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2014-07-07 08:20:26

World's 5-Star Airline Celebrates Dallas/Fort Worth Launch WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Qatar Airways' newest destination, Dallas/Fort Worth, the airline has introduced the "Hang My Hat" social media contest. The contest which will run from July 7 to September 1, 2014, offers the Grand Prize Winner two tickets from Qatar Airways newest gateway to any Qatar Airways' global destination, onboard the World's Best Business Class (Skytrax). Celebrating Qatar...

2014-07-03 08:20:30

MANCHESTER, England, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Airlines and Airports Meet to Expand Air Services Between Asia, Europe and the Middle East The first Routes Silk Road, the route development forum which connects Asia, the CIS, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East will open this weekend in Tbilisi, Georgia. The event will bring together leading airports, airlines, tourism authorities, policy-makers and aviation stakeholders to develop new air services...

2014-07-03 08:20:28

SEATTLE, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported June and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUPOn a combined basis, Air Group reported a 5.3 percent increase in traffic on a 5.5 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2013. This resulted in a 0.2 point decrease in load factor to 86.9 percent. These statistics include...

2014-07-02 12:20:49

Virgin America First U.S. Airline to Earn Distinction Seven Consecutive Years, as Voted by Thousands of Travel + Leisure Readers SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline known for its upscale service and low fares, today secured the coveted "Top Domestic Airline" ranking for an unprecedented seventh consecutive year in the annual Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards readers' survey. Now in their 19(th) year, the prestigious awards...

2014-07-02 08:22:07

Vueling becomes the latest carrier to join Sabre's global travel marketplace SOUTHLAKE, Texas, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, has agreed a new multi-year distribution agreement with International Airlines Group (IAG), one of the world's largest airline groups, incorporating British Airways Iberia, Iberia Express and Vueling. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131216/DA33636LOGO-b...

2014-07-02 08:21:36

VANCOUVER, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - David H. Brett, CEO, Inovent Capital Inc. (TSX Venture - IVQ.P, "Inovent") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a letter of intent ("LOI") with Canada Jetlines Ltd. ("Jetlines") pursuant to which the parties agree to negotiate the terms of a business combination transaction (the "Proposed Transaction"). Inovent is a capital pool company in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV"). Jetlines is a start-up airline aiming to...

2014-07-01 20:20:20

World's 5-star Airline Opens 7th Destination in the United States DALLAS/FORT WORTH, Texas, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar Airways today commenced daily, non-stop services between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and the newly unveiled Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, Qatar. The new route increases Qatar Airways' extensive global network to seven gateways within the United States and 144 destinations worldwide....

2014-07-01 12:20:41

Southwest Vacations Offers up to $200 off Select Travel Packages to New Destinations: Aruba, Jamaica, and The Bahamas DALLAS, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Employees of Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today launched an international future for America's largest domestic airline* by inaugurating service to three Caribbean destinations from three of its US gateway cities. Southwest Airlines' first international departure, Flight 1804 from Baltimore/Washington to Oranjestad, Aruba,...

2014-07-01 08:21:45

TOULOUSE, France, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Enter Air, Polish charter airline, continues its commitment to sustainable development by signing a contract with OpenAirlines. OpenAirlines, http://www.openairlines.com a French innovative company, has implemented SKYBREATHE FUEL EFFICIENCY a software solution to help airlines all over the world achieve important savings (from 1% to 4 %) on their fuel costs. [[CENTER]...

2014-06-30 20:23:36

On June 29, Dutch airline KLM posted a snarky picture that angered both the Twitter universe as well as damaged the company's chances of doing business with Mexicans in the future. PHOENIX, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tensions surrounding this year's FIFA World Cup are extremely high. As with each time that the World Cup occurs, countries rally behind their teams in a show of all-out national spirit that rivals that of the Olympics. This year, there has been a lot of controversy on...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'