Alaska Airlines Opening Flight Attendant Base in San Diego

SEATTLE, 2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines will open a flight attendant base in San Diego on April 1. Between 150 and 200 flight attendants are expected to fly out of San Diego, Alaska’s fifth base in its network, which will save the carrier more than $1 million annually in travel-related costs. “This is an exciting… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Holdings announces sale of Stansted Airport

2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited today announces that it has agreed to sell its 100% interest in Stansted Airport Limited to Manchester Airports Group for £1,500 million in cash, payable in full at closing. Colin Matthews, chief executive of Heathrow, said: “Stansted Airport and its people have been part of our company for… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association Salutes Anniversary of President Obama’s Call for National Travel and Tourism Strategy

Washington, D.C., 2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — In a firm acknowledgement of the powerful contributions that travel makes to the country’s economy, President Obama announced a goal of attracting 100 million international travelers to the U.S. by 2021 on January 19, 2012. In the year since that announcement, strong progress has been made both through an executive… Read the full press release

Ryanair’s 1 Bag Rule Is Driven By Safety, Not Revenue

2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (18th Jan) explained that its 1 carry-on bag rule is necessary for safety reasons. Ryanair also rejected many of the false claims made by a number of poorly briefed MEP’s in the European Parliament yesterday. Because Ryanair operates with very high load factors (avg load factor last… Read the full press release

Travelport Rooms and More Adds Huntington Travel’s Hotel Consolidator Content to Travelport Rooms and More™

2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces that its Travelport Rooms and More™ hotel booking engine, the one-stop hotel shop for travel agents, now includes accommodation offers from Canada’s award-winning, leading hotel consolidator, Huntington Travel, which provides a wide product range of hotels to worldwide destinations. The… Read the full press release

250,000 members in CPH’s customer loyalty programme

2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — CPH Advantage, Copenhagen Airport’s loyalty programme, has reached a quarter of a million members after just 13 months. The programme benefits both passengers and the airport. Travellers are joining Copenhagen Airport’s loyalty programme, CPH Advantage, in large numbers. The programme offers free wi-fi, bonus points and special parking offers. Just 13 months… Read the full press release

BOARD OF AIRPORT COMMISSIONERS TO HOLD SPECIAL SESSION ON LAX SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT STUDY

Los Angeles, California, 2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The City of Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) will listen to members of the public regarding the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Specific Plan Amendment Study (SPAS) at a special session beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, January 31, 2013, in the Samuel Greenberg Board Room of the Clifton… Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL’s Network Manager’s role reinforced with the approval of the Network Strategy Plan

Brussels, Belgium, 2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — On 19 December 2012, the European Commission (EC) formally approved the Network Strategy Plan (NSP) for the period 2012-2019.  On the same day, the EC also appointed the chairperson and voting members of the Network Management Board. The Network Manager, a function carried out by EUROCONTROL, is responsible for developing,… Read the full press release

LOS ANGELES AIRPORT POLICE OFFICER CIPRIANO MONTES RECOGNIZED BY INGLEWOOD AIRPORT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Los Angeles, California, 2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Los Angeles Airport Police Officer Cipriano Montes, a five-year veteran, was recognized at the annual Police and Fire Appreciation luncheon today hosted by the Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce. Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Patrick M. Gannon said, “I am very proud to have officers who put their personal… Read the full press release

Deloitte chooses the “Gateway” building at Brussels Airport

DELOITTE has signed a long-term lease for the use of the “Gateway” building. CODIC and IMMOBEL will join forces to develop the “Gateway” project in Zaventem on the site of the old airport terminal. Codic and Immobel were assisted by Jones Lang LaSalle while DELOITTE Belgium could count on the help of its internal team… Read the full press release

British Airways Leeds Bradford Flights Move to Terminal 5

2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The newly launched British Airways flights from Leeds Bradford Airport will move to the airline’s flagship Heathrow home, Terminal 5, from this summer. The new service, which started on December 9 last year, currently operates into Heathrow’s Terminal 1. The move will cut minimum connection times to onward British Airways flights by 30 minutes,… Read the full press release

SAS and Singapore Airlines launch joint venture between Scandinavia and Singapore

2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — SAS and Singapore Airlines will be cooperating on flights between Scandinavia and Singapore from February 1st. During the summer of 2012, the CEOs of the two companies signed a joint venture agreement, which includes, among other things, the coordination of timetables and joint sales activities. The regulatory authorities have since then approved… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Temporarily Pulls the 787 out of Service for Precautionary Inspection per US FAA Directive

2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following the directive of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Ethiopian has decided to temporarily pull its B787 Dreamliners out of service for precautionary inspection on Thursday, January 17, 2013. The US FAA issued a directive on January 16, 2013 that mandates operators to perform special inspection requirements on the Dreamliner airplane… Read the full press release

Record-Breaking Year at Boston Logan International Airport

Record-breaking Year at Boston Logan as Passenger Count Tops 29 Million BOSTON, 2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Boston Logan International Airport set a new passenger record in 2012 with 29,325,617 people passing through the airport, an increase of 416,350 over 2011, which was the previous record high year. “Massport capped off a very successful year in 2012… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for December 2012

2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for December 2012 that show an increase for both passenger numbers and cargo and mail tonnage compared to the same month last year. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2,520,864 passengers in December – an increase of 2.5%… Read the full press release

Sweet 16 – Marriott Again Named a FORTUNE ‘Best Company to Work For’

Marriott Joins Google, Starbucks and Other Top Employers on the ‘100 Best’ List  2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — For the 16th consecutive year, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” according to FORTUNE magazine. This distinction maintains Marriott’s “All Star” status as one of only 13 companies that have… Read the full press release

WAA Announces New Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

2013-01-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. is pleased to announce the election of Mr. Garth Smorang, Q.C. as Chair and Mr. Tom Payne Jr. as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. Previously Vice Chair, Mr. Smorang succeeds Mr. Tom Bryk as Chair and whose term concluded December 31, 2012. “I am honoured to… Read the full press release

ATC Travel Management Designates Travelport as Primary Technology Partner

Atlanta, 2013-01-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces the details of a new long term agreement with Wisconsin-based ATC Travel Management, a leading travel management company that provides travel and meeting services. Through the agreement, ATC Travel has appointed Travelport as its primary technology provider and will… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Anchors North East China with 2013 Opening in Revitalised Historical Heart of Tianjin

2013-01-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Located in the heart of the revitalised former British concession and central business district, The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin will form an iconic landmark when it opens mid-2013 and pays homage to the city’s historical heritage and vibrant modern development. Tianjin, which literally means Emperor’s Port in North East China, has long been recognized… Read the full press release

CTC gathers a cluster of international awards

Our marketing efforts with industry partners in Canada, South Korea and China gain kudos. 2013-01-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) prides itself on innovative marketing, being constantly on the lookout for ways to gain a competitive edge in the global tourism marketplace. So pardon us as we blush in the limelight, as last… Read the full press release

Excitement Grows as 6th Oman Air Corporate Cricket Tournament 2013 Approaches

2013-01-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — A fantastic family day of sports is set to take place when the 6th Oman Air Corporate Cricket Tournament 2013 gets underway in Muscat’s Seeb Stadium on Friday 18th January. The tournament, organised by omancricket.com and managed by Pulse Events, will see 10 teams representing major businesses based in Oman compete, for… Read the full press release

The Oberoi Group appoints Mr. Kapil Chopra as President, The Oberoi Group, India

New Delhi, 2013-01-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mr. Kapil Chopra has been appointed as President, The Oberoi Group. Mr. Chopra will be responsible for all The Oberoi and Trident Hotels in India. An alumni of The Oberoi Centre for Learning and Development (OCLD), Mr. Chopra’s experience as a hotelier spans over 19 years. Most recently, Mr. Chopra was… Read the full press release

Washington’s Madison Hotel Now a Loews

Loews Hotels & Resorts Returns to Washington, D.C. with the Purchase of The Madison Hotel NEW YORK, 2013-01-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Loews Hotels & Resorts, a wholly owned-subsidiary of Loews Corporation (NYSE: L), today announced that the company has entered into an agreement to purchase the iconic, 356-room Madison Hotel in the heart of Washington, D.C…. Read the full press release

Concur Announces Schedule for Upcoming Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Earnings Webcast

Redmond, Wash., 2013-01-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, today announced that its fiscal 2013 first quarter earnings conference call will take place on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 beginning at 2:00 p.m. PT. The call will feature Steve Singh, chairman and chief executive officer, Rajeev Singh,… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia confirms new Head of Corporate Affairs and Strategy

  Tourism Australia has confirmed the appointment of Karen Halbert as its new General Manager Corporate Affairs and Strategy. She replaces Simon Westaway, who left Tourism Australia before Christmas to take up a new position at Orica. 2013-01-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism Australia has confirmed the appointment of Karen Halbert as its new General Manager Corporate… Read the full press release

JAL Cargo Fuel Surcharge for the Month of February 2013

TOKYO, 2013-01-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) has applied to the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to revise down its international cargo fuel surcharge for flights departing from Japan from February 2013. Since April 1, 2009, JAL started adjusting its cargo fuel surcharge levels on a monthly basis by using the one-month average… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Named to FORTUNE List of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Employees name company an Employer of Choice for 16th consecutive year. 2013-01-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — For 16 years in a row,Four Seasons has been named by its employees to FORTUNE magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” It is one of only a handful of organizations to have the distinction of being recognized every year since… Read the full press release

Летище София обслужи близо 3,5 милиона пътници през 2012 г.

2013-01-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Летище София обслужи 3 467 455 пътници през 2012 година. През Терминал 1 са преминали 927 хиляди пасажери, а през Терминал 2 близо 2 540 хиляди. Годишният анализ показва, че по международни редовни линии са пътували 90% от общия пътникопоток, 6% са пасажерите по вътрешни линии, а 4% са използвали чартърни полети…. Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific welcomes Chief Executive’s Policy Address

2013-01-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways has expressed its strong support for the principal measures outlined in the Policy Address given today by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR, Mr Leung Chun-ying. The airline’s Chief Executive, John Slosar, said the address was robust in addressing some of the more pressing issues facing Hong… Read the full press release

Hilton London Canary Wharf Raises £16,102 For Children’s Charities

LONDON, 2013-01-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Throughout 2012 Hilton London Canary Wharf organised various activities to raise money for children’s charities, resulting in a total of £16,102, which will go to an array of children’s organisations. Local East London charity, Richard House Children’s Hospice* was presented with a donation for £8,051, with remaining gifts granted to charities… Read the full press release