Emirates deploys latest Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft on its Dubai- Malé route

Dubai, U.A.E, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced the deployment of its latest Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft fitted with the ‘Game Changer’ First Class suites on its Dubai- Malé route from 1st June, 2019. The Maldivian capital will become the first destination in the South Asian region to be served on a… Read the full press release

Emirates introduces the first scheduled Airbus A380 service to Riyadh

A380 service effective from 21 April Riyadh to become 51st destination on Emirates A380 network Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will be providing more options and choice for its customers in Riyadh with the introduction of the first scheduled Airbus A380 service to the capital city, effective 21 April 2019. Riyadh will be… Read the full press release

Emirates and SpiceJet announce codeshare agreement

Six Indian cities served by SpiceJet, will join the Emirates network India, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates and SpiceJet have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter into a reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open new routes and destinations for passengers travelling between India and popular destinations across Africa, America, Europe… Read the full press release

HKIA receives ICT Award for its commitment to transforming into a smart airport

HONG KONG, CHINA, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) on-going efforts to adopt the latest technologies and transform itself into a smart airport were recently recognised at the prestigious Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019, at which it clinched four awards. The “IoT-Augmented Airfield Service System” (AS2) received both the Grand… Read the full press release

flydubai starts flights to Sochi, Russia

flydubai becomes the first UAE based airline to offer direct flights to Sochi Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai today (April 23, 2019) has announced the start of flights to Sochi, Russia. Flights between Dubai and Sochi will operate twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, starting from 07 June 2019…. Read the full press release

Earth Week 2019: Port Authority announces that 50% of its shuttle bus fleet will be all-electric by summer

Recent arrival of six buses at Newark Liberty, in addition to six at JFK and expected arrival by June of six more at LaGuardia, puts agency ahead of schedule for full conversion of 36 shuttle bus fleet Key element of PA’s “Clean Dozen” sustainability program, rolled out with agency’s embrace of Paris Climate Agreement in… Read the full press release

CVG once again has the lowest airfares in the region

Erlanger, Ky., 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The U.S. Department of Transportation released its average airfare ranking report for fourth quarter 2018, and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) once again has the lowest airfares in the region. Among the top 100 U.S. domestic airports, CVG ranked #78.  The CVG average fare of $334 is… Read the full press release

SFO highlighted its industry-leading sustainability initiatives in celebration of Earth Day

Airport to deploy San Francisco’s first battery-electric zero-emission buses in next step to reach net zero goals SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of Earth Day, the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) highlighted its industry-leading sustainability initiatives for a “triple zero” campus to achieve carbon neutrality, net zero energy and zero… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport commences Request for Proposals process for the Terminal 2 Employee Café Lease

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — San Francisco International Airport has commenced the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the Terminal 2 Employee Café Lease (Lease). This Lease is for the operation of an Employee Café service at San Francisco International Airport. Annual Rent shall be 1% of Gross Revenues achieved up to… Read the full press release

Indianapolis Airport Authority deploys iinside’s solution for monitoring passenger queuing

LiDAR-based Motion Analytics Platform to Monitor Airport Passenger Traffic in Real-Time ANAHEIM, Calif. and INDIANAPOLIS, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — iinside, the leader in motion analytics in airports and other large public spaces, today (04/03/19) announced that it has been selected by the Indianapolis Airport Authority to install its solution for monitoring passenger queuing at… Read the full press release

The Indianapolis International Airport hosts the story of origin and watercolor this spring and summer

Photography and watercolors on display until July 2019 INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) hosts the story of origin and watercolor this spring and summer as part of the airport’s rotating art exhibition in partnership with the Arts Council of Indianapolis. The works of photographer Bill Rasdell and The… Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport recorded 1,018,671 passengers in March, a 0.3% increase from March 2018

Kansas City, MO, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 1,018,671 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in March, a 0.3 percent increase from March 2018. Passenger boardings were up 0.7 percent, with a total of 508,285 boarded. For the year to… Read the full press release

CDA awarded LEED Gold certification on the South Air Traffic Control Tower (SATCT) at O’Hare International Airport

South Air Traffic Control Tower One of the First LEED Gold-Certified Air Traffic Control Towers in the U.S. CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) celebrated Earth Day today ( 04/22/2019) by joining the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to… Read the full press release

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and MTA will offer free LaGuardia Link Q70 buses from April 17-26, 2019

Service provides convenient connection for travelers to New York City subway and Long Island Railroad New York City, New York, United States, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will offer free LaGuardia Link Q70 buses from 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019 through 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2019…. Read the full press release

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey names Sam Ruda as its new director

Director Sam Ruda takes over East Coast’s largest port at time when cargo volumes continue at record levels; New director tasked with driving continued growth and implementing visionary Port Master Plan, a strategic blueprint to deal with continuing growth over the next 30 years; Bethann Rooney, a 26-year Port Authority veteran, assumes new role as… Read the full press release

LaGuardia Airport to showcase the artwork of Queens-based artists in the historic Marine Air Terminal

Five Queens residents with unique artistic visions will be featured over the next year, building off successful inaugural season inside landmarked art deco facility New York City, New York, United States, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — LaGuardia Airport is continuing its partnership with the Queens Council on the Arts, offering five Queens-based artists the opportunity… Read the full press release

New community outreach office in Newark opens to support the $2.7-billion Terminal One Redevelopment Program at Newark Liberty International Airport

Office to serve as central resource for job and contracting opportunities for local residents and businesses New York City, New York, United States, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its commitment to engage local communities during the ongoing redevelopment and modernization of its facilities throughout the region, the Port Authority today (Apr 15,… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines starts direct flights from Novosibirsk to Guangzhou (China)

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, is starting direct flights from Novosibirsk to Guangzhou (China) on May 21, 2019. Tickets are already available. The flights will be operated on Tuesdays and Sundays. Departure from Tolmachevo Airport is at 21:10, and arrival in Guangzhou is at 04:15 local time on the following day. The return flight departs on Wednesdays and Mondays at 05:15 and… Read the full press release

Positive developments at Leipzig/Halle Airport during the first quarter

Schkeuditz, Germany, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — “The way that business developed at Leipzig/Halle Airport during the first quarter makes us optimistic as we look forward to the whole year. Thanks to new services in the low-cost sector and in tourist flights, the prospects that the positive trend will continue are excellent,” says Götz Ahmelmann,… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport offers travel tips and Easter advice

Tips, tools and advice issued to help passengers fly through with ease this summer New signage across the site set to help infrequent users New car parks coming to increase capacity with passengers urged to always pre-book Advice comes as 1.9m set to jet off over the Easter holidays ManchesterUK, Country, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

9.7m passengers travelled through Gatwick Airport Q4 January – March 2019

Total passenger numbers +4.0% year-on-year, with long-haul +7.5% Gatwick achieved its busiest ever February half term as 1.2m passengers travelled through the airport LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has achieved its busiest-ever start to a year, as passenger numbers grew by +4.0% in Q4, compared to 2018, as 9.7 million passengers… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes easyJet’s expansion developments at its Bristol base

More aircraft, routes and passengers take off easyJet will position a 17th aircraft at its Bristol base from summer 2019 Brand new routes to Milan and Brindisi in Italy and Biarritz in France will launch in July easyJet will add a second daily flight between Bristol and Paris to allow day trips for business travellers… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport served nearly 2 million passengers in March 2019; a 1.9% increase from March 2018

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — In March 2019, Brussels Airport welcomed just under 2 million passengers, i.e. a 1.9% rise, up from March 2018. If it had not been for the repeated strike action by the air traffic controllers, the rise could have been even bigger. The cargo segment at Brussels Airport saw… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport is an official main partner for the Brighton Marathon

Gatwick will be an official main partner at one of the UK’s most popular marathon 20,000 free reusable water bottles will be given to runners, event staff and volunteers to promote sustainable practices Gatwick to waive fee for Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens Mini Mile Races to encourage more participants and donations to charity … Read the full press release

IATA announces its 2019 Premier Circle winners as and its regional top performing training partners

New Delhi, India, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced its 2019 Premier Circle winners as well as its regional top performing training partners as part of its prestigious recognition program. More than 450 IATA global training partners are evaluated on select criteria, such as the quality of training delivered… Read the full press release

IATA urges the Romanian government to focus on aviation competitiveness

Bucharest, Romania, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the Romanian government to focus on aviation competitiveness as a means to strengthen the economy of Romania. In addition, Romania’s Presidency of the European Union gives it a powerful opportunity to push policies for stronger aviation competitiveness across the whole of… Read the full press release

CDA, Enterprise, and Hertz to host an Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Outreach Vendor Fair on Tuesday, April 30

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), along with Avis Budget Group, Enterprise, and Hertz, is hosting an Airport Rental Car (RAC) Supplier Diversity Outreach Vendor Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. The CDA is joining with nearly 40 other airports nationwide in an effort to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways teams up with QADCO to supply Qatar Aircraft Catering Company with fresh produce

Qatarat Agricultural Development Company (QADCO) to supply Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC) with fresh produce to be served on board Qatar Airways flights and at its Doha Hub Lounges The airline is proud to support the “Made in Qatar” initiative by purchasing fresh produce from QADCO DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ investment in Air Italy and operations to the United States are fully compliant with the U.S.-Qatar Open Skies Agreement

All agreed Open Skies conditions being met Airline cross-border investments never raised as a point of concern during negotiations DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Following recent false accusations relating to Qatar Airways’ shareholding in Air Italy, such baseless statements and consistent inaccuracies need addressing as a matter of urgency. Qatar Airways holds… Read the full press release

dnata’s voted ‘Airline Caterer of the Year, North America, 2019’ by PAX International readers

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata’s catering team has been voted ‘Airline Caterer of the Year, North America, 2019’ by readers of PAX International, the leading publication for airline industry executives. The coveted PAX International Readership Award was presented in Hamburg during the annual World Travel Catering Expo. “We are honoured to be recognised by our… Read the full press release