The San Francisco International Airport postpones opening of the next phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1

Airport remains open, but next section of new terminal will not be activated for at least 4 weeks SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that the opening of the next phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1 will be postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. The… Read the full press release

IATA thanks the Brazilian government for its support to the aviation industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) would like to extend its thanks to the Brazilian government for its support for the aviation industry which is being massively disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. “Aviation is going through an unprecedented crisis. The predicted losses in revenue for the… Read the full press release

IATA welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators for flexibility during COVID-19 crisis

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators to provide flexibility to airlines and flight crew during the COVID-19 crisis. “Safety is the industry’s top priority. Countries have a well-established licensing system to ensure this. Airlines and their employees are facing an unprecedented… Read the full press release

London City Airport selects Anne Hardy for its inaugural art commission

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport has announced that the critically acclaimed East London artist, Anne Hardy, has been selected for their inaugural art commission. Destination London is a new site-specific work that will be unveiled to the public in June. This exciting new commission will welcome millions of visitors… Read the full press release

Airline alliances call on governments and stakeholders or extraordinary support amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — On behalf of their member airlines, the three global airline alliances oneworld®, SkyTeam and Star Alliance are jointly calling on governments and stakeholders to take action to alleviate the unprecedented challenges faced by the global airline industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The three global alliances, which represent… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes Loganair’s daily flights to Aberdeen

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The first in a series of daily flights to Aberdeen has taken off from Belfast City Airport with Loganair. This is the first of two routes Loganair announced it would fill following Flybe’s collapse into administration. The Scottish airline’s route to Inverness from Belfast City Airport… Read the full press release

New poll revealed most Britons think the Government not doing enough to invest in the UK’s trading infrastructure

A majority of Britons think that the Government is not doing enough to invest in the UK’s trading infrastructure, a new poll has revealed today The findings come a week after a new CEBR report found that over 40% of the UK’s exports to non-EU markets pass through Heathrow, making it the country’s largest port… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport welcomes the return of Eastern Airways

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastern Airways has returned to George Best Belfast City Airport with the launch of a new six-times weekly service to Teesside International Airport. As a result of Flybe entering administration last week, Eastern Airways, former franchise partner of Flybe, is once again selling its flights independently…. Read the full press release

Southwest implements aircraft cleaning program built upon standing guidance from the CDC and WHO

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Southwest Team works throughout the day to execute an aircraft cleaning program built upon standing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) which is designed with Customer Safety and comfort in mind. As part of the program,… Read the full press release

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority named as a 2020 CIO 100 award winner for its veriScan biometric identity management system

VeriScan biometric identity management system recognized for excellence and innovation in IT, while Airports Authority CIO Goutam Kundu is named to CIO Hall Washington DC, USA, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — DG’s CIO Magazine has named the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority as a 2020 CIO 100 award honoree for its innovative veriScan biometric identity… Read the full press release

Emirates implements enhanced cleaning and disinfection on all aircraft from Dubai

Enhanced cleaning and disinfection on all aircraft from Dubai regardless of route Peace of mind on travel plans with fee waivers for booking changes Offers Skywards members ability to retain status with reduced tier travel requirement Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak around… Read the full press release

Emirates offers more flexibility to change and reissue bookings for free with new waiver policy

Airline brings more choice and flexibility to change and reissue bookings with no penalties DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is providing customers more flexibility, choice and value through its newly introduced waiver policy for all booked tickets issued on or from today, 7 March until 31 March 2020*, allowing customers across… Read the full press release

Blue Islands launches two new routes from Jersey to Birmingham and Jersey to Exeter

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Blue Islands confirms two new routes from Jersey to Birmingham and Jersey to Exeter. The year-round services will commence on Wednesday 11 March and will shortly be bookable at www.blueislands.com. These additional services to Birmingham and Exeter will help to secure and maintain the island’s connectivity…. Read the full press release

British Airways’ Sport Relief achieves GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Heaviest Aircraft Pulled Over 100 Metres by a team

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ week of Sport Relief fundraising events has taken off today (March 06, 2020) by achieving a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Heaviest Aircraft Pulled Over 100 Metres by a team (mixed), made up of colleagues and sporting celebrities. British Airways’ support for Sport Relief… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways provides customers with maximum flexibility to alter their booking date free of charge

Airline’s customers can alter their booking date free of charge or receive a travel voucher in case their plans change DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has launched a new commercial policy to provide customers with maximum flexibility to suit their travel plans. Passengers that have booked or will book flights… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches new nonstop service from Seattle to Cincinnati

Southern Ohio city becomes the newest destination for the airline SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines celebrates its continuing growth with the announcement of new service to a brand-new destination for the airline: Cincinnati. Daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is scheduled to begin on Aug. 18. Cincinnati becomes… Read the full press release

Allegiant Travel Company to establish a base of operations at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport

Locally-Based Operation to Bring Investment in Jobs, Growth Opportunities CONCORD, N.C., 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today ( March 4, 2020) announced plans to establish a base of operations at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (USA). The Las Vegas-based company will invest $50 million to establish the new base in Concord,… Read the full press release

TAP launches direct flight to Sal in Cape Verde from June 20, 2020

Direct flight from Porto to Cape Verde. As of 20 June, Porto will have a direct flight to Sal in Cape Verde, with one flight a week.  Lisbon, Portugal, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — These flights depart from Porto on Saturdays at 10:25 p.m. and arrive on the Cape Verde island at 12:55 a.m…. Read the full press release

Emirates puts the spotlight on women in aviation

All-women flight deck crew operate a freighter trip covering 6 cities across 4 continents ahead of International Women’s Day Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Women are making an increasing contribution to the aviation industry worldwide and are also directly supporting global exchanges in diverse areas facilitated by aviation such as international trade…. Read the full press release

Starbucks and La Familia Tacos + Tequila to open at Bradley International Airport this summer

HMSHost brings Latin fusion and Starbucks to New England travelers Windsor Locks, CT, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Exciting new dining choices are on approach to Bradley International Airport (BDL). Starbucks and La Familia Tacos + Tequila, a Latin fusion restaurant and bar, are planned to open this summer. The upcoming openings are part… Read the full press release

Shannon Group donates €100,000 to Limerick Suicide Watch and the Irish Cancer Society

Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Group staff have boosted two charities doing invaluable work across the region with a €100,000 donation made this week from its chosen charity programme. Limerick Suicide Watch and the Irish Cancer Society have shared in the largest amount ever gathered by the staff of Shannon Airport,… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo partners with Accuity to automate and streamline its regulatory compliance screening operations

Air cargo carrier signs multi-year deal with Accuity to optimise its sanctions compliance and export control programs Dubai / London, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, announced that it is working with Accuity, the leading global provider of financial crime compliance, payments and Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions,… Read the full press release

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey launches new assistance to people who are visually impaired

John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, and LaGuardia airports will now offer free Aira services for duration of year-long pilot program New York City, New York, United States, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port Authority has launched a 12-month pilot program at John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, and LaGuardia airports… Read the full press release

dnata adds Dollar Rent a Car and Thrifty Car Rental to its car rental portfolio

dnata expands partnership with The Hertz Corporation Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the largest travel management companies in the Middle East, has expanded its car rental portfolio by adding the quality services of Dollar Rent a Car and Thrifty Car Rental to its offering. Both brands are part of… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines launches direct service from Novosibirsk to Antalya from June 1, 2020

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, will begin direct regular flights from Novosibirsk to Antalya starting from June 1, 2020. The new flight tickets are already on sale. Flights will be operated three times a week — on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Mondays and Fridays departure is from Tolmachevo Airport… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces appointments at Steigenberger Airport Hotel in Berlin and IntercityHotel Hauptbahnhof Berlin

Peter Mikkelsen named Area Manager Berlin with immediate effect/Steffi Wisotzky in charge of the Steigenberger Airport Hotel in Berlin from 1 April 2020/Katrin Schissler takes charge at the IntercityHotel Hauptbahnhof Berlin Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — New management structure in Berlin: Peter B. Mikkelsen has been appointed Area General Manager… Read the full press release

Air Canada launches non-stop service between Vancouver and Orange County, California from June 15, 2020

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (March 3, 2020) announced it will launch non-stop service between Vancouver and Santa Ana in Orange County, California beginning June 15, 2020, subject to final airport authority approvals. Special introductory fares from Vancouver to Orange County start as low as $187 CDN one-way, all in. Tickets are now available for purchase at aircanada.com or through travel agents until March… Read the full press release

Berries By Quicha and Diva By Cindy open new pop-up stores at BWI Marshall Airport

Berries By Quicha and Diva By Cindy now serving travelers in the airport’s A/B food court BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Two Maryland small businesses have opened new pop-up stores at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, offering travelers Berries By Quicha gourmet goodies and Diva By Cindy natural hair care products. The… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines to serve San Pedro Sula and Cancun from New Orleans this summer

Spirit to serve San Pedro Sula and Cancun starting summer 2020 MIRAMAR, Fla., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is broadening The Crescent City’s international reach with two new destinations, the airline announced Monday. The nation’s fastest-growing airline will fly from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) to Cancun, Mexico (CUN) starting… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo welcomes Abdulla Alkhallafi as its new Cargo Manager for India

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo has appointed Abdulla Alkhallafi as its new Cargo Manager for India. Alkhallafi will be based out of Delhi and will be overseeing all commercial and operational aspects of Emirates SkyCargo in one of the air cargo carrier’s most important markets globally. He will be taking… Read the full press release