YYC welcomes new twice-weekly, non-stop WestJet service to Montego Bay, Jamaica starting November 3, 2018

Airline adds Calgary/Montego Bay and more flights from YYC CALGARY, Alberta, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — WestJet, the airline offering more flights to more destinations from Calgary than any other, will offer guests a new route to escape the cold this winter when the airline starts twice-weekly, non-stop service between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and… Read the full press release

IATA and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority partner for the improvement of aviation safety

Kigali, Rwanda, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner for the improvement of aviation safety. Under the MoU, the parties will work together to establish a framework for using the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) to… Read the full press release

British Airways named Best Family Friendly Airline

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is celebrating being named Best Family Friendly Airline* out of 20 international airlines, looking at how easy they make the travel experience for families. As well as sitting families together for free, British Airways was praised for offering families pre-boarding, giving children their own free checked… Read the full press release

Changi Airport Group launches new initiative to raise awareness of the talents and gifts of persons with disabilities

SINGAPORE, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Giving space and an avenue for expression to Persons with Disabilities – that’s the aim of the Changi Inspires Art Fair by Changi Airport Group (CAG). This new initiative hopes to raise awareness of the talents and gifts of outstanding artists from five organisations – Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore, Metta… Read the full press release

Massport welcomes new nonstop Korean Air service from Seoul to Boston

BOSTON, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Korean Air and the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today (August 06, 2018) announced new nonstop service from Seoul, Republic of Korea (known as South Korea) to Boston, to begin in the spring of 2019. Korean Air is the flag carrier of South Korea and the country’s largest airline based on fleet… Read the full press release

Wizz Air milestone at Memmingen Airport: 2 million passengers carried

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and the leading low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, reached a remarkable milestone at Memmingen Airport as it celebrated 2 million carried passengers on its low fare routes. To mark this significant event, one lucky passenger, a WIZZ… Read the full press release

UNWTO welcomes Belarus’ decision to implement a 30-day visa-free policy to citizens of 74 states travelling through Minsk airport

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) welcomes Belarus’ decision to implement a 30-day visa-free policy to citizens of 74 states travelling through Minsk airport. The decision is the latest of several national policy changes aimed at safer and more seamless travel, for which UNWTO strongly advocates. UNWTO supports the… Read the full press release

Heathrow to use Textio to highlight unconscious bias in job adverts

Heathrow is the first UK airport to use Textio to highlight unconscious bias in job adverts – other companies who use the programme report a 23% increase in female applicants In September, Heathrow will launch the airport’s first career returners programme supporting individuals looking to step back into professional roles Announcements follow Heathrow’s signing of the Women… Read the full press release

New 1000 sq.ft. HARRY POTTER™ SHOP opens at Heathrow Terminal 5 departure lounge

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — THE new HARRY POTTER™ SHOP has officially opened its doors at Heathrow Terminal 5. The new 1000 sq.ft. space, which is nearly double the size of the previous store, will be situated in Terminal 5 departure lounge. The new HARRY POTTER™ SHOP will offer a wider selection of… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes new twice-weekly, non-stop WestJet service between Calgary and Terrace, B.C.

WestJet Encore brings more Bombardier Q400s to the Skeena Valley  CALGARY, Alberta, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — WestJet today (August 7, 2018) announced new twice-weekly, non-stop service between Calgary and Terrace, B.C., effective September 4, 2018. This new route brings the number of nonstop destinations WestJet serves from Calgary to 63, more than any other… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes increased frequency on Jet Airways’ new direct Manchester to Mumbai service

MANCHESTER, UK, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has increased the frequency on its new direct Manchester to Mumbai service, before the first plane has even taken off. The airline will now offer five flights a week to the Indian city, giving people of the North increased flexibility and… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company hosts workshops to ensure a smooth transition to BIA’s new Passenger Terminal Building

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) hosted the second in a series of workshops for Bahrain International Airport (BIA) stakeholders to discuss the national Operations Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) platform, that aims to ensure a smooth transition to BIA’s new Passenger Terminal Building. In attendance were senior officials from… Read the full press release

Kuwait Airlines’ inaugural flight from Kuwait International Airport’s new passenger terminal arrives at Bahrain International Airport

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — His Excellency the Minister of Finance, Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa received his Kuwaiti counterpart, His Excellency Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf and his accompanying delegation who arrived at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) aboard Kuwait Airlines’ inaugural flight from Kuwait International Airport’s (KIA) new passenger terminal, T4…. Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo remained the leader in punctuality according to the US company Flightstats

Sheremetyevo International Airport ranked second among the fastest growing airports according to Air Transport World rating. MOSCOW, Russia, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The number of takeoff and landing operations in Sheremetyevo increased by 12,9% to 300708 in 2017. It is 36338 more than in 2016. Sheremetyevo also has remained the leader punctuality in the rating… Read the full press release

SJC deploys facial recognition technology to facilitate the arrival and departure of international travelers

Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) Partners with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to Become the First West Coast Airport Committed to Using Facial Recognition Technology to Facilitate the Arrival and Departure of All International Travelers San José, Calif., 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) announced today (August 6,… Read the full press release

Tirana International Airport welcomes new Wizz Air service between Tirana and Dortmund

TIRANA, Albania, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today (7 August 2018) a new service connecting Tirana with the German city of Dortmund. The low-fare route will commence on 30 October 2018, with three weekly flights, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Seats on the… Read the full press release

Gatwick welcomes new China Eastern service between London and Shanghai

New direct link to Shanghai provides over 3,700 tonnes of cargo capacity – in both directions – and over 70,000 seats per year “Long-haul connections to China and other non-European nations will take on extra significance in a post-Brexit Britain” – Stewart Wingate, Gatwick CEO Gatwick’s long-haul routes grew by +20.8% in the airport’s busiest-ever July… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free nominated for three categories at the 2018 Frontier Awards

QDF nominated for ‘Airport Retailer of the Year,’ ‘Inflight Retailer of the Year,’ and ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year by a Retailer’ awards Awards ceremony to be held during the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes, France on 3 October DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport welcomes new three weekly Wizz air service to Budapest

Doncaster, England, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Doncaster Sheffield Airport is delighted to announce a new Wizz air flight to Budapest, the new three weekly service will take off with effect from 29th October and comes hot on the heels of a route to Debrecen being announced just weeks ago.  This new route to Budapest… Read the full press release

Oman Air extends codeshare agreement with Lufthansa

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the National carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is continuing its expansion across Europe by extending its codeshare agreement with Lufthansa. Under the expanded code share agreement, passengers can now travel on Oman Air flights from Muscat International Airport and connect to Madrid, Brussels, Vienna and… Read the full press release

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport welcomes Canada’s first true ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop

Airline is the first Canadian ULCC to cross the border, offering affordable service from five U.S. airports Calgary, Alberta, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Swoop, Canada’s first true ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), today (August 02, 2018) announced its entrance into the U.S. market with five new international flight routes available for purchase through April 27, 2019…. Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports hosts the Royal Saudi Air Force delegates at the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies for aviation training sessions

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports is hosting delegates candidates from the Royal Saudi Air Force at the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) for a series of selected aviation training sessions. The trainee will benefit from knowledge-sharing exercises covering areas related to safety and security, forming… Read the full press release

Emirates marks 15 years of successful operations in Auckland, New Zealand

Dubai, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is celebrating 15 years of successful operations to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.  Since its inaugural flight in 2003, Emirates has carried over two million passengers to and from Auckland, connecting New Zealand to the world, with 21 flights a week to Dubai, Bali and beyond. Emirates… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces the launch of a new route from Kaunas (Lithuania) to Turku (Finland)

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airline announces the launch of a new route from Kaunas (Lithuania) to Turku (Finland). The newly announced service from Kaunas will be available two times a week – Monday, Friday starting 9 November 2018. The new low fare service will create great travel opportunities for both Finish and Lithuanian passengers and their visitors… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces further expansion of its network footprint across Europe with 11 new routes

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the largest low cost carrier in CEE, today (AUG 6, 2018) announced further expansion of its network footprint across Europe with 11 new routes, creating exciting travel opportunities from 17 cities in 13 countries. The services will commence at… Read the full press release

SITA selected to support the modernization of Saudi Arabia’s biggest airports

New solutions key to supporting GACA’s transformation of 26 airports Jeddah,Saudi Arabia, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has selected global IT provider SITA to support the modernization of the country’s biggest airports, implementing a sweeping transformation of airport and communication technology across 26 airports. The new… Read the full press release

The 15th Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon to take place on 28th October 2018; finish line relocates to the Parc du Cinquantenaire

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The 15th Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon will take place on 28th October 2018. Together with title partner, Brussels Airport, the organisation has made a conscious choice for change. The finish line shall therefore relocate to the Parc du Cinquantenaire, the expo will move to the spectacular Autoworld,… Read the full press release

London Gatwick joined the city-wide celebration of diversity during the Community Parade at Brighton Pride festival

150 members of Gatwick staff joined the airport’s branded bus to lead the parade More than 300,000 people participated in the UK’s biggest Pride event Brighton Pride partnership forms part of Gatwick’s wider community engagement programme GATWICK, UK, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick once again led the Community Parade at Brighton Pride… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Capt. Matt Gorshe receives Outstanding Airport Safety Liaison Award from ALPA

Madison Pilot Recognized for Advancing Aviation Safety Standards WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (August 01, 2018) recognized Spirit Airlines Capt. Matt Gorshe with its Outstanding Airport Safety Liaison Award for his exemplary efforts to successfully engage and work with authorities at Dane County Regional Airport… Read the full press release

Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l presented Austin-Bergstrom International Airport with the 2017 Airport of the Year Award

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) is honored to present Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) with the 2017 Airport of the Year Award for its continued collaboration in partnering with pilots on important safety and construction issues. “The Austin International Airport team understands the advantage of including pilots… Read the full press release