ParkIT and Airparks to expand presence at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Doncaster, England, 2019-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — ParkIT and Airparks, two major companies within the Holiday Extras Group to expand their presence at Doncaster Sheffield Airport as it invests £3.5m in a major car parking expansion., Holiday Extras – the UK market leader in travel extras such as airport parking, transfers, and travel insurance –… Read the full press release

Jack London Square hosts a variety of free, family-friendly fun events starting Thursday

Blockbuster movie, dancing and festive market extend summer weekend fun Oakland, Calif., 2019-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Jack London Square packs a punch this week with six special events starting Thursday. The summer weather brings out the crowds for a variety of free, family-friendly fun at the waterfront with a movie night on the Ferry Lawn,… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong: Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund and Fisheries Enhancement Fund granted more than HK$10 million to 11 projects

HONG KONG, CHINA, 2019-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The independent Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund (MEEF) and Fisheries Enhancement Fund (FEF) have granted more than HK$10 million to 11 projects for a 12-month period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. The 11 projects receiving funding in the latest round include six multi-year projects… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport offers tailor made packages through Liverpool Airport Holidays

Liverpool, UK, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has today (05/08/2019) launched Liverpool Airport Holidays, a new service offering tailor made packages to over 70 destinations flying direct from Liverpool. Partnering with Myriad Travel, a local ATOL protected travel agent, Liverpool Airport Holidays offers customers unique package holidays, as well as… Read the full press release

Wizz Air launches four routes to popular European city break destinations from Edinburgh Airport

Four new routes to European city break hotspots BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the leading low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe today (AUG 6, 2019) announces that it will begin operations at Edinburgh Airport, with the launch of four routes to popular… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces seven new services from Ukraine

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and a leading low-cost carrier in Ukraine, is pleased to announce today six new services from Odesa International Airport to Budapest in Hungary, Berlin Schoenefeld in Germany; Gdansk, Wroclaw and Katowice in Poland; and Bratislava in Slovakia, as well as a new route from Lviv to Larnaca… Read the full press release

Shannon International Airport introduces US preclearance services

Shannon, Ireland, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Group’s airport company, Shannon International Airport is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the introduction of US preclearance services at Shannon. Established at the airport on the 4th of August 2009, Shannon was the first airport in Europe and the Middle East to offer this service which allows passengers… Read the full press release

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico moves its 11th airport onto the SITA AirportConnect Open platform

Mexicali International latest airport managed by GAP to move to SITA’s common-use platform Mexico City, Mexico, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V or “GAP”, which operates airports in the Pacific region of Mexico, has moved its 11th airport onto the SITA AirportConnect Open platform. By using this world-class technology, GAP plans to… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport provides passengers with easy access to information with the launch of Gatwick chatbot

Gatwick chatbot’ provides flight information, flight specific notifications, and information on airport shops, restaurants and other facilities Currently responds to passenger queries in English but service will be extended to other languages next year Gatwick plans to enable the service on other chat platforms including WhatsApp and Apple Business Messenger in the future LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport Community Fund provides financial support to Whiterock Children’s Centre in Belfast

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport Community Fund has provided financial support to Whiterock Children’s Centre in Belfast. The Centre provides a range of activities and services to support local families including accessible, quality childcare, family learning and also training courses to stimulate the social, educational and economic… Read the full press release

The Alaska Airlines Foundation awards $260,000 to 24 nonprofits in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $260,000 to 24 nonprofits in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii. “Our goal has always been to be a committed partner in the communities – we know we’re here because of you,” said Diana Birkett Rakow, chair of the Alaska Airlines Foundation Board of Directors. “As we look out over… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines enhances its dedicated business travel Team with a new suite of services and a new name, Southwest Business

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) today (Aug 5, 2019) celebrates the evolution of its dedicated business travel Team with a new suite of services and a new name, Southwest Business. Southwest Business brings travel managers and travel management companies new capabilities within Travelport’s global distribution systems (GDS) and the Amadeus Travel… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Matador Network launches travel series, My City, My Heart: An Insiders’ Guide by Southwest Employees

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and Matador Network today (Aug 6, 2019) release the first of a four-episode series called, My City, My Heart: An Insiders’ Guide by Southwest Employees. Episode One features Southwest® Flight Attendant Javier, who shares his insider tips to exploring what he loves most about his… Read the full press release

Turkish Airlines announces sponsorship agreement with Argentinia’s River Plate football team

The agreement is valid for three years, starting from 2019-2020 and will conclude at the end of 2021-2022 season.  Istanbul, Turkey, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The national flag carrier of Turkey, Turkish Airlines announced a sponsorship agreement with River Plate football team. The partnership, which will see Turkish Airlines’ logo emblazoned on River… Read the full press release

Air France and Paris Aéroport collaborate to implement the use of RFID technology for baggage tracking

Paris, France, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — As from 2020, Air France will ensure baggage tracking at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport using tags equipped with RFID chips in cooperation with Paris Aéroport. Air France is one of the very first airlines in the world to have decided, in collaboration with Paris Aéroport, to implement the… Read the full press release

Air Serbia launches direct flight between Budapest and Nis

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Serbia launched a direct flight between Budapest and Nis. Passengers can fly with the Serbian national carrier between the two cities twice a week, all through the year. The first direct flight between Budapest and Nis (in the South-East of Serbia) took off today. The airline is… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport welcomes LOT’s new non-stop long-haul flights to Seoul starting September 2019

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — LOT has been consistently expanding its network of connections from Budapest. On 22 September 2019 LOT is going to launch non-stop long-haul flights to Seoul and on 30 March next year LOT is going to launch six new destinations, including Sofia, Prague, Belgrade, Stuttgart, Bucharest and Brussels, thereby… Read the full press release

London Gatwick opens new arrivals facility for domestic travellers

Gatwick invests £24 million in domestic travel facilities New South Terminal arrivals route ensures faster journey times through the airport Investment in technology enables automated biometric processing at the departure gate LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has this week opened a new arrivals facility for domestic travellers from other parts… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport and local tourism partners release new series of visit itineraries for the local region

‘Gateway Gatwick’ group of local partners and Gatwick release new series of visit itineraries for the local region – advising time-pressed tourists where to visit Latest figures reveal visitors travelling through Gatwick spend 9.7 million nights in the local area These overseas visitors spent £1.3 billion annually in the region supporting 5,100 jobs  LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces new weekly Bristol ski route to Turin, Italy from December 2019

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (30th Jul 2019) announced a new weekly Bristol ski route to Turin, Italy commencing in December 2019, as part of Ryanair’s extended Bristol Winter 19 schedule. Bristol consumers and visitors can now book their ski holiday to Turin as far out as March 2020, enjoying… Read the full press release

IATA announces the launch of the NDC Matchmaker

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the NDC Matchmaker, a free web-based tool to bring more visibility to travel distribution stakeholders that are collaborating on implementations of the New Distribution Capability (NDC). The NDC Matchmaker enables airlines, travel sellers and content aggregators (such as global… Read the full press release

British Airways’ BA 2119: Flight of the Future exhibition now open at the Saatchi Gallery in London

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ BA 2119: Flight of the Future exhibition in collaboration with the Royal College of Art is now open at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The exhibition, which is free to enter and runs until August 26, is part of the airline’s centenary celebrations and explores the… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes JAL’s new cargo flights between O’Hare International Airport and Narita International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (08/01/2019) joined with Japan Airlines (JAL) and Kalitta Air at O’Hare International Airport to celebrate JAL’s new lease to utilize Kalitta Air’s wide body freighters for multiple, weekly cargo flights between O’Hare International Airport and Narita International Airport. “O’Hare is one… Read the full press release

Southwest launches Destination 225° career program to lead aspiring Pilots to Southwest Airlines

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Aug 1, 2019) launches an innovative career program called Destination 225° which provides pathways to becoming a competitively qualified candidate for future Southwest First Officer positions. On a compass, 225° is the southwest directional heading, and Destination 225° was developed to lead aspiring… Read the full press release

Eric Born to extend as President & CEO of Swissport International AG until 2020

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the announcement of plans for a refinancing of certain outstanding debt of Swissport Group S.à r.l., an indirect parent company of Swissport International AG, Eric Born, President & CEO of Swissport International AG, agreed to extend his contract subject to the company’s successful completion of the… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces new seasonal services to Niigata and the return of flights to Tokushima, Japan

Launching new seasonal services to Niigata and rejoicing the return of Tokushima Hong Kong, China, 2019-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group is giving customers more reasons to jet to Japan this winter with the addition of two extra seasonal routes including a new service to Niigata and the return of flights to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines reiterates its commitment to eliminate Human Trafficking

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jul 30, 2019) reiterates its support of the global efforts to eliminate Human Trafficking by launching online curriculum for the airline’s more than 59,000 Employees designed to bring greater awareness to the growing epidemic of Human Trafficking. The course is being launched today… Read the full press release

British Airways welcomed its first Airbus 350

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ first Airbus 350, registration G-XWBA, touched down at London Heathrow this weekend, featuring the airline’s newest generation business class seat, Club Suite. The airline will take delivery of 18 A350s, with four of the new aircraft joining the fleet before the end of the year. Carolina… Read the full press release

HMSHost to bring Panera Bread within major U.S. airports and travel plazas

Global Restaurateur and Popular Fast Casual Chain Partner for Exciting Growth in the Travel Industry Bethesda, Md., 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Committed to providing travelers with more convenient, freshly-prepared, high-quality food choices, global restaurateur HMSHost announces an exclusive, multi-year, multi-unit development agreement with Panera Bread (Panera) that will expand the fast casual chain’s presence within major U.S. airports… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport announces roading upgrade to add capacity and enable public transport

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has begun one of its most significant roading projects in decades, with the upgrade of its core network – one of the hardest working roading systems in Auckland. The multi-million dollar ‘Northern Network’ project will transform the main entrance way into the airport, as well… Read the full press release