FACE-UP competition: IATA calls on graduates to present their thesis on air transport logistics

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched FACE-UP –  a competition for recent graduates to present their thesis at the 2018 World Cargo Symposium(WCS) in Dallas, USA. To be eligible, graduates must have a thesis topic about air transport logistics (e.g. air cargo, supply chain management, mobility, IT… Read the full press release

dnata to provide ground handling services at John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 4

New partner dnata will provide T4 airlines with superior ground handling services Dubai, UAE, 2017-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ —  JFKIAT, LLC. – the company that operates Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport – recently announced it has entered into an agreement with dnata, one of the world’s largest air-services organizations, to provide… Read the full press release

IATA and Airlines for America launch campaign on baggage tracking

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America(A4A), have launched a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking with the goal of reducing mishandled bags in addition to increasing efficiency in baggage operations. Annually, more than 4 billion bags are carried by airlines globally. Less than 0.43… 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

Аeroflot marks 15th year anniversary of its cargo operations in Europe

Moscow, Russia, 2017-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Аeroflot marked 15 years of cargo operations in Europe with a gala celebration at its Regional Cargo Representation (RCR) in Germany for business partners and industry media. Festivities at the historic town of Traben-Trarbach were led by Oleg Korolev, Director of Aeroflot’s Cargo Department. Senior representatives from Aeroflot’s… Read the full press release

Family Travel Made Easy with On Demand Baby Equipment Rental Marketplace

Hopnswap’s rental community connects local parents and caregivers with traveling families in need of baby equipment. Washington D.C., 2017-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — An easier way to rent safe and affordable baby equipment has launched in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia just in time for summer vacation planning. Hopnswap, an online baby equipment… Read the full press release

SIA Cargo to become the ‘Cargo Division’ of Singapore Airlines

Singapore, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) wholly-owned subsidiary, SIA Cargo, is to be re-integrated as a Division within SIA, in a move intended to improve efficiency through greater synergy with the wider SIA Group. The re-integration is expected to be completed in the first half of 2018, when SIA Cargo will… Read the full press release

SAA Cargo voted Best Cargo Airline-Africa by the readers of Air Cargo News

Johannesburg, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) is proud to have bagged another international award within a short space of time at the 2017 Air Cargo Airline of the Year awards hosted by Air Cargo News.  SAA Cargo was voted Best Cargo Airline-Africa by the readers of Air Cargo News…. Read the full press release

14% Increase in Global Air Freight Demand in March

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released March 2017 demand growth results for global air freight markets showing a 14% expansion measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) compared to the same period last year. This was the fastest pace of growth recorded since October 2010. Freight capacity, measured… Read the full press release

Swissport renews multiple years agreement with easyJet

Switzerland, 2017-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport provides easyJet with comprehensive ground handling services including passenger and ramp handling, baggage services, operations coordination and load control. The renewal of this multiple years agreement with easyJet followed a rigorous selection process and is the result of a well established mutual cooperation between easyJet and Swissport. The… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753

Qatar Airways Meets Requirements One Year In Advance Doha, Qatar, 2017-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the world to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA). The resolution requires the airline to track every piece… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s Gift Guide for Mother’s Day

Liverpool, UK, 2017-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Whether it’s a luxurious bottle of champagne, her favourite skin care product or a meaningful piece of jewellery, spoil mum this Mother’s Day with the best gifts at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA). The Beauty Queen We all know mums deserve to be pampered, so why not treat… Read the full press release

Philippines’ Cebu Pacific announces additional free 25 kilograms baggage allowance to passengers from Middle East travelling to Manila

Pasay City, Philippines, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — ​The Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), has announced a special promo exclusively for our valued guests in the Middle East. Starting February 13 to March 15, 2017, all passengers originating from Doha, Dubai, Kuwait and Riyadh travelling to Manila with pre-purchased baggage allowance of 40… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways introduces new range of luxurious Giorgio Armani Fragrances and Beauty amenity kits to First Class passengers

DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways, in partnership with Giorgio Armani, has today (17 Oct 2016) launched its newly designed range of luxurious Giorgio Armani Fragrances and Beauty amenity kits, available to First Class passengers on select A380 flights. Designed exclusively for Qatar Airways, the First Class amenity kits are designed in timeless… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launched new online system for passengers who wish to print their own baggage tags before arrival at the airport

Innovative online system enables customers to print their own baggage tag before arrival at the airport to speed up the check-in process Qatar Airways is the first within the region to implement the online system on international destinations Doha, QATAR, 2014-6-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has developed an innovative new online system for passengers… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport announced new rules for liquids in carry-on luggage during 2014 XXII Winter Olympics and XI Winter Paralympics in Sochi

Moscow, Russia, 2014-1-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — According to a decree issued by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, several changes now apply to the rules of pre-flight and post-flight inspection as of January 11, 2013. One of them prohibits the transportation of all kinds of liquids in carry-on luggage for flights departing from airports located in the Russian Federation. This measure is aimed at ensuring the protection of civil aviation facilities against unlawful… Read the full press release

Attractive 50 kgs baggage fare on Islamabad and Peshawar offered by RAK Airways

Ras al Khaimah, UAE, 2013-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — RAK Airways offers attractive 50 kgs baggage on sectors Islamabad and Peshawar from 26 November to 12 December 2013, from Ras Al Khaimah to the advised destinations facilitating holiday travelers from UAE with bonus baggage allowance. RAK Airways is the only full service carrier from the Northern Emirates of… Read the full press release

Iberia honored for its MyBagTag innovative baggage tags on-line service

Wins “Future Travel Experience” award for “Best customer experience innovation” in check-in category. First airline to win award for two consecutive years –it won last year for its “Ágora” Project Award follows IATA recognition in July of Iberia’s MyBagTag service MyBagTag allows customer to download and print luggage tags when checking in on line, speeding… Read the full press release

Wizz Air baggage tips and policies for the summer holidays

TRAVEL TIPS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR BAGGAGE 2013-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wizz Air today reminded customers to travel smart & light by choosing the best baggage options available before traveling to the airport. The right choice of bags to take along for the summer holidays can result in savings for the passenger, better onboard… Read the full press release

Excess Baggage Company to join Heathrow’s Terminal 2 when it opens in 2014

New shops and left luggage facilities to enhance the retail offer at the UK’s newest terminal 2013-07-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — When Heathrow’s Terminal 2 : The Queen’s Terminal opens in summer 2014, two new outlets from Excess Baggage Company will be among the offers at the new development. In the departures area, a bright and contemporary… Read the full press release

Iberia, primera aerolínea del mundo que permite a sus clientes emitir la etiqueta del equipaje desde su web

Este nuevo servicio, denominado MyBagTag, agiliza la facturación, supone mayor comodidad para el cliente y le permite ahorrar tiempo en el aeropuerto. El servicio MyBagTag se ofrecerá en los vuelos punto a punto con origen / destino España y, próximamente, se extenderá a destinos europeos e internacionales. MyBagTag es una iniciativa del proyecto Ágora de Iberia, cuyo objetivo es… Read the full press release

London City Airport found that its passengers fall into five packing personalities

2013-07-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Would you be proud to show the inside of your suitcase or would you burn up with embarrassment?  London City Airport has found that its passengers fall into five packing personalities. The Kitchen Sink Packer – Can’t decide what to pack, dreads the thought of being caught without an essential item, so packs… Read the full press release

Loews Regency Hotel Announces Partnership with Renowned Hairstylist Julien Farel

Landmark Hotel Redefines Luxury Salon and Spa Experience New York, NY, 2013-03-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jonathan Tisch, Chairman of Loews Hotels & Resorts, today announced a partnership with renowned hairstylist Julien Farel to incorporate a state-of-the-art flagship salon at the renovated Loews Regency Hotel in New York City. Set to open fall 2013, the relocated Julien… Read the full press release

More than five million bags departed from Helsinki Airport

2013-02-08 — /travelprnews.com/ —  15 million passengers passed through Helsinki Airport last year. Did you know how many bags passed via Finavia’s baggage handling center? In 2012, a total of 5,093,561 bags departed from Helsinki airport. This includes the bags of departing and transfer passengers, and the bags were transported in the hold. The figures do… Read the full press release

GBTA Applauds Delta’s Postponement of Clarified Baggage Check Policy

Alexandria, VA, 2013-01-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — GBTA applauds Delta Air Lines’  (Delta) recent decision to postpone implementation of their baggage check process when traveling on separate tickets. “GBTA welcomes Delta’s decision to postpone their new checked baggage policy.  With the postponement of this decision, it ensures that Delta’s business travelers’ baggage will arrive at their final… Read the full press release

BA Bag Drop Takes Just 24 Seconds at London City Airport

BA bag drop assistant, demonstrating process.

2013-01-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — London City Airport [LCY] and British Airways are expanding self-bag-tagging facilities for passengers checking in via self-service kiosks, following a successful trial last year. Passengers departing from LCY can use kiosks situated in the main concourse area to print their own baggage tags, affix them to their luggage and take it to… Read the full press release


Toronto — 2012-12-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — One of the busiest travel weeks of the year has begun at Toronto Pearson. The airport is expecting to welcome approximately 105,000 guests on Friday which will be the busiest day of this year’s holiday travel season. More than two million passengers will travel through the airport during the three weeks… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association, No-Hassle Flying Act Enacted into Law

Washington, D.C. – 2012-12-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — A bill that improves the baggage screening process for international travelers to the U.S. and was a key recommendation of the U.S. Travel Association’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Aviation Security has been enacted into law today. “The No-Hassle Flying Act will maintain security while improving the travel experience for… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Top Seven Air Travel Tips for Busy Holiday Season

Halifax, N.S. – 2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — It’s Halifax Stanfield International Airport’s holiday wish that passengers have a happy, low-stress travel experience. “The period around Christmas and New Year is one of the busiest travel seasons,” says Tom Ruth, Halifax International Airport Authority President & CEO. “Travelling over the holidays is exciting, however it can also… Read the full press release

Can I take Christmas goodies in my hand luggage?

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — As a rule, we recommend that you pack all foods in the hold luggage when flying to your Christmas holiday destination. But what if you plan to travel with hand luggage only? “For reasons of flight security, the Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi has issued clear guidelines on which items passengers are… Read the full press release