easyJet earns Austrian Air Operator Certificate and license; easyJet Europe now operational

New airline “easyJet Europe” now operational  First Austrian-registered aircraft flying from Luton to Vienna this morning Thomas Haagensen appointed Managing Director of easyJet Europe Remaining EU27 based aircraft to be re-registered by March 2019 Luton, United Kingdom, 2017-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet can confirm that it has been awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC)… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport advises passengers to use only airport-approved car parking operators

Closure of the parking company, unaffiliated to the airport, left many passengers without vehicles Passengers strongly advised to avoid unapproved off-site meet and greet parking firms Gatwick says on-airport parking or approved off-airport operators should always be used London, 2017-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has advised passengers to use only airport-approved car… Read the full press release

Swissport’s operational activities in the Netherlands awarded with the IATA CEIV pharma certification

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — With the increasing flow of Life Science & Healthcare shipments over the past few years, maintaining a stable and secure supply chain requires specific equipment, storage facilities, harmonized handling procedures and above all, strong cooperation among the cool chain partners. Swissport The Netherlands started to develop a dedicated… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Milan launches luxury, self-drive Lake Como package

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Milan has launched a luxury, self-drive Lake Como package. In addition to enjoying suite accommodation at Mandarin Oriental, Milan, guests will have an opportunity to drive to Lake Como in a vintage Ferrari and experience a private tour aboard a classic Riva speedboat. The day trip… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Boston launches pop-up dining space, Ceviche@MO featuring tasting menu of fresh New England seafood

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Boston is delighted to announce the debut of a pop-up dining space, Ceviche@MO, located in the hotel’s stylish Lobby Lounge, featuring a tasting menu of fresh New England seafood. An inviting place to gather socially and unwind after a busy day in Back Bay, guests can enjoy… Read the full press release

Commercial Times recognized Mandarin Oriental, Taipei with “Best Service: Gold Award” and “Best of the Best Award”

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Taipei has received two awards from prestigious Taiwan financial newspaper, Commercial Times, at the 2017 Taiwan Service Awards. The hotel won “Best Service: Gold Award” in the hotel category and “Best of the Best Award” at Taiwan’s “Oscars” for the service industry. The hotel’s Duty Manager, Tien… Read the full press release

Enterprise marks the fifth anniversary of its partnership with Athlete Network

St. Louis, 2017-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Holdings Inc., the largest car rental company in the world, is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its national partnership with Athlete Network (formerly Career Athletes). Athlete Network gives the company access to more than 500 university athletic departments and enables it to network with current and former student athletes… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong hosts “Art, Culture and Music at the Airport 2017” at HKIA

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) celebrated the launch of “Art, Culture and Music at the Airport 2017” today. Hosted by Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) for the third consecutive year, the four-month event treats passengers from around the world to an array of exhibitions and performances, showcasing… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport 2016/17: setting new annual records

Air traffic services and facilities growth enter new stage with strong emphasis on people development Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) enjoyed a fruitful year in 2016/17, setting new annual records in all three air traffic figures. During the fiscal year, passenger traffic rose 1.1% to 70.5 million,… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport expansion: nine projects funded from the Marine Ecology and Fisheries Enhancement Funds

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — More than HK$7 million in total has been granted from the Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund (MEEF) and Fisheries Enhancement Fund (FEF) to nine projects for a 12-month period starting from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. The MEEF and FEF are independent funds set up in… Read the full press release

President Xi Jinping briefed on Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) developments

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — President Xi Jinping was briefed on Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) developments and its expansion into a Three-runway System during a visit to the HKIA Tower this morning. President Xi was accompanied by Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Mr Jack… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Norwegian’s new nonstop service between OAK and Paris

Norwegian expands Oakland base with new 4x weekly flights Oakland, California, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) announce today that Norwegian Air will add new nonstop service between OAK and Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG), the largest of the Paris-area airports.  The flight will operate 4-times weekly (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and… Read the full press release

ALPA unveils new website clearedtodream.org; a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to become a professional airline pilot

Washington DC, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) unveiled a new website this week, clearedtodream.org, which serves as a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to become a professional airline pilot. The website, launched by ALPA’s Education Committee, continues the Association’s long-standing “Cleared to Dream” initiative of providing aspiring aviators with… Read the full press release

flydubai rolls out new uniform as it enters its ninth year of operation

Dubai, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai is excited to announce today the roll out of a new uniform as it enters its ninth year of operation. The new design will be worn by more than 2,500 uniformed staff across the flydubai network; including Pilots, Cabin Crew, Training, Engineering and Maintenance staff as… Read the full press release

Thailand’s three water parks listed among the Top 10 in Asia by TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards

Bangkok, Thailand, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Three of Thailand’s fun-filled water parks have been listed as among the Top 10 in Asia by renowned travel website TripAdvisor in their 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards. The Ramayana Water Park in Pattaya took the third spot in the Top 10 Water Parks in Asia with the Black… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport and Friendly Access launch new hidden disabilities lanyards

Aberdeen, UK, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Aberdeen International Airport launched their new hidden disabilities lanyards in partnership with Friendly Access last week with an aim to make air travel more friendly and accessible for all passengers. The airport now offers passengers the opportunity to have familiarisation tours of the terminal prior to their travel… Read the full press release

Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Spa Zalakaros in Hungary opens

Brussels, Belgium, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Park Inn by Radisson, the colorful and dynamic midscale hotel brand, adds Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Spa Zalakaros in Hungary. The 236-room property and spa is Carlson Rezidor´s fourth hotel in Hungary, strengthening the group’s presence in South-Eastern Europe. The new Park Inn by Radisson Hotel… Read the full press release

Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel re-opens following an extensive four-year restoration

Timeless Parisian landmark hotel begins a new chapter in its history Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel re-opens today after undergoing an extensive four-year restoration. Dating back to the 18th century, this historic treasure is decidedly reborn as a luxury hotel for 21st century travellers. Located in the… Read the full press release

Norwegian CFO Frode Foss to leave the company

Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — CFO of Norwegian, Frode Foss has decided to leave the company. Vice President Investor Relations, Tore Østby, will take on the position for an interim period. Tore Østby joined Norwegian as Vice President IR in 2014. Foss has been the CFO of Norwegian since the company was… Read the full press release

Blackcomb Ascent Trails offer stunning viewscapes from Whistler’s valley bottom to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain

PLUS: SUMMER OPERATIONS OFF TO A GREAT START, BOTH MOUNTAINS NOW OPEN INCLUDING PEAK EXPRESS, GLACIER SKIING, ALPINE HIKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING AND MORE Canada, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The third Blackcomb Ascent Trail, Heart Burn, will open on July 8 giving guests access from the valley bottom to the Rendezvous Lodge. The Blackcomb Ascent… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains’ £2m investment to enhance customer experience at Preston station now complete

New station entrance, free high-speed wifi, additional retail spaces and bike hub form part of station refurbishment as passenger numbers hit new high  London, UK, 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A new entrance at Preston station is now open, marking the completion of Virgin Trains’ £2m investment designed to enhance the experience for ever-growing… Read the full press release

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa announces the opening of new event facilities

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa is Set to Welcome the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events Market with the Introduction of Exciting New Event Facilities United States, 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa announces the opening of a stunning new venue, designed specifically to attract Fiji’s growing MICE and destination… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announces its first property in Australia

Hong Kong, 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a management contract for a new luxury hotel and branded residences to be developed in Melbourne, Australia. The project is expected to open in 2023, and is the Group’s first announced property in Australia. The hotel and residences will be located… Read the full press release

Lufthansa will reinstate the connection from Munich to Singapore in 2018

Initial flight on 27 March 2018 Fly non-stop with the world’s most state-of-the-art aircraft to the Southeast Asian metropolis from EUR 599 Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — At the start of the upcoming summer flight plan, Lufthansa will reinstate the connection from Munich to Singapore. The A350-900 will take off five times a… Read the full press release

Paris Air Show: Lufthansa voted the “Best Airline in Europe”

18 million surveyed passengers choose Lufthansa as Europe’s best airline Airlines of the Lufthansa Group win a total of four Skytrax World Airline Awards Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa has been voted the “Best Airline in Europe”. The award was given at the Paris Air Show on 20 June 2017 in Le… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Innovation Hub: AirlineCheckins.com automatically checks travellers in for more than 100 airlines worldwide

AirlineCheckins.com automatically checks travellers in for more than 100 airlines worldwide Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Frequent flyers especially know the stress before departure: When does check-in open? What is my booking code? Will I get an aisle or window seat? ‘AirlineCheckins.com’  – a product from the Lufthansa Innovation Hub – solves… Read the full press release

Lufthansa will welcome five A380s to its Munich Hub in March 2018

First A380 flights to Los Angeles, Beijing and Hong Kong on the last Sunday in March Flights are now available to book Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — From 25 March 2018, Lufthansa will welcome five A380s to its Munich Hub. The flights to Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Beijing can now be booked…. Read the full press release

Lufthansa’s Innovation Hub in Berlin voted the best Innovation Lab in Germany

Study of the business magazine Capital evaluates 34 innovation labs Lufthansa the digitalization forerunner with the Innovation Hub in Berlin Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Innovation Hub of Lufthansa in Berlin has been voted the best Innovation Lab in Germany. The prize was awarded on 21 June at a formal event… Read the full press release

Assistance dog EJ the Golden Labrador notched up his 262nd flight with British Airways

England, 2017-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has welcomed one of its most frequent flyers on board a flight from Heathrow to Manchester – EJ the Golden Labrador. The fully trained assistance dog, who travelled with his owner, Hounds for Heroes charity founder Allen Parton, notched up his 262nd flight when he flew north…. Read the full press release

French National Railway Corporation orders 83 Regio 2N train sets from Bombardier Transportation

Île-de-France passengers to have a fleet of 125 new Regio 2N on lines R, N & D Extra-wide, articulated suburban trains which combine seating capacity, accessibility, and comfort Montreal, Canada, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has received an order for 83 Regio 2N train sets from the French National… Read the full press release