IHG® announces the opening of Holiday Inn Express® Moscow – Sheremetyevo Airport

IHG® announces the opening of Holiday Inn Express® Moscow – Sheremetyevo Airport   Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today (21 FEBRUARY 2018) announces the opening of Holiday Inn Express® Moscow – Sheremetyevo Airport. Located within walking distance to terminals D, E… Read the full press release

Wizz Air further expands operations in Romania with allocation of seventh aircraft in its Cluj base

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Romania’s leading carrier and one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe, announced today (FEB 22, 2018) further expansion and more local jobs for its Cluj base in 2018. An additional new Airbus A320 aircraft will join Wizz Air’s Cluj fleet taking the total to 7… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to launch two weekly flights from Szczecin, Poland to Stockholm, Sweden on 14 May

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today (FEB 21, 2018) announced a new route from Szczecin to Stockholm Skavsta. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 14 May and operate with two weekly flights, on Mondays and Fridays. Seats on the new route… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines to commence Boeing 787-10 service between Singapore and Perth in May 2018

SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Perth will become the second scheduled destination to be served by Singapore Airlines’ new Boeing 787-10 fleet. Flights are expected to commence in May 2018, subject to regulatory approvals, initially on one of the Airline’s four daily flights between Singapore and Perth. The 787-10s will feature Singapore Airlines’… Read the full press release

Drone operators can now operate in certain areas within five miles of CVG

Hebron, KY, 2018-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Drone operators are now able to operate in certain areas within five miles of CVG, thanks to the Federal Aviation Administration’s new Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability program. Prior to LAANC and other recent technology enhancements, drones were prohibited within five miles of any airport. In conjunction… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates the touchdown of the world’s first A350-1000 at its home and hub in Doha

Qatar Airways celebrates the touchdown of the world’s first A350-1000 at its home and hub in Doha   State-of-the-art aircraft arrives in Qatar to commence commercial operations National carrier of the State of Qatar is the global launch customer for the world’s most advanced passenger aircraft featuring the revolutionary Qsuite Business Class seat DOHA, Qatar,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosts a press conference to launch Meridiana’s new airline identity as Air Italy

Qatar Airways hosts a press conference to launch Meridiana’s new airline identity as Air Italy   Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosts a press conference in Milan to launch Italy’s new airline identity Qatar Airways previously strengthened its commitment to Italy in 2017 with the acquisition of 49 per… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines will connect Fort Lauderdale with nonstop service to St. Croix from May 24, 2018

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2018-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — More crystal blue water, more palm trees, more toes in the sand and More Go to the Caribbean with Spirit Airlines. Beginning May 24, 2018, Spirit will connect Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with nonstop service to St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX). The service will run… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport welcomes Thai Airways’ increased frequencies on its direct flight service between Vienna and Bangkok

Vienna Airport: THAI Increases Frequencies to Bangkok and Deploys a Dreamliner on Flights to Vienna VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers will be able to fly to Bangkok even more comfortably than in the past. As of April 20, 2018, Thai Airways is increasing frequencies on its direct flight service between Vienna and… Read the full press release

Munich Airport and Lufthansa rollout humanoid robot Josie Pepper to welcome travelers in Terminal 2

Munich Airport and Lufthansa rollout humanoid robot Josie Pepper to welcome travelers in Terminal 2   COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — She is 120 centimeters tall, with sparkling, round eyes and a pleasant voice: Starting today, “Josie Pepper” the robot will be answering questions for passengers in Terminal 2. Whether they need directions… Read the full press release

Travelport extends its content offering to airline customers using the IATA New Distribution Capability standard

Only GDS with top IATA NDC certification extends technology leadership Langley, United Kingdom, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/-Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), the leading Travel Commerce Platform, unveiled today (20 February 2018) its product roadmap to extend its content offering to airline customers using the International Air Transport Association (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard.  This will enable travel… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines opens first Senator Lounge at Vienna Airport

Austrian Airlines opens first Senator Lounge at Vienna Airport New design with a focus on Austria and individuality All three Business Class Lounges and both Senator Lounges will be renovated Conversion work on the lounges to be completed in the spring of 2018 Vienna, Austria, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective immediately, the first Senator… Read the full press release

dnata secures new license to offer in-flight catering services at Vancouver International Airport

New catering partner to help YVR meet record passenger growth Richmond, B.C., 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Vancouver Airport Authority is pleased to announce that, after a global search and competitive application process, dnata Catering Services Ltd. (dnata) has been awarded a new license to offer in-flight catering services at Vancouver International Airport (YVR)…. Read the full press release

Changi Airport Terminal 1’s arrival pick-up facility relocates to Basement 1 as part of the ongoing T1 expansion works

SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Changi Airport Terminal 1’s (T1) arrival pick-up facility* will relocate to Basement 1 of the terminal on 21 February 2018. This relocation is part of the ongoing T1 expansion works, which commenced in March 2015, in conjunction with the development of Jewel Changi Airport. Wayfinding signs at the T1… Read the full press release

Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport enhances customer experience with expanded TSA Security Screening Checkpoint and fully-automated exit lane

Mesa, Arizona, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Anticipating continued commercial passenger growth, Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport) recently completed two passenger terminal projects designed to increase capacity in an efficient and secure manner.  The expanded TSA Security Screening Checkpoint provides a larger, more efficient passenger queuing system, while adding a fifth security checkpoint… Read the full press release

HMSHost announces new food and beverage options set to open in Charlotte Douglas International Airport

HMSHost announces new food and beverage options set to open in Charlotte Douglas International Airport   HMSHost brings local breweries, a variety of quick-service locations, and more CHARLOTTE, NC, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost announced some of the new food and beverage options set to greet Charlotte Douglas International Airport travelers in the… Read the full press release

Swissport to take over ground handling services for Ryanair at Berlin Schönefeld Airport and extends licenses for aircraft, baggage and cargo handling with the Brussels Airport Company

Swissport to take over ground handling services for Ryanair at Berlin Schönefeld Airport and extends licenses for aircraft, baggage and cargo handling with the Brussels Airport Company   Swissport wins Ryanair as a new customer at Berlin Schönefeld Airport and secures the ground handling license at Brussels Airport for another seven years until 2025. Opfikon,… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Cape Air’s inaugural flight between Decatur, IL and chicago

Chicago, IL, 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce that Cape Air will begin serving Decatur, IL from Chicago beginning today. From Decatur, Cape Air will operate daily, year-round flights to both Chicago O’Hare International and Decatur Airports. Decatur (DEC) – Chicago (ORD): 4 daily, round-trip flights Monday-Friday Decatur (DEC) – Chicago (ORD): 2 daily,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines elects Todd Sproul as VP of system operations and Shane Jones as VP, airport real estate and development

SEATTLE, 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ board of directors elected Todd Sproul and Shane Jones to its growing leadership team in Seattle Wednesday. Sproul will serve as vice president of system operations, a new position, and Jones will be vice president, airport real estate and development, filling a recent vacancy. In his new role, Sproul will oversee Alaska Airlines’… Read the full press release

Miniatur Wunderland welcomes United Airlines’ Boeing 757-200 at Knuffingen Airport

US carrier United Airlines has now stationed a Boeing 757-200 at “Knuffingen Airport” at Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany, 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — US carrier United Airlines has now stationed a Boeing 757-200 at “Knuffingen Airport” at Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg. The aircraft has now set off on its maiden flight. A video of the… Read the full press release

London City Airport returns to business as usual following the successful detonation of Second World War bomb

LONDON, 2018-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport returned to business as usual on Tuesday, welcoming over 13,000 passengers and operating 264 flights, following the discovery of a Second World War bomb submerged in King George V Dock on Sunday morning, which closed the airport on Monday. Today the Royal Navy confirmed the successful… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomes Frontier Airlines’ nonstop flights to Austin

Flight will further connect Indianapolis to Central Texas INDIANAPOLIS, 2018-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — When it comes to the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), one thing is for certain: You can get there from here — especially if you’re headed to Austin, Texas. This week Frontier Airlines announced it will add a nonstop flight out of Indy… Read the full press release

London Gatwick welcomes Norwegian’s non-stop service to Buenos Aires

Airline grows long-haul network with first route to Buenos Aires from Gatwick Valentine’s Day celebration as the new route to the ‘Paris of South America’ takes off Affordable fares from £259.90 one-way break current monopoly on direct London to Argentina flights LONDON, 2018-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian, voted world’s best low-cost long-haul airline, is continuing its global… Read the full press release

Star Alliance enhances its digital and mobile services with the launch of Digital Services Platform

Lufthansa and United first two carriers using platform to enhance customer experience STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance has launched a Digital Services Platform (DSP) as a first step to an overall enhancement of digital and mobile services offered to customers travelling across the 28 airline member Star Alliance network. The platform… Read the full press release

CDA awarded $640,000 in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant funding by the U.S. EPA

Chicago, IL, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced today that it has been awarded $640,000 in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The DERA grant will enable the CDA and United Airlines to invest a total of $1.43 million to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates service from Doha to the capital city of Australia, Canberra

Canberra is the airline’s fifth gateway into Australia Airline now proudly flies the Boeing B777 featuring the award-winning Business Class seat, Qsuite, to Canberra, connecting Canberrans to the airline’s global network of more than 150 destinations  DOHA, Qatar , 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Canberra, the capital… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces codeshare agreement with ferry operator Cotai Water Jet

Airline’s customers can now book travel to one of Asia’s leading tourism and entertainment centres via Hong Kong HONG KONG, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers from around the world will soon enjoy more convenient access to the tourism and entertainment centre of Macao and the Pearl River Delta beyond, thanks to a new Cathay… Read the full press release

Cathay Dragon to start a new four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Jinan this March

The Shandong capital, known as the “City of Springs”, becomes the Cathay Pacific Group’s 28th destination in mainland China HONG KONG, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group’s expansion across mainland China continues apace, with the announcement that Cathay Dragon will commence a new four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Jinan, the… Read the full press release

Qantas new daily Melbourne – Denpasar (Bali) service now on sale

SYDNEY, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today ( 7TH FEBRUARY 2018) announced it will begin a new daily Melbourne – Denpasar (Bali) service from 23 June 2018 with fares available for sale from today.* Operated by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the new Qantas route comes as Jetstar increases its Melbourne-Bali flights from ten per week to… Read the full press release

Swedavia appoints Johan Bill as director of its new organisation — Major Projects

Sweden, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In order to best carry out Swedavia’s large-scale investments and ensure synergies and learning between the company’s development programmes, during the autumn a new Implementation organisation was introduced. With the new organisation, which came into effect on January 1, 2018, Swedavia aims to enhance its ability to implement… Read the full press release