Air Canada launches new, daily flights between Halifax-and-Newark and Vancouver-and-Houston

Halifax-Newark, Vancouver-Houston flights convenient for customers MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Oct. 3, 2022) announced new, daily transborder flights between Halifax-and-Newark and Vancouver-and-Houston. The year-round routes will start in December and conveniently link these major urban markets, as well as provide easy onward connections through Air Canada’s and its partner United Airlines’ global… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo announces partnership with United Cargo

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo and United Cargo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that follows on the heels of the new broader historic commercial agreement between two of the largest global airlines. This coordination will deliver benefits to air freight customers of both Emirates Skycargo and United Cargo around the world…. Read the full press release

KLM and Transavia to share data on unruly passengers; to ban unruly passengers for five years

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM and Transavia share data on passengers placed on the No Fly List for disruptive behaviour on board or on the ground, since 29 September. Both airlines will ban unruly passengers for five years, regardless of which airline operated the flight in question. This makes KLM and Transavia… Read the full press release

Air Liban installs SITA’s Bag Manager cloud solution at Rafic Hariri International Airport

Agile cloud systems that increase operational efficiency and reliability have helped expand the airport’s capacity to handle nine million bags per year. Beirut, Lebanon, 2022-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA and Middle East Airlines–Air Liban (MEA) have renewed a technology contract and moved the airport’s baggage reconciliation system (BRS) at Rafic Hariri International Airport… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Privilege Club and ALL – Accor Live Limitless enhance offerings for members

Privilege Club and ALL members can now link their accounts to enjoy incredible rewards and benefits, including tier fast-track Doha, Qatar, 2022-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Privilege Club and ALL – Accor Live Limitless announce the enhancement of their strategic partnership, providing new ways for members to earn both Avios and ALL… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts and Grape Hospitality announce five conversion properties across Spain, France and Italy

The agreement heralds an 810-room partnership with IHG Hotels & Resorts at five properties across Spain, France and Italy DENHAM, UK, 2022-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, today (27 SEPTEMBER 2022) announces a multi-property development agreement with Grape Hospitality for five conversion properties in… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality strengthens partnership with Accor with the new Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier in the Northern region of Morocco

ACCOR GROWS ITS LUXURY FOOTPRINT IN THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO WITH its third FAIRMONT PROPERTY, SET TO OPEN ON: NOVEMBER 1ST 2022 Doha, Qatar, 2022-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer, and operator based in Qatar strengthens its partnership with Accor, the world’s most diverse hospitality group with over… Read the full press release

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) announces partnership with Iskwew Air

Musqueam Territory / Richmond, B.C., 2022-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (September 26, 2022), Iskwew Air and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that strengthens the working relationship between the Indigenous, woman-owned airline and the airport. The MOU between Iskwew Air and YVR is based on collaboration to enhance connectivity… Read the full press release

Air Canada introduces CHOOOSE as its new carbon offset program provider

Option for customers to purchase carbon offsets now integrated seamlessly into the flight booking process through Air Canada’s North America websites MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Sept. 27, 2022) introduced CHOOOSE, a global climate technology company as the airline’s new carbon offset program provider. The option to purchase verified carbon offsets… Read the full press release

Air Canada Cargo joins the CargoWise platform to enhance its digital capabilities

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada Cargo today (September 27, 2022) announced that it has become the first North American carrier to join the CargoWise platform as it continues to enhance its digital capabilities. The integration of CargoWise as an eBooking platform will allow customers to have real-time access to schedules,… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo partners with WebCargo to enhance user experience and booking efficiency

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo is adding a new channel for its customers around the world to directly access and book its flights for cargo shipments, in a digital-led move to enhance user experience and booking efficiency. Working with WebCargo by Freightos, the industry’s largest air cargo booking platform, Emirates… Read the full press release

Hyatt and Kiraku launch new hospitality brand, ATONA featuring modern-style hot spring ryokans (Japanese-style inn)

The new brand, ATONA, will feature the distinctive culture, history, and environment of each of its destinations in Japan through a modernized hot spring ryokan experience CHICAGO, IL, 2022-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (September 21, 2022) that a Hyatt affiliate and Kiraku, Inc. (Kiraku) have entered into… Read the full press release

Swissport International the only global aviation ground services company to contribute to TIACA’s BlueSky Program

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International is a launching partner and the only global aviation ground services company to contribute to the BlueSky Program, the recently launched sustainability verification initiative by TIACA, The International Air Cargo Association. Just a week after announcing far-reaching ESG-targets, Swissport affirms its ambition as the sector… Read the full press release

British Airways announces launch of online wine retailer The Wine Flyer

London, UK, 2022-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers will soon be able to collect Avios towards their travels when ordering exclusively from a new online wine retailer. The airline has announced details of The Wine Flyer, which will launch on 4 October 2022 in partnership with IAG Loyalty. This dedicated online retailer… Read the full press release

Swissport extends ground and air cargo handling services to Hong Kong Airlines in Japan

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport and Hong Kong Airlines are extending their long-standing partnership in Japan until 2025. The cooperation covers services at Kansai Airport near Osaka and at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. Swissport Japan has been providing airport ground services and air cargo handling to Hong Kong Airlines since July… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific and Aemetis sign SAF Offtake Agreement with Aemetis

Marking another step towards meeting the airline’s 10% SAF usage target by 2030 Hong Kong, China, 2022-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific announced today (September 20, 2022) the signing of an offtake agreement with Aemetis for the supply of 38 million US gallons of blended Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to be delivered over… Read the full press release

Swissport and Hong Kong Airlines extend partnership for two airports in Japan until 2025

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport and Hong Kong Airlines are extending their long-standing partnership in Japan until 2025. The cooperation covers services at Kansai Airport near Osaka and at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. Swissport Japan has been providing airport ground services and air cargo handling to Hong Kong Airlines since July… Read the full press release

Horizon Air’s more than 700 pilots ratify the retention agreement reached with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) on Sept. 2

SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Horizon Air’s more than 700 pilots, who are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), voted to ratify a new agreement aimed at supporting the company’s pilots and retaining talent as mainline airlines continue hiring pilots away from regional airlines at record levels. The agreement includes… Read the full press release

Choice Privileges to add exclusive college football-focused experiences for members

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2022-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc.  (NYSE: CHH) and LEARFIELD are teaming up this college football season to kick off an exciting new perk for Choice Privileges loyalty members: Choice Privileges Experiences. As part of the award-winning loyalty program’s latest offering, members can now use their rewards points to book exclusive college football-focused experiences at… Read the full press release

Ryanair signs MoU with OMV for the supply of 160,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2022-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline, and OMV, the international integrated oil, gas and chemicals company headquartered in Vienna, have today (14th Sept) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Ryanair airports across Austria, Germany and Romania. While limited production of SAF remains a… Read the full press release

Capital Alliance and TFE Hotels partner for a $340M development project in Melbourne Docklands

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 2022-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Local developer and hotel owner Capital Alliance, in partnership with Australia’s International Hotel Group, TFE Hotels, has announced a first-of-its-kind mixed-use development in Melbourne Docklands, featuring two world class local hotel brands. Capital Alliance’s two-tower project was designed locally by SJB and will serve as a place… Read the full press release

Air Canada signs purchase agreement with Heart Aerospace for 30 ES-30 electric-hybrid aircraft

Electric-hybrid aircraft advances carrier’s 2050 net-zero emission goal Battery powered aircraft will have capacity for up to 30 passengers Electric 200 km range extends to 400 km with reserve hybrid architecture Agreement includes equity investment by Air Canada in Heart Aerospace MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Sept. 15, 2022)… Read the full press release

UNWTO and State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of Switzerland launch inaugural National UNWTO Students’ League of the year

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of Switzerland (SECO) have joined forces to launch the first National UNWTO Students’ League of the year. The Students League is designed to promote local talent development and work with young people to design solutions… Read the full press release

Full-scale emergency management exercise took place at YYC Calgary International Airport on September 14

CALGARY, AB, 2022-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Calgary Airport Authority is partnering with Air Canada and local first responders for a full-scale emergency management exercise that will take place at YYC Calgary International Airport on September 14. ‘Exercise Aurora’ is a simulated exercise that provides The Authority and its partners with a chance… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group and OMV sign MoU for the supply of more than 800,000 tons of SAF

Memorandum of Understanding to supply more than 800,000 tons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for the years 2023-2030 Cooperation to include new locations and new SAF production technologies OMV is already supplying SAF at Vienna International Airport to Austrian Airlines Cologne, Germany, 2022-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group and the global energy… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group signs new distribution agreement with Amadeus to improve travel retailing

Lufthansa Group and Amadeus sign new distribution agreement to improve travel retailing NDC offers from Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Air Dolomiti and Eurowings Discover bookable via the Amadeus Travel Platform as of Q4 2022 Cologne, Germany, 2022-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Group and Amadeus are expanding their partnership to further modernize… Read the full press release

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport partners with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to further enhance accessibility to passengers

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, 2022-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Each and every traveller is unique, and so are their needs and requirements. To help all those who work at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport better serve passengers, we’ve partnered with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to bring its globally recognized Sunflower Lanyard program to YWG. Adorned with yellow sunflowers, the green… Read the full press release

SITA launches partnership program to enable growth of air transport industry through smart technology and solutions

SITA identifies four key areas for further investment in the coming year. Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the leading IT provider to the air transport industry, today (12 Sep, 2022) announced the launch of a partnership program aimed at joining hands with key partners as it embarks on a new path… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia launches new strategic partnership

Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia have commenced a new strategic partnership overnight spanning 49 markets across Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Eligible Privilege Club and Velocity Frequent Flyer members will enjoy Lounge Access and added benefits when travelling on both carriers. To celebrate the launch of the partnership, Privilege Club members travelling on… Read the full press release

dnata’s Alpha Flight Services signs 10-year concession agreement with Ras Al Khaimah International airport

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 2022-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Alpha Flight Services (Alpha), a leading UAE-based catering, retail, and hospitality services provider, has signed a 10-year concession agreement with Ras Al Khaimah International airport (RKT). The partnership will see Alpha Flight Services invest in infrastructure and provide inflight catering services to more than 10 airlines at… Read the full press release