Qatar Airways thanks frontline healthcare professionals with 100,000 free tickets

Qatar Airways to Give Away 100,000 Complimentary Tickets to Frontline Healthcare Professionals As the foremost airline taking people home, Qatar Airways will now support healthcare workers to take a well-deserved break Giveaway will open on International Nurses Day 2020 to say a massive thank you to these heroes Complimentary Economy Class return tickets on Qatar… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport announces the appointment of Roger Hunt as interim Managing Director

Aberdeen, UK, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Roger, who will continue in his current role of Chief HR and Development Director for AGS, will succeed Steve Szalay who will step down as Managing Director at the end of May to take up a new position with Southampton Airport. Having first joined Aberdeen International Airport… Read the full press release

Charlotte Douglas International Airport will receive $135 million federal funds under the CARES Act

Charlotte, North Carolina, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Charlotte Douglas International Airport will receive $135 million in federal funds from the CARES Act to help offset revenue declines caused by drastic reductions in air travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With CLT’s enplanements at just 5 percent of our 2019 level, a months-long recovery… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport to require passengers to wear gloves and faces coverings

The new guidance will be for all passengers departing or arriving through Manchester Airport Passengers will be asked to wear gloves and also cover their faces, either with face masks or their own clothing The move is designed to demonstrate one way in which air travel can be made safe as passenger numbers start to… Read the full press release

Air transport and tourism bodies call on international community to support the African Travel & Tourism sector

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Five international air transport and tourism bodies have launched an appeal to international financial institutions, country development partners and international donors to support Africa’s Travel & Tourism sector which employs some 24.6 million people on the African continent. Without urgent funding, the COVID-19 crisis could see a… Read the full press release

COVID-19: IATA calls for aviation-specific financial relief measures from Nigerian Government

Lagos, Nigeria, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the government of Nigeria to address the severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the air transport sector. Air transport has ground to a halt in efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. Along… Read the full press release

Indy Airport to receive $52 million under Federal CARES Act

$52 million to address IND operational needs INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — We welcomed the March 27 FAA announcement of assisting our nation’s airport system for continued operations during this COVID-19 crisis and saving workers’ jobs. “The amount of money allocated for the Indianapolis Airport Authority’s overall system, particularly the more than $52 million… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to begin gradually reinstate suspended destinations and additional frequencies

Qatar Airways has received widespread positive feedback from passengers, governments, trade and airport partners by maintaining a robust schedule and fulfilling its mission to help take people home Airline will gradually reinstate suspended destinations and additional frequencies in line with expected relaxation of entry restrictions around the world with a focus on key global destinations… Read the full press release

Heathrow trials technologies and processes to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission

Heathrow to drive forward development of a Common International Standard by trialling technologies and processes that reduce risk of Covid-19 transmission Trials will assess for medical effectiveness, passenger response as well as suitability to the airport environment Technologies under review include UV sanitation, facial recognition thermal screening technology and contactless security procedures Data from trials will… Read the full press release

SFO: American Airlines will move into Harvey Milk Terminal 1 effective Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Relocation will activate new nine-gate section of Boarding Area B SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that American Airlines will move into Harvey Milk Terminal 1 effective Tuesday, May 12, 2020. This move was originally planned to occur in late March but was postponed due… Read the full press release

IATA supports the wearing of face coverings for passengers and masks for crew while on board aircraft

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) supports the wearing of face coverings for passengers and masks for crew while on board aircraft as a critical part of a layered approach to biosecurity to be implemented temporarily when people return to traveling by air. IATA does not support… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation FBOs acknowledged for outstanding performance in the 2020 customer industry surveys

Basel, Switzerland, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce more than 10 of its FBOs were acknowledged for outstanding performance in the 2020 customer FBO surveys conducted by Professional Pilot, Aviation International News (AIN) and Business Air News (BAN). The annual results of all three surveys were released by the three… Read the full press release

Full lineup for The JetStream Music Festival announced

Erlanger, KY, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The JetStream Music Festival, taking place on Wednesday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. EST, is an online celebration of music between 23 North American airports, including the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The stream will take place on Facebook Live and will feature performances from musicians representing… Read the full press release

SJC requires wearing of face covering for members of the public and personnel inside Airport buildings

Enhanced health and safety measure required to protect travelers and employees  San Jose, Calif., 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting Monday, May 4, all members of the public and personnel at Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) will be required to wear a face covering inside Airport buildings. Acceptable face coverings include a scarf… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport cargo team announces new organizational structure

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Even though passenger traffic at BUD suffered a serious hit in March due to global travel restrictions to protect against the spread of Covid-19, cargo operations at Budapest Airport are in full swing and play a key role in the logistics supply of the economy and society… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines resumes daily service to seven European destinations; requires wearing of face masks on all flights

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — From 4 May, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will gradually begin restoring its European network. The airline will resume daily service to seven extra destinations, which were suspended in compliance with Covid-19-related travel restrictions. The wearing of face masks will be compulsory on all flights across the whole… Read the full press release

IATA and the Universal Postal Union call on governments for more support on air capacity for postal services

Geneva/Berne, Switzerland, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) warned that air capacity for postal services is insufficient and urged governments to do more to support the movement of mail by air during the COVID-19 crisis. Owing to the drastic 95% reduction in passenger… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines to require team members and guests to wear appropriate face masks

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) today (May 03, 2020 ) announced its newest safety measure to protect Team Members and Guests against COVID-19. Effective May 11, all Guests will be required to wear appropriate masks or face coverings over the nose and mouth to better align with the CDC… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces mandatory use of face masks for guests and employees

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — To align with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations and to keep employees and guests safe, face masks will be mandatory for guests starting May 11 and for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air employees who cannot maintain six feet of social distance from guests or co-workers, starting May 4…. Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines’ new GDS capabilities Makes Business Travel Easier

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (May 4, 2020) it now takes corporate travel bookings through industry-standard business travel booking systems. All of Southwest’s everyday low fares along with industry-standard booking, ticketing, and functionality with business relevant content are available in Travelport’s Apollo and Worldpsan Global Distribution… Read the full press release

Bombardier expects 11,000 employees to return-to-work over the next few weeks

Return-to-work actions in full compliance with the strictest health and safety measures and guidelines Will utilize the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program for the benefit of employees in Canada Montréal, Canada, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier (TSX: BBD.B) today (April 28, 2020) announced that it has begun the process of recalling most… Read the full press release

ANA increases cargo capacity using passenger cabin to carry vital medical supplies

First Japanese airline to transport cargo in the passenger cabin. Using passenger seats and overhead compartments mean about 1.4 times* more cargo capacity to transport medical supplies. Tokyo, Japan, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced it is the first Japanese airline to carry vital medical supplies (i.e. masks, hazmat suits… Read the full press release

EVA Air: Infinity MileageLands members to enjoy extended membership tier, electronic upgrade certificates and Award Miles validity

Luzhu District, Taiwan, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — EVA Air is aware of that this pandemic has affected members’ traveling deeply, to express our thankfulness to members’ long-term support and loyalty, and to assure our members can enjoy every benefits and privileges of their current card status when it is time to fly again,… Read the full press release

NBAA Calls for FCC Commitment to Safe, Intelligent Transportation Systems

Washington, DC, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — NBAA is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to continue its 20-year commitment to dedicated short-range communications (DRSC) by maintaining the 5.9 GHz band for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and ensuring that emerging technologies like unmanned aircraft systems and urban and advanced air mobility are guaranteed uninterrupted… Read the full press release

NBAA welcomed FAA’s approval on regulatory changes to pilot medical certifications, training proficiency amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Washington, DC, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today (April 29, 2020) welcomed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval on regulatory changes to pilot medical certifications, training proficiency and a host of other pressing requirements for business aviation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. NBAA has continually advocated for the accommodations to… Read the full press release

ERA pleads for urgent and swift help to save Europe’s regional airlines

Surrey, UK, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — In an open letter to all European institutions and member states, European Regions Airline Association (ERA) pleads for urgent and swift help to save Europe’s regional airlines and to avoid the total collapse of the sector. ERA has written to all European institutions and member states urging… Read the full press release

WFS cargo provides fast PPE shipments to front-line doctors and nurses in Copenhagen

PARIS, FRANCE, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Denmark’s efforts to control the spread of coronavirus have been significantly aided by the rapid supply of medical equipment to Danish hospitals from around the world, with Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) cargo handling team in Copenhagen at the forefront of the response to help move PPE shipments… Read the full press release

COVID-19: WFS cargo transports medical equipment and other vital supplies

PARIS, FRANCE, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Despite the closure of Paris Orly Airport to all but essential flights in support of the country’s Covid-19 response programme, the local WFS cargo handling team are continuing to provide a fast and professional response for all shipments of medical equipment and other vital supplies. Since the… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to provide more personal space between passengers on domestic flights

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and to maintain a safe and secure environment, the JAL Group has reduced scheduled services, while adopting a wide range of actions to provide customers peace of mind during air travel. As part of these measures, Japan… Read the full press release

CVG to participate in online celebration of local music, JetStream Music Festival

Erlanger, KY, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — For one night only, more than a dozen airports across North America will come together for the JetStream Music Festival, an online celebration of local music. Hosted by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport from the “Live Music Capital of the World” in Austin, Texas, the free, multi-hour livestream will… Read the full press release