Finnair and Fiji Airways announce new codeshare partnership

Nadi, Fiji, 2019-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair and Fiji Airways have agreed on a new codeshare partnership between Helsinki (HEL) and Nadi (NAN) in Fiji via three gateways served by Finnair. Finnair’s AY code will be added to Fiji Airways’ flights between Hong Kong (HKG), Singapore (SIN), Narita (NRT) and Nadi, offering an exotic new destination for Finnair customers in the South Pacific. Finnair’s flight numbers will… Read the full press release

Blue Islands to operate services between Jersey and East Midlands

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2019-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe’s Channel Islands-based franchise partner, Blue Islands, will operate services between Jersey and East Midlands with effect from Sunday 27 October 2019, with connections to/from Guernsey maintaining convenient connectivity to the heart of England. Flights can still be booked at www.flybe.com and are available from £39.99 one way…. Read the full press release

CVG announces the opening of the common-use Escape Lounge in Concourse B

Cincinnati, OH, 2019-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is excited to announce the opening of the common-use Escape Lounge CVG in Concourse B. Escape Lounges have signed an eight-year agreement to operate and manage the lounge and looks forward to being part of CVG’s Strategic Plan to encourage overall growth in… Read the full press release

SFO launched new online tool to allow users to track aircraft noise

Web-based system, available to the public, allows users to view flight tracks and noise around Airport SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has launched a new online tool to allow users to track aircraft noise. The new Aircraft Noise Tracker, available to the public, gives users… Read the full press release

SAS expands capacity of its Faroe Islands route this winter

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — During winter season, SAS will expand capacity of its Faroe Islands route by 41 percent. At the same time RNP landings have led to more stable operation of the route despite difficult weather conditions. The Faroe Islands continue to be a central investment and venture for SAS, who… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Privilege Club’s Platinum members can now access HIA’s exclusive Al Safwa First Class Lounge

The award-winning airline is pleased to offer its valued Platinum Privilege Club members access to the exclusive Al Safwa First Class Lounge at Hamad International Airport (HIA) when travelling in Business Class DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ award-winning frequent flyer programme (FFP) Privilege Club, is delighted to announce that its… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates flight from Doha to Langkawi, Malaysia

Four-times-weekly service via Penang operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, expanding to five-times-weekly from 27 October 2019 Eighth new destination added to the airline’s growing network in 2019 DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Langkawi, Malaysia touched down at Langkawi International Airport on Tuesday 15… Read the full press release

British Airways welcomed more than 200 students into its hangar during National Work Experience Month

British Airways’ expert engineers welcomed more than 200 young people into the airline’s world-class engineering facility during Work Experience Month to give them an insight into life as an engineer The airline’s engineers maintain a fleet of almost 300 aircraft and safety is its highest priority Taster sessions were designed to encourage more youngsters to… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines expands nonstop service to Cancun from five new cities in the U.S.

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2019-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Just in time for spring break,  Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is giving Guests more ways to escape the cold for Mexico’s Riviera Maya. America’s fastest growing airline will expand its nonstop service to Cancun from five new cities in the U.S., including Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Austin, Nashville and Philadelphia. These new… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines to build a state-of-the-art headquarters in Dania Beach, Florida

Spirit plans to add 225 more jobs and move 1,000 Miramar-based employees to a new state-of-the-art campus in Dania Beach, Florida, in 2022 MIRAMAR, Fla., 2019-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE), America’s fastest-growing airline, today (Oct. 17, 2019) announced its intention to build a state-of-the-art headquarters in Dania Beach, Florida. The company… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport congratulates Ahoghill for receiving top honour at the Best Kept Awards 2019

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ahoghill has received the top honour at the Best Kept Awards 2019, in association with George Best Belfast City Airport. Crowned the ‘Best of the Best’, Ahoghill won the prestigious overall award after topping the ‘Best Kept Large Village’ category by impressing judges with its well-presented village… Read the full press release

ANA HOLDINGS announces partnership with Agility Robotics

Partnership is first step in development of a new outdoor-capable Avatar robot New model will bring increased mobility and physical capabilities to enable a wide range of new Avatar services TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — ANA HOLDINGS INC. (hereinafter “ANA HD”) signed a memorandum of understanding with Agility Robotics, a startup spinoff of… Read the full press release

Lapland Airports recognised with Airport Carbon Accreditation certification

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Finnish Airport company Finavia has achieved carbon neutrality at all its airports this year after having worked towards this goal for a long time. The next target is zero emissions. “We have worked hard to cut emissions resulting from our own operations and do our part in… Read the full press release

SAS supports Sweden’s Paralympic Committee ahead of the upcoming Paralympic Games in Tokyo in August 2020

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS has today signed an agreement with Sweden’s Paralympic Committee (SPK) regarding a partnership ahead of the upcoming Paralympic Games in Tokyo in August 2020. The partnership will mean that the Paralympic team will fly to Japan with SAS and that SPK, together with SAS, will be one… Read the full press release

IATA 2019 Global Passenger Survey shows passengers are looking to technology to improve their travel experience

Warsaw, Poland, 2019-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2019 Global Passenger Survey showing that passengers are looking to technology to improve their travel experience. The survey acts as the voice of the passenger, providing objective and in-depth insights into the preferences and behaviors of air… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches its first ever flights from Armenia

4 New Routes, 130,000 Customers P.A. At Yerevan & Gyumri  DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (16 October) announced its first ever flights from Armenia, the 40th country in the Ryanair network, with two new routes from Yerevan to Milan Bergamo and Rome Ciampino starting in January 2020, and two… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Hyatt Place Aruba Airport

116-room select service hotel becomes second Hyatt-branded hotel in Aruba CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (October 16, 2019) that Hyatt Place Aruba Airport is officially open, marking the second Hyatt-branded hotel in Aruba and fourth Hyatt Place hotel in the Caribbean. The new hotel is managed by Pelca Development V.B.A,… Read the full press release

The Indianapolis International Airport to host a Real ID event on Oct. 17 – 18, 2019

Travelers must comply with new identification requirements in 2020 INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) will host a Real ID event on Oct. 17 – 18, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hoosiers can schedule to attend the event where personnel from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport announces two new destinations and six new routes this winter

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — During the aviation winter season beginning on 27 October, two new destinations will be added to the 200 destinations currently served from Brussels Airport: Essaouira and Tromsø. Six new routes are also scheduled: Valencia, Seville, Catania, Kraków, Ljubljana and Berlin. Traditionally, the winter season in aviation begins on… Read the full press release

Air France launches new cadet pilot training campaign

A programme open to candidates without previous flying experience and fully financed by Air France   Close to 200 cadet pilots already undergoing training   Online applications can be submitted at corporate.airfrance.com before December 15, 2019 Paris, France, 2019-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Air France is launching a new cadet pilot training campaign. Successful candidates will receive… Read the full press release

Ed Balls, the former Shadow Chancellor, gave the keynote speech at Gatwick’s Transport Forum

Forum helps create an integrated approach to transport provision across the region Discussions included how the transport sector can collaborate and innovate to reach ‎the Government’s target of achieving net zero carbon emissions Audience hears how Gatwick now gets 44% of passengers and 43% of staff to the airport by public and other sustainable forms of transport… Read the full press release

Swissport launches Swissport Executive Aviation at Auckland Airport, New Zealand

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region has received another boost with the launch of Swissport Executive Aviation at Auckland Airport, New Zealand. The Executive Aviation brand is replacing Skycare, the former Fixed Base Operation (FBO) of Aerocare, and now connects with more than 90 airports and 25 countries… Read the full press release

IATA: Technology to Drive Advances in Passenger Experience and Infrastructure

Warsaw, Poland, 2019-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and industry to work together to make the best use of modern technology to put the passenger at the center of the journey and to achieve greater efficiency from infrastructure. The call came during the opening address by Alexandre… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches seat sale for a bargain getaway this fall, winter and spring of next year

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (14 Oct) launched an amazing seat sale, with flights from £14.99 across its European network, allowing customers to grab a bargain getaway this fall, winter and spring of next year. This amazing seat sale is available for travel between November and May and… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport trials humanoid robots

Humanoid robots are in the spotlight in Christchurch. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2019-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport has added robot Pepper to its study of disruptive technologies, alongside the Autonomous Smart Shuttle and Virtual Reality training for its fire service. Airport Chief Executive Malcolm Johns says three Pepper robots have been under wraps at… Read the full press release

dnata extends partnership with Terminal One Group Association to provide quality ground and passenger handling service at JFK

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has extended its partnership with Terminal One Group Association (TOGA) in New York through to 2023. The extension will see dnata continue to provide quality ground and passenger handling services to over 20 airlines including Air France, Japan… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Grand Hyatt at SFO

SFO’s only on-airport hotel brings elevated experiences to ‘The City by the Bay’ CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (October 7, 2019) announced the opening of Grand Hyatt at SFO, which is now accepting guests. As the only on-airport hotel at San Francisco International Airport, the… Read the full press release

Grand Hyatt at SFO now accepting guests

SFO’s only on-airport hotel brings elevated experiences to ‘The City by the Bay’ SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and San Francisco International Airport today (October 7, 2019) announced the opening of Grand Hyatt at SFO, which is now accepting guests. As the only on-airport hotel at… Read the full press release

Airport Dimensions announces second lounge location at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport

To accommodate increased demand, Airport Dimensions is expanding The Club SJC to a second location. Plano, TX, 2019-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Dimensions, previously known as Airport Lounge Development, an award-winning market leader of premium shared-use lounges, today (October 9, 2019 ) announced a second lounge location at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport announces launch of the new ‘Airbnb of Cars’ service

Bristol, UK, 2019-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — A brand-new scheme has been launched at Bristol Airport that can help passengers earn money while they travel, the new ‘Airbnb of Cars’ service. Car & Away is a peer-to-peer car sharing service which allows car owners to rent out their vehicle while on holiday. Launched originally in… Read the full press release