London City Airport welcomes KLM’s resumption of services to Amsterdam Schiphol

LONDON, CITY, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, KLM has been adapting its network and flight schedule in line with travel restrictions and demand. From 13th July 2020, KLM is set to resume operations between London City Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol. Linking Central London to the capital city… Read the full press release

DerbySoft launches new solution for hotels to reach missing or lost metasearch opportunities in regional markets

DALLAS, Texas, U.S.A., 2020-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — DerbySoft, the leader in high-performance digital marketing and distribution services for the hotel industry, today announced the launch of DSCP, a new solution for hotels and agencies to reach missing or lost metasearch opportunities in regional markets. As a part of this new program, DerbySoft has… Read the full press release

KLM gradually and carefully restarts network

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM is gradually and carefully restarting its network. In July, KLM operates 5,000 European flights. The forecast for August is 11,000. Intercontinental numbers are around 1,900 in July and 2,100 in August. At the moment, about half of the intercontinental flights are cargo-only. KLM hopes that –… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus welcomes Interim Report of the Taskforce for Aviation Recovery; calls on the Government to implement recommendations

Report calls for lifting of 14-day quarantine and easing of travel restrictions from 1 July Air transport key enabler of Ireland’s economic recovery Dublin, Ireland, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus today (June 23, 2020) welcomed the Interim Report of the Task force for Aviation Recovery and called on the Government to implement… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport fulfilled commitment to complete construction of new pier for the summer travel season

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Another milestone has arrived in the series of developments ongoing at the airport: the second phase of the new pier 1 has been completed by the planned deadline, to the day. The construction of the new pier is thus finished; Budapest Airport is only waiting to receive the usage permit. Once it is issued, passengers… Read the full press release

SAS reopens seven new routes from Copenhagen

Stockholm, Sweden, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — As demand and interest in travel in Europe increases, SAS reopens seven new routes from Copenhagen. Last week, SAS launched its traffic programme for July. Following the presentation of updated travel advice in Denmark on Thursday, SAS has seen a rise in demand and interest for travel… Read the full press release

UNWTO emphasizes need for responsibility, safety and security as restrictions on travel are lifted

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — As tourism slowly restarts in an increasing number of countries, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released new data measuring the impact of COVID-19 on the sector. UNWTO emphasizes the need for responsibility, safety and security as restrictions on travel are lifted. The Organization also reiterates the… Read the full press release

UNWTO: Europe leading the way to cautious restart of tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Restrictions on travel, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are slowly being eased, allowing tourism to restart in a growing number of destinations. The latest research by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that 22% of all destinations worldwide (48 destinations) have started to ease restrictions,… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes Eastern Airways’ resumption of services to Southampton and Teesside

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastern Airways has today (22 Jun 2020) resumed its services from Belfast City Airport to Southampton and Teesside. Initially these flights will be daily weekday services with the frequency set to increase throughout July, August and September. Katy Best, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport said:… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways gradually rebuilds its network to over 270 weekly flights to more than 45 destinations

Airline resumed flights to Budapest, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Istanbul and New York during the past week Demand sees carrier also increase frequencies to Athens, Dublin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Islamabad, Jakarta, Karachi, Lahore, Milan, Rome and Singapore DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to maintain… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to deploy the Embraer 175 jet aircraft in the state of Alaska

Opens opportunities for future new service ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines will start flying the Embraer 175 jet aircraft in the state of Alaska starting in October 2020. The E175, operated by regional partner Horizon Air, will serve select markets in Alaska. “Alaskans who have flown the E175 jet in the Lower 48… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches three-day sale offering low fares for fall travel

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) launched a three-day sale offering low fares for fall travel. Customers may take advantage of fares starting at $39 one-way to select domestic destinations today (Jun 23, 2020) through June 25, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Southwest is offering more flights and… Read the full press release

3 Days Joining Daily Departure Masai Mara Cheap Budget Safari

Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, 2020-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — DAY 1 NAIROBI – MAASAI MARA This daily departure 3 days joining budget camping safari from Nairobi to Masai Mara departs our Nairobi office for a journey south along the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Lunch in Narok and then climb the western… Read the full press release

Sofitel invites music lovers to ‘Live The French Way’ by participating in Fête de la Musique activations

PARIS, FRANCE, 2020-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — As many parts of the world begin to reopen and travelers think about heading out on summer escapes, Sofitel is paying homage to its roots by inviting passionate music lovers worldwide to celebrate Fête de la Musique through exclusive activations and a dedicated social media campaign throughout… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes Frontier Airlines’ expanded services

CINCINNATI, OHIO, 2020-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines is expanding its service from Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) with reinstated nonstop flights to six cities: Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Sarasota, Florida. The airline is also increasing frequency to five destinations with up to two daily flights… Read the full press release

Jonathan Pollard named Gatwick Airport’s new Chief Commercial Officer

LONDON, UK, 2020-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Jonathan Pollard is joining Gatwick in September as the airport’s new Chief Commercial Officer it was announced today (15/06/2020).  He will be responsible for driving forward the airport’s airline relations, retail, restaurants and other commercial revenue streams, including car parking and property portfolios. He was previously the… Read the full press release

SAS launches traffic programme for July

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS is now launching its traffic programme for July. In total, the new traffic programme will see capacity increased from 30 aircraft in June to over 40 in July, equivalent to just under 30 percent compared with the corresponding period last year. As demand slowly but surely… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Bridgestone to collaborate on utilizing tire wear prediction technologies

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today (June 16, 2020) announced the decision to collaborate on utilizing tire wear prediction technologies to help realize greater accuracy in aircraft tire management and maintenance plans. This collaboration primarily involves J-AIR, which operates regional routes for the JAL Group… Read the full press release

IHG® announces the opening of its first EVEN® Hotels property in Greater China

Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ —IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has opened the doors to the its first EVEN® Hotels property in Greater China. The unveiling of the hotel in the heart of Nanjing, China marks the first EVEN Hotel in Asia and outside of the Americas. Since… Read the full press release

State of Yucatan Receives First Blue Flag Certifications

YUCATAN, Mexico, 2020-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time in its history, the state of Yucatán obtained “Blue Flag” recognition for two of its beaches. With this distinction, the destination confirms its commitment to provide more services of better quality to tourists and is brought to the attention of potential visitors worldwide…. Read the full press release

SITA: Technology is key to help airports and airlines safely resume operations

Flexible border solutions and low-touch experiences to aid compliance and confidence in travel Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (11 June 2020) sheds new light on how technology is helping airports and airlines safely resume operations and help implement new hygiene measures to… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund supports Covid-19 relief efforts of 15 Greater Manchester organisations

Funds pledged by Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund will help 15 organisations across Greater Manchester. A total of £21,714.68 has been allocated to groups for projects supporting communities affected by Covid-19, following a surge in applications to the Trust Fund. Donations follow inspirational effort by furloughed Manchester Airport staff, who have used their free time… Read the full press release

Covid-19 relief efforts: Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund supports five Wythenshawe organisations

Grants awarded as part of special round of funding to help communities through pandemic. Activity packs, cooking equipment and pedometers among items that will be bought using Airport cash. Donations follow volunteer support pledged by furloughed Manchester Airport staff, who have used their free time to help communities. Manchester, UK, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Grand Hyatt at SFO earns “Gold” certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program

On-airport hotel scores for access to transit, water efficiency, energy performance SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that its on-airport hotel, the Grand Hyatt at SFO, has earned “Gold” certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program developed by the U.S. Green… Read the full press release

SFO: Harvey Milk Terminal 1 recognized for healthy workplace environment

New CDC-led building certification recognizes healthy workplace environments SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has become the first airport terminal in the world to achieve Fitwel certification, a building rating system that provides guidelines on how to design and operate… Read the full press release

Fraport to source most of electricity used at Frankfurt Airport from wind power

Company maintains climate protection targets despite corona virus crisis Plans to source electricity from wind power Wind power alone to propel green electricity share to around 85 percent from 2025 Large photo voltaic system in construction on cargo hall Further projects planned Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Fraport AG plans… Read the full press release

Air France and KLM further adjust commercial policy for flight cancellations

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Air France and KLM have decided to further adjust their commercial policy for flight cancellations. Due to the latest developments on the global Covid-19 situation and the progressive lifting of the travel restrictions, Air France and KLM are gradually and carefully restoring their networks. In case of… Read the full press release

IATA calls on Government of the Czech Republic to provide financial relief to its aviation industry

Prague, Czech Republic, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Government of the Czech Republic to help air travel recover from the COVID-19 crisis by urgently providing financial relief to its aviation industry. IATA estimates that as a result of the collapse in air traffic due to… Read the full press release

IATA interactive world map provides travelers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations by country

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) introduced a free online interactive world map to provide travelers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations by country. The map relies on IATA’s Timatic database which contains comprehensive information on documentation required for international travel. To keep pace with the dynamic… Read the full press release

IATA figures show Qatar Airways’ operations account for 17.8% of international passenger traffic and 7.2% of air cargo capacity

Qatar Airways’ share of international traffic more than triple its nearest competitor in April  The airline’s over 1.3 billion RPKs in April was more than its next four competitors combined DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — New independent data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) clearly reaffirms Qatar Airways as the airline… Read the full press release