Dragonair Flights to and from Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo Cancelled Through at Least Late Afternoon Wednesday

Hong Kong, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Tuesday, 7 August) announced that as the latest weather forecast on Typhoon Haikui shows more of an impact than we first announced the revised schedule, at least 26 flights to and from Eastern China today and tomorrow morning are cancelled. From now until at least late afternoon Wednesday 8 August, all Dragonair lights to… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines Reports July 2012 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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

Dragonair Flights to and from Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo Affected by Typhoon Haikui

Hong Kong 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Tuesday, 7 August) announced that based on the latest weather forecast on the impact of Typhoon HaiKui, at least 18 flights to and from Eastern China today and tomorrow morning are affected. Status for flights scheduled for departure today (7Aug): Flight No. Route Scheduled Departure Time New Departure Time / Status Shanghai KA872… 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 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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 — /travelprnews.com/ — Group market trends, RASK and yield development Traffic… Read the full press release

Fly Frontier Nonstop Between Trenton and Orlando Beginning Nov. 16

Fares starting at $69 each way available until Saturday only at FrontierAirlines.com DENVER, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today announced new nonstop service between Orlando, Fla. (MCO) and Trenton, N.J. (TTN), with twice weekly nonstop flights beginning on Nov. 16, 2012. Frontier will be the only airline providing scheduled carrier service out of Trenton-Mercer Airport. To… 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 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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

DFS GROUP AWARDED 10-YEAR CONTRACT FOR DUTY FREE CONCESSIONS AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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

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 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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

Cathay Pacific Plans to Resume Operation After Midnight to and from Shanghai

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Wednesday, 8 August) announced that four flights to and from Shanghai remained cancelled, but plans are underway for resuming operations on a limited scale after midnight. The cancelled / delayed flights are as follows: Flight No. Routes Scheduled Time of Departure Status Estimated Time of Departure CX368 HKGPVG 08:50… Read the full press release

Travelport Second Quarter 2012 Results

Strengthening Content and Product Offering ATLANTA, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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

Heathrow Airport Games media update – Wednesday 8th August

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — 204,000 passengers are expected to travel through Heathrow today – 106,217 of which are departures. More than 1300 members of the Games Family* are expected to leave from Heathrow today, with around 200 arriving. 204,000 passengers are expected to travel through Heathrow today – 106,217 of which are departures. More than 1300… Read the full press release

Horizon Air President Responds to Redmond, Ore., Customer

SEATTLE, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Horizon Air President Glenn Johnson apologized to a customer on Facebook today after the man’s trip to visit his daughter was interrupted and a fellow traveler recounted the experience on the social media site. After the man missed his flight on Friday, he flew to see his daughter on Saturday. “First and… Read the full press release

Airport shortlist for going the extra mile on social media

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aberdeen Airport has been shortlist for a top award, for going that extra mile in social media. The Simpliflying Awards 2012 have named Aberdeen as one of the finalists in the category ‘Best Airport in Social Media’. Sarah Campbell is the Media and Communications Manager said: “When Aberdeen Airport first entered the… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Reports July Traffic

DALLAS – 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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

Cathay Pacific cancels flights to and from Shanghai for today

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Wednesday, 8 August) announced that all its flights to and from Shanghai are cancelled today due to the impact of Strong Typhoon Haikui. The six cancelled flights are as follows: Flight No. Routes Scheduled Time of Departure Status CX368 HKGPVG 08:50 Cancelled CX360 HKGPVG 14:00 Cancelled CX364 HKGPVG 17:35… Read the full press release

airberlin: Increased year-to-year capacity utilization

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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

RYANAIR WARNS CHARITIES OF 10TH AUGUST CALENDAR DEADLINE

100,000 REASONS NOT TO MISS FRIDAY’S DEADLINE 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (7 Aug) warned charities that applications for Ryanair’s 2013 Cabin Crew Charity Calendar partnership must be submitted by 5pm (GMT) on Friday – 10th Aug. With just three days to the application deadline, Ryanair has received over 200 applications from… 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 FrontierAirlines.com DENVER, August, 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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

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

2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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

Travelport signs full content agreement with Air China

Hong Kong, 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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

Heathrow Airport Games media update – Tuesday 7th August

2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 209,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 108,000 of which are departures. More than 800 members of the Games Family* are expected to leave from Heathrow today, with around 250 arriving. Some rain expected this afternoon and evening, with gusting winds which could affect operations…. Read the full press release