City of Chicago announces key designers for O’Hare 21 expansion and modernization program

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — With the O’Hare 21 expansion and modernization program already well underway, the City of Chicago today announced a critical milestone, securing the services of its three key designers. The City’s contract with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM) to design two new satellite concourses immediately west of… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines first U.S. airline to receive STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification for its Luly Yang custom-designed uniform collection

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is rolling out its new Luly Yang custom-designed uniform collection certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, the highest industry standard for safety, making Alaska and Horizon Air the first U.S. airlines to achieve this certification. “This is a major milestone that was years in the making. Before the designs,… Read the full press release

EVA Air ranks 9th among the world’s safest airlines for 2020

Luzhu District, Taiwan, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Taiwan-based EVA Air ranks 9th among the world’s safest airlines for 2020, based on analyses by the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC). The latest ranking and assessments were released in the February 2020 edition of Germany’s “AERO International Magazine” on January 14. This honor followed… Read the full press release

Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites unveils transformation following multi-million-dollar renovation

Property unveils new Toronto-inspired guestrooms, lively restaurant, calming lobby and redesigned meeting spaces TORONTO, CANADA, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The 419-room Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites announced the completion of its multi-million-dollar renovation today (January 22, 2020), debuting new public spaces, guest rooms and a new restaurant — Mosaic Kitchen, Bar and Lounge…. Read the full press release

Emirates celebrates 20 years of service in Bahrain

DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — On 25 January 2000, Emirates took off from Dubai International Airport headed for Bahrain. When the B777-200 landed, it marked a major milestone for the airline – its first flight to the country. Twenty years later, the route has gone from strength-to-strength, and since the first flight, more… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ nonstop service to Kona and Lihue

Kona and Lihue nonstop service now offered on Southwest Oakland, Calif., 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Adding to its existing service to the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui, Southwest Airlines has added two new long-haul destinations at Oakland International Airport (OAK).  Nonstop flights to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii commenced service Sunday, January 19, and Lihue, Kauai, launched just yesterday. Service to Kona (KOA)… Read the full press release

McCarran International Airport generate nearly $35 billion in economic output

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — McCarran International Airport and its supporting aviation system generate nearly $35 billion in economic output, support approximately 250,000 jobs and are responsible for 18 percent of the area’s gross domestic product, according to a recent study conducted by Oxford Economics. “This report reiterates the critical role… Read the full press release

Five local schools enjoyed a STEM-packed day at Gatwick Airport Roadshow in Dorking

Five local schools enjoyed an action-packed day easyJet and Surrey Police among partners present along with 40 Gatwick volunteers The series of roadshows will continue to its fourth roadshow in West Sussex in March LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — One thousand pupils from five local schools visited a Gatwick Airport Roadshow at… Read the full press release

Latest passenger satisfaction survey reveals passengers feel an improvement of service quality at Budapest Airport

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Service quality improved significantly at Ferenc Liszt International Airport concerning 32 criteria out of 37, based on the quarterly independent international passenger satisfaction survey. The ASQ results in the last quarter and also for the whole year of 2019 fully reflect the developments completed by Budapest Airport… Read the full press release

South African Airways’ new Airbus A350 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International airport to JFK

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ —South African Airways (SAA) new Airbus A350-900 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International (ORTIA) airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport. “This inaugural flight was the first that we plan to introduce on our international routes in the near future.  We… Read the full press release

Coronavirus Screening Program implemented at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The City is working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal, state and local agencies to implement a screening program at O’Hare International Airport for travelers from a specific region of China in response to cases from that country of… Read the full press release

Lancôme Pop-Up store launches at a Chinese New Year themed opening ceremony of Shop Qatar festival at Hamad International Airport

The launch was marked by a spectacular performance of Chinese lion dancers Lancôme will offer a magical experience on the pop-up and will reveal its Advanced Genefique Serum in a limited-edition red bottle until March 2020 DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In partnership with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) and Qatar Airways,… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways to open a state-of-the-art new lounge in Tokyo Narita International Airport

The lounge will offer gourmet food options and a bright, open relaxation space for passengers flying out of Narita International Airport’s Terminal 1, Satellite 2. The lounge’s interior design was overseen by the renowned designer Kengo Kuma. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star airline for seven… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield earns the ‘RHF Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification

Halifax, N.S., 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — When visiting Halifax Stanfield in 2020, it’s hard to believe the terminal building that exists today is nearly 60 years old. With bright interiors and large windows, modern washrooms and other passenger amenities, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) has made strategic investments over the past two decades that put passenger needs, like accessibility, at the forefront. “We care deeply about making tangible improvements that raise the bar and better serve… Read the full press release

Philippine Airlines to re-introduce nonstop Cebu-Los Angeles service in May 2020

Pasay City, Philippines, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines will re-introduce a nonstop Cebu-Los Angeles service in May 2020, restoring the only direct air link between the Visayas and Mainland USA. Residents of various cities in the Visayas and Mindanao will enjoy convenient connections via Cebu for their travels to Los… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group selects Google Cloud as a strategic partner to further improve its operational performance

Lufthansa Group selects Google Cloud as strategic partner to optimize operational performance  Revolutionary system for airline operations COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Flight delays, rebookings due to missed flights and extreme weather conditions are some of the many factors that can disrupt a flight schedule. In the interests of their customers, the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group announces strategic partnership with Travel Management Company TripActions

As first step of innovation partnership, Lufthansa Group is minority investor in travel management company TripActions The collaboration is an important step for corporate customers to benefit from modern airline retailing and a better end-to-end experience TripActions marks the fourth strategic tech investment of Lufthansa Group facilitated through the Lufthansa Innovation Hub COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Jan-22… Read the full press release

Shannon Group welcomes Ryanair’s expanded Manchester service

Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Group is delighted to welcome today’s (21/01/2020) announcement by Ryanair of the expansion of their Manchester service to Shannon Airport. The airline is increasing its operation from five to six days a week. The new service will start on 31st March and will operate on Tuesdays,… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport introduces new double bridges in the West Pier

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — With two passenger bridges, the multiple aircraft ramp system (MARS) can accommodate two small planes or a single wide-body aircraft to which passengers pass through two jet bridges. This allows more and more passengers to board and deboard quickly through passenger bridges. Many passengers know how much more convenient… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport launches pet relief areas

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Over 10 000 dogs travel through Helsinki Airport yearly. Flying with a pet is now even more convenient as Helsinki Airport has installed two pet relief areas for animals: one at the main entrance of Terminal 2 and one in the non-Schengen area. Flying with animals is… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces the allocation of a ninth aircraft to its Vienna base

Vienna, Austria, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and greenest airline announced today (JAN 17, 2020) the allocation of a ninth aircraft to its Vienna base. The new Airbus A321 will join the fleet on 1 July 2020, enabling the start of five new routes from Vienna to Alghero, Corfu, Faro, Podgorica and Suceava as well as… Read the full press release

Royal Air Maroc to become oneworld’s first full member in the African continent

NEW YORK, NY, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Air Maroc will join the oneworld® alliance effective 1 April 2020, becoming oneworld’s first full member in the African continent and bringing even more destinations and benefits for oneworld’s frequent flyers. The entry of Royal Air Maroc into oneworld from 1 April follows a 15-month implementation programme to integrate… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes WestJet’s direct flights to Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada

Direct flight to Halifax launching in June with WestJet Service takes only six hours so will be the quickest route to North America Four flights per week on Boeing 737-700 with two classes Excellent onward connectivity including Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton Route set to benefit more than 1,600 companies in the North West that do… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport opens new high-tech passenger terminal

Passengers of Aeroflot flight SU 2203 from Helsinki to Moscow were the first to enjoy the services, comfort, and spectacular design of the new high-tech terminal Moscow, Russia, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport’s new passenger terminal – built and equipped in compliance with the highest global standards – was opened to… Read the full press release

SAS appoints Charlotte Svensson as new Executive vice president and Chief Information Officer

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS is pleased to announce that Charlotte Svensson has been appointed to be new Executive vice president and Chief Information Officer (CIO) as of February 1st  2020.  Charlotte Svensson will succeed Mattias Forsberg who in October announced he is leaving SAS for a new position as CIO… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport welcomes new services to Xi’an and Chengdu, China

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A little more than six months after launching the Shanghai – Budapest flight, China Eastern and Shanghai Airlines announced that in view of the outstanding demand it further strengthens the aerial connection between the two countries by stopping in two additional Chinese cities. The Budapest – Shanghai… Read the full press release

Gulfstream to host a comprehensive schedule of customer-focused events in 2020

Engagements Aim To Further Opportunities For Collaboration And Feedback SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s Customer Support organization will host a comprehensive schedule of customer-focused events in 2020, including its biennial Operators & Suppliers Conference, two Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meetings, several operators forums and a flight operations forum. “These… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes Allegiant’s new nonstop service to Memphis

HEBRON, Ky., 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (Jan. 14, 2020) announces a new nonstop route to Memphis International Airport (MEM) from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) beginning May 22, 2020. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $55.* “We’re thrilled to announce this… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes the opening of FEAM Aero’s new hangar

Erlanger, Ky., 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — FEAM Aero opened its new 103,000-square-foot $19 million hangar at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) today (January 15, 2020) with a grand opening event. The facility opening creates the need for more than 100 high-paying aircraft mechanic jobs and supports the growing global logistics network at the… Read the full press release

easyJet will resume flights to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt

The flights go on sale today from Manchester and Gatwick along with two other new summer routes from Manchester LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, the UK’s leading  airline, has announced it will resume flights to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt for the first time since November 2015. Following the recent lifting… Read the full press release