KLM Royal Dutch Airlines FIRST HALF YEAR RESULTS 2012

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — SECOND QUARTER: – 4.5% rise in revenues to 6.5 billion euros. – Decline in unit costs on a constant currency and fuel price basis. – Improvement in operating result (-66 million euros against -145 million euros at 30 June 2011). – Net result impacted by non-cash items not affecting operating cash-flow (restructuring… Read the full press release

EASYJET STATEMENT ON ISS AND GLASS LEWIS REPORTS

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet welcomes the recommendations from the proxy advisory services ISS and Glass Lewis that shareholders vote against the resolution to remove Sir Mike Rake at the company’s forthcoming EGM. The majority of easyJet’s institutional shareholders subscribe to one or other of these bodies. In their report, Glass Lewis said: “..we question whether… Read the full press release

HELP A CHILD TO SHINE THIS SUMMER

easyJet customers invited to donate their spare change onboard as airline partners with UNICEF to save children’s lives 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — At a time when UK holiday makers are escaping one of the wettest English summers in history, easyJet, the UK’s largest airline and operator of Europe’s No. 1 air transport network, has joined forces… Read the full press release

Coworth Park reveals new marquee in polo setting

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Coworth Park, Dorchester Collection’s luxury country house hotel and spa in Ascot, adds an additional venue to its event space offering this year. A semi-permanent marquee will be available every year from May until late September to host lavish occasions The marquee at Coworth Park, which can host up to 300 people… Read the full press release

Chengdu Will Host PATA Travel Mart 2013

Bangkok ,2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced that PATA Travel Mart 2013 (PTM2013) and PATA Board Meeting will be hosted by the City of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China in September 2013, at its PATA’s Executive Board Meeting on July 28, at the Hotel ICON, in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Mr Martin J Craigs, PATA CEO,… Read the full press release

BIG BUS DRIVES CANCER SERVICES TO CITY AIRPORT

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — George Best Belfast City Airport passengers and staff are used to “check-ins” but this time it was “check-ups” Northern Ireland’s leading local cancer charity, Action Cancer brought its mobile unit, the Big Bus, to the airport to raise much-needed awareness of the disease.Michelle Hatfield, Corporate Responsibility Director at Belfast City Airport, said: “We are… Read the full press release

MANX2.COM UNVEILS NEW LONDON-BOUND SERVICE FROM BELFAST CITY AIRPORT

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Isle of Man based airline Manx2.com is starting a new return route from Belfast City Airport to London Oxford Airport, it was announced today. The new five days a week service, which starts on Monday 30 July, has fares starting from £74.95 one-way including taxes, with no credit or debit card charges or booking fees… Read the full press release

Houston Lands Largest Passenger Aircraft in the World; Historic Flight is a First for Texas

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is welcoming the largest passenger aircraft in the world to Texas. The Lufthansa A380 will make its first arrival at Intercontinental on Wednesday, August 1, and is inviting Houston to the “A380 Houston Party” to celebrate from noon – 2 p.m. at FM 1960, just east of… Read the full press release

Airports Going Green Agenda Announced — Register Today

CHICAGO, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Don’t miss the fifth annual Airports Going Green conference in Chicago this fall! The conference will be held Nov. 4-7, 2012 at the Westin River North Hotel in Chicago. Register today at www.airportsgoinggreen.org  and take a look at the exciting, informative agenda below. Airports Going Green is the aviation industry’s leading sustainability forum and will offer the opportunity to hear about sustainability… Read the full press release

Five Star Carrier’s Specially Designed Iftar Boxes And Carefully Selected Meal Options Offer Passengers A New Gastronomical Experience This Ramadan

Doha, QATAR, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Throughout the holy month of Ramadan, Qatar Airways will bring a taste of Qatari hospitality to the skies by offering guests who are fasting with a specially designed Iftar box. The box consists of traditional and local gastronomical delights traditionally associated with breaking of the fast. Qatar Airways Iftar Boxes In… Read the full press release

LOT zwiększa swoją ofertę na trasach krajowych

Warszawa, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Od 1 sierpnia br. Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT zwiększają swoją ofertę na rejsach krajowych poprzez wprowadzenie na stałe do rozkładu lotów dodatkowego rejsu z Warszawy do Rzeszowa. LOT rozważa również zwiększenie częstotliwości rejsów na innych połączeniach krajowych. Dodatkowy rejs do Rzeszowa wykonywany będzie samolotem typu Embraer 170 lub 175, który może… Read the full press release

airberlin: Stefan Magiera to be New Vice President Corporate Sales for DACH Region

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — As of 1st August 2012, Stefan Magiera (37) will take up the position of Vice President Corporate Sales for the DACH region, which covers Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The trained travel agent and business administration graduate will be responsible for corporate customer sales and travel agencies. He will report to Otto Gergye,… Read the full press release

Marriott’s Select Service and Extended Stay Brands Celebrate Their Superstars

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International’s select service and extended stay brands; Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott gathered in Washington, D.C. last week to recognize and honor 26 of its top general managers. Coming as far as China and Russia, the… Read the full press release

Hilton New Delhi-Noida-Mayur Vihar Launches ‘Pizza Academy’ at Infinity the All Day Dining Restaurant

Learn the Tricks of Preparing Authentic Italian Pizzas from Executive Chef Theodor Rudifieria NEW DELHI, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton New Delhi-Noida-Mayur Vihar has introduced a unique opportunity to learn how to prepare authentic Italian pizzas under the direction of Executive Chef Theodor Rudifieria, at the spacious open kitchen of Infinity, the all-day dining restaurant at the hotel…. Read the full press release

Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Announces £425K Summer Spruce-up

ABERDEEN, U.K., 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Aberdeen Treetops today announced it will undergo a £425,000 refurbishment programme, expected to be completed by autumn 2012. The hotel will remain in operation throughout the works. Hilton Aberdeen Treetops located on Springfield Road will receive a complete overhaul of its bedroom corridors. 30 bedrooms including eight of the property’s deluxe… Read the full press release

Star Alliance builds new lounge at Los Angeles’ upgraded Tom Bradley International Terminal

Air New Zealand to Lead the Project / Lounge to Open in May 2013 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Star Alliance member carrier Air New Zealand has been selected to design and manage the Alliance’s new lounge at Los Angeles International Airport. The creation of this facility has been made possible by the US$ 1.7 billion redevelopment… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport Welcomes over Seven Million Passengers in First Half of 2012

Airport sees 22.8% increase in the first six months compared to same period in 2011 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,  2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) announced today that Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed 7,050,646 passengers during the first half of 2012, a significant increase of 22.8% compared to the same period in… Read the full press release

Cozmo Travels becomes first Middle East travel agency to sign up for Travelport Universal Desktop™

Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today announced a new agreement with Cozmo Travels, a leading travel management company in the Middle East, which has seen comprehensive testing of Travelport’s ground-breaking Universal Desktop begin at the agency this month. With operations across… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Monday 30 July

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 229,644 passengers expected in the terminals – 111, 299 of which are arrivals. Around 560 members of the Games Family* are expected to arrive at Heathrow today, with a further 180 departing A busy day at the airport with 229,644 passengers expected in the terminals… Read the full press release

RYANAIR Q1 REVENUES GROW 11%, TRAFFIC GROWS 6% TO 22.5M PROFIT’S DECLINE 29% TO €99M – FULL YEAR GUIDANCE UNCHANGED.

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline today (Jul 30) announced that Q1 revenues increased 11% to €1,284m as traffic grew 6% and ave. fares rose 4%.  Unit costs rose 10% mainly due to a 27% (€117m) increase in fuel costs which led to a €40m decline in Q1 profit-as previously guided-to €99m. Summary… Read the full press release

Neues Konzept Nach Der Sommerpause: Brasserie Des Hilton Mainz Jetzt Als Veranstaltungs-Location Buchbar

MAINZ/MÜNCHEN, Germany 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Neue Ausrichtung, neues Konzept: Die Brasserie des Hilton Mainz steht für köstliche Speisen und Weine lokaler Anbieter. Doch künftig wird das Restaurant mit dem atemberaubenden Rhein-Blick exklusiv für Mainzer und Mainz-Besucher als Veranstaltungs-Location buchbar sein. Ob für kleinere Gruppen oder private Feiern mit bis zu 120 Personen – mit dieser… Read the full press release

King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre Managed By Hilton Offers Special Wi-Fi Services To Its Visitors

DEAD SEA, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Middle East’s biggest convention center is adding to its extensive range of guest services by introducing complimentary Wi-Fi to its 26 halls across three floors. King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center‘s visitors can now stay connected during their time at the convention center enjoying free Wi-Fi access on their mobile… Read the full press release

Pool Party at Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

VENICE, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Hilton Molino Stucky Venice will be hosting an exclusive pool party on Saturday 28th July, to celebrate the summer season. The party will take place at Rooftop Pool, located on the 8th floor of Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, offering stunning views over Venice, including the Giudecca Canal and the Venetian Lagoon. Guests will… Read the full press release

Iberia promotes best spanish wines to Business Travellers

From August through October long-haul business passengers can choose reds from Rioja, Toro, and Castilla La Mancha, and whites from Rueda and Rías Baixas. Madrid, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia, advised by the Todovino Spanish wine specialist consulting firm, has selected the wines to be offered to its long-haul Business Plus passengers in the August-October period. Iberia flights to and from… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport to host exhibit featuring Hoosier athletes, inventors, and business leaders

The Indiana Humanities ‘‘Spirit of Competition’’ exhibit contains a variety of engaging interactives, films, and stories about unknown and well-known Hoosiers INDIANAPOLIS ,2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Just in time for some highly competitive events that are coming to town, such as the Brickyard 400 and the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, visitors to the Indianapolis International Airport… Read the full press release

Cooperation agreement between Iberia and Santander Group

Covers Iberia’s inclusion as partner in Santander’s loyalty programmes, and specific actions in more than 20 countries Madrid, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia Airlines and the Santander banking Group have signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement intended to benefit the customers of both, chiefly in Latin America. Iberia will become a strategic partner in the Santander Group’s loyalty programmes, and the… Read the full press release

London City Airport staff get green fingered at Britannia Village Hall

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Nine staff members from London City Airport recently volunteered at Britannia Village Hall in West Silvertown, Newham, as part of a team challenge organised by the airport. The volunteers set to work on the community centre’s garden to give it a makeover as requested by centre users and management. The team of… Read the full press release

Shuttle service to operate between airport and Indianapolis Motor Speedway during Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Brickyard 400 fans will have a convenient and comfortable way to travel between the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Race Day, Sunday, July 29. Air-conditioned shuttle service will begin continuous departures at 8 a.m. through the start of the race at 1 p.m. Return service from the… Read the full press release

Terminal 2 parking lot reopens at San Diego International Airport

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ —  700 short-term parking spaces will be available for travelers. What: The short-term parking lot in front of Terminal 2 – which had been relocated for  15 months as part of The Green Build construction – will reopen to airport visitors, providing more convenient parking for travelers flying out of Terminal 2…. Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport Announces UK’s Newest Transit Shed Operator

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — A Doncaster based company has the world at its finger tips thanks to a deal with the region’s airport. Anglo World Cargo, a sub division of Anglo European Express (Doncaster) Ltd, have been appointed as the Cargo Terminal Operator for Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) and become the UK’s newest Transit Shed operator…. Read the full press release