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

ANA announces opening dates for upgraded domestic lounges at Osaka (Itami), Fukuoka and Okinawa (Naha) Airports

  The lounges will incorporate local crafts from each region into the décor. TOKYO, Japan, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, is opening up lounges in Osaka (Itami), Fukuoka and Okinawa (Naha) Airports that have been revamped by renowned designer Kengo Kuma. These… Read the full press release

Rome–Fiumicino International Airport welcomes new Kenya Airways’ four weekly direct flights from Nairobi

ROME, Italy, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Rome Fiumicino looks set to welcome back another important tailfin this summer, as Kenya Airways plans to launch four weekly 787 direct flights to the airport from Nairobi this June. “The addition of flights from Rome will be welcomed by both our leisure and business customers travelling to… Read the full press release

Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG announces management changes at Central German airports

Leipzig, Germany, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — “By allocating the responsibilities in a new way, we’ll provide clear structures at the Central German airports, streamline the decision processes and therefore become more efficient. We can then focus on our main tasks more consistently in future, make use of the outstanding growth opportunities in the… Read the full press release

Leipzig/Halle Airport and Noi Boi International Airport in Hanoi partner to develop air freight traffic between the two airports

Schkeuditz, Germany, 2018-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of a delegation trip to Vietnam headed by the Saxon State Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport, Martin Dulig, Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG acting on behalf of Leipzig/Halle Airport and Noi Boi International Airport in Hanoi signed a memorandum of understanding today (19 November 2018). The… Read the full press release

SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights for China: Airports in China are increasingly investing in technology

Survey shows increased investment in IT to manage China’s fast-growing industry Beijing, China, 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports in China are increasingly investing in technology to equip new airports and terminals and manage rising passenger numbers. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights for China show that as airline passenger numbers in China rose nearly 13%… Read the full press release

SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights: airports are investing in technology to banish waiting in lines and better manage rising passenger numbers

Miami, Florida, 2018-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ —As more than 350 airport leaders gather in Miami for the annual ACI-LAC Annual Assembly Conference and Exhibition, global IT provider SITA revealed that airports are investing in technology to banish waiting in lines and better manage rising passenger numbers. Passenger flow management, self-service at every step, and… Read the full press release

Indonesia’s busiest airports to take advantage of SITA’s world-class technology

World leader in airport technology continues partnership with PT Angkasa Pura Supports, subsidiary company of PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) Mangupura, Bali, 2018-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As world leaders gather in Bali for the IMF-World Bank Group meetings, PT Angkasa Pura I Persero (AP1), which operates 13 airports across Central and Eastern Indonesia,… Read the full press release

SITA: Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority

SITA CEO says collaboration is key to deliver secure and easy travel Budapest, Hungary, 2018-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority. This is according to research released today by global IT provider SITA. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT… Read the full press release

Swissport appointed ground handler for Air New Zealand in four major airports in Australia

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has been appointed ground handler for Air New Zealand in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, following a competitive tender focused on safety, service and operational performance. Swissport has been appointed ground handler for Air New Zealand in four major airports in Australia, following a competitive tender focussed… Read the full press release

ACI World launches policy paper on drones providing informed and practical recommendations for airports

Montreal, Canada, 2018-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to the rapid growth of the drone and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) market worldwide, Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (August 27, 2018) launched a policy paper on drones providing informed and practical recommendations for airports. Drone operations are expected to soon surpass the number of… Read the full press release

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