Crystal City Marriott Unveils New Look and Feel (video)

Multi-Million Dollar Redesign Makes Hotel a New Travel Destination. Arlington, Va. 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Crystal City Marriott, a 343-room hotel, officially unveiled its completed seven million dollar redesign, an investment by the hotel’s owners, Vornado Realty Trust and manager, Marriott International, making it a new destination for meetings, business and leisure travel to the Washington,… Read the full press release

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Welcomes Spirit Airlines

New Airline Adds to Airport’s Growth, Success 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport today welcomed the announcement that Spirit Airlines plans to start nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale and Dallas/Fort Worth on September 6, 2012. From those Spirit focus cities, travelers can connect to other destinations, including international markets in Mexico, Central America,… Read the full press release

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Celebrates New International Service from Condor Airlines

2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Maryland transportation officials and business leaders this evening welcomed Condor Airlines and the launch of new international air service between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Germany. The German airline began seasonal, twice weekly service to Frankfurt. “This important new international air service demonstrates the continued growth and success of BWI Marshall… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces Nonstop Service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Three New Cities: Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers

Miramar, Florida, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced it is adding nonstop ultra low fare service to three new cities from Minneapolis-St. Paul, including Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers. Daily nonstop seasonal service between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Fort Lauderdale starts November 8, 2012 and runs through April 24, 2013. Daily nonstop… Read the full press release

QATAR AIRWAYS WRAPS UP MOMENTOUS WEEK AT FARNBOROUGH

Award-winning Airline Receives Unprecedented Social Media Attention During Seven Day Event Carrier A Huge Hit With Aviation Enthusiasts, Travel Trade and Global Media Doha, QATAR, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways wrapped-up a very successful week at the world’s largest aviation event – Farnborough Air Show in Hampshire, UK gaining social media attention around the globe on… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces Nonstop Seasonal Service Between Phoenix-Mesa and Chicago

Miramar, Florida, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced it is adding nonstop ultra low fare service between Phoenix-Mesa and Chicago. Daily nonstop seasonally service between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport starts November 8, 2012 and runs through April 24, 2013. “We are committed to saving our customers money on travel… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces Nonstop Service from Fort Myers to Three New Cities: Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth and Minneapolis-St. Paul

Miramar, Florida, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) is doubling the number of cities it serves from Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) this winter as it today announced it is adding nonstop ultra low fare service to three new cities, including Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Daily nonstop seasonal service between Fort… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces Nonstop Seasonal Service Between Tampa and Chicago

Miramar, Florida, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced it is adding nonstop ultra low fare service between Tampa and Chicago. Daily nonstop seasonally service between Tampa International Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport starts November 8, 2012 and runs through April 24, 2013. “We are committed to saving our customers money on travel… Read the full press release

QATAR DUTY FREE ANNOUNCES EXCITING SUMMER PROMOTION

Customers Earn Chance To Win Attractive Gift Vouchers By Shopping At Duty Free Within Doha International Airport Doha, QATAR, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Duty Free, the award-winning subsidiary of Qatar Airways, has announced an exciting Summer Surprises Promotion for passengers departing from, or transiting through, Doha International Airport (DIA). Qatar Duty Free Summer Promotion Customers who… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces Service to Six More New Cities from DFW: Fort Myers, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Latrobe/Pittsburgh and Files to Service Los Cabos, Mexico

Miramar, Florida, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) is continuing its expansion at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) as it today announced it is adding nonstop service to yet another six new cities from DFW, including Fort Myers, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Latrobe/Pittsburgh, and the airline has also filed to service Los Cabos, Mexico…. Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Reports Second Quarter Results

Record operating income GAAP Net income of $228 million Excluding special items, record net income of $273 million DALLAS, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) today reported its second quarter 2012 results.  Second quarter 2012 net income was $228 million, or $.30 per diluted share, which included $45 million (net) of… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Files to Offer Service to Los Cabos, Mexico from San Diego and Dallas/Fort Worth

Miramar, Florida, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced that it has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin nonstop service to Los Cabos, Mexico from San Diego and Dallas/Fort Worth. Schedules and fares will be announced upon receipt of necessary governmental approval. About Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE)… Read the full press release

QATAR AIRWAYS NAMED BEST AIRLINE IN THE WORLD FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Carrier Retains Best Airline In Middle East Accolade For Seventh Year Running At Annual Skytrax World Airline Awards Doha-Based Carrier Named Best For Airline Staff Service In Middle East Awards Based on Survey Of Business and Leisure Travellers Worldwide Farnborough Air Show, UNITED KINGDOM, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways has once again triumphed at the annual… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Continues Liberating Consumers from High Fares

THE Ultra Low Fare Airline continues DFW expansion by announcing addition of five more cities: Baltimore, Houston, Oakland/San Francisco, Los Angeles and files to service Cancun Miramar, Florida, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) is continuing its expansion at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and its commitment to liberating consumers from high fares as it today… Read the full press release

QATAR AIRWAYS’ BOEING 787 DREAMLINER SOARS AT FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW

Airline Receives Resounding Praise From Special Guests And International Media Following Tours Onboard Three Day Flying Display A Huge Hit At World’s Largest Aviation Event Farnborough Air Show, UNITED KINGDOM – 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways has received waves of praise from special guests, media and aviation enthusiasts for the inspiring features of its Boeing… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Ramp Service and Stores Agents Ratify Six-Year Contract

SEATTLE, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines announced today that the carrier’s 587 ramp service and stores agents have ratified a new six-year contract. The agreement was approved by 91 percent of the members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers who voted. “I’m delighted that our ramp service and stores workers overwhelmingly approved a… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Reports June 2012 Traffic

Miramar, Florida 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today reported its preliminary traffic results for June 2012 and year-to-date 2012. Traffic (revenue passenger miles) in June 2012 increased 18.6 percent versus June 2011 on a capacity (available seat miles) increase of 19.8 percent. Load factor for June 2012 was 86.1 percent, a decrease of… Read the full press release

“Seven at Seven” – new LOT promotion

2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — On Sunday the new LOT Polish Airlines promotion “Seven at Seven” began. In response to passengers’ needs, the Polish air carrier has prepared a new fare promotion – “Seven at Seven”, the premiere of which was on last Sunday on the web site lot.com. The promotion will continue every Sunday (the seventh… Read the full press release

LOT in Olympic Colours

Warsaw, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — LOT’s Boeing 737 with the registration number SP – LLG received a special livery for the coming London Summer Olympics. The rear portion of the fuselage was painted on both sides with the LOT’s title as the “Official Air Carrier of the Polish Olympic Team – London 2012” and the symbol… Read the full press release

Akbar Al Baker Recognised For Leadership At Airline Strategy Awards In London

2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — London, UNITED KINGDOM – Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker has been honoured with an Airline Business accolade for leadership at the annual Airline Strategy Awards held in London. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, pictured right, receives the Airline Business leadership accolade from magazine editor Max Kingsley-Jones at the… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Launches Daily Service Between Seattle and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Carrier offers double Mileage Plan miles on new route SEATTLE, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines today launched new daily nonstop service between Seattle and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief joined Alaska Airlines employees and community leaders in welcoming the flight when it landed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport this morning. “Our flights continue… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Announces Service from Baltimore/Washington to Fort Lauderdale and Dallas/Fort Worth

Miramar, Florida, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced that it is starting service on September 6, 2012, from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) with twice daily nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale and daily nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth. The new service also offers customers connections to 29 destinations throughout the Americas…. Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Liberates Houston Travelers from High Fares

Carrier Announces Nonstop Ultra Low Fare Service Between Houston and DFW Miramar, Florida, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — – Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) is celebrating Independence Day by liberating Houston travelers from high fares.  The carrier today announced that it is introducing its popular ultra low fares to customers traveling between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth.  Twice daily nonstop… Read the full press release

The Great School Summer Getaway

2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — ABTA – The Travel Association estimates that two million British holidaymakers are set to head overseas for the first weekend of the summer holidays for the majority of English schools (20-23 July). Spain is the UK’s favourite foreign holiday destination for Brits heading overseas during this period, with the Canary and Balearic… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group Reports June Operational Results

SEATTLE, 2012-07-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported June operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below. ALASKA AIRLINES – MAINLINE Alaska reported a 10.6 percent increase in traffic on a 7.5 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2011…. Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces Third Annual, Award-Winning Diversity Summit to be held August 2nd

Dallas, TX, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announces its third annual, award-winning Diversity Summit  will be held on August 2  in Dallas at the airline’s headquarters. Themed “LUVing Employees, LUVing Communities,” the summit will gather executives from North Texas Fortune 500 companies to join the conversation about Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, foster new opportunities, and… Read the full press release

RwandAir launches direct flights to Mwanza

Second largest city in Tanzania served 3 times a week from Kigali Kigali, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda and Africa’s fastest growing airline, launched direct flights from Kigali to Mwanza, the rock city of Tanzania today. Mwanza is the 3rd destination for the airline in Tanzania and the 14th destination… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines And AirTran Airways Announce Early 2013 Flight Schedules

Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways Open Flight Schedules through March 8, 2013 DALLAS – 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways announced today that they have extended their flight schedules for travel between Feb. 14, 2013, and March 8, 2013. In the schedule, Southwest will begin new service… Read the full press release

Webcast Alert: Southwest Airlines to Discuss Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results on July 19, 2012

DALLAS – 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) invites you to listen to a live webcast of its second quarter 2012 financial results.  Details are as follows:   When: Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM Eastern Time Who: Gary Kelly, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Jordan, Executive Vice… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Supports Usher’s New Look Foundation To Promote Youth Leadership Across The Nation

DALLAS – 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced that it will support world-renowned entertainer Usher’s New Look Foundation—a nonprofit organization that helps ensure the success of young people as leaders throughout the world. Southwest will provide travel assistance to help the foundation link youth from all over the country to unique learning opportunities… Read the full press release