Swissport International the only global aviation ground services company to contribute to TIACA’s BlueSky Program

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International is a launching partner and the only global aviation ground services company to contribute to the BlueSky Program, the recently launched sustainability verification initiative by TIACA, The International Air Cargo Association. Just a week after announcing far-reaching ESG-targets, Swissport affirms its ambition as the sector… Read the full press release

The biggest gathering of the aviation industry’s financial leaders since the beginning of the pandemic will be held in Doha, Qatar, 19-22 September 2022

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) conference will focus on ‘Reshaping Airline Resilience’, following the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Jassim Bin Saif Al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport. Qatar Airways will host the biggest gathering of the aviation industry’s financial… Read the full press release

Emirates celebrates 3,000 new cabin crew recruits equipped with top-notch aviation first aid skills

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marking World First Aid Day this month, Emirates celebrates 3,000 new cabin crew recruits who are now equipped with top-notch aviation first aid skills, after successfully graduating from the airline’s rigorous cabin crew training programme. As part of a highly successful recruitment drive this year, Emirates has already hired… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes the UK Government’s Jet Zero Strategy and its ambitious path to net zero aviation

London, UK, 2022-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Launched at Farnborough International Airshow, the new Jet Zero Strategy commits UK domestic aviation to achieving net zero emissions by 2040, and for all airports in England to be zero-emission by the same year. It also includes a plan for the industry to stay below pre-pandemic levels of carbon emissions through… Read the full press release

EASA calling PhD students from European universities to share research and ideas for the future development of aviation

Calling all PhD students from European universities & research entities Cologne, Germany, 2022-Jul-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is launching a new initiative to engage with the next generation of aviation scientists from European academia, calling on them to share their research and ideas for the future development… Read the full press release

easyJet and GKN Aerospace to cooperate on reducing carbon emissions in aviation

London, UK, 2022-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has announced it is working with GKN Aerospace, the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier, to work toward reducing carbon emissions in aviation through the adoption of zero carbon emission technologies. easyJet will support the development of GKN Aerospace’s Hydrogen Combustion (H2JET)… 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

easyJet applauds FlyZero’s concept for a midsize aircraft powered by liquid hydrogen

easyJet is closely involved with the UK’s Jet Zero Council, the Aerospace Technology Institute and the FlyZero project The airline has been working in partnership with Airbus since 2019 to support the development of a hydrogen-powered commercial aircraft by 2035 London, UK, 2021-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has welcomed FlyZero’s announcement that it… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific, Boston Consulting Group and airline leaders form organisation to accelerate decarbonisation in the aviation industry

New non-profit organisation will accelerate the development of radical technological innovations required to decarbonise aviation Hong Kong, China, 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific together with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and other airline leaders announced today (October 28, 2021) the formation of the Aviation Climate Taskforce (ACT), a new non-profit organisation founded to… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport joins commitment to get aviation industry to net-zero emissions by 2050

Airport backs strategy to replace with sustainable aviation fuel and alternate propulsion aircraft SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (October 14, 2021) announced that it has joined over two dozen aviation companies around the world backing a bold new aviation transition strategy drafted by the… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific welcomes the Government’s confidence in and commitment to Hong Kong’s status as a leading international aviation hub

Hong Kong, China, 2021-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific welcomes the Hong Kong SAR Government’s confidence in and commitment to Hong Kong’s status as a leading international aviation hub, as outlined in the 2021 Policy Address given today (October 6, 2021) by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government, Carrie Lam…. Read the full press release

Training program launch: The IATA – UNIGE Certificate of Advanced Studies in Environmental Sustainability in Aviation

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an environmental sustainability training program together with the University of Geneva (UNIGE). While sustainability has played an important role in the industry for many years, it is a key priority as the sector rebuilds from the effects of the… Read the full press release

Aviation decarbonisation projects supported by British Airways shortlisted for Government funding

Eight projects have been shortlisted for funding by the Department for Transport’s Green Fuels, Green Skies competition – part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, announced in November 2020  The grants will drive meaningful progress towards the development of sustainable aviation fuel plants in the UK and the decarbonization of the aviation industry  Projects… Read the full press release

SITA acquires digital solutions specialist for aviation safety and efficiency

SITA takes the lead in deploying predictive data analytics for co-innovating with customer airlines and airports to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel savings. Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, today (13 Jul, 2021) announced the acquisition of Safety Line S.A.S., the Paris based… Read the full press release

Europe’s aviation sector welcomes proposal by the European Commission for Digital Green Certificate system

Brussels, Belgium, 2021-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Europe’s aviation sector welcomed today’s (17 March 2021) proposal by the European Commission for a Digital Green Certificate system. This proposal requires EU States to issue common, inter-operable and mutually-recognized certificates for COVID-19 vaccination, testing and recovery status that will facilitate free movement during the COVID pandemic and… Read the full press release

EASA releases guidance to help aviation operators and authorities manage drone incidents near airport

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2021-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published guidance to help aviation operators and national authorities manage drone incidents near airports, a response to a number of recent events which have disrupted Europe’s air traffic at considerable expense to aviation operators, bringing inconvenience for passengers and posing… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific welcomes Government’s commitment to the continued development of the Hong Kong aviation hub

Hong Kong, China, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific welcomes the Hong Kong SAR Government’s commitment to strengthening Hong Kong’s long-term competitiveness as a leading global aviation hub and international logistics centre, as outlined in the 2020 Policy Address given today (November 25, 2020) by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR… Read the full press release

IATA calls for harmonized biosafety measures for passengers across the Middle East as aviation restarts

Amman, Jordan, 2020-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — IATA has called on governments in the Middle East to harmonize biosafety measures for passengers across the region as aviation restarts. A global framework for restarting aviation while protecting public health has been agreed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and published in the Take-Off  guidance. However, inconsistent… Read the full press release

IATA calls on Government of the Czech Republic to provide financial relief to its aviation industry

Prague, Czech Republic, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Government of the Czech Republic to help air travel recover from the COVID-19 crisis by urgently providing financial relief to its aviation industry. IATA estimates that as a result of the collapse in air traffic due to… Read the full press release

EASA welcomes first aviation companies to its charter for the return to normal operations under COVID-19

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The first aviation companies have signed up to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) charter for the return to normal operations under COVID-19, pledging to work with their national authorities to put measures in place to support health safety – and to report back on their… Read the full press release

IATA: Aviation-specific financial relief measures needed to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 crisis on the Tunisian economy

Tunis, Tunisia, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Government of Tunisia to urgently provide financial relief measures for the aviation industry in order to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the nation’s economy. IATA estimates that revenues generated by airlines in the Tunisian market… Read the full press release

COVID-19 crisis: IATA, AASA and BARSA call on South African government to provide financial relief to the aviation sector

Johannesburg, South Africa, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) and the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (BARSA)  are calling on the South African government to provide specific financial relief to the aviation sector to address the severe impact of the… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes EASA/ECDC COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol guidelines

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the release by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) of the COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol guidelines for the safe restart of air transport in Europe. The EASA and ECDC guidelines are… Read the full press release

COVID-19: IATA calls for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2020-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to address the severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the air transport sector. IATA estimates that revenues generated by airlines in the Saudi… Read the full press release

COVID-19: IATA calls for aviation-specific financial relief measures from Nigerian Government

Lagos, Nigeria, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the government of Nigeria to address the severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the air transport sector. Air transport has ground to a halt in efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. Along… Read the full press release

ITF and IATA call for support from governments to the aviation industry

Geneva/London, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for support from governments to the aviation industry, to protect jobs and ensure that air services can be maintained. The economic situation facing the aviation industry is severe. Air passenger demand is down 80%…. Read the full press release

IATA offers free access to online training courses for aviation workers

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is offering free access to online training courses for up to 5,000 aviation workers as part of its efforts to help the industry through the COVID-19 crisis. Current employees—or those who wish to become a part of the aviation or related… Read the full press release

IATA thanks the Brazilian government for its support to the aviation industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) would like to extend its thanks to the Brazilian government for its support for the aviation industry which is being massively disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. “Aviation is going through an unprecedented crisis. The predicted losses in revenue for the… Read the full press release

IATA welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators for flexibility during COVID-19 crisis

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators to provide flexibility to airlines and flight crew during the COVID-19 crisis. “Safety is the industry’s top priority. Countries have a well-established licensing system to ensure this. Airlines and their employees are facing an unprecedented… Read the full press release

Emirates puts the spotlight on women in aviation

All-women flight deck crew operate a freighter trip covering 6 cities across 4 continents ahead of International Women’s Day Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Women are making an increasing contribution to the aviation industry worldwide and are also directly supporting global exchanges in diverse areas facilitated by aviation such as international trade…. Read the full press release