Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority implement digital verification of traveller medical records for COVID-19 testing and vaccination

Dubai to become one of the world’s first cities to implement digital verification of passenger medical records relating to COVID-19 testing and vaccination Dubai, UAE, 2021-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) today (25 February 2021) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to position Dubai as one… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines to start services from Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport

Spirit to offer More Go, great service and signature low fares stretching from California to Florida LOUISVILLE, Ky., 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — America’s Gateway to the South will be bright yellow, now that Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is on the way. Today (Feb. 23, 2021) the airline announced plans to add Louisville—one of the… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines becomes the only airline serving Los Angeles nonstop from Milwaukee

Spirit Airlines adds new nonstop routes serving Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Orlando MILWAUKEE, Wis., 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) today (Feb. 24, 2021) announced that Milwaukee is getting More Go on June 24, when the airline’s yellow and black planes start taking off from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE). Spirit… Read the full press release

British Airways launches Select and Select Pro refundable fares

London, UK, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (24 February, 2021) launched two new fare brands for its trade customers, which offer refundable options and enhanced flexibility. Select and Select Pro are both refundable fares, which will give customers the flexibility to cancel a flight and claim a full or partial… Read the full press release

Pfizer, DHL Global Forwarding Japan and All Nippon Airways start COVID-19 vaccines distribution

Joint partnership for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer, DHL Global Forwarding Japan and ANA shows the strength of each company’s goods and services across the global network. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Pfizer Inc. (hereinafter “Pfizer”), DHL Global Forwarding Japan (hereinafter “DHL”) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) has commenced distribution… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways temporarily changes flight frequency to select cities due to the impact of COVID-19

Starting on April 1, the flight schedule for the Tokyo Narita = Kuala Lumpur route will be changed. From April 19, ANA will resume daily operation of the Tokyo Narita = Manila route, while the flight schedule for the Tokyo Haneda = Washington D.C. and Tokyo Haneda = Houston routes will be changed. TOKYO, JAPAN,… Read the full press release

Greater Toronto Airports Authority announces new COVID-19 PCR and antigen testing research program at Toronto Pearson

Research will explore the efficiency of rapid PCR and antigen testing, with eligible airport workers and passengers who volunteer to receive COVID-19 testing TORONTO, CANADA, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) continued its leadership in supporting COVID-19 testing research today (February 22, 2021), when it announced a robust new… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group makes travel easier during the pandemic by integrating Covid-19 test results into digital travel chain

Offer initially on Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul and from Newark to Frankfurt and Munich In the course of March extension to SWISS flights from Newark to Zurich Test certificates can be sent via a contact form starting 72 hours before departure Customers receive confirmation by e-mail in advance that certificates meet entry requirements… Read the full press release

Vistara inaugurates non-stop flights between Delhi and Frankfurt

Delhi, India, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata  Group and Singapore Airlines, today (18 February 2021) inaugurated its non-stop flights between Delhi and Frankfurt, under the travel bubble agreement between India and Germany. The inaugural flight, operated by Vistara’s brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, departed… Read the full press release

Emirates announces resumption of daily services to Newark via Athens

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced it will resume daily services to Newark via Athens from 1st June 2021. The resumed flight will provide global travellers with another access point to the popular New York Metropolitan area, serving the large Greek-American community in the United States while offering a convenient… Read the full press release

Emirates operates flight with fully vaccinated frontline teams

EK215 to Los Angeles supported by over 70 vaccinated frontline team members across the operational spectrum Close to 26,000 of Emirates Group’s frontline aviation workforce already vaccinated with two doses DUBAI, UAE, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Honouring its commitment to the health and safety of its employees and customers, Emirates today has become… Read the full press release

Wizz Air handles refund requests within just a week through its automated refund process

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and greenest airline*, reveals that its automated refund process handles 95% of cash conversion refund requests within just a week. Wizz Air launched its automated refund process last May to deal with the unprecedented scale of cancellations resulting from the ongoing Covid-19… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways is the Official Airline of UEFA EURO 2020™

Taking place from 11 June – 11 July 2021, Qatar Airways will be the Official Airline for the summer football tournament DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to announce that it will join The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) as partner of the UEFA EURO 2020™, with the… Read the full press release

Shufti Pro Launches Digital COVID Pass for the Revival of Travel and Tourism

LONDON, UK, 2021-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Shufti Pro, an AI-powered identity verification service provider aids the travel and tourism industry by launching Digital COVID Pass for accurate COVID-PCR test verification. The travel and tourism industry has drastically fallen with the spread of the virus. New travel restrictions around the world have made matters… Read the full press release

Heathrow successfully pitched two carbon-cutting concepts to Innovate UK’s Future Flight Challenge

The forward-thinking concepts could support efforts to level up and build back better, in the year the UK hosts the COP26 climate change conference Challenge aims to safeguard the UK’s advantage in aerospace R&D, reduce costs, cut emissions and create an economic boost from new forms of mobility Heathrow will work with cross-sector consortium to… Read the full press release

Emirates to offer travel trade partners exclusive rich content and services through its NDC platform

Airline is first in its region to offer travel trade partners bespoke products and services, including rich content and differentiated pricing, through its NDC platform from 01 July 2021 Dubai, UAE, 2021-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will offer exclusive rich content and services for travel agent partners on its NDC-enabled direct connect platform,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to launch 100% Zero-Touch technology for its award-winning Oryx One in-flight entertainment system

Passengers travelling on board the airline’s Airbus A350 fleet will soon be able to access the award-winning Oryx One in-flight entertainment system through their own personal electronic devices, minimising the risk of COVID-19 The award-winning airline will also become the first airline in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa to offer passengers the option… Read the full press release

KLM starts shipment of Covid-19 vaccines to the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (16 February 2021) saw the first flight from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Bonaire and Aruba carrying a shipment of Covid-19 vaccines destined for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is the first of several shipments that will deliver the vaccines to the… Read the full press release

British Airways partners with Dettol to help keep customers and colleagues safe

British Airways and Dettol partner to offer customers a range of Dettol products in the air and on the ground The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine supports the partnership   London, UK, 2021-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (16 February 2021) announced it will be partnering with trusted and… Read the full press release

dnata further enhances its pharma handling capabilities globally with new high-tech ‘cool dollies’ to its Australian cargo fleet

Four new, high-tech cool dollies ensure safe and seamless transportation of temperature-sensitive goods at Sydney and Melbourne airports Sydney/Melbourne, Australia, 2021-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata continues to invest in leading-edge equipment to further enhance its pharma handling capabilities globally. The company has added four high-tech ‘cool dollies’ to its Australian cargo fleet, becoming the first… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport partners with Rako Science for highly accurate saliva test for COVID-19

Auckland, New Zealand, 2021-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has joined forces with a Kiwi business deploying a non-invasive, fast-turnaround, accurate saliva test for COVID-19. Rako Science has established COVID-19 surveillance testing in New Zealand using the SHIELD saliva test developed at the University of Illinois. They are now operating a collection site… Read the full press release

SAS to power its new A320neo fleet with CFM International LEAP-1A engines

Stockholm, Sweden, 2021-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS has selected CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 35 A320neo family aircraft ordered in 2018. This agreement also includes eight spare engines. In addition, SAS has signed with CFM a Rate-Per-Flight-Hour (RPFH) support agreement to cover its new fleet of LEAP-1A engines,… Read the full press release

SITA helps Bahrain International Airport enhance operational efficiency to meet new standards required during COVID-19

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain International Airport’s new Passenger Terminal includes SITA Smart Path biometrics, SITA Flex, and a sophisticated airport management system. Backed by SITA’s state-of-the-art technology, Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) newly opened Passenger Terminal is better prepared to respond to the changing demands of travel during the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read the full press release

AeroLogic implements SITA eWAS Pilot weather monitoring solution

Pilots receive real-time weather and flight optimization information with SITA’s eWAS Pilot to fly safer, more cost and time-efficient routes Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — AeroLogic has become the first European cargo airline to implement the SITA eWAS Pilot weather monitoring solution, minimizing the associated cost of weather-related flight disruption. Weather phenomena are a… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes Allegiant’s new nonstop route to Key West, Florida

HEBRON, Ky., 2021-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (Feb. 9, 2021) announces a new nonstop route to Key West, Fla. via Key West International Airport (EYW) from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) beginning June 9, 2021. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $59.*… Read the full press release

CVG offers On-site rapid COVID-19 testing thru Skyology Lab partnership

ERLANGER, Ky., 2021-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ —The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is partnering with Skyology Lab, a local leader in rapid result PCR/Antigen/Antibody testing to allow travelers and the general public to obtain COVID-19 test results in 35 minutes at the airport. The testing site is now open, located in CVG’s Terminal to the left side… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines awarded certified Platinum status in new health safety audit

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying recognized Spirit Airlines with certified Platinum status in new health safety audit.   MIRAMAR, Fla., 2021-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) was awarded Platinum status by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Health Safety initiative powered by SimpliFlying for the airline’s efforts in ensuring the highest standards of… Read the full press release

Blue Islands becomes the Official Airline Partner of Jersey Reds

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2021-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Blue Islands has become the Official Airline Partner of Jersey Reds for the current season, working with the rugby club in helping the 1st team squad fly to forthcoming fixtures in the Greene King IPA Championship. The 2020/21 Championship season has been delayed as a… Read the full press release

British Airways announces partnership with LanzaJet to power future flights with sustainable aviation fuel

British Airways is investing in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) technology provider and SAF producer LanzaJet as the company builds its first commercial scale plant in Georgia, USA British Airways will purchase SAF from LanzaJet’s US plant to power a number of the airline’s flights from late 2022 Deal also involves LanzaJet conducting early stage planning… Read the full press release

Oman Air names Madina Al Balushi as Country Manager, Bahrain and Najma Al Naamani as Sales Manager, Sri Lanka

Muscat, Oman, 2021-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, announced the appointment of Mrs. Madina Al Balushi as Country Manager, Bahrain and Ms. Najma Al Naamani as Sales Manager, Sri Lanka. Both will represent Oman Air in the Kingdom of Bahrain and Republic of Sri Lanka after… Read the full press release