South African Airways marks 20 years of non-stop service between Johannesburg and Lagos, Nigeria

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The leading carrier in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, South African Airways (SAA), is celebrating 20 years of non-stop operations between Johannesburg and Africa’s most populous city, Lagos, Nigeria. Operations commenced on 4 December 1998 as SAA launched its first flight into Nigeria soon after the Bilateral Air… Read the full press release

AMS’ three new ambulances operating with compressed natural gas entered service at Budapest Airport

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — AMS, the company providing the assistance service for persons with reduced mobility (PRM) at Budapest Airport, has commissioned three new ambulances operating with compressed natural gas. The Airport Medical Service helped more than fifty thousand PRMs cover the distance between the terminal and the aircraft last year. Three… Read the full press release

British Airways launches new routes from Heathrow to Ljubljana in Slovenia and Montpellier in France

LONDON, UK, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers can get in to a different type of holiday spirit and start plotting their summer escape now as British Airways launches new routes from Heathrow to Ljubljana in Slovenia and Montpellier in France. Seats to Slovenia’s capital are available to book on ba.com from today with flights taking off on Mondays and Fridays… Read the full press release

Vancouver International Airport earns ‘Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ program

Richmond, B.C., 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (December 5, 2018), Vancouver International Airport (YVR) received the ‘Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) program. YVR is the first airport to receive the rating and is the highest rated building in the program. “This year, YVR will welcome a… Read the full press release

Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG announces management changes at Central German airports

Leipzig, Germany, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — “By allocating the responsibilities in a new way, we’ll provide clear structures at the Central German airports, streamline the decision processes and therefore become more efficient. We can then focus on our main tasks more consistently in future, make use of the outstanding growth opportunities in the… Read the full press release

Silver Airways announces new daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Daytona Beach International Airport

Starting Lineup: Silver Airways Expanding Already Extensive Florida Network with New Nonstop Service Fort Lauderdale – Daytona Beach on January 16, 2019 Introductory fares from only $59* available at SilverAirways.com Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Whether you’re a race fan, catching an MiLB Daytona Tortugas game or visiting the famed boardwalk and beaches,… Read the full press release

Sunwing Airlines signs new three-year contract with the global aviation services specialist Menzies Aviation

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Sunwing Airlines celebrated their new partnership with Menzies Aviation last week at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The carrier has signed a new three-year contract with the global aviation services specialist, who will be responsible for passenger services, ramp handling and cabin cleaning services for all Sunwing… Read the full press release

Jet Airways offers up to 30% discount in its ‘Happy holidays year-end global sale’

Strengthens domestic and international connectivity via hubs based in Delhi and Mumbai Mumbai, India, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier, full-service international airline, has introduced 65 additional frequencies on its international and domestic routes starting December 2018, thus, further strengthening its network over its hubs of Mumbai and Delhi. The airline… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports selected to host the November 2019 edition of ACI Airport Exchange

Prestigious event to take place in November 2019 in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports is to host the Airport Council International (ACI) Airport Exchange 2019. The announcement was made during an official handover ceremony at the 2018 edition of the event last week in… Read the full press release

Airports Council International announces Martin Eurnekian as the new Chair of the ACI World Governing Board

Montreal, Canada, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (December 3, 2018) announced that Martin Eurnekian is the new Chair of the ACI World Governing Board. Mr. Eurnekian is the CEO of Corporación América Airports and President of Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 and just ended his term as President of the… Read the full press release

Queenstown Airport to host first ever Christmas Community Day to benefit local charity Let’s EAT

Queenstown, New Zealand, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Christmas is traditionally a time of good cheer, relaxation and celebration but for many people it can be tough. With that in mind, we’re hoping to bring the airport and wider community together, spread some Christmas love and give to those who need a helping hand. On… Read the full press release

HMSHost invites travelers to be a part of a masterpiece in the airport

HMSHost invites airport travelers to paint their layovers away with local artists BETHESDA, Md., 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Holidays at the airport: Delays, long lines, security, and…interactive mural paintings? This holiday travel season, global restaurateur HMSHost invites travelers to be a part of a masterpiece in the airport. HMSHost’s Art of Holiday Travel – A Mural… Read the full press release

British Airways is celebrating customers on International Day of Persons with Disabilities with cabin upgrades and lounge access

More than half a million customers with disabilities travel with the airline each year Airline is working with charity groups to raise awareness and understanding of hidden and visible disabilities LONDON, UK, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — To celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities, British Airways surprised some of the 50,000 customers with disabilities… Read the full press release

Hamad International Airport, Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free to bring the Trinity Forum to Qatar in 2019

The world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference to be held in Qatar for the first time DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference, the Trinity Forum, will be held in Doha in 2019, the first time the event has ever been hosted in Qatar. The conference,… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific boosts non-stop service to Seattle to daily from summer 2019

Hong Kong’s home airline boosts non-stop service to daily on the back of robust advance demand Hong Kong, China, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has today (December 4, 2018) announced that its forthcoming non-stop service to Seattle will go daily from summer 2019, further strengthening the only direct link between Hong Kong and… Read the full press release

Changi Airport Group to continue partnership with DFS and The Shilla Duty Free for another two years

SINGAPORE, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Changi Airport Group (CAG) today (Dec 04, 2018) announced that it will extend its key duty-free liquor and beauty concessions, held by DFS Venture Singapore (Pte.) Ltd and Shilla Travel Retail Pte. Ltd. respectively, for a two-year period each, starting from 2020, after the expiration of their current six-year… Read the full press release

JAPAN: All Nippon Airways and JR East to make travel across the Tohoku region as convenient as possible

Campaign aims to promote tourism in Japan by streamlining the travel experience. •Expanded booking options and reduced fares make it easier than ever to reach popular destinations in the Tohoku region. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, is partnering with… Read the full press release

Heathrow reveals four key action areas to reduce and offset the growth in emissions from new flights

Announcement demonstrates that growth at the airport is not a choice between economy and environment Comprehensive plan suggests maximising incentives for airlines, investing in more UK peatland restoration and supporting sustainable fuels  Heathrow will consult with partners on the delivery of this plan ahead of the first statutory consultation on expansion in summer 2019  LONDON,… Read the full press release

Gerald R. Ford International Airport to surprise its three millionth passenger with gifts and fantastic giveaways

Grand Rapids, Mich., 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) will be surprising its three millionth passenger on Wednesday, December 5th with a reception to also include surprises and giveaways for passengers flying that day. The Airport had a total of over 2.7 million passengers served through the end of… Read the full press release

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport to undertake a national search for a new CEO

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport will  undertake a national search for a new leader as current CEO and President Jim Gill transitions to a  consulting role. The GFIA Airport Authority Board, which oversees operations of Michigan’s second busiest airport, accepted Gill’s resignation on Nov. 30…. Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines, 3Sixty and SATS finalise partnership to operate KrisShop and Scootalogue retail programmes in Singapore

Singapore, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA), 3Sixty (formerly DFASS Group) and SATS have today (30 November 2018) finalised a shareholders’ agreement sealing the establishment of a partnership to operate KrisShop and Scootalogue retail programmes in Singapore. The joint venture, KrisShop Pte Ltd, will launch operations on 1 December 2018. The finalisation of… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines brings the ORF Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria

Flight OS 858 with the Light of Peace landed in Vienna Wednesday night  Transport from Tel Aviv to Vienna and Northern America  A light as a symbol for peace  VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines brought the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria for the 32nd… Read the full press release

TAP Air Portugal announces nonstop service from Lisbon, to Washington, DC and Chicago in 2019

Lisbon, Portugal, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP Air Portugal aims to double operations in North America in the next years and is expanding again, adding two new routes to the United States in 2019 with nonstop service from Lisbon, to Washington, DC and Chicago.  The 73-year-old national carrier has been breaking records in the… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines opens sales on additional codeshare routes with Alaska Airlines

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (December 03, 2018) announced that the carrier will open sales on additional codeshare routes with Alaska Airlines from Monday, December 3. These new codeshare routes will be available from March 31, 2019 when JAL plans to launch its highly anticipated non-stop daily service between… Read the full press release

HMSHost introduces Maggiano’s Little Italy in Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport

Maggiano’s homemade Italian-American dishes are now an option for the first time at an airport location DFW Airport, Texas, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelers can now enjoy the famous Maggiano’s Little Italy dining experience of quality, service, and comfort in Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport’s Terminal C (near Gate 17). Global restaurateur HMSHost with business… Read the full press release

Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Air Arabia and Al Fursan celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day with a spectacular flypast

World-first flying formation with four commercial aircraft from Emirates, Etihad, Air Arabia and flydubai, and seven Al Fursan jets UAE aviation history made with breathtaking ‘Year of Zayed’ aerial display Dubai, UAE, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Air Arabia and Al Fursan took to the skies in unison today (December 2, 2018)… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport installs electric car charging points at the Short Stay or Priority car parks

Aberdeen, UK, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The new service will be free for customers using the car parks, with four units located on the first floor of the Short Stay zone and two further points in the Priority area. Podpoint, a market leading and award-winning provider of electric charging points, has installed the points… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation announces the opening of its new wide-body hangar in Basel

Basel, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation today (November 29, 2018) celebrates the grand opening of its new wide-body hangar in Basel with approximately 100 guests and dignitaries. The new state-of-the-art 8,700 square-meter hangar provides increased capacity for wide- and narrow-body maintenance, completion and refurbishment projects across the site. It can accommodate up to… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes inaugural Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Chicago

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Air New Zealand today (11/30/2018) celebrated the inaugural flight between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and New Zealand’s Auckland International Airport (AKL). This new service marks the first time Chicago is linked to New Zealand with scheduled, nonstop passenger service. This new… Read the full press release

CDA and TAP Air Portugal announce nonstop service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Portugal’s Lisbon Airport from June 2019

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation and TAP Air Portugal today (11/29/2018) announced nonstop service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Portugal’s Lisbon Airport (LIS) beginning in June 2019. The new service to Lisbon will be the first time Chicago will be linked to Portugal by a nonstop,… Read the full press release