Emirates to operate passenger services to Jakarta, Manila, Taipei, Chicago, Tunis, Algiers and Kabul

All Emirates flights to operate from Dubai International airport T3 Dubai, UAE, 2020-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is planning to operate passenger services to Jakarta, Manila, Taipei, Chicago, Tunis, Algiers and Kabul in addition to the already commenced operation to London and Frankfurt. These services will facilitate residents and visitors wishing to return home…. Read the full press release

The 22nd Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival returns to Cricket Hill at Montrose Harbor on May 2

The 22nd annual festival on May 2 in Lincoln Park/Montrose Harbor will provide free build and decorate kite kits and activities for the entire family Chicago, IL, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A favorite family event and a harbinger of springtime in Chicago, the 22nd Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival returns to Cricket Hill at Montrose Harbor (Montrose and Wilson)… Read the full press release

The 297-room 21c Museum Hotel Chicago – MGallery Hotel Collection now open

The latest addition to MGallery’s global portfolio has opened in Chicago’s River North Neighborhood Chicago, IL, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The latest addition to the MGallery Hotel Collection opened on February 4 in downtown Chicago. The 297-room boutique hotel, which is combined with a renowned multi-venue art museum, brings a jolt of contemporary… Read the full press release

Experience Blues Music at the 37th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, June 5-7

Highlights During the 2020 Year of Chicago Music include: Shemekia Copeland, Candi Staton, Eric Gales, a Celebration of Classic Blues Women, the Bridges to the Blues Youth Showcase, a Kickoff Event at Chess Records and much more Chicago, IL, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Experience Blues Music “in the Key of Chicago” at the 37th Annual… Read the full press release

The City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services to host its 8th annual Construction Summit on February 19, 2020

Chicago, IL, 2020-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services (DPS) will host its 8th annual Construction Summit on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson Blvd,, Chicago, Illinois 60612. This event will feature over 75 exhibitors providing information… Read the full press release

SAS’ first Airbus A350 Ingegerd Viking to fly its inaugural flight from Copenhagen to Chicago

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The first of SAS eight Airbus A350s, Ingegerd Viking, is to fly its inaugural flight, SK943, today (January 28, 2020) from Copenhagen to Chicago. On each flight, a total of 300 travelers can look forward to a comfortable flight, including a cabin with new seat models and… Read the full press release

City of Chicago announces key designers for O’Hare 21 expansion and modernization program

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — With the O’Hare 21 expansion and modernization program already well underway, the City of Chicago today announced a critical milestone, securing the services of its three key designers. The City’s contract with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM) to design two new satellite concourses immediately west of… Read the full press release

Live at Aloft Hotels Homecoming Tour continues in 2020 with the brightest talent in music

Following Shows in Chicago, Perth, Madrid, Los Angeles, Dublin, 2020’s Tour Stops Continue to Take Music Makers Back to Their Roots in Dubai, Mexico, and China BETHESDA, MD, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The brightest talent in music will be returning to their hometowns for free live music performances as the Live at Aloft… Read the full press release

British Airways to give its lounges in Chicago, Edinburgh and Berlin a make over

Customer to benefit from more relaxing atmosphere, extra charging points, and new interactive welcome Lounges to be refreshed as part of £6.5bn investment for customers LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (January 16, 2020) announced it is refreshing its First and Club lounges at Chicago O’Hare Airport, as well… Read the full press release

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