Southwest plans to bring new service to Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Chicago (Midway), Denver, Houston (Hobby), and Nashville

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Dec 11, 2019) extends its bookable flight schedule through Aug. 10, 2020. As part of the schedule extension, Southwest also announces plans to bring new service to some of the largest cities across its network including: Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Chicago (Midway), Denver, Houston (Hobby), and Nashville. Atlanta Effective June 7, 2020,… Read the full press release

SAS expands its fleet with its first Airbus A350s

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The first of eight Airbus A350s has officially entered SAS’ fleet and from the 28th of January 2020 travelers will be able to experience the world’s most modern and fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft. Showcasing innovative technologies and design, it offers a new and more sustainable way of traveling long… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo’s dedicated pharma handling facility in Chicago gets GDP certification

Pharma operations in Copenhagen shifted to a GDP certified pharma facility Pharma Corridors initiative expanded to 25 stations Dubai, UAE, 2019-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — With over 75,000 tonnes of pharmaceuticals flown across the world during the Financial Year 2018/19, Emirates SkyCargo is one of the leading international players in the air transportation of… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Announces 2020 dates of its marquee festivals, events and exhibitions

2020 initiatives highlight the “Year of Chicago Music,” Chicago’s Music Legacy and thousands of public programs in downtown Chicago and across the city’s neighborhoods Chicago, IL, 2019-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the 2020 dates of its marquee festivals, events and exhibitions… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes American Airlines new service from Chicago to Alaska next summer

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — American Airlines announced today (08/30/2019) that new service from Chicago to Alaska will begin next summer. The airline will begin daily seasonal service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and Fairbanks International Airport (FAI). Additionally, based on this year’s success, American… Read the full press release

DCASE announces the lineup for the daylong YAS! Fest on Saturday, September 21

The free-admission festival presented by Allstate Insurance Company includes performances by hip hop star Tink, OSTON, The Era, Mariachi Herencia de México, CircEsteem, Chicago Public Library YOUmedia and many more Chicago, IL, 2019-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is thrilled to announce the lineup for the… Read the full press release

CDA, Special Olympics Chicago and Southwest Airlines team up for the 7th Annual Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk fundraiser

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation, Special Olympics Chicago and Southwest Airlines are teaming up for the 7th Annual Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk fundraiser on September 8, 2019 at Midway International Airport. The event offers runners and walkers of all fitness levels the opportunity to run/walk directly on… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport welcomes American Airlines’ new direct flight to Chicago from May 2020

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In addition to the successfully operated Philadelphia flight, American Airlines will introduce a direct flight to Budapest from Chicago O’Hare International Airport from May 2020. A modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be flying the route four times a week. American Airlines announced today that next year it is… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes JAL’s new cargo flights between O’Hare International Airport and Narita International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (08/01/2019) joined with Japan Airlines (JAL) and Kalitta Air at O’Hare International Airport to celebrate JAL’s new lease to utilize Kalitta Air’s wide body freighters for multiple, weekly cargo flights between O’Hare International Airport and Narita International Airport. “O’Hare is one… Read the full press release

CDA announces first-ever direct flight to Brisbane from Chicago

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), Qantas Airlines and American Airlines today (07/24/2019) announced new, nonstop international service from O’Hare International Airport to Brisbane – the largest city and capital of the Australian state of Queensland. It is the twelfth international route O’Hare has added in 2019, and… Read the full press release

GBTA announces a special one-on-one session in its line-up of Convention Arena content for GBTA Convention 2019

Alexandria, VA, 2019-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today (July 22, 2019)  announced a special one-on-one session in its line-up of Convention Arena content for GBTA Convention 2019, held August 3-7 in Chicago. Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg will take the stage… Read the full press release

City of Chicago selects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to lead the design of two new satellite concourses at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Chicago today (07/08/2019) announced the selection of an architect team to lead the design of two new satellite concourses at O’Hare International Airport – an integral part of the airport’s $8.5 billion Terminal Area Plan expansion. Following a competitive process, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo signs landmark order for five new Boeing 777 freighters

Three new freighter-only routes also revealed: Hanoi to Dallas, Chicago to Singapore and Singapore – Los Angeles – Mexico City The cargo carrier will grow to become the number one global carrier this year in both fleet and network Doha, Qatar, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo has announced a significant new… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo starts handling pharmaceutical cargo at a new purpose-built facility in Chicago

Air cargo carrier unveils purpose-built pharma facility at Chicago Pharma Corridors programme extended to 20 stations globally Dubai hub receives successful GDP re-certification Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Reinforcing its position as the global market leader for the air transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals, Emirates SkyCargo has significantly boosted its worldwide pharma handling… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago introduces newly renovated one-bedroom suites

Highest suites in the city highlight panoramic lake and skyline views Chicago, U.S.A., 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, with the highest rooms and suites in Chicago, introduces newly renovated one-bedroom suites, ranging from 725 square feet (67 square metres) to 950 square feet (88 square metres). Led by design group BAMO, the renovation infuses… 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

CDA: The 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference will return to Chicago this fall, November 3-6

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the  American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) today (04/23/2019) announced the 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference will return to Chicago this fall, November 3-6.  The conference will convene aviation and airport professionals from around the world for this year’s theme, Destination: Sustainable Airports,… Read the full press release

The 2018 Millennium Park Summer Music Series unveils lineup of FREE outdoor concerts, June 13 and August 15 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Headliners include Mt. Joy, Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Chucho Valdes & Jazz Batá, Flora Cash, Car Seat Headrest, Brent Cobb, Orchestral Interpretations of J Dilla-Directed by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Los Amigos Invisibles, Rev. Sekou, a Celebration of Donny Hathaway, Jupiter & Okwess, and many more Chicago, IL, 2019-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The 2018… Read the full press release

HMSHost announces winner of the fifth annual Channel Your Inner Chef competition at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport

5th annual competition takes flight discovering and celebrating emerging culinary talent CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport’s Terminal 2 was abuzz today (March 26, 2019) as aspiring chefs faced-off in the fifth annual Channel Your Inner Chef – an innovative culinary competition created by global restaurateur HMSHost in partnership with the Chicago Department of… Read the full press release

Chicago City presents the summer season of Chicago City Markets

The market season kicks off on Thursday, May 9, at Daley Plaza featuring the unveiling of the winning design of the COUNTRY Financial® Reusable Bag Contest Chicago, IL, 2019-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to present the summer season of Chicago City Markets. Chicago City Markets… Read the full press release

CDA celebrates the groundbreaking on a $1.2 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport Terminal 5

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel today (03/20/2019) joined the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and airline officials at O’Hare International Airport for a groundbreaking on the first phase of a $1.2 billion expansion of Terminal 5. By 2021, the expansion of 25-year-old Terminal 5 will increase total building area… Read the full press release

The 21st Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival returns to Cricket Hill at Montrose Harbor on May 4

21st annual festival in Lincoln Park/Montrose Harbor on May 4 will provide free kite kits to build and decorate along with family activities Chicago , IL, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A favorite family event and a harbinger of springtime in Chicago, the 21st  Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival returns to Cricket Hill at Montrose Harbor (Montrose and Wilson) on Saturday, May… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Volaris’ new direct service from Chicago Midway International Airport to Aguascalientes, Mexico

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Volaris;Airlines today (02/19/2019) announced new direct service from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) to Aguascalientes, Mexico (AGU) ), a new destination from Chicago. This new service from Midway begins on June 16, 2019 and will operate twice weekly on A-319 aircraft seating 144 passengers. “We are pleased to welcome Volaris’ new route from Midway ahead… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport inaugurates its first dedicated deicing facility

New Centralized Deicing Location at O’Hare is Largest in the U.S.; New Technology Improves Gate Capacity, Reducing Delays CHICAGO, Il, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and its airline partners have opened a new Central Deicing Facility (CDF) at O’Hare International Airport. The airport’s first dedicated deicing facility will support… Read the full press release

Mapletree expands footprint in the United States with Oakwood Chicago River North joining its portfolio

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2019-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), announced today (JANUARY 10, 2019 ) the acquisition of Jones Chicago by Mapletree, a modern 25-story residential property at 220 West Illinois Street, in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Renamed as Oakwood Chicago River North, the property will offer business professionals,… Read the full press release

Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim rebranded and redesigned as Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa

Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim rebranded and redesigned as Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (January 3, 2019) announced the rebranding of Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim to Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa, marking the brand’s second hotel in India. Located in prime destinations across the world including New York, Miami,… Read the full press release

CDA: New Aviation Futures Training Center in Chicago to launch in March 2019 as an extension of Olive-Harvey College’s TDL Center

CHICAGO, Illinois, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined City Colleges of Chicago and AAR to announce the new Aviation Futures Training Center to train students in aviation sheet metalworking. AAR, a global leader in aviation aftermarket services, will partner with Olive-Harvey College to prepare students for in-demand jobs in aviation, heavy… Read the full press release

TAP Air Portugal announces nonstop service from Lisbon, to Washington, DC and Chicago in 2019

Lisbon, Portugal, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP Air Portugal aims to double operations in North America in the next years and is expanding again, adding two new routes to the United States in 2019 with nonstop service from Lisbon, to Washington, DC and Chicago.  The 73-year-old national carrier has been breaking records in the… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes inaugural Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Chicago

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Air New Zealand today (11/30/2018) celebrated the inaugural flight between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and New Zealand’s Auckland International Airport (AKL). This new service marks the first time Chicago is linked to New Zealand with scheduled, nonstop passenger service. This new… Read the full press release

All car rental facilities at O’Hare International Airport will operate from one centralized location

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting this Wednesday, October 31, 2018, all car rental facilities at O’Hare International Airport will operate from one centralized location. The new Multi Modal Facility (MMF) consolidates the airport’s rental car operations into a sleek, modern facility that will improve the experience and level of service for all rental car users at O’Hare. The facility will serve both large and small market operators,… Read the full press release