Hong Kong International Airport launches community investment project EXTRA MILE

HONG KONG, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — EXTRA MILE, a community investment project of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), was launched today.  EXTRA MILE is spearheaded by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA); and through collaboration with HKIA’s business partners, NGOs and neighbouring communities, the project aims to develop and nurture talents, improve social mobility… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport hosted 29.4 million passengers in 2017, a YoY increase of 6.3%

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In 2017, 29.4 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 6.3%. The number of flight movements was 0.5% higher than in 2016. Despite an increase in seat capacity and due to the use of larger aircraft, the seat load factor went up by… Read the full press release

Ryanair successfully implements its new bag policy

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair’s new bag policy went live today (15 Jan) offering: – Lower check-in bag fees (down from €/£35 to €/£25 per check-in bag) – Bigger check-in bag allowances (up from 15kg to 20kg) – 2 free carry-on bag allowance for all customers continues – Non-priority customers can bring… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to ever fly the ultra-modern Airbus A350 to Greece

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to ever fly the ultra-modern Airbus A350 to Greece   The award-winning airline deployed the state-of-the-art aircraft on the Doha-Athens route today Qatar Airways to launch direct service to Thessaloniki in March, as part of the airline’s continued expansion plans Airline shortly to be the launch customer for the… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts selected to manage the 349-room Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel

Interstate Hotels & Resorts selected to manage the 349-room Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel   ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – announces that it has been selected to manage the 349-room Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel, recently acquired by AMENA Hotels LLC.  The… Read the full press release

HMSHost and Shake Shack partner to open the iconic burger restaurant in airports and on motorways across North America

BETHESDA, MD & NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost and Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE:SHAK) are “shaking” up the travel industry with a new partnership to open the iconic burger restaurant in airports and on motorways across North America. The two companies recently signed a Development Agreement to include multiple location openings over the next several… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport welcomes Blue Air’s brand-new route to Malaga

LIVERPOOL, UK, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Liverpool’s newest airline, Blue Air, has offered passengers an escape from the January blues by announcing a brand-new route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Malaga and wants to reward passengers by holding a weekend-long flash sale on all Blue Air flights from the UK. To celebrate… Read the full press release

The AAAE Foundation launches new scholarship program focused on innovation and entrepreneurship

Alexandria, VA, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The AAAE Foundation today announced the creation of a new scholarship program for AAAE members focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship. The scholarship will provide one annual $10,000 scholarship to an AAAE individual airport member seeking an MBA, Executive MBA or for certain Executive Education programs focusing on… Read the full press release

Cathay Dragon launches four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Nanning in Guangxi, China

HONG KONG, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Dragon has celebrated the launch of its four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Nanning in Guangxi, further strengthening the airline’s network in mainland China. The new service, which complements Cathay Dragon’s existing three weekly flights to nearby Guilin, is operated by Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports and ITP Media Group joined forces to launch a new media brand Time Out DXB

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In a world-first, Dubai Airports and ITP Media Group have joined forces to launch Time Out DXB, a new media brand with the opportunity to engage with the 90 million passengers that pass through the world’s leading international airport every year. From February 2018, passengers passing through all… Read the full press release

HMSHost brings Pepper the robot to North American airport restaurants

HMSHost brings robot to greet airport diners and offer menu recommendations BETHESDA, MD, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Pepper the robot is coming to an airport near you. Travelers can expect to see more of the 4-foot tall humanoid robot at select HMSHost North American airport restaurants. Pepper greets and engages traveling guests, provides menu details, and… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomes Allegiant Air’s new nonstop flights to Sarasota, FL and Charleston, SC beginning in April

New Allegiant flights to Sarasota and Charleston push record to 51 nonstop destinations INDIANAPOLIS, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is kicking off a record-breaking year — thanks to Allegiant Air’s announcement today to offer nonstop flights to Sarasota, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina beginning in April. Both routes are… Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport welcomes Icelandair’s new nonstop flights to Reykjavik, Iceland

Kansas City, MO, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Icelandair announced today seasonal transatlantic air service to Europe with new nonstop flights between Kansas City and Iceland. Beginning May 26, 2018 Kansas City-region travelers can fly nonstop from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) to Icelandair’s hub at Keflavík International Airport (KEF) near the Iceland capital, Reykjavik. Icelandair’s Kansas City service will… Read the full press release

Icelandair launches flights between BWI Marshall Airport and Keflavik International Airport starting May 2018

New International Service to Iceland and Connections Across Europe to Begin in May 2018 Baltimore, MD, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport today welcomed the announcement that Icelandair will start nonstop service to Reykjavik, Iceland.  Icelandair will operate flights between BWI Marshall Airport and Keflavik International Airport with four weekly roundtrip flights starting on… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes TUI’s additional weekly flight to the Greek island of Kos and Turkish destination of Dalaman

BRISTOL, UK, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI the UK’s largest holiday brand, has today announced it has added an additional weekly flight to the popular Greek island of Kos and Turkish destination of Dalaman for summer 2018 operating out of Bristol Airport. TUI adds thousands of seats for summer 2018 from Bristol Airport.  Holidaymakers… Read the full press release

South African Airways and TAAG Angola Airlines announce code-share partnership

JOHANNESBURG, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) is proud to announce a code-share agreement with TAAG Angola Airlines. As part of the extended agreement, SAA will code-share with TAAG on their direct services between Johannesburg and Luanda and between Cape Town and Luanda effective 15 January 2018. In return, TAAG Angola Airlines… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport welcomes Hainan Airlines’ direct flight to Shenzhen, China

From 20 March, Brussels Airport will have a direct connection to Shenzhen Boa’an International Airport. The Chinese airline Hainan Airlines is launching a third direct connection from Brussels Airport to China, in addition to its flights to Beijing and Shanghai Pudong. The Brussels-Shenzhen route will, from its introduction, be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner,… Read the full press release

SFO: Request for Proposals now accepted for Retail Concession Leases at Terminal 1

SAN FRANCISCO, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Commission has commenced the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the Terminal 1 Retail Concession Leases.  The Request for Proposals includes 2 Newsstand Leases, 1 Newsstand and Convenience Store Lease bundle, 1 Electronics Lease, 1 Regional Gift Store Lease, 1 Bath & Beauty Store Lease… Read the full press release

SFO: Request for Proposals now accepted for 5 Quick Serve Restaurant Leases, 2 Sit-Down Restaurant and Bar Leases, 1 Café & Market Lease and 1 Café Lease

SAN FRANCISCO, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Commission has commenced the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the Terminal 1 Food and Beverage Concession Leases.  The Request for Proposals includes 5 Quick Serve Restaurant Leases, 2 Sit-Down Restaurant and Bar Leases, 1 Café & Market Lease and 1 Café Lease. The proposed… Read the full press release

SFO becomes the first US airport with approval from FEMA to issue Wireless Emergency Alerts

Wireless Emergency Alert system can get life-saving information to any cellphone at the Airport SAN FRANCISCO, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the first airport in the United States with approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to issue Wireless Emergency Alerts, which can issue potentially life-saving… Read the full press release

Ryanair’s first Spanish “Hackathon” event, 20th-21st January, Madrid

Ryanair’s first Spanish “Hackathon” event, 20th-21st January, Madrid   Tech Open Days 20th & 21st January At Travel Labs Spain DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (9 Jan) launched its first Spanish “Hackathon” event, which will take place at Ryanair Travel Labs Spain’s offices in Madrid on 20th & 21st January…. Read the full press release

Ryanair introduces new reduced checked bag fees

Ryanair introduces new reduced checked bag fees   Bigger Size Allowance & Lower Checked Bag Fees To Eliminate Boarding Delays DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (8 Jan), reminded customers of its new baggage policy, as part of its “Always Getting Better” programme. Ryanair has introduced new reduced… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways introduces its award-winning Qsuite on Washington, D.C. flights

Qatar Airways kicks off 2018 by introducing its innovative Qsuite on Washington, D.C. flights, making the city the second U.S. destination to offer the innovative new Business Class product Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class and customisable private cabins for up to four people, setting a new standard in luxury travel… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Group publishes its Sustainability Report 2016-17

Qatar Airways Group publishes its Sustainability Report 2016-17   Qatar Airways Group’s commitment to environmentally sustainable growth reaps environmental and financial benefits DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Group today (08 January 2018) published its Sustainability Report 2016-17, providing a comprehensive review of the Group’s extensive commitment to environmental sustainability. The airline… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation receives an order for three Cessna Citation Latitude jets from Mexico’s Aerolíneas Ejecutivas

Textron Aviation receives an order for three Cessna Citation Latitude jets from Mexico’s Aerolíneas Ejecutivas   WICHITA, Kan., 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today (JANUARY 8, 2018) announced it has received an order from Aerolíneas Ejecutivas (ALE) for three Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jets. ALE, Mexico’s leading… Read the full press release

Nuremberg Airport sets new record for passenger numbers in 2017

Nuremberg Airport sets new record for passenger numbers in 2017 more than 4 million local passengers for the first time in 2017 Nürnberg, Germany, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Last year Nuremberg Airport set a new record for passenger numbers. With 700,000 additional passengers, the airport broke the 4 million mark for the first… Read the full press release

Wizz Air adds Austria as the 44 country in its network; establishes base operations at Vienna Airport

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, today (JAN 9, 2018) announced that it would add Austria as the 44 country in its network, by establishing base operations at Vienna Airport. WIZZ will open its Austrian… Read the full press release

Deutsche Lufthansa AG to hire more than 8,000 new employees in 2018

Largest growth in cabin crew with 4,000 new employees 250 apprentices to start at the Lufthansa Group Cologne, Germany, 2018-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — In 2018, Deutsche Lufthansa AG will hire more than 8,000 new employees. The majority of them will be flight attendants who will work for various Lufthansa Group airlines in 2018. Lufthansa, Germany’s… Read the full press release

Vistara to operate daily direct flight between Delhi and Chennai from February 15, 2018

Vistara to fly between Delhi and Chennai from February 15, 2018, and between Chennai and Port Blair, starting March 1, 2018 Vistara to fly twice daily direct service between Delhi and Chennai, and once daily between Chennai and Port Blair Bookings now open on all channels New Delhi, India, 2018-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Vistara,… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company celebrates 10th anniversary of its partnership with Jet Airways

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2018-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), celebrated the 10th anniversary of its partnership with Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline. A ceremony was held at BIA to mark the occasion, which was attended by senior officials from BAC and Jet… Read the full press release