Qatar Airways partners with IATA to promote greater gender diversification in the aviation industry

Airline committed to supporting IATA’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards for the next ten years DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to partner with The International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the launch of the ‘IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards’, which promote greater gender diversification in the aviation industry. The… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches bespoke training programme focused on preventing illegal wildlife trafficking

Qatar Airways strengthens its commitment to fighting wildlife crime DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has launched an industry-leading training programme focused on preventing illegal wildlife trafficking. The bespoke e-learning package, developed by Qatar Airways to enhance employee awareness regarding the illegal trafficking of wildlife, is targeted at those roles within the… Read the full press release

New Christian Moerlein Malt House Taproom opens at CVG

Erlanger, Ky., 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (February 26, 2019), the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Christian Moerlein Brewing Company and HMSHost celebrated the grand opening of the new Christian Moerlein Malt House Taproom at CVG. The more than 1,600 square-foot full-service restaurant and bar is operated by global restaurateur HMSHost in Concourse A… Read the full press release

Qantas launches new three times weekly service between Melbourne and Queenstown

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will launch new seasonal flights direct from Melbourne to Queenstown to meet the growing number of Australians seeking winter holidays in New Zealand over the peak ski season*. Between 21 June and 27 August 2019, Qantas will operate three services per week between Melbourne and Queenstown with… Read the full press release

Emirates introduces new navigation technique that enhances safety and results in more efficient operations

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Flight Operations has developed a new navigation technique that allows the airline to carry additional cargo into Kabul International airport. The innovative missed-approach procedure developed by the airline has replaced an older technique that required cargo bound for Kabul to be offloaded in Dubai during low-cloud… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces codeshare arrangement with Fiji Airways

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline and Japan Airlines today (February 26, 2019) announced a codeshare arrangement that makes travel between Japan and Fiji much more convenient for travelers. Both airlines are members of the oneworld® alliance family, with Japan Airlines being a fully-fledged member while Fiji Airways is a… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation completes the rebranding of its six Hawker Pacific FBOs in Australia

Basel, Switzerland, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation announces it has completed the rebranding of its six Hawker Pacific FBOs in Australia. The Australian FBO facilities are located in Brisbane (2), Cairns, Darwin, Perth and Sydney. Effective February 1, 2019, all six FBOs in Australia operate under the Jet Aviation logo. Jet Aviation expanded its customer offerings… Read the full press release

The Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications praised BAC’s efforts in training Bahrainis at its new Baggage Handling Services (BHS) Department

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — His Excellency the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, and Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) Chairman, Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed held an inspection visit to BAC’s new Baggage Handling Services (BHS) Department, meeting its team, including 18 Bahrainis who are currently undergoing specialised training. He stressed the importance of… Read the full press release

SITA 2019 Passenger IT Insights: shows that in 2018, 44% of passengers sailed through automated passport control, a jump from 21% in 2017

Use of automated passport control nearly doubles and passenger satisfaction is up too Dublin, Ireland, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Airline passengers are using automated technology for passport checks at double the rate recorded in 2017 and are more satisfied when doing so too. This is according to the SITA 2019 Passenger IT Insights, co-sponsored by… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport to welcome thousands of passengers for spring break

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — After the very busy Christmas holidays, within a few days, Brussels Airport will be welcoming thousands of passengers eager for a change of scenery. The start of the spring break will see many families flocking to Brussels Airport to fly towards European destinations, but also further, to the… Read the full press release

South African Airways announce codeshare agreement with Africa World Airlines

ACCRA, GHANA, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has enhanced connectivity for its customers travelling to, from and beyond the West Africa region following the successful completion of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Africa World Airlines (AWA), the airline’s Ghanaian partners. The CEOs of SAA and AWA, Mr Vuyani Jarana and… Read the full press release

The International Air Transport Association launches the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards to recognize and encourage industry excellence. Three categories of leadership in gender diversity and inclusion will be awarded: Inspirational Role Model Award: Will be presented to a female (30+) who holds a senior position… Read the full press release

Washington Dulles International Airport welcomes new EgyptAir’s three times per week service to Cairo

Three nonstop flights per week on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft Washington, D.C., 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) announced Tuesday that EgyptAir will begin round-trip flights to Cairo (CAI) three times per week on June 3, 2019. Passengers on this new route will travel nonstop aboard Boeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo named ‘Global Air Cargo Airline of the Year’ by STAT Trade Times

The cargo carrier was also runner-up for ‘Global Air Cargo Brand of the Year’ and ‘International Cargo Airline of the Year in Africa’ DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo is pleased to announce that it has been named ‘Global Air Cargo Airline of the Year’ by STAT Trade Times. The… Read the full press release

Shannon Duty Free unveils its youngest ever stockist

Shannon, Ireland, 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — A young student has been rewarded for his remarkable entrepreneurship by having his product placed in the world’s first duty-free store, Shannon Duty Free. Evan Quaid (14), a student from Castlemahon in west Limerick, has become the youngest ever producer of an item to be stocked at the… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport outstanding young heroes at Clare Garda Divisional Youth Awards

Shannon, Ireland, 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — County Clare’s bravest and most outstanding young, unsung heroes have been honoured at the fourth annual Shannon Airport sponsored Clare Garda Divisional Youth Awards in Ennis. The roll of honour included two Special Achievement, two Individual, one Community Safety and two Youth Group awards, which went to teenagers… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports welcomes Pakistan International Airlines’ bi-weekly flights between Al Ain and Peshawar, Pakistan

Pakistan International Airlines to connect Peshawar International Airport and Al Ain International Airport with scheduled flights every Friday and Sunday Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Al Ain International Airport (AAN), owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Airports, received Pakistan International Airlines’ inaugural flight from Peshawar International Airport on Friday 22… Read the full press release

Heathrow signs landmark deal on airport charges with major airlines operating at the airport

Landmark deal on airport charges worth several hundred million pounds heralds a new phase of airport and airline commercial cooperation supporting growth at Heathrow New arrangement would extend current regulatory settlement to 2021 and includes an incentive for airlines to grow passenger numbers Airline moves to fill their existing aircraft could result in further reductions to… Read the full press release

Emirates to showcase its Airbus A380 at the first ever Saudi International Airshow

DUBAI, U.A.E., 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will be showcasing its flagship Airbus A380 for two days at the first ever Saudi International Airshow. The popular double-decker aircraft will be on display on March 12th and 13th at Al Thumamah Airport in Riyadh, giving visitors the opportunity to tour its interior and experience its… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines releases updated version of the its Medium Term Management Plan – Rolling Plan 2019

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (February 25, 2019) released the updated version of the company`s Medium Term Management Plan – Rolling Plan 2019. To start, Rolling Plan 2019 will focus on concrete actions in response to the Business Improvement Order issued by the MLIT in December 2018. The order… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports celebrates Kuwait National Day

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports has participated in the celebration of Kuwait National Day, which falls on February 25. Travelers from Kuwait passing through Abu Dhabi International Airport were welcomed with Kuwaiti flags, an assortment of sweets and other activities. The special Kuwait National Day activities come… Read the full press release

HMSHost to deliver 12 new dining locations at Salt Lake City International Airport

Leading local and national restaurants now planned for SLC Airport’s new terminal ,SALT LAKE CITY,UTAH, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Restaurants planned for SLC will surely delight hungry travelers when Salt Lake City International Airport’s redevelopment program is complete and The New SLC opens in 2020. Global restaurateur HMSHost won a 10-year contract valued at approximately $418… Read the full press release

Ryanair further expands in France by launching a new base at Toulouse with 2 new based aircraft and 20 routes

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (20 Feb) announced significant expansion in France, launching a new base at Toulouse as part of its Winter 2019 schedule, with 2 new based aircraft (an total investment of $200m) and 20 routes (11 new – 8 international), which will deliver 1m customers… Read the full press release

St. John’s International Airport Authority President and CEO Keith Collins announces retirement

St. John’s, NL, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — St. John’s International Airport Authority Board of Directors announced today ( February 20, 2019) that Keith Collins, President and CEO, will retire from his position at the end of June 2019 following 15 years of leading the organization through extensive growth and advancement. “I want to thank… Read the full press release

CVG again has the lowest airfares in the region according to U.S. Department of Transportation airfare ranking report

Erlanger, Ky., 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The U.S. Department of Transportation released its average airfare ranking report for third quarter 2018, and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) once again has the lowest airfares in the region. Among the top 100 U.S. domestic airports, CVG ranked #83. Overall, airfares at CVG have dropped 45… Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport introduces redesigned shopping experience from spring 2019

Redesigned airport shopping from spring 2019 / Heinemann Duty Free opens three sales spaces with new concepts Hamburg, Germany, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — A redesigned shopping experience awaits passengers at Hamburg Airport from spring 2019. Several shop spaces on the Passenger Pier in the airport’s security-controlled area are being remodelled. Hamburg-based company Gebr. Heinemann… Read the full press release

Tirana International Airport welcomes Albawings’ new services connecting Tirana with Germany, the United Kingdom and Greece

Dusseldorf, Stansted, Heraklion: New routes operated by Albawings to start this summer TIRANA, Albania, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Albawings, the low-cost Albanian based airline, announced today (22 February 2019) three new services connecting Tirana with Germany, the United Kingdom and Greece. The low-fare routes will commence in June 2019, with three flights a week… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport welcomes Shanghai Airlines’ direct flights between Shanghai and Budapest next summer

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport has warmly welcomed the announcement made in Shanghai on the start ot ticket sales for the direct flights between the South China metropolis and the Hungarian capital, scheduled from 7 June 2019. After launching 4 transatlantic flights at the same time in summer 2018, Budapest… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport welcomes Ryanair’s new services to Bordeaux, Palma de Mallorca and Toulouse

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport is adding further network ties with Ryanair as the carrier announces that it will begin services from the Hungarian capital to Bordeaux, Palma de Mallorca and Toulouse. As weekly flights to Balearic Isle begin 6 June, the additional capacity supports the Spanish market which saw… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport welcomes cargo-partner Kft among the first tenants of its brand new cargo center

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The handover of the brand new cargo center called BUD Cargo City is scheduled for the end of 2019 at Budapest Airport. Linked with this, the construction of a second building dedicated for forwarders also commenced at the end of January. Budapest Airport now welcomes cargo-partner Kft, one… Read the full press release