IATA launches new industry certification—the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh)

Singapore, 2019-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification—the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh)—to improve the handling and the transport by air of perishable products. “Perishable goods is a growing market for air cargo. Ensuring that these delicate and short shelf-life products reach… Read the full press release

British Airways completed the installation of dozens of hosted bag-drop machines at Heathrow’s Terminal 5

More than 70 machines now in action at Heathrow Terminal 5  Automated bag-drop machines speed up the process of checking in a bag, while hosts are on hand to ensure airline’s high standard of customer service  Part of the airline’s continued £6.5 billion investment to enhance customer experience LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

CDA announces the opening of FAO Schwarz’s newest retail outlet at Midway International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (03/11/2019) joined with Hudson Group, airport partners, and iconic retailer FAO Schwarz to open the newest retail outlet at Midway International Airport, located near Gate A5 on the A Concourse. The oldest toy store in the United States, FAO Schwarz has… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces Japan’s first medium to long-haul low cost carrier, ZIPAIR

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — During a press conference held at Japan Airlines Headquarters on Friday afternoon, T.B.L. Co., Ltd. Representative Director and President, Shingo Nishida, announced the name of Japan`s first medium to long-haul low cost carrier as ZIPAIR. With the registration now official, the company will be established as ZIPAIR Tokyo… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport cargo zone welcomes a new airline: Sichuan Airlines Cargo

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — By the end of April, the Chinese carrier Sichuan Airlines Cargo, active in a country well-known for its e-commerce, will strengthen the cargo network operated at Brussels Airport. With 732,000 tonnes of cargo in 2018, Brussels Airport has become one of the major hubs. Its strategic location at… Read the full press release

easyJet announces five new based aircraft and four new routes from Manchester this summer

Flights to Jerez de la Frontera, Spain to commence 17 August 2019 Flights to Kalamata, Greece to commence 15 June 2019 Flights to Bari, Italy to commence 17 August 2019 Flights to Nice, France to commence 16 June 2019 LUTON, England, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline has today (MAR 07, 2019)  announced that it will… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches its international environmental partnerships for 2019

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (7 Mar) launched its international environmental partnerships for 2019, supporting First Climate (Uganda), Renature Monchique, the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group and Native Woodland Trust through customer carbon offset donations. First Climate – Ryanair is partnering with First Climate’s campaign supporting and promoting… Read the full press release

Ryanair launched its Belfast Winter 2019 schedule

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (7 Mar) launched its Belfast Winter schedule (2019), with 9 routes which will deliver 850,000 customers p.a. at Belfast Airport. Ryanair’s Belfast W19 schedule will deliver: 9 routes to Alicante (3 pw), Bergamo (2), Berlin Schonefeld (2), Krakow (3), Lanzarote (1), London… Read the full press release

Flughafen Zürich AG and Swiss Life AG celebrated the topping-out of THE CIRCLE

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The joint ownership company of THE CIRCLE, comprising Flughafen Zürich AG and Swiss Life AG, celebrated the topping-out last Tuesday together with the contractor hrs. Building work on the new destination is progressing on schedule. THE CIRCLE will make Zurich Airport an urban centre. Two years after the… Read the full press release

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol unveiled newly renovated Aspire Lounge and all-new Star Alliance Lounge

Schiphol, The Netherlands, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The official opening of the renovated Aspire Lounge (26) and all-new Star Alliance Lounge (27) in Lounge 1 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol took place today (07 March 2019). The remodelling of the two business class lounges for Schengen passengers was carried out as part of the overall… Read the full press release

British Airways unveiled a Boeing 747 painted in the Landor design as the third in its series of four heritage liveries

Boeing 747, reg G-BNLY, arrived at Heathrow this morning in the recognisable Landor livery The aircraft will take to the skies on long-haul routes currently served by the Boeing 747 British Airways is painting selected aircraft in heritage designs to mark its centenary LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways today (March 09,… Read the full press release

British Airways unveils significant enhances to the onboard product and service in its First cabin

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is set to deliver significant changes to the onboard product and service in its First cabin as part of its £6.5bn investment for customers. The new look and feel, set to take to the skies from March 31, will include new bedding, amenities and menus… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines unveiled its specially-themed Airbus A321 featuring the beloved Disney character Dumbo

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines today (3/6/2019) unveiled its specially-themed Airbus A321 that features a larger-than-life image of the beloved Disney character Dumbo. The airline known for inspiring its Guests to take to the skies, is teaming up with Disney to celebrate the upcoming release of its live-action movie “Dumbo,”… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free is an official partner of the Commercial Bank Qatar (CBQ) Masters Golf tournament 2019

The award-winning retailer is also a sponsor of the Hole in One competition, with a $155,000 voucher redeemable at QDF DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is pleased to announce that it is an official partner of the Commercial Bank Qatar (CBQ) Masters Golf tournament 2019, taking place at… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways revealed its new Economy Class experience and seven upcoming destinations at ITB Berlin

Airline to launch direct services to Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey and Mogadishu, Somalia in 2019 New Economy Class experience features additional leg room, faster broadband and a new in-flight dining experience, ‘Quisine’, featuring all new tableware with 25 per cent larger main courses and 50 per cent larger… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches the only nonstop flight connecting the Pacific Northwest to Ohio’s capital city

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The connection between two dynamic regions – Western Washington and Central Ohio – just got easier. Alaska Airlines launches daily nonstop service today (March 7, 2019) between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and John Glenn Columbus International Airport. It’s the only nonstop flight between the two cities. “Alaska Airlines continues to connect the West… Read the full press release

Heathrow welcomed a record crowd of keen students at this year’s Jobs and Careers Fair

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Thousands of students from Slough, Spelthorne, Ealing, Hounslow, Hillingdon and – for the first time – the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, explored how they can become a pilot, a chef, an engineer and fire fighter all at Heathrow during the airport’s annual careers fair. It has now been… Read the full press release

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport first to purchase veriScan as airport-wide biometric aircraft boarding solution

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport first to purchase veriScan as airport-wide biometric aircraft boarding solution Washington, D.C., USA, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Monday that Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) recently awarded it a contract for implementation of an Airports Authority-designed biometric screening system known as veriScan™. The… Read the full press release

Toronto Pearson named Best Large Airport in North America by Airports Council International

TORONTO, CANADA, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — As Canada’s largest airport gears up to welcome a peak of 144,000 passengers in one day for March Break, one of the busiest travel seasons of the year, Toronto Pearson welcomes the announcement from Airports Council International (ACI) that it has been named Best Large Airport in North America serving… Read the full press release

Wizz Air expands its fleet with its first Airbus neo aircraft in Hamburg

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, and the leading low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe today (MAR 7, 2019) has taken delivery of its first of 256 Airbus neo aircraft on order in Hamburg. The new generation Airbus A321neo aircraft is powered by two… Read the full press release

Cornwall Airport Newquay becomes the UK’s first Makaton Friendly Airport

75 members of staff from across the Airport have taken part in Makaton training to help improve the Airport experience for all of our passengers. CORNWALL, England, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Cornwall Airport Newquay is proud to have become the UK’s first Makaton Friendly Airport. 75 members of the team at Cornwall Airport Newquay… Read the full press release

Travelport launches global campaign to improve awareness and use of the DPNA SSR code to give more support to passengers with intellectual disabilities

Campaign allied to the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019 targets greater use of the DPNA Special Service Request code1, used to alert airlines when a traveler has an intellectual or developmental disability and needs assistance Company discovered exceptionally low use of the code across the world in 2018 Poll of travel agents revealed just… Read the full press release

ACI World releases the first edition of its ACI Combatting Human Trafficking Handbook

Free resource draws on experience of airports that are already taking action Montreal, Canada, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (March 4, 2019) published the first edition of its ACI Combatting Human Trafficking Handbook, a free resource providing real-life examples of the work that airports are doing to help in… Read the full press release

ICAO, Google, and Prescient to headline the 2019 ACI Asia-Pacific/ World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition

High profile keynote speakers join global airport and aviation leaders on the bill Montreal, Canada, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (March 5, 2019) announced that the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and senior representatives from Google, and Prescient will headline the 2019 ACI Asia-Pacific/ World… Read the full press release

ACI highlighted the importance of investing in non-aeronautical and commercial revenue streams at the 2019 ACI Africa Regional Conference and Exhibition

2019 ACI Africa Regional Conference and Exhibition held in Luxor, Egypt Luxor, Egypt, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — As African airports seek to respond to the challenges of the rapid growth in demand for air services, Airports Council International (ACI) World today (March 6, 2019) emphasized the importance of investing in non-aeronautical and commercial revenue… Read the full press release

ACI World announces the winners of its world-renowned Airport Service Quality Awards

Time-tested and first-time winners recognized from every region across the globe Results based on ACI World’s globally-established Airport Service Quality programme Montreal, Canada, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (March 6, 2019) revealed the winners of its world-renowned Airport Service Quality Awards which recognize those airports around the world that deliver… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport hosted 170 national school pupils for the sixth annual Schools Band Spectacular

Shannon, Ireland, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport was stirring up the atmosphere yesterday ahead of the big rugby weekend as over 170 national school pupils had the terminal building resounding to the strains of Ireland’s Call and Amhrán na bhFiann. Five days out from the crucial clash with France, students from Ennis, St…. Read the full press release

Vistara becomes the first Indian airline to offer sanitary pads on flights within India

Vistara to provide organic bio-degradable sanitary napkins to customers upon request Service to be available on all flights across Vistara network starting 8 March 2019 Part of ‘Vistara for Women’: A suite of services especially for women All-women crew to operate retro-themed flights on the #VistaraRetroJet between Delhi and Goa on Women’s Day, with crew… Read the full press release

Emirates and Dubai Future Accelerators announce launch of the sixth cohort of the Accelerators programme

Cohort dedicated exclusively to addressing three challenges outlined by Emirates Seven teams will work with the airline over the next nine weeks Dubai, U.A.E., 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates and Dubai Future Accelerators an initiative of Dubai Future Foundation have launched the sixth cohort of the Accelerators programme with an opening ceremony to welcome… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to launch its first-ever service to the Hawaiian Islands from Oakland International Airport on March 17

Carrier’s nonstop service to Hawaiian Islands part of continued long-haul expansion at OAK Oakland, Calif., 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (March 4, 2019) announced plans to launch its highly-anticipated, first-ever service to the Hawaiian Islands from Oakland International Airport (OAK) with an inaugural flight to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport… Read the full press release