SAS Group’s Financial Calendar 2013

2012-08-08 — / — The SAS Group plans to release interim- and annual reports in 2013 as follows: Annual report 2012                                             February 15, 2013 Interim Report Nov-Jan 2013                              March 8, 2013 Interim Report Feb-Apr 2013                              June 11, 2013 Interim Report May-Jul 2013                               September 4, 2013 Interim Report Aug-Oct 2013                               December 19, 2013 Annual General Meeting SAS AB’s AGM is… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines Reports July 2012 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS, 2012-08-08 — / — Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ/NM: RJET), today reported preliminary traffic results for July 2012. For the month, Frontier had a load factor of 93% compared to 92% in July 2011. It was Frontier’s 14thconsecutive record monthly load factor. Frontier’s traffic decreased 8%, to 1.2 billion revenue passenger… Read the full press release

AIR FRANCE KLM July 2012 Traffic results

Passenger: 1.1% rise in traffic and good progress of unit revenues ex-currency. Cargo: 5.5% decline in traffic with 2.5 point lower load factor Amstelveen, 2012-08-08 — / — In order to facilitate year on year comparison passenger data has been restated to include the passenger business of Martinair. Passenger business July 2012 traffic rose 1.1% for capacity… Read the full press release

FedEx to Donate Boeing 727-200F Aircraft to Kansas City Aviation Department

2012-08-08 — / — A Boeing 727-200F aircraft from FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), made its final taxi today after landing at Kansas City International Airport. Community and airport leaders gathered to celebrate this generous donation to the Kansas City Aviation Department for emergency response training. A tour of the aircraft followed… Read the full press release

CVG Receives $17.6 Million Grant for Runway Work

2012-08-08 — / — The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $17.6 million grant to CVG to improve a runway and taxiway, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Monday. The funds will be used to rehabilitate a 10,000-foot runway and 1,800-foot taxiway, both of which are more than 20 years old. The total project cost is… Read the full press release

SAS Group’s July 2012 traffic figures

· The SAS Group’s load factor improved by 0.5 p.u. in July and reached a record 86.1% · SAS Group carried 2.3 million passengers in July, up 5.6%. · SAS Group’s capacity (ASK) increased by 7.0% and the Group’s traffic (RPK) increased by 7.7%. 2012-08-08 — / — Group market trends, RASK and yield development Traffic… Read the full press release

Travelzoo CEO to Present at the Oppenheimer 15th Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference

NEW YORK, 2012-08-08 — / — Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, announced today that Chris Loughlin, chief executive officer, will present at the Oppenheimer 15th Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at 9:05 a.m. Eastern Standard Time at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. Attendance… Read the full press release

SAS Group Interim Report January-June 2012

4Excellence generates results –       Revenue measures lead to more passengers and increased revenue –       The unit cost was reduced by 4% 2012-08-08 — / — April-June 2012 · Revenue: MSEK 11,392 (11,319) · Number of passengers: increased by 228,000 (3.1%) · Passenger revenue adjusted for currency and nonrecurring items: increased by 2.8% · Income before… Read the full press release

A smarter way to order food and drinks at Bristol Airport

2012-08-08 — / — Bristol Airport has become the first in the world to offer customers in its bars and lounges the opportunity to order food and drinks via their Smartphone. Customers can download the new free QikServe® App in seconds, place and order and have their food served at their table in three simple steps. This… Read the full press release


2012-08-08 — / — Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners today approved a Duty Free Merchandise Concession Agreement with DFS Group L.P. to develop and operate duty-free and duty-paid merchandise concessions in all passenger terminals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for a period of 10 years with three additional one-year options.  The agreement is forecast to… Read the full press release

Marriott Hotels & Resorts Announces First Hotel in Voronezh, Russia

220-Room Hotel Scheduled to Open in 2015 2012-08-08 — / — As Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) continues its rapid expansion across Eastern Europe, the company today announced the signing of a new hotel in Russia – the 220-room Voronezh Marriott Hotel.  The hotel is scheduled to open in 2015 and will operate under a management agreement… Read the full press release

Tirana International Airport inaugurates Office for Tourism Services

• Tourists will find more useful information at the Airport • TIA is constantly developing to satisfy demands of passengers and other customers 2012-08-08 — / — As of today, Tirana International Airport (TIA) is offering an addition to the services it provides inside the terminal with the opening of an Office for Tourism Services. At the initiative… Read the full press release

U.S. DOT Deputy Secretary Tours O’Hare Modernization Program

CHICAGO, 2012-08-08 — / — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today hosted U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Deputy Secretary  John D. Porcari at O’Hare International Airport and provided him with an airfield tour of current construction activity on the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP). Pictured from left to right: Khaled Naja, P.E., CDA Chief Operating Officer; Erin Mackey, CDA Chief of Staff; Rosemarie S…. Read the full press release

Travelport Second Quarter 2012 Results

Strengthening Content and Product Offering ATLANTA, 2012-08-08 — / — Travelport Limited, a leading provider of critical transaction processing for the global travel industry, today announces its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. Commenting on developments, Gordon Wilson, President and CEO of Travelport, said: “I am pleased to announce continued growth in… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Reports July Traffic

DALLAS – 2012-08-08 — / — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today reported July 2012 consolidated traffic results for Southwest Airlines and AirTran.  AirTran became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. (“the Company”) on May 2, 2011.  For purposes of comparability, year-to-date 2011 traffic results presented in the accompanying table include the combined results of Southwest… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces 2012 interim results

2012-08-08 — / — The Cathay Pacific Group reported an attributable loss of HK$935 million for the first six months of 2012. This compares to the profit of HK$2,808 million in the first half of 2011. Loss per share was HK23.8 cents as compared to the earnings per share of HK71.4 cents in 2011. Turnover for… Read the full press release

airberlin: Increased year-to-year capacity utilization

2012-08-08 — / — For the first seven months of 2012, airberlin was able to increase its capacity utilization by 1.5% over the corresponding period of the previous year. In the context of the “Shape & Size” efficiency-increasing program, airberlin, Germany’s second-largest airline company, reduced its capacity to 24,430,737 seats, which corresponds to an overall reduction… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Prague Unveils New Looks in Neo-Classical Building as a Part of a Six-Year Remodeling Program

New Neo-Classical rooms designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon offer unique views of Vltava River and Prague Castle Prague, Czech Republic, 2012-08-07 — / — Four Seasons Hotel Prague, an assembly of three historic buildings and one new building on the banks of the Vltava River in the Old City, is continuing to evolve the guest experience through design with the… Read the full press release

New Hampton Inn by Hilton Opens in Guadalajara, Mexico

143-Room Property is Hampton’s 15th Hotel in Mexico MCLEAN, Va., 2012-08-07 — / — Hampton Hotels, the global brand of nearly 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced the official opening of its newest property, the 143-room Hampton Inn by Hilton Guadalajara/Expo, located at Av. De las Rosas N°… Read the full press release

Frontier Announces Nonstop Service Between Orlando and Greensboro Beginning Nov. 17

Nonstop fares starting at $59 available until Saturday only at DENVER, August, 2012-08-07 — / — Frontier Airlines today announced new nonstop service between Orlando, Fla. (MCO), and Greensboro, N.C. (GSO), with three weekly nonstop flights beginning on Nov. 17, 2012. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering fares as low as $59* each… Read the full press release

New Ownership Group for Hilton Dallas/ Rockwall Lakefront

Previous Owners Partner With The Redstone Companies, L.P. and BBA Capital, LLC to Form a New Ownership Group HOUSTON, 2012-08-07 — / — Affiliates of The Redstone Companies, L.P. and BBA Capital, LLC have formed a joint venture with Sara and Rob Whittle and Mike Whittle and acquired Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront in the exclusive lakeside community of Rockwall, 22… Read the full press release

Major systems upgrade to usher in EASA pilot licences – disruption to normal CAA services expected

2012-08-07 — / — The processing of personnel licence and rating applications will be affected by a major IT systems upgrade, taking place ahead of the introduction of EASA pilot licences on 17 September, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced today. The CAA’s Licensing and Medical Departments will be unable to process any applications on… Read the full press release

Delta Air Lines to sell Economy Comfort seats through Amadeus

Expanded partnership includes access to the carrier’s premium economy seats with more leg room Madrid, Spain, 2012-08-07 — / — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), and Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, announced today they have expanded their commercial relationship to enable the sale of Economy… Read the full press release

Oman Air Renews Sabre Reservations Technology Agreement

2012-08-07 — / — Oman Air has renewed its reservations technology agreement with Sabre Airline Solutions. The multi-year agreement extends a long and established partnership between Oman Air and Sabre for the technology driving the airline’s growth and improvements across all its customer-focused operations. Maher Koubaa, Sabre Airline Solutions’ vice president for the Middle East and… Read the full press release

Introducing Canada’s ‘A team’ for meeting planners.

New brochure for meetings, conventions and incentive travel customers shows CTC’s country-wide expertise 2012-08-07 — / — You can judge this book by its cover: the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has just taken the wraps off a new brochure for its meetings, conventions and incentive travel (MC&IT) team. The brochure ties in with the new MC&IT brand platform as well as… Read the full press release

Travelport signs full content agreement with Air China

Hong Kong, 2012-08-07 — / — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today announced a new multi-year global full content agreement with Air China. The agreement commences this month and ensures Galileo, Apollo and Worldspan travel agency customers worldwide will continue to have full access to the airlines’ fares and inventories. As part… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group Converts 20 New Managed Hotels in One Day

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2012-08-06 — / — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with over 7,170 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced that it converted 20 hotels in one day, adding the properties to its portfolio of managed properties under the Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts and Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham brands. The addition of the properties is… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International Opens 88 New Hotels in Q2 2012

SILVER SPRING, Md., 2012-08-06 — / — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, continues to grow its system size with the announcement of 88 newly-opened franchised properties during the second quarter of 2012. Additionally, the company has executed a total of 106 new domestic contracts within the second quarter of… Read the full press release

Wilson Children Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Holiday Inn

 60th Anniversary of Holiday Inn 2012-08-06 — / — To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Holiday Inn, the children of Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson came together in Memphis, Tennessee today at the Holiday Inn Memphis – Wolfchase Galleria to re-create the photo of their original ribbon cutting from the opening of the very first Holiday Inn hotel. “The… Read the full press release