ATC Privatization Opposed by Business Aviation Regional Groups

Business Aviation Regional Groups Speak Out Against ATC Privatization Washington, DC, 2017-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — With the specter of ATC privatization looming once again as part of the new administration’s budget proposal, regional business aviation groups around the country aren’t wasting any time voicing their opposition to the plan. “Regional groups nationwide are speaking… Read the full press release

Gatwick welcomes CAA approval of Route 4

Route 4 is one of nine Gatwick departure routes Airport will continue to explore ways to mitigate the impact of aircraft noise on this and other flight paths United Kingdom, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport today welcomed news that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today approved Route 4 – a westerly runway… Read the full press release

NBAA’s Small Aircraft Exemption extended and revised

Washington, DC, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a 24-month extension to the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) Small Aircraft Exemption and removed onerous limitations of the exemption’s applicability to operations outside the U.S. Effective today through March 31, 2019, the exemption allows NBAA members who operate small aircraft… Read the full press release

Norwegian’s UK subsidiary becomes the latest member of Airlines UK

LONDON, UK, 2017-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK subsidiary of Norwegian has become the latest member of Airlines UK, the industry body that represents UK-registered carriers. The UK is playing an increasingly important role in Norwegian’s growth and in 2016 the airline flew 4.5 million passengers to and from 4 UK airports, with further… Read the full press release

IATA calls on governments to urgently find alternatives to the large electronic items restrictions

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to urgently find alternatives to recently announced measures by the United States and the United Kingdom to restrict the carry-on of large electronic items on certain flights departing the Middle East and North Africa. The Case for Alternative Measures… Read the full press release

IATA launches IATA Cargo Handling Manual to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively

Abu Dhabi, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced, during the World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, the launch of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively while improving safety and efficiency in air cargo operations. The ICHM is the… Read the full press release

Qantas and EL AL to provide seamless mode of travel for Australian and Israeli travellers with new codeshare agreement

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Australian and Israeli travellers are set to benefit from a new codeshare agreement between Qantas and EL AL, subject to government and regulatory approvals. Customers of both airlines will be able to book on select flights operated by the other, as well as earn and redeem frequent… Read the full press release

EFMD Conference: Put Climate Resilience, Green Growth and “Impact Travel” in Curricula – Lipman urges Deans

SLOVENIA, 2017-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Addressing 350 Business School Deans at the EFMD Conference – Professor Geoffrey Lipman said that the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – provide a massive opportunity for the academic world, but they need to be approached with a big reality check on the tensions between aspiration, implementation, and… Read the full press release

Sudden US entry requirements caused confusion among airlines and travelers, International Air Transport Association (IATA) says

Geneva, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) works with its 265 member airlines for safe, secure, efficient and sustainable global air transport links. As a matter of principle we work for the free movement of trade and people across borders. IATA also recognizes that states have the right and… Read the full press release

Belarus advances visa facilitation to stimulate tourism

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has expressed its full support to the decision of the Government of Belarus to launch the 5-day visa-free policy that will be applicable to travelers from 80 countries. The measure aims at advancing seamless travel and attracting visitors, particularly those in business trips. The Government of Belarus… Read the full press release

IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard integrated into UNCTAD automated customs management system

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) announced that IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard has now been fully integrated into ASYCUDA World, the UNCTAD automated customs management system used by 90 countries worldwide for their customs procedures. The integration of… Read the full press release

Oman Air introduces new policy on baggage that will save money for traveling guests

Costly cost excess baggage rates charged by the kg to be abolished New free baggage allowance being introduced of one piece of baggage of up to 30kg in economy and two pieces of baggage, up to 50kg in Business and First class Silver and Gold Sinbad members to get extra allowance of one free extra… Read the full press release

IATA and ICTS Europe Systems Limited (ICTS) settled their dispute

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and ICTS Europe Systems Limited (ICTS) have settled their dispute concerning use by ICTS of IATA’s Timatic database and the Travel Information Manual (TIM). The publication of travel documentation requirements for the benefit of the global air travel industry is one… Read the full press release

Bombardier: CS300 and CS100 aircrafts now both approved by Transport Canada, EASA and the US FAA

Montréal, 2016-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that its CS300 airliner has been awarded its Type Validation by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This most recent approval means that both the CS300 aircraft and the smaller CS100 aircraft are now approved by Transport Canada, the European Aviation Safety Agency… Read the full press release

IBAC awards Jet Aviation with IS-BAH™ registrations for 11 facilities in EMEA and Asia

Dubai, UAE, 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) today awarded to Jet Aviation registrations to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH™) for 11 facilities. Jet Aviation gained certification after implementing the IS-BAH™ at its business aviation ground handling activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. They… Read the full press release

IATA urges EU policy-makers to go even further in prioritizing sustainable fuels use for air transport

Geneva, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the European Commission’s revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) to incentivize sustainable fuels, and urged policy-makers to go even further in prioritizing their use for air transport. The largest user of renewable fuels, the road transport sector, has increasing options to… Read the full press release

International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa

Casablanca, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits. These are: Sufficient and affordable infrastructure capacity (including air traffic management), aligned with user needs Curbing the spate of… Read the full press release

NBAA: European Union (EU) third-country operator (TCO) requirement now in effect

Operators to Europe should be aware that the third-country operator (TCO) requirement is in effect, as of Nov. 26, NBAA officials advised. Washington, DC, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The European Commission, in 2014, adopted a regulation that requires commercial air transport (CAT) operators from outside the European Union (EU), also known TCOs, to obtain… Read the full press release

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows operate new terrain following 25 inches of new snow

Roundhouse Express & Meadow Chair open at Alpine Meadows 2016-17 Tahoe Super Pass prices will increase up to $120 and the Bronze Pass will no longer be available after November 29 Upcoming events include It’s Mountain Time World Cup season kickoff December 3 and Warren Miller’s Here, There & Everywhere December 10 with special performance… Read the full press release

IATA unveils Airport Wildlife Trafficking Assessment Tool to help defeat smugglers of endangered species

GENEVA, Switzerland, 2016-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of an Airport Wildlife Trafficking Assessment Tool which will help defeat smugglers of endangered species. The Assessment Tool, developed in partnership with the World Customs Organization (WCO) with support from the USAID ROUTES Partnership, will be piloted with WCO… Read the full press release

UNWTO/WTM Minister Summit: Tourism and Security: Promoting Safe and Seamless Travel

Minister of Tourism from over 50 countries and leaders from the private sector companies and associations will convene at the Ministers Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel Market in London, to discuss safe, secure and seamless travel.  MADRID, Spain, 2016-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The 10th edition of the… Read the full press release

UNWTO City Tourism Summit in Luxor, Egypt: urban planning and city tourism development must be fully coordinated

The 5th UNWTO City Tourism Summit in Luxor, Egypt gathered around 400 experts from 40 countries to discuss the theme ‘Cities: Local culture for a global traveler’. The event, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of Tourism of Egypt, concluded on the importance of ensuring urban planning and city tourism development… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways and QTA announce new transit visa scheme allowing passengers to enter Qatar up to 96 hours in between flights

New free transit visa in effect as of 1 November 2016 Qatar Airways passengers can apply for their transit visa when planning their travel New transit visa reaffirms Qatar Airways’ and QTA’s commitment to position Qatar as a global tourist destination DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA)… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair: the new air traffic management system to strengthen Hong Kong’s status as one of the world’s leading aviation hubs

HONG KONG, 2016-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific and Dragonair fully support the implementation of the new Air Traffic Management System (ATMS) by the Civil Aviation Department (CAD), which the airlines believe is instrumental to strengthening Hong Kong’s status as one of the world’s leading aviation hubs. The airlines are confident that the CAD… Read the full press release

IATA: Passenger Services Conference (PSC) adopted Resolution on a standard for the ONE Order initiative

Dubai, 2016-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the Passenger Services Conference (PSC) adopted a Resolution on a standard for the ONE Order initiative. Leveraging the data communication advances from the New Distribution Capability, ONE Order will modernize and simplify airline order management, including the delivery, fulfilment and accounting… Read the full press release

IATA urged governments to help the aviation industry manage its carbon footprint by agreeing to implement CORSIA

Reinforcing global standards that enable global connectivity Montreal, 2016-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments at the 39th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to agree a global market-based measure to help the aviation industry manage its carbon footprint. At the top of the agenda for… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport the first airport in the U.S. to participate in the Smart Security project

MoU signed at the ACI-NA/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition  Montréal, 2016-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today at the Airports Council International (ACI) North America/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition by and between ACI World, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the City… Read the full press release

Revised tourism visa scheme promotes Qatar as world-class stopover destination

Ministry of Interior, Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority work together to expand free transit visa stays in Qatar from 48 hours to 96 hours Nearly 30 million annual Qatar Airways passengers can plan a Doha stopover more easily UNWTO Secretary General: new scheme is significant change and will result in increase of visitors to… Read the full press release

AAAE again questioned continued opposition of U.S. airlines to updating Passenger Facility Charge

Alexandria, VA, 2016-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — With the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today reporting more than $3.5 billion in baggage and reservation change fees flowing to airlines in the first half of 2016, the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) once again questioned the continued opposition of U.S. airlines to updating an optional… 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