Heathrow partners with Grab to launch a food and drink pre-order service

New in-app service helps passengers order food ahead of travel LONDON, 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has partnered with leading US provider Grab to launch a food and drink pre-order service. Hosted within the Heathrow app, passengers will now be able to enjoy fantastic food before they fly.  The service trial has launched… Read the full press release

3rd annual Heathrow’s Midnight Runway Marathon raised over £50,000 for charity

350 runners from across Team Heathrow raised over £50,000 for charity Four local and national charities set to receive the donations from this year’s event LONDON, 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Now in its third year, Heathrow’s Midnight Runway Marathon has raised over £50,000 for charity. 350 runners from across team Heathrow competed in… Read the full press release

Heathrow urged the Government to scrap domestic Air Passenger Duty (‘APD’) on all UK flights

Chancellor urged to support British industry in Autumn Budget by scrapping uncompetitive aviation tax on internal flights Proposal builds on Heathrow’s efforts to improve domestic access to UK’s hub – saving passengers at least £24 million annually on flights to Heathrow alone, boosting domestic journeys by 8% and driving economic growth during key early years… Read the full press release

Dulles International Airport annual free open house expected to attract thousands of visitors on Saturday, September 23

25th Annual Airport Event Open to the Public, Benefits Special Olympics Virginia Washington, D.C., 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Dulles Day Plane Pull at Washington Dulles International Airport is expected to attract thousands of visitors for the airport’s annual free open house with a daylong schedule of activities, events and family fun on Saturday, September 23. Nearly 100… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield’s environmental sustainability efforts recognized at Airports Council International North America conference

Halifax, N.S., 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Halifax Stanfield’s environmental sustainability efforts were formally recognized this week at the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Joyce Carter, President & CEO of Halifax International Airport Authority, received a Certificate of Accreditation at the ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation ceremony. “It was… Read the full press release

EANS earns the Family-friendly Employer stamp from the Ministry of Social Affairs

Harjumaa, Estonia, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — On 15 September Kaia Iva, Minister of Social Affairs, awarded 43 employers, including EANS, the Family-friendly Employer stamp, which allows present and future employers to demonstrate that they appreciate the wishes of their employees and are ready to contribute to their well-being. “We participate in family- and employee-friendly… Read the full press release

Ryanair to cancel 40-50 flights daily until end of October to improve its system-wide punctuality

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, today (15th Sept) announced that it would cancel 40-50 flights daily for the next six weeks (to the end of October) to improve its system-wide punctuality which has fallen below 80% in the first two weeks of September through a combination of ATC capacity delays and strikes, weather… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines adds flights from St. Petersburg to Turin and Verona in Italy in its winter schedule

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, announces the opening of new flights from St. Petersburg to Turin and Verona in Italy in its winter schedule. Tickets are available now. Direct flights from Pulkovo Airport to Turin will be carried out on Sundays starting 24 December 2017. Flights will depart from St. Petersburg at 06:40 and arrive in Turin at 08:10… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland receives $1.8 million in federal Port Security Grant Program funding for new security projects

Funding to upgrade Port Truck Management System and Emergency Operations Center Oakland, Calif., 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland said today it will receive approximately $1.8 million in federal Port Security Grant Program funding to implement two new Port security projects. Oakland is one of 33 U.S. ports to receive grant funds… Read the full press release

HMSHost opens Burgundy & Gold Club at Washington Dulles International Airport

HMSHost brings game-day dining experience to Washington travelers DULLES, VA, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Huddle up hungry travelers – football season is here and the new Washington Redskins Burgundy & Gold Club is serving up good times and game day-inspired cuisine at Washington Dulles International Airport’s Concourse B. The exclusive new full-service restaurant and bar… Read the full press release

Star Alliance Connection Service launches at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

PROACTIVE HELP FOR CUSTOMERS WITH TIGHT CONNECTIONS CHICAGO, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance has launched a new Connection Service to assist customers arriving at Chicago O’Hare International Airport to reach their onward flight with another Star Alliance member carrier. The enhancement for customers in United’s home hub will carry new branding that… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to add four additional weekly flights to Sohar, Oman

Four additional non-stop flights starting from 1 October to take service to daily  Sohar is the award-winning airline’s third and most recent destination in the Sultanate of Oman DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will add four additional weekly flights to Sohar, its newest destination in the Sultanate… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to provide direct daily flights from Doha to the Welsh capital

New route to provide direct daily service from Doha to the Welsh capital Qatar Airways to be first Gulf carrier to service Cardiff Airline continues its ambitious expansion plans, with 26 new routes being launched through 2018 DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will launch direct… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo to commence freighter service to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this October 2017

Cargo carrier expands its footprint in the Americas by launching its thirteenth American freighter destination on 11 October DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo announces Pittsburgh as its latest freighter destination in the United States, effective 11 October 2017, making it the first international airline to commence freighter service to Pittsburgh,… Read the full press release

British Airways resumes all flights to the Caribbean and Florida

LONDON, UK, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — A British Airways Boeing 777 took off for Turks and Caicos today for the first time since the island was struck by Hurricane Irma. The airline has now resumed all its flights to the Caribbean and Florida after they were disrupted by the worst hurricane to hit the… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines appoints Jeff Butler new vice president of inflight and call center services

SEATTLE, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Jeff Butler, a 34-year veteran of Alaska Airlines, has been named Alaska’s new vice president of inflight and call center services, succeeding Andy Schneider, who was named vice president of people last month. Butler, who previously led inflight and later airports and customer service at Alaska, has been in an interim role as… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation to host Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Workshop on Thursday, September 21

CHICAGO, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) along with Avis Budget Group, Enterprise, and Hertz is hosting an Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Workshop on Thursday, September 21. The free Workshop and Networking Session is designed to inform qualified persons and businesses of opportunities at O’Hare and Midway International Airports with on-airport rental car… Read the full press release

Norwegian to hire pilots for its new Dublin base

Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian will open a new pilot base at Dublin Airport later this year to support the airline’s growing international operations, including the new transatlantic routes from Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Belfast. Recruitment is now underway for new pilot positions for the Dublin base. Earlier this summer, Norwegian launched… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways expands operations in Turkey with new direct flights to Adana this November 2017

Award-winning airline continues expansion with launch of service to Turkey’s fast-growing agricultural and industrial centre  New three-times-a-week service set to start on 6 November DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has responded to increased customer demand for service to Turkey by launching direct flights to the southern city of Adana, the… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport staff and friends braved strong winds for the 110km charity cycle

Shannon, Ireland, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport staff and friends had a sense of a job well done on Saturday afternoon after just short of 130 of them braved strong morning winds to complete the annual 110km charity cycle. The satisfaction was ultimately gleaned from raising much needed funds for two charities –… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland Attorney Danny Wan led the Oakland Pride celebration as Legacy Grand Marshal

Oakland, Calif., 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Port of Oakland Attorney Danny Wan led the Oakland Pride celebration as Legacy Grand Marshal yesterday. He was given the honor for his significant contributions to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. “I’m deeply honored to receive this recognition for the work of promoting greater LGBT… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports voted as the Aviation & Transport Company of the Year at the Gulf Business Awards 2017

Dubai, UAE, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International (DXB), the world’s number one airport for international passengers, and Dubai World Central (DWC), was voted as the Aviation & Transport Company of the Year at the Gulf Business Awards 2017, which were announced at a ceremony held in Dubai on… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports recognized with three awards at the Business Continuity Institute Middle East Awards 2017

Dubai, UAE, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports, operator of the world’s number one airport for international passengers, won three awards at the Business Continuity Institute Middle East Awards 2017 at a ceremony held in Dubai recently. The BCI Middle East Awards recognise the outstanding contributions of business continuity, risk and resilience professionals and… Read the full press release

HMSHost expands operations at Denver International Airport with new contract to operate three new Starbucks® stores

New locations coming to Concourses A and B and C DENVER, CO, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost and D1 Solutions, under a joint venture partnership called Host DSL DEN F&B, LLC, have been awarded a 7-year contract to operate three new Starbucks® stores at Denver International Airport. Denver’s Department of Aviation voted recently to make… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport named UK’s best airport at the Travel Bulletin Star Awards

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Manchester Airport is flying high after being named the UK’s best airport at the Travel Bulletin Star Awards last night. The UK’s third largest airport fought off competition from the likes of Heathrow, Liverpool and Birmingham to receive the accolade. The award comes after the busiest summer on… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomes Delta Air Lines’ new nonstop service to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris

New route to provide quicker, easier connectivity for Hoosiers, businesses INDIANAPOLIS, 2017-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Governor Eric J. Holcomb joined executives from Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today to announce new nonstop air service from Indianapolis International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. A key part of Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s Next… Read the full press release

Long Meadow Cider awarded an exclusive contract in the Bushmills Bar at George Best Belfast City Airport

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND , 2017-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Armagh-based Long Meadow Cider has been awarded an exclusive craft cider contract in the Bushmills Bar at George Best Belfast City Airport. Long Meadow Cider’s contract with HMSHost International, the leading provider of food and beverage outlets in over 100 airports worldwide, was secured following the… Read the full press release

Ryanair adds 31 extra flights for fans travelling to the 2018 Six Nations Championship

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (8 Sep) announced it has added 31 extra flights for England, Scotland and Wales fans travelling to the 2018 Six Nations Championship. The Six Nations kicks off on Saturday, 3rd February, and Ryanair has added 8 extras between Rome and London Stansted… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces new reduced checked bag fees

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (6 Sep), as part of its “Always Getting Better” programme announced new reduced checked bag fees (and increased check-in bag sizes) to encourage more customers to check in bags and reduce the number of customers with 2 bags at the boarding gates…. Read the full press release

Ryanair inaugurates new daily flight from Glasgow service to Frankfurt

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (5 Sep) celebrated the first flight on its new daily Glasgow service to Frankfurt, the first of its winter 2017 routes. Ryanair’s Glasgow winter schedule includes 18 routes in total, with 3 new routes to Frankfurt, Krakow and Madrid. To mark the… Read the full press release