San Francisco International Airport Resumes Opening for Next Phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1

Next section of new terminal activated with changes for JetBlue, Southwest passengers SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that the opening of the next phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1 will resume after a postponement caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The Airport has remained open… Read the full press release

COVID-19: SAS to reduce the size of its future workforce

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — As a result of COVID-19, demand is expected to be significantly affected during the remainder of 2020 and it will take some years before demand returns to the levels experienced before the outbreak. Consequently, SAS needs to adapt the business to a lower demand environment. As a consequence, SAS will initiate… Read the full press release

Swissport announces solid 2019 result with 4.7 percent year-on-year revenue growth

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport achieved an operating EBITDA of 272.3 million euros in 2019, roughly on par with the previous year result of 273.2 million euros. The group’s revenue from operating activities increased to 3.13 billion euros, up 4.7 percent from 2.99 billion euros in 2018. With revenue of 3.13… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Cargo to use passenger jets as cargo-only flights to carry essential goods

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Cargo announced it will fly passenger jets as cargo-only flights to carry essential goods like mail, medical equipment, e-commerce packages and food throughout its domestic network. Filling the passenger cabin with cargo will backfill the loss in capacity across the continental United States and Hawaii… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Icelandair Group announces reduction in the number of employees and changes to its organizational structure

Reykjavik, Iceland, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The COVID-19 pandemic is having a severe impact on the aviation and travel industries with continued uncertainty for the unforeseeable future. To respond to the situation, Icelandair Group is taking extensive measures to get the Company through an extended period of minimum operations, including a considerable reduction… Read the full press release

Leipzig/Halle Airport welcomed the world’s largest aircraft transporting more than 10.3 million face masks

Schkeuditz, Germany, 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Permanent corona crisis operations are causing the aviation giant to now fly to Central Germany. The Antonov 225 Mriya, the world’s largest aircraft, landed at Leipzig/Halle Airport on Monday morning. German Defence Minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, and Götz Ahmelmann, CEO of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, welcomed the crew after… Read the full press release

Fiji Link will reinstate domestic services over the next week

Nadi, Fiji, 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Link, Fiji Airways’ subsidiary will reinstate its domestic services over the next week. The reinstatement follows the lifting of inter-island travel restrictions. The airline will restore services between Nadi and Suva to Taveuni and Savusavu with three flights a week, while Kadavu, Vanuabalavu, Cicia, Koro and… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Boeing transported 1.5 million medical-grade face masks bound for healthcare professionals

Partnered with Prisma Health, Atlas Air and Discommon Founder Neil Ferrier to bring 1.5 million medical face masks to healthcare professionals in South Carolina Additional airlift transport missions with the Boeing Dreamlifter and ecoDemonstrator are planned in the future CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today (Apr. 26, 2020) completed… Read the full press release

COVID-19: the Dutch government announces support for the KLM Group

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The impact of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis on the entire airline sector, and consequently KLM, is unprecedented. Since the start of this crisis, numerous steps have been taken to tackle the situation head on and to preserve cash. On 9 April, Air France-KLM made it known that… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Ethiopian Airlines completed the flight and delivery of Jack Ma’s 2nd Round Donation to Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Ethiopian Airlines completed the flight and delivery of the second round shipments of life saving medical supplies to fight COVID-19 donated by Jack Ma to all African countries. Ethiopian Airlines expresses its complements and the highest appreciation to the Jack Ma Foundation, our Prime Minister H.E…. Read the full press release

BUD Cargo City now fully operational with the completion of the second building — all tenants moving in

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The air cargo handling complex called the BUD Cargo City has been operating at Ferenc Liszt International Airport since January, when the first building and the apron space for aircraft handling was opened. The world-class logistics base, which is running at full capacity even in the current,… Read the full press release

Sebastian Mikosz to join IATA as Senior Vice President for Member and External Relations

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Sebastian Mikosz will join IATA as the Association’s Senior Vice President for Member and External Relations, effective 1 June 2020. Most recently, Mikosz was Group Managing Director and CEO of Kenya Airways (2017-2019), during which time he served on… Read the full press release

British Airways increases number of cargo-only flights from China to the UK

21 British Airways flights a week from China to London now operating, up from 13 this time last week Flights will be used to carry up to 770 tonnes of cargo for the NHS including PPE Cargo shipped in joint effort between British Airways, IAG Cargo, the UK Government and the British Embassy in Beijing… Read the full press release

Emirates will operate from Dubai to: Frankfurt, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Lagos, London Heathrow, Madrid, Manila, Tunis

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates plans to operate passenger services to Frankfurt (25, 27, 29 April), Jakarta (26 April), Johannesburg (25 April), Lagos (26 April), London Heathrow (23, 24, 26, 28, 30 April), Madrid (29 April), Manila (24, 28, 30 April), and Tunis (30 April). These services will facilitate residents and… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo deployed a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to transport 50 tonnes of fresh hazelnut paste from Istanbul to Melbourne

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Everyday, around the clock and across the globe, staff from Emirates SkyCargo are working hard to ensure that essential supplies are being flown to those who need them the most. So when the call came to deliver a special kind of essential commodity, the air cargo carrier… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo to support Australian government’s initiative to facilitate exports of Australian produce

Air cargo carrier to participate in Australian government’s mechanism to support exports of Australian produce Dubai, UAE, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, will be working with the Australian government to facilitate exports of Australian produce to overseas markets including the Middle East. The air cargo carrier will… Read the full press release

IATA again calls for government relief measures as COVID-19 Impact Deepens in MENA

Amman, Jordan, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) renewed its call for government relief measures as the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in MENA deepen. The region’s airlines could lose $24 billion of passenger revenue compared to 2019. That is $5 billion more than was expected at the beginning… Read the full press release

IATA reveals evidence of the risk to jobs from the mounting financial crisis threatening European airlines

Geneva , Switzerland, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released further evidence of the risk to jobs from the mounting financial crisis threatening European airlines, and called for urgent government action to preserve air services. IATA’s analysis shows that the potential revenue loss by European carriers in 2020 has grown… Read the full press release

Ola Hansson to take over responsibility at Lufthansa Airlines’ Munich hub

COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — As of 1 May, Ola Hansson, currently CEO and Managing Director Operations Lufthansa Aviation Training, will take over responsibility at Lufthansa Airlines’ Munich hub. He will be responsible for commercial management, station management, ground infrastructure and the operational processes in the cockpit, in the cabin and on… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines Presents Plan for a New Start After the Coronavirus Crisis

Demand development: Significantly dampened demand expected in the medium term, pre-crisis level not expected again for several years Fleet: new start planned with around 80% of the previous capacity VIENNA, Austria, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Flight operations of Austrian Airlines have been temporarily at a standstill since March 18, 2020 as a consequence… Read the full press release

Vietjet offers special tickets priced from only VND 9,000 on all domestic flights

Vietjet, Ho Chi Minh City, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In accordance with the decision of the Ministry of Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, from April 23, 2020, Vietjet increases the frequency of return flights carrying passengers to 6 flights per day between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, 3 return… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport trials new water filtration system to mark Earth Day

Edmonton, AB, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is embracing Earth Day and its support of local innovation by testing a new water filtration system to release clean water back into the local eco-system. The airport is working with Alberta-based company Swirltex to use its new filtration membrane technology at the airport’s storm… Read the full press release

Worldwide Flight Services supports significant increase in freighter charter services and cargo-only flights

Paris, France, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — As market leader for the refueling of freighters in Hong Kong, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is playing an even more vital role since the outbreak of coronavirus, using all of its expertise to support the significant increase in the number of freighter charter services and cargo-only flights… Read the full press release

Emirates ensures the health and safety of its employees and customers with extra precautionary measures at the airport and on board

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is stepping up precautionary measures at the airport and on board to ensure the health and safety of its employees and customers. All cabin crew, boarding agents and ground staff in direct contact with passengers will now don personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes a protective… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport’s key infrastructure projects nearing completion

Auckland, New Zealand, 2020-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Planning for the pavement replacement works in the touchdown zone at the eastern end of Auckland Airport’s runway is well advanced, with preparation of the safe operational plan for construction nearing completion. Design and procurement work have been underway for some time, but André Lovatt, General… Read the full press release

Covid-19: British Airways flies thousands of UK nationals stranded in India back to the UK

LONDON, UK, 2020-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is flying thousands of UK nationals who have been stranded in India as a result of the Covid-19 crisis back to the UK this week. The airline has already flown back thousands of travellers as part of 65 rescue flights which have either operated or… Read the full press release

Front-line workers praised for keeping Oakland International Airport functional during the subsequent pandemic

Shelter-in-place shifts focus to essential operations amid travel declines Oakland, CA, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — At Oakland International Airport, runways and taxiways are open and in active use. Terminals are operational, and air cargo activity has increased with new goods movement demands. Travel that is deemed “non-essential” is legal but is discouraged as… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport welcomed Philippine Airlines repatriation flight that brought home 184 Kiwis from Manila

Auckland, New Zealand, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The repatriation flight into Auckland Airport today (20 April 2020) brought home 184 Kiwis from Manila aboard the Philippine Airlines flight NZPR218 at 12:41 pm. Scott Tasker, Auckland Airport’s General Manager Aeronautical Commercial, said the run of repatriation services had gone smoothly, and the airport had… Read the full press release

Air Canada helped repatriate approximately 6,600 Canadians

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — As its special flights operated in collaboration with the Government of Canada draw to an end, Air Canada today saluted hundreds of its employees who have worked to fly thousands of stranded Canadians home. The program, which began March 21, has repatriated approximately 6,600 Canadians from Morocco,… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation earns IS-BAH Stage 1 Registration for its entire Australian FBO network

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce it has received International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage 1 Registration for all six of its FBOs in Australia. The entire Australian FBO network intends to achieve IS-BAH Stage 2 Registration by March 2022. In recognition of its high safety… Read the full press release