Aviation and aerospace stakeholders will launch a global study on effective ways to advance women into leadership roles

​Five Aviation/Aerospace stakeholders launch global study on Women in Leadership Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Five stakeholder organizations in the aviation and aerospace industry will launch a global study – “Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling” – to identify and promote means by which the aviation and aerospace industry can more effectively recruit and… Read the full press release

British Airways Carbon Fund helped with the refurbishment of former janitor’s house in Renfrewshire town

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — A former janitor’s house, which had lain empty and derelict for seven years, has undergone a six-figure refurbishment and is now providing much needed community space in a Renfrewshire town, thanks partly to British Airways. The building, which provides after school care and is operated by the social enterprise… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways GCEO and Chair of IATA Board of Governors H.E. Mr. Al Baker hosted IATA committee meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel, Doha

DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, yesterday hosted the Chair Committee meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as part of his role as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors. H.E. Mr. Al Baker was joined by fellow IATA Board… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines adds the city of Cali as its fifth Colombian service station beginning December 20, 2018

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — For ten years Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) has proudly served the country of Colombia, now it is adding the beautiful city of Cali as its fifth Colombian service station! Beginning December 20, 2018*, Spirit will connect Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with daily nonstop service. The connection will also provide a… Read the full press release

Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya offers Top Day Tour Trips from Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island Tour Naivasha has become an agricultural back water that now exists primarily to service the area’s blossoming with flower industry For many people Lake Naivasha is the first port of call after Nairobi and with its shores fringed in papyrus and yellow backed… Read the full press release

More than 75,000 people expected to attend the Eat Real Festival at the Oakland waterfront this Friday through Sunday

More than 600,000 people have experienced the culinary adventure since 2009 Oakland, Calif., 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Jack London Square’s biggest event of the year, Eat Real Festival, celebrates its 10th year at the Oakland waterfront this Friday through Sunday. More than 75,000 people are expected to attend the family-friendly festival with local food vendors,… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport August 2018: number of passengers up by 5.5% compared to last year

In August, 3’099’820 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 5.5% compared to last year. ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Local passengers increased by 4.9% to 2’171’082 in August 2018. The transfer rate is at 29.8% in the month under review (+0.3 percentage points vs. previous year) and transfer passengers… Read the full press release

ALPA: Known Crewmember® (KCM) program milestone: 100 million crewmembers cleared since its inception in 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines for America (A4A) and the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), along with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), today (September 10, 2018) announced the Known Crewmember® (KCM) program has reached a significant milestone with the clearing of over 100 million crewmembers since its inception in 2011. The KCM program enables TSA… Read the full press release

Pilots of ExpressJet Airlines Inc. represented by ALPA reach a tentative agreement (TA) on a new three-year contract

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The pilots of ExpressJet Airlines Inc., represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) have reached a tentative agreement (TA) on a new three-year contract. The pilots’ elected leaders voted last week to send the TA to its members for a ratification vote after determining the agreement… Read the full press release

Nearly 200 delegates from U.S. and China at the 12th annual China – U.S. Tourism Leadership Summit in Hangzhou, China

HANGZHOU, CHINA, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, joined the newly formed Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, to host the 12th annual China – U.S. Tourism Leadership Summit in Hangzhou, China, on September 9-10. The more than 70 U.S. delegates set… Read the full press release

Ryanair to launch 3 new routes to Malaga, Malta and Naples from Exeter as part of its Summer 2019 schedule

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (11 Sept) announced its first ever flights from Exeter, its newest airport, with 3 new routes to Malaga, Malta and Naples commencing in April, as part of its Summer 2019 schedule. Ryanair’s Summer 2019 Exeter schedule will deliver: – 3 new routes: Malaga,… Read the full press release

Ryanair to start a twice-weekly service from Cardiff to Malta as part of its Summer 2019 schedule

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ —Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (11 Sep) announced a new route from Cardiff to Malta, with a twice-weekly service commencing in April 2019, which will be a part of Ryanair’s Summer 2019 schedule. British consumers and visitors can now enjoy even lower fares and the latest “Always Getting… Read the full press release

American Association of Airport Executives, International Association of Airport Executives and Corporación Quiport S.A. to launch new International Aerodrome Certified Employee (IACE) online training and certification program

Alexandria, VA, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE), an affiliate organization of AAAE, with support from Corporación Quiport S.A. in Ecuador, operator of Quito International Airport, are pleased to announce the new International Aerodrome Certified Employee (IACE) online training and certification… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu opens 109-room hotel in the historic city of Bruges, Belgium – called the Venice of the North

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Blu, the upper upscale hotel brand that delivers a positive and personalized service in stylish spaces, is delighted to announce its latest hotel opening in the historic city of Bruges, Belgium – called the Venice of the North. This stunning 109-room hotel is located in a UNESCO… Read the full press release

Flybe to roll out new livery across all its Bombardier Q400 and Embraer 175 aircraft over the next six years

Airline welcomes first ‘new look’aircraft into fleet Arrival marks start of invigorated brand awareness New livery “a credit to talented in-house design team” Full fleet re-painting scheduled for completion by 2025 Co-ordinated in line with existing fleet re-painting programme adding no extra cost to business Exeter, England, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest… Read the full press release

Flybe extends its long-standing sponsorship of Exeter Chiefs rugby club through the 2018/19 season

Airline extends long-standing sponsorship Flybe logo to feature on back of shirts for 18/19 season Sponsorship now into ninth consecutive year Exeter, England, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has extended its long-standing sponsorship of Exeter Chiefs rugby club through the 2018/19 season. For the ninth consecutive year, the distinctive… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels Corporation to develop the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Rouen, the capital of Normandy, France

The project will mark the first Hyatt-branded hotel in the French Normandy CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (September 12, 2018) that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with a subsidiary of Matmut S.A.M. to develop the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Rouen, the capital of… Read the full press release

Indianapolis Airport Authority commemorates the seventeenth anniversary of the infamous tragedy that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001

Ceremony to remember, celebrate ‘collective strength of the American People’ Indianapolis, IN, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Sept. 11, 2018) the Indianapolis Airport Authority hosted a ceremony at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to commemorate the seventeenth anniversary of the infamous tragedy that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony, which included IAA… Read the full press release

UNWTO sees wine tourism as part of national tourism and rural development policies at the 3rd UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference in Moldova

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO called for wine tourism to be made part of national tourism and rural development policies at the 3rd UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova (6-7 September 2018). The two days of discussions engaged experts from 30 countries and addressed UNWTO’s priority of enhancing… Read the full press release

London Gatwick August 2018: cargo traffic soared +22.3%; long-haul network grew by +18%

Gatwick announces +18% growth in long-haul routes in August Cargo tonnage was up +22.3% with new Shanghai route due to add 3,700 tonnes of capacity 4.9m passengers travelled through Gatwick – its busiest August ever  Bristol, UK, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick’s cargo traffic soared in August, +22.3% year-on-year, as long-haul routes continued… Read the full press release

London Gatwick and Gatwick Aviation Museum to host behind-the-scenes look at the services which operate at the UK’s second largest airport

Gatwick hosts free family event for second year in a row Airport teams in attendance to provide interactive displays for the public Event forms part of airport’s wider community engagement programme GATWICK, UK, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick is partnering with the Gatwick Aviation Museum for a second year in a row to… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport: August 2018, the busiest month in the Airport’s history

Nearly one million passengers passed through Bristol Airport’s terminal last month, making this August the busiest month in the Airport’s history. Bristol, UK, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The record total of 951,973* passengers took traffic during the summer to over 1.8 million – a 6.7 per cent increase on 2017. This growth continues… Read the full press release

CDA issues a request for proposal to lease, finance, construct, and operate new concession at the O’Hare International Airport Multimodal Facility

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (09/11/2018) issued a request for proposals (RFP) for qualified businesses to lease, finance, construct, and operate a dual purpose convenience and vending concession at the O’Hare International Airport Multimodal Facility that is set to open this fall. As part of its commitment to enhancing participation across airport… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines partner with Neste as part of its efforts to fly greener and expand use of sustainable aviation fuels

Seattle, Washington, 2018-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of Alaska Airlines’ ongoing efforts to fly greener and expand use of sustainable aviation fuels, Neste and Alaska have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). In addition to Alaska’s efforts to increase fuel-efficiency and adopt innovative flight technology, the agreement will allow Neste and Alaska to more closely work together to… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines appoints Shane Tackett to executive vice president of planning and strategy

Proven leader known for innovation and analytical acumen to lead next phase of airline’s strategy as it optimizes market and financial performance of its now larger route network Seattle, Washington, 2018-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (Sept. 11, 2018) the promotion of Shane Tackett to executive vice president of planning and strategy. Tackett… Read the full press release

Radisson Hospitality announces the signing of the Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport Hotel West in Norway

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of the Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport Hotel West in Norway. Located near a critical hub of international travel, the hotel brings the group’s portfolio… Read the full press release

Expedia Group and VisitScotland join forces to help drive travel demand by supporting Scottish hotels

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Expedia Group, the world’s largest online travel company, and Scotland’s national tourist board, VisitScotland, are joining forces to help drive travel demand through supporting the country’s hoteliers. Through the new agreement, Expedia Group will work in collaboration with VisitScotland and hotel partners to build awareness of its… Read the full press release

Benromach Distillery earns Five Star Visitor Attraction status from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A family-owned distillery in Moray Speyside which attracts more than 13,000 visitors per year has achieved its Five Star Visitor Attraction status from VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance scheme. BenromachDistillery in Forres makes whisky the traditional way by hand. Now exported around the world, Benromach single malt Scotch provides… Read the full press release

Emirates played host to the stars at the 2018 US Open at The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates played host to the stars at the 2018 US Open at The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens in New York City. Celebrities joined Emirates in the private hospitality suite and cheered on tennis pros from the suite’s terrace with a… Read the full press release

Emirates wins “Preferred Airline of the Year by Filipinos” at The Filipino Times Awards 2018

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has won “Preferred Airline of the Year by Filipinos” at The Filipino Times Awards 2018. The airline has been crowned for the second consecutive year based on reader feedback and online public voting. The accolade recognises Emirates’ commitment to offering the Filipino community, one of the… Read the full press release