New, Larger Duty-Free Store Brings More Luxury Shopping to O’Hare’s International Terminal

CHICAGO, 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Westfield Concession Management has unveiled a new duty-free store in Chicago O’Hare International Airport‘s International Terminal 5. Conveniently located in the center of the concourse past the security checkpoint, the open and airy 3,400-square-foot Dufry store provides international travelers with new luxury offerings that include a larger selection of specialty foods, liquor, perfume and beauty… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Opens Reservations Call Center in Colombia

Miramar, Florida, 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) has opened a reservations call center in Colombia dedicated to assisting its valued customers traveling to and from the country. Customers in Colombia may contact Spirit’s new reservations call center at: Toll Free: 018000 939 939 From Armenia: 576-7497244 From Barranquilla: 575-3616061 From Bogota: 571-4930910 From Cartagena:… Read the full press release

FLYBE LAUNCHES MOBILE WEBSITE

Leading regional airline makes online booking available in four languages 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has launched its first mobile website optimised for a wide variety of devices including iPhone, Blackberry, Windows 7 and Android that is currently available in four languages namely English, Finnish, French and German. It offers customers the… Read the full press release

BACK TO THE FUTURE FOR A 1948 OLYMPIAN

2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mr Wu, an athlete who competed in the 1948 London Games for China, has been flown in to London for the Olympic Games by British Airways. Thought to be the oldest Olympian to arrive from overseas for the London Games, the 88 year old former basketball player was brought in especially to… Read the full press release

Frontier Announces Nonstop Service Between Denver and Fargo Beginning Nov. 16

Nonstop fares starting at $99* each way available until Saturday only at FrontierAirlines.com DENVER, 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today announced new nonstop service between its Denver, Colo. (DEN), hub and Fargo, N.D. (FAR), with three weekly nonstop flights beginning on Nov. 16, 2012. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering fares as low as… Read the full press release

Main Olympics airspace restrictions coming to an end on 15/16 August, but some restrictions remain

2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — The main airspace security arrangements covering the London Olympics are scheduled to be withdrawn at midnight on 15/16 August. However, a smaller set of restrictions will remain to protect the main Paralympics sites and various shorter-term airspace restrictions will cover other venues. Airspace users are also asked to be prepared for the… Read the full press release

LOT signs full content agreement with Travelport

Secures full content for agents in Poland and beyond Langley, 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, and LOT Polish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Poland, have announced a new global full content agreement. The new multi-year deal secures full access to all of LOT’s fares, seat availability and… Read the full press release

Carbon dioxide emissions declining at Helsinki Airport

2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Finnish Airport Operator, Finavia Corp., is developing the eco-efficient operations of its airports. This also refers to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. 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… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Games media update – Thursday 9th August

2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow is expecting 213,537 passengers today – 109,783 of which are departures. More than 1000 members of the Games Family* are expected to leave from the airport, with around 70 arriving. Heathrow is expecting 213,537 passengers today – 109,783 of which are departures. More than 1000 members of the Games Family* are… Read the full press release

RYANAIR’S £11 SEAT SALE

Fly for £11 on over 1,000 routes in September and October 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight, Tues 7 Aug, it will release 100,000 seats at fares from £11 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in September and October. These “all in” low fares will be available… Read the full press release

RYANAIR TO SEND FREE SMS ALERTS FOR FLIGHT DELAYS OF OVER 90 MINS

PASSENGERS URGED TO PROVIDE MOBILE NUMBERS 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (8 Aug) announced that passengers who experience very rare Ryanair flight delays, of over 90 minutes, will now receive free text message updates to advise them of the likely duration of the delay and their new departure time. The… Read the full press release

RYANAIR’S JULY TRAFFIC GROWS BY 645,000 PASSENGERS

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair today (3 Aug) released passenger and load factor stats for July 2012 as follows: Jul 11 Jul 12 Change Yr to Jul 12 Passengers (m) 1 8.08M 8.72M +8% 77.72M Load Factor 2 89% 88% -1% 82% 1.      Booked seats sold 2.      Passengers as a percentage of total seats available. ###

EVA, United Team Up to Co-share Flights

EVA’s West Coast routes extended to Houston, Cleveland 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — EVA Air and United Airlines will introduce co-shared services on August 11, 2012. Initially, the new cooperation enables EVA passengers to more easily connect from Asia to Midwestern and Southern regions of the United States and those flying United from Cleveland and Houston to… Read the full press release

Dragonair Plans to Resume Operation After Midnight to and from Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo

Hong Kong, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Wednesday, 8 August) announced that its flights to and from Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo remain suspended today, but plans are underway for resuming operations on a limited scale after midnight, as well as mounting extra flights in the early hours tomorrow. The latest flight information is available on… Read the full press release

Norwegian Reports New Passenger Record and Solid July Figures

Norwegian’s (NAS) passenger growth continued in July, resulting in one of the best months in the company’s history. More than 1.8 million passengers flew with Norwegian in July, up 14 percent from the same month last year and the highest ever passenger figure. 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — The airline flew 1,820,158 passengers in July, an increase… Read the full press release

EVA Launches Freighter Flights from Taipei’s Taoyuan to Tokyo’s Haneda

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — EVA Air Cargo launched regularly scheduled, twice weekly freighter flights between Taipei’s Taoyuan International and Tokyo’s close-in Haneda International Airports today (August 8, 2012). The carrier is serving the route with McDonnell Douglas MD-11 freighters that operate between Taoyuan and Haneda, initially, on Wednesday and Friday with return trips from Haneda to… Read the full press release

Dragonair Flights Today to and from Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo Cancelled

Hong Kong, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Wednesday, 8 August) announced that today’s flights to and from Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo are cancelled, as Strong Typhoon Haikui sweeps through Eastern China and wind speeds exceed operational limits. Dragonair is closely monitoring the situation and, once the local weather is cleared for operation, we will mount… Read the full press release

SAS Group’s Financial Calendar 2013

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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

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