Shannon Airport unveils €2.5 million worth state-of-the-art security screening system

New airport passenger security screening system unveiled today at Shannon Airport Passenger security screening time at the Airport expected to be halved New screening system part of a wider €17 million airport enhancement programme Shannon, Ireland, 2021-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Time spent going through passenger security screening at Shannon Airport is set to… Read the full press release

World’s largest aircraft, the Antonov AN-225 lands in Ireland’s longest runway

Shannon, Ireland, 2021-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s largest aircraft, the Antonov AN-225 touched down at Shannon Airport this afternoon from China carrying a cargo consignment for distribution in the Irish retail sector. With the longest runway in Ireland at 3,199m, Shannon Airport is the only airport in Ireland capable of accommodating the… Read the full press release

TAP appoints Frederic Gossot as new senior director of sales and distribution

Lisbon, Portugal, 2021-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Frederic comes from Qatar Airways, went through Air France and has over 25 years of management experience in the aviation sector. Frederic Gossot is TAP’s new senior director of sales and distribution. A French national, the new head of the Portuguese air carrier has more than 25… Read the full press release

Emirates recognized with four awards at the World Travel Awards 2021

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has been recognized as the Middle East’s Leading Airline in four key categories at this year’s World Travel Awards 2021: Leading Airline First Class; Leading Airline – Brand; Leading Airline Lounge – Business Class and Leading Airline Rewards Programme for its Skywards programme. The awards for… Read the full press release

Emirates launches Business Rewards incentive at Expo 2020 Dubai

Entrepreneurs can fast track their Business Rewards with 25% bonus points during Expo 2020 Dubai SMEs to reap rewards when visiting Dubai during largest World Expo ever to be held; ideal platform for wealth of business prospects and networking opportunities to support growth of SMEs Dubai, UAE, 2021-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — As Premier Partner… Read the full press release

Emirates reveals its T20 World Cup themed A380 livery

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on the excitement and fervour for the return of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, Emirates has revealed its own themed A380 livery, just in time for today’s kick off of one of the most hotly anticipated events in the world of sport, taking place for… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways resumes direct service between Phuket and Hat Yai

Bangkok, Thailand, 2021-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting from 31 October 2021 onwards, Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited will resume its direct service between Phuket and Hat Yai, offering 1 flight daily. In addition to that, the airline will re-open its passenger lounges at Suvarnabhumi airport, Chiang Mai airport, Phuket airport and Samui airport… Read the full press release

flydubai launches flights between Dubai and Soha, Oman

Flights will start on 04 November and will operate twice a week Dubai, UAE, 2021-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced today (October 19, 2021) the start of flights to Sohar in Oman becoming the first airline to operate this route from Dubai. This is the carrier’s third destination in the… Read the full press release

Ryanair to operate twice weekly services from Edinburgh to Marrakesh

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2021-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (19th Oct) announced a new route – Edinburgh to Marrakesh, operating twice weekly from 18th December. As travel recovers to pre-Covid levels, Ryanair’s growth continues to lead traffic and tourism recovery across Europe. To celebrate, Ryanair has launched a £19.99 seat sale for travel… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces new two weekly flights between Manchester and Lviv

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2021-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (19th Oct) announced a new route – Manchester to Lviv, operating two weekly flights from 5th November. As travel recovers to pre-Covid levels, Ryanair’s growth continues to lead traffic and tourism recovery across Europe. To celebrate, Ryanair has launched a £19.99 seat sale for… Read the full press release

AGS Airports reaffirms commitment to the Slave-Free Alliance

Aberdeen, UK, 2021-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — AGS Airports, which owns and manages Aberdeen International, Glasgow and Southampton airports, has marked Anti-Slavery Week by reaffirming its commitment to the Slave-Free Alliance, a social enterprise that works with businesses to address the growing issue of modern slavery. The Slave-Free Alliance is part of Hope for… Read the full press release

Ted Colbert, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services named Black Engineer of the Year

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, 2021-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Ted Colbert, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, has been named Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) for 2022 by U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine. The award, the highest honor in the long-running program, recognizes a public or private sector leader who has… Read the full press release

Manchester Airports Group partners with CarbonClick to offer passengers ability to offset carbon emissions from their flights

Passengers at Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports can now offset carbon emissions from flights they take to any destination, with any airline via an easy online process Offsetting will fund the development of new woodland in the Lake District and carbon-reduction projects in Ghana and Nigeria MAG has been ranked the number one… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport joins commitment to get aviation industry to net-zero emissions by 2050

Airport backs strategy to replace with sustainable aviation fuel and alternate propulsion aircraft SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (October 14, 2021) announced that it has joined over two dozen aviation companies around the world backing a bold new aviation transition strategy drafted by the… Read the full press release

easyJet launches competition to challenge children to design a zero-emission passenger plane

easyJet is launching an initiative to inspire younger generations to get thinking about sustainable air travel by designing a zero-emission passenger plane The airline is partnering with world-leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus, zero-emission technology start-up Wright Electric, and world-renowned designer Frank Stephenson, known for his recent innovative work on designs for electric flying taxis, to launch the… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport hosts Roundtable event with focus to development of ecosystem for hydrogen in the region

As part of the Festival of Clean Aviation Growth, Bristol Airport hosted the third in its series of Roundtable events with leading members of the region’s Aerospace and Aviation Cluster on Friday 15 October London, UK, 2021-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The focus of the event was the development of an ecosystem for hydrogen… Read the full press release

Swissport Finland and Finnair Cargo extend COOL Cargo services agreement

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport Finland and Finnair Cargo have extended their agreement on COOL Cargo services until the end of 2026. The extension of this cooperation, which includes operating Finnair’s 31,000 sqm COOL Nordic Cargo Hub facility, brings long-term stability for Swissport Finland and underlines the strong partnership with Finnair… Read the full press release

Restart a Heart Day, George Best Belfast City Airport supports ‘At the Heart of the Game’ CPR and AED awareness campaign

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — This Restart a Heart Day, George Best Belfast City Airport is funding 20 state-of-the-art automated external defibrillator (AED) trainers for ‘At the Heart of the Game’, a new CPR and AED awareness campaign designed to educate youth members of hockey clubs across Northern Ireland in lifesaving… Read the full press release

Adrienne Lofton appointed to Alaska Air Group’s board of directors

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group, Inc. announced today (Oct. 14, 2021) the appointment of Adrienne Lofton to the company’s board of directors. Lofton, a marketing and retail omnichannel veteran who has extensive experience transforming some of the nation’s best-known consumer brands, will also serve on the boards of the company’s… Read the full press release

Emirates expects busy weekend ahead of the school mid-term break

Passengers advised to arrive at least four hours early to Dubai International Reminder to check latest travel requirements to avoid delays Dubai, UAE, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is expecting over 190,000 departing and arriving passengers to travel through Terminal 3 at Dubai International this weekend ahead of the school mid-term break. The… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes resumption of Air Transat’s services to Toronto, Canada

Canadian carrier Air Transat to resume Toronto route from Manchester as aviation sector starts to recover TUI brings back routes to Caribbean winter sun hotspots after huge reduction to the travel ‘red list’ Aer Lingus gears up for launch of Barbados route, its first direct transatlantic route from the UK Manchester, UK, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines teams up with Golden Door to bring health-focused meals and well-being options to its flights between Singapore and the USA

Singapore, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) today (13 October 2021) announced a partnership with world-renowned health and wellness retreat Golden Door, which is based in California, the United States of America (USA). With healthy travel a priority for everyone who flies, this partnership will bring a new roster of health-focused meals,… Read the full press release

miDiagnostics’ ultra-fast PCR test and new breath sampler to be trialed in Brussels Airport

Brussels, Belgium, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — In the past year miDiagnostics has been working on the development of an ultra-fast PCR test based on imec technology, to detect COVID-19, with a test result in less than 15 minutes. In cooperation with Brussels Airport, this nasal-swab ultra-fast PCR test, as well as the new… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines starts nonstop flights between Ponce (Puerto Rico) and Orlando

Spirit to offer Ponce travelers easy connections to dozens of destinations via Orlando International Airport MIRAMAR, Fla., 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelers to and from Puerto Rico will have more options than ever when Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) touches down in Ponce. Today (Oct. 14, 2021) the carrier announced plans to bring its bright yellow… Read the full press release

British Airways and British Airways Holidays celebrates the reopening of the USA with tempting price reductions

British Airways and British Airways Holidays are celebrating the imminent reopening of the USA by offering a selection of tempting price reductions Return flights to New York and Orlando start from £320 and £330 respectively and seven-night package holidays to Orlando are available from £439pp The sale also includes other popular holiday destinations, including Canada, Dubai, Jamaica and Antigua… Read the full press release

Danske Bank opens The Drop Zone digital hub at George Best Belfast City Airport

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — A new digital hub sponsored by Danske Bank has opened at George Best Belfast City Airport to help business and leisure travellers stay connected. The Drop Zone, located in the airport’s Departures Lounge, offers passengers the chance to have a seat while charging their phones, tablets… Read the full press release

IATA launches new industry certification program — Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Battery

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification program— Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Battery – to improve the safe handling and transport of lithium batteries across the supply chain. “Lithium batteries are critical power sources for many consumer goods on which we… Read the full press release

Swissport International names Dirk Goovaerts as new Global Cargo Chair

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International is further strengthening its air cargo business and bundling responsibility for strategic development with a new Global Cargo Chair. The new role will be taken on by Dirk Goovaerts, Head of the Middle East & Africa region, who will focus on growing and developing this… Read the full press release

Swissport Kenya awarded IATA CEIV Fresh certification at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport Kenya has been awarded the IATA CEIV Fresh certification for perishable cargo, making it the only ground handler with this certification at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Swissport also is the first ground services provider in Sub-Saharan Africa to attain this standard. CEIV is IATA’s Center… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines unveils new Seattle Kraken theme plane to celebrate the return of hockey

The plane is part of a larger partnership between the Seattle-based airline and the newest hockey franchise SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Hockey is back in Seattle, and Alaska Airlines is celebrating by welcoming a new Seattle Kraken theme plane into its fleet. The plane is just the beginning of a long-term major… Read the full press release