Emirates launches self check-in and bag drop kiosks at Dubai International Airport

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has introduced self check-in and bag drop kiosks for a more seamless airport experience at Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport. The service is now available to customers travelling to all destinations except to the US, Canada, China, India and Hong Kong due to additional requirements from… Read the full press release

Emirates is the Official Airline and Premium Partner of the Roland-Garros 2020

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The clay courts are back in action and Emirates is back in the game at Roland-Garros 2020 as the Official Airline and Premium Partner of the Paris tournament. With the resumption of its daily flights to Paris and the return of the iconic A380 to French skies, Emirates… Read the full press release

Emirates restarts services to Entebbe, Uganda and Muscat, Oman

Airline’s global network boosted to 94 cities in October Dubai, UAE, 2020-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates today (28 September 2020) has announced it will restart services to Entebbe, Uganda (1 October) and Muscat, Oman (2 October), bringing the total number of cities served by the airline to 94. Emirates is gradually resuming operations… Read the full press release

Emirates turns customers’ collective generosity into essential humanitarian cargo to support Beirut recovery efforts

Over 12,000 donations have poured in from over 140 countries enabling airline to uplift more humanitarian cargo into Lebanon DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — More than a month after the Beirut blasts left behind devastated communities, Emirates continues to do its part to help turn its customers’ collective generosity from all corners… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport to offer free, rapid-result COVID-19 tests

Expansion of program planned for Hawaii travelers beginning Oct. 15 Oakland, Calif., 2020-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) said today (Sept. 29, 2020) it would begin to offer free, rapid-result COVID-19 tests to employees and the public beginning Oct. 6. The Airport said it’s working with CityHealth Urgent Care to make… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland Maritime Director Bryan Brandes addresses trade group on Port initiatives

Oakland, Calif., 2020-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Strategic initiatives and investment in operational improvements are the Port of Oakland’s solutions to post-pandemic business recovery and future growth. That is the message the Port’s Maritime Director delivered to the Pacific Transportation Association at its Zoom meeting this month. “We are determining our strategic initiatives right now,”… Read the full press release

Wizz Air launches two new routes from Iași and Craiova to Birmingham

Connecting Iași and Craiova to Birmingham Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe and Europe’s greenest airline* has announced two new routes from Iași and Craiova to Birmingham in Great Britain, starting from 23 and 24 October 2020. Tickets are already available on wizzair.com or… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces resumption of services from Belgrade, Serbia to Larnaca, Cyprus

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and greenest* airline, has announced the resumption of its flights from Belgrade to Larnaca starting from 18 October 2020. The flights are available twice a week – on Wednesday and Sunday. Tickets are already on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app with fares starting form RSD… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo to start twice weekly services to Guadalajara, Mexico

Air cargo carrier connects Mexico’s second largest urban centre to its growing international network of more than 125 destinations. 15th cargo destination in the Americas for Emirates SkyCargo Dubai, UAE, 2020-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo will be commencing twice weekly scheduled cargo flights to Guadalajara from the first week of October 2020. The… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches twice weekly service to Oradea, Romania as part of its London Stansted Winter 2020 and Summer 2021 schedules

Dublin, Ireland, 2020-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (29 Sept) announced a new London Stansted route to Oradea (Romania), with a twice weekly service commencing in December 2020, as part of Ryanair’s London Stansted Winter 2020 and Summer 2021 schedules. British consumers and visitors can now book a getaway to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways further advances its hygiene measures onboard with Honeywell’s Ultraviolet (UV) Cabin System

Qatar Airways continues to ensure that its passengers can expect the highest levels of safety and hygiene throughout their journey DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways becomes the first global carrier to operate Honeywell’s Ultraviolet (UV) Cabin System, further advancing its hygiene measures onboard. In clinical tests, UV light has been… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo and SkyCell partner for controlled hybrid pharma containers

With a strong focus on sustainability, these containers reduce a shipment’s carbon footprint by up to 50% Investment in these containers will also enable the airline to support global vaccination logistic plans, once the COVID-19 vaccine is ready   DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo and SkyCell have signed an… Read the full press release

Mineta San José International Airport and Uber make safe ridesharing at the Airport even easier

New pilot rideshare technology increases efficiency, safety, convenience San José, Calif.–, 2020-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — With passenger traffic showing signs of improvement, Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) has partnered with Uber to make safe ridesharing at the Airport even easier. Travelers departing the Airport are finding that their wait times have been… Read the full press release

Indy Airport and KVML launch Exhibit and Event to pay tribute to Kurt Vonnegut

IND unveils new digital art legacy exhibit as Banned Books Week event kicks off INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2020-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library and the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) will each pay tribute to the life, literature and influence of iconic Hoosier Kurt Vonnegut beginning this week with two public… Read the full press release

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport construction and engineering team honored with a 2020 John L. Martin Partnered Project of the Year Award

International Partnering Institute Recognizes Airport and Contractors for Collaboration on Airfield Project BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, 2020-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The construction and engineering team at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has been honored with a 2020 John L. Martin Partnered Project of the Year Award for work to reconstruct Taxiway B at BWI Marshall,… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines returns to China with the resumption of services to Shanghai

From 2 October Austria’s home carrier will fly to Shanghai once a week A Boeing 767 will be used for this route “A second weekly flight to Shanghai is on our wish list”, says board member Andreas Otto Vienna, Austria, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines will fly to Shanghai again from 2… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group launches contactless way to report and track delayed baggage through SITA’s WorldTracer® Self Service

Two-thirds of passengers opt to use SITA’s service rather than visit a baggage counter. Frankfurt, Germany, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Group has launched a completely contactless way for passengers to report delayed baggage from their mobile device, avoiding long queues at busy baggage service counters or offices. SITA’s initial trials of WorldTracer® Self Service showed… Read the full press release

SITA partners with start-up Safety Line to make airline operations more efficient and environmentally friendly

Saving aircraft fuel during the climb and cruise phases of a flight is a major opportunity to reduce aviation CO2 emissions Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, is partnering with start-up Safety Line to help pilots and airlines limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and… Read the full press release

CLT to host its first virtual job fair on Saturday, Sept. 26

Charlotte, North Carolina, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — As concessionaires inside Charlotte Douglas International Airport terminal continue to reopen following the COVID-19 slowdown, the Aviation Department is hosting its first virtual job fair to help fill more than 120 vacancies. On Saturday, Sept. 26, vendors representing restaurants and retail shops including Einstein Bros. Bagels,… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport partners with Online Travel Training to launch e-learning programme for travel agents

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has partnered with Online Travel Training (OTT), the world’s leading provider of free travel courses for travel agents, to launch an e-learning programme centred around updates and developments at the airport. This free online course will provide travel agents and travel… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport earned top honors at the J.D. Power 2020 North America Airport Satisfaction Study

IND takes top spot among medium airports, scores highest among all airports INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — They did it again. The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) has earned the top spot from J.D. Power for customer satisfaction among medium-sized airports in North America for the second year running, and the third time… Read the full press release

IATA: The key to restoring the freedom of mobility across borders is systematic COVID-19 testing of all travelers before departure

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish global air connectivity. IATA will work through the International Civil… Read the full press release

New Fire Station announced at Mineta San José International Airport

You are invited to view a virtual groundbreaking video of the new Fire Station 20  San José, Calif., 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of San José, San José Fire Department and Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) are pleased to announce the groundbreaking of the new Fire Station 20 at SJC. Fire… Read the full press release

Headcount reduction at Ferenc Liszt International Airport becomes inevitable

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The travel restrictions introduced on account of the coronavirus pandemic continue to exert drastic impacts on passenger traffic at Ferenc Liszt International Airport. The expected annual passenger figure has decreased to the level seen 17 years ago, and the airport operator expects a traffic shortfall of around… Read the full press release

New Alaska Airlines service to connect Los Angeles and Palm Springs to key West Coast markets and the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico

New service will connect Los Angeles and Palm Springs to four destinations; airline extends middle seat blocking through Nov. 30, flexible travel policy through Dec. 31 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Everyone is ready for a getaway right about now. Think socially distanced fun by the poolside, the beach, skiing, golfing, you… Read the full press release

Qantas Group announces property review as part of its overall ‘reset’ and recovery plan

Group-wide property review of its rented space, particularly corporate offices. Some aviation facilities may move if opportunities to consolidate on-shore. Part of the Group’s overall ‘reset’ and recovery plan in response to COVID crisis. Expression of interest process for state governments Sydney, Australia, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group is reviewing the… Read the full press release

British Airways launches services from Heathrow to Lahore, Pakistan

LONDON, UK, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (September 15, 2020) announced it will begin flying from Heathrow to Lahore, Pakistan, four times a week from 12 October 2020. The ‘City of Gardens’, Lahore, is known for its rich culture and will be the second city in Pakistan that British Airways… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to start four weekly flights to Accra, Ghana from 29 September 2020

Launch of Accra flights will increase Qatar Airways’ network in Africa to 46 weekly flights across 14 destinations including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Entebbe, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Seychelles, Tunis, Windhoek and Zanzibar Passengers from Accra can enjoy more flexible travel options via the most connected and Best Airport in the Middle… Read the full press release

Black Diamond adds four new Japanese PR & Travel Trade clients to Asia Pacific portfolio

Black Diamond adds four new Japanese PR & Travel Trade clients to Asia Pacific portfolio

LONDON, 2020-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — London-based communications agency, Black Diamond, has been appointed as the travel trade representation and PR agency for multiple destinations across Japan. Following a competitive pitch process, Black Diamond now represents Visit Hachinohe, Kyushu Tourism Promotion Organisation, Three Star Road and Gifu-Ishikawa in the UK and Irish markets. Known for… Read the full press release

Emirates resumes A380 service to Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Due to strong passenger demand, Emirates has announced the return of its A380 service to Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME), starting 18 September. Dubai, UAE, 2020-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced it will resume its A380 service to Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME) – serving market demand and offering customers more travel options. The… Read the full press release