Cathay Pacific Cargo announces milestone of shipping 15 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world

Airline passes landmark figure with flights to Hong Kong and beyond Hong Kong, China, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo has passed the milestone of shipping 15 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world. The landmark figure includes vaccines that have been imported for use in Cathay Pacific’s home hub of Hong Kong, as… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways operates the world’s first fully COVID-19 vaccinated flight

QR6421 will be operated by the airline’s sustainable A350-1000, and will carry only vaccinated crew and passengers on board, with passengers also serviced by fully vaccinated staff at check-in Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport have lead the industry during the pandemic, being the first global airline and first and only airport in the Middle… Read the full press release

Oman Air extends complimentary COVID-19 coverage until 31 December 2021

Muscat, Oman, 2021-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has extended its complimentary COVID-19 coverage until 31 December 2021. The complimentary coverage is for expenses incurred by medical treatment or quarantine related to the COVID-19 virus, and applies to tickets issued for travel after 1 October 2020… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines earns Diamond Certification for APEX’s Inaugural COVID-19 Health Safety Audit for Airlines

Inaugural COVID-19 Health Safety Audit for Airlines Tokyo, Japan, 2021-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) became the first airline in Japan to successfully receive Diamond Certification for providing the highest levels of safety measures throughout the travel experience. The inaugural audit was conducted by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying,… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines certified earns 5-Star Skytrax COVID-19 Rating

Tokyo, Japan, 2021-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) has been certified by Skytrax with a 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating, becoming one of the few airlines worldwide to achieve the accolade. The Skytrax COVID-19 Rating is a trusted assessment and certification of airline health and safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic that… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International and Glasgow airports introduces new rapid COVID-19 testing facilities

Aberdeen, UK, 2021-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — New rapid COVID-19 testing facilities have been introduced at Aberdeen International and Glasgow airports. The terminal-based facilities offer both PCR and antigen testing for passengers currently travelling for essential purposes during lockdown. AGS Airports Ltd has introduced the new testing facilities in its Scottish airports in partnership… Read the full press release

Scoot trials new digital initiatives to offer one-stop solution for COVID-19 pre-departure tests and verification

Scoot gets onboard Singapore Airlines’ pilot trials for one-stop pre-departure testing solution and digital verification process at check-ins Initiatives simplify customer’s overall travel experience in new normal and enhance integrity of health status verification process Trials to be expanded to other destinations in Scoot network if successful Singapore, 2021-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Two… Read the full press release

ACI World releases new guidance to help airports restart and recovery from COVID-19

New information on COVID-19 testing facilities and vaccine distribution included Montreal, Canada, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (March 16, 2021) published new guidance for airports to help them prepare for restart and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on their operations. As the trajectory of… Read the full press release

XpresCheck™ COVID-19 testing facilities opens at Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport

Pre-security locations allow access to all passengers, regardless of airline Washington DC, USA, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, in conjunction with XpresSpa Group, Inc., a health and wellness company, announced Monday the opening of two XpresCheck™ COVID-19 testing facilities located at Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport. This… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways to temporarily change flight frequency to select cities due to the widespread of COVID-19

In March, ANA will continue to offer one daily round trip on the Tokyo Narita = Manila route until March 31. During April ANA will offer two additional flights on the Tokyo Haneda = Bangkok route while also offering two additional round trips between Tokyo Narita = Mumbai on an interim basis. From April 19,… Read the full press release

British Airways’ customers can now directly upload COVID-19 document certification on its website ba.com

British Airways’ customers eligible to travel to India will now be able to upload negative Covid-19 test results and other required documentation directly via ‘Manage My Booking’ on ba.com Once uploaded, British Airways will check the documentation matches the entry requirements and will allow customers to check-in online for their flight 24 hours before they… Read the full press release

Caribbean Airlines transports COVID-19 vaccines from Toronto to Guyana

Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago, 2021-Mar-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Caribbean Airlines confirms that the airline transported COVID-19 vaccines from Toronto to Guyana. Caribbean Airlines Cargo co-ordinated the movement via flight BW 607 on Tuesday March 02. Marklan Moseley, General Manager Cargo and New Business stated: “Caribbean Airlines is happy to have transported this important shipment…. Read the full press release

Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority implement digital verification of traveller medical records for COVID-19 testing and vaccination

Dubai to become one of the world’s first cities to implement digital verification of passenger medical records relating to COVID-19 testing and vaccination Dubai, UAE, 2021-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) today (25 February 2021) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to position Dubai as one… Read the full press release

Pfizer, DHL Global Forwarding Japan and All Nippon Airways start COVID-19 vaccines distribution

Joint partnership for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer, DHL Global Forwarding Japan and ANA shows the strength of each company’s goods and services across the global network. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Pfizer Inc. (hereinafter “Pfizer”), DHL Global Forwarding Japan (hereinafter “DHL”) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) has commenced distribution… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways temporarily changes flight frequency to select cities due to the impact of COVID-19

Starting on April 1, the flight schedule for the Tokyo Narita = Kuala Lumpur route will be changed. From April 19, ANA will resume daily operation of the Tokyo Narita = Manila route, while the flight schedule for the Tokyo Haneda = Washington D.C. and Tokyo Haneda = Houston routes will be changed. TOKYO, JAPAN,… Read the full press release

Greater Toronto Airports Authority announces new COVID-19 PCR and antigen testing research program at Toronto Pearson

Research will explore the efficiency of rapid PCR and antigen testing, with eligible airport workers and passengers who volunteer to receive COVID-19 testing TORONTO, CANADA, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) continued its leadership in supporting COVID-19 testing research today (February 22, 2021), when it announced a robust new… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group makes travel easier during the pandemic by integrating Covid-19 test results into digital travel chain

Offer initially on Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul and from Newark to Frankfurt and Munich In the course of March extension to SWISS flights from Newark to Zurich Test certificates can be sent via a contact form starting 72 hours before departure Customers receive confirmation by e-mail in advance that certificates meet entry requirements… Read the full press release

Shufti Pro Launches Digital COVID Pass for the Revival of Travel and Tourism

LONDON, UK, 2021-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Shufti Pro, an AI-powered identity verification service provider aids the travel and tourism industry by launching Digital COVID Pass for accurate COVID-PCR test verification. The travel and tourism industry has drastically fallen with the spread of the virus. New travel restrictions around the world have made matters… Read the full press release

KLM starts shipment of Covid-19 vaccines to the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (16 February 2021) saw the first flight from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Bonaire and Aruba carrying a shipment of Covid-19 vaccines destined for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is the first of several shipments that will deliver the vaccines to the… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport partners with Rako Science for highly accurate saliva test for COVID-19

Auckland, New Zealand, 2021-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has joined forces with a Kiwi business deploying a non-invasive, fast-turnaround, accurate saliva test for COVID-19. Rako Science has established COVID-19 surveillance testing in New Zealand using the SHIELD saliva test developed at the University of Illinois. They are now operating a collection site… Read the full press release

SITA helps Bahrain International Airport enhance operational efficiency to meet new standards required during COVID-19

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain International Airport’s new Passenger Terminal includes SITA Smart Path biometrics, SITA Flex, and a sophisticated airport management system. Backed by SITA’s state-of-the-art technology, Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) newly opened Passenger Terminal is better prepared to respond to the changing demands of travel during the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read the full press release

CVG offers On-site rapid COVID-19 testing thru Skyology Lab partnership

ERLANGER, Ky., 2021-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ —The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is partnering with Skyology Lab, a local leader in rapid result PCR/Antigen/Antibody testing to allow travelers and the general public to obtain COVID-19 test results in 35 minutes at the airport. The testing site is now open, located in CVG’s Terminal to the left side… Read the full press release

ACI World recognizes airports for listening and engaging with customers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Recognition for airports that prioritized listening to customers during the pandemic Montreal, Canada, 2021-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (February 8, 2021) revealed those airports that have continued to prioritize listening and engaging with customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘The Voice of the Customer’ recognition is for airports… Read the full press release

Emirates offers COVID-19 PCR tests at special discounted rates through TrustOne

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has partnered with GE Digital Aviation Software and TE FOOD to trial TrustOne, a mobile app that allows passengers to undergo COVID-19 PCR tests at special discounted rates. The app, created in partnership between GE Digital Aviation Software and TE Food, helps passengers adhere to the… Read the full press release

Wizz Air offers passengers COVID-19 insurance coverage as part of its travel insurance package

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and greenest airline*, today (JAN 28, 2021) announces that it will offer passengers COVID-19 insurance coverage as part of its travel insurance package, which is available on wizzair.com through the airline’s partnership with insurance provider Chubb. Wizz Air customers can purchase travel insurance… Read the full press release

Hyatt resorts in Latin America offers complimentary on-property COVID-19 testing for guests traveling to the U.S.

New on-property COVID-19 tests and special Travel Delay Rate offer peace of mind and convenience for travelers visiting Hyatt hotels in Mexico, Costa Rica, the Caribbean and South America CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Driven by Hyatt’s purpose of care and to support the wellbeing of guests, World of Hyatt members and… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways achieves 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax

The industry’s most prestigious safety benchmark follows a rigorous audit of Qatar Airways’ COVID-19 hygiene and safety standards Hamad International Airport was the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has become the first… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways awarded Diamond Standard in the APEX Health Safety Powered by SimpliFlying COVID-19 audit

The airline has achieved the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) latest safety benchmark following assessment of the airline’s robust COVID-19 hygiene and safety standards DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to announce that it has achieved Diamond Standard in the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) Health Safety Powered by… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Cargo facilitates fast and effective distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide through new solution

The new quality-assured solution facilitates the fast and effective import and transhipment of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide Hong Kong, China, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo has built on its many years of experience in transporting pharmaceutical shipments to develop a vaccine solution specifically for the fast and effective distribution of COVID-19 vaccines… Read the full press release

Nine mountain communities to get support from Vail Resorts $3.3 million COVID-19 emergency relief and behavioral health grants

BROOMFIELD, Colo., 2020-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Vail Resorts’ Chief Executive Officer, Rob Katz, and his wife, Elana Amsterdam, New York Times bestselling author and founder of Elana’s Pantry, today (Dec. 11, 2020) announced more than $3.3 million in COVID-19 emergency relief and behavioral health grants. In nine communities where Vail Resorts operates, these… Read the full press release