Qatar Airways honours obligations to passengers — paid out over USD $1.2 billion in refunds throughout the COVID-19 crisis

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the airline has offered unrivalled flexibility and reliability to customers that need to change their travel plans In addition to honouring refunds, the airline’s two year ticket validity, flexible change policies, and travel vouchers have proved popular with passengers Doha, Qatar, 2020-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has paid… Read the full press release

IATA: Aviation-specific financial relief measures needed to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 crisis on the Tunisian economy

Tunis, Tunisia, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Government of Tunisia to urgently provide financial relief measures for the aviation industry in order to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the nation’s economy. IATA estimates that revenues generated by airlines in the Tunisian market… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways continues to succeed demonstrating its strength and resilience despite illegal blockade and and COVID-19 Crisis

Airline’s resolve to continue operating and growing over the last three years in the face of the illegal blockade has enabled the airline to succeed during the COVID-19 crisis The Best Airline in the World has built strong levels of trust with passengers and governments around the world for continuing to operate to take people… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport employees lead voluntary campaign to support local communities affected by the Covid-19 crisis

Employees at the UK’s third largest airport are leading an unprecedented voluntary campaign to support local communities affected by the Covid-19 crisis Staff-led initiatives range from a resource pack for homeschooling families to phone calls for the elderly and isolated Thousands of aircraft meals delivered to food banks and schools Manchester, UK, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel… Read the full press release

COVID-19 crisis: IATA, AASA and BARSA call on South African government to provide financial relief to the aviation sector

Johannesburg, South Africa, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) and the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (BARSA)  are calling on the South African government to provide specific financial relief to the aviation sector to address the severe impact of the… Read the full press release

City of Chicago and DCASE announce cancellation of events and festivals due to the COVID-19 crisis

Chicago, IL, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — With regret, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today (April 21, 2020) announced the cancellation of four beloved annual events and what would have been a new citywide celebration of music. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Chicago Memorial Day Parade… 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

IHG® announces global partnerships to support food banks and other food provision charities during the Covid-19 crisis

IHG’s True Hospitality for Good programme will support food bank and food provision charities across 70 countries Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today (17 APRIL 2020) announced global partnerships to support food banks and other food provision charities in… Read the full press release

UNWTO creates Global Tourism Crisis Committee

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosted a high-level virtual meeting yesterday, bringing together key UN agencies, the chairs of its Executive Council and Regional Commissions, and private sector leaders. Tourism is the economic sector that has been hardest hit by COVID-19 and all participants accepted an invitation… Read the full press release

IATA welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators for flexibility during COVID-19 crisis

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators to provide flexibility to airlines and flight crew during the COVID-19 crisis. “Safety is the industry’s top priority. Countries have a well-established licensing system to ensure this. Airlines and their employees are facing an unprecedented… Read the full press release

British Airways partners with the British Red Cross to support communities in crisis on World Kindness Day

LONDON, UK, 2019-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (November 13, 2019), on World Kindness Day, announced its partnership with the British Red Cross to support communities in crisis. The airline and the humanitarian charity will work together over the next year to show how kindness has the power to save lives. Experiencing… Read the full press release