Month: May 2016

SITA says high-tech solutions the key to improving on-time flights and security wait times during holidays

ATLANTA – Holiday air travel continues to increase each year, with Airlines 4 America (A4A) anticipating an astounding 45.2 million passengers flying globally this holiday season, a 3.5 percent increase over last year. As reported last week by the Wall Street Journal, the 17-day travel window leading up to Christmas through the New Year is…

Intercity bus booking picks up speed – Amadeus Germany and Distribusion to work together

BERLIN – Together, Amadeus and Distribusion are facilitating access to intercity bus ticket bookings for travel agencies in the German-speaking markets. Integration into the Amadeus Selling Platform is planned for the third quarter of 2016. Distribusion’s entire portfolio of intercity and shuttle buses currently spans more than 60 bookable providers from all over Europe. More…

Investors encouraged to experience the Park First Service for themselves

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – Potential investors in off-airport car parking at the UK’s busiest and fastest growing airports are encouraged to experience the first class service in which they are considering investing. Direct Airport Parking Investment, on behalf of the UK’s leading provider of secure off-airport car parking Park First, arranges for its clients who are…

Cornwall Airport Newquay expands with Flybe

Following its third consecutive year of outstanding double-digit passenger traffic growth, Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) has already confirmed further enhancements to its route network for 2017, announcing Flybe’s frequency increases on five of its 12 services from the Airport for S17. Out of the dozen routes CAN’s largest airline partner (in terms of weekly seats)…

SWISS posts record passenger volume for 2016

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)1 transported 16,517,559 passengers in 2016, a 1.3% increase on 2015, which had itself been a record year in passenger volume terms. A total of 145,868 flights were operated systemwide in 2016, some 0.5% more than the previous year. Of these, 127,055 (up 0.3%) were within Europe and 18,813 (up 2.1%)…

Harmony of the Seas brings big adventures to Barcelona

MIAMI – Royal Caribbean International’s President and CEO, Michael Bayley, sends off the cruise line’s newest ship, Harmony of the Seas, as she departs on her inaugural cruise from her summer homeport of Barcelona, Spain this week. Coming off of receiving stellar guest satisfaction scores and feedback on its first repositioning cruise, from Southampton, U.K.…