SITA selected to support the modernization of Saudi Arabia’s biggest airports

New solutions key to supporting GACA’s transformation of 26 airports Jeddah,Saudi Arabia, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has selected global IT provider SITA to support the modernization of the country’s biggest airports, implementing a sweeping transformation of airport and communication technology across 26 airports. The new… Read the full press release

Airports Going Green 2018 extends deadline for Sustainability Award Nominations

Airports Going Green 2018 Call for Sustainability Award Nominations Chicago, IL, 2018-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Each year, the Airports Going Green (AGG) conference recognizes and celebrates sustainability in the aviation industry. As the 2018 AGG conference approaches, the nomination period for this year’s awards is open, and has been extended through August 6,… Read the full press release

Airports and Airlines come together to help combat human trafficking

Montreal, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — In support of the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized their joint commitment and work to help combat human trafficking. Aviation connects the world, carrying more than four billion passengers a year, but this… Read the full press release

HMSHost to operate nine new dining options in Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s North Terminal

Local flavors and nationally-recognized favorites planned DETROIT, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The city of Detroit’s thriving culinary scene is coming to Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). The Wayne County Airport Authority awarded global restaurateur HMSHost and its partners AJA & Associates, LLC and Ellis Infinity – both part of the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE)… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines starts nonstop service between SJC and JFK

Alaska Airlines starts nonstop service between SJC and JFK SEATTLE, 2018-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines begins nonstop service today between Mineta San Jose International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. With the addition of the new service, Alaska now operates 15 flights a day to JFK from six West Coast gateways including Las Vegas; Los… Read the full press release

Park’N Fly and ACTA Enter into Corporate Partnership Agreement

Toronto, Canada, 2018-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Park’N Fly is proud to announce that it has entered into a Corporate Partnership with the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) naming Park’N Fly as the national airport parking partner of choice. Operating in 7 cities across Canada, Park’N Fly allows agents to offer choice and… Read the full press release

SAS launches new route from Copenhagen to Hong Kong from 2018 winter

In October, SAS will open a new route from Copenhagen to Hong Kong. This means that the route that currently flies from Stockholm, Arlanda, to Hong Kong, will be moved to Copenhagen, Kastrup, starting from the 2018 winter program. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Since launching the route three years ago, SAS… Read the full press release

Stockholm Arlanda Airport welcomes China Eastern Airlines’ direct route between Stockholm and Shanghai

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — International air traffic from Stockholm Arlanda Airport continues to increase when China Eastern Airlines today launched the first direct route between Stockholm and Shanghai. Representatives from China Eastern, the Ambassador of the P.R. of China to the Kingdom of Sweden, Swedavia and its owners inaugurated the direct route… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport welcomes flynas’ new service between Vienna and Riyadh

VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier now offers flights from Vienna. Starting today, Thursday, June 14, 2018, flynas links Vienna with Riyadh for the very first time. Flights will be operated to the capital city of Saudi Arabia three times per week, deploying an Airbus A320. On the occasion… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport presented Austrian Airlines with the “Airline Award 2018”

VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Vienna Airport announces the winner of its annual Airline Award. Austrian Airlines generated the strongest passenger growth at the airport in absolute terms in 2017, thus prevailing as the “Best Performing Airline. For this reason, Vienna Airport presented Austrian Airlines with the “Airline Award 2018” last night, on… Read the full press release

CDA brings back “Fly with Butch O’Hare” family pop-up lounge to O’Hare this summer

Chicago, IL, 2018-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — This summer the Chicago Department of Aviation is bringing back its popular “Fly with Butch O’Hare” family pop-up lounge to O’Hare offering passengers a comfortable space to relax, recharge and play. ​The “Fly with Butch O’Hare” lounge, featuring comfortable seating and charging stations, is a great place to relax… Read the full press release

Spirit to begin international service from Orlando International Airport to 11 new destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean

Nine new international destinations and five new domestic routes begin in September 2018MIRAMAR, Fla., 2018-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — From a tranquil rain forest, to a bustling metropolis, to the crystal waters of the Caribbean, the options for exotic culture and cuisine are endless as Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) grows immensely in Orlando!  In an unprecedented expansion, starting October 4,… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo and Cainiao Smart Logistics Network partner in cross-border e-commerce trade and airline cargo operation

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates and the largest international cargo airline, has signed an MoU with Cainiao Smart Logistics  Network Ltd. (“Cainiao”), the logistics arm of the Alibaba Group, to jointly facilitate the delivery of cross-border parcels as Cainiao looks to expand its global logistics… Read the full press release

South African Airways increases service between East London and Johannesburg

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has added capacity to the Eastern Cape for business travellers between East London and Johannesburg. SAA currently operates 24 flights per week between Johannesburg and East London, with a double daily service (except on Mondays and Saturdays). Effective Sunday 10 June 2018 the… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes American Airlines’ new Calgary-Chicago service

American grows to nearly 70 daily flights from Canada, reaffirming its commitment to the country Onward connections in Chicago O’Hare to over 130 destinations CALGARY, Canada, 2018-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — American Airlines has begun new, seasonal service between YYC Calgary International Airport and its Chicago O’Hare (ORD) hub. Flights are operated using 76-seat Embraer… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong announces winning tender for the premium logistics centre at Hong Kong International Airport

HONG KONG, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Authority Hong Kong (“AA”) today announced that the right to develop and manage a premium logistics centre (“the Centre”) at Kwo Lo Wan in the South Cargo Precinct of Hong Kong International Airport (“HKIA”) has been awarded to a joint venture (“the joint venture”) led by… Read the full press release

Nashville International Airport welcomes 8th & Roast Coffee Co. by global restaurateur HMSHost

NASHVILLE, TN, 2018-Jun-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Nashville International Airport continues to delight travelers by bringing the city’s charm into the airport. A distinct member of Nashville’s 8th Avenue / Melrose neighborhood is now represented in the airport with the opening of 8th & Roast Coffee Co. by global restaurateur HMSHost. Located in the… Read the full press release

The George Best Belfast City Airport Community Fund helps Mitchell House School set up an outdoor classroom

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2018-Jun-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The George Best Belfast City Airport Community Fund has provided furniture which has enabled a local school to set up an outdoor classroom. Mitchell House School used funding from the airport to buy tables and chairs, which are set up on its grounds when weather permits. The… Read the full press release

dnata to provide EGYPTAIR with cargo handling services from its facility at Dubai World Central

DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, expands its partnership with EGYPTAIR in Dubai. Starting today (30 May 2018), dnata will provide the airline with premium cargo handling services from its best-in-class facility at Dubai World Central (DWC).  EGYPTAIR will initially operate one cargo flight a… Read the full press release

Heathrow welcomes China Southern’s two new direct routes to the Chinese cities: Wuhan and Sanya

China Southern to launch new direct services to Wuhan and Sanya – yet European hub airports competitors are still flying to 10 more Chinese destinations Analysis from CEBR reveals that the value of exports passing through Heathrow has increased by £2.9 billion since Q1 2017 however risks from capacity constraints remain For the second year,… Read the full press release

Gulfstream expands operations in London area with a new, larger, purpose-built facility at TAG Farnborough Airport

MRO At Business Aviation-Only Airport To Open In 2020 SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2018-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today (May 28, 2018) announced it will expand its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operation in the London area with a new, larger, purpose-built facility at TAG Farnborough Airport. The Farnborough service center is expected to… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport gears up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

MOSCOW, Russia,, 2018-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport is the largest Russian airport in terms of passenger and freight throughput, takeoff and landing operations, the size of passenger and cargo facilities. In 2017, Sheremetyevo served 40 million 93 thousand people what is 17.8% more than in 2016. Sheremetyevo is among the leaders of international ratings in Europe by the terms of passenger services quality, throughput growth and punctuality… Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel joins the Budapest Airport cargo community

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Jun-05 — One of the leading logistics companies worldwide and the market leader in Hungary will join the Budapest Airport cargo community. Kuehne + Nagel representatives have decided to lease both warehouse and office space at the airport, benefitting from advantages of being as close to airfreight operations as it is physically possible…. Read the full press release

IATA and Deloitte publish airport privatization guidance

​Recognizing the Strategic National Importance of Airports SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Deloitte have published guidance materials for governments considering public-private partnerships (PPP) and other forms of privatization programs for airport infrastructure. “Airports provide critical infrastructure. It is important that governments considering privatization or PPP take… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free becomes the first airport retailer to introduce the Samsung Experience Zone in the Gulf region

The Samsung Experience Zone has arrived at HIA, featuring Samsung’s latest state-of-the-art mobile phones and accessories HIA is the first airport in the region to host a Samsung Experience Zone  DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF), in conjunction with Samsung Gulf Electronics, has opened a one-of-a-kind Experience Zone for… Read the full press release

Department of Transportation (DOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) data: on-time performance at O’Hare International Airport has dramatically improved in recent years

Chicago, IL, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Data available from the  Department of Transportation (DOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)shows that on-time performance at O’Hare International Airport has dramatically improved in recent years. The last four years of statistics for the nation’s 30 major airports show that O’Hare has steadily moved up in the rankings… Read the full press release

United Airlines and American Airlines support the city’s transformational proposal to modernize O’Hare International Airport

Chicago, IL, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, United Airlines and American Airlines today announced that both major airlines support the city’s transformational proposal to modernize O’Hare International Airport. The plan will be considered by the City Council Aviation Committee on March 15. The number of gates assigned to each airline remains the… Read the full press release

HMSHost and Shake Shack partner to open the iconic burger restaurant in airports and on motorways across North America

BETHESDA, MD & NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost and Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE:SHAK) are “shaking” up the travel industry with a new partnership to open the iconic burger restaurant in airports and on motorways across North America. The two companies recently signed a Development Agreement to include multiple location openings over the next several… Read the full press release

Airport Parking Helper Website Expands To Serve 130 Airports

Hardy, VA, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Parking Helper, a leading authority on discount airport parking in the United States and Canada, recently expanded its online services to an additional 117 airports. “From Albuquerque to Winnipeg, we now offer individual parking review pages for 130 airports,” said the website’s founder, Jennifer Church. “Each… Read the full press release

AAAE recognized 92 airports with an ANTN Digicast Excellence in Airport Training award for training completed in 2014

Alexandria, VA, 2015-2-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) has recognized 92 airports with an ANTN Digicast Excellence in Airport Training award for training completed in 2014. An ANTN Digicast Excellence in Airport Training award signifies that airport employees and others working at each facility have completed a specified… Read the full press release