EUROCONTROL’s MUAC to provide civil and military air navigation services in Hannover Upper Information Region

EUROCONTROL MUAC provides control for the upper airspace (above 24,500 feet, i.e. approximately 7,500 metres) of Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and north-west Germany. Close to 1.8 million flights pass through MUAC’s area of responsibility each year, making it the third busiest air traffic control facility in Europe in terms of traffic volume. During the summer,… Read the full press release

Travelzoo Future of Travel survey: 67% of UK tourists fear the idea of technology replacing humans in roles related to safety and security

LONDON, 2016-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s one of the most important, albeit least enjoyable aspects of the holiday experience, but according to the Future of Travel survey commissioned by global travel deals publisher Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO), 51% of UK tourists predict customer-facing security checks at airports and hotels will soon be in the hands… Read the full press release

IATA: 2016 World Passenger Symposium, Dubai, 18-20 October

Distribution, Airport Processes, Onboard Connectivity Top Agenda at WPS GENEVA, 2016-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2016 World Passenger Symposium (WPS) will focus on key initiatives that are transforming the passenger experience. These include distribution and payments, airport processes, onboard connectivity, and baggage handling. The conference will… Read the full press release

IATA condemned effects of European air traffic controller strikes, called governments to ensure service continuity in the face of industrial action

MADRID, 2016-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) condemned the effects of air traffic controller strikes, which have caused 1 million minutes of delay across Europe this year, and called for governments to take steps to ensure service continuity in the face of industrial action. “The current frequency of disputes is… Read the full press release

Heathrow installs fifty new noise monitors in local areas

50 new noise monitors are being added to more than double the airport’s existing network New figures show a 5.5% increase in the proportion of quieter, new generation aircraft using the airport Heathrow launches its second ‘Blueprint for Noise Reduction’ today LONDON, 2016-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has begun the installation of fifty new… Read the full press release

Flybe’s CEO Saad Hammad highlights issues most affecting the aviation industry at the first British Irish Airports Expo in Birmingham

Leading regional airline’s Saad Hammad highlights issues most affecting the aviation industry that require urgent governmental action DEVON, UK, 2016-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — In a plea during the opening speech at the first British Irish Airports Expo at Birmingham’s NEC today (8th June 2016), Flybe’s CEO Saad Hammad threw down the gauntlet to the… Read the full press release

Discount Airport Parking Website Announces Expansion Plans

Roanoke, VA, 2016-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — AirportParkingHelper.com, a leading national authority on airport parking and related travel topics, recently announced a number of expansion plans for 2016. Website founder Jennifer Church said she has acquired a partner who will provide critical services to the popular Virginia-based website, which plans to nearly double its online… Read the full press release

Government of Maldives lifted State of Emergency; welcomes tourists and holiday makers

MALDIVES, 2015-11-16 — /Travel PR News/ — This is to inform that the State of Emergency declared by the Government of Maldives on 4 November 2015 has been lifted today, 10 November 2015. The Government assures the tourism and travel trade that all tourism related businesses are operating and the Maldives welcomes tourists and holiday… Read the full press release

Aeroflot to provide customers with full refund for flights to Egypt booked before 6 November 2015

Moscow, 2015-11-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In line with the Russian Federal Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) ban on flights to destinations within Egypt, Aeroflot has confirmed that it will provide customers with full refunds on tickets booked before 6 November 2015. Full refunds are available to passengers on the following flights: SU 400/401 (Moscow-Cairo-Moscow); SU 5900/5901/5910/5911 (Moscow—Hurghada—Moscow); SU 5902/5903/5912/5913 (Moscow-Sharm El Sheikh—Moscow). Passengers who booked tickets to Egypt before 6 November… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) supports Pattaya City in resolving jetski scam

BANGKOK, 2015-11-4 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is extending full support to Pattaya City and relevant authorities in setting up the Jetski Tourist Assistance Centre in order to resolve jetski scam and ensure the safety and security of tourists. The Jetski Tourist Assistance Centre is under a joint supervision… Read the full press release

IATA’s Tony Tyler: All the stakeholders must work together to ease the airspace congestion and reduce flight delays in the Gulf

​Abu Dhabi, 2015-11-2 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted the importance of overcoming airspace congestion, taking advantage of innovations with the New Distribution Capability (NDC) and aligning with the global industry strategy for reducing aviation’s climate change impact for the further successful development of aviation in the Middle East. “The… Read the full press release

Travel Alert: Arrive early at Helsinki Airport on 10-12 September due to lots of passengers

Helsinki, Finland, 2015-9-9 — /Travel PR News/ — There are lots of departing passengers at Helsinki Airport this week. So that traveling is as smooth as possible, please arrive early to the airport especially if your flight departs on Thursday 10.9. at 7–9am or 4-6pm on Friday 11.9. at 7–9am or 4-6pm on Saturday 12.9. at… Read the full press release

Caribbean Airlines: international flights affected due to shortage of available pilots

PORT OF SPAIN, 2015-9-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Caribbean Airlines confirms that its international flights scheduled for departure from Kingston and Montego Bay  today, have been affected by many of its Jamaica-based pilots who were rostered to operate these flights, and fell ill. Caribbean Airlines immediately commenced its procedure to contact customers travelling on… Read the full press release

AERTiCKET warnt Reisebüros vor Nutzung der Airline Webseite ‚lhgroup-agent‘: „Reisebüros werden unfreiwillig zum Affiliate Partner von Lufthansa gemacht!“

BERLIN, Germany, 2015-8-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Die Lufthansa Group wird trotz zahlreicher Proteste aus der Branche zum 01.09.2015 die angekündigte Distribution Cost Charge (DCC) weltweit verbindlich einführen. Gemeinsam mit der gesamten Reisebranche haben auch wir energisch gegen das Vorgehen von Lufthansa protestiert und zum Ausdruck gebracht, dass diese Mehrbelastung für uns und unsere… Read the full press release

ALPA encourages the FAA to develop additional standards and guidance for the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2015-4-28 — /Travel PR News/ — In comments submitted today to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) outlined several key areas of recent proposed rules for the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) that should be enhanced to maintain the safety of the national airspace system (NAS). “We… Read the full press release

Indianapolis Airport Authority seeks qualifications from potential partners to address long-term stormwater and wastewater capacity issues at the airport

Request for Qualifications released today are due back for review on May, 11 2015 INDIANAPOLIS, 2015-3-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In an effort to both continue its record of sustainability and to allow it to efficiently accommodate future expansion and improvements, the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is, pursuant to the issuance of a Request for… Read the full press release

Record-low injury rate among dockworkers at U.S. West Coast Ports

WATERFRONT INJURY INCIDENTS DROP NEARLY 50% Oakland, CA, 2015-3-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland today applauded labor and management on the U.S. West Coast waterfront for a record-low injury rate among dockworkers. According to an annual Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) safety report, there were 108 Lost-Time Injury Incidents at West Coast seaports in… Read the full press release

Emirates Airline President: American consumers, international gateway airports, local and regional economies will be the ultimate victims of the US carriers’ protectionist campaign

Debunks allegations of subsidy and “stealing traffic” in white paper presented by Delta, American, and United Highlights economic benefits of Emirates’ services to American consumers, local and regional economies, and businesses Discusses the impact of selective protectionism that restrict international air transport links and trade bridges in a global economy Washington D.C., USA, 2015-3-19 —… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental confirms unauthorized access in the credit card systems in a limited number of hotels in US and Europe

At Mandarin Oriental, the safety and security of our guests remains a priority. The following statement and FAQ’s are designed to provide regular updates on the current situation as new information becomes available. Hong Kong, 2015-3-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental confirms that the credit card systems in a limited number of our… Read the full press release

UK Airports: A cut in Air Passenger Duty in one part of the country should be matched, immediately, by a cut everywhere

LONDON, 2015-1-14 — /Travel PR News/ — A cut in Air Passenger Duty in one part of the country should be matched, immediately, by a cut everywhere, according to the Airport Operators Association (AOA), the trade body that represents over 50 UK airports. In November the Smith Commission published proposals – which were subsequently supported… Read the full press release

easyJet responds as Icelandic volcano Bardarbunga escalates

The Airline industry is Preparing for the Advent of Another Potential Ash Cloud Over Britain’s skies.  LONDON, 2014-8-21 — /Travel PR News/ — With the recent news that the Icelandic volcano, Bardarbunga, is on orange alert (one notch below red), the airline industry is preparing itself for the advent of another potential ash cloud over Britain’s… Read the full press release

Air Partner utilizes its expertise to help clients evacuate personnel out of troubled Iraq

LONDON, 2014-8-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Partner, a leading provider of aviation charter services to industry, commerce and governments worldwide, has been using its expertise to help clients evacuate personnel out of troubled Iraq. Air Partner has seen multiple requests for evacuations out of Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, where rebels are just… Read the full press release

Airports Company South Africa works with the Department of Health and the South African Civil Aviation Authority to monitor Ebola

Johannesburg, 2014-8-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the Ebola virus outbreak, Airports Company South Africa is working closely with the Department of Health and the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) to vigilantly monitor the situation and to ensure that the correct measures are taken to effectively protect our airports and our airport users. As part… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to resume flights to Erbil in northern Iraq

Frankfurt, Germany, 2014-8-4 — /Travel PR News/ — After renewed consultation with the relevant national security authorities, the Lufthansa Group has decided to resume flights to Erbil in northern Iraq from tomorrow. Erbil lies well outside the direct crisis zone in Iraq, and flights to and from the city will be routed to avoid overflying the zone…. Read the full press release

ACI, IATA, CANSO and ICAO to discuss appropriate actions to be pursued to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation arising from conflict zones

Montreal, Canada, 2014-7-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI), along with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), participated in a meeting at the head offices of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada earlier today to discuss appropriate actions to be pursued to… Read the full press release

ICAO, IATA, ACI and CANSO jointly express their strong condemnation of the use of weapons against civil aviation

Montréal, Canada, 2014-7-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airports Council International (ACI) and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), jointly express their strong condemnation of the use of weapons against civil aviation. The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 is unacceptable. Our organizations wish… Read the full press release

The UK Civil Aviation Authority welcomes Court of Appeal ruling clarification on air passenger rights on claiming compensation for disrupted flights

London, UK, 2014-6-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) welcomes the clarification today’s (Thursday 19 June) Court of Appeal ruling brings to the issue of how far back passengers can go when claiming compensation for disrupted flights. The judgment in the Thomson v Dawson case means that passengers have a maximum of… Read the full press release

Air Line Pilots Association with FBI expanded its campaign raising public awareness on consequences of illegal laser attacks on aircraft

Test program proves successful at reducing laser attacks on aircraft WASHINGTON,  2014-6-5 — /Travel PR News/ —  Today (June 3, 2014), the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) collaborated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to expand its campaign raising public awareness about the consequences of illegal laser attacks on aircraft to include all 50… Read the full press release

ALPA warns proposed DOT rule regarding airfare advertisements may lead to less transparency, increased airfares, and harm U.S. aviation jobs

WASHINGTON, 2014-5-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) May 21 announcement about its notice of proposed rulemaking regarding airfare advertisements. The DOT released a 118-page proposed rule yesterday that claims to benefit the traveling public. In ALPA’s view, on… Read the full press release

World Travel & Tourism Council unveiled its Economic Impact 2014 report for Brazil

London, UK, 2014-04-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Brazil’s Travel & Tourism sector will enjoy a significant boost during the FIFA 2014 World Cup year. That is according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which has unveiled its Economic Impact 2014 report for Brazil today. WTTC is the global authority on the economic and social… Read the full press release