Winnipeg Airports Authority announces retirement of President and CEO Barry Rempel

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, 2021-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of Winnipeg Airports Authority today ( September 21, 2021) announced that President and CEO Barry Rempel will retire at the end of 2021. Mr. Rempel informed the Board of his decision early this summer, and a global executive search firm is already leading the… Read the full press release

Finavia announce the opening of P4 outdoor parking area in Helsinki Airport

Vantaa, Finland, 2021-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The new P4 outdoor parking area will serve air passengers near Helsinki Airport’s Terminal 2 from 27 September. The parking area will open to passengers before the start of the autumn holidays and is now taking advance bookings. “The new P4 outdoor parking area will make it… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group Airlines welcomes end of U.S. 20-month travel ban for EU travelers

Smooth entry to the U.S. possible for fully vaccinated EU travelers Lufthansa Group already offers 17 destinations with around 200 weekly connections Jump in bookings by 40 percent Cologne, Germany, 2021-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Good news for customers of Lufthansa Group Airlines: U.S. authorities have ended the 20-month travel ban for passengers from… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority launches registration for its carbon monoxide (CO) detector trial

LONDON, UK, 2021-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (21 September, 2021) we are launching registration for our active carbon monoxide (CO) detector general aviation  (GA) trial. Registration is open to any member of the UK GA community who flies with an active CO detector and is willing to commit to completing a short monthly survey,… Read the full press release

Oman Air unveils brand discovery pop-up store in Mall of Oman

Visitors can learn more about Oman Air’s brand, on-board products and services, book holiday packages, and participate in contests, promotions and giveaways Muscat, Oman, 2021-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, yesterday unveiled its brand discovery pop-up store in the recently opened Mall of Oman. Located… Read the full press release

Oman Air resumes flights between Muscat and London

Muscat, Oman, 2021-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, will resume flights between Muscat and London (Heathrow) starting 22 September, 2021. The flights will operate three times weekly on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, departing Muscat at 14:25 local time and arriving in London at 19:10 local time. Flights… Read the full press release

Emirates increases flight frequencies to US destinations from October

Airline to restore US services to nearly 80% of pre-COVID levels by October and to more than 90% by December More connectivity from October to Boston, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC Increased demand for travel to Dubai Dubai, UAE, 2021-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is increasing flight frequencies to a… Read the full press release

dnata named ‘Ground Handler of the Year’ at the 2021 Air Cargo News Awards

London, UK, 2021-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — For the 7th consecutive time, dnata has been named ‘Ground Handler of the Year’ at the 2021 Air Cargo News Awards. The award, which has long been recognised as the preeminent accolade in the air cargo industry, was presented at a gala event in London. David Barker, dnata’s Divisional Senior… Read the full press release

flydubai to launch twice-weekly flights between Dubai and Cluj-Napoca from 03 November

flydubai launches flights to Cluj-Napoca, its second destination in Romania, from 03 November Dubai, UAE, 2021-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, today (September 19, 2021) announced the new dates for the launch of flights to Cluj-Napoca in Romania. The airline will operate twice-weekly flights between Dubai International (DXB) and Avram Iancu… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus welcomes United States lifting of travel ban of European citizens

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus welcomes the positive announcement today (20 September 2021) from the United States that the ban on entry of European citizens into the USA is to be lifted in November. Aer Lingus is greatly looking forward to welcoming passengers back on board, reuniting family and friends,… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport hosted successful 9th Runway Run charity race

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — As in previous years, enthusiastic runners filled runway I at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. Nearly 700 runners took part in the Runway Run at the airport for charity, to raise money through the entry fees to support sports for people with disabilities and to help cure… Read the full press release

British Airways’ tiered Executive Club Member to receive another year of their current status

London, UK, 2021-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is further protecting the Tier status of Executive Club Members.  From today ( 20-09-2021 ), any tiered Executive Club Members with a Tier Point collection end date between January – March 2022 will receive another year of their current status. It means that no British… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways recognized with four new accolades at the Onboard Hospitality Awards 2021

Qatar Airways secured the ‘Cabin Concept of the Year’ as a Gold Winner and the ‘Catering Innovation of the Year’ accolade The airline also collected two Readers’ Vote awards for ‘Best Onboard Snack in Business and First Class’ and ‘Best for Service Equipment – Passenger’ DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Having leveraged… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific reaffirms commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

The airline highlights the importance of Sustainable Aviation Fuel as it works towards its target of net-zero emissions by 2050 Hong Kong, China, 2021-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is reaffirming its commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by pledging to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for 10% of its total… Read the full press release

SITA eWAS Pilot with OptiFlight deployed in Bombardier’s newly launched Challenger 3500 business jet

Eco app, a combination of SITA’s eWAS Pilot and OptiFlight, reduces fuel burn through intelligent flight planning Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA today (15 Sep, 2021) announced that the newly launched Bombardier Challenger 3500 business jet will offer its eWAS Pilot with OptiFlight, together dubbed the “eco app” by the Canadian aerospace… Read the full press release

Finnair to phase out EDIFACT by end of 2025

Vantaa, Finland, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair is to end support for all legacy EDIFACT content across the travel sector by end of 2025 to drive a major change within the industry and boost further customer choice through NDC (New Distribution Capability). NDC is the new travel standard being adopted by the travel… Read the full press release

Finnair expands frequencies and destinations to Europe, Asia and North America due to increased travel demand

Vantaa, Finland, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — As the share of fully vaccinated people continues to increase and societies are opening, travel is picking up in several markets. Finnair is meeting the increased travel demand by adding frequencies and destinations in its network to Europe, Asia and North America for the upcoming winter season…. Read the full press release

Canada’s ultra-not-expensive airline Swoop adds non-stop service to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) to its winter schedule

Swoop Heats Up Winter Schedule with Addition of Los Cabos CALGARY, AB, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Sept. 15, 2021), Swoop announced the addition of non-stop service to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) to its winter schedule from both Edmonton and Toronto, bringing more choice to Canadians looking to travel south of the… Read the full press release

Construction of major $44.6 million Southwest Airlines maintenance facility at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) has been approved

ANNAPOLIS, MD, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Maryland Board of Public Works today (September 15, 2021) approved two contracts for the construction and operation of a major Southwest Airlines maintenance facility at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). The Board, chaired today by Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, approved a $44.6 million construction… Read the full press release

KLM to restrict unvaccinated crew flying to destinations requiring obligatory vaccination to enter

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting 14 September, KLM is requesting that all KLM flight personnel who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 and who cannot, therefore, meet the entry requirements set by certain countries, report their vaccination status to KLM Health Services. KLM Health Services will register this as a travel restriction,… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus to transport endangered loggerhead sea turtle to Gran Canaria

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A loggerhead sea turtle discovered in Co. Donegal in 2019 will soon find sanctuary in the sun thanks to the combined efforts of Exploris Aquarium, in Portaferry Co. Down and Aer Lingus who is today repatriating the young endangered reptile on flight EI 782 from Dublin to… Read the full press release

New hires in engineering at Gatwick Airport highlights the airport’s commitment to providing opportunities for women in STEM

London, UK, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is proud to have recruited four new engineering apprentices for its 2021 cohort, with an equal split between males and females for the first time. The move highlights the airport’s ongoing commitment to providing opportunities for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) roles…. Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport to subsidise ExpressTest operated on-site COVID-19 screening centres

London, UK, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is supporting Britain’s return to travel by offering passengers significantly cheaper PCR tests, after announcing it would subsidise its on-site COVID-19 screening centres, operated by ExpressTest. Two centres currently operate from Gatwick; a drive-in option located within the airport’s Perimeter Road South (RH6 0PQ) car… Read the full press release

Rail tunnel extension at Munich Airport linking Freising to Erding via the airport completed

COLOGNE, Germany, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Three years after the official groundbreaking ceremony for the extension of the rail tunnel at Munich Airport, which will provide a link for rail traffic between Freising and Erding running via the airport, the shell has now been completed on schedule. The tunnel already in place, which… Read the full press release

Develop Consulting to help Bristol Airport improve passenger experience

London, UK, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A Midlands-based consultancy has partnered with Bristol Airport to improve the customer experience. Develop Consulting have been working closely with the newly formed Continuous Improvement Team at the Airport over the past four months to help travelers have a smoother journey. With travel restrictions being eased, the… Read the full press release

National Bank of Oman cardholders offered 10% off on Oman Air Holidays packages and services

Muscat, Oman, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — With ease of travel restrictions, Oman Air Holidays has partnered with National Bank of Oman (NBO) to offer cardholders an exclusive 10% discount on packages and services. Valid across an extensive network of domestic and international destinations, and including accommodation, flight tickets, car rental, tours, and airport… Read the full press release

Oman Air honoured 14 top-scoring high school students in a ceremony at Muscat International Airport

Muscat, Oman, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In a ceremony held yesterday morning in the Oman Air Arrivals Lounge at Muscat International Airport, Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, honoured 14 top-scoring high school students for their outstanding academic performance. The students are part of the country’s overall 2021 graduating… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Trachtencrew flights across USA and Europe to pay tribute to the world-famous folk festival Oktoberfest

Tribute to the Munich Oktoberfest To the USA and on 40 flights in Germany and Europe Cologne, Germany, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa is keeping up the tradition of flying in traditional costumes – even if the actual Munich Oktoberfest cannot take place this year. As a tribute to the world-famous folk festival,… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority: GA Consultation, UK – EU transition, Licensing and medical updates during the Virtual Voyage 2021 General Aviation Summit, October 2021

Please join us for Virtual Voyage 2021 General Aviation Summit, brought to you by the UK Civil Aviation Authority on 6, 7 and 11 October 2021.   LONDON, UK, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — We bring you 70 minutes of interactive discussion with a 20 minute live Q&A at each event this October.  Hosted… Read the full press release

COP26: first ever passenger flight of British Airways powered directly by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) happened between London Heathrow and Glasgow Airport

British Airways teamed up with NATS, Heathrow, Glasgow Airport, Airbus and bp to demonstrate how the industry is moving towards a Perfect Flight Carbon neutral flight from London to Glasgow replicated a journey made 11 years ago, to show how new technology and more efficient operations are helping aviation decarbonise Airline’s new sustainability liveried Airbus… Read the full press release