Heathrow’s statutory consultation on its expansion plans will commence the 18th of June and end on the 13th of September

New CGI imagery released to show what an expanded Heathrow could look like June consultation follows an extensive period of non-statutory consultation and engagement LONDON, UK, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has announced that its statutory 12 and a half-week consultation on its expansion plans will launch on the 18th of June. This step is… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport Best Kept Awards announces final call for Health and Social Care Facilities across Northern Ireland

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A final call for Health and Social Care Facilities across Northern Ireland to enter the George Best Belfast City Airport Best Kept Awards has been issued. The Best Kept Awards, hosted by the Northern Ireland Amenity Council (NIAC), are designed to recognise and celebrate the health facilities… Read the full press release

CDA and AAAE open registration for the 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference! The conference, returning to Chicago November 3-6, will convene global aviation and airport professionals for this year’s theme, Destination: Sustainable Airports, highlighting… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces expanded commercial relationship with EL AL Israel Airlines

With the inaugural EL AL flight between Tel Aviv and San Francisco, EL AL and Alaska Airlines signed an expanded global partnership allowing their members to more easily connect and earn miles TEL AVIV, Israel and SEATTLE, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — EL AL Israel Airlines and Alaska Airlines today (May 13, 2019) expanded their commercial relationship… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport seeks to measure New Zealand’s tourism growth and sustainability

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Research commissioned by Auckland Airport has proposed a new framework for New Zealand to measure both the growth and sustainability of the tourism industry. Tourism is New Zealand’s largest export earning industry in terms of foreign currency earnings. The $39 billion industry makes a direct contribution to… Read the full press release

Flybe’s 2019-20 Winter schedule now on sale

Features 97 routes including 9 ski routes Choice of up to 2,521 flights a week Up to 162 flights a week serving London Heathrow including first winter for Newquay flights Selection of seasonal routes increased for Christmas and New Year Exeter, England, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (7th May… Read the full press release

Emirates’ newest A380 aircraft performed a low level flypast over The Formula 1® Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona

Airline’s iconic double decker thrills crowds with flypast at the First European Grand Prix of the 2019 season DUBAI, U.A.E., 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Formula 1® Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona got off to a spectacular start yesterday when Emirates’ newest A380 aircraft performed a low level flypast over the race track… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomed nearly 2.2 million passengers in the first quarter of 2019

Traffic Exceeds 2.1 Million in First Quarter of 2019 INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Nearly 2.2 million passengers flew through the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in the first quarter of 2019, and March alone set a new record with more than 880,000 passengers. In all, the first quarter 2019 passenger traffic increased 2%… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes opening of three new retail shops

Erlanger, Ky., 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Three of the 15 retail shops that will receive renovations at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) are now open, with the fourth opening later this month. CVG announced in 2018 that the new retail shops will give travelers a sense of place and celebrate what the region… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes TUI UK’s new destination and additional flights for summer 2020

Bristol, UK, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI UK, the UK’s largest holiday company, has announced a new destination to Enfidha (Tunisia) and one additional flight to Reus (Spain), for its summer 2020 programme from Bristol Airport. The new flights from Bristol Airport to Enfidha and Reus give holidaymakers more choice and flexibility when booking next year’s summer holiday…. Read the full press release

Bristol Airport partners with SWRnewstar to launch paper cups recycling scheme

Bristol, UK, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Nearly a tonne of paper cups has been recycled as a result of a new process introduced at Bristol Airport in March. This is the equivalent of 54,500 standard size coffee cups which, if placed end to end would stretch for nearly 6km – which is nearly the… Read the full press release

IATA releases new report on French air transport regulatory competitiveness

Paris, France, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that a strategic government agenda to improve competitiveness in France’s air transport sector could generate an additional 500,000 jobs and nearly €60 billion in extra GDP for the nation’s economy by 2037. These conclusions were reached in a new IATA report… Read the full press release

A record number of more than 5,000 runners joined British Airways Run Gatwick event

Dina Asher-Smith, Helen Skelton and Colin Jackson CBE turned out to support runners This year, runners can choose to virtually run the race from anywhere in the world LONDON, UK, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the overwhelming success of last year’s British Airways Run Gatwick, which raised £10,000 for Flying Start, the second race… Read the full press release

British Airways kicks off the summer season with free ice cream, low fares and the chance to win holidays from London City Airport

LONDON, UK, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Summer gets off to a flying start next week as British Airways welcomes the sun season with free ice cream, low fares and the chance to win holidays from London City Airport. To mark the airline’s 100th birthday there will be 100 return seats for just £100 on offer… Read the full press release

QANTAS OPERATES WORLD’S FIRST ZERO WASTE FLIGHT

Sydney, Australia, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The first-ever commercial flight to produce no landfill waste took to the skies this morning, marking the start of Qantas’ plan to cut 100 million single-use plastics by end-2020 and eliminate 75 per cent of the airline’s waste by end-2021. All inflight products on board QF739, flying from… Read the full press release

Qantas announces Sydney-San Francisco as the next route for its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Sydney, Australia, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (7TH MAY 2019) announced Sydney-San Francisco as the next route for its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. From 4 December 2019, customers travelling between Sydney and San Francisco will experience the Dreamliner’s next generation Economy, Premium Economy and Business cabins. The change is timed with the phased… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels breaks ground on The Cambria Hotel Nashville Airport scheduled to open in 2020

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Cambria Hotels is doubling its Music City presence as Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) and Athena Hospitality Group,LLC, announced the start of construction on the brand’s second upscale hotel in Nashville, Tenn. The Cambria Hotel Nashville Airport, scheduled to open in 2020, joins the Cambria Hotel Nashville Downtown, which opened in 2018…. Read the full press release

HMSHost set to expand restaurant options for travelers at Newark Liberty International Airport

New restaurants slated to greet Terminal B travelers NEWARK, N.J., 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost is set to expand restaurant options for travelers at Newark Liberty International Airport. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently awarded a new 10-year contract, with a projected sales volume of $91 million,… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport appoints Jonathan Good as its new General Manager Technology & Marketing

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has announced the appointment of Jonathan Good as its new General Manager Technology & Marketing. In this role, Jonathan will be responsible for the strategy and execution of world class technology and marketing programmes to improve the customer experience and ensure operational excellence to meet… Read the full press release

Port Authority and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports to introduce new dining and retail outlets at Newark Liberty’ Terminal B

Port Authority, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports introducing 22 Jersey-centric shopping and dining destinations, totaling more than 25,000 square feet Other enhancements at agency airports include unlimited free Wi-Fi, upgraded restrooms, family-friendly amenities and real-time information on wait times at security and taxi lines New York City, New York, United States, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — New… Read the full press release

dnata and Lufthansa Group continue to expand partnership in the United States

Austin, Texas, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, and Lufthansa Group continue to expand their partnership in the United States. dnata has been selected to provide ramp, secure clean and passenger handling services to Lufthansa at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and now serves the airline group, including Swiss International… Read the full press release

AAAE Urges Congress to Update Tax Code and Airport Financing Model to Boost Infrastructure Investment

Alexandria, Va., 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — With airlines collecting nearly $5 billion in baggage fees in 2018 along with billions more in other ancillary charges – record highs – the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) called on Congress to update the U.S. tax code and the federal cap on local airport user… Read the full press release

SITA implements communication and passenger processing systems at Israel’s newest airport — Ramon Airport

Eilat, Israel, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider to the air transport industry, played a key role in supporting the smooth opening of Ramon Airport, Israel’s newest airport, which began operations early this year. SITA provided key communications systems as well as the airport’s common-use check-in and boarding gates. All SITA’s… Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport begins using DAKOSY Air Cargo Community System

Hamburg, Germany, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamburg Airport is one of the first airports in Germany to introduce the FAIR@Link Air Cargo Community System from software developer DAKOSY at its air cargo center. FAIR@Link is a neutral, IT-supported air cargo community system that enables all companies involved in freight handling processes – in particular… Read the full press release

Indianapolis Airport Authority earns the first Envision Bronze Award for Taxiway B at Eagle Creek Airpark

Eagle Creek Airpark early adopter in using new sustainable construction process INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis Airport Authority has been intelligently investing the millions in federal and state grant funding it received last year to maintain, in part, its general aviation airport system – including Taxiway B at Eagle Creek Airpark… Read the full press release

easyJet gears up for a record number of passengers from London Southend Airport this summer

easyJet celebrates flying 6 million passengers since launching operations in Southend seven years ago LUTON, England, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, the largest airline at London Southend Airport, is gearing up to fly a record number of passengers from the airport this summer.  Throughout the summer the airline is expected to carry over 830,000… Read the full press release

easyJet launches new service between Manchester and Jersey from 1st July 2019

Channel Island added to easyJet’s growing Destination list from Manchester LUTON, England, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has announced a new year round service between Manchester and Jersey commencing 1st July 2019. The service will operate twice weekly on an Airbus A320 aircraft.  Fares start from £31.21. The addition of the new route comes after… Read the full press release

IATA: Weak Air Freight Demand Continues

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased 0.1% in March 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. While this is a significant improvement on the 4.9% contraction in February, in seasonally… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport: Flybe’s 2019-20 Winter schedule now on sale

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (7th May 2019) put on sale its 2019-20 Winter schedule from George Best Belfast City Airport which features a total choice of up to 508 flights a week to 12 destinations throughout Great Britain. Seats are available for booking now… Read the full press release

IND welcomes Spirit Airlines’ new, seasonal nonstop flight to Myrtle Beach

Spirit Airlines launches third nonstop flight from Indy in the past six weeks, with more to come INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) adds another flight to the popular vacation spot of Myrtle Beach today (May 2, 2019), as Spirit Airlines launches its new, seasonal nonstop flight to… Read the full press release