Swoop to raise funds for Canada’s healthcare workers and hospital foundations through new charitable initiative with The Frontline Fund

CALGARY, AB, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (June 4, 2020), Swoop announced a new charitable initiative with The Frontline Fund, raising funds in support of Canada’s healthcare workers and hospital foundations. Beginning Thursday, June 4, Swoop will be making disposable masks available at check-in, for a suggested minimum donation of $2.00, with 100… Read the full press release

Swoop marks Pink Shirt Day with an exciting social media campaign

The ultra-low-cost carrier encourages Canadians to #LiftEachOtherUp CALGARY, AB, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Feb. 26, 2020) on Pink Shirt Day, Swoop is calling on Canadians to #LiftEachOtherUp through an exciting social media campaign in support of anti-bullying initiatives. Canada’s ultra-low fare airline is partnering with CKNW Kids’ Fund’s Pink Shirt Day and… Read the full press release

Swissport opens airport lounge under its Aspire brand at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is further expanding its airport lounge business in Canada. Today (14 February 2020), the Swiss market leader for airport ground services and air cargo handling opened its 49th airport lounge under its Aspire brand at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. Swissport opened its fifth airport lounge in… Read the full press release

Air Canada adds PayPal as new payment option for customers

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada has introduced a new payment option for customers by enabling them to use PayPal when purchasing tickets online at aircanada.com in Canada. The popular online payment system offers a secure and convenient means to buy tickets, with customers able to pay for their flights with their preferred… Read the full press release

dnata starts operations in Canada with the opening of its new facility at Vancouver International Airport

Expansion represents a multi-million dollar investment in Vancouver, creating 80 jobs Vancouver, Canada, 2020-Feb-05 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, continues to expand its global catering network. The company commenced operations in Canada by opening a new, 48,000ft2 (4,460m²) facility at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). dnata’s latest expansion… Read the full press release

Air Canada named one of “Montreal’s Top Employers” in Mediacorp Canada Inc’s annual employer survey for the seventh consecutive year

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2020-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today ( Jan. 30, 2020) was named one of “Montreal’s Top Employers” for the seventh consecutive year in Mediacorp Canada Inc’s annual employer survey. The 2020 survey recognizes companies in Montreal with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies, and includes a comparison of others in their industry… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes WestJet’s direct flights to Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada

Direct flight to Halifax launching in June with WestJet Service takes only six hours so will be the quickest route to North America Four flights per week on Boeing 737-700 with two classes Excellent onward connectivity including Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton Route set to benefit more than 1,600 companies in the North West that do… Read the full press release

Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline Swoop launches The Loonie Seat Sale

The taxes and fees are extra but they’re easier to swallow when base fares are only a loonie CALGARY, AB, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Base fares for a dollar? No, this isn’t an early April Fool’s joke. Today ( Jan. 14, 2020), Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline, launched The Loonie Seat Sale, offering 100,000… Read the full press release

Gulfstream Aerospace appoints Matt Baer as regional vice president of Sales for the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada

SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2020-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today (January 13, 2020) announced the promotion of Matt Baer to regional vice president of Sales for the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada. Baer joined Gulfstream in the spring of 2019 as a regional sales manager for the northeastern region. Prior to that, he… Read the full press release

St. John’s International Airport Authority announced named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 2020

ST. JOHN’S, NL, 2020-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The St. John’s International Airport Authority announced today ( January 09, 2020) that it was named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 2020. “We’re tremendously proud to be recognized as a top employer in the region,” says Peter Avery, CEO of St. John’s International Airport… Read the full press release

TAP launches three new routes from Lisbon to Maceió, in Brazil; Montreal, Canada; and Ponta Delgada-Boston, in the United States

Lisbon-Maceió, Lisbon-Montreal and Lisbon-Ponta Delgada-Boston are TAP’s new routes. Unbeatable economy and efficiency of new aircraft drive the Company’s growth. In four years, TAP already serves the same number of North American cities as it does in Brazil. Lisbon, Portugal, 2019-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP continues to invest heavily in the Americas and once… Read the full press release

Boeing announces a $10.4 million charitable grants to support veterans nonprofit organizations worldwide

Company exceeds three-year, $25 million veterans grants target by $2.4 million Funds will support recovery and rehabilitation programs and workforce transition services CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In observance of Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, Boeing [NYSE: BA] today (Nov. 11, 2019) announced a $10.4 million charitable grants package to… Read the full press release

Lufthansa launches new direct service to Ottawa from May 2020

Lufthansa expands long-haul services to Canada in summer 2020 Ottawa is the fourth Lufthansa destination in Canada Flights bookable starting 11 September 2019 COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Pay attention, Canada fans: Starting from 16 May 2020, Lufthansa for the first time will be including the Canadian capital Ottawa in its flight schedule… Read the full press release

Sunwing launches direct flight service to Miami from Greater Moncton, Canada

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2019-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Good news for residents of Greater Moncton! The Sunshine State just got a little closer with the news that sunseekers will be able to fly direct to Miami from their local airport this winter. A new destination added by Sunwing for this coming season, travellers can experience… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts named John Davison as President and Chief Executive Officer

Toronto, Canada, 2019-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, today (May 28, 2019) announced that its Board of Directors has named John Davison as President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Davison, a nearly 18-year veteran of Four Seasons, had been serving as interim CEO since the end… Read the full press release

Hyatt expects to open more than 20 new hotels in Canada by the end of 2022

More than 20 new Hyatt hotels to open in Canada CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (May 14, 2019) announced that more than 20 new hotels are expected to open in Canada by the end of 2022, tripling the global hospitality brand’s presence in the country. The newly announced… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotel Georgia welcomes back Safwan Abu Risheh as managing director

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver’s renowned luxury hotel, is pleased to announce Safwan Abu Risheh’s return to the prestigious property as managing director. A key member of the hotel’s opening leadership team, Mr. Abu Risheh is highly committed to upholding Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s reputation as a legendary hotel… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal will officially open on May 8, 2019

Montreal’s most anticipated hotel and restaurant openings are now accepting reservations for arrivals beginning May 8, 2019 Montreal, Canada, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The new luxury centrepiece of Montreal’s Golden Square Mile, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal will officially open on May 8, 2019. With 169 guest rooms, 19 suites and 18 Four Seasons Private Residences, Montreal’s Four… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Canada awarded the 2019 Hall of Fame Award from the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)

TORONTO, CANADA, 2019-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels Canada, one of the country’s largest hotel franchisors, is excited to announce that it has been awarded the 2019 Hall of Fame Award, an annual Recognition Award from the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA). Of the Canadian Franchise Association’s 700 corporate members, only 32 have been awarded the Hall… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport’s summer flight schedule takes effect on March 31, 2019

VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Canada, China, Marocco, Greece and many more popular holiday destinations will be even more accessible in the future from Vienna The summer flight schedule at Vienna Airport takes effect on Sunday, March 31, 2019. New long-haul routes will be served by Austrian Airlines to Montreal, Air Canada to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal now accepting reservations for its Spring 2019 opening

The Hotel will include MARCUS, the first Canadian restaurant by celebrated Chef Marcus Samuelsson Montreal, Canada, 2019-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Heralding the city’s world renowned festival season and the biggest sporting event in Canada, the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal is now confirming reservations for arrivals beginning June 1, 2019. “We are so excited to… Read the full press release

GTA dnata certified by IATA’s CEIV Pharma for its pharma handling processes and facilities in Toronto

Accreditation demonstrates GTA dnata’s capability to move pharma products under strictest standards   Toronto, Canada, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — GTA dnata, dnata’s joint-venture company in Canada, has been certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) for its pharma handling processes and facilities in Toronto.  GTA dnata is the first ground services provider to be… Read the full press release

GTAA President and CEO Howard Eng to retire in 2020

TORONTO, CANADA, 2019-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) today (January 8, 2019) announced that GTAA President and CEO Howard Eng will retire in 2020 after 40 successful years as an airport executive, culminating with 8 superb years at the helm of Canada’s largest airport. “Howard… Read the full press release

Swissport Cargo Services Montreal earns CEIV certification for pharmaceutical logistics from IATA

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG is adding Montreal to its network of CEIV Pharma certified cargo warehouses. The global leader of airport ground services and cargo handling for the aviation industry has received the certification as the first air cargo handler in Canada. The International Air Transport Association (IATA)… Read the full press release

St. Regis Hotels and Resorts announces the opening of its first property in Canada — The St. Regis Toronto

Toronto, Canada, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — St. Regis Hotels and Resorts today (11/28/2018) announced the highly anticipated opening of The St. Regis Toronto, marking the iconic luxury brand’s debut in Canada. Owned by Innvest, the landmark hotel is set to elevate Toronto’s luxury hospitality landscape with its world-renowned bespoke service, signature rituals and exquisite… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport selected by Chinese logistics firm EHL as its e-commerce hub to serve North America

EHL International Logistics Co. expansion bolsters EIA’s international trade hub status, spurring new jobs and export/import opportunities for Alberta businesses Edmonton, AB, 2018-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — EHL International Logistics Co. and Edmonton International Airport (EIA) signed an agreement on Nov. 9, 2018 in Shanghai, China, making the airport EHL’s new North American logistics… Read the full press release

Renowned Chef Marcus Samuelsson to debut in Canada with a new-concept restaurant and bar at the new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

New York-based celebrity chef’s eponymous new restaurant and bar will join the city’s celebrated culinary community with Samuelsson’s inimitable style and cuisine Montreal, Canada, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Renowned Chef Marcus Samuelsson is partnering with the new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal with Marcus, a new-concept restaurant and bar that will bear both his name and his unique culinary… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways introduces additional weekly flight to its popular Doha – Montreal route from 17 December 2018

The award-winning airline will operate its fourth weekly service from Doha to Montreal with state-of-the-art Boeing 777 from 17 December 2018  Additional flight launched in time to meet peak winter holiday season DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is delighted to announce that it will introduce an additional weekly flight to… Read the full press release

SITA enhances its airport operations and passenger flow management solutions with the acquisition of MEXIA Interactive

Acquisition will enhance SITA’s passenger flow and queue management capabilities Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions, today (06 November 2018) announced the acquisition of private company MEXIA Interactive (“MEXIA”), a leading global provider of curb-to-gate passenger analytics for the air transport industry. The… Read the full press release

ALPA elects WestJet Capt. Tim Perry as ALPA Canada president

WASHINGTON D.C., 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Yesterday (October 17, 2018), the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) elected ALPA Canada Board officers to advance the union’s work as the leading advocate for professional airline pilots in Canada. The elections were held during the union’s 47th regular biennial Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C…. Read the full press release