Maurice J. Gallagher Reclaims CEO Role at Allegiant Travel Company as John Redmond Resigns

Gallagher, renowned for establishing Allegiant as a leader among ultra-low-cost carriers, assumes role after John Redmond resigns LAS VEGAS, NV, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) announced that John Redmond has resigned as chief executive officer and as a member of the Board of Directors effective immediately.  Maurice J. Gallagher, former CEO, current… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Unveils Upgraded Cabin Interior for Short- and Medium-Haul Routes, Enhancing Comfort and Convenience

Four makes eight: Large overhead compartments hold up to twice as many suitcases For the first time on short-haul routes: holder for tablets and smartphones at every seat More legroom with new ergonomic seats  Cologne, Germany, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa guests will experience a new cabin interior on short- and medium-haul routes… Read the full press release

The Luxury Collection Partners with Global Explorer Laila Gohar to Create Whimsical Cake Installation at Prince de Galles, Paris

PARIS, FRANCE, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of 31 extraordinary hotel brands, announces a new collaboration with Global Explorer Laila Gohar creating a transformative cake experience at Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris. Known for her avant-garde culinary installations, the chef and artist… Read the full press release

Michigan’s Ford International Airport Announces Fourth Cohort of FLITE Grant Recipients for Aviation Innovation

More than $100,000 in Grant Funds Awarded to Companies Transforming the Aviation Landscape GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority, together with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Seamless Ventures, Southwest Airlines® and the West Michigan Aviation Academy, has announced the fourth cohort of companies that… Read the full press release

KLM Unveils Renovated Crown Lounges in Toronto and Houston Airports

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM recently opened two renovated Lounges at the airports of Toronto (Canada) and Houston (United States). Together with the lounges at Schiphol Airport Amsterdam, these are KLM’s only Crown Lounges worldwide. Rejuvenation of these lounges forms part of KLM’s broader strategy: “Run a great airline for our… Read the full press release

UNWTO Launches ‘Tourism Opens Minds’ Initiative to Promote Open-Minded Travel Choices

Madrid, Spain, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has launched a new global initiative designed to unite and encourage nations, tourism sector leaders and consumers to be more open-minded when choosing a travel destination. Announced during the World Tourism Day celebrations in Riyadh, “Tourism Opens Minds” will showcase the powerful role that tourism plays… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Introduces Self-Bag Drop with Biometric Photo-Matching at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is now offering Guests in the Motor City a speedy, self-service option to breeze through check-in. The carrier has introduced its award-winning self-bag drop with biometric photo-matching at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). Spirit leads the way as the first airline to roll out… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Invests in AI Company Assaia to Enhance Turnaround Efficiency and Sustainability

The 5th largest US airline, known for its award-winning passenger experience and genuine caring service, is set to play an important role in the ongoing optimization of turnaround operations by collaborating on the development of Assaia’s AI-based technology. Seattle-Tacoma, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Star Ventures, the investment arm of Alaska Airlines, is announcing its… Read the full press release

Midway International Airport to Introduce Its First Lounge in 2024, Enhancing Traveler Experience

‘The Club MDW’ Will Offer Expanded Amenities and Additional Places to Work, Relax for Travelers Aboard All Carriers CHICAGO, IL, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time in the airport’s 95-year history, Midway International Airport will offer a lounge to its customers starting in 2024, Mayor Brandon Johnson and the Chicago Department… Read the full press release

Direct Hong Kong-Chicago Air Service Resumes, Boosting Transpacific Travel

Thrice-Weekly Flight Between Two Global Cities Launches Oct. 3 CHICAGO, IL, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Direct air service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) will resume next week, marking a pivotal step in the ongoing revitalization of the transpacific air service market at the world’s second busiest… Read the full press release