IATA and Hasan Kalyoncu University partner to train more than 10,000 airport employees of the New Istanbul Airport

Gaziantep, Turkey, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU) announced a new partnership agreement to train more than 10,000 airport employees of the New Istanbul Airport. Scheduled to open in 2018, Istanbul New Airport is forecast to be one of the largest in the world, with… Read the full press release

IATA applauds Canada’s order restricting the use of drones around airports and other high risk areas

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honorable Marc Garneau, to implement an Interim Order restricting the use of recreational drones around airports and other high risk areas. The irresponsible or malicious use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) near… Read the full press release

Guide Dogs in-training and their Puppy Walkers visit George Best Belfast City Airport

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport had some very special passengers this week, when a group of Guide Dogs in-training and their Puppy Walkers arrived for a visit. The puppies were put through their paces to experience everything from checking-in to boarding the aircraft as part of their… Read the full press release

Embraer presents the most efficient aircraft in the single aisle jet market: the E195-E2

São José dos Campos, SP, 2017-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — In a ceremony held today at the Company’s facilities in São José dos Campos, Embraer presented the largest aircraft of the second generation of the E2-Jets family, the most efficient aircraft in the single aisle jet market: the E195-E2. With the first flight scheduled for… Read the full press release

4,896 Stagecoach drivers awarded GreenRoad Fleet Elite status

Almost 4,900 Stagecoach employees achieve GreenRoad Fleet Elite status 5% increase in number of company’s drivers reaching elite standard More Stagecoach drivers meet benchmark than any bus operator or other company for fourth consecutive year Advanced telematics system constantly checks driving manoeuvres System helps achieve 3% improvement in fuel efficiency across UK bus operations PERTH,… Read the full press release

Boeing announces the appointment of Darren Edwards as VP and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia

BRISBANE, Australia, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective today (Feb. 20, 2017), Boeing [NYSE: BA] has named Darren Edwards as vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia (BDA), the company’s largest international subsidiary. He succeeds Ken Shaw, who had been appointed vice president of Supply Chain for Boeing Global Services. Edwards will… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports hosted Jaheziya team a tour to showcase the Midfield Terminal Fire Station

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports’ executive management hosted a team from Tawazun Safety, Security and Disaster Management City, “Jaheziya”, for a site tour to showcase the Midfield Terminal Fire Station. Jaheziya is a leading company that provides training services in the fields of safety, security, and firefighting…. Read the full press release

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

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

AOA announces second UK Airport Safety Week on 8-14 May 2017

LONDON, 2016-Nov-25 — /Travel PR News/ — At the second day of the Airport Operators Association (AOA) Annual Conference, which is being held in London today [Tuesday 22 November], the AOA is pleased to announce that the second UK Airport Safety Week will be held 8-14 May 2017. During the inaugural UK Airports Safety Week, held… Read the full press release

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows teams up with Alpenglow Expeditions to provide best lift accessed backcountry skiing and snowboarding

 New partnership includes donation to Sierra Avalanche Center in support of avalanche safety education  Olympic Valley, Calif., 2016-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has partnered with Alpenglow Expeditions to provide lift-accessed guided backcountry skiing and snowboarding in terrain immediately surrounding the ski resort. Available for the 2016-17 ski season, guests can book… 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

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority extends its Airport Screening Services Agreements until March 31, 2022

Ottawa, 2016-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) today (October 18, 2016) announced the renewal of its Airport Screening Services Agreements (ASSAs) with all of its screening contractors for a period of five years. “The renewed agreements allow us to continue to build on past successes and continue to… Read the full press release

BWI Marshall announces the opening of TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center at the airport

Glen Burnie, Maryland, 2016-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today (October 6, 2016) announced the opening of a TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center at the airport. All TSA PreCheck applicants must visit an enrollment center to verify identity, provide fingerprints, and pay the $85 application… Read the full press release

Safety planning in the new Connections Corridor at YYC Calgary International Airport recognized by The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)

Calgary, AB, 2016-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) has awarded The Calgary Airport Authority its ‘Special Project Award’ for its strategic implementation of safety initiatives in the new Connections Corridor at YYC Calgary International Airport. The accolade recognizes the focus on safety planning included in the development of the… Read the full press release

London City Airport launches state-of-the-art full-body scanner to hasten passenger security screening and detection

LONDON, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport (LCY) has successfully introduced a state-of-the-art millimetre-wave full-body scanner which will help further increase the speed of security screening and detection at the airport. The Quick Personnel Security scanner R&S QPS200 from Rohde & Schwarz completes a scan in a matter of seconds and automatically detects potentially… Read the full press release

Vistara ready for upcoming winter fog season with its Category III Bravo certification from DGCA

Vistara’s fleet of 13 Airbus A320 already CAT III B equipped, and crew trained for extreme low visibility operations Certification fully gears up Vistara for upcoming winter fog season and to maintain its record of high on-time performance New Delhi, 2016-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Vistara (TATA-SIA Airlines Ltd), India’s fastest growing full service carrier… Read the full press release

Changi Airport steps up its productivity and safety drive in the airfield with new and improved runway maintenance processes

SINGAPORE, 2016-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Changi Airport is stepping up its productivity and safety drive in the airfield with new and improved runway maintenance processes. These include the cutting of grooves, and the use of a stronger asphalt mix to resurface the airport’s runways. Runway grooving to enhance surface drainage The surface of… 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

Qatar Airways to be the global launch customer of GlobalBeacon(sm) technology solution by Aireon LLC and FlightAware

Qatar Airways will be launch airline for GlobalBeacon(sm) technology for global tracking of all ADS-B equipped aircraft starting in 2018 DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways announced today it will be the global launch customer of GlobalBeacon(sm), a technology solution by Aireon LLC and FlightAware, designed to provide up-to-the minute global tracking… 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

ICAO, IATA and ACI partner to host 25th AVSEC World Conference, 25-27 October 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Critical Security Challenges Top Agenda GENEVA, 2016-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Airports Council International (ACI) have joined forces to address evolving aviation security risks with integrated solutions. Key topics such as securing landside spaces at airports, information sharing among governments, managing the… Read the full press release

Oman Air joins list of major aviation leaders who now use Virus-Guard’s disinfectant wipes

Muscat, Oman, 2016-Aug-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Leader in Revolutionary Infection Control for the Aviation Industry Adds New Gulf Airline to Roster of Clients amid Zika Virus Concerns. Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has announced joining a long list of major aviation leaders who now use Virus-Guard’s disinfectant wipes. Designed… Read the full press release

IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard to be used by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency

Geneva, 2016-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today that IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard will be utilized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (US-CBP) to collect advance cross-border data on US export shipments. The new data format will make electronic communication between the US-CBP’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)… Read the full press release

Cessna TTx piston aircraft receives certifications from EASA, Argentina’s National Civil Aviation Administration and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

OSHKOSH, Wis., 2016-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture its high-performance Cessna TTx piston aircraft has received certifications from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as well as Argentina’s National Civil Aviation Administration and… Read the full press release

Aeroflot resumes passenger service for Russian citizens and ticket sales for travel to Turkey

Moscow, 2016-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot is restarting passenger service for Russian citizens and ticket sales for travel to Turkey following regulator Rosaviatsia’s decision to lift its temporary ban on flying Russian citizens to Turkey. As a result of Turkey’s guaranties of additional aviation security measures, effective at 12:01 a.m. on 22 July 2016… Read the full press release

Air New Zealand features Hollywood actress Anna Faris and New Zealand actor and comedic legend Rhys Darby for its latest safety video

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Air New Zealand has teamed up with Hollywood actress Anna Faris and New Zealand actor and comedic legend Rhys Darby for its latest safety video, Safety in Hollywood. The video, shot at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles, explores several different Hollywood film genres as Darby tries to convince… Read the full press release

Wizz Air registered under the IATA Operational Safety Audit programme

Geneva, Switzerland, 2016-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air is proud to announce that it has been registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. Since it started flying in 2004, Wizz Air has devoted significant time and resources to ensure that its safety… Read the full press release

CDA: Midway International Airport received perfect score from FAA for its Part 139 airfield safety inspection

CHICAGO, 2016-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce that Midway International Airport received a perfect score from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Part 139 airfield safety inspection. The airfield inspection was completed last week. This annual test conducted by the FAA closely examines an airport’s compliance with… Read the full press release

TSA Pre✓® enrollment site to open near Midway International Airport at Chicago Hyatt Place hotel from July 26 through 30

CHICAGO, 2016-Jul-12 — /Travel PR News/ — A temporary TSA Pre✓® enrollment site will be open July 26 through 30 at the Chicago Hyatt Place hotel located just two blocks south of Midway International Airport. The temporary site near Midway is one of 15 “TSA Pre✓® Enrollment Tour” locations at hotels near major airports around the country this… Read the full press release