George Best Belfast City Airport starts work on £15 million upgrade project

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Work as part of a £15 million upgrade project to improve the passenger experience at George Best Belfast City Airport is now underway. The major infrastructure investment includes an upgrade of the airport’s departure lounge, incorporating its retail, food and beverage offering. This element of the works… Read the full press release

megabus.com launches London’s first low-cost sightseeing tour

New megasightseeing.com product offers 50 famous London sights from as little as 2p a sight New product provides two-hour* non-stop tour of London Tickets available from only £1** on every service See up to 50 famous sights across the capital in two hours   Perth, Scotland, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Industry leading transport provider megabus.com has today (23… Read the full press release

Bombardier’s EcoDesign on the C Series recognized with Les Mercuriades award

Montréal, Canada, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier’s EcoDesign approach applied on the C Series has won the prestigious Les Mercuriades award in the “Stratégie de développement durable” category. The honour was presented at the Les Mercuriades Gala on Thursday, April 19 in front of close to 1,200 Montreal-area business leaders. Les Mercuriades is one of the… Read the full press release

Enterprise Holdings celebrates its 25th anniversary in Canada

Enterprise Is Most Trusted Automobile Rental Brand TORONTO, Canada, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Holdings – which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – is not only Canada’s largest car rental company, but is also marking its 25th anniversary in the country this year. “The Enterprise story in Canada is one… Read the full press release

De Lijn and Brussels Airport announce pilot project for testing an autonomous shuttle on the airport grounds

Tests on airport site as of early 2020 BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The board of directors of De Lijn and the management committee of Brussels Airport Company have given the go-ahead for a pilot project with a self-driving electric bus on the airport. The vehicle that is being developed for this, will… Read the full press release

Virgin trials its state-of-the-art Azuma train in Sunderland and Lincoln in preparation for its roll out on the east coast from next year

LONDON, UK, 2018-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin’s state-of-the-art Azuma train made its inaugural visit to Sunderland and Lincoln this week as preparations to transform rail services gather pace. The iconic train, which takes its name from the Japanese word for “east”, will be rolled out on Virgin Trains’ east coast from next year,… Read the full press release

Emirates to showcase its new Boeing 777-300ER First Class Private Suite at the Arabian Travel Market 2018

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will unveil its new Boeing 777-300ER First Class Private Suite exhibit at the Arabian Travel Market 2018 (ATM). The region’s leading travel and tourism exhibition will run from 22 – 25 April. This year marks Emirates’ 25th year of partnership and commitment to ATM. When the exhibition… Read the full press release

dnata earns certification for Good Distribution Practice by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Accreditation from UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency reinforces ground handler’s commitment to quality and safety LONDON, UK, 2018-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ —  Global air services provider and UK’s leading ground handler, dnata, has been awarded certification for Good Distribution Practice (GDP) by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (UK MHRA)…. Read the full press release

ERA to hold Regional Airline Conference in Vienna, 18–19 April

This year’s conference will focus on key topics such as the industry skills shortage, imminent challenges and threats to aviation and Brexit – all issues that are extremely important to the future of European aviation. Lightwater, United Kingdom, 2018-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A record number of CEOs and senior executives from the European aviation… Read the full press release

Bombardier to present four of its leading business jets at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in Shanghai

Global 7000 mock-up tour making its first appearance in China following triumphant stops in Singapore and Dubai Premier cabin also making first appearance in China on board the luxurious Global 6000 aircraft, showcasing its elevated level of visual and functional refinement  Best-selling Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 aircraft round out Bombardier lineup on static display… Read the full press release

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority and Metrolinx partner to help connect Canada’s second largest employment zone and reduce highway congestion

Toronto Pearson and the Province making progress in creating an airport transit centre, connecting planes, trains and transit TORONTO, Canada, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and Metrolinx have announced that they will be working together to study potential connections for the Kitchener rail corridor to Toronto Pearson’s Regional Transit… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Cargo now offers PharmaPort 360 temperature-controlled bulk shipping containers through Sonoco ThermoSafe partnership

HONG KONG, 2018-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo and Sonoco ThermoSafe, a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, today announced a partnership agreement for the leasing of the PharmaPort 360 temperature-controlled bulk shipping container. The agreement enables pharmaceutical shippers to lease PharmaPort 360 containers directly from Cathay Pacific Cargo, the first… Read the full press release

flydubai inaugurates direct flights to Kraków, Poland

Airline begins direct daily service with Emirates codesharing on the route opening up more than 200 destinations DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai has launched its daily service to Kraków, becoming the first UAE carrier to offer direct flights from Dubai. The inaugural flight from Terminal 2, Dubai International landed at John… Read the full press release

Hamad International Airport COO Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer appointed Regional Board Director of the Airports Council International Asia-Pacific

DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chief Operating Officer of Hamad International Airport, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, has been appointed as a Regional Board Director of the Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific. The ACI Asia Pacific Board is considered the “voice of Asia-Pacific airports”, the largest region of ACI, representing the interests… Read the full press release

Boeing: Qatar Airways to purchase five 777 Freighters valued at $1.7 billion

WASHINGTON, 2018-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Qatar Airways today signed a letter of intent to purchase five 777 Freighters, valued at $1.7 billion at list prices. When a purchase is finalized, it will be posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website. The letter of intent was signed during a ceremony attended by Qatari… Read the full press release

Lion Air Group to expand its fleet with 50 Boeing 737 MAX 10 airplanes

Fast-growing carrier placed the largest incremental order of Boeing’s newest 737 jet MAX 10 will be the most efficient and profitable single-aisle airplane Lion Air Group to operate MAX 8, 9, and, 10, maximizing commonality and flexibility JAKARTA, Indonesia, 2018-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Lion Air Group today announced the… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company successfully completes all its travel and hospitality operations for the Formula One 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2018-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), announced the successful completion of all its travel and hospitality operations for the Formula One 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, which was held from 6th to 8th April at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC)…. Read the full press release

IATA launches new standardized global certification program to improve the safety and welfare of animals travelling by air

GENEVA, Switzerland, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new standardized global certification program to improve the safety and welfare of animals travelling by air. The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals) provides stakeholders across the air cargo supply chain with… Read the full press release

IATA: global air freight up 6.8% in February 2018 YoY

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released demand growth results for global air freight markets for February 2018 showing a 6.8% increase in demand measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) compared to the same period last year. Adjusting for the potential Lunar New Year distortions by combining growth… Read the full press release

IATA to Latin America and Caribbean governments: focus on infrastructure, costs and the region’s regulatory framework

Santiago, Chile, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean to focus on infrastructure, costs and the region’s regulatory framework. By concentrating on these areas, the economic and social benefits of aviation can be maximized while accommodating the region’s expanding demand for… Read the full press release

IATA: total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) for February 2018 rose 7.6%, compared to February 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing a rebound in traffic growth following the slower demand experienced in January, which was owing to temporary factors including the later timing of the Lunar New Year in 2018. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs)… Read the full press release

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation further donates £11,000 to complete the floral meadow on Sheffield’s Park Square roundabout

Park Square Roundabout Gets £11k Donation to Complete Floral Makeover EGHAM, England, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation has donated a further £11,000 to complete the floral meadow established on Sheffield’s Park Square roundabout in 2015 to celebrate Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s 20th anniversary in the UK. The initial £16,000 donation from Enterprise… Read the full press release

IATA FACE-UP award for 2018 winner announced

GENEVA, 2018-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Femke Sickler a recent graduate of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands was the recipient of the IATA FACE-UP award for 2018. FACE-UP is a competition for recent university graduates whose thesis is on the subject of innovation and transformation… Read the full press release

Schiphol Airport introduces the biggest zero-emissions bus fleet in Europe

From today, public transport at and around Schiphol Airport is a lot greener. This is thanks to the introduction of 100 electric buses. Together they comprise the biggest zero-emissions bus fleet in Europe, which will increase to no fewer than 258 electric buses by 2021. Schiphol, Netherlands, 2018-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Schiphol Airport and… Read the full press release

Flughafen Wien AG welcomes positive legal decision by the Federal Administrative Court in favour of the 3rd Runway at Vienna Airport

VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The ruling on the 3rd Runway handed down by the Federal Administrative Court was delivered to Flughafen Wien AG a few minutes ago. Flughafen Wien AG welcomes the positive legal decision announced today by the Federal Administrative Court in favour of the 3rd Runway at Vienna Airport.   This represents… Read the full press release

Guide me UA welcomes guests of the UEFA Champions League Final 2018

Olimpiyskiy stadium kiev

Kyiv, Ukraine, 2018-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The travel agency Guide me UA takes the responsibility to show the capital of Ukraine to the UEFA guests. The UEFA Champions League Final will be held in Kiev on Saturday, May 26. Kiev is in the center of Ukraine; it is about 2000 kilometers from London… Read the full press release

Kazakhstan carrier SCAT Airlines take delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane

SCAT will be the first in Central Asia to fly the new and improved 737 airplane Kazakhstan carrier expects double-digit improvement in fuel efficiency and environmental performance SEATTLE, 2018-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and SCAT Airlines celebrated the delivery of the Kazakhstan carrier’s first 737 MAX 8 airplane, one of six that… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains unveils a specially-branded Great Exhibition of the North train

LONDON, 2018-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of English Tourism Week, Virgin Trains has today (23 March) revealed a specially-branded Great Exhibition of the North train to encourage more people to travel north this summer. The branded train will be used across the entire Virgin Trains East Coast route up to Edinburgh from… Read the full press release

Ukrainian SkyUp Airlines finalizes firm order for five Boeing 737 MAX airplanes

New Ukrainian airline chooses efficient 737 MAX family for its growth plans SkyUp becomes 95th MAX customer, and first in Eastern Europe to order the MAX 10 model KIEV, Ukraine, 2018-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and SkyUp Airlines announced they have finalized a firm order for five 737 MAX airplanes valued at $624… Read the full press release

Boeing to establish a new research center in the Republic of Korea

Research will focus on strategic technologies to enable innovation Boeing plans to open the research facility by mid-2018 SEOUL, South Korea, 2018-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today the company’s intention to establish a new research center in the Republic of Korea; the company is currently in discussion with the Korean… Read the full press release