Qantas Group announces property review as part of its overall ‘reset’ and recovery plan

Group-wide property review of its rented space, particularly corporate offices. Some aviation facilities may move if opportunities to consolidate on-shore. Part of the Group’s overall ‘reset’ and recovery plan in response to COVID crisis. Expression of interest process for state governments Sydney, Australia, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group is reviewing the… Read the full press release

Finnair resumes one weekly flight between Helsinki and Nanjing

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair has received permission from Chinese authorities to operate one weekly flight between Helsinki and Nanjing as of 11 September. The route will be operated with Airbus A350 aircraft until 18 October, and it supports cargo and passenger travel demand between Europe and China. The flight schedule… Read the full press release

Blue Islands announces codeshare agreement with Loganair

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2020-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Blue Islands’ new codeshare flights with its partner Loganair, Scotland’s airline, are now live. Customers can book services from Guernsey, Jersey, Exeter & Southampton to destinations on the Loganair network here or via their preferred travel agent. The codeshare enables customers to seamlessly book connecting flights with… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes BA CityFlyer’s five-times weekly service to London City Airport

Flights between London City Airport and Belfast City Airport resumed on Monday 7 September Secretary of State for Northern Ireland backs restored route, saying “It is crucial to the recovery of the economy that vital air passenger services… are maintained” 5x weekly service restores popular route – London City’s fastest growing in 2019 Belfast, Northern… Read the full press release

SFO adds all-electric buses to its fleet

Greener buses cut operating costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to reach sustainability goals SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (September 2, 2020) announced the deployment of six 40-foot all-electric zero-emission buses and related electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Use of battery-electric buses will cut operating… Read the full press release

SJC announces the appointment of Keonnis Taylor as Public Information Manager

Welcomes Keonnis R. Taylor as New Spokeswoman San José, Calif.–, 2020-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) is pleased to announce that Keonnis Taylor has joined the Airport’s Marketing and Communications Division as Public Information Manager. Taylor was selected following a nationwide search, and now serves as the primary spokesperson… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport implements document check and medical screening to all arriving passengers

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A government decree enters into force at midnight on Tuesday 1 September which only permits foreign citizens to enter Hungary under certain conditions. From 1 September, all arriving passengers are subject to a document check and medical screening at Budapest Airport. Non-exempted foreign citizens who are not… Read the full press release

Blue Islands resumes Exeter to Manchester services

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2020-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Flights from Exeter to Manchester with Blue Islands have restarted, a key regional service which has previously attracted thousands of regular travellers, serving business and leisure passengers. Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO said, “We are very pleased to reinstate this very popular route to Exeter…. Read the full press release

Steigenberger Airport Hotel Berlin set to open on 31 October 2020

Steigenberger Airport Hotel in Berlin set to open directly adjacent to the terminal of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — There has never been a hotel located so close to an airfield. The new 322-room Steigenberger Airport Hotel Berlin will open on schedule on 31 October… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines trials new touchless check-in Kiosk System at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (Aug 24,2020) announced the decision to trial new touchless technology at Tokyo`s Haneda Airport, starting August 24. General Information Location: Tokyo Haneda Airport Terminal 1 South Wing (Departure Level – Counter 18) Number of Touchless Kiosks: Two Developer: Mitsubishi Electric and Oki Electric… Read the full press release

GTA dnata awarded ground handling license and will establish operations at Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Vancouver, Canada, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — GTA dnata, dnata’s joint-venture company in Canada, has been awarded a 5-year ground handling license and will establish operations at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The company will provide quality and safe ramp, passenger and cargo warehousing services to airlines with a team of highly trained, customer-oriented aviation… Read the full press release

Ryanair increases frequency to its Portugal-UK service with 14 additional flights to Faro every week

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (25 Aug) announced it would be strengthening its connection between the UK and Portugal over the coming weeks (11 Sept – 24 Oct) with 14 additional flights to Faro every week from 12 UK airports: Increased Flights to Faro Flights Per Week… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport congratulates 23 students graduating from its inaugural IGNITE Youth Leadership Programme

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Belfast City Airport joined forces with Cool FM radio presenter and Cinemagic Ambassador, Pete Snodden, to celebrate 23 students graduating from the Airport’s inaugural IGNITE Youth Leadership Programme. The IGNITE programme, a joint initiative between Belfast City Airport and Cinemagic launched in 2019 by Senior Vice… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines introduces a more convenient and touch-free experience for guests

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — With hygiene and safety concerns top of mind, Alaska Airlines is making it easier for guests to travel touch-free. Through improved technology and innovation, Alaska is creating more convenience and less contact among guests and employees during travel. Over the coming weeks, new touch-free options for Alaska guests and employees will… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation opens new hangar and FBO complex at Palm Beach International Airport

Basel, Switzerland, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce its new hangar and FBO complex at Palm Beach International Airport has gone operational. The facility extension features a brand-new 11,270 sq. ft. FBO terminal, a 42,000 sq. ft. hangar and a near-65,000 sq. ft. ramp. Jet Aviation’s award-winning FBO in West Palm… Read the full press release

Gulfstream announces the official opening of its new service center at Palm Beach International Airport

Joint Facility With Jet Aviation Will Increase Services To Customers SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today (August 24, 2020) announced the official opening of a new company-owned service center at Palm Beach International Airport. The facility, shared with Jet Aviation, will have a hangar for each company and shared… Read the full press release

SFO to reopen Boarding Area A to accommodate returning international service

Boarding Area A, closed since April 1st, will reopen to accommodate returning international service SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced plans to reopen a concourse in the International Terminal which has been closed since April 1st due to reduced flight and passenger activity related to… Read the full press release

Indianapolis Airport Authority honored with 2020 ACI-NA Environmental Achievement Award

Honor is part of ‘larger story about environmental stewardship’ at IND INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2020-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Indianapolis Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez shares remarks regarding the Airports Council International-North America 2020 ACI-NA Environmental Achievement Award, and what it means in the grand scheme of the airport’s operations. “This award is an… Read the full press release

CVG and the Kentucky Career Center reopen CVG Career Center

Erlanger, Ky., 2020-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and the Kentucky Career Center are reopening the CVG Career Center – the one-stop shop to receive information about airport job opportunities located at the Terminal baggage claim level (see map). The CVG Career Center closed in March due to COVID-19 and… Read the full press release

Mineta San José International Airport welcomes Volaris’ nonstop service to Mexico City

New international connection provides Silicon Valley travelers with more flight options to Latin America – San José, Calif., 2020-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Volaris announced new, nonstop service from Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) to Mexico City (MEX) today (August 17, 2020), with three weekly flights beginning Nov. 9, 2020. Mexico City will… Read the full press release

Emirates offers UAE travellers to plan a quick escape this summer to Seychelles

The airline is offering UAE travellers a chance to book a relaxing break this summer Emirates Holidays, the tour operating arm of Emirates, is also offering UAE travellers exclusive holiday packages across Seychelles and Maldives Dubai, UAE, 2020-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is offering UAE nationals and residents a chance to plan a… Read the full press release

Emirates becomes the first airline to operate the world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft A380 to Clark International Airport

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The iconic Emirates A380 made a one-off service to Clark International Airport today (19 August 2020), becoming the first commercial flight, utilizing the iconic aircraft, to operate to the Luzon-based airport. The special A380 service from Dubai to Clark and operating as EK2520, took off from Dubai… Read the full press release

Wizz Air opens a new base at Gatwick Airport

1 NEW BASED AIRCRAFT AND NEW ROUTES TO GREECE, ITALY, SPAIN AND MALTA 50% OFF WIZZ FLEX ON ALL GATWICK ROUTES FOR 72 HOURS ONLY BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2020-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s greenest airline*, today (AUG 18, 2020) announces a new base at Gatwick Airport, which will be the third base… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways honours obligations to passengers — paid out over USD $1.2 billion in refunds throughout the COVID-19 crisis

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the airline has offered unrivalled flexibility and reliability to customers that need to change their travel plans In addition to honouring refunds, the airline’s two year ticket validity, flexible change policies, and travel vouchers have proved popular with passengers Doha, Qatar, 2020-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has paid… Read the full press release

Emirates resumes services to Warsaw from 4 September

Resumption will bring Emirates’ network to 75 cities Dubai, UAE, 2020-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will resume passenger flights to Warsaw from 4 September starting with twice-a-week services, and increasing to three-a-week from 7 October. The resumption of flights to Warsaw will expand Emirates’ current network to 75 cities in September, offering travellers… Read the full press release

Wizz Air adds one new Airbus A320 aircraft to its Riga base; starts seven new routes to Bergen, Birmingham, Billund, Hamburg, Reykjavik, Stockholm, Trondheim

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2020-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe and Europe’s greenest airline* announced today (AUG 14, 2020) massive expansion of its Latvian operations, adding one new Airbus A320 aircraft to the Riga base. This will enable the start of seven new routes from Riga… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways signs sponsorship agreement with Club Africain of Tunisia

Airline will be the Main Shirt Sponsor of Club Africain’s football, handball and basketball teams from 2020/21 until the end of the 2023/24 season Qatar Airways currently operates three weekly passenger services to Tunis DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is excited to announce that it has signed a multi-year sponsorship… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club announces an exclusive flash offer

This exclusive offer, which ends on 1 September, celebrates a new partnership between Qatar Airways Privilege Club and Points – a Loyalty Commerce Platform Members can also enjoy up to 60 per cent more Qmiles from 15 August to 1 September when they buy, gift, or transfer Qmiles Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club recently enhanced its… Read the full press release

Emirates resumes services to Birmingham, Cebu and Houston

The airline continues to expand its U.S. network, serving six cities in August – including New York JFK, Washington DC, Boston (15 August), Chicago and Los Angeles Dubai, UAE, 2020-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced it will resume passenger services to Birmingham (1 September), Cebu (20 August), and Houston (23 August). This… Read the full press release

Emirates launches initiatives to support hundreds affected by the blasts in Lebanon

Airline will enable people around the world to donate cash or Skywards Miles to be converted to cargo capacity for transport of critical aid and supplies to Beirut Humanitarian efforts led by Emirates SkyCargo to work with local and international NGOs on the ground DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In the wake of… Read the full press release