803,589 passengers traveled through Kansas City International Airport in June 2021, 234 percent up vs June 2020

Kansas City, MO, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that during June, 803,589 passengers traveled through Kansas City International Airport. This was an increase of 233.9 percent compared to June 2020. By comparison, the June 2021 passenger count was 28.1 percent less than June 2019. Year-to-date,… Read the full press release

JetBlue new flights to Boston and New York from Kansas City (MCI) to start on March 27, 2022

Kansas City, MO, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — In April, JetBlue announced its intent to begin serving Kansas City. It is now official and Kansas City will have a new airline in March, 2022. Today (7/20/2021) JetBlue published flight schedules and began selling tickets for their new nonstop service between Kansas City International Airport… Read the full press release

KLM: all necessary COVID-19 travel documents can be checked in advance with the airline’s new service COVID-19 check | Upload@Home

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM customers travelling to a selected number of destinations can now have the necessary COVID-19 travel documents checked in advance. KLM’s COVID-19 check | Upload@Home is a new service that allows customers to travel well-prepared and smoothly. KLM understands that travelling with all the COVID-19-related requirements can… Read the full press release

Summer 2022: TUI will increase its frequency of flights to over six destinations from Bristol Airport

Increased flying to over six destinations from Bristol Airport Reintroduced route to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from Bristol Airport London, UK, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI UK announces the expansion of its holiday programme for summer 2022 from Bristol Airport with the reintroduction of flights to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and increased flying… Read the full press release

Convenient COVID-19 testing service now available at Bristol Airport

London, UK, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Katalyst Laboratories has partnered with Nuffield Health and Bristol Airport to offer a convenient COVID-19 testing service located at the airport. All tests are analysed at the on-site laboratory run by Nuffield Health with tests provided by Katalyst Laboratories, a government authorised distributor of SARS-CoV-2 rapid testing… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport unveils major five-year digital transformation programme

The investment includes Amazon Alexa functionality – a first for any airport in Northern Ireland Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a six-figure investment, George Best Belfast City Airport has launched a major five-year, digital transformation programme aimed at enhancing the customer experience. The first phase of the innovative programme, accelerated… Read the full press release

10 new concession agreements at O’Hare International Airport to offer passengers with a variety of new low touch amenities

Chicago, IL, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — At City Council today (July 21, 2021), Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot introduced an ordinance providing for 10 new concession agreements at O’Hare International Airport. The agreements follow a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) issued in July 2020 to provide passengers with a variety of new low touch… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific successfully trials the Commons Project’s CommonPass app on two live flights between Hong Kong and Singapore

Moving a step closer to hassle-free international air travel Hong Kong, China, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific continues to demonstrate the viability of digital health passes by successfully conducting two live flight trials involving volunteer customers travelling between Hong Kong and Singapore using The Commons Project’s CommonPass app earlier this month. The… Read the full press release

Travel to quarantine-free destinations with Emirates

Airline flying close to 40 popular quarantine-free destinations Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers who have procrastinated making plans for the summer or who are still pondering where to take their long-awaited holiday now have the opportunity to book travel to quarantine-free destinations with Emirates. Customers can book their summer holiday with… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport welcomes Ryanair’s services to Ibiza, Valencia, and Milan

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Flights to Ibiza, Valencia, and Milan have taken off this weekend from George Best Belfast City Airport with Ryanair. The flights, which will connect passengers with popular European sunshine destinations, complete Ryanair’s portfolio of routes from Belfast City Airport, with services to Alicante, Barcelona, Faro, Malaga,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways named Airline of the Year 2021 by AirlineRatings

AirlineRatings ‘Airline of the Year’ awards acknowledge the best in aviation Qatar Airways has won Airline of the Year, Best Middle East Airline, Best Catering and Best Business Class DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has been named Airline of the Year 2021 by AirlineRatings. The airline has also clinched the… Read the full press release

Ryanair to operate new service to Gran Canaria from Shannon Airport

Shannon, Ireland, 2021-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Group, who operate Shannon Airport, has welcomed the announcement by Ryanair of a new service to Gran Canaria (Las Palmas). The new service starts on 7th August and will operate once a week until the end of October. This is the third new service announcement for… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Brussels Airlines, airBaltic and Ethiopian Airlines to move into Manchester Airport’s new-look Terminal Two

Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Brussels Airlines, airBaltic and Ethiopian Airlines to move this week after successful launches from Jet2.com, TUI and Singapore Airlines Flagship Terminal Two extension opened last week M&S and Accessorize to welcome first customers this week Passengers recommended to check their terminal and check latest guidance before travelling To see highlights from… Read the full press release

SJC welcomes Delta’s returning service to Minneapolis-St. Paul

Silicon Valley and Twin Cities Reconnected with Nonstop Flights San José, Calif., 2021-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Officials at Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) today (July 19, 2021) announce the return of nonstop service to Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). The flight operates four times weekly, on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus ready to reunite families and friends as Ireland lifts ban on non-essential travel

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Teams across Aer Lingus are welcoming customers back to the airport and back on-board as the ban on non-essential travel is lifted today and following the delivery of almost 2 million EU Digital Covid Certificates in the last week. After a 16 month period of applying the… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Canadian government to further ease border restrictions

Montreal, Canada, 2021-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes today’s (19 July 2021) decision by the government of Canada to further ease border restrictions for fully vaccinated* passengers. Eligible US citizens and permanent US residents arriving from the US will be permitted to enter Canada as of 9 August and… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport welcomes increased flights from Air services

Shannon, Ireland, 2021-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Air services at Shannon Airport are set to double from eight to sixteen in time for the lifting of the non-essential travel ban on the 19th July with a significant increase in destinations, services and frequencies. Ryanair currently operate eight services from Shannon which recommenced on 15th June to Barcelona-Reus,… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo to fly 247 horses from Liege to Tokyo

On Emirates SkyCargo’s modern and efficient Boeing 777 freighter aircraft capable of transporting around 100 tonnes of cargo per flight, it takes only eight flights to move 247 horses in 131 specially designed horse stalls, 59 grooms to look after the horses, 100 tonnes of special equipment and most importantly 20 tonnes of food and… Read the full press release

flydubai to start four-weekly service to Salzburg and resumes operations to Naples

The Dubai-based carrier becomes first UAE airline to operate direct flights to Salzburg from 15 July and resumes its operations to Naples from 31 July Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, continues to grow its network in Europe and will see Naples in Italy and Salzburg in Austria join… Read the full press release

flydubai to start three-times weekly service to Sohag International Airport

The Dubai-based carrier to operate a three-times weekly service to Sohag from 25 July growing its network in Egypt to three points including Alexandria and Sharm El Sheikh Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced today (July 14, 2021) the start of its three-times weekly service to Sohag International… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free unveils “21 in 21” project at Hamad International Airport to mark its 21st anniversary

New outlets will cater for all tastes and budgets DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is marking its 21st anniversary by unveiling a significant investment and an enhanced retail portfolio of 21 new shopping and dining outlets. With a focus on embracing a range of tastes and budgets, the… Read the full press release

SITA acquires digital solutions specialist for aviation safety and efficiency

SITA takes the lead in deploying predictive data analytics for co-innovating with customer airlines and airports to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel savings. Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, today (13 Jul, 2021) announced the acquisition of Safety Line S.A.S., the Paris based… Read the full press release

Blue Islands adds extra direct flights from Jersey to Ibiza

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2021-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Blue Islands has added extra direct flights from Jersey to Ibiza in September. Rob Veron, CEO Blue Islands said, “Our Jersey to Ibiza direct flight programme has been really well received. With some flights now sold out, we’ve added additional dates for September.” Blue Islands… Read the full press release

Munich Airport expects the entire month of July to surpass the one-million mark

Number of passengers and flights steadily rising since February July first month to see more than 50,000 passengers again in a single day Traffic expected to increase significantly in the second half of the year COLOGNE, Germany, 2021-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The volume of traffic at Munich Airport is beginning to soar once… Read the full press release

Discover Qatar and Qatar Airways Holidays launch special packages for visiting friends and family in Qatar

Discover Qatar and Qatar Airways Holidays introduce exciting reunion packages to Doha starting at QAR 1,721 per person for five nights DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — With Qatar now open for tourism to fully vaccinated travellers, Discover Qatar, the destination management division of Qatar Airways, has partnered with Qatar Airways Holidays and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches summer sale offering fares as low as $59 one-way

Carrier offers Customers a chance to turn “Wanna” Get Away into “Gonna” Get Away with low-fares, an expanding network, and flexible policies DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jul 13, 2021) launched a summer sale offering fares as low as $59 one-way. Book today, July 13, 2021, through… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces a recruitment drive for 2,000 new pilots to crew aircraft deliveries

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (12th July) announced a recruitment drive for 2,000 new pilots to crew aircraft deliveries over the next 3 years as Ryanair recovers and rebuilds from the Covid-19 pandemic. Ryanair has now taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-8200 Gamechanger aircraft, which help… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport’s new Terminal Two extension to open on Wednesday this week

Jet2.com, TUI and Singapore Airlines will be the first to operate flights from the new facilities, with more to follow over the coming weeks Details of shops, bars and restaurants that will open revealed Two new lounges will offer passengers a relaxed space pre-flight Covid-19 safety measures to give passengers peace of mind as they fly… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways and Tourism Seychelles team up to bring together the perfect combination of a dream holiday

Airline increases flights to daily in anticipation of surge of bookings as global travel restrictions ease DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has joined forces with the Tourism Seychelles in a concerted effort to bring together the perfect combination of a dream holiday destination and world-class global airline for travellers who… Read the full press release

Emirates to restart services to Mauritius from 15 July

Emirates will operate two weekly flights to Mauritius starting 15 July. The airline will deploy its iconic Emirates A380 aircraft to the popular Indian Ocean destination from 1 August. Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced it will restart passenger services to Mauritius this summer with two weekly flights from 15… Read the full press release