Fiji Airways earns Skytrax 4-Star rating at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards

Fiji’s National Airline also leapfrogs three places to be named Best Airline Staff in Australia Pacific Nadi, Fiji, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline has been awarded the coveted Skytrax 4-Star rating at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards in Paris, joining a select group of elite airlines in this… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes Norwegian’s new non-stop service to Bergen

Manchester, UK, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian is expanding its Scandinavian network at Manchester Airport with the addition of a new non-stop service to Bergen. Passengers in Manchester and the North West will now be able to explore the Norwegian city of Bergen for less this winter with fares from £43.90 one way. The… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces signing of Europe’s first Alila branded resort

Alila La Gruyère in Switzerland will strengthen Hyatt’s luxury lifestyle and wellbeing offerings in the region CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (June 17, 2019) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Resort 4 SA, owned by Ben Golf Investissements SA, for Europe’s first… Read the full press release

Hyatt and BTG Homeinns unveil new hospitality brand, UrCove

Developed as an entirely homegrown brand, UrCove branded hotels will cater to China’s growing but underserved upper-midscale segment SHANGHAI, CHINA, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the pioneering joint venture announcement in February, Hyatt and BTG Homeinns Hotels Group continue to make great strides with the unveiling of a new hospitality brand on Wednesday,… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes Frontier Airlines’ new non-stop routes from Cincinnati to Fort Lauderdale, Miami, New Orleans, and Sarasota

Erlanger, Ky., 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-fare carrier, Frontier Airlines today (June 18, 2019) announces four new, non-stop routes from Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG): Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Miami International Airport (MIA), Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ). To celebrate the launch of… Read the full press release

SFO concession team honored with multiple first-place awards by ACI-NA

Airport honored for best new food and beverage concepts SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), the foremost advocate for airport operators in North America, has awarded San Francisco International Airport (SFO) multiple first-place awards for its concession concepts. In its annual award event, ACI-NA honored the SFO… Read the full press release

Kansas City Aviation Department launches new website to track construction progress of the new, single terminal at Kansas City International Airport

Kansas City, MO, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Kansas City Aviation Department today (6/18/2019) launched an expanded website, BuildKCI.com, to track construction progress over the next four years of the new, single terminal at Kansas City International Airport. The site’s URL and an introductory splash page were previously announced during the groundbreaking in March… Read the full press release

BWI Marshall Airport congratulates R&R Seafood Bar winning at the 2019 Airports Council International-North America Airport Concessions Awards

Restaurant’s Third-Place Award Adds to Accolades for BWI Marshall’s Food & Retail Program Baltimore, MD, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — R&R Seafood Bar, a restaurant and raw bar at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, was recently honored in the 2019 Airports Council International-North America Airport Concessions Awards. R&R Seafood won third place in the Best… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport to boost its innovation program through PlugandPlay partnership

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (19 June 2019) Brussels Airport announces a partnership with PlugandPlay as anchor partner of the PlugandPlay Travel & Hospitality programme in Europe together with Vienna Airport, Star Alliance and Swissport. PlugandPlay is a global open innovation platform enabling, moderating and facilitating the collaboration between big and established corporations from… Read the full press release

Tirana International Airport celebrates inaugural Albawings service from Tirana to Stansted, London

Tirana, Albania, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — On Sunday 16 June 2019, Tirana International Airport (TIA) held a ceremony to inaugurate a new route from the Albanian capital, Tirana, to Stansted, London. The new service will be operated by Albawings with three weekly flights, on Tuesdays, Thursday and Sundays. “We warmly welcome these new flights… Read the full press release

Tirana International Airport welcomes the start of new Ural Airlines’ tourist charter flight between Moscow and Tirana

Tirana, Albania, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Tirana International Airport (TIA) held a ceremony on Tuesday, 18 June 2019, to celebrate the beginning of a new tourist charter flight between Moscow and Tirana. Some 221 tourists arrived from Russia on the first flight from Moscow, curious to see Albania and enjoy its sandy beaches. The… Read the full press release

Swissport and SITA team up to unlock new data insights to deliver enriched, predictive analytics for the aviation industry

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Swiss ground service and air cargo handling group, Swissport International, and SITA have joined forces to develop a new model which will unlock the value of the vast range of air transport data available to deliver enriched, predictive analytics for the entire industry. This initiative is aimed not… Read the full press release

UNWTO welcomed United States delegation at The 110th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council

Baku, Azerbaijan, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The United States of America has highlighted its support of tourism as a driver of sustainable development. A high-level delegation of the Government attending the World Tourism Organization Executive Council announced that the US is exploring the possibility of re-joining the UN agency responsible for the promotion… Read the full press release

UNWTO holds 110th Session of its Executive Council in Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has met in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 110th Session of its Executive Council (16-18 June). At the meeting, Member States endorsed the Organization’s progress and future plans, as outlined Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, and warmly welcomed the participation of the United States as it… Read the full press release

IATA research shows passengers want governments to encourage development of sustainable aviation fuels to reduce aviation carbon emissions

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on European governments considering a Dutch proposal for an EU-wide tax on air tickets to listen to what their citizens want. IATA-commissioned research shows that air passengers want governments to encourage the development of new technologies and sustainable aviation fuels to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo signs landmark order for five new Boeing 777 freighters

Three new freighter-only routes also revealed: Hanoi to Dallas, Chicago to Singapore and Singapore – Los Angeles – Mexico City The cargo carrier will grow to become the number one global carrier this year in both fleet and network Doha, Qatar, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo has announced a significant new… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to win ‘Best Airline’ prize for a fifth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards

Airline also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best Business Class Seat’ The national carrier of the State of Qatar becomes the first airline to win ‘Best Airline’ prize for a fifth time in what are widely regarded as the ‘the Oscars of the aviation industry’ DOHA, Qatar,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates new service between Doha and Davao, Philippines

Davao is the third destination in the Philippines on Qatar Airways’ rapidly-expanding global network Direct return services to Davao will operate once per week by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Davao, Philippines, touched down today (18 June 2019) at Davao… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport congratulates Knockbreda Nursery School at the Best Kept School Awards

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Knockbreda Nursery School, based in South-East Belfast, has been named the ‘Best of the Best’ at the Best Kept School Awards in association with George Best Belfast City Airport. In an unprecedented move, the nursery school took home a hattrick of awards at a ceremony held at… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport recognised with the ‘Right Place to Work Award’ at the 2019 Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has won the ‘Right Place to Work Award’ at the 2019 Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards. The ‘Right Place to Work’ accolade is awarded to the business which has displayed a genuine commitment to environmental issues within the organisation, along with… Read the full press release

British Airways to start new service to Croatian city of Split

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is set to raise anchor and take off for the Croatian city of Split – in time for the annual Yacht Week adventure. It’s the first time flights to Croatia have operated from London City Airport and British Airways will fly three flights a week through the peak summer months to September…. Read the full press release

British Airways staff votes as the best in Europe at the Skytrax 2019 World Airline Awards

British Airways wins the Best Airline Staff in Europe award at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards Cabin crew and airport colleagues were praised for their friendly welcome The airline also won awards for Most Improved Airline in Europe, Best Airline Staff in United Kingdom and Best Cabin Crew in the United Kingdom LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

British Airways holds first ever Flying with Confidence course at London City Airport

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is celebrating its big birthday weekend in August with the first ever Flying with Confidence course at London City Airport. The course, which has run for three decades and helped more than 50,000 people overcome their fear of flying, celebrates the airline’s centenary on August 25 when it… Read the full press release

74% of frequent travellers see benefits in enrolling in a hotel loyalty program

Bangalore, India, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, along with SAMHI Pvt. Ltd, undertook an in-depth consumer survey to better understand the needs and expectations of the road warriors in India. The survey revealed that while 54% of the respondents are already enrolled in a hotel loyalty… Read the full press release

Gatwick gains Gdansk gateway ─ thanks to Wizz Air

Wizz Air to commence flights to its fourth destination from Gatwick With these new flights, Gatwick becomes carrier’s third largest airport in UK in terms of weekly capacity Gatwick now offers 23 destinations in Central and Eastern Europe in S19 Gatwick, UK, 2019-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air has added its fourth destination… Read the full press release

SAS travelers can soon experience the world’s most modern and fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft, the Airbus A350

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — From January 2020, travelers can look forward to exploring the world in the most fuel-efficient and comfortable long haul aircraft, the Airbus A350. The new aircraft is a key investment and part of the extensive renewal of the SAS fleet, tailored to reduce emissions, and in line with… Read the full press release

Visit Tallinn announces new partners on its Meeting Planner

Tallinn, Estonia, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Visit Tallinn’s Meeting Planner is a great tool when searching for suitable venues, service providers, or incentive ideas for your event in Tallinn or its surroundings. Metropol Spa Hotel  Located in the unique Rotermann Quarter, the new Metropol Spa Hotel has a modern conference centre for up to 120… Read the full press release

Visit Tallinn: Tallinn Card city sightseeing passes now available at the Cruise Port’s Information Centre

Tallinn, Estonia, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting from June, you can buy the Tallinn Card city sightseeing passes directly at the Cruise Port’s Information Centre (Sadama 25a). With free entrance to over 40 of the city’s top museums and attractions, plenty of discounts, and free access to public transport, this card saves you money… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi airport’s MTB first in MENA to offer super-fast speed through Etisalat 5G network

Download speeds of up to 1 Giga per second Fifth Generation network will enhance customer experiences Providing unprecedented, high speed communications to global travellers Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In a landmark development, Etisalat has become the first mobile operator in MENA to provide 5G coverage inside an international… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines May 2019 passenger number rises by 2.8 percent year-on-year

Number of passengers rises by 2.8 percent year-on-year  Capacity utilization increases by 1.7 percentage points to 81.1 percent  Strongest passenger growth and offer increase in Munich  COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In May 2019, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed around 13.2 million passengers. This shows an increase of 2.8 percent compared to the… Read the full press release