SITA’s enhanced check-in and bag drop self-service solutions deployed with Ethiopian Airlines at Bole International Airport

SITA and Ethiopian Airlines partner to enhance the passenger experience with SITA Smart Path self-service and smarter check-in, pushing Africa to a safer future of travel Addis Ababa, 2021-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA has announced a new technology deployment offering passengers enhanced check-in and bag drop self-services with Ethiopian Airlines at Bole International… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomes Contour Airlines’ daily nonstop flights to Nashville, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee

Regional airline brings three new nonstop flights and signs of economic recovery INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2021-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Good news landed at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) today (July 28, 2021) as Contour Airlines announced it will become the second airline this year to kick-off operations out of Indy, beginning this fall with… Read the full press release

easyJet offers free access to Mizzi Mozzi language-learning ebooks onboard

London, UK, 2021-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet is offering free access to Mizzi Mozzi language-learning ebooks onboard its entire network after uncovering that 82% of British parents are concerned their children have missed out on exposur… LEARNING THE LOCAL LINGO AT 35,000 FEET! British parents admit to being worried that foreign travel restrictions… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines names Toni Freeberg managing director of sales

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has named 34-year airline veteran Toni Freeberg managing director of sales effective immediately. Freeberg assumes the role currently held by Mark Bocchi, who will retire from Alaska Airlines in October after 40 years. In her new role, Freeberg will set the strategy and oversee corporate and specialty sales,… Read the full press release

flydubai resumes three-times weekly service to Hargeisa Egal International Airport

The Dubai-based carrier to operate a three-times weekly service to Hargeisa in Somaliland from 10 August growing its network in Africa to 12 points in nine countries Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced today (July 27, 2021) the start of its three-times weekly service to Hargeisa Egal International… Read the full press release

Gerry’s dnata wins award for achieving the highest safety standards in Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan, 2021-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Gerry’s dnata, Pakistan’s largest ground services provider, has won a prestigious award for achieving the highest safety standards. The company has been recognised for its industry-leading health & safety risk assessment and control procedures at the 7th International Environment, Health & Safety Awards. Syed Haris Raza, vice… Read the full press release

Boeing selected to provide pilot training solutions for United Aviate Academy

Boeing’s pilot training solutions include initial cadet assessment materials, Jeppesen Academy digital courseware, Jeppesen electronic charts, ForeFlight mobile solutions and pilot supplies Boeing presents cadet with scholarship to attend United Aviate Academy OSHKOSH, Wis., 2021-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — United Aviate Academy has selected Boeing (NYSE:BA) to provide a comprehensive suite of training tools,… Read the full press release

Aegean Airlines relocates to Manchester Airport’s new-look ‘super-terminal’

Greek airline will now operate from Terminal Two starting on Tuesday (27th July) World Duty Free Express unit now open in Terminal Two Departures, with Pret-a-Manger and Starbucks in Arrivals slated for opening in early August To see the new Terminal Two check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rTvzbc7VEY Manchester, UK, 2021-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Aegean Airlines… Read the full press release

Training program launch: The IATA – UNIGE Certificate of Advanced Studies in Environmental Sustainability in Aviation

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an environmental sustainability training program together with the University of Geneva (UNIGE). While sustainability has played an important role in the industry for many years, it is a key priority as the sector rebuilds from the effects of the… Read the full press release

Aviation decarbonisation projects supported by British Airways shortlisted for Government funding

Eight projects have been shortlisted for funding by the Department for Transport’s Green Fuels, Green Skies competition – part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, announced in November 2020  The grants will drive meaningful progress towards the development of sustainable aviation fuel plants in the UK and the decarbonization of the aviation industry  Projects… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines now offers its everyday low-fares within Sabre, Travelport, and Amadeus

Southwest Airlines now offers its everyday low-fares within all three major global distribution systems including Sabre, Travelport, and Amadeus DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (“Company”) today (Jul 26, 2021) began offering flights for sale within Sabre’s global distribution system (GDS), the leading corporate booking channel in the US…. Read the full press release

Worldwide Flight Services and LATAM Airlines extends cargo handling contract at Barcelona Airport

LATAM Airlines has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a cargo handling contract extension at Barcelona Airport. PARIS, FRANCE, 2021-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Having initially appointed WFS in Barcelona in 2018, LATAM has now signed a new three-year agreement for WFS to handle cargo onboard its Boeing 767 operations, carrying import and export shipments… Read the full press release

803,589 passengers traveled through Kansas City International Airport in June 2021, 234 percent up vs June 2020

Kansas City, MO, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that during June, 803,589 passengers traveled through Kansas City International Airport. This was an increase of 233.9 percent compared to June 2020. By comparison, the June 2021 passenger count was 28.1 percent less than June 2019. Year-to-date,… Read the full press release

JetBlue new flights to Boston and New York from Kansas City (MCI) to start on March 27, 2022

Kansas City, MO, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — In April, JetBlue announced its intent to begin serving Kansas City. It is now official and Kansas City will have a new airline in March, 2022. Today (7/20/2021) JetBlue published flight schedules and began selling tickets for their new nonstop service between Kansas City International Airport… Read the full press release

KLM: all necessary COVID-19 travel documents can be checked in advance with the airline’s new service COVID-19 check | Upload@Home

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM customers travelling to a selected number of destinations can now have the necessary COVID-19 travel documents checked in advance. KLM’s COVID-19 check | Upload@Home is a new service that allows customers to travel well-prepared and smoothly. KLM understands that travelling with all the COVID-19-related requirements can… Read the full press release

Summer 2022: TUI will increase its frequency of flights to over six destinations from Bristol Airport

Increased flying to over six destinations from Bristol Airport Reintroduced route to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from Bristol Airport London, UK, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI UK announces the expansion of its holiday programme for summer 2022 from Bristol Airport with the reintroduction of flights to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and increased flying… Read the full press release

Convenient COVID-19 testing service now available at Bristol Airport

London, UK, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Katalyst Laboratories has partnered with Nuffield Health and Bristol Airport to offer a convenient COVID-19 testing service located at the airport. All tests are analysed at the on-site laboratory run by Nuffield Health with tests provided by Katalyst Laboratories, a government authorised distributor of SARS-CoV-2 rapid testing… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport unveils major five-year digital transformation programme

The investment includes Amazon Alexa functionality – a first for any airport in Northern Ireland Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a six-figure investment, George Best Belfast City Airport has launched a major five-year, digital transformation programme aimed at enhancing the customer experience. The first phase of the innovative programme, accelerated… Read the full press release

10 new concession agreements at O’Hare International Airport to offer passengers with a variety of new low touch amenities

Chicago, IL, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — At City Council today (July 21, 2021), Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot introduced an ordinance providing for 10 new concession agreements at O’Hare International Airport. The agreements follow a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) issued in July 2020 to provide passengers with a variety of new low touch… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific successfully trials the Commons Project’s CommonPass app on two live flights between Hong Kong and Singapore

Moving a step closer to hassle-free international air travel Hong Kong, China, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific continues to demonstrate the viability of digital health passes by successfully conducting two live flight trials involving volunteer customers travelling between Hong Kong and Singapore using The Commons Project’s CommonPass app earlier this month. The… Read the full press release

Travel to quarantine-free destinations with Emirates

Airline flying close to 40 popular quarantine-free destinations Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers who have procrastinated making plans for the summer or who are still pondering where to take their long-awaited holiday now have the opportunity to book travel to quarantine-free destinations with Emirates. Customers can book their summer holiday with… Read the full press release

Emirates launches first passenger flight to Miami

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has taken off to Miami, marking the airline’s first passenger flight to the coastal metropolis, its second point in Florida, and the airline’s first new destination launched since the pandemic. Emirates flight EK213 departed at 0310hrs local time this morning. The new four times a week service to… Read the full press release

British Airways’ new interactive map lets customers check travel restrictions and entry requirements of any destination

London, UK, 2021-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers can now check the travel restrictions and entry requirements of any destination the airline flies to on a new interactive map on ba.com. The new page is in partnership with global tech company Sherpa, who has developed an online tool that provides travellers with the latest… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport welcomes Ryanair’s services to Ibiza, Valencia, and Milan

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Flights to Ibiza, Valencia, and Milan have taken off this weekend from George Best Belfast City Airport with Ryanair. The flights, which will connect passengers with popular European sunshine destinations, complete Ryanair’s portfolio of routes from Belfast City Airport, with services to Alicante, Barcelona, Faro, Malaga,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways named Airline of the Year 2021 by AirlineRatings

AirlineRatings ‘Airline of the Year’ awards acknowledge the best in aviation Qatar Airways has won Airline of the Year, Best Middle East Airline, Best Catering and Best Business Class DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has been named Airline of the Year 2021 by AirlineRatings. The airline has also clinched the… Read the full press release

Ryanair to operate new service to Gran Canaria from Shannon Airport

Shannon, Ireland, 2021-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Group, who operate Shannon Airport, has welcomed the announcement by Ryanair of a new service to Gran Canaria (Las Palmas). The new service starts on 7th August and will operate once a week until the end of October. This is the third new service announcement for… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Brussels Airlines, airBaltic and Ethiopian Airlines to move into Manchester Airport’s new-look Terminal Two

Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Brussels Airlines, airBaltic and Ethiopian Airlines to move this week after successful launches from Jet2.com, TUI and Singapore Airlines Flagship Terminal Two extension opened last week M&S and Accessorize to welcome first customers this week Passengers recommended to check their terminal and check latest guidance before travelling To see highlights from… Read the full press release

SJC welcomes Delta’s returning service to Minneapolis-St. Paul

Silicon Valley and Twin Cities Reconnected with Nonstop Flights San José, Calif., 2021-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Officials at Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) today (July 19, 2021) announce the return of nonstop service to Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). The flight operates four times weekly, on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus ready to reunite families and friends as Ireland lifts ban on non-essential travel

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Teams across Aer Lingus are welcoming customers back to the airport and back on-board as the ban on non-essential travel is lifted today and following the delivery of almost 2 million EU Digital Covid Certificates in the last week. After a 16 month period of applying the… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Canadian government to further ease border restrictions

Montreal, Canada, 2021-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes today’s (19 July 2021) decision by the government of Canada to further ease border restrictions for fully vaccinated* passengers. Eligible US citizens and permanent US residents arriving from the US will be permitted to enter Canada as of 9 August and… Read the full press release