Budapest Airport starts implementation of major refurbishments and significant extensions of washroom facilities at the airport

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Taking passengers’ feedback into consideration, Budapest Airport has started the implementation of major refurbishments and significant extensions of washroom facilities at the airport. In addition, Budapest Airport has been working closely with a new cleaning service provider, B+N Referencia Zrt, on the continuous improvement of cleanliness at the… Read the full press release

HUNGARY: EIB and Budapest Airport sign 200 million loan agreement for the continued expansion and upgrades of Liszt Ferenc International Airport

EUR 200 loan agreement between EIB and Budapest Airport allows further expansion of Hungary`s main airport; Activity is backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment plan for Europe (or Juncker plan); Passengers to continue experiencing world-class service at the Airport; BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Continued… Read the full press release

Worldwide Flight Services awarded ground handling contract by Colombia’s Avianca Airlines at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport

PARIS, FRANCE, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) growing ground handling operations have been boosted by the awarding of a new three-year contract by Colombia’s Avianca Airlines at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Under the terms of the new agreement, WFS will provide ticketing, customer service and cabin cleaning for… Read the full press release

SalamAir of Oman partners with Swissport for hub handling at Muscat International Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — SalamAir of Oman has signed a five-year contract with Swissport for hub handling at Muscat International Airport. As of 1 January 2019, the Swiss Aviation Services company, global market leader of airport ground services and cargo handling, will provide the Omani carrier with a full range of services,… Read the full press release

CDA: New Aviation Futures Training Center in Chicago to launch in March 2019 as an extension of Olive-Harvey College’s TDL Center

CHICAGO, Illinois, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined City Colleges of Chicago and AAR to announce the new Aviation Futures Training Center to train students in aviation sheet metalworking. AAR, a global leader in aviation aftermarket services, will partner with Olive-Harvey College to prepare students for in-demand jobs in aviation, heavy… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces new two-times-weekly service to Komatsu, Japan next spring

Cathay Pacific expands its Japan network with new route to Ishikawa Prefecture from April 2019 HongKong, China, 2018-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is introducing a new scheduled seasonal service to Komatsu next spring, making the beautiful natural landscapes and rich cultural attractions of Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture more easily accessible to travellers. The new… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates non-stop flight from Doha to Gothenburg, Sweden

Airline continues its robust expansion in Europe, with services to Prague, Kyiv, Skopje, and St. Petersburg launched in 2017-2018 Qatar Airways’ new five-times weekly route to be operated by a Boeing B787 DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to Gothenburg, Sweden landed today ( 12 December 2018)… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways increases frequency to preferred European destinations this winter

Passengers to enjoy greater choice of flight options with aircraft upgrades to Manchester, Stockholm and Helsinki  Weekly flights to Gatwick, London, increase with 16 direct flights now available for passengers to choose from DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is delighted to announce that it will fly a greater number of passengers… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport awarded Platinum status in the BITC NI 2018 Environmental Benchmarking Survey

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2018-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has been awarded Platinum status – the highest scoring level – in the Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITC NI) 2018 Environmental Benchmarking Survey, becoming the first airport across the region to do so. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, 2018 is a landmark… Read the full press release

Lufthansa opens the Panorama Lounge at Frankfurt Airport

New Panorama Lounge operated by Lufthansa now open Terminal 1 lounge capacity increases by 40 percent COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers with lounge access can now look forward to having an even more relaxed lounge stay before their departure in the Terminal 1A Schengen area at Frankfurt Airport. Today, Lufthansa is opening… Read the full press release

ANA HOLDINGS partners with OryLab and The Nippon Foundation to offer a sneak peek at the future where technology open up new possibilities for those with disabilities

VATAR Cafe DAWN ver. β combines the strengths of each partner to offer a sneak peek at how future technology will change our world. •Robotic breakthroughs hint at new era of mobility and interactivity. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2018-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — ANA HOLDINGS INC. (hereinafter “ANA HD”) recently partnered with OryLab Inc. (hereinafter “OryLab”) and… Read the full press release

Jet Airways and Saudi Arabia’s first budget airline ‘flynas’ announce codeshare partnership

Extended connectivity between India and Saudi Arabia Domestic network access beyond gateway cities both in India and Saudi Arabia Mumbai, India, 2018-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier full service, international airline, and ‘flynas’, Saudi Arabia’s first budget airline, have entered into an extensive codeshare partnership to enhance connectivity between India and… Read the full press release

ENAV and IATA present the first edition of the Italian National Airspace Strategy

Rome, Italy, 2018-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — ENAV (the Italian Air Navigation Service Provider) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) presented the first edition of the Italian National Airspace Strategy. Air travel is set to grow 50% across Europe over the next 20 years. The goal of the air traffic management (ATM) network in… Read the full press release

Emirates brings delicious festive menu and nostalgic films on board for customers travelling for the holidays

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is bringing Christmas joy to the skies this December with a delicious festive menu on select flights and nostalgic films on board. Customers travelling for the holidays in December will enjoy several Christmas specials across all cabin classes on board and on the ground. Christmas menus With an… Read the full press release

QantasLink launches direct flights between Bendigo and Sydney

Sydney, Australia, 2018-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — QantasLink has today (10TH DECEMBER 2018 ) announced it will launch direct flights between Bendigo and Sydney, saving hours of travel time for business and leisure travellers. QantasLink’s flights will be the first-ever regular passenger services between Bendigo and Sydney, and the first commercial services from Bendigo in… Read the full press release

Heathrow pays to settle status of EU nationals in move to reassure colleagues

Recognising the service Heathrow colleagues provide, airport pays to settle status of EU nationals in move to reassure colleagues News comes as Heathrow welcomes 80 millionth passenger over a twelve-month period Announcement follows the launch of the Living Wage roadmap which ensures direct suppliers guarantee employees the Living Wage by the end of 2020  LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

British Airways celebrates welcoming more than a million customers to its First Wing at Heathrow Terminal 5

LONDON, UK, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is celebrating welcoming more than a million customers to its First Wing at its home at Heathrow Terminal 5, 18 months since it opened. Reminiscent of a luxury hotel lobby, The First Wing features dedicated security lanes granting customers direct access to British Airways’ prestigious First… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces its first gateway to Malta

New direct services to the Maltese capital to begin 4 June 2019 Airline continues its robust expansion in Europe, with services to Prague, Kyiv, Skopje and many more launched in 2017-2018 DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will launch direct services to Valletta, Malta, starting 4 June 2019,… Read the full press release

Queenstown Airport launches an online booking and payment solution for its Park and Ride car parking service

Queenstown, New Zealand, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers using Queenstown Airport’s Park and Ride service will be able to secure their parking space ahead of time with the launch of an online booking and payment solution from 10 December. Following a successful 12+month trial, the 300-space car parking facility and 11-seater shuttle will continue… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland appoints Rebecca Haggerty as Chief Audit Officer

Santa Clara County Internal Audit Manager Rebecca Haggerty starts next month Oakland, Calif., 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A longtime Santa Clara County audit and accounting manager becomes the Port of Oakland’s Chief Audit Officer next month.  The Board of Port Commissioners said today ( Dec. 7, 2018) it has appointed Rebecca Haggerty to its top… Read the full press release

flydubai starts flights to Chittagong, Bangladesh

Dubai-based carrier flydubai will operate daily flights to Chittagong Flights will operate from 20 January 2019 Dubai, UAE, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai today (December 9, 2018) has announced the start of flights to Chittagong in Bangladesh. The relaunched service will begin on 20 January 2019 with daily flights. Commenting on the recommencement… Read the full press release

YYC Calgary International Airport announces return of Aeromexico’s service to Mexico from May 31, 2019

Calgary, Alberta, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — YYC Calgary International Airport is excited to welcome back Aeromexico with service to Mexico City beginning May 31, 2019. The airline will operate seasonal direct flights four days a week linking Calgary and Mexico’s capital city. Calgary – Mexico City AM 613 11:55 p.m. 6:30 a.m.* (Monday, Friday,… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport took part in the 15th China Air Cargo Summit 2018

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport’s cargo experts discussed the opening of new market opportunities in Shanghai. The Hungarian capital city airport was the only main sponsor from the region at the 15th China Air Cargo Summit 2018, a meeting of cargo professionals from all over the world. “Opening to the east”… Read the full press release

Swissport Cargo Services Montreal earns CEIV certification for pharmaceutical logistics from IATA

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG is adding Montreal to its network of CEIV Pharma certified cargo warehouses. The global leader of airport ground services and cargo handling for the aviation industry has received the certification as the first air cargo handler in Canada. The International Air Transport Association (IATA)… Read the full press release

Swissport awarded “Best Handler-Airline Innovation” by Ground Handling International

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG, together with its partner Finnair, has been awarded “Best Handler-Airline Innovation” by the industry’s leading magazine Ground Handling International. The global leader of airport ground services and cargo handling was honored for a new machine-learning tool, which helps to dynamically predict aircraft delays at Finnair’s… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates non-stop flights from Doha to Mombasa, Kenya

Qatar Airways is the first Middle Eastern airline to provide direct flights to Mombasa Qatar Airways will also launch direct services to Gothenburg, Sweden and Da Nang, Vietnam this month DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to Mombasa, Kenya landed today (09 December 2018) at Moi… Read the full press release

Park Inn by Radisson announces the opening of the Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport Hotel West in Norway

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Park Inn by Radisson, the upper midscale hotel brand that delivers stress-free experiences, good food and upbeat environments, is proud to announce the opening of the Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport Hotel West in Norway. Radisson Hotel Group’s third property at Oslo Airport is an ideal base… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways starts flying as a oneworld connect partner

Nadi, Fiji, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways starts flying as a oneworld connect partner from today (Wednesday 5 December) – as the first airline globally to link up to the world’s premier alliance via this new membership platform. Fiji Airways is now starting to display the new oneworld connect branding on its aircraft fuselages by the main passenger doors,… Read the full press release

The name of Alexander Pushkin, the great Russian poet will be added to the name of Sheremetyevo International Airport

MOSCOW, Russia, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The results of the all-Russian vote to rename airports, headlined “Russia’s Great Names”, were announced on December 5. According to the voting results, the name of Russia’s greatest poet Alexander Pushkin will be added to the name of Sheremetyevo International Airport. “Thousands of people on Sheremetyevo International Airport… Read the full press release

SFO Museum announces new exhibition exploring American consumerism during the 1950s

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — A wave of consumerism swept across the United States during the 1950s. Driven by a thriving postwar economy, designers utilized bold styling to transform everyday objects into visually expressive items. Manufacturers unleashed an array of products to keep pace with demand. Stores carried everything from portable… Read the full press release