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

O’Hare International Airport inaugurates its first dedicated deicing facility

New Centralized Deicing Location at O’Hare is Largest in the U.S.; New Technology Improves Gate Capacity, Reducing Delays CHICAGO, Il, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and its airline partners have opened a new Central Deicing Facility (CDF) at O’Hare International Airport. The airport’s first dedicated deicing facility will support… Read the full press release

ACI World Airport Service Quality barometer: In 2018, overall passenger satisfaction on a global level, increased to 4.21 from 4.19 year on year

Montreal, Canada, 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Overall global passenger satisfaction with airport service quality increased during 2018, according to the latest findings of the Airports Council International (ACI) World Airport Service Quality (ASQ) barometer . Airline check-in and passport/ID control processes generated the highest levels of satisfaction in 2018, while airport facilities are the points of… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport announces the return of The Holiday Show on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February 2019

Shannon, Ireland, 2019-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Holiday Show, in association with Shannon Airport, returns to the UL Sport Arena, Limerick on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February 2019, from 11-5pm. Now in its fourth year, with over 90 exhibitors including airlines, hotels, cruise companies, travel agents, tourist boards, tour operators, tourist attractions,… Read the full press release

oneworld to roll out new app capabilities and alliance-branded and managed airport lounges this year

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — oneworld® is making it even easier for travellers to fly across its 1,100-destination global network by harnessing the power and convenience of digital technology and rolling out alliance-branded and managed airport lounges later this year. The alliance’s member airlines will progressively from this year offer the ability,… Read the full press release

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport welcomed 4.5 million passengers in 2018, setting a new passenger record

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Winnipeg Richardson International Airport set a new passenger record, welcoming 4.5 million passengers through the airport in 2018. The airport saw its total passenger volume grow for the fifth consecutive year. By working with partners to add new routes and expand offerings, the airport saw a significant increase… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation invites the public to review and share their opinions on the new designs of the future O’Hare Global Terminal

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel today (01/17/2019) joined the Chicago Department of Aviation in taking the next step forward in selecting a lead architect for O’Hare International Airport’s $8.5 billion expansion. The City has unveiled the designs of five architecture finalists with renderings and models representing the potential future O’Hare… Read the full press release

ACI World welcomes the Indian government’s move to pursue further private investment in airport development

Investment will help India address growing air services capacity crunch Mumbai, India, 2019-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World today said the Indian government’s move to pursue further private investment in airport development will better enable the country to respond to the growing demand for air services. The key context for discussion… Read the full press release

AAAE’s Airport Innovation Accelerator launches a centralized repository of creative aviation projects

Alexandria, VA, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Innovation Accelerator – established by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) as a hub for innovation across the aviation community – is pleased to announce the launch of the Airport Innovation Index, a centralized repository of creative aviation projects. The Airport Innovation Index compiles unique… Read the full press release

London Gatwick: 2018 was busiest year on record, with a total of 46.1 million passengers using the airport throughout the year – an increase of +1.1% on 2017

Number of passengers travelling on long-haul flights from Gatwick last month up +6.1 year-on-year Long-haul growth drives 2018 cargo surge, +16.1% across the year  A record 46.1m passengers travelled through the airport in 2018 LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick’s long-haul routes saw year-on-year growth of +6.1% in December, as a… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport earns the carbon neutral accreditation for 2019, the single airport in Central Eastern European region that meets the strict environmental requirements

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport has just received the official certificate attesting its carbon-neutrality, achieving this prestigious environmental accreditation for the second time after last year. Thus, in the Central Eastern European region Ferenc Liszt International Airport continues to be the single airport that meets the strict corresponding environmental requirements. The… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces new four times weekly service from Manchester to Billund starting April 2019

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (4 Jan) announced a new route from Manchester to Billund, with a four times weekly service commencing in April, as part of Ryanair’s Manchester Summer 2019 schedule. Ryanair’s Manchester Summer schedule includes 63 routes in total with 8 new routes to Bordeaux, Billund,… Read the full press release

Beat the winter blues with Norwegian’ New Year sale

Transatlantic flights from £135/€99 one-way Flights to South America from £199.90 one-way Economy and Premium fares included in the sale LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has launched its New Year sale offering traveller’s savvy savings on all long-haul flights from the UK and Ireland, including the UK’s cheapest direct flight to… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport starts implementation of major refurbishments and significant extensions of washroom facilities at the airport

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Taking passengers’ feedback into consideration, Budapest Airport has started the implementation of major refurbishments and significant extensions of washroom facilities at the airport. In addition, Budapest Airport has been working closely with a new cleaning service provider, B+N Referencia Zrt, on the continuous improvement of cleanliness at the… Read the full press release

Heathrow pays to settle status of EU nationals in move to reassure colleagues

Recognising the service Heathrow colleagues provide, airport pays to settle status of EU nationals in move to reassure colleagues News comes as Heathrow welcomes 80 millionth passenger over a twelve-month period Announcement follows the launch of the Living Wage roadmap which ensures direct suppliers guarantee employees the Living Wage by the end of 2020  LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

HMSHost invites travelers to be a part of a masterpiece in the airport

HMSHost invites airport travelers to paint their layovers away with local artists BETHESDA, Md., 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Holidays at the airport: Delays, long lines, security, and…interactive mural paintings? This holiday travel season, global restaurateur HMSHost invites travelers to be a part of a masterpiece in the airport. HMSHost’s Art of Holiday Travel – A Mural… Read the full press release

Heathrow Business Summit welcomed over 250 local SMEs ready to take advantage of the airport’s expansion

Hundreds of SMEs put in the groundwork for business opportunities at the Heathrow Business Summit The 22nd annual flagship Summit marks the grand finale in what has been a record year for the UK-wide SME growth programme 50 of Heathrow’s top suppliers discuss current procurement opportunities with a 250-strong audience including businesses from Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow,… Read the full press release

Heathrow launches first UK airport Living Wage roadmap at annual Supplier Conference

Airport takes its Living Wage Accreditation one step further and ensures direct and existing suppliers also guarantee employees the Living Wage by the end of 2020 New suppliers and contracts to supply Heathrow from December 2018 will be required to pay Living Wage and not use zero-hour contracts at the airport, safeguarding thousands of new… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong kicks off annual Smart Airport Technovation Conference and Exhibition

HONG KONG, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) today (28 November 2018) launched its annual Smart Airport Technovation Conference and Exhibition at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The opening ceremony was officiated by Jack So, Chairman of the AA, Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Fred Lam,… Read the full press release

Heathrow Logistics Hub programme kicks off pre-qualification questionnaire to determine which hubs will make the shortlist next Spring

Heathrow Logistics Hub programme kicks off pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) to determine which of the 65 sites will make the shortlist next year The sites show how offsite construction can be applied to different projects across the country, boosting efficiency and economic benefits Heathrow has concluded nationwide tour of longlisted sites who will now be invited… Read the full press release

Schiphol announces the appointment of Tony Chisnall as new Director of the Capital Programme

Schiphol, The Netherlands, 2018-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As from 19 November 2018, Tony Chisnall will be the new Director of the Capital Programme. The Capital Programme is responsible for managing the construction of the new pier, the new terminal and all related facilities and amenities. Chisnall has previously served as programme director at Abu… Read the full press release