Venice Flights Take Off From London City

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — British Airways flights to the Northern Italian gateway of Venice take off from London City Airport today (September 17). The six times a week service to the city of canals is the sixth new destination this year for British Airways from London City where the airline is now officially the largest operator… Read the full press release

Oman Air Concludes Training Programme for Interns

Oman Air Concludes Training Programme for Interns

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oman Air has just concluded a training programme at its headquarters in Muscat which aims to help young, qualified Omani students from different private and government universities and colleges to achieve their full potential. The programme was conducted as part of the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman’s initiative to provide… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson enlists sheep to control vegetation

Trees Atlanta brings 100 sheep to Airport-owned plot ATLANTA, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — As part of its ongoing efforts to find green solutions to common challenges, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is bringing 100 grazing sheep to Airport-owned land on Riverdale Road. The test program, coordinated with Trees Atlanta and funded by an anonymous donor, is designed to… Read the full press release

Express bus service between IND and downtown Indianapolis to continue

Nonstop service provides convenient access to locations near major downtown hotels and the Indiana Convention Center INDIANAPOLIS, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) has reached an arrangement with Go Express Travel to maintain express, non-stop bus service between the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and downtown Indianapolis. The service was previously known as IndyGo’s Green… Read the full press release

Katherine Grainger MBE to speak at 2012 Travel Convention in Turkey

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — With only three weeks to go until The 2012 Travel Convention, ABTA is delighted to reveal today that Olympic Gold Medallist Katherine Grainger MBE will be speaking at The Travel Convention. Katherine will be attending the Convention as a special guest of The Telegraph and will be interviewed on stage as part… Read the full press release

Africas First Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner Touches down in Riyadh

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it’s first Dreamliner, “Africa First”, touched down in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on September 13, 2012. Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner flight to Riyadh is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Riyadh is a main political centre of the country and part of Ethiopian’s extensive… Read the full press release

Travelport signs multi-year agreement with Qantas Airways

Sydney, Australia, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today announced a new long term agreement with Qantas Airways. Effective immediately, the new agreement ensures Galileo, Worldspan and Apollo-connected travel agents worldwide have access to Qantas’ full published inventory including ancillary content such as paid seating, consistent with… Read the full press release

ALAMO RENT A CAR AND NATIONAL CAR RENTAL LOCATIONS OPEN IN FIVE BRAZILIAN AIRPORTS

Franchise Agreement With Unidas Will Bring Alamo and National Brands to 100+ Brazil Locations by March 2013 ST. LOUIS and SAO PAULO, Brazil, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, for the first time, Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental locations are serving customers in Brazil. Five Brazilian airports − Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo; Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International… Read the full press release

Africas First Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner Touches down in Djibouti

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it’s first Dreamliner, “Africa First”, touched down in Djibouti on September 13, 2012. Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner flight to Djibouti is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Djibouti is a main commercial seaport principally used by Ethiopia and part of Ethiopian’s extensive network… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport and Codic start Gateway office project

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Brussels Airport Company has chosen Codic to deliver Gateway: a unique office project at Brussels Airport. The project comprises the complete redevelopment of former offices that formed part of the old terminal building. The U-shaped complex was home to Sabena, the former Belgian Airways and Airports Agency and later a part… Read the full press release

Monarch Hosts Ski Festival in Yorkshire

Monarch’s Russell Ison (left) takes to the slopes with champion skier, Chemmy Alcott and Leeds Bradford Airport’s Tony Hallwood (right)

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — To celebrate the launch of flights from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)  to the popular ski routes of Munich and Grenoble, Monarch Airlines brought a taste of the Alps to Yorkshire with a specially themed Ski Festival hosted by Monarch’s brand ambassador and champion British Skier, Chemmy Alcott. Regional members of the Ski… Read the full press release

AIRPORT COMMISSION APPROVES CORINTHIAN INTERNATIONAL TO OPERATE WESTWOOD AND METRO EXPO/LA BREA FLYAWAY® BUS ROUTES

Los Angeles, California 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners today approved a three-year-agreement with Corinthian International Parking Services, Inc., Los Angeles, to operate and manage the existing LAX FlyAway® bus service between Westwood and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and a planned stop adjacent to the Metro Rail Expo Line at… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport announces two new scheduled routes from October

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Budapest Airport announced today that Russian scheduled service carrier Ural Airlines, will commence new direct flightsbetween Koltsovo International Airport and Budapest commencing 3rd October. Ural is a brand new airline at Budapest and its service to Ekaterinburg(Yekaterinburg)will be the second direct flight to the Russian Federation from the leading central European hub…. Read the full press release

South African Airways begins flights to Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Johannesburg, 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — South African Airways (SAA) today launched its first flight from Johannesburg to Brazzaville, the capital of The Republic of Congo.  SAA will serve the expanded Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CAEMC) regions by providing stronger intra-regional connectivity to its customers. SAA now operates… Read the full press release

Africas First Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner Touches down in Lilongwe

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it’s first Dreamliner, “Africa First”, touched down in Lilongwe, Malawi on September 11, 2012. Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner flight to Lilongwe is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Lilongwe is a main commercial centre of the country and part of Ethiopian’s extensive network… Read the full press release

Fleet Expansion for UK Airline with 5th Jet Aircraft

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Eastern Airways, which operates flights from Leeds Bradford Airport, has further expanded its jet fleet after taking delivery of a third Embraer 145 regional aircraft, increasing its number of Embraer jets to five. This new addition to the UK’s second largest regional airline follows on from the arrival of its second Embraer… Read the full press release

WOW Air launches twice-weekly service from Gatwick Airport to Reykjavik

Gatwick welcomes WOW Air offering passengers flights to Reykjavik twice-weekly WOW Air joins Icelandair and Iceland Express linking London to Reykjavic 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today Gatwick Airport welcomes WOW Air as it begins its twice-weekly service from Gatwick to Reykjavik, Iceland. Departing from Gatwick every Monday at 1315hrs, the flight will arrive in Reykjavik at… Read the full press release

Africas First Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner Touches down in Khartoum

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it’s first Dreamliner, “Africa First”, touched down in Khartoum, Sudan on September 11, 2012. Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner flight to Khartoum is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Khartoum is a main commercial centre of the country and part of Ethiopian’s extensive network… Read the full press release

SKEWERS BY MORIMOTO AND WOLFGANG PUCK EXPRESS CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Skewers by Morimoto is Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s First-Ever Airport Location Los Angeles, California – 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Today Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and airport officials joined with Wolfgang Puck and Masaharu Morimoto to celebrate the official grand openings of these chefs’ new dining concepts at Los Angeles… Read the full press release

TakeCare Run & Walk Benefits Back on My Feet

President and CEO Arne Sorenson (left in gray shirt) joined more than 300 associates for a 5K/1K Run & Walk to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the company’s “TakeCare” Wellness program.

Bethesda, Md. 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — At Marriott International Headquarters, president and CEO Arne Sorenson (left in gray shirt) joined more than 300 associates for a 5K/1K Run & Walk to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the company’s “TakeCare” Wellness program. As part of TakeCare, Marriott provides tools and resources to associates, partnering with medical plans and wellness… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport and Montea invest in Brucargo

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — As part of the development of Brucargo West, The Brussels Airport Company reached a cooperation agreement with the Belgian real estate developer Montea for the Construction of a third air cargo building on the site. A first 30,000m² building was delivered in 2008 and is used among others by bpost and a… Read the full press release

New shops opening one after the other at Terminal 2 of Budapest Airport

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The selection of retail outlets at Terminal 2 of Budapest Airport is set to be enhanced and expanded. The recently completed internal refurbishment of Terminals 2A and 2B enabled the airport operator to add new shops and to introduce brands not available previously in Hungary. The new outlets will include jewelry and… Read the full press release

Africas First, Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner Touches down in Dar es Salaam

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it’s first Dreamliner, “Africa First”, touched down in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on September 11, 2012. Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner flight to Dar ės Salaam is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Dar es Salaam is a major tourist destination with huge economic… Read the full press release

Marriott Helps Moms ‘TakeCare’ Every Day

Company Selected as a Working Mother ‘100 Best Company’ for 21st Year. Bethesda, Md., 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Working Mother has named Marriott International as one of the 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies. The companies will be recognized in the October/November issue of the magazine, on www.workingmother.com, and will be honored at the Work Life Congress, to be… Read the full press release

AIR FRANCE INVESTS SEVERAL HUNDRED MILLION EUROS FOR ITS CUSTOMERS

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — At the IFTM-Top Resa fair, Air France is confirming an investment of several hundred million euros to reposition its products and services at the best possible level in the industry. With this first announcement, the Company, which has put customer satisfaction at the heart of its transformation plan, is illustrating the dynamic… Read the full press release

Soliloquize – Exhibition of Landscapes by Young Artists at Hilton Chongqing

The grand opening of Soliloquize - Exhibition of Landscapes by Young Artists, will be organized and held by Hilton Chongqing and Jinse Gallery on September 16th, 2012. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

CHONGQING, China, 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The grand opening of Soliloquize – Exhibition of Landscapes by Young Artists, will be organized and held by Hilton Chongqing and Jinse Gallery on September 16th, 2012 in Jinse Gallery located on the first floor of Hilton Chongqing. On this occasion, Jinse Gallery will exhibit 55 works which made by 11 middle-aged and… Read the full press release

Africas First, Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner Touches down in Milan

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it’s first Dreamliner, “Africa First”, touched down in Milan, Italy on September 09, 2012. Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner flight to Milan is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Milan is a main commercial centre of the country and part of Ethiopian network in… Read the full press release

EASYJET ANNOUNCES TRAVEL DEAL FOR HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today announced a new travel deal with parliamentarians which promises to provide affordable travel for MPs and peers and save money for British taxpayers. The year-long preferred partnership deal between easyJet and Hillgate Travel, the Travel Management Company for the Houses of Parliament, will come into effect… Read the full press release

Frontier’s Colorado Springs-San Diego Service Ready For Takeoff

Low fares available at FlyFrontier.com DENVER, 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines expands its service from Colorado Springs Airport with the launch of nonstop service to San Diego this week. The new nonstop flights enable southern Coloradans to save significant time and avoid connections getting to southern California from the Colorado Springs Airport. This new service… Read the full press release

World Duty Free launches largest European walk through store in Gatwick Airport South Terminal

New World Duty Free store in Gatwick's South Terminal

Today marks the official launch for World Duty Free Group’s newly developed store in Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal. An investment of over £4 million has transformed the tax and duty free store into the largest ‘walk through’ in the Group’s European operations. 2012-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — This dramatic new retail space incorporates a number of innovative… Read the full press release