ALPA honored Boise Airport as Airport of the Year at its 65th Air Safety Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — At its 65th Air Safety Forum today (July 17, 2019), the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) honored Boise Airport (BOI) in Boise, Idaho, Airport of the Year for its collaborative approach to keeping aviation safety the top priority by regularly seeking input from pilots and other industry… Read the full press release

Wizz Air allocates third aircraft to Chisinau, Moldova

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing airline and the leading low-cost carrier in Moldova, announced today (JUL 18, 2019) the allocation of a third aircraft to Chisinau. The new Airbus A320 will join the fleet in December, enabling the increase of frequencies of the airline’s existing 8 routes and the start of four new… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport launches campaign to celebrate all the things that make the North a great place

Pan-Northern campaign highlights how the region benefits from direct connectivity from Manchester Airport Organisations, tourism bodies and businesses from across the North welcome the growth and investment opportunities the airport gives all of the region More Than An Airport campaign highlights how Manchester unlocks, trade, community, business and tourism opportunities for the whole of the… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport HY1 2019 passenger traffic 14.1% up YoY

MOSCOW, Russia, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport has summed up its operating results for June and HY1 2019. Total passenger traffic in the first six months of 2019 was 23.404 million passengers, 14.1% up YoY. In HY1 2019, the airport provided 188,346 takeoff and landing operations, a 14.6% increase YoY. Sheremetyevo is… Read the full press release

Turkish Airlines launches Istanbul-Bali direct flights

Global carrier’s Istanbul-Bali direct flights will be operated as seven frequencies per week. Istanbul, Turkey, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Flying to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines inaugurated its direct flights between its home base Istanbul and world-renowned tourist destination, Bali (Indonesia) on July 17,… Read the full press release

Air France inaugurates completely revamped lounge at Washington-Dulles international airport

Paris, France, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — On July 18th, 2019, Air France inaugurated its completely revamped and more spacious lounge located in the heart of Washington-Dulles international airport (USA), near the boarding gates. The new lounge welcomes Air France La Première and Business customers and Flying Blue Elite Plus members in a completely revamped,… Read the full press release

IATA calls on the European Commission, European Governments and ANSPs to make urgent improvements to European air traffic management

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on European governments and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to make urgent improvements to European air traffic management. The priority should be to cut carbon emissions and address the unnecessary costs and flight delays suffered by passengers from inefficient airspace routes… Read the full press release

CDA awarded the 2019 Civil Rights Advocate and Partner Award for DBE/ACDBE Programs at O’Hare and Midway International Airports

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) was awarded the 2019 Civil Rights Advocate and Partner Award for DBE/ACDBE Programs at O’Hare and Midway International Airports. The presentation was made to CDA representatives during the 10th annual Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Civil Rights Training conference for Airports in… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific reopens newly renovated Shanghai Pudong Cathay Pacific Lounge

Cathay Pacific is moving beyond with the re-opening of the newly renovated Shanghai Pudong lounge on 18 July Hong Kong, China, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is reopening its newly renovated Shanghai Pudong Cathay Pacific Lounge on July 18, marking the introduction of the airline’s awards-winning lounge design to mainland China for the… Read the full press release

Heathrow and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew unveil hand-made 12 metre squared Botanical Tapestry

  LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers set to depart from Heathrow Terminal 2 over the summer holidays are in for a treat as Heathrow and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew today (16 July, 2019) unveil a unique, hand-made 12 metre squared Botanical Tapestry, depicting global flora in intricate and colourful detail. The botanical… Read the full press release

Vietjet launches new route connecting Nha Trang, Vietnam with Busan, South Korea

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — New-age carrier Vietjet has officially launched its latest international route connecting Nha Trang, Vietnam’s popular beach city, with Busan, South Korea’s famous seaport city. Vietjet is the first carrier to operate the direct route between the two destinations, marking the airline’s ninth service between Vietnam… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines Searches for Digital Pilots

Third round of the “AIRcelerate” dual course of studies  Application deadline at the end of August 2019  Main focus: graduates should contribute business intelligence to flight operations  VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — “We would like to initiate a digital impetus. For this purpose, we are looking for digital pilots”, says Jens Ritter, Accountable… Read the full press release

EVA Air makes Milan Malpensa its first European route in 20 years

Asian carrier is a ‘Five-Star’ addition to Malpensa’s airline portfolio; four times weekly service from Taipei Taoyuan in Taiwan to begin in February 2020.

Qatar Airways launches new service to Gaborone, Botswana, starting 27 October 2019

Qatar Airways will be the first Middle Eastern airline to operate to the capital of Botswana Three-times weekly flights to Gaborone will be operated by an Airbus A350 aircraft DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the launch of its new service to Gaborone, Botswana, starting 27 October… Read the full press release

First of Two New Hangars Put into Operation at Vienna Airport

First of Two New Hangars Put into Operation: Vienna Aircraft Handling GmbH (VAH) Will Offer 16,000 m² of Hangar Space in Hangars 8 and 9 as of Autumn 2019 VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Flughafen Wien AG is building two new hangars for general aviation at Vienna Airport by the autumn of 2019… Read the full press release

Park’N Fly Offers Lowest Weekly Parking Rate

TORONTO, Canada, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Park’N Fly has found another way to help travelers save money this year! Travelers’ can now save even more with Park’N Fly during the peak summer season. For a limited time, customers pay only $39.95/week ($8.95/day)* at the Economy lot near Pearson International Airport. “This is a… Read the full press release

Emirates launches new daily service from Dubai to Mexico City via Barcelona from December 2019

New route brings daily flight services between Spain and Mexico to cater to underserved demand Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates announced today (16 July 2019) its plan to launch a new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to Mexico City International Airport (MEX), via the Spanish city of Barcelona (BCN), starting on… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland’s keystone project set to be delivered in 2020

Permit OKd for first building at Seaport Logistics Complex, construction goes on Oakland, Calif., 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Port of Oakland Commissioners have approved the final permit associated with one of the most anticipated industrial developments in Port history.  They voted last week to approve a vertical permit – industrial vernacular for a… Read the full press release

HMSHost to bring Screen Door to Portland International Airport in 2021

HMSHost awarded new contract to bring beloved Portland restaurant to PDX Portland, Ore., 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Local favorite Screen Door is set to debut at Portland International Airport’s (PDX) Concourse B in 2021. The beloved Portland restaurant brings its culinary creations and Pacific Northwest charm to PDX travelers as part of a new 10-year contract… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport announces 2019 He Tangata grants recipients

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four South Auckland schools, a waste minimisation programme, and a community food hub are among the recipients of Auckland Airport’s 2019 He Tangata grants, an annual community giving programme. “Auckland Airport is focused on being a good neighbour in South Auckland, and we are delighted to be… Read the full press release

Finavia announces the appointment of Mika Järvinen as airport manager of Jyväskylä Airport

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Mika Järvinen has been appointed airport manager of Jyväskylä Airport, effective from 1 August 2019. Järvinen is transferring to Jyväskylä from his position as manager of apron operations at Helsinki Airport. The current manager of Jyväskylä Airport, Esa Kainulainen, retires at the end of August. Mika Järvinen has… Read the full press release

Finavia announces new service between Pori and Helsinki starts August

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The city board of Pori has made a decision to start flight connections between Pori and Helsinki. The first flight will depart on the 1st of August 2019. The city board of Pori has accepted Budapest Aircraft Service (BASe) Ltd’s tender covering flight connections between Pori and Helsinki…. Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport’s new Plaza Premium Lounge earns great feedback from travellers

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Plaza Premium Lounge, opened at Helsinki Airport’s non-Schengen area on the 3rd of May, has received a lot of great feedback from travellers. Passengers can additionally enjoy the brand’s services at over 35 international airports around the world. Plaza Premium Lounge is also taking part in Helsinki Airport’s… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport welcomed 12.3 million passengers in the first half of 2019, an increase of 1.8% vs. same period last year

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport welcomed almost 12.3 million passengers in the first six months of 2019, an increase of 1.8% compared to the same period last year. During the month of June alone, the number of passengers rose, compared to last year, by 4.3%. In contrast to the growing number… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo adds Singapore as a new freighter destination on its transpacific freighter route

Launched less than a year ago, the transpacific service has quickly become a highly successful route connecting Asia to North America Doha, Qatar, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Close on the heels of major cargo announcements made at the Paris Air Show, Qatar Airways Cargo has added Singapore as a new freighter destination on… Read the full press release

BRITISH AIRWAYS EXECUTIVE CLUB EXTENDS £1 REWARD FLIGHT FARE TO UK AND EUROPE

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways Executive Club Members can now book a reward flight using Avios and pay as little as £1 return.  With the trial starting today (July 16, 2019), the new Avios pricing options can be redeemed on flights in the UK and Europe. The additional Avios options follows… Read the full press release

IATA welcomed the European Commission’s evaluation of the Airport Charges Directive

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the European Commission’s evaluation of the Airport Charges Directive (ACD) which highlights the need to further strengthen the Directive to protect consumers. Nearly 60% of passengers in Europe pass through just 25 airports. Many airports are able to charge prices that would otherwise not… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes Brussels Airlines’ service between Brussels and Bristol

Bristol, UK, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Belgian airline will connect Bristol with Brussels 12 times a week. The first flight from Bristol to Brussels will take off on September 1st. Brussels Airlines offers daily flights between five airports in the UK the capital of Europe. The connection between Bristol Airport and Brussels Airport… Read the full press release

Indy Airport: Rare Video Filmed on Airfield to Run Through December 2019

IND arts program highlights ‘artists whose work doesn’t fit neatly into an exhibition case’ INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Rare video art captured onsite at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is on exhibit between the departures level and baggage claim through the end of 2019. The video, An Open Flight created by local Hoosier… Read the full press release

Munich Airport International to operate and maintain the $2.7 billion Terminal One at Newark Liberty International Airport

Agreement with Munich Airport International a major milestone in development of new world-class terminal Terminal One a key element in the ongoing $28 billion transformation of Newark Liberty, JFK and LaGuardia airports New York City, New York, United States, 2019-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — In a major step forward in the development of a new… Read the full press release