Christchurch Airport to commence trial flight paths to make way for modern flight navigation systems

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A trial to bring a global aviation navigation upgrade programme to the South Island has been announced in Christchurch today by Airways New Zealand, Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ), Christchurch Airport and New Southern Sky. The 12-month arrivals-only flight paths trial will commence later this… Read the full press release

Travelport becomes the preferred travel commerce platform of hotel loyalty innovator Wanup

LANGLEY, UK, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), the leading Travel Commerce Platform, has today announced a global agreement with Wanup, the new innovator in the hotel industry. Under its debut agreement with Travelport, Wanup will make a selection of Travelport’s 650,000 bookable hotel properties to complement its own hotel collection, based on rating, destination and… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group strengthens its organization with senior management appointments

HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the following senior management appointments.Christoph Mares has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, effective 1 January 2018 and will be responsible for global hotel operations as well as overseeing the operational functions of Food and Beverage, Rooms and Quality, as well as Spa… Read the full press release

Heathrow becomes an accredited Living Wage employer

Heathrow becomes an accredited Living Wage employer as part of its vision for the airport to be a great place to live and work Accreditation from The Living Wage Foundation will see 3,200 airport workers receive the living wage in this first phased transition and by the end of 2020 Heathrow’s vision goes further than accreditation… Read the full press release

Gatwick now offers Vodafone 4G internet

Major upgrade delivers download speeds of up to 200 megabits per second 300 new mobile antennas and 46 kilometres of fibre optic cabling installed Customers used enough data to download over three million music tracks in July alone LONDON, UK, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick now offers Vodafone’s most reliable network ever and the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways reaffirms its commitment to fight against illegal wildlife trade

Qatar Airways attends a meeting of the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce at Lancaster House, London Airline signed the Buckingham Palace Declaration in 2016, demonstrating its commitment to protecting wildlife from illegal trade and transportation  DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways attended a meeting of the signatories to the United For Wildlife Transport Taskforce… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific welcomes Qatar Airways as shareholder

HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Q.C.S.C. (‘Qatar Airways’) has announced today that it has acquired approximately 9.61 per cent stake in Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (‘Cathay Pacific’). Both Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways collaborate together as members of the oneworld alliance. Air China Limited and Swire Pacific Limited together continue to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways acquires 9.61 per cent of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited

HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Q.C.S.C. (“Qatar Airways”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to purchase an amount of 378,188,000 shares of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (“Cathay Pacific”), being approximately 9.61 per cent of the total issued share capital. Completion of the transaction is expected to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines commences new international service from South Florida to Turks and Caicos Islands, Costa Rica, and Dominican Republic

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Furthering its reach, Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today began operating new international service daily from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Providenciales International Airport (PLS) in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the carrier’s 11th country served. In addition, Southwest® initiated new service between its South Florida gateway at FLL and both San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO), and Punta… Read the full press release