SAS introduces four new services to Scandinavian Mountains Airport, the new airport in Sälen/Trysil

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — During the 2019-2020 winter season SAS is going to start direct flights from Copenhagen, Aalborg and London to Scandinavian Mountains Airport, the new airport in Sälen/Trysil. The new airport is only a short distance from around 250 ski slopes in Sweden and Norway.  The new services will give… Read the full press release

Gatwick releases its new five-year Capital Investment Programme

£1.11 billion investment puts passengers at the heart of Gatwick’s future plans – innovation and technology to play even greater role in journeys Plans backed by new owners, VINCI Airports and Global Infrastructure Partners, as Gatwick continues focus on balanced and sustainable growth opportunities Investment in operational performance to improve resilience and create future capacity… Read the full press release

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico moves its 11th airport onto the SITA AirportConnect Open platform

Mexicali International latest airport managed by GAP to move to SITA’s common-use platform Mexico City, Mexico, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V or “GAP”, which operates airports in the Pacific region of Mexico, has moved its 11th airport onto the SITA AirportConnect Open platform. By using this world-class technology, GAP plans to… 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

Shannon Airport becomes the first airport in Ireland to take delivery of two new state-of-the-art High Reach Extendable Turret fire tenders

Shannon, Ireland, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — New-era for Shannon Airport Police and Fire Service after major investment and recruitment programme Shannon the first airport in Ireland to take delivery of two high-tech HRET fire tenders Wednesday, 24 July 2019: Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company, has become the first airport in Ireland to take delivery of two… 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

AAAE announces the winners of the 2019 Airport Innovation Awards

Alexandria, Va., 2019-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Innovation Accelerator – established by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) as a hub for innovation to drive creative approaches and build airports of the future – today (July 11, 2019) announced the winners of the 2019 Airport Innovation Awards, which are given to… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport lands top honours at the 2019 Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Delivering a food and dining experience with a uniquely New Zealand flavour has landed Auckland Airport top honours at the 2019 Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards in Dallas. Auckland Airport’s new look international terminal restaurant precinct took out the Airport Food & Beverage Offer of the Year –… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport kicked off “Art, Culture and Music at the Airport 2019”

HONG KONG, CHINA, 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — “Art, Culture and Music at the Airport 2019” kicked off at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) today (5 July 2019). Passengers from around the world will be presented with a vivid journey into local culture during the four-month festival.  It is the fifth consecutive year the Airport… 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

Shannon Airport will be business as usual at the airport during the visit to Ireland of US President, Donald Trump

Shannon, Ireland, 2019-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — A spokesperson for Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company, has said that it will be business as usual at the airport during the visit to Ireland of US President, Donald Trump. However, passengers travelling to the airport are being advised to allow an additional 15 minutes extra… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport the most punctual airport in the UK according to CAA

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Analysis of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data has revealed George Best Belfast City Airport as the most punctual airport in the UK. The study found flights from UK airports were delayed by an average of 16 minutes last year with average delays at Belfast City Airport just… Read the full press release

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