Qatar Airways gradually rebuilds its network to over 270 weekly flights to more than 45 destinations

Airline resumed flights to Budapest, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Istanbul and New York during the past week Demand sees carrier also increase frequencies to Athens, Dublin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Islamabad, Jakarta, Karachi, Lahore, Milan, Rome and Singapore DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to maintain… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to deploy the Embraer 175 jet aircraft in the state of Alaska

Opens opportunities for future new service ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines will start flying the Embraer 175 jet aircraft in the state of Alaska starting in October 2020. The E175, operated by regional partner Horizon Air, will serve select markets in Alaska. “Alaskans who have flown the E175 jet in the Lower 48… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches three-day sale offering low fares for fall travel

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) launched a three-day sale offering low fares for fall travel. Customers may take advantage of fares starting at $39 one-way to select domestic destinations today (Jun 23, 2020) through June 25, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Southwest is offering more flights and… Read the full press release

Sofitel invites music lovers to ‘Live The French Way’ by participating in Fête de la Musique activations

PARIS, FRANCE, 2020-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — As many parts of the world begin to reopen and travelers think about heading out on summer escapes, Sofitel is paying homage to its roots by inviting passionate music lovers worldwide to celebrate Fête de la Musique through exclusive activations and a dedicated social media campaign throughout… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes Frontier Airlines’ expanded services

CINCINNATI, OHIO, 2020-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines is expanding its service from Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) with reinstated nonstop flights to six cities: Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Sarasota, Florida. The airline is also increasing frequency to five destinations with up to two daily flights… Read the full press release

Jonathan Pollard named Gatwick Airport’s new Chief Commercial Officer

LONDON, UK, 2020-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Jonathan Pollard is joining Gatwick in September as the airport’s new Chief Commercial Officer it was announced today (15/06/2020).  He will be responsible for driving forward the airport’s airline relations, retail, restaurants and other commercial revenue streams, including car parking and property portfolios. He was previously the… Read the full press release

SAS launches traffic programme for July

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS is now launching its traffic programme for July. In total, the new traffic programme will see capacity increased from 30 aircraft in June to over 40 in July, equivalent to just under 30 percent compared with the corresponding period last year. As demand slowly but surely… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Bridgestone to collaborate on utilizing tire wear prediction technologies

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today (June 16, 2020) announced the decision to collaborate on utilizing tire wear prediction technologies to help realize greater accuracy in aircraft tire management and maintenance plans. This collaboration primarily involves J-AIR, which operates regional routes for the JAL Group… Read the full press release

IHG® announces the opening of its first EVEN® Hotels property in Greater China

Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ —IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has opened the doors to the its first EVEN® Hotels property in Greater China. The unveiling of the hotel in the heart of Nanjing, China marks the first EVEN Hotel in Asia and outside of the Americas. Since… Read the full press release

SITA: Technology is key to help airports and airlines safely resume operations

Flexible border solutions and low-touch experiences to aid compliance and confidence in travel Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (11 June 2020) sheds new light on how technology is helping airports and airlines safely resume operations and help implement new hygiene measures to… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund supports Covid-19 relief efforts of 15 Greater Manchester organisations

Funds pledged by Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund will help 15 organisations across Greater Manchester. A total of £21,714.68 has been allocated to groups for projects supporting communities affected by Covid-19, following a surge in applications to the Trust Fund. Donations follow inspirational effort by furloughed Manchester Airport staff, who have used their free time… Read the full press release

Covid-19 relief efforts: Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund supports five Wythenshawe organisations

Grants awarded as part of special round of funding to help communities through pandemic. Activity packs, cooking equipment and pedometers among items that will be bought using Airport cash. Donations follow volunteer support pledged by furloughed Manchester Airport staff, who have used their free time to help communities. Manchester, UK, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Grand Hyatt at SFO earns “Gold” certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program

On-airport hotel scores for access to transit, water efficiency, energy performance SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that its on-airport hotel, the Grand Hyatt at SFO, has earned “Gold” certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program developed by the U.S. Green… Read the full press release

SFO: Harvey Milk Terminal 1 recognized for healthy workplace environment

New CDC-led building certification recognizes healthy workplace environments SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has become the first airport terminal in the world to achieve Fitwel certification, a building rating system that provides guidelines on how to design and operate… Read the full press release

Fraport to source most of electricity used at Frankfurt Airport from wind power

Company maintains climate protection targets despite corona virus crisis Plans to source electricity from wind power Wind power alone to propel green electricity share to around 85 percent from 2025 Large photo voltaic system in construction on cargo hall Further projects planned Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Fraport AG plans… Read the full press release

Air France and KLM further adjust commercial policy for flight cancellations

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Air France and KLM have decided to further adjust their commercial policy for flight cancellations. Due to the latest developments on the global Covid-19 situation and the progressive lifting of the travel restrictions, Air France and KLM are gradually and carefully restoring their networks. In case of… Read the full press release

IATA calls on Government of the Czech Republic to provide financial relief to its aviation industry

Prague, Czech Republic, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Government of the Czech Republic to help air travel recover from the COVID-19 crisis by urgently providing financial relief to its aviation industry. IATA estimates that as a result of the collapse in air traffic due to… Read the full press release

IATA interactive world map provides travelers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations by country

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) introduced a free online interactive world map to provide travelers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations by country. The map relies on IATA’s Timatic database which contains comprehensive information on documentation required for international travel. To keep pace with the dynamic… Read the full press release

IATA figures show Qatar Airways’ operations account for 17.8% of international passenger traffic and 7.2% of air cargo capacity

Qatar Airways’ share of international traffic more than triple its nearest competitor in April  The airline’s over 1.3 billion RPKs in April was more than its next four competitors combined DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — New independent data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) clearly reaffirms Qatar Airways as the airline… Read the full press release

Ryanair will waive its flight change fee for all customers who book to travel in July & August

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline, today (Tues 9 June) announced it will waive its flight change fee for all customers who book to travel in July & August, allowing them to book their summer holidays with peace of mind in case their travel plans change. Ryanair… Read the full press release

Gulfstream Aerospace promotes Naveed Aziz to vice president and general manager of the Gulfstream Dallas facility

SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today (June 08, 2020) announced Naveed Aziz has been promoted to vice president and general manager of the Gulfstream Dallas facility. He will oversee service center operations and Gulfstream G280™ completions. He succeeds Robby Harless, who retires this month. “Naveed has been a valuable… Read the full press release

World of Hyatt welcomes members when they are ready to travel with the return of the Bonus Journeys global promotion

Loyalty members can look forward to the journeys ahead as they plan future travel while earning more points along the way CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (June 8, 2020), World of Hyatt announced it will welcome members when they are ready to travel with the return of the Bonus Journeys global promotion. As… Read the full press release

Swoop releases updated domestic schedule for summer

CALGARY, AB, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low fare airline, today (June 9, 2020) released an updated domestic schedule for summer with flights operating between July 1 – September 13, 2020. The announcement reaffirms the airline’s commitment to ensuring Canadians have access to affordable fares for essential travel now, and for domestic tourism when the… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Gatwick launches range of measures to protect the wellbeing and safety of both passengers and staff

Passenger and staff wellbeing and safety remains top priority at Gatwick as everyone travelling through the airport is required to wear a face covering within the terminals  Hand sanitiser stations, protective screens, regular deep cleaning and social distancing measures in place throughout the airport From 15 June operating hours will increase to 06:00-22:00 and North… Read the full press release

World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa members virtually meet to plan for recovery and resilience

Africa, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Recovery and resilience were the central themes as the members of the World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) met for the 63rd time today (9 JUN 20). Reflecting the extraordinary circumstances, the meeting was held virtually, bringing together Ministers of Tourism from across the region with representatives… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines enhances safety and well-being of guests and employees thru expanded Next-Level Care

New flyer health agreement to be required at check-in starting June 30; middle seats blocked and capped cabin seating extended through July 31 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (June 9, 2020) expanded Next-Level Care, the culmination of nearly 100 different measures put in place to enhance the safety and… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces recapitalisation plan

The plan will help maintain our competitiveness and operations amid unprecedented challenges to the global travel market Hong kong, China, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific today (June 9, 2020) announced a recapitalisation plan that will help it maintain its competitiveness and operations, while continuing its commitments to Hong Kong as an international… Read the full press release

Hyatt extends change and cancellation policy

Extending change and cancellation policy for stays through July 31, 2021 CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Guided by its purpose to care for people so they can be their best, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (June 3, 2020) announced an extension to its cancellation policy that will provide further flexibility as… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: The June edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available online

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The June edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. Now is the best time to rediscover Arkansas! With safety as a top concern of the summer, more… Read the full press release

Arkansas’ Fort Smith ranked No. 6 in WalletHub’s list of best cities for staycations

LITTLE ROCK, Ark, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Fort Smith, Ark. ranked No. 6 in WalletHub’s list of best cities for staycations, a vacation spent at home or nearby. Citing 2020 as a likely year for people to take a staycation, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities – including the 150 most populated U.S…. Read the full press release