Houston Airports Is in a New York State of Mind, Welcomes New Route

Houston, TX, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Delta Airlines and Houston Airport System officials are holding an inaugural event announcing new service on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in George Bush Intercontinental Airport. WHO: Perry Miller, Interim General Manager–Bush Intercontinental and Milton Coulon, Station Manager–Delta Airlines WHAT: Delta Airlines to announce new route to Houston with a New… Read the full press release

AH&LA LODGING INDUSTRY PROFILE CHARTS PROFITS, SALES, INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS

Industry Sees Rise in Profitability Washington, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — For 2011, the U.S. lodging industry posted pre-tax profits of $21.6 billion – up from $18 billion in 2010 – and $137.5 billion in sales – up from $127.7 billion in 2010, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Lodging Industry Profile (LIP), an… Read the full press release

Cape Town International Airport helps out at the Delft Community Centre for Mandela Day.

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town International Airport (ACSA CTIA)’s leadership team and staff members volunteered not only 67 minutes of their time for Mandela Day but three hours to assist at the Delft Community Centre, the Nelson Mandela Peace Park.  The 20 managers spent the morning painting the Community Centre and… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo Airport is Ready to Accept Airbus 380 Superliner

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport has been admitted to accepting of Airbus A380-800 and A380-800F aircrafts and their modifications. The respective Order on the Admission to accepting ?380 aircrafts since August 01, 2012 has been issued by the Federal Agency of Air Transport. To obtain a permit for accepting and regular operation of A380 AC, airports need to comply with high standards of technical equipment of aerodromes and… Read the full press release

United Airlines Adds New Chicago Air Service, New O’Hare Lounge and Additional Upgrades at the Airport

CHICAGO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — United Airlines announced five new international and domestic air service routes from O’Hare International Airport; a new O’Hare United Airport lounge; new jet bridges in Terminal 2; a new inline baggage system in Terminal 1 and a new medical clinic for United employees who work at O’Hare. See the full United news release here…. Read the full press release

Honor Flight Chicago hosts 89 WWII Veterans for Visit to Memorial in Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — This morning, 89 World War II veterans from the Chicago area received a special morning send-off celebration at Midway International Airport prior to their departure for a day trip to the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. While in the nation’s capital today, the veterans will experience a day of remembrance and reminiscing for some who have waited… Read the full press release

airberlin adds the windy city to its expanding US flight operations

The first non-stop flights are available for booking as of today for Easter 2013 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin is continuing its expansion from the USA: as of March 23, 2013 the airline will start operating nonstop flights from Chicago to Berlin, making it the first airline ever to provide a connection between this major U.S…. Read the full press release

School’s out in Saxony! Almost 60 flights to holiday destinations from Dresden • Park for a week from €15 • Guided tours for children

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — In the first week of the Saxon summer school holidays (23 to 29 July) there will be almost 60 flights heading south from Dresden. The most popular holiday destinations are Antalya on the Turkish Riviera, with 17 flights in the first week of the holidays alone, and Palma de Mallorca (11). Followed… Read the full press release

More Passengers at Dresden International Airport

Traffic Developments at Central German Airports during the First Half of 2012: Significant Growth in Passenger and Freight Traffic at Leipzig/Halle Airport, More Passengers at Dresden International Airport 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The two commercial airports operated under the umbrella of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, Leipzig/Halle Airport and Dresden International, both registered growth in traffic levels during… Read the full press release

Strike notice at Aer Arann fully withdrawn

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aer Arann is pleased to announce that strike notice served on the Company has been fully withdrawn. Strike notice served on the airline by the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA) has been ‘terminated’ in full, Aer Arann confirmed. This follows agreement between airline management and IALPA representatives. Customers can be assured that… Read the full press release

SFO Recognizes Customer Service That’s “Above and Beyond”

Annual Awards Honor Those Who Set the Standard for Outstanding Service SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — San Francisco International Airport has announced the winners of the 2012 “Above and Beyond” Airport tenant recognition program, one of the first of its kind in the nation.  This unique program monitors and promotes stellar customer service by recognizing individual… Read the full press release

TIX.nl signs long-term agreement with Travelport

Top three online travel agent switches to Travelport Langley, UK, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry and TIX, a leading online travel agent (OTA) in The Netherlands, have today announced a new multi-year international travel content and technology agreement. TIX is a relatively new OTA, operating since June 2010,… Read the full press release

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

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