Heathrow’s statutory consultation on its expansion plans will commence the 18th of June and end on the 13th of September

New CGI imagery released to show what an expanded Heathrow could look like June consultation follows an extensive period of non-statutory consultation and engagement LONDON, UK, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has announced that its statutory 12 and a half-week consultation on its expansion plans will launch on the 18th of June. This step is… Read the full press release

AAAE Urges Congress to Update Tax Code and Airport Financing Model to Boost Infrastructure Investment

Alexandria, Va., 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — With airlines collecting nearly $5 billion in baggage fees in 2018 along with billions more in other ancillary charges – record highs – the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) called on Congress to update the U.S. tax code and the federal cap on local airport user… Read the full press release

SITA implements communication and passenger processing systems at Israel’s newest airport — Ramon Airport

Eilat, Israel, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider to the air transport industry, played a key role in supporting the smooth opening of Ramon Airport, Israel’s newest airport, which began operations early this year. SITA provided key communications systems as well as the airport’s common-use check-in and boarding gates. All SITA’s… Read the full press release

O’Hare and Midway recognized with the 2018-2019 Balchen/Post Award for expertly maintaining safe and operational airfields this winter

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — O’Hare and Midway International Airports have been recognized with the 2018-2019 Balchen/Post Award for excellence in the performance of airport snow and ice removal by the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). Chicago’s airports were among only 19 airports across the country to be recognized for expertly maintaining safe and operational airfields during snow and ice events this past winter season…. Read the full press release

WAA welcomed more than 1.1 million travellers in the first three months of 2019, a 7.5% increase over the same period in 2018

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, 2019-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) started 2019 with another strong quarter, driven primarily by an increase in passengers boarded along with increased cargo traffic. Winnipeg Richardson International Airport welcomed more than 1.1 million travellers in the first three months of 2019, a 7.5 percent increase over the same period… Read the full press release

CVG and ArtsWave to showcase the region’s extensive and diverse array of arts and culture at the airport

Erlanger, Ky., 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Traveling through Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) this year? If so, you may get to experience “ArtsWave Presents,” a live arts and entertainment program continuing in 2019 that showcases the region’s extensive and diverse array of arts and culture at the airport. Performances are scheduled on peak travel… 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

CDA, Enterprise, and Hertz to host an Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Outreach Vendor Fair on Tuesday, April 30

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), along with Avis Budget Group, Enterprise, and Hertz, is hosting an Airport Rental Car (RAC) Supplier Diversity Outreach Vendor Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. The CDA is joining with nearly 40 other airports nationwide in an effort to… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free wins the DFNI-Frontier ‘EMEA Airport Retail Operation of the Year’ award

Award recognises best airport retail operation serving more than 30 million passengers annually DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF) has won the DFNI-Frontier ‘EMEA Airport Retail Operation of the Year’ award for its exceptional retail offering and customer service. The award was presented at a ceremony and charity ball… Read the full press release

Gatwick hosted exclusive airside tours for local families to experience the airport and board a British Airways aircraft

Families in need of extra assistance got to see how the airport can support them Airlines, emergency services, Border Force and police dogs were there to engage with the 30 families LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick welcomed 30 families to see the sights and hear the sounds of a busy airport… Read the full press release

Heathrow will rename its four airport terminals after the newest generation of royals

Heathrow is set to rename its four terminals as the airport prepares for the arrival of the new royal baby, expected sometime in the spring The newest terminal, Terminal 2, previously known as the Queen’s Terminal will be christened with its new name following the baby’s arrival In preparation for the most significant re-branding exercise… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport celebrates the completion of the first major phase of its £1bn transformation programme

First pier and new multi storey car park open this morning Five flights set to take off today, giving passengers a taste of things to come from airport transformation Hundreds of passengers set to sample the new pier today with flights with TUI Airways Manchester, UK, 2019-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Manchester Airport is today… Read the full press release

The first-ever airport branch of the Al Jazeera Perfumes opens at Hamad International Airport

The luxury Qatari perfume brand launches its first airport branch featuring an exquisite collection of Middle Eastern and Parisian fragrances DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is pleased to announce the launch of the first-ever airport branch of the award-winning Qatari brand, Al Jazeera Perfumes, at Hamad International Airport… Read the full press release

London Gatwick announces the opening of a brand new restaurant, Sonoma

Gatwick has joined with TRG Concessions to launch brand new restaurant, ‘Sonoma’  The 600m2 outlet in the airport’s North Terminal is inspired by California in both its menu and interior design Russel Joffe, founder of Giraffe, created the concept alongside TRG LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has today (28/03/2019) launched its biggest… Read the full press release

CDA: Studio ORD selected to design new O’Hare Global Terminal and historic $8.5 billion expansion

Studio ORD selected to design new O’Hare Global Terminal and historic $8.5 billion expansion​​ CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Chicago is announcing the selection of an architect team to lead the design of the unprecedented $8.5 billion expansion program for O’Hare International Airport. Following a competitive process that shortlisted five… Read the full press release

Heathrow announces 18 shortlisted sites that remain in the running to help deliver the expanded airport

Heathrow unveils 18 shortlisted sites that remain in the running to help deliver the infrastructure project of a generation – Britain’s new runway These sites are key to kickstarting the nationwide benefits that Heathrow expansion will bring – creating jobs and economic opportunities up and down the country years before the additional trade and tourism… Read the full press release

Heathrow Terminal 5 voted the best in the world at the 2019 Skytrax World Airport Awards

Heathrow Terminal 5 is the “passengers’ pick”, topping list of the world’s best airport terminals at the annual Skytrax Awards Heathrow Terminal 2 also made it into the top five globally, coming in at number four ahead of Dubai’s Terminal 3 and Singapore Changi’s Terminal 4 Heathrow ranked among the world’s top 10 airports overall… Read the full press release

Athens Airport becomes the first airport in Europe to trial facial biometrics solution, SITA Smart Path

Greece’s largest airport becomes Europe’s first to use biometric identity at security. Athens, Greece, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers flying with Aegean Airlines from Athens International Airport are being offered a faster, more efficient journey through the airport by merely scanning their face at check-in and at security points. Athens Airport has become the… Read the full press release

Cork ‘N Bottle store at CVG wins 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award for Best Airport Shop for Local Merchandise

Hebron, KY, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Regional spirits retailer Cork ‘N Bottle is pleased to announce that the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) store is a winner in the 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Airport Shop for Local Merchandise. The 200 sq. ft. store located in Concourse A at… Read the full press release

Gatwick signs contract with Stanley Robotics to be first UK airport to trial valet parking robots

Trial to run from the second half of 2019 to early 2020 Guy Stephenson: “Valet parking robots could revolutionise parking at Gatwick.”  LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick has today (26 March 2019) signed a framework contract with Stanley Robotics and it will be the first UK airport to trial robots that valet… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport recognised as a Partner Airport of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Perishable Logistics (IATA CEIV Fresh)

Pioneering High Standards for Handling Perishable Cargo HONG KONG, CHINA, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been recognised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as a Partner Airport of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Perishable Logistics (IATA CEIV Fresh), the first airport community in the world to receive… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport announces the opening of two brand-new fire stations at the eastern and western sections of the airport grounds

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The 145-strong fire department at Brussels Airport now operates from two brand-new fire stations, which are located in the eastern and western sections of the airport grounds. The low-energy fire stations are specifically designed for responding to emergency situations and provide plenty of space for housing the fire… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines partners with Accenture to pilot AI-enhanced service at Narita and Haneda Airport

Introduces Voice Recognition Service to Speed Up and Improve Check-in Experiences at Narita and Haneda Airport Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) is working with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) on a new service that applies artificial intelligence (AI) to answer passenger requests at the airline’s check-in counters. The service assesses what check-in… Read the full press release

Flughafen Zürich AG and Swiss Life AG celebrated the topping-out of THE CIRCLE

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The joint ownership company of THE CIRCLE, comprising Flughafen Zürich AG and Swiss Life AG, celebrated the topping-out last Tuesday together with the contractor hrs. Building work on the new destination is progressing on schedule. THE CIRCLE will make Zurich Airport an urban centre. Two years after the… Read the full press release

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport first to purchase veriScan as airport-wide biometric aircraft boarding solution

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport first to purchase veriScan as airport-wide biometric aircraft boarding solution Washington, D.C., USA, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Monday that Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) recently awarded it a contract for implementation of an Airports Authority-designed biometric screening system known as veriScan™. The… Read the full press release

Toronto Pearson named Best Large Airport in North America by Airports Council International

TORONTO, CANADA, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — As Canada’s largest airport gears up to welcome a peak of 144,000 passengers in one day for March Break, one of the busiest travel seasons of the year, Toronto Pearson welcomes the announcement from Airports Council International (ACI) that it has been named Best Large Airport in North America serving… Read the full press release

British lifestyle brand Oliver Bonas opens its largest airport store at London Gatwick

The 82m2 North Terminal outlet offers womenswear, travel essentials and gifts The brand’s “growing presence in busy UK travel hubs makes it the perfect fit for Gatwick”, says Rachel Bulford, Gatwick Head of Retail LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — British lifestyle brand Oliver Bonas has launched a new store in London Gatwick’s North… Read the full press release

New Christian Moerlein Malt House Taproom opens at CVG

Erlanger, Ky., 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (February 26, 2019), the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Christian Moerlein Brewing Company and HMSHost celebrated the grand opening of the new Christian Moerlein Malt House Taproom at CVG. The more than 1,600 square-foot full-service restaurant and bar is operated by global restaurateur HMSHost in Concourse A… Read the full press release

Shannon Duty Free unveils its youngest ever stockist

Shannon, Ireland, 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — A young student has been rewarded for his remarkable entrepreneurship by having his product placed in the world’s first duty-free store, Shannon Duty Free. Evan Quaid (14), a student from Castlemahon in west Limerick, has become the youngest ever producer of an item to be stocked at the… Read the full press release

CVG again has the lowest airfares in the region according to U.S. Department of Transportation airfare ranking report

Erlanger, Ky., 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The U.S. Department of Transportation released its average airfare ranking report for third quarter 2018, and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) once again has the lowest airfares in the region. Among the top 100 U.S. domestic airports, CVG ranked #83. Overall, airfares at CVG have dropped 45… Read the full press release