Bahrain Airport Company inaugurates Airport Operations Centre to improve flight tracking and availability, and reduce departure delays

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2017-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), inaugurated an advanced Airport Operations Centre which promises improved flight tracking and availability, and reduced departure delays. The new centre streamlines communications between the airport and its partners, allowing each party to understand the… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes easyJet’s first ever flight from Bristol to Athens

Bristol, England, 2017-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has launched its first ever flight from Bristol to Athens. The new route to another European capital is part of Bristol’s ongoing expansion, including the first easyJet flight to Stockholm last Monday. The airline’s biggest base outside of London now flies to 65 destinations… Read the full press release

British Airways launches new route to Corsica from Heathrow Terminal 5

LONDON, UK, 2017-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers will have even more choice of sunshine spots this summer with the launch of a new route to Corsica from Heathrow Terminal 5. Holidaymakers wanting to relax on pristine beaches, stroll through unspoilt coastal towns and explore charming hilltop villages should head to the picture-perfect… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates services between Adana and Doha its fourth destination in Turkey

Award-winning airline celebrates the launch of service to its fourth destination in Turkey Qatar Airways is the first five-star Middle Eastern airline to offer flights to and from Adana Qatar Airways now operates 41 weekly flights to Turkey DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is celebrating the launch of scheduled services to… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches nonstop service between San Diego and Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport

Airline now provides 40 daily nonstop flights to 26 top destinations from San Diego SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today begins nonstop service between San Diego and Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport. San Diego is the third West Coast city to see nonstop service to Mexico’s largest metropolitan city with Los Angeles and San Francisco added in August 2017. With more than 100 flights a… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines marks 10th anniversary of service to Hawaii with $100,000 donation to Hawaiian nonprofit organizations

Alaska Airlines marks 10th anniversary of service to Hawaii with $100,000 donation to Hawaiian nonprofit organizations HONOLULU, HI, 2017-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $100,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations in Hawaii, as part of a special donation to celebrate Alaska Airlines’ 10th anniversary of service to the Islands. Funds will support 10… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines starts nonstop service from Connecticut, western Massachusetts and western Pennsylvania to Florida’s Gulf Coast

Seasonal routes start November 9, 2017, include new service from Chicago to West Palm Beach MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — With Old Man Winter right around the corner, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) is bringing the heat and its ultra-low fares to Connecticut, western Massachusetts and western Pennsylvania with new seasonal service to Florida’s Gulf Coast…. Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific partners with PressReader to provide thousands of digital newspapers and magazines to its passengers

Customers can download a vast range of Hong Kong and international publications for free prior to their flight HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Our customers have told us that reading materials are important to their overall journey satisfaction. We therefore set out to find the best platform to enable the biggest selection,… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific raised more than HK$13 million for UNICEF HK through its Change for Good inflight fundraising programme

HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — More than HK$13 million was raised from Cathay Pacific’s Change for Good inflight fundraising programme last year through converting spare coins and notes donated by the airline’s passengers. The proceeds will go to the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) to support life-saving supplies and services to… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces “Members Only Madness” promotion, Nov. 13 through Nov. 17

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — For holiday shopping early birds, Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains can’t happen soon enough. So, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced a series of special surprise savings and bonuses. The weeklong “Members Only Madness” promotion will offer Choice Privileges… Read the full press release

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts to debut its first-ever hotel in Tasmania

Scheduled to open in 2018, the restored luxury hotel will be located in the heart of Australia’s island state capital Bethesda, MD, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts today announced it will debut the brand’s first-ever hotel in Tasmania in late 2018, following a full-scale renovation. Owned by Trawalla… Read the full press release

Marriott International Opens the all-new 172 room Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — POINT 1:  Marriott International, Inc. today announced the opening of its second hotel in the “World’s Wildlife Capital”, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, further consolidating its presence in Kenya. Strategically situated within the main complex of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the hotel is within easy reach from major… Read the full press release

Emirates and flydubai announce new, expanded partnership

Nearly 14,000 sectors ticketed during the first week of operation New exotic destinations included such as: Zanzibar, Kathmandu and Kilimanjaro Combined network expected to reach 240 destinations by 2022 DUBAI, UAE, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on the success of the initial phase of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai today announced 16 additional… Read the full press release

London Heathrow launches AOE’s OM³ suite to transform digital experience for passengers

LONDON, UK, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Europe’s biggest Airport, London Heathrow, has announced that it will launch AOE’s OM³ suite as a significant step in transforming the airports digital experience. The announcement is further proof of the accelerating momentum that the OM³ suite has generated in the aviation industry, coming shortly after Auckland… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport hosts TSA Pre✓® Local Enrollment Event from November 6, 2017 – 17, 2017

Travelers May Sign Up Now for Appointments at Oakland International Airport Event:  Oakland International Airport TSA Pre✓® Local Enrollment Event Date:  November 6th – 17th, 2017 (Closed Saturday & Sunday) Time:  Weekdays, 8am to 5pm Location:  Oakland International Airport, Terminal 2 Check-in Lobby Oakland, CA, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport is inviting passengers to enroll on-site in the popular TSA Pre✓® expedited screening program during… Read the full press release

YVR earns two Excellence in Governance Awards from the Governance Professionals of Canada

YVR’s governance model and diversity recognized by experts from across Canada Richmond, B.C., 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Yesterday (November 2, 2017), YVR received two Excellence in Governance Awards (EGAs) in Toronto from the Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) – one for Best Overall Corporate Governance (non-public entity) and one for Best Practices in… Read the full press release

Acqualina Resort & Spa debuts its new Penthouse featuring panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Miami skyline

Luxurious five-bedroom penthouse features a saltwater pool and cabana guest house SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Acqualina Resort & Spa, the ultra-luxury Miami Beach resort celebrated for its style and award-winning service, announces the debut of its new Penthouse located high atop the 46th floor featuring panoramic views of the Atlantic… Read the full press release

VisitScotland launches global campaign which aims to grow Scotland’s multi-million pound Business Events sector

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland is encouraging global brands, charities and organisations from Life Sciences to Robotics to use Scotland as a place to make dynamic new discoveries and inventions in an ambitious digital campaign. The national tourism organisation has brought together the country’s big four convention bureaux in Glasgow, Aberdeen,… Read the full press release

The Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions will hold its annual two-day Autumn Conference from 9th – 10th November 2017

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA), which represents the interests of the visitor attractions sector in Scotland, will be holding its annual two-day Autumn Conference at The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, Cumbernauld from 9th – 10th November 2017. This year’s conference, themed around ‘Great Expectations’, will bring… Read the full press release

Duetto introduces BlockBuster application that enhances collaboration between sales and revenue management

San Francisco, CA, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Duetto, the hospitality industry’s only Revenue Strategy Platform, has introduced BlockBuster, a cloud-based application that enhances collaboration between sales and revenue management, allowing both teams to break out of their silos and close more contracted business at higher average daily rates. Combined with the company’s flagship Open… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport to commence trial flight paths to make way for modern flight navigation systems

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A trial to bring a global aviation navigation upgrade programme to the South Island has been announced in Christchurch today by Airways New Zealand, Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ), Christchurch Airport and New Southern Sky. The 12-month arrivals-only flight paths trial will commence later this… Read the full press release

Travelport becomes the preferred travel commerce platform of hotel loyalty innovator Wanup

LANGLEY, UK, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), the leading Travel Commerce Platform, has today announced a global agreement with Wanup, the new innovator in the hotel industry. Under its debut agreement with Travelport, Wanup will make a selection of Travelport’s 650,000 bookable hotel properties to complement its own hotel collection, based on rating, destination and… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group strengthens its organization with senior management appointments

HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the following senior management appointments.Christoph Mares has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, effective 1 January 2018 and will be responsible for global hotel operations as well as overseeing the operational functions of Food and Beverage, Rooms and Quality, as well as Spa… Read the full press release

Heathrow becomes an accredited Living Wage employer

Heathrow becomes an accredited Living Wage employer as part of its vision for the airport to be a great place to live and work Accreditation from The Living Wage Foundation will see 3,200 airport workers receive the living wage in this first phased transition and by the end of 2020 Heathrow’s vision goes further than accreditation… Read the full press release

Gatwick now offers Vodafone 4G internet

Major upgrade delivers download speeds of up to 200 megabits per second 300 new mobile antennas and 46 kilometres of fibre optic cabling installed Customers used enough data to download over three million music tracks in July alone LONDON, UK, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick now offers Vodafone’s most reliable network ever and the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways reaffirms its commitment to fight against illegal wildlife trade

Qatar Airways attends a meeting of the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce at Lancaster House, London Airline signed the Buckingham Palace Declaration in 2016, demonstrating its commitment to protecting wildlife from illegal trade and transportation  DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways attended a meeting of the signatories to the United For Wildlife Transport Taskforce… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific welcomes Qatar Airways as shareholder

HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Q.C.S.C. (‘Qatar Airways’) has announced today that it has acquired approximately 9.61 per cent stake in Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (‘Cathay Pacific’). Both Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways collaborate together as members of the oneworld alliance. Air China Limited and Swire Pacific Limited together continue to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways acquires 9.61 per cent of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited

HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Q.C.S.C. (“Qatar Airways”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to purchase an amount of 378,188,000 shares of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (“Cathay Pacific”), being approximately 9.61 per cent of the total issued share capital. Completion of the transaction is expected to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines commences new international service from South Florida to Turks and Caicos Islands, Costa Rica, and Dominican Republic

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Furthering its reach, Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today began operating new international service daily from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Providenciales International Airport (PLS) in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the carrier’s 11th country served. In addition, Southwest® initiated new service between its South Florida gateway at FLL and both San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO), and Punta… Read the full press release

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