Saturday, 18 January 2014

Gulf Air Announces 3-year MRO Agreement with JorAMCo to Meet Fleet Heavy Maintenance and ‘C’ Check Requirement

gulf-airGulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today announced it has signed a three-year maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) agreement with JorAMCo, to meet the airline’s Heavy Maintenance and ‘C’ check fleet requirements. 

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FAA Proposes $150,000 Civil Penalty Against Talon Air, Inc

FAAThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $150,000 civil penalty against Talon Air, Inc., of Farmingdale, New York, for allegedly violating Federal Aviation Regulations by allowing four pilots to fly without proper training or examinations.

Fun, free family day out at Maslenitsa Russian folk festival in London

visit-londonEnjoy a fun, free family day out at the Maslenitsa Russian folk festival in Trafalgar Square on March 2.

Explore the world’s most spectacular rainforest on Fred. Olsen’s ‘Amazon River & the Beaches of the Caribbean’ cruise

Amazon_-_rainforest-river_MediumFred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 35-night D1405 ‘Amazon River & the Beaches of the Caribbean’ cruise, departing from Southampton on Boudicca on 22nd March 2014,

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils Black Watch’s new ‘Morning Light Pub’

Black_Watch_new_Morning_Light_Pub_2_MediumAs part of the recent redecoration and refurbishment of its 804-guest cruise ship Black Watch, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has introduced a new ‘Morning Light Pub’ on Lounge Deck Six. 

ATR’s customer support activities yield outstanding results in 2013

atr-logoATR Customer Support activities achieved outstanding results in 2013. The European regional aircraft manufacturer has signed this year 15 Global Maintenance Agreements (GMA) covering a total fleet of more than 160 additional aircraft. 

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Hartsfield-Jackson Opens First Airport TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Site in the Southeast

Hartsfield-Jackson-Airport-300x97field-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Delta Air Lines opened the first airport TSA Pre-Check application site in the Southeast today. 

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Mandarin Oriental set to open a luxury property in Taipei

Mandarin_Oriental-TPE-300x283The exquisitely designed Mandarin Oriental, Taipei, is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2014 and is set to bring Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service to the city.

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Friday, 17 January 2014

Special pricing and shipboard credit on MSC cruises

image001-300x133Wake up to azure Caribbean waters with MSC Cruises’ first Divina Dream Deal, available for a limited time through March 31, 2014. 

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Malaysia aims at bigger pie of Muslim tourists

tourism-malaysiaIn anticipation of a share of Islamic tourism, a new deal has been brokered between the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) and the Islamic Tourism Centre to lure more Muslim tourists to the Asian country in 2014.

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Etihad Airways announces golf star Martin Kaymer as latest Brand Ambassador

Martin-Kaymer-2_Standard.jpgEtihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has expanded its Guest Ambassador program with the addition of international PGA golfer Martin Kaymer.

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Rajasthan banks on domestic tourists as foreigners bypass state

Rajasthan-touristJAIPUR: Rajasthan, that used to receive every third foreign tourist that came to India, is now looking inwards for tourism. The state is flooded with tourists, be that at monuments, for wildlife tourism or adventure tourism but coming across a foreign tourist is a rarity nowadays in the increasing number of domestic tourists.

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Skymark Airlines’ first A380 has started final assembly in Toulouse, following painting and delivery of tailplane from Hamburg

ce488a6e85The vertical tailplane (VTP) for the first A380 for Skymark Airlines has been painted with the Japanese airline’s logo at Airbus’ facilities in Hamburg and transported by Beluga to Toulouse, where final assembly of the aircraft is now underway.

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Pittsburgh International Airport Passenger Traffic Report For November 2013

pittsburgh-international-airport-logo-300x67Five airlines at Pittsburgh International Airport showed an increase in scheduled passenger traffic in November 2013 in comparison to last November according to the Pittsburgh International Airport Monthly Scheduled Airline Traffic Report.

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SATTE’s growth path continues northwards

dtcm-logoDubai – Over the years Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has gradually built their presence at SATTE and continue to expect an increased inflow of uyers.

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Hilton Garden Inn at JFK Airport New York completes renovation

HGI_Queens_JFK-300x199The 192-room Hilton Garden Inn Queens/JFK Airport, owned and managed by Hersha, has completed a $3 million dollar renovation to its lobby and social spaces.

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Global Entry Kiosks To Be Installed At Pittsburgh International Airport

pittsburgh-international-airport-logo-300x67Two permanent Global Entry kiosks will be installed at Pittsburgh International Airport this spring by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 

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Austrian Airlines launches fourth daily flight between London and Vienna

Austrian-AirlinesAustrian Airlines is to increase its flight product to and from London: from 30 March 2014 onwards, the carrier will offer passengers one extra flight a day from Vienna to the British capital and back. 

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Emerging Gulf tourism hub plays down flight loss

UAE’s-RAK-AirwaysMuscat: In an attempt to insulate its aviation sector, the committee in-charge of developing tourism in Ras Al Khaimah has played down the impact of the loss of direct flights to the emirate.

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Port of Seattle Welcomes New Ocean Carrier Pacific International Lines

Port-of-Seattle-300x140The Port of Seattle will welcome Pacific International Lines (PIL) to its harbor in February. PIL’s new Asia Pacific Northwest Service (ANW) will call Terminal 30 in partnership with China Shipping Container Lines’ (CSCL) and United Arab Shipping Company’s (UASC) existing joint service.

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Monday, 13 January 2014

Landslip means no direct route from London to Gatwick on Sunday 12th and Sunday 26th January

Southern-Rail-300x136Planned improvement work taking place on Sunday 12th and Sunday 26th January in the Purley area will block the Brighton Main Line. However, the planned diversionary route is not available due to a landslip between Horsham and Dorking.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

“Parade for the Celebration of the Year of the Horse” dazzles Macau on the third and ninth day of Lunar New Year with float parades and displays, splendid fireworks and performances

Press-Conference-for-Parade-for-the-Celebration-of-the-Year-of-the-HorseMacau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) is hosting the “Joyous Celebration to the Bountiful Year of the Horse”, the mega outdoor Chinese New Year festivities on the third and ninth day of Lunar New Year (2 and 8 February) to celebrate the joy of Spring Festival with citizens and visitors.

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Newcastle continues to set record coal exports

Transport-NSWMinister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay today announced the Port of Newcastle continued to set records for its coal exports, reflecting the port’s importance to the state and national economies.

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Over 500 delegates from 27 countries confirmed for JCI European conference

download-42-300x102The first 535 delegates from 27 countries around the world have been confirmed for the 2014 JCI European Conference to be hosted in Malta between 11-14 June.

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Gozo Tourism Association CEO, Joseph Muscat

download-35-300x155The tourism industry on Malta is presently riding on a successful wave the number of tourists who came to the Maltese islands will surpass the 1,500,000 mark.

Fireworks Festival to be held in Marsaxlokk, Bugibba and Grand Harbour

download-27-300x156The Malta Fireworks festival, hosted by the Malta Tourism Authority, will this year be held on Friday April 25 in Marsaxlokk, Saturday April 26 in Bugibba and the finale on Wednesday April 30 in Grand Harbour.

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The Three Kings Fly Air Malta

download7The Three Kings have today flown on Air Malta’s flight KM 613 from Rome to participate in the fifth edition of Bethlehem f’G?ajnsielem, the Gozitan live village setup to narrate the story of Christmas.

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Hotel industry can save up to €1 million using water treatment

download-18The Malta Business Bureau and the hotels and restaurants association (MHRA) have published recommendations submitted as part of the EU LIFE+ Investing in Water Project, to the chairperson of the Core Group for the Greening of the Economy.

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Friday, 10 January 2014

United Airlines Makes Major Investments for Customers at San Francisco International Airport

United-AirlinesUnited Airlines and its partners at San Francisco International Airport are preparing to open the newly renovated Boarding Area E in Terminal 3, which will provide United customers ultra-modern, flyer-friendly conveniences that elevate their travel experience.

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Hawaiian Holdings Announces 2013 Fourth Quarter and Full Year

122759_hawaiian_airlinesHawaiian Holdings, Inc. (“Company”), parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (“Hawaiian”), plans to report its fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results after the market closes on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. An investor conference call is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

MTA Weekend Subway Service Advisory

MTA-RailCustomers may visit our website check out “The Weekender,” which takes over the front page of MTA website each weekend.  The Weekender makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service.

A4A Urges Congress to Reject Immigration Fee Hikes in Omnibus

A4A-travelAirlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, issued the following statement urging Members of Congress to reject any new taxes or fee increases on airline passengers under consideration in the Omnibus appropriations bill:

St. Pete-Clearwater International (PIE) surpasses the 1 million passenger mark in 2013- Passenger Traffic Up 39% in December and 17% for the year

fly2pie-300x225St. Pete- Clearwater International Airport’s December monthly passengers totaled 97,098 bringing 2013’s totals in at 1,017,049. 

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airBaltic Food Ordering System – one of Top 10 Innovations Globally, an independent aviation industry and consumer trends research agency, has ranked airBaltic’s meal pre-order as one of the best airline service innovations in 2013.

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Norwegian opens crew bases in New York and Fort Lauderdale, and hires American crew members

ctd1fiv7gh2qczcrurks-1-300x199The European airline Norwegian will soon open its first crew base in New York. The next base in Fort Lauderdale will be opened during the first quarter of 2014.

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Now Open: the New Royal Decameron Los Cabos, Exclusive to Nolitours

transat-300x98Nolitours is pleased to announce the opening of the new Royal Decameron Los Cabos, a resort in Mexico available exclusively through Nolitours.

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Waiting Time Cut in Half Through Customs with Launch of Self-Service Automated Passport Control at Sea-Tac Airport

Port-of-Seattle-300x140New technology is now providing international travelers a faster way to get through the customs entry process at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

BTS Releases Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI); Freight Shipments Rose 1.2% in November from October

department-of-transportaionThe amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2 percent in November from October, rebounding from a one-month decline to reach its highest all-time level, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today. 

Encouraging start to the New Year for Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Liverpool-John-Lennon-AirportLiverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) saw an extra 3,000 passengers board flights to a range of destinations last week compared to the same period last year – an increase of 10% year on year. 

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Full Polio Vaccination for travelers entering India from Kenya

Kenya-AirKenya Airways wishes to inform its customers and the general public that from February 14, 2014 all travelers from Kenya to India will be required to be fully vaccinated against polio.

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Before Deep Freeze, Snowy Owl Captured at BWI Marshall Airport, Relocated

bwi-airport-logoOn Friday, December 27, a Snowy Owl was reported on the airfield at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, near Runway 4-22. 

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Thursday, 9 January 2014

Additional United Express Flight From Fort Wayne to Chicago Takes Off in April

SkyWest-Airlines-300x113SkyWest Airlines is pleased to begin operating an additional roundtrip flight from Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) on April 1, 2014.

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Countdown To Afc Asian Cup Kick-Off

ttfWith the AFC Asian Cup now just 12 months away, tens of thousands of visitors from across Asia will begin making plans to travel to Australia for the AFC Asian Cup, providing a major boost to the local visitor economy, according to peak national industry body Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF).

United Reports December 2013 Operational Performance

united-airlines-300x168United Airlines (UAL) today reported December 2013 operational results.

UAL’s December 2013 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 4.1 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 0.5 percent versus December 2012. UAL’s December 2013 consolidated load factor increased 3.0 points compared to December 2012.

Malaysia Airlines Welcomes Krabi as Its Latest Destination

Malaysian-AirlinesEffective 3 February 2014, Malaysia Airlines will be offering four times weekly service between Kuala Lumpur and Krabi, Thailand.

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Modern Family Plans ITS Trip To Australia

ttfThe cast and crew from top rated American comedy series ‘Modern Family’ are heading down under creating a significant profiling opportunity for Australia, according to peak national industry body Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF).

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Courageous Whitley Girl Sees Her Christmas Wish Come True

PENTAX DIGITAL CAMERAFive-year-old Whitley (between Pontefract and Selby) girl Beatrice Howden, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder which means she’ll never be able to walk properly, had her Christmas wish come true when she met Santa Claus at his Lapland residency.

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World’s Leading Destination Management Company 2013

KuoniFor the fourth consecutive year, Kuoni Destination Management has been named the “World’s Leading Destination Management Company” by the World Travel Awards. 

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Qantas continue to face tough recovery in changing global market as per OAG

Qantas-300x107Australian airline Qantas will continue to face challenging times in the short-term, due to the weakening Australian economic and aviation markets, but new alliances may prove strategically sound, according to the latest research from OAG, a provider of aviation intelligence.

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SIRE to exhibit the benefits of the ‘Tailored Cloud’ at Travel Technology Europe, February 4-5th, 2014

travel-technology-europe-2014SIRE Technology will be exhibiting its specially Tailored Cloud solutions for the travel industry as the forthcoming Travel Technology Europe. 

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