SAS introduced several measures aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus during travel

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS has introduced a range of measures aimed at meeting new demands in the work to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The safety of passengers and employees always comes first for SAS. Studies show that an extremely small number of infections can be traced to air travel,… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines Presents Plan for a New Start After the Coronavirus Crisis

Demand development: Significantly dampened demand expected in the medium term, pre-crisis level not expected again for several years Fleet: new start planned with around 80% of the previous capacity VIENNA, Austria, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Flight operations of Austrian Airlines have been temporarily at a standstill since March 18, 2020 as a consequence… Read the full press release

A drive-through coronavirus testing facility to open at Bristol Airport

A drive-through coronavirus testing facility is to open at Bristol Airport as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to increase testing for thousands more NHS and other key workers. LONDON, UK, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The site sits alongside a rapidly expanding network of testing sites being set up around the UK, and… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia announces series of initiatives to support tourism operators in the wake of bushfire and coronavirus crises

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia has today (7 February 2020) announced a series of initiatives that will be implemented as part of the 2020 Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE20), to provide direct support to Australian tourism operators in the wake of the devastating bushfire and coronavirus crises. This year’s special edition… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways suspends flights to mainland China until further notice

DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Feb-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has taken the decision to suspend flights to mainland China from 3 February until further notice due to significant operational challenges caused by entry restrictions imposed by several countries. An ongoing review of operations will be conducted weekly with the intention to reinstate the flights… Read the full press release

Boeing donates 250,000 medical-grade respiratory masks to local health officials battling coronavirus in China

Donation will be directed to local health officials in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, and Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province of China. CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today (Jan. 29, 2020) announced a donation of 250,000 medical-grade respiratory masks to address medical supply shortages in China. The masks will be provided to… Read the full press release

SAS suspends all flights to and from Shanghai and Beijing

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The safety of our passengers and employees is our highest priority. After evaluating the situation in China regarding the Coronavirus, SAS has decided to suspend all flights to and from Shanghai and Beijing, as from tomorrow Friday 31st January, until February 9th. SAS will also close sales… Read the full press release

The Cathay Pacific Group temporarily modifies services to and from destinations in mainland China

Hong kong, China, 2020-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group is implementing temporary service modifications on all Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights to and from destinations in mainland China effective 30 January 2020 until further notice. This modified service offering is strictly a temporary measure designed to further strengthen our health and safety… Read the full press release

Coronavirus Screening Program implemented at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The City is working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal, state and local agencies to implement a screening program at O’Hare International Airport for travelers from a specific region of China in response to cases from that country of… Read the full press release