Southwest Team to operate nearly 3,900 daily flights to accommodate 2022 holiday travelers

DALLAS, TX, 2022-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — As the 2022 holiday travel season begins, the Southwest Team is slated to operate nearly 3,900 daily flights, on peak days, across our network of 121 airports in 11 countries. Here are just a few of the things the airline has done to prepare for the upcoming… Read the full press release

Hilton All-Inclusive Resorts received Gold award for Hospitality in Travel Weekly’s 2022 Magellan Awards

Hilton wins hospitality marketing award for setting the standard for All‑Inclusive MCLEAN, Va., 2022-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton All-Inclusive Resorts received a Gold award for Hospitality in Travel Weekly’s 2022 Magellan Awards. With entries from around the world, the awards recognize the best in the travel industry and salute the outstanding hospitality professionals… Read the full press release

Swissport and Hong Kong Airlines extend partnership for two airports in Japan until 2025

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport and Hong Kong Airlines are extending their long-standing partnership in Japan until 2025. The cooperation covers services at Kansai Airport near Osaka and at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. Swissport Japan has been providing airport ground services and air cargo handling to Hong Kong Airlines since July… Read the full press release

SITA: US airports under mounting pressure to adopt a US biometric exit solution to aid US Customs & Border Protection (CBP)

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — As international travel resumes, US airports are under mounting pressure to adopt a US biometric exit solution to aid US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) in achieving its objective of screening 97%[1] of exiting passengers at all commercial airports within the next few years. As a result,… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines recognized by two major airports in the U.S. for its noise reduction efforts

Spirit receives top marks in Seattle and Los Angeles MIRAMAR, FL, 2022-Jun-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Two major West Coast airports have recently recognized Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) for operating with noise levels consistently lower than other airlines — high marks for the airline with leading low fares. Spirit received the top ranking in its respective category… Read the full press release

SITA selected to boost air traffic safety and efficiency at eight airports in Poland

Eight airports in Poland will benefit from new air/ground communications technology. Warsaw, Poland, 2022-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) has selected global air transport IT provider, SITA, in a four-year contract to digitally transform air/ground communications and boost air traffic safety and efficiency. Eight of Poland’s international airports will be… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways teams up with flydubai, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air and Saudia to connect match ticket holders to Doha via Match Day Shuttle flights

Scheduled Match Day Shuttle services will provide fans a convenient 24-hour experience, from Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and UAE GCC national carriers poised to be exclusive Match Day Shuttle airlines during the tournament period DOHA, Qatar, 2022-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of the commitment to make the first ever FIFA World Cup… Read the full press release

Aberdeen Airport welcomes Eastern Airways’ services to Wick John O’Groats Airport

Aberdeen, UK, 2022-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastern Airways, the UK’s regional airline is to start serving the key Scottish Airport hub of Aberdeen from Wick John O’Groats Airport in collaboration with The Highland Council and Transport Scotland. The new service will operate up to twice daily each way on weekdays and Sundays from… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines takes travel offering’s value and flexibility to the next level with launch of Flight Pass

Flight Pass benefits for travel lovers include a flat fee, peace of mind, and more flexibility to explore California and major West Coast destinations SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — As the only major airline headquartered on the West Coast, Alaska Airlines is blazing a new path for travel with the debut of… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport signed the Toulouse Declaration joining other airports in their commitment to a net zero future

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2022-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport joins forces with a record number of airports across Europe to sign the ‘Toulouse Declaration’, reinforcing the industry’s commitment to a net zero future. The Toulouse Declaration, established by Airport Council International (ACI Europe), marks the first time that European Governments,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines plans for renovation and expansion of its lounges at Seattle and Portland airports

All-new lounges planned for both airports with significant renovations in the near term SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has targeted a significant, multi-million dollar renovation and expansion of our most popular Lounges with plans for all-new locations at both at Seattle and Portland airports in the coming years. The revitalization of two current… Read the full press release

SITA’s 2021 Air Transport IT Insights: Airlines and airports in China leading the way in automating the passenger journey

New operational efficiencies, low-touch and seamless passenger experiences, and IT to support sustainability identified as priorities. Beijing, China, 2022-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports in China are leading the way globally in automating the passenger journey, with 100% of airlines saying they are investing in upgrading their passenger management systems. In particular,… Read the full press release

British Airways adds Barcelona, Luxembourg, Milan and Thessaloniki to its European routes for 2022 summer season

London, UK, 2022-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is launching four new routes across Europe in time for the summer season.  Operating from London City Airport, customers can now book to fly to Barcelona, Luxembourg, Milan and Thessaloniki – adding to BA CityFlyer’s already extensive network. Flights to all destinations will operate on… Read the full press release

Emirates’ signature premium lounge service at over 20 airports in its network reopens

First Class, Business Class and Platinum and Gold Skywards members to have access to more than 120 Emirates Lounges and partner facilities at destinations where operations have resumed Premium customers and frequent flyers to benefit from lounge offering in airports worldwide Lounge operations resumed with health and safety measures in place Dubai, UAE, 2021-Dec-22 —… Read the full press release

Gerry’s dnata to serve Gulf Air at six airports in Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan, 2021-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Gerry’s dnata, Pakistan’s leading ground services provider, has been awarded a multi-year contract by Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The partnership will see Gerry’s dnata provide quality and safe ground, passenger and cargo handling services to the airline at six airports in… Read the full press release

SITA launches AI-enabled solution that quickly return lost items on aircraft or in airports to their owners

New solution cuts cost by 90% and significantly reduces repatriation time Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA has launched WorldTracer Lost and Found Property, an artificial intelligence-enabled solution that solves a million-dollar headache for the air transport industry: how to quickly return items left behind on aircraft or in airports to their owners. Every… Read the full press release

ACI World releases new guidance to help airports restart and recovery from COVID-19

New information on COVID-19 testing facilities and vaccine distribution included Montreal, Canada, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (March 16, 2021) published new guidance for airports to help them prepare for restart and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on their operations. As the trajectory of… Read the full press release

ACI World recognizes airports for listening and engaging with customers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Recognition for airports that prioritized listening to customers during the pandemic Montreal, Canada, 2021-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (February 8, 2021) revealed those airports that have continued to prioritize listening and engaging with customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘The Voice of the Customer’ recognition is for airports… Read the full press release

SITA launches new industry solution to help airlines, airports and passengers securely share health information during travel

The proven solution seamlessly integrates with multiple travel pass schemes (such as AOK, CommonPass, IATA, SimplyGo). Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA today (4 Feb, 2021) announces the launch of Health Protect – an industry solution, to help airlines, airports, governments, and passengers safely and securely share information on health tests or vaccinations… Read the full press release

Fiji Link introduces mobile boarding pass options at three domestic airports

Nadi, Fiji, 2021-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Link, Fiji Airways’ wholly owned subsidiary, has introduced mobile (digital) boarding pass options for customers checking in online for domestic flights from Nadi, Suva and Labasa. Customers flying domestically from the three airports are able to use mobile boarding passes generated on their device after they… Read the full press release

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