Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Wednesday 25th July

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 218,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 101,000 of which are arrivals. It’s also another very busy day for Olympic arrivals – with nearly 3700 members of the Games Family* expected at Heathrow. Passengers at Terminal 5 will be treated to a rendition of ‘Chariots… Read the full press release

KLM strengthens Africa network with service to Harare, Zimbabwe

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will begin operating service to Harare on 29 October 2012. The Zimbabwean capital will be served in combination with the new KLM destination Lusaka, Zambia Amstelveen | 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — “KLM sees great growth opportunities in Africa. This year we launched service to Luanda in Angola and Lusaka in Zambia, and in… Read the full press release

EASYJET INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENT FOR THE QUARTER ENDED 30 JUNE 2012

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Highlights: Total revenue per seat was £57.58; an increase of 4.7%, at constant currency, compared to the prior year driven by targeted capacity allocation into higher yielding markets, the success of the ‘europe by easyJet’ campaign and the recently launched mobile app. Revenue per seat growth was 2.8% on a reported basis,… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport prepares for a busy summer

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Bristol Airport is gearing up for a busy start to the holiday season as families look forward to finding some sunshine following the recent wet weather. Summer is already proving very busy with passenger numbers up 6.9 per cent in June compared to the same period last year, and inbound visitors en… Read the full press release

Brits’ Holiday Plans during the Olympics Unveiled

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — ABTA – The Travel Association reveals today that around nine million of the adult population (19%) will be taking a holiday during the Olympics, either in the UK or abroad. About 5% of the population are still undecided about taking a break, meaning that over two million people may be tempted to… Read the full press release

Travelport announces mobile GDS application

Travelport Mobile Agent Developed by a Travelport Developer Network member Langley, UK, 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today announced the launch of Travelport Mobile Agent through its Developer Network. The mobile app, which enables Travelport-connected agencies to gain full access to the Galileo platform directly on… Read the full press release

agoda.com presents La Rive Gauche Paris – hot hotels on the Left Bank

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced exclusive deals on La Rive Gauche. La Rive Gauche – literally, ‘the Left Bank’ – is where the roots of bohemia and modern intellectualism in Paris first took hold. Home to students, artists, writers and free-thinkers,… Read the full press release

agoda.com celebrates National Day with luxury stays from SG210

2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced fantastic hotel specials in honour of National Day. National Day gives Singaporeans the chance not only to celebrate the sovereignty and success of this great city-state, but to take a well-earned break. While the National Day… Read the full press release

Tickets on Sale Today for Frontier Airlines/Great Lakes Aviation Code Share Flights

DENVER, 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tickets for Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) and Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLUX ) codeshare flights went on sale today as part of their recently announced codeshare agreement, which begins July 9, 2001. Customers can initially buy tickets from Frontier Airlines for flights from its Denver hub and throughout the airline’s… Read the full press release

Free Silver Line from Logan Airport to Continue

Free Silver Line Rides from Logan to Continue Through September Program Shaves Almost Two Minutes off 10 minute Route; More Ridership Data Needed BOSTON, 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Massachusetts Port Authority announced today that it was extending through the month of September the popular free Silver Line service from Boston Logan International Airport to South Station… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific flights continue to be disrupted today

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that its flight operation continues to be disrupted due to availability of ground services in support of flight operations at Hong Kong International Airport. Flights on 24 July are expected to experience delay. Passengers are advised to first check the airline’s website, www.cathaypacific.com, to get the latest flight… Read the full press release

BELFAST CITY AIRPORT SPONSORS EAST BELFAST ARTS FESTIVAL

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — East Belfast is to host a vibrant new arts festival this autumn, in partnership with George Best Belfast City Airport. The East Belfast Arts Festival, which will run from 5th -9th September 2012, will showcase a wide range of cultural events, culminating in a concert by local legend Van Morrison. The five-day festival will… Read the full press release

O’Hare Hosts Fascinating “Art of Science” Photo Exhibit

Chicago, 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — In pursuit of better batteries, cures for diseases, clean energy sources or a better understanding of the world around us, scientists often find unexpected beauty. Stunning visual examples of these occurrences are now on display for travelers to enjoy at O’Hare International Airport as part of Argonne National Laboratory’s annual “Art… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific flights continue to be disrupted

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that its flight operation continues to be disrupted due to strong and gusty crosswind conditions and availability of ground services in support of flight operations at Hong Kong International Airport. Flights on 24 July are expected to experience delay. Passengers are advised to first check the airline’s website,… Read the full press release

ACSA welcomes recent sentencing in multimillion rand airport heist

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has welcomed the lengthy sentences handed down to those responsible for the 2006 O.R. Tambo International Airport robbery in which R100 million was stolen. Alleged airport heist mastermind Christopher Billings was sentenced to 22 years in prison at the South Gauteng High Court on Friday for armed… Read the full press release

ORD Bubbles Chosen as Best Airport Wine Bar by Chicago Magazine

CHICAGO, 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago magazine has selected Bubbles Wine Bar at O’Hare International Airport as “Best Airport Wine Bar”for its annual “Best of Chicago” awards featured in the August 2012 issue. Bubbles was named one of Chicago’s best alongside several other of the city’s top restaurants, bars, shops and other local businesses for its unique and relaxing atmosphere, great wine selection and live… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific plans to resume operation

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it plans to resume operation at 08:00am on 24 July with exception of the following flights which have been delayed. Flight No. Route Scheduled Departure Time New departure Time CX580 Hong Kong to Sapporo 09:40 11:00 CX257 Hong Kong to London 10:05 11:15 CX691 Hong Kong to… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Suspends Operation Until Tuesday Morning

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it has suspended all of its flight operations to and from Hong Kong until 08:00am on 24 July due to the adverse weather as a result of the passing of Severe Typhoon Vicente. The airline will reassess the weather situation at 08:00am on Tuesday morning to determine… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Increases Second Quarter Adjusted Net Income 35.4% While Lowering Average Base Fare per Flight Segment to $81.06

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines, Inc. (Nasdaq:SAVE) today reported second quarter 2012 financial results. Net income, excluding special items, for the second quarter 2012 increased 35.4 percent to $35.3 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, as compared to pro forma second quarter 2011 net income.1 GAAP net income for second quarter 2012 was $34.6… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces University of Texas Athletics And Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas Sponsorship

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Texas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) will become the Official Airline Sponsor of The University of Texas Athletics and the Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas, the Texas Exes. The five-year partnership, brokered and managed by IMG College, the multimedia rights holder for Texas Athletics and the Texas Exes, kicks off in… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific advises passengers to check latest flight information

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Monday, 23 July) announced that based on the latest weather forecast for Hong Kong International Airport, the airline plans to operate its flights as scheduled on 23 and 24 July, however it expects some disruptions caused by the adverse weather as a result of the passage of Typhoon… Read the full press release

Gliding through the air even more efficiently with Sharklets

airberlin is one of the first airlines in the world to equip its new Airbus A320/A321 fleet with fuel-saving Sharklet technology 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The airberlin group is having new fuel-saving wing tip devices fitted on all 14 of the Airbus A320/A321 aircraft which are still on order with the manufacturer. These devices, known as… Read the full press release

Travelport delivers mobile app for Italian youth travel service CTS

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today announced the development of a mobile app for CTS Viaggi, the Italian member of the WYSET (World Youth Student and Educational Travel) Confederation. The app, called CTS Mobile, is available for users of Apple and Android products and is available… Read the full press release

HEATHROW’S EXPRESS LANE FOR THE GAMES

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Olympic and Paralympic Games present the UK with its biggest peacetime transport challenge, with an extra three million journeys every day. For passengers travelling to and from Heathrow, the airport is advising people to use the Heathrow Express train service, which has extra capacity during the Games and offers a way… Read the full press release

FLY FOR £12 ON OVER 1,000 ROUTES IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight, Mon, 23 July, it will release 100,000 seats at fares from £12 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in September and October. These “all in” low fares will be available on over 1,000 of Ryanair’s European routes but must be booked… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Tuesday 24th July

2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 217,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 99,000 of which are arrivals. It’s also the airport’s busiest day for Olympic arrivals – nearly 3700 members of the Games Family* are expected at Heathrow today, representing almost every team. Weather at Heathrow is expected to be… Read the full press release

iPhone App Featuring Midway Terminal Maps for Travelers Now Available

CHICAGO, 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has again partnered with i-formula.com to develop an Apple iPhone version of the terminal maps at  Midway International Airport. The app is available now for free through iTunes . Visit the iTunes App Store and enter “airport-maps” in the search field to locate and download the app. The app allows passengers to virtually navigate… Read the full press release

Iberia and American Airlines extend code shares to more destinations

Iberia customers can book to 16 new US destinations via New York, Chicago, Dallas and Miami. The tickets can be acquired on the www.iberia.com website 2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — As of July 23, Iberia customers can fly to 16 new US cities under code shares with American Airline via Chicago, Dallas, Miami and New York. The new destinations are: Fort Lauderdale, via Nueva… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport Key Figures – June 2012

2012-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Traffic Figures: 2,202,293 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport during June 2012, a gain of 2.9% versus June 2011. The year to date passenger growth stands at +3.1%. Traffic Figures O&D or local passengers (originating or departing from Zurich) increased by 0.1% to 1,438,838 compared to previous June (YTD +2.5%). Transfer passengers… Read the full press release