British Airways celebrated its 100,000th aircraft pushback using its eco-friendly, emissions-free Mototok tugs

Automated pushback devices have reduced airside emissions and allowed the airline to reduce its fuel consumption The devices are part of British Airways’ long-term plan to reduce emissions from all vehicles at Heathrow Mototok technology helps British Airways maintain its position as the most punctual of the largest short-haul operators out of London LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport announces roading upgrade to add capacity and enable public transport

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has begun one of its most significant roading projects in decades, with the upgrade of its core network – one of the hardest working roading systems in Auckland. The multi-million dollar ‘Northern Network’ project will transform the main entrance way into the airport, as well… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces completion of £3.8 million upgrade on a transport hub, providing a new level of accessibility for all local bus users

Over 3 million people use the facilities each year Improvements include new lifts from road-level bus stops into the terminals and train station, new pedestrian and wheelchair accessible routes, seating and lighting Measures designed to offer more sustainable public transport options for local people and improve accessibility for those with mobility issues LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-26… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland freight hauler, GSC Logistics to take the next step with battery-powered trucks

GSC Logistics asks: Can battery-powered trucks pull containers on road? Oakland, Calif., 2019-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — A major Port of Oakland freight hauler is ready to take the next step with battery-powered trucks.  GSC Logistics said today (July 19, 2019) it would acquire two more electric big rigs by October.  The Port’s largest… Read the full press release

Boeing: Korean Air finalize order for 20 787 Dreamliner airplanes

Carrier modernizes widebody fleet with super-efficient 787-10, and 787-9 jets SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Korean Air has finalized an agreement with Boeing [NYSE: BA] to order 20 787 Dreamliner airplanes – including 10 each of the 787-10 and 787-9 models – valued at $6.3 billion according to list prices. Along with an… Read the full press release

EVA Air makes Milan Malpensa its first European route in 20 years

Asian carrier is a ‘Five-Star’ addition to Malpensa’s airline portfolio; four times weekly service from Taipei Taoyuan in Taiwan to begin in February 2020.

Metrolink appoints Todd P. McIntyre to the position of Chief Strategy Officer

Los Angeles, CA, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (July 16, 2019), Metrolink announced the selection of Todd P. McIntyre to the position of Chief Strategy Officer to lead the commuter railroad’s planning, government affairs, community relations, procurement and railroad services. McIntyre joins Metrolink after three years at the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) in… Read the full press release

Boeing and Qatar Airways finalize order for five Boeing 777 Freighters

Signing ceremony witnessed by U.S. President Trump and the Emir of Qatar WASHINGTON D.C, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Qatar Airways finalized an order for five Boeing 777 Freighters during a ceremony at the White House on July 9. The signing ceremony was witnessed by U.S. President Donald Trump and His… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways and GE Aviation sign multiple agreements for GE engines

Signing ceremony held at the White House and witnessed by His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar and U.S. President Donald Trump DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and GE Aviation signed multiple agreements yesterday for GE engines. As part of the agreements, Qatar Airways selected the… Read the full press release

Great Dane Airlines adds Edinburgh to its route pack

Aalborg, Denmark, 2019-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ —  Great Dane Airlines has launched twice-weekly (Mondays and Thursdays) services from Aalborg to Edinburgh on 27 June. Flown by the airline’s 118-seat ERJ-195 aircraft, the route to the Scottish capital is currently the only UK service operated by Great Dane and is the only service to Aalborg in… Read the full press release

Qatar Executive takes delivery of two new state-of-the-art Gulfstream jets

The private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group now operates 18 ultra-modern aircraft after adding one Gulfstream G650ER and one G500 to its fleet Qatar Executive to receive a further four new jets in 2019 DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Executive is pleased to confirm delivery of two new state-of-the-art… Read the full press release

Wizz Air orders 20 Airbus A321XLR aircraft

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air” or “the Company”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today (JUN 19, 2019) that, as part of the Indigo Partners deal, it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus S.A.S. (“Airbus”) relating to exercising a part of… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo created growth opportunities for Krix

South Australian business has exported more than 300 cinema sound systems to the Middle East Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has created growth opportunities for Krix, a family-owned South Australian business specialising in cinema and home-theatre speakers. Partnering with Emirates SkyCargo has allowed Krix to… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines acquires a new Airbus A320neo aircraft, its fleets’s hundredth aircraft

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2019-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The fleet of the largest private airline in Russia has been upgraded with one hundredth aircraft. S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance®, announces the acquisition of a new Airbus A320neo aircraft. The plane has become the hundredth aircraft in the airline’s fleet. The aircraft was transferred to S7 Airlines at the manufacturer’s factory in Hamburg. The new… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo signs landmark order for five new Boeing 777 freighters

Three new freighter-only routes also revealed: Hanoi to Dallas, Chicago to Singapore and Singapore – Los Angeles – Mexico City The cargo carrier will grow to become the number one global carrier this year in both fleet and network Doha, Qatar, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo has announced a significant new… Read the full press release

Gatwick gains Gdansk gateway ─ thanks to Wizz Air

Wizz Air to commence flights to its fourth destination from Gatwick With these new flights, Gatwick becomes carrier’s third largest airport in UK in terms of weekly capacity Gatwick now offers 23 destinations in Central and Eastern Europe in S19 Gatwick, UK, 2019-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air has added its fourth destination… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo starts handling pharmaceutical cargo at a new purpose-built facility in Chicago

Air cargo carrier unveils purpose-built pharma facility at Chicago Pharma Corridors programme extended to 20 stations globally Dubai hub receives successful GDP re-certification Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Reinforcing its position as the global market leader for the air transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals, Emirates SkyCargo has significantly boosted its worldwide pharma handling… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport deploys electric buses transport visitors to and from the Paradise City festival

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport is the proud sponsor and sustainability partner of the most eco-conscious Belgian festival, Paradise City, in neighbouring Steenokkerzeel. To help the festival achieve its green ambitions, Brussels Airport is deploying several electric buses to take the visitors to and from the festival. This eco-electro combination has… Read the full press release

American Airlines doubles down in Santo Domingo

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  SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s largest carrier, American Airlines, has expanded its network footprint in the Dominican Republic, launching two new weekly connections to Santo Domingo from its hubs at Dallas/Fort Worth and Charlotte Douglas in the US. As a result, the oneworld carrier will double its direct flights to… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport and Wien Energie put the world’s very first flywheel energy storage system into operation

Turbo Storage Provides Fresh Impetus to Electricity Charging Innovation at the airport: Vienna Airport and Wien Energie put the world’s very first flywheel energy storage system into operation, enabling rapid charging of electric vehicles VIENNA, Austria, 2019-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Put the time involved in waiting for your loved ones to good use and charge… Read the full press release

Swissport appointed as the new operator of Finnair Cargo’s COOL Nordic Cargo Hub facility at Helsinki Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair Cargo has appointed Swissport as the new operator of its COOL Nordic Cargo Hub facility at Helsinki Airport, one of the most modern air cargo hubs in Europe. From June 2019, Swissport will handle over 600 tons of perishables, pharmaceuticals and general cargo daily. The COOL Nordic… Read the full press release

Stagecoach to invest £80 million on new vehicle orders to help tackle car congestion and air quality

More than 350 new buses and coaches ordered across UK Planned orders include 48 electric buses for Manchester and South Wales Mix of local buses with latest Euro 6 emissions standards and state-of-the-art coaches due for delivery this year Local authorities urged to match private sector investment with measures to tackle road congestion. Perth, Scotland,… Read the full press release

Bombardier announces updates to its Challenger 350 aircraft

Performance improvement package now allows the Challenger 350 aircraft to fly up to 1,500 NM farther out of short runways Newly introduced Head-up Display (HUD) and Enhanced Vision System (EVS) capabilities now available to complement the aircraft’s unmatched versatility Enhanced sound-proofing technology further establishes the Challenger 350 aircraft cabin as the quietest in its class Challenger 300 series aircraft family… Read the full press release

Bombardier Welcomes First Global 6500 Aircraft into its State-of-the-art Completion Facility in Montreal

First production Global 6500 aircraft moves into the Laurent Beaudoin Completion Centre, as the newest member of the Global family advances towards entry-into-service as planned later this year Ninety per cent of total flight test complete, wing and engine in final stages of validation All testing on first flight test vehicle is complete; aircraft is retired The Global 6500 aircraft offers… Read the full press release

Revealed – The Riskiest Routes Around the World

The deadliest decade for air travel

LONDON, UK, 2019-May-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Revealed – The Riskiest Routes Around the World A study by 1st Move International has brought together data from the Aviation Safety Network (ASN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to reveal the riskiest ways to travel. The study delivered some surprising and unexpected trends, brought together in… Read the full press release

Massport approves new ground transportation plan

Expected to reduce congestion, improve customer experience BOSTON, MASSACHUSETtS, 2019-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board of Directors today (April 25, 2019) voted to approve a new ground transportation plan to help mitigate traffic congestion in and around Boston Logan International Airport by changing how Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) Uber and… Read the full press release

Emirates deploys latest Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft on its Dubai- Malé route

Dubai, U.A.E, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced the deployment of its latest Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft fitted with the ‘Game Changer’ First Class suites on its Dubai- Malé route from 1st June, 2019. The Maldivian capital will become the first destination in the South Asian region to be served on a… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts unveils plans for an all-new Private Jet that will take flight in early 2021

The reimagined Four Seasons Private Jet further enhances the in-flight experience, for an elevated take on five-star service in the sky Toronto, Canada, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, unveils plans for an all-new Four Seasons Private Jet that will take flight in early 2021, evoking the bygone… Read the full press release

Earth Week 2019: Port Authority announces that 50% of its shuttle bus fleet will be all-electric by summer

Recent arrival of six buses at Newark Liberty, in addition to six at JFK and expected arrival by June of six more at LaGuardia, puts agency ahead of schedule for full conversion of 36 shuttle bus fleet Key element of PA’s “Clean Dozen” sustainability program, rolled out with agency’s embrace of Paris Climate Agreement in… Read the full press release