From Repack to Rwanda: The Origins, Evolution, and Global Reach of the Mountain Bike

New exhibition focuses on Northern California’s role in the development and evolution of the mountain bike SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — From its humble origins as a modified, single-speed “clunker” raced downhill on the trails of Marin County in the early 1970s, to today’s sophisticated machine used for recreation, commuting, and international competitions, the mountain bike… Read the full press release

ADAC Hosts ORBIS Flying Hospital during Abu Dhabi Routes 2012

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,  2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) announced today that it will host the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital during Routes 2012, which takes place from 29th September to 2nd October at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The converted DC-10 aircraft and the world’s only ophthalmic surgical and… Read the full press release

Airport Commission Approves Employee Bicycle-Sharing Pilot Program

First of its kind program aimed at employee wellness SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The San Francisco Airport Commission has authorized the San Francisco International Airport to implement a pilot project to create and evaluate a bicycle sharing system to be used by Airport Commission employees.  Under the Airport Commission’s direction, the Airport will contract with… Read the full press release

CityJet launches first route into Germany from start of winter schedule – Munster-Osnabruck

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — CityJet, the airline that flies from the heart of London, is launching its first route into Germany from the start of the winter schedule.  The daily service to Münster-Osnabruck airport will commence on 29 October 2012. Schedule from 29 October 2012 From London City to Munster-Osnabruck, Germany Date Departure Time Arrival Time… Read the full press release

Rokeby school students discover careers at London City Airport

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Year nine students from Stratford secondary school, Rokeby recently visited London City Airport for a  Careers Awareness Day, learning about, interview techniques, CV preparation and careers at the airport  from airport staff. The organisers, East London Business Alliance (ELBA) and London City Airport, invited 15 students from various classes at the school… Read the full press release

London City Airport celebrates 1 millionth flight

Irish Dancing Flashmob Welcomes Passengers on CityJet AF5118 From Dublin 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — London City Airport, the only London airport actually in London, has seen the total number of flights (arrivals and departures) handled by the airport since it opened in 1987 reach the one million mark. The millionth movement, which arrived at LCY at… Read the full press release

Business travelers select Hartsfield-Jackson as Best Domestic Airport

Executive Travel magazine names Leading Edge Award winners ATLANTA, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been named the Best Domestic Airport by Executive Travel magazine as part of the publication’s Leading Edge Awards for 2012. Award winners are based upon voting by business travelers and readers of the magazine. According to the magazine, the… Read the full press release

Eighth annual Hendricks County Airport open house is set for Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m.

INDIANAPOLIS, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hendricks County Airport-Gordon Graham Field is gearing up for its annual open house. Featuring a variety of entertaining activities, the free event is popular among aviation enthusiasts and families alike. The open house will feature tours of the airport, airplane rides, and flight lessons. Pilots will be on hand to answer… Read the full press release

IAA’s Corey Wilson named to Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series

INDIANAPOLIS,  2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) congratulates Corey Wilson, director of supplier diversity and IND Aerotropolis for the IAA, for being named as a member of Class XXXVII of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series. Members are selected based on their significant community involvement and professional achievement; their demonstrated interest in community issues; a… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Monday 23rd July

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 226,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 105,000 of which are arrivals. It’s also very busy with Olympic arrivals – more than 3000 members of the Games Family* are expected at Heathrow today. Weather at Heathrow is expected to be dry and clear. Media rooms… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Saturday 21st July 2012

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — A very busy day at the airport with 223,607 passengers expected in the terminals – 103,014 of which are arrivals. It’s also busy with Olympic arrivals – over 1,000 members of the Games Family are expected at Heathrow today, representing over 60 teams. A very busy day at the airport with 223,607 passengers expected in… Read the full press release

Duty free store coming to San Diego International Airport

New international service a key factor SAN DIEGO, 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — In addition to a wide range of new dining and shopping options  coming to  San Diego International Airport as part of the Concession Development Program, travelers will see a duty free store. Today, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Board approved a seven-year lease… Read the full press release

LAX CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC ADVISORY – “LAX CENTRAL TERMINAL AREA CURB APPEAL IMPROVEMENTS” CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TO BEGIN IN FRONT OF TOM BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL

Terminal Curbside Passenger Drop Off/ Pick Up To Become More Restricted Los Angeles, California – 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Passengers and visitors to the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are advised that the terminal’s north entrance doors on the Upper/Departures Level will be closed beginning 12:01 a.m. on Monday,… Read the full press release

BAUER INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION IS THE NEW OPERATOR OF THE VAN NUYS FLYAWAY

Van Nuys, California – 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today Bauer Transportation, Inc. becomes the new operator of the Van Nuys FlyAway. Bauer’s was awarded the contract in January 2012 after responding to a Request for Proposals (RFP) released by Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) in August 2011. New buses being introduced at the FlyAway will use… Read the full press release

LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS APPROVES RELEASE OF RFB FOR VAN NUYS AIRPORTS LARGE RUNWAY

Van Nuys, California – 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Today, Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) approved the release of the notice of Request For Bids (RFB), inviting bids for the pavement rehabilitation project for Van Nuys Airport’s (VNY) large runway (16R/34L). Runway one six right stretches 8,000 feet and is the primary… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Adds New Route at LA/Ontario International Airport

Ontario, California – 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines has announced seasonal service between LA/Ontario International Airport and Reno-Tahoe Airport beginning January 6, 2013.  The route provides a convenient launching point for winter sport enthusiasts seeking world class resorts in the Reno-Tahoe area.  Daily service between the two cities will run for three months and will also provide… Read the full press release

NATIVE WILDLIFE AND PLANTS THRIVING IN LAX’S COASTAL DUNES NATURE PRESERVE

Los Angeles, California – 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Many nature lovers in the Los Angeles area are aware of the endangered El Segundo Blue (ESB) Butterfly now-flourishing in a 200-acre preserve at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) thanks to successful efforts by the City of Los Angeles and its thoughtful citizens to save it from… Read the full press release

Airport and Airline celebrating 1 million passengers

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (DSA) and the largest low-fare airline in Central and Eastern Europe are celebrating as figures show more than 1 million passengers have flown from DSA with Wizz Air since September 2006. Since starting at DSA with just three weekly services to Katowice, Poland, Wizz Air now operate 18 flights… Read the full press release

Busy summer period expected for JLA as summer washout continues

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — This week sees the start of Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s (JLA) busiest time of the year as the region’s schools break up and thousands of holidaymakers jet off abroad every day for some Summer Sun and take advantage of the great choice of destinations available from their local airport. This year in… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport to get new VIP lounge from world’s leading concierge service provider

Quintessentially Aviation to open lounge targeting Middle Eastern VIPs 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Shannon Airport is delighted to announce that Quintessentially Aviation, the aviation wing of the world’s leading luxury lifestyle group Quintessentially, is to develop its first Irish VIP lounge at Shannon Airport. Contracts for the investment were signed last week at the second annual… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport: growth is picking up strongly again in June

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — After the somewhat disappointing growth figures recorded in April and May, passenger numbers are showing strong recovery in June.  Brussels Airport welcomed 1,784,488 passengers last month, an increase of 3.3% on June 2011. This brings the growth rate for the first semester of 2012 to 2.4%. In spite of the economic situation,… Read the full press release

Emergency passports at Oslo Airport this summer

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Don’t wait until you get to Oslo Airport if you need an emergency passport to travel abroad. Because the police at Gardermoen are operating at reduced capacity during the summer, we ask you to primarily contact your local police district if you need an emergency passport. In connection with the summer holiday… Read the full press release

Oslo Airport: June Sees Significant Growth In Charter Traffic

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — In June, 2 055 071 passengers travelled through Oslo Airport. This is 37 277, or 1.8%, more than in June 2011. The number of passengers travelling abroad increased by 48 516 (4.4%), while domestic traffic was down by 11 239 (-1.2%) passengers. There was strong growth in the number of charter passengers in… Read the full press release

Size Matters: Qatar flying to BUD with increased capacity

From the 2nd August, Qatar service between Doha and Budapest will be operated with bigger planes 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The reason behind putting the Airbus A321into operation is the significant increase of demand for the flight of the five star Qatar Airlines connecting Zagreb with the Hungarian capital. News of Qatar Airways: ‘World’s Best Airline’… Read the full press release

Running for patients with heart disease

Budapest Airport will also be represented at this year’s New York City Marathon (4th November 2012) 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aviation director Kam Jandu will be amongst the runners in the Big Apple, with the added aim of encouraging interested communities to support patients with heart disease. It is possible to follow Kam’s preparations on Facebook,… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport: Road developments at Terminal 2

2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Budapest Airport’s access system at Terminal 2 will be completely renewed in a few weeks’ time, as soon as the reconstruction works have been completed. With the access control system to be installed on the roads in front of the terminal, the airport operator expects greater throughput and enhanced safety. During the… Read the full press release

Travel Alberta, The Canadian Tourism Commission and The Calgary Stampede welcome the largest Chinese tour group to come together in Alberta post-Approved Destination Status

Stampede breakfast indicator of success for Travel Alberta marketing strategy Calgary, 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Earlier this morning 120 Chinese guests came together for Together We Breakfast at Heritage Park Historical Village to celebrate the Calgary Stampede Centennial. This gathering represents the largest group of Chinese tourists to converge in Alberta since Canada was granted Approved Destination Statusin 2010…. Read the full press release

WWW.AIRFRANCE.COM RECEIVES A MAKEOVER FOR CUSTOMERS’ BENEFIT

The newly-redesigned www.airfrance.com local websites offer a new graphic interface featuring inspirational visuals on the homepage. For enhanced legibility, the functional aspect of the website has been optimized to facilitate access to the main tools (reservation, check-in, flight times, etc.) and rich, dynamic content. A section is dedicated to Air France activity on the social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,… Read the full press release

KLM Offers Japanese-Language Service on Facebook and Twitter

Fans and followers of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines can now reach KLM in Japanese via Facebook and Twitter. Amstelveen | 2012-07-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — By adding Japanese, KLM is now offering its social media service in five languages.  Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week customers can ask their questions on Facebook and Twitter in English, Dutch,… Read the full press release