SAS and Airbus sign MoU for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS and Airbus have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research. This is a unique cooperation to establish the requirements for the next generation of sustainable aircraft. The project aims to gain an understanding of the introduction of hybrid-electric… Read the full press release

CDA and AAAE open registration for the 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference! The conference, returning to Chicago November 3-6, will convene global aviation and airport professionals for this year’s theme, Destination: Sustainable Airports, highlighting… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport partners with SWRnewstar to launch paper cups recycling scheme

Bristol, UK, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Nearly a tonne of paper cups has been recycled as a result of a new process introduced at Bristol Airport in March. This is the equivalent of 54,500 standard size coffee cups which, if placed end to end would stretch for nearly 6km – which is nearly the… Read the full press release

QANTAS OPERATES WORLD’S FIRST ZERO WASTE FLIGHT

Sydney, Australia, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The first-ever commercial flight to produce no landfill waste took to the skies this morning, marking the start of Qantas’ plan to cut 100 million single-use plastics by end-2020 and eliminate 75 per cent of the airline’s waste by end-2021. All inflight products on board QF739, flying from… Read the full press release

British Airways announced the winners of its BA 2119: Future of Fuels challenge

LONDON, UK, 2019-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways today (May 03, 2019) announced the winners of its BA 2119: Future of Fuels challenge. British Airways celebrates its centenary this year, a landmark in aviation. To mark this, the airline’s BA 2119: Flight of the Future programme is exploring the next 100 years in aviation for… Read the full press release

New Hillside Suite at Singita Sasakwa Lodge – The Ultimate Private Retreat

Hillside Suite at Singita Sasakwa Lodge

Cape Town, South Africa, 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Sweeping views of Singita Grumeti, Tanzania, Hillside SuiteApril 2019 – In June 2019, Hillside Suite, set on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the endless plains of the Serengeti, opens to guests. With a private access road and all the trimmings of an exclusive retreat,… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport team completed a litter pick of local roads and public areas neighbouring the Airport

Bristol, UK, 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — On Friday 12 April volunteers from the Bristol Airport team completed a litter pick of local roads and public areas neighbouring the Airport. Staff took a couple of hours out from their normal day jobs to clear litter from around the perimeter of the 196 hectare site. Teams… Read the full press release

Green Concessions Make Every Day Earth Day at Chicago’s Airports

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Those who work in the sustainability departments of airports frequently talk about their vision for sustainable airports. It starts with passengers taking public transportation to the terminals and using paperless check-in processes, before enjoying a cup of sustainably-sourced coffee, served in a compostable cup, stirred with a bamboo… Read the full press release

CDA: The 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference will return to Chicago this fall, November 3-6

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the  American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) today (04/23/2019) announced the 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference will return to Chicago this fall, November 3-6.  The conference will convene aviation and airport professionals from around the world for this year’s theme, Destination: Sustainable Airports,… Read the full press release

Emirates Group plays part to support and preserve biodiversity

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley protect valuable wildlife ecosystems and provide sustainable tourism experiences Emirates supports United for Wildlife’s efforts to tackle the illegal wildlife trade, and has signed the WTTC’s Buenos Aires Declaration on Travel and Tourism and Illegal Wildlife Trade dnata4good pledges support for wildlife research and rehabilitation projects… 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

SFO highlighted its industry-leading sustainability initiatives in celebration of Earth Day

Airport to deploy San Francisco’s first battery-electric zero-emission buses in next step to reach net zero goals SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of Earth Day, the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) highlighted its industry-leading sustainability initiatives for a “triple zero” campus to achieve carbon neutrality, net zero energy and zero… Read the full press release

CDA awarded LEED Gold certification on the South Air Traffic Control Tower (SATCT) at O’Hare International Airport

South Air Traffic Control Tower One of the First LEED Gold-Certified Air Traffic Control Towers in the U.S. CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) celebrated Earth Day today ( 04/22/2019) by joining the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to… Read the full press release

Metrolink will provide free rides on its regional rail system on Earth Day, April 22

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Today ( April 12, 2019), Metrolink urged Southern California commuters to leave their cars at home on Earth Day and pledge to take public transportation. To make that easier, Metrolink will provide free rides on its regional rail system on Monday, April 22. Earth Day is an international… Read the full press release

SAS HAS BEEN CO2 OFFSETTING 1.5 MILLION YOUTH TICKETS

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Over the past year, SAS has been CO2 offsetting all Youth Tickets, amounting to a total of almost 1.5 million tickets, an increase of five percent. The initiative is part of SAS’ ambition to promote more sustainable travel. A year ago, SAS became first airline to include CO2… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport recognized with Environmental Achievement Award at the Airports @ Work conference

Airports Council International – North America honors SFO with Environmental Achievement Award for Airfield Operations Facility SAN FRANCISCO, CA., 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) was honored today (April 3, 2019) for the world’s first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) facility at an airport. Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA),… Read the full press release

Currently accepting safari booking for wildebeest migration in Tanzania

Booking safari ideas prepared by Premier safari operator Kilimanjaro Tanzanite Safaris in Tanzania. Arusha, Tanzania, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Wildebeest migration is the annual migration of giant herds of Gnu, Zebras, Grant gazelle, thompson to North Serengeti and Masai Mara in Kenya. Usually migration cross mara river between August and September, this is spectacular… Read the full press release

Oman Air participated in Earth Hour 2019

MUSCAT, Oman, 2019-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air’s headquarters in Muscat, as well as across its network destinations marked Earth Hour at 8.30pm (local time) on Saturday March 30th. The airline was joined by tens of thousands of organizations and hundreds of millions of people around the world to mark Earth Hour by turning… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal is converting 13 diesel-powered yard cranes to hybrid power

$6 million project at largest marine terminal to cut 45 tons of pollutants annually Oakland, Calif., 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Containerized cargo handling at the Port of Oakland is about to get a whole lot cleaner.  The Port said today (March 26, 2019) that its largest marine terminal is converting 13 diesel-powered yard cranes… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport’s Noise action Plan formally adopted by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Bristol Airport’s Noise action Plan has been formally adopted by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Bristol, UK, 2019-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Noise Action Plans set out how airports plan, manage and where possible reduce the adverse effects of aviation noise. Under the EU Environmental Noise Directive they must be updated… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines and OMV ReOil partner to recycle disposable cups into synthetic crude

Since January 2019 OMV has been processing Austrian Airlines plastic cups in the OMV ReOil® pilot plant  OMV produces new fuels and plastics from used plastic cups  The idea of recycling the cups is an initiative of the Austrian Airlines “Fly greener” team  VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The OMV ReOil® pilot plant… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru turned on one of the Maldives’ largest resort-based solar installations

Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Republic of Maldives, 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru connected its first RoofSolar inverter, and in doing so turned on one of the Maldives’ largest resort-based solar installations. The ambitious project comprises 3,105 panels and spans 5,380 square metres (58,000 square feet) – the roof… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines announces enhanced focus on environmentally responsible practices on board

Singapore, 2019-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines is contributing more to greener skies by further reducing food wastage on board, cutting back on the use of plastics for in-flight items and increasing the use of sustainable ingredients in in-flight meals. “We are proud to have embarked on a new era of greater sustainability, with… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group employees fly CO2 neutral on business trips

Conversion to CO2-neutral vehicles on the ground by 2030 Expansion of help alliance projects and corporate volunteering COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group is setting new accents for the environment and society. With three measures, the company underpins its goal of consolidating its leading position in the aviation industry in the… Read the full press release

Oman Air recognised as the cleanest and quietest carrier as per Heathrow Airport’s Fly Quiet and Green chart

Airline named first in the cleanest and quietest flying into LHR. MUSCAT, Oman, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, has been recognised as the cleanest and quietest carrier in contributing to the reduction of the noise footprint at UK’s Heathrow Airport, as per the Fly… Read the full press release

Oman Air takes first place in the latest Heathrow “Fly Quiet and Green” league table

Oman Air claims first place in Heathrow’s latest “Fly Quiet and Green” league table, securing its place amongst Heathrow’s most sustainable airlines One year after increasing environmental pricing incentives – which reward airlines for flying their greenest and quietest planes at Heathrow –more 787 Dreamliners and A350s are being brought to the UK’s only hub… Read the full press release

Best Top Travel Packages, Tours and Safaris in Nairobi, Kenya – Visit the Nairobi National Park

Nairobi, Kenya, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Conference season is here and all delegates are Welcome conducting their conference meetings and workshops in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya. Simple words to learn: Jambo – Hallo Habari Yako – How are you? (Sasa? – Hi? Reply: Poa – am fine ) slang language… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches its international environmental partnerships for 2019

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (7 Mar) launched its international environmental partnerships for 2019, supporting First Climate (Uganda), Renature Monchique, the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group and Native Woodland Trust through customer carbon offset donations. First Climate – Ryanair is partnering with First Climate’s campaign supporting and promoting… Read the full press release

Vistara becomes the first Indian airline to offer sanitary pads on flights within India

Vistara to provide organic bio-degradable sanitary napkins to customers upon request Service to be available on all flights across Vistara network starting 8 March 2019 Part of ‘Vistara for Women’: A suite of services especially for women All-women crew to operate retro-themed flights on the #VistaraRetroJet between Delhi and Goa on Women’s Day, with crew… Read the full press release

Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens opens in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s official, Dubai’s funkiest social hub has opened in The Greens. Meet Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The GreensTM, a 210-room urban nexus shaking up Dubai’s hotel scene with its Insta-worthy interiors, laid-back vibes, eccentric concepts, and line-up of cool local experts, dedicated to helping you dive into all… Read the full press release