SITA eWAS Pilot with OptiFlight deployed in Bombardier’s newly launched Challenger 3500 business jet

Eco app, a combination of SITA’s eWAS Pilot and OptiFlight, reduces fuel burn through intelligent flight planning Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA today (15 Sep, 2021) announced that the newly launched Bombardier Challenger 3500 business jet will offer its eWAS Pilot with OptiFlight, together dubbed the “eco app” by the Canadian aerospace… Read the full press release

Emirates launches first airline virtual reality app

Customers can explore Emirates’ First Class Suite and other signature products in full VR with industry-first, immersive and interactive experience Latest step in airline’s ambitious vision to offer realistic VR experiences for customers and fans across multiple digital platforms Dubai, UAE, 2021-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Experience Emirates’ fully-enclosed Gamechanger First Class Suites, explore… Read the full press release

Swissport further digitizes air cargo warehousing process with new cargo app

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is equipping its cargo workers with a brand-new mobile application and new handheld devices. The cargo app will further digitize the air cargo warehousing process and offers real-time visibility on cargo shipments. Already operational in the first five Swissport warehouses, the app will be rolled out… Read the full press release

Consumers’ immediate everyday needs go-to platform Gopuff now available at select Hyatt Place locations in the U.S.

The pilot program rolls out today with free deliveries at select Hyatt Place locations in the U.S., expanding the brand’s Necessities Program and bringing even more convenience to guests CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (August 30, 2021) announced a collaboration between the Hyatt Place brand and Gopuff, a go-to platform for consumers’ immediate everyday… Read the full press release

New mobile food ordering platform launches at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

Mobile Meal Delivery Service Now Available for Airport Passengers BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, 2021-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and the airport’s concessions developer, Fraport Maryland, have launched a new mobile ordering platform, GateWaiter, that allows travelers to order their favorite food for pickup or delivery inside the airport directly from a… Read the full press release

Power bank rental service Joos now available at Bristol Airport

London, UK, 2021-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Bristol Airport has become the second UK airport to install Joos, a revolutionary power bank rental service which allows passengers to charge before they fly. With Joos, there is no need to crowd around a power point or leave devices in a ‘charging locker’. You no longer… Read the full press release

Boeing: $US 1 billion in online orders in record time: aftermarket customers can access more than 16 million parts with Boeing distribution, formerly Aviall

Boeing reaches $1 billion in online orders in record time for the company Boeing parts distribution offerings and digital advancements position customers for quicker pandemic recovery DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] hit an e-commerce milestone in record time for the company, reaching $1 billion in online orders more than three… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus launches new tool to remove confusion regarding travel restrictions and entry requirements

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Aug-26 — /Travel PR News/ — With consumer confidence in travel slowly returning, Aer Lingus has introduced a new digital Travel Support Tool designed to remove confusion regarding travel restrictions and entry requirements for all Aer Lingus destinations. The interactive tool on aerlingus.com, powered by Sherpa, allows Aer Lingus customers to search destinations and retrieve up-to-date… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s acceptance of IATA Travel Pass

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2021-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the decision of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to accept IATA Travel Pass to confirm pre-departure COVID-19 test results for departing and arriving passengers starting 30th of September 2021. Eventually this… Read the full press release

Cathay and OpenRice partner to launch one-stop dining and digital payment experience

Members can pay with Miles Plus Cash at partner restaurants, earning up to 3 miles for every HK$4 spent Hong Kong, China, 2021-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay and OpenRice have joined hands to launch a one-stop dining and digital payment experience for foodies among Asia Miles and Marco Polo Club members in Hong… Read the full press release

Gulf Air extends IATA Travel Pass trial to include flights from Bahrain to Dubai, Frankfurt and Paris

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2021-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has extended the IATA Travel Pass trial to include more routes after the initial kick-off on flights from Bahrain to Athens, London and Singapore flights. Starting from today (August 14, 2021), the airline will include… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts partners with Audio Now Platform to launch a live tour of its “How to Hack” Podcast

Tijen Onaran to embark on a Podcast Live Tour taking in Berlin, Bonn and Frankfurt Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Audio Now Platform is joining forces with Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts to launch a live tour of its “How to Hack” Podcast. The tour gets underway at the Steigenberger… Read the full press release

Ryanair to roll out Optifly’s schedule optimisation software across its fleet

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (5 August) signed a license agreement with Optifly, a supplier of next generation schedule optimisation software. After a trial phase during 2021, Ryanair plans to roll out Optifly’s software across its fleet. Optifly’s scheduling software will support the development of Ryanair’s network… Read the full press release

August edition of “Discover Arkansas” now available

Little Rock, AR, 2021-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The August edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. Is summer better on two wheels? Arkansas’s cycling and biking options provide plenty of opportunities to find… Read the full press release

flydubai announces the launch of its new online eShop

New online store lets passengers pre-purchase a selection of products VAT-free Dubai, UAE, 2021-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has announced the launch of its new online eShop which provides passengers with the option to pre-purchase a selection of duty-free products before they fly and have them delivered to their seat… Read the full press release

KLM: all necessary COVID-19 travel documents can be checked in advance with the airline’s new service COVID-19 check | Upload@Home

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM customers travelling to a selected number of destinations can now have the necessary COVID-19 travel documents checked in advance. KLM’s COVID-19 check | Upload@Home is a new service that allows customers to travel well-prepared and smoothly. KLM understands that travelling with all the COVID-19-related requirements can… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport unveils major five-year digital transformation programme

The investment includes Amazon Alexa functionality – a first for any airport in Northern Ireland Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a six-figure investment, George Best Belfast City Airport has launched a major five-year, digital transformation programme aimed at enhancing the customer experience. The first phase of the innovative programme, accelerated… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific successfully trials the Commons Project’s CommonPass app on two live flights between Hong Kong and Singapore

Moving a step closer to hassle-free international air travel Hong Kong, China, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific continues to demonstrate the viability of digital health passes by successfully conducting two live flight trials involving volunteer customers travelling between Hong Kong and Singapore using The Commons Project’s CommonPass app earlier this month. The… Read the full press release

British Airways’ new interactive map lets customers check travel restrictions and entry requirements of any destination

London, UK, 2021-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers can now check the travel restrictions and entry requirements of any destination the airline flies to on a new interactive map on ba.com. The new page is in partnership with global tech company Sherpa, who has developed an online tool that provides travellers with the latest… Read the full press release

British Airways provides customers option to order snacks and drinks mid-flight directly to their seat thru new inflight digital ordering platform

British Airways has introduced a digital ordering platform for customers to purchase food and drink from its Speedbird Café menu in the air, directly to their seat on board The service will initially be available on selected routes from July 19, before rolling out across the rest of the short haul network on flights from… Read the full press release

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow partner to make travel for fully vaccinated customers quick and easy

Later this week customers travelling on selected flights from the US, Caribbean and Europe to London Heathrow will be invited to take part in a proving trial to support the Government in lifting some of the most onerous restrictions for travellers arriving from ‘amber list’ countries Fully vaccinated travellers of all nationalities will be able… Read the full press release

Emirates launches new account-based payment method Emirates Pay

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced the launch of Emirates Pay, a new account-based payment method for purchasing air tickets. Emirates Pay is now available for Emirates customers in Germany and the UK who are purchasing tickets via emirates.com. Emirates is the world’s first airline to launch this payment alternative… Read the full press release

SITA’s new-generation of passenger processing infrastructure installed at Václav Havel Airport Prague

SITA’s new-generation passenger processing infrastructure improves the passenger experience and boosts agility and efficiency amid COVID-19 recovery Prague, Czech Republic, 2021-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA today (6 Jul, 2021) announced that it has implemented its new-generation of passenger processing infrastructure at Václav Havel Airport Prague, paving the way to a completely touchless, mobile… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways the first airline to trial COVID-19 vaccine authentication through IATA Travel Pass ‘Digital Passport’ Mobile App

Expanded trial will enable travellers to Doha to share their Qatar issued vaccination certificate via their mobile with the airline and authorities in a more safe, seamless and secure way Trial will be rolled out in phases, beginning with cabin crew travelling from Kuwait, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris  and Sydney DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jul-06 —… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Cargo introduces multi-dimensional tracking system Ultra Track

Multi-dimensional tracking system using Bluetooth technology offers near real-time monitoring for customers and proactive intervention when required Hong Kong, China, 2021-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo is introducing Ultra Track, its multi-dimensional tracking product, to its network, with a phased introduction at 29 ports across the globe. Cathay Pacific Cargo’s Ultra Track… Read the full press release

Emirates now offers the IATA Travel Pass solution

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, one of the first global airlines to pilot the IATA Travel Pass in April, now offers the IATA Travel Pass solution to customers flying to 10 cities and plans to extend it to all routes across its network in the coming weeks. In addition, Emirates has… Read the full press release

IATA launches self-registration portal for IATA Travel Pass Lab Network

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a self-registration portal to make it easier for COVID-19 testing labs to join the IATA Travel Pass Lab Network. IATA’s Lab Network provides a list of eligible lab locations around the globe so that travelers can easily find a… Read the full press release

Priceline launches Fourth of July sale

Three in Four Americans Agree That Travel Deals Are Important1 and Priceline’s Freedom Sale Offers Massive Savings NORWALK, Conn., 2021-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — To kick off the summer travel season, Priceline is launching a huge Fourth of July sale with even bigger savings on flights, hotels and rental cars. The two-week Freedom Sale will feature special discounts… Read the full press release

flydubai partners with Alhosn to provide passengers with digital verification of COVID-19 medical records

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has announced that it has partnered with Alhosn, the official UAE app for contact tracing and health testing related to COVID-19, to provide passengers with digital verification of COVID-19 medical records while travelling from the UAE. flydubai becomes the first airline to partner… Read the full press release

Frankfurt Airport trials Yoordi new food ordering solution

The digital Yoordi system, an innovative self-ordering solution, additionally enhances the passenger experience Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Jun-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers and guests at Frankfurt Airport can now use their  smartphones to conveniently order and pay for food and beverages from various restaurants – taking advantage of a new “fast lane to… Read the full press release