21.08.2012 Zurich Airport News Flash No. 18 / Half Year Result 2012

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Flughafen Zürich AG concluded its first half year 2012 with a positive result. With 80.2 million Swiss Francs, net profit for the first half year of 2012 rose by 9.1 percent compared to the first half year of 2011. Flughafen Zürich AG: Positive First Half Year 2012 The number of passengers grew… Read the full press release

Schiphol Group 2012 Interim Report

Mainport grows despite uncertain economic climate Revenue increases by EUR 33 million (5.5%) to EUR 637 million (2011: EUR 604 million); EBITDA rises by 2.2% to EUR 264 million (2011: EUR 258 million); Net result is EUR 93 million (2011: EUR 97 million; down by 4.9%). Key developments: Traffic and transport at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol during the… Read the full press release

RYANAIR ADVISES PASSENGERS TO BOOK DIRECTLY ON RYANAIR.COM AND AVOID HIGH-CHARGING ONLINE TRAVEL AGENTS

OVER 300 COMPLAINTS RECEIVED FROM PASSENGERS WHO BOOKED WITH ‘ON THE BEACH’ SCREENSCRAPING WEBSITE 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (21 Aug) warned passengers to book directly with Ryanair.com and not through online travel agents (or “screenscrapers”), following persistent calls from passengers who have suffered problems having booked with screenscraper websites…. Read the full press release

Major roadway project cleared for takeoff at Hartsfield-Jackson

Improved traffic flow, safety are goals ATLANTA, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has signed a contract with C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc., paving the way for a major project to improve access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and to enhance safety on Airport roadways. The plan to improve the inbound roadways to the… Read the full press release

Veterans Take Off From CVG

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — CVG is proud to continue its support of Honor Flight Tri-State with a ceremony and flight to Washington, DC’s  Reagan International Airport on Aug. 21. Honor Flight Tri-State is a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to fly World War II and Korean War veterans to their memorials in Washington, D.C. at… Read the full press release

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

RYANAIR £12 SEAT SALE – WITH NO FUEL SURCHARGES 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight, Mon 20 Aug, it will release 100,000 seats at fares from £12 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in September, October and November. These “all in” low fares will be available on over… Read the full press release

Boston Marriott Copley Place Completes Renovation, Offers Polished New Look

Boston Marriott Copley Place Completes Renovation, Offers Polished New Look

A five year, full renovation of the Boston Marriott Copley Place has been completed, it was announced today. From guest rooms, to meeting space, lobbies and restaurants, to health club and pool areas, this landmark hotel has been entirely re-imagined and re-designed. 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — All 1,100 spacious guest rooms and 47 luxurious suites have… Read the full press release

Philadelphia Zoo Unveils Great Ape Trail

Philadelphia Zoo Unveils Great Ape Trail, the Next Phase of its Pioneering Animal Travel and Exploration Trail System

Philadelphia Zoo Unveils Great Ape Trail, the Next Phase of its Pioneering Animal Travel and Exploration Trail System Animal trail network will create a first in the country, reinventing the zoo experience. 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Philadelphia Zoo experience continues to be transformed for both animals and guests with today’s opening of the Great Ape Trail,… Read the full press release

First Flight of Ethiopian Boeing 787 Marks Record Entry-into-Service Using Mxi Technologies

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mxi Technologies, the leader in aviation maintenance management software, announced today that within 24 hours of receiving their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) embarked on their inaugural passenger service flight to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “Ethiopian’s commitment to our vision is demonstrated through every facet of our business — including the… Read the full press release

Strategic Worldwide Expansion Continues as Four Seasons Opens in Its Birthplace

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

New flagship property in Toronto to open on October 5, 2012. 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts celebrates a homecoming of sorts with the opening of a new 259-room flagship hotel in Toronto, Canada, where the company was founded more than 50 years ago. The opening is a significant milestone in a growth strategy that includes… Read the full press release

Gatwick welcomes BAA’s decision on the sale of Stansted

Gatwick calls on the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to now remove the unnecessary burden of economic regulation which has been in force for over 25 years Healthy competition amongst airports is good news for passengers and airlines Independent Gatwick gives a ‘foretaste of the benefits competition can bring’ 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gatwick welcomes BAA’s decision… Read the full press release

Dream Comes True Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner lands in Addis Ababa

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines 1st Dreamliner touched down at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on 17 August 2012 at 9:30 Am. The Dreamliner had flown from Washington DC, Dulles international Airport, after a static display for VIPs including members of US Congress, World Bank and IMF Executives, Ambassadors, as well as members of the… Read the full press release

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest Launches New Treatment Line Biologique Recherche

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

New results-oriented facial treatments rolling out this month. Budapest, Hungary, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest announces the launch of unique results-oriented facial treatments at The Spa. French brand Biologique Recherche will be a valuable and significant addition to the existing spa menu. Biologique Recherche is based on a clinical approach to beauty. The line uses intentionally pure,… Read the full press release

Travelodge Kicks Off National Teddy Bear Swap at Philadelphia Zoo

Travelodge’s The Great Sleepy Bear Swap lets children donate a stuffed animal to charity in exchange for a brand new Sleepy Bear teddy bear and free admission to the zoo.

Thousands of stuffed animals expected to be donated to local charities PHILADELPHIA, PA , 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Philadelphia children are getting a free day of fun at the zoo today along with new teddy bears and more thanks to “Travelodge’s The Great Sleepy Bear Swap.” The first of five one-day events to be held across the… Read the full press release

Gatwick seeks local community views on the proposed implementation of P-RNAV

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — A three month public consultation by Gatwick Airport is taking place to implement a system called P-RNAV. The system, which has been trialled on a limited basis at the airport for 6 years, utilises the full navigation capability of modern aircraft and improves the track keeping for departing flights. The proposed implementation… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces new service between San Diego and Los Cabos, Mexico

Miramar, Florida, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines today announced schedules for new service between San Diego and Los Cabos, Mexico starting November 8, 2012. Daily nonstop service between Los Cabos, Mexico (serving Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo) and San Diego starts November 8, 2012, with connecting service to Dallas/Fort Worth. In addition,… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Acquisition of Ten Boeing B787s Principally Financed by J.P. Morgan

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, has secured $1 billion of financing from J.P. Morgan for its 10 Boeing B787-8- Dreamliners. The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) of the United States has provided export credit agency support via guaranteed loans that cover 85% of the total cost of… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Announces the “Experience Hualalai” Package

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Announces the "Experience Hualalai" Package

Guests receive USD 500.00 Resort credit for a five-night stay at acclaimed Resort. Hawaii, Hualalai, U.S.A., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaupuluehu, the first and only Forbes Five-Star resort on Hawaii Island, announces the Experience Hualalai package, giving guests a USD 500.00 Resort credit on their five-night stay in ocean view and above room categories. Guests of… Read the full press release

Dimitris Manikis Named Managing Director of RCI® South Africa, Expanding Current Role

Parsippany, N.J., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, has named Dimitris Manikis to the role of managing director of RCI South Africa. In this expanded role, Manikis will also continue to serve as vice president of Business Development in Europe and the Middle East. Manikis has worked for RCI for more than… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines Begins Service at SHD

Frontier Announces Nonstop Service From Shenandoah Valley, Va. To Orlando Beginning Nov. 20 Nonstop fares starting at $69 available until Aug. 25 only at FrontierAirlines.com DENVER, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today announced new nonstop service between Orlando, Fla. (MCO), and Shenandoah Valley, Va. (SHD), with three weekly nonstop flights beginning on Nov. 20, 2012. To celebrate… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Takes Delivery of 1st Dreamliner

Seattle, Washington, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines today took delivery of its 1st Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner dubbed “Africa First”. The airline is the 1st in the world outside Japan and ahead of any airline in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East to operate the Dreamliner, the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft in the world…. Read the full press release

FAVORABLE RESULT OF THE SNPL AIR FRANCE ALPA PILOTS’ UNION REFERENDUM ON THE TRANSFORM 2015 PLAN

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Air France welcomes the approval by members of the SNPL (French National Union of Airline Pilots) of the draft framework agreement to improve economic efficiency by 20% within the framework of the TRANSFORM 2015 plan. With 83% participation, 67% of the pilots approved the agreement. “This result clearly demonstrates the sense of… Read the full press release

Trip and Treat: 44% of travellers undulge themselves ahead of a holiday

A third (30%) of Brits are spending £200 plus on pre-holiday shopping sprees Departure deals: A third of Brits (30%) get to the airport early so they can go shopping Lounge luxuries: 44% of travellers treat themselves at the airport 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — When it comes to gearing up for our holidays, research from Gatwick… Read the full press release

Sold-out 2012 Adventure Travel World Summit Attracts 55 Nations

Seattle, WA, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Representatives from 55 countries make up the 600-delegate, at-capacity 2012 Adventure Travel World Summit set for 8-11 October in Lucerne, Switzerland. This makes it the second year running that the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s (ATTA) marquee annual conference has sold out at least two months prior to each gathering. Tourism industry professionals interested in… Read the full press release

Record July at Bristol Airport

Passenger numbers at Bristol Airport topped 650,000 last month, making it the busiest July on record. 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The number of people passing through the terminal was up 5.1 per cent year on year, and surpassed the previous July high recorded back in 2008. Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport, said: “High passenger… Read the full press release

Introducing Waffle Weekends at The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston This September, All Month Long

Waffle Weekends at The Bristol Lounge this September

Become a fan of Four Seasons Hotel Boston on Facebook to vote for each Waffle Weekend’s featured flavour Boston, U.S.A., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — This September, The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston is celebrating Waffle Week all month long with Waffle Weekends every Saturday and Sunday during the breakfast and brunch meal periods. What’s more, Waffle Weekend flavours will be chosen… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Airlines B787 Dream Interior

Ethiopian Airlines B787 Dream Interior

2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is proud to unveil the special features of its B787 Dreamliner. The airline will be the first outside Japan to receive the Dreamliner on 14 August 2012. The Dreamliner applies breakthrough technologies of the 21st century and takes passenger comfort and overall travel experience… Read the full press release

SENSE, A ROSEWOOD SPA® UNVEILS NEW SPA TREATMENTS IN CELEBRATION OF MAYAN MILESTONE

Rosewood Mayakoba’s Award-Winning Spa Calls on Ancient Practices to Impart Relaxation and Rejuvenation RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Rosewood Mayakoba’s award-winning Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, is pleased to announce the launch of a series of new spa treatments that are directly inspired by the Mayan people’s ancient traditions of healing. In celebration of the highly… Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide Gives Pediatrics Patients a Fun-Filled “Vacation Day” as Part of Wyndham Championship Week

Patients at Brenner Children’s Hospital enjoy day of classic beach boardwalk-themed games Greensboro, N.C., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, brought some fun and sun from the Wyndham Championship to the patients, families, and staff in the pediatrics department at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., with a… Read the full press release

ATMEX Veracruz 2012 Announces Efforts to Reduce Carbon Footprint

To compensate for greenhouse gas emissions, Mexico’s first International trade and consumer travel show on Adventure will provide funds to the conservation and restoration of the Sierra Gordo Biosphere Reserve Boca del Río, Veracruz, MEXICO 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The National Adventure Travel Tradeshow in Mexico, “Adventure Travel Mexico-Veracruz 2012” (ATMEX 2012), announced today that the event taking… Read the full press release