George Best Belfast City Airport welcomes Aer Lingus’ services to Birmingham and Manchester

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2020-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has further strengthened its UK route network, with the inaugural Aer Lingus Regional flights to Birmingham and Manchester taking off today, 14th September. Operated by Stobart Air, these Aer Lingus Regional routes will commence with a double-daily service, with up to three… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes Loganair’s new service to Glasgow

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2020-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Business leaders from Glasgow and Belfast today (4 Sep 2020) applauded the launch of Loganair’s new service between the two cities. Glasgow Chamber of Commerce chief executive Stuart Patrick crossed the Irish Sea on the first flight from his city’s airport and was greeted at George… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces resumption of Lagos services from 10 September 2020

Resumption of Lagos flights will increase Qatar Airways’ network in Africa to 44 weekly flights to 10 destinations including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Tunis and Zanzibar Passengers from Lagos can enjoy more flexible travel options via the most connected and Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport… Read the full press release

easyJet announces additional flights to Lanzarote, Athens, Naples and Malta from its London Gatwick base next summer

London, UK, 2020-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Additional flights to Lanzarote, Athens, Naples and Malta from easyJet’s largest base will operate next summer easyJet recently added additional flying from London Luton to a variety of summer destinations. easyJet has today (SEPTEMBER 02 2020) announced it will add additional flights for passengers across several summer… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to operate over 650 weekly flights to more than 85 destinations this September

Airline’s young fleet of sustainable aircraft has enabled it to continue flying throughout the pandemic and rapidly rebuild its global network to more than 650 weekly flights to over 85 destinations Qatar Airways’ passengers can enjoy more flexible travel options via the most connected and Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport The… Read the full press release

Blue Islands resumes Jersey to Birmingham flights

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2020-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Blue Islands flights from Jersey to Birmingham restarted yesterday, with Exeter services resuming today, 1 September. The Blue Islands flights to Birmingham and Exeter will connect with inter-island services from Guernsey once regular flights between the islands resume. Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO said, “We… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines announces daily nonstop flights from John Wayne Airport to Las Vegas and Oakland

Spirit’s bright yellow planes arrive at SNA in November, complementing service from LAX and Burbank SANTA ANA, Calif., 2020-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The brightest planes in the sky are soaring over Southern California. Today (Sept. 01, 2020) Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) announced daily nonstop flights from John Wayne Airport (SNA) to Las Vegas and… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Spirit Airlines’ start of service to Orange County

Twice-daily nonstop flights begin Nov. 17  Oakland, Calif., 2020-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) announces that Spirit Airlines will commence service between OAK and Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA) beginning Nov. 17 with two daily nonstop flights. Orange County Airport is the best option for those visiting Santa Ana, Costa Mesa,… Read the full press release

Emirates to resume services to Conakry, Guinea and Dakar, Senegal from 3 September

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced it will resume passenger services to Conakry, Guinea and Dakar, Senegal from 3 September, taking the total number of cities served by Emirates in Africa to eight. Flights from Dubai to Conakry and Dakar will be linked services, operating twice weekly, utilising an Emirates… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines resumes Hangzhou service

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — As of August 27, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will fly again to the Chinese city of Hangzhou. For the time being, it concerns 1 passenger flight per week, which will be operated via Seoul Incheon (South Korea) with a Boeing 777-200. KLM is making every effort to… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces partnership with leading personal care brand EO

Partnership expands Alaska’s Next-Level Care commitment to health and wellness SEATTLE, WASHINGTON DC, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (Aug. 20, 2020) announced a partnership with leading personal care brand EO, extending Alaska’s Next-Level Care commitment to health and safety and taking self-care to new heights. Starting Aug. 21, guests on all Alaska flights will be offered… Read the full press release

SITA Smart Path biometric technology deployed at Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA)

Biometrics and contactless technologies mean passengers can now glide through the airport in an entirely touchless experience. Beijing, China, 2020-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (20 August 2020) announces its most extensive biometric deployment to date and a new completely contactless experience for passengers traveling… Read the full press release

SITA and NEC Corporation partner to develop secure walk-through travel experience at airports

Tokyo and Geneva, 2020-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and SITA today (21 July 2020) announced a global partnership to develop market-leading solutions that enable a secure walk-through travel experience at airports, leveraging NEC’s I:Delight identity management platform together with SITA Smart Path and SITA Flex. The partnership comes as airports and airlines increasingly look… Read the full press release

SITA: Technology is key to help airports and airlines safely resume operations

Flexible border solutions and low-touch experiences to aid compliance and confidence in travel Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (11 June 2020) sheds new light on how technology is helping airports and airlines safely resume operations and help implement new hygiene measures to… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines enhances safety and well-being of guests and employees thru expanded Next-Level Care

New flyer health agreement to be required at check-in starting June 30; middle seats blocked and capped cabin seating extended through July 31 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (June 9, 2020) expanded Next-Level Care, the culmination of nearly 100 different measures put in place to enhance the safety and… Read the full press release

flydubai participates in the first edition of the Uzbekistan Aviation Airports Logistics Forum

Since its inaugural flight the airline has carried more than 70,000 passengers Dubai, UAE, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai is participating in the first edition of the Uzbekistan Aviation Airports Logistics Forum in Tashkent providing the airline with an opportunity to mark its first successful year of operations to the Uzbek market…. Read the full press release

John Glenn Columbus International Airport joins leading U.S. airports in sourcing 100% of its energy supply from renewable sources

COLUMBUS, OHIO, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) joins an elite group of leading U.S. airports in sourcing 100 percent of its energy supply from renewable sources, thanks to an innovative energy solution made possible in collaboration with Worthington Energy Consultants and provided by community partner AEP Energy. “The… Read the full press release

Airports Council International (ACI) World launches new resource to help airports implement an all-inclusive cybersecurity programme

Handbook assists airports to develop cybersecurity resilience programmes Montreal, Canada, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (February 11, 2020) launched a new resource to help airports establish a programme of cyber resilience and maintain robust and efficient cybersecurity defences. The Cybersecurity Implementation Handbook provides airports with a comprehensive overview on… Read the full press release

HMSHost invites travelers to spread notes of kindness at airports across North America

HMSHost empowers travelers to spread notes of kindness at airports across North America BETHESDA, Md., 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Share some kindness with a fellow traveler. That’s the message global restaurateur HMSHost is out to spread this month as part of its Share Your Love: Notes of Kindness campaign. A simple message or act of kindness… Read the full press release

Airports Council International (ACI) World announces partnership with A-ISAC

Agreement enables better cybersecurity resiliency for airports worldwide Montreal, CA, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World and A-ISAC announced today (January 23, 2020) they have signed an agreement that better enables ACI members to join the A-ISAC for access to airport-specific cyber threat intelligence and actionable data that will enhance… Read the full press release

SITA 2019 China IT Insights: Airlines and airports in China embrace artificial intelligence and automation to provide next level of passenger service

Investments in chatbots, biometrics and blockchain to boost passenger experience Nanning, China, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports in China are moving to another level of passenger service. They are embracing artificial intelligence and automation to provide the hyper-personalized self-service experience their passengers are demanding. According to the SITA 2019 China IT… Read the full press release

SITA: Investment made by airlines and airports significantly improved both satisfaction levels for passengers and average processing time

Investment has resulted in significantly higher passenger satisfaction and shorter queues. Lisbon, Portugal, 2019-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports spent a record US$50 billion in 2018 on IT to support improvements to the passenger journey and are now beginning to enjoy the benefit of that investment. Figures published by SITA for the first… Read the full press release

Swissport wins ground services license at 15 airports in Morocco

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International has won a license for ground services at 15 airports in Morocco. The new license is valid from 1 October 2019 and has a term of seven years. Swissport International has been awarded a license for 15 airports in a global tender for airport ground handling… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport rated one of the best airports in Europe by ACI Airport Service Quality Awards

Moscow, Russia, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport has been awarded the  ACI Airport Service Quality Award (ASQ) in the category Best Airport by Size and Region for Over 40 million passengers per year for 2018.The awards ceremony was held in Bali, Indonesia, on 4 September 2019, during the Gala dinner of the second annual ACI Customer Experience Global… Read the full press release

The best (and worst) airports around the world

Russia’s Sheremetyevo International Airport is ranked number one Tenerife South Airport is rated the worst overall  LONDON, UK, 2019-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — 2019 is expected to set a new record for the number of scheduled air passengers. It’s estimated almost 4.6 billion will fly to their travel destinations, meaning the quality of an… Read the full press release

Gatwick gains Gdansk gateway ─ thanks to Wizz Air

Wizz Air to commence flights to its fourth destination from Gatwick With these new flights, Gatwick becomes carrier’s third largest airport in UK in terms of weekly capacity Gatwick now offers 23 destinations in Central and Eastern Europe in S19 Gatwick, UK, 2019-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air has added its fourth destination… Read the full press release

Green Concessions Make Every Day Earth Day at Chicago’s Airports

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Those who work in the sustainability departments of airports frequently talk about their vision for sustainable airports. It starts with passengers taking public transportation to the terminals and using paperless check-in processes, before enjoying a cup of sustainably-sourced coffee, served in a compostable cup, stirred with a bamboo… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport recognized with Environmental Achievement Award at the Airports @ Work conference

Airports Council International – North America honors SFO with Environmental Achievement Award for Airfield Operations Facility SAN FRANCISCO, CA., 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) was honored today (April 3, 2019) for the world’s first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) facility at an airport. Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA),… Read the full press release

Manchester Airports Group selects SITA to implement further passenger self-service across its three main airports

SITA’s self-service and baggage technology will provide a boost to airports’ capacity. Manchester, England, 2019-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its focus on delivering a faster, more satisfying customer experience, MAG (Manchester Airports Group) has selected global IT provider SITA to implement further passenger self-service across the group’s three main airports. This follows… Read the full press release

ACI World publishes new Advisory Bulletin for airports on drone-related disruption to aircraft operations

New Advisory Bulletin on drone-related disruption to aircraft operations published Montreal, Canada, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (January 28, 2019) published an Advisory Bulletin to help airports address the risks posed by drone-related disruption to aircraft operations. ACI World believes that, while regulators and police will likely be… Read the full press release