Boeing granted permission to build a new aircraft hangar at Gatwick Airport

Crawley Borough Council approves Boeing plan to build hangar at Gatwick Multi-million pound development will support more than 100 jobs at the airport Facility will open in early 2019 to support Gatwick’s long and short haul fleets London, 2017-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing’s proposed plan with Gatwick Airport to build a new aircraft hangar… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces new benefit for its Club 49 members

Club 49 members can now ship 100 pounds of cargo for $10 within 24 hours of travel ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2017-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today announced a new benefit for members of its Club 49 program. The new perk,  dubbed “Freight for Less,” enables members to save up to 90 percent when… Read the full press release

Cruise Lines International Association opens enrollment for its 2018 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership programs

Washington, DC, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened enrollment for its 2018 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership (IAM) programs. CLIA Membership elevates the credibility and reputation of agencies and their individual agents within the travel industry and is built to help members navigate the cruise industry,… Read the full press release

Wizz Air files an application for UK Air Operator’s Certificate and and Operating Licence

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air UK Limited (“Wizz Air UK”), a fully owned and controlled subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings Plc (the “Company” or “Wizz Air”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announces that it has filed an application for the grant of an Air Operator’s Certificate (“AOC”)… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport announces new JetSuiteX jet service between Bay Area and Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport

Oakland, CA, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) and JetSuiteX announce today (October 12, 2017) commencement of new daily jet service between the heart of the Bay Area and Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport starting in mid-November. JetSuiteX will offer a private air travel experience to Bay Area travelers heading to or from the… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation strengthens its presence in Mexico by expanding partnership with Aerolineas Ejecutivas

Textron Aviation strengthens its presence in Mexico by expanding partnership with Aerolineas Ejecutivas   LAS VEGAS, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is strengthening its presence in Mexico by expanding channel partner Aerolineas Ejecutivas’ role to include new aircraft sales and service for its full jet and turboprop… Read the full press release

Bombardier delivers final train for one of the world’s largest INNOVIA Metro fleets

Bombardier delivers final train for one of the world’s largest INNOVIA Metro fleets   Fleet of 14 four-car INNOVIA Metro 300 trains ordered in 2012 are already increasing transport and capacity ridership in the Malaysian capital The final train, for one of the world’s largest INNOVIA Metro fleets, was handed over on October 11 Berlin, Canada,… Read the full press release

Bombardier to host 21st edition of Safety Standdown USA, October 31- November 2, 2017 in Wichita, Kansas

Bombardier demonstrates industry leadership through Safety Standdown program A pillar in the aviation community, Safety Standdown promotes safety culture, continuing education and professionalism in aviation Premier aviation safety seminar open to all aircraft operators free of charge      More than 10 new workshops to cover a range of topics linked to theme of ‘Intentionally Safe’… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide® appoints Justin Pateman as CFO and Wen De Tam as head of investment and asset management

LOS ANGELES, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide®, the global leader in furnished and serviced apartments, is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Pateman as chief financial officer and Wen De Tam as head of investment and asset management. Bringing along their strong expertise to the executive team of the company, Pateman… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group shares highlights from its 2017 Responsible Business Action Month activities around the world

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group shares highlights from its 2017 Responsible Business Action Month activities around the world   BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today (16 Oct 2017) shared the highlights from its 2017 Responsible Business Action Month activities around… Read the full press release

Homewood Suites by Hilton opens its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton San Jose North

Homewood Suites by Hilton opens its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton San Jose North   SAN JOSE NORTH, Calif. and MCLEAN, Va., 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton‘s (NYSE: HLT) All Suites portfolio, announced today (October 16, 2017) its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton San Jose North.  Designed for guests… Read the full press release

Stagecoach has 12 finalists at the 2017 UK Bus Awards

Transport group has 12 finalists at national awards Three Stagecoach employees in the running for top awards Finalists in categories covering bus and the community, unsung heroes and young manager of the year Perth, Scotland, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Transport operator Stagecoach is in the running for a host of top honours at… Read the full press release

NBAA honors Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger for speaking out against the controversial concept of air traffic control privatization

Las Vegas, NV, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) this week presented hero-pilot Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger with the association’s American Spirit Award, for speaking out in opposition to the highly controversial concept of air traffic control (ATC) privatization. “We know that when an American hero and aviation expert with… Read the full press release

Duetto to implement its cloud solutions to the 11 H.n.h hotels currently operating in Italy

Venice, Italy, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Duetto, the hospitality industry’s leader in Revenue Strategy technology, has partnered with H.n.h. Hotels & Resorts S.p.A., one of the most important independent players in the Italian hospitality industry, to implement the firm’s cloud solutions to the 11 H.n.h hotels currently operating in Italy.  Duetto will also boost… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces Wilson James as its preferred supplier of Special Assistance Services

New preferred provider will deliver high quality service for passengers through investment in people, training and equipment Decision made by Gatwick and partners including Airline Operators Committee and public experts on the airport’s Passenger Advisory Group Staff from existing supplier expected to transfer to the new provider Gatwick and its airlines have defined new improved… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces plans to launch new service to Hawaii in 2018

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Oct 11, 2017) shared plans to begin selling tickets in 2018 for service to Hawaii and also announced its intention to launch an application process for Federal Aviation Administration authorization for Extended Operations (ETOPS). Service details are to be announced at a later date. “A… Read the full press release

Qantas and Emirates announce additional network changes under their joint partnership

Airlines apply to regulators to extend partnership until 2023 Submission includes adjustments to trans-Tasman services Co-ordinated route changes improve connectivity and schedule choice across combined network SYDNEY, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Emirates today (11TH OCTOBER 2017 ) announce additional network changes under the joint partnership which provide customers with greater year… Read the full press release

Qantas to power Los Angeles based aircraft with biofuel from 2020

SYDNEY, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today announced its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020, reducing the airline’s carbon emissions on its services operating between the US and Australia. Over the next ten years, the airline will purchase eight million gallons (30 million litres) of renewable jet… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the groundbreaking of the Cambria Hotel South Boston

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, along with developer City Point Capital, announced the groundbreaking of the Cambria Hotel South Boston. Located at 6 West Broadway, the 159-room property is expected to open in 2019. The Cambria Hotel South Boston is conveniently located right outside… Read the full press release

Bost Interior Design recognized for its work at the Steigenberger Hotel Bad Homburg

Bost Interior Design recognized for its work at the Steigenberger Hotel Bad Homburg   Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The architectural firm Bost Interior Design GmbH & Co. KG formally received a 2017 Iconic Award during last week’s Expo Real Trade Fair in Munich. The prize was awarded in the… Read the full press release

IHG to develop a new Holiday Inn & Suites in Dubai Business Bay

Strengthens presence in the Business Bay Area with four upcoming hotels across three other brands Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Kingston Holdings International Limited to develop a new Holiday Inn & Suites in Dubai… Read the full press release

IHG announces the opening of the InterContinental® Los Angeles Downtown hotel

IHG announces the opening of the InterContinental® Los Angeles Downtown hotel   Denham, United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, proudly announces the opening of the InterContinental® Los Angeles Downtown hotel. As the tallest building west of Chicago, the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel forever elevates the… Read the full press release

British Airways welcomes more than 1,000 students as part of Work Experience Month 2017

British Airways welcomes more than 1,000 students as part of Work Experience Month 2017   London, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is welcoming more than 1,000 students as part of Work Experience Month 2017. Students will get to experience the airline’s world class facilities and speak to colleagues at its engineering bases… Read the full press release

British Airways announces double Avios offer on all flights across its network

British Airways announces double Avios offer on all flights across its network   London, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways Executive Club Members can earn double the number of Avios than usual when buying flights across the airline’s network between October 11 and December 31, 2017 for travel within the same period. The… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association renews its partnership with STR

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region, has renewed its preferred partnership and STR, a data benchmarking and analytics specialist. “PATA is pleased to renew its partnership with STR,” said… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo takes delivery of its thirteenth Boeing 777 freighter

Award-winning cargo carrier recently welcomed its thirteenth Boeing 777F and its first Boeing 747-8F as part of its global expansion strategy DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo has taken delivery of its thirteenth Boeing 777 freighter at its home base at Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA). Continuing its trajectory of rapid growth… Read the full press release

Hyatt to open six new hotels in Africa by 2020

CHICAGO, 2017-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels & Resorts today announced that Hyatt expects to double the number of Hyatt hotels in Africa, with six new hotels expected to open by 2020. The developments are expected to see the Hyatt brand enter four new countries on the African continent and are expected to create… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Chief Operating Officer, Normand Boivin to leave; Derek Provan appointed Interim

LONDON, 2017-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — After six successful years at Heathrow, Chief Operating Officer, Normand Boivin has chosen to leave the business for personal reasons. Since joining Heathrow in 2011, Boivin has led step changes in the way the airport operates and transformed the resilience of its operation. Before he joined Heathrow as COO, Boivin was… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company awarded Bahrain International Airport’s advertising contract to JCDecaux

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2017-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), and the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, awarded the airport’s much coveted advertising contract to JCDecaux, the largest outdoor advertising company in the world. The French-based company was awarded the milestone contract following a… Read the full press release

Hundreds of Monarch employees could find employment with easyJet

The airline’s largest recruitment drive means hundreds of Monarch employees could find employment with easyJet LONDON, 2017-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has today reached out to Monarch employees to encourage them to apply. As part of the airline’s latest and largest ever recruitment, there are still opportunities for 100 cabin crew in Luton, 400… Read the full press release