Lufthansa Innovation Hub launches the “Compensaid” sustainability platform and focuses on CO2 neutral aviation fuels

Travelers can use the new platform to replace the fossil fuel of their flights with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Airline passengers can reduce up to 80 percent of their CO2 emissions “Compensaid” provides a transparent overview of a person’s travel history and associated CO2 emissions across all airlines COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — CO2neutral, synthetic… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Cruises orders third Icon-Class Ship to Feature Environmentally-Friendly Innovation

MIAMI, FL, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with shipbuilder Meyer Turku to order a third Icon-class ship for delivery in 2025. The ship will join its two sister ships – to be delivered in 2022 and 2024, respectively – in… Read the full press release

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

SFO to prohibit the sale of water in plastic bottles

Move requires water to be sold in recyclable aluminum, glass or BPI-certified compostable bottles SAN FRANCISCO, CA., 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced plans to prohibit the sale of water in plastic bottles effective August 20, 2019. This move will require all airport retailers, restaurants, airline lounges, and… Read the full press release

Finavia to start construction of a Subsurface Flow Wetland at Helsinki Airport

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Water management is an important part of Finavia’s environmental responsibility. The new underground wetland treatment facility will mean cleaner waters for the watercourses surrounding Helsinki Airport. Good environmental work is part of Finavia’s corporate responsibility. The Sum of Good Things article series highlights details of Finavia’s responsibility work. This article focuses on… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong: Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund and Fisheries Enhancement Fund granted more than HK$10 million to 11 projects

HONG KONG, CHINA, 2019-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The independent Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund (MEEF) and Fisheries Enhancement Fund (FEF) have granted more than HK$10 million to 11 projects for a 12-month period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. The 11 projects receiving funding in the latest round include six multi-year projects… Read the full press release

SINGITA OPENS KWITONDA LODGE AND KATAZA HOUSE – SUPPORTING GORILLA CONSERVATION

Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House

Rwanda, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Singita, multi-award-winning hospitality and conservation brand, officially opens Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House in Rwanda on 1 August 2019. Set on 178 acres (72 hectares) on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, Kwitonda Lodge boasts eight luxurious suites, while Kataza House, an exclusive-use villa, features four spacious… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport sets out plan on becoming a net zero airport and accelerating efforts to achieve carbon neutrality

Bristol, UK, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Bristol Airport has published a carbon roadmap setting out how it will achieve its ambition to be a net zero airport and accelerating efforts to achieve carbon neutrality. Carbon neutral target fast-tracked to 2025 Carbon levy to offset all road journeys Flights to fall under international agreement to… Read the full press release

IATA calls on the European Commission, European Governments and ANSPs to make urgent improvements to European air traffic management

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on European governments and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to make urgent improvements to European air traffic management. The priority should be to cut carbon emissions and address the unnecessary costs and flight delays suffered by passengers from inefficient airspace routes… Read the full press release

Singita collaborates with sustainable sandal brand, Amanu

Cape Town, South Africa, 2019-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Singita, a leading conservation and ecotourism operator, along with US-based sustainable sandal brand, Amanu, are working together to teach the ancient craft of sandal making to a select group of Singita employees, giving guests the opportunity to design a pair of custom made sandals at lodges in… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport welcomes its newest Airport City tenant — Chinese-based LED lighting systems specialist Plant Box

Edmonton, AB, 2019-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Edmonton International Airport is opening the door to increased investment from Asia for the Edmonton Metro Region with its newest tenant for Airport City. An agreement was signed today (July 10, 2019) between Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Plant Box, a Chinese-based company that specializes in LED… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: New art exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock spotlights the impact we have on our oceans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — An exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock spotlights the impact we have on our oceans. Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea highlights the toll trash takes on our oceans and waterways. It includes more than 20 giant sea life sculptures made entirely of… Read the full press release

The TUI Care Foundation and enpact launch Travel Tech 4 Good Accelerator in Cairo, Egypt

Egypt’s startup ecosystem receives support to empower founders in the travel and tourism sector Selected startups gain access to office space, support services, mentoring and a wide network of experts and investors Special attention is paid to business models which drive social impact and sustainability Berlin, Germany, 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The TUI… Read the full press release

SFO awarded renewal of Airport Carbon Accreditation by the Airports Council International (ACI)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (July 1, 2019) announced a major environmental milestone with the renewal of its certification in the Airport Carbon Accreditation program by the Airports Council International (ACI), the foremost advocate for airport operators worldwide. First awarded to SFO in 2016,… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport, Fost Plus and airport partners aim to recycle at least 50% of the airport waste by 2023

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport and Fost Plus are working together to prevent waste and improve waste sorting and recycling. To this end, several airport partners have signed the Brussels Airport Waste Charter in which they explicitly choose to apply the principles of circular economy. Together, they commit to reducing waste… Read the full press release

WIZZ AIR IS THE MOST PUNCTUAL AIRLINE IN AUSTRIA AND THE GREENEST AIRLINE IN EUROPE

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of the fastest-growing airlines in Europe and the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, is the most punctual airline in Austria that hasn’t cancelled a single flight in 2019 from the Austrian capital. The analysis carried out by a passenger rights portal awarded Wizz Air the… Read the full press release

Emirates introduces eco-friendly paper straws on board

Eco-friendly paper straws have been introduced this month Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has made a network-wide commitment to reduce single-use plastics on board its aircraft. As of June 1st, eco-friendly paper straws have been introduced and all Emirates flights will soon be plastic straw-free. The airline has been working on… Read the full press release

IATA research shows passengers want governments to encourage development of sustainable aviation fuels to reduce aviation carbon emissions

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on European governments considering a Dutch proposal for an EU-wide tax on air tickets to listen to what their citizens want. IATA-commissioned research shows that air passengers want governments to encourage the development of new technologies and sustainable aviation fuels to… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport congratulates Knockbreda Nursery School at the Best Kept School Awards

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Knockbreda Nursery School, based in South-East Belfast, has been named the ‘Best of the Best’ at the Best Kept School Awards in association with George Best Belfast City Airport. In an unprecedented move, the nursery school took home a hattrick of awards at a ceremony held at… 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

Manchester Airport gifted 80 trees to local organisations to mark its 80th birthday

Manchester, UK, 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Over the last few months communities across the region have been planting oak trees after Manchester Airport gifted 80 trees to local organisations to mark the year of its 80th birthday. Oak is the traditional anniversary gift for 80 years. From schools to sports clubs and charities to community… Read the full press release

Air France announces commitment to eliminate 1,300 tons of single-use plastic by the end of 2019

Paris, France, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s the end of the road for plastic cutlery, cups, stirrers etc. For this year’s World Environment Day, passengers on flight AF378 from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Detroit were offered products made of bio-based materials instead of single-use plastic items usually distributed on board, in keeping with airline… Read the full press release

Gatwick noise footprint shrinks by 7% in 2018

Gatwick welcomes reduction but recognises that more must be done to reduce noise further New aircraft are up to 50% quieter than the aircraft they replace and are set to become the new ‘workhorses’ of Gatwick’s fleet This 7% noise footprint reduction builds on a 4% fall in 2017 (54dBA Leq) LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-10 —… Read the full press release

British Airways gained the top spot in Heathrow’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ short-haul fleet has topped Heathrow’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table, based on its environmental performance from January to March this year. The airline gained the top spot because of its new, more fuel-efficient aircraft, consistent adherence to routes designed to reduce noise for local communities… Read the full press release

Emirates transforms old advertising billboards into hundreds of reusable bags to celebrate World Environment Day

Embarks on an innovative recycling project for World Environment Day Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark World Environment Day, Emirates gave its old advertising billboards in South Africa a new lease of life, transforming the PVC Flex material into hundreds of reusable bags. In an effort to spread the message of… Read the full press release

Ryanair becomes the first EU airline to release monthly CO2 emissions statistics

Average Co2 In May Of Just 66g, Almost 50% Lower Than Other Major Eu Airlines DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair today (5 June) becomes the first EU airline to release monthly CO2 emissions statistics, which show an average of 66g CO2 per passenger/km in May 2019. Metrics May 2019 Total Kilometres 17,529m km Total Passengers… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways outlines its work on Environment, Health and Safety and Community in its Sustainability Report 2017-18

Document outlines the airline’s work on Environment, Health and Safety, Community and Sustainability DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Group today (02 June 2019) published its Sustainability Report 18 (covering the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018), detailing its development and progress in this crucial area. The report highlights… Read the full press release

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to invest in the construction of Europe’s first sustainable kerosene plant

Schiphol, The Netherlands, 2019-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is set to invest in the construction of Europe’s first sustainable kerosene plant. The plant will be constructed by SkyNRG, the global market leader in sustainable fuels for the aviation industry. Based in Delfzijl, the plant will be dedicated specifically to the production of… 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

Heathrow announces tough new measures to protect local air quality and reduce congestion

Heathrow announces tough new measures to protect local air quality and reduce congestion Heathrow’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone proposes to target older, more polluting passenger cars and private hire vehicles by 2022, before a wider Vehicle Access Charge (VAC) is introduced for all passenger cars, taxis and private hire vehicles entering the airport with the opening of the new… Read the full press release