 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will expand its successful TSA Pre-Check program at VG for passengers this September. “We are delighted to announce that CVG is the first airport in Ohio and Kentucky that is able provide this significant service for our frequent travelers,”… Read the full press release

Brussels Airlines to introduce Q400 from Bristol Airport

New aircraft will increase capacity to ‘capital of Europe’. 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passengers flying from Bristol Airport to Brussels will board a new, improved aircraft from the end of October following an agreement between Brussels Airlines and Flybe. The Belgian airline’s three-times daily service to Europe’s ‘capital’ is operated by Flybe under a ‘wet-lease’ contract… Read the full press release

New baggage sorting system in Pier A

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — An additional transport and sorting system has come into operation to process baggage arriving, departing and transiting via Pier A. The new technology and shorter distances ensure a better transfer time for hold baggage. The new system is directly connected to the sorting system in the airport terminal itself. It is to… Read the full press release

Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 Appoints New Senior Team Members

LONDON, 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 has announced two new appointments to it’s senior team, both set to start this month. Marcus Gregs joins the hotel as Executive Chef and Daniel Hollett as Director of Sales and Marketing. Marcus Gregs has extensive international experience as an Executive Chef with similar roles held… Read the full press release

Passenger numbers stay flat at Gatwick in July

Traffic at Gatwick remains flat against prior year as the successful Games sees Britons stay at home Load factors remain high at 86.4% New long haul airlines serving Asia boosts growth in that market by 9.2% 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — July 2012 traffic performance summary   Month Moving Annual Total Growth Aug-11 Aug-10 Growth Jul-12 Jul-11… Read the full press release

West MPs get the message on flight tax

Over 1,200 constituents support calls for A Fair Tax on Flying. 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — West of England MPs have received over 1,200 emails from constituents calling for the UK’s flight tax – currently the highest in the world – to be cut, according to figures from a campaign backed by the leading names in the… Read the full press release

Ataturk Airport Receives “Obstacle-Free Airport” Certificate

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Istanbul Ataturk Airport operated by TAV Airports has now been improved to facilitate disabled passengers to benefit all services comfortably. The new structure is a result of the extensive works that had been carried out since 2009. TAV Istanbul General Manager Kemal Unlu received the certificate from Civil Aviation General Manager Bilal… Read the full press release

WELCOME CHINA SOUTHERN

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cairns Airport welcomes yesterday’s official announcement that China Southern will commence services between Guangzhou and Cairns from 18 December – 1 March. Cairns Airport Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Brown, said the announcement follows several years of China Southern successfully operating Chinese New Year charter flights into Cairns from Guangzhou. “Cairns Airport has worked… Read the full press release

Frontier Announces Two New Nonstop Destinations from Orlando Beginning Nov. 20

New nonstop service to Columbia, Mo. and Shenandoah Valley, Va. Low introductory fares available through Aug. 25 at FrontierAirlines.com DENVER, 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today announced two new nonstop destinations from Orlando, Fla. (MCO), bringing the carrier’s nonstop destinations served from Orlando to 13. Nonstop flights to both Columbia, Mo. (COU) and Shenandoah Valley, Va…. Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific expects typhoon Kai-Tak to affect operations on Friday morning

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that based on the latest weather forecast for Hong Kong International Airport, the airline plans to operate its flights as scheduled today (16 August). However it expects that adverse weather as a result of Typhoon Kai-tak will affect operations between midnight and Friday Midday (17 August), and some… Read the full press release