Tourism Australia welcomes new China flights for Cairns and Brisbane

Key facts News that China’s largest international carrier, China Southern Airlines, is to commence new flights to Cairns – its fifth port in Australia – could trigger a ‘tourism Renaissance’ for Tropical North Queensland. China’s largest international airline will operate three new weekly flights to Cairns and increase its existing four-per-week service to Brisbane to… 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

QATAR AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES CHICAGO AS NEWEST USA ROUTE

World’s Best Airline To Begin Services To ‘The Windy City’ In April 2013 Chicago O’Hare Will Be The Fourth USA Gateway For The Award-Winning Carrier Route To Be Operated Daily Non-Stop From Doha With Flagship Boeing 777 Doha, QATAR, 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways today announces an expansion of its USA route network with the introduction… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific advises passengers to check latest flight information (9:30am update)

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Thursday, 16 August) 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 its flights may be subject to disruption between midnight tonight and Friday midday caused by the adverse weather as… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Announces New Service Between Chicago O’Hare and Doha

CHICAGO, 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways today announced it will launch daily nonstop passenger service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Doha, capital of the State of Qatar on April 10, 2013. Qatar’s service is a brand new destination in theMiddle East for O’Hare travelers. The carrier, which already operates twice-weekly cargo flights to Chicago O’Hare, will use long-haul Boeing 777-300 Extended… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific advises passengers to check latest flight information (Wednesday, 15 August)

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Wednesday, 15 August) announced that based on the latest weather forecast for Hong Kong International Airport, the airline plans to operate its flights as scheduled on 15 and 16 August, however its flights may be subject to disruption as early as Thursday night caused by the adverse weather… Read the full press release

Fly Frontier Between Denver and Minot Beginning Nov. 5

Nonstop fares starting at $79* each way available until Saturday only at FrontierAirlines.com DENVER, 2012-08-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today announced new nonstop service between its Denver, Colo. (DEN), hub and Minot, N.D. (MOT), with four weekly nonstop flights beginning on Nov. 5, 2012. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering fares as low as… Read the full press release

New Sri Lanka Flights From Gatwick

2012-08-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — British Airways is launching a new route to Sri Lanka from Gatwick next year. The three-times-a-week service to the capital city Colombo will start on March 31 and will be operated by a Boeing 777 with three cabins including Club World with fully flat beds. Flights go on sale tomorrow (August 16)… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines Announces Earlier Return to Fargo

Nonstop service now beginning Nov. 9 Fares starting at $99* each way available until Saturday only at FrontierAirlines.com DENVER, 2012-08-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — In response to the overwhelming community support for the return of Frontier’s nonstop service between Fargo, N.D. (FAR) and Denver, Colo. (DEN), the Denver-based airline will be starting service a week earlier than originally… Read the full press release

RYANAIR’S PORTUGAL FLIGHTS WILL NOT BE DISRUPTED BY INDUSTRIAL ACTION

2012-08-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (15 Aug) said it will not allow its flights or passengers to be blackmailed by Portway handling workers who have announced their intention to take industrial action at Faro and Porto airports (on 15, 17 and 31 Aug) and called on INAC to take urgent… Read the full press release

Las Vegas takes gold as holiday destination for athletes

2012-08-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — It seems that British athletes will be going from the podium to the party, as Las Vegas is the number one destination for athletes following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Official airline partner British Airways asked a number of Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes about their holiday plans post September…. Read the full press release

Airtran Airways Launches Fare Sale to Destinations Nationwide

Airline Offers Sale Fares as Low as $59 One-Way DALLAS – 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — AirTran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), today announced a fare sale offering Customers air fares starting as low as $59 one-way to destinations nationwide (see Fare Rules below). These low fares are available today through Aug. 24, 2012,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Launches Nationwide Fare Sale

Airline Reduces Travel Fares as Low as $59 One-Way DALLAS – 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ —Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is lowering fall fares! The airline announced today a fare sale offering Customers air fares starting as low as $59 one-way to select destinations nationwide (see fare rules below). These low fares are available for purchase only at… Read the full press release

Chicago O’Hare Welcomes 2012 Olympians Back to the U.S.

CHICAGO, 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Patriotic spirit was flying high earlier today at O’Hare International Airport as the Chicago Department of Aviation and its airport partners welcomed about 45 members of Team U.S.A. arriving from London following the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The Olympians were greeted with plenty of fanfare at Chicago O’Hare including a water cannon salute by the Chicago Fire Department as their… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Reports July 2012 Traffic

Miramar, Florida, 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today reported its preliminary traffic results for July 2012 and year-to-date 2012. Traffic (revenue passenger miles) in July 2012 increased 16.7 percent versus July 2011 on a capacity (available seat miles) increase of 18.8 percent. Load factor for July 2012 was 88.4 percent, a decrease of 1.6… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Launches New Service To Akron-Canton And Dayton

Southwest Expands Footprint in the Ohio Valley as the Airline Continues to Integrate with AirTran Airways, Offering Ohio Customers More Low Fares, Flights, and Destinations DALLAS – 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has officially landed in two brand new destinations with its new service to Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) and Dayton International Airport (DAY).  The… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for July 2012

2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for July 2012 that show a small decline in the number of passengers carried, while another sizeable year-on-year drop in cargo and mail tonnage was recorded. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2,505,738 passengers in July – down… Read the full press release

Statement from Michael A. Curto, Board Chairman and John E. Potter, President and CEO, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — For several months, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has been working to address concerns raised by the Department of Transportation Inspector General and others regarding policies, practices and governance issues affecting public confidence. We are making significant progress in a number of areas: We revised the Authority’s bylaws in February to clarify… Read the full press release

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

SIA Appoints World-Renowned Design Firms For Next Generation of Cabin Products

2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Airlines has appointed two world-renowned design firms – BMW Group subsidiary DesignworksUSA, and UK and Singapore-based James Park Associates (JPA) – to help develop the next generation of in-flight cabin products that will be introduced from the second half of next year. The appointment of the international design consultants is in… 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

RYANAIR £12 SEAT SALE

Fly for £12 on over 1,000 routes in September, October and November 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight, Mon 13 Aug, it will release 100,000 seats at fares from £12 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in September, October and November. These “all in” low fares will… 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