9.7m passengers travelled through Gatwick Airport Q4 January – March 2019

Total passenger numbers +4.0% year-on-year, with long-haul +7.5% Gatwick achieved its busiest ever February half term as 1.2m passengers travelled through the airport LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has achieved its busiest-ever start to a year, as passenger numbers grew by +4.0% in Q4, compared to 2018, as 9.7 million passengers… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport served nearly 2 million passengers in March 2019; a 1.9% increase from March 2018

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — In March 2019, Brussels Airport welcomed just under 2 million passengers, i.e. a 1.9% rise, up from March 2018. If it had not been for the repeated strike action by the air traffic controllers, the rise could have been even bigger. The cargo segment at Brussels Airport saw… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport served 2,421,744 million passengers in March, an increase of 1.2% compared to last year

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In March, 2,421,744 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 1.2% compared to last year. The number of local passengers was 1,666,351 in March 2019, which is no change compared to March 2018. The transfer rate is at 31.0% in the month under review… Read the full press release

SITA’s 2019 Passenger IT Insights reveals passengers are demanding more mobile services in relation to their baggage

Updates at arrivals are an added benefit of baggage tracking LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — While the adoption of technology has improved passenger satisfaction across the airport journey, the biggest jump by far over the past year was at baggage collection. SITA’s 2019 Passenger IT Insights shows that passengers are demanding more mobile services in… Read the full press release

Travelport launches global campaign to improve awareness and use of the DPNA SSR code to give more support to passengers with intellectual disabilities

Campaign allied to the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019 targets greater use of the DPNA Special Service Request code1, used to alert airlines when a traveler has an intellectual or developmental disability and needs assistance Company discovered exceptionally low use of the code across the world in 2018 Poll of travel agents revealed just… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport to welcome thousands of passengers for spring break

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — After the very busy Christmas holidays, within a few days, Brussels Airport will be welcoming thousands of passengers eager for a change of scenery. The start of the spring break will see many families flocking to Brussels Airport to fly towards European destinations, but also further, to the… Read the full press release

St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog teams to bring enjoyment and help alleviate the anxiety of passengers at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Fifteen Therapy Dog Teams Join the Welcome Team Volunteer Program at Canada’s Largest Airport TORONTO, CANADA, 2019-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Toronto Pearson International Airport and the St. John Ambulance (SJA) Therapy Dog Program are partnering to bring the friendly faces of 15 therapy dog teams to YYZ. As part of the Toronto Pearson Welcome… Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport served 827,733 passengers in January, a 2.0 percent increase from January 2018

Kansas City, MO, 2019-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 827,733 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in January, a 2.0 percent increase from January 2018. Passenger boardings were up 2.0 percent, with a total of 413,777 boarded. For the year to… Read the full press release

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport welcomed 4.5 million passengers in 2018, setting a new passenger record

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Winnipeg Richardson International Airport set a new passenger record, welcoming 4.5 million passengers through the airport in 2018. The airport saw its total passenger volume grow for the fifth consecutive year. By working with partners to add new routes and expand offerings, the airport saw a significant increase… Read the full press release

Wizz Air recognized as the best low-cost airline and passengers’ most preferred choice in Bulgaria

WIZZ AIR WON TWO SKY AWARDS FOR ITS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN BULGARIA IN 2018 BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Bulgaria’s leading carrier and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, was recognized as the best low-cost airline in Bulgaria and as the passengers’ most preferred choice. The two prestigious awards were won… Read the full press release

Heathrow launches on-demand, personalised assistance to visually impaired passengers via the Aira app

Aira app to benefit the 6,000 visually impaired passengers that travel through Heathrow each year Passengers can access on demand assistance on their mobile phones App follows a year of rapid changes in special assistance at Heathrow following a £23 million investment LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — From Monday December 3rd, visually impaired… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation expects more than 2 million passengers this Thanksgiving holiday travel week

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (11/19/2018) announced that O’Hare and Midway International Airports are expected to be among the busiest airports in the nation for Thanksgiving holiday travel this year, with more than 2 million passengers expected over the next seven days. Passenger volume is projected… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed passengers from Sultanate of Oman with flags and sweets to mark Oman National Day

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports yesterday celebrated Oman National Day at Abu Dhabi International Airport, welcoming passengers from neighboring Sultanate of Oman with flags and sweets being handed out across arrival and departure terminals. Abu Dhabi Airports yesterday celebrated Oman National Day at Abu Dhabi International Airport,… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo opens new business lounge for domestic passengers

MOSCOW, Russia, 2018-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo opened the new business lounge «Sochi» for domestic passengers in Terminal D. The new lounge with an area of 507 square meters is designed for 130 seats. It is located near the Gate № 1 and is open around the clock. «Sochi» is available for Business Class passengers as… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority research: having to pay in advance to sit together was one of passengers’ biggest concerns

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today (27 October, 2018) published its initial review of how airlines allocate seats to passengers. CAA research concluded that, for most people, having to pay in advance to sit together was one of their biggest concerns. The findings were further reinforced… Read the full press release

Nearly half million passengers passed through Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports during September

Schkeuditz, Germany, 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — 487,626 passengers in all passed through Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports during September. This represents growth of 7.3 percent in comparison with the same month in the previous year. The number of aircraft movements rose by 9.2 percent to a figure of 9,837 take-offs and landings. The number of… Read the full press release

CAA publishes new industry guidance on assisting passengers with hidden disabilities

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today (15 October, 2018) published new industry guidance on assisting passengers with hidden disabilities. The guidance to airlines follows similar advice given to airports in 2016 and has been formulated in association with disability groups. Acknowledging existing good practice by some… Read the full press release

The British Airways Solo Travel Study unveils the reasons why passengers choose to head out alone

British Airways plots the rise of the solo female traveller in the BA Global Solo Travel Study, revealing almost half of women are choosing to travel solo   More British men and women were over 50 on their first solo trip compared to any other country Sixteen per cent of UK women are jetting off… Read the full press release

Cornwall Airport Newquay to improve services for passengers requiring special assistance

CORNWALL, England, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Over 200,000 passengers passed through Cornwall Airport Newquay between May and August this summer, with more than 2,500 requesting additional support within the terminal due to long term illness or disabilities. With the busy summer season coming to an end, the Airport is planning how we continue to… Read the full press release

London Gatwick to open sensory room for its passengers with autism, dementia, cognitive impairment or other special needs

New, free to use facility provides a calming space for passengers with special needs to relax in before their flight Interactive zone full of light and sound also designed to stimulate senses, improve memory, motor skills and encourage learning New sensory room follows opening of new ‘premium style’ lounge – the biggest in Europe –… Read the full press release

IATA: global passenger traffic data for August 2018 shows demand up 6.4% YoY

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for August 2018 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 6.4% compared to the year-ago period. This was slightly above the 6.1% annual increase for July. August capacity (available seat kilometers or… Read the full press release

SITA: Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority

SITA CEO says collaboration is key to deliver secure and easy travel Budapest, Hungary, 2018-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority. This is according to research released today by global IT provider SITA. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT… Read the full press release

Wizz Air introduces SITA WorldTracer® to speed up the repatriation of mishandled bags to passengers

WorldTracer remains the most widely used system to track mishandled bags globally.  Budapest, Hungary, 2018-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — In a commitment to improve baggage services, Wizz Air, the fastest growing airline in Europe and the leading low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, has introduced SITA WorldTracer® to speed up the repatriation of mishandled… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport August 2018: 2.6 million passengers; up 3.4% on the same month last year

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport has decidedly broken all records this summer with more than 5.2 million passengers in July and August 2018 versus 5 million in the summer of 2017. After the month of July with the largest number of passengers ever recorded, Brussels Airport welcomed almost 2.6 million passengers… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport August 2018: number of passengers up by 5.5% compared to last year

In August, 3’099’820 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 5.5% compared to last year. ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Local passengers increased by 4.9% to 2’171’082 in August 2018. The transfer rate is at 29.8% in the month under review (+0.3 percentage points vs. previous year) and transfer passengers… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport to trial a new Virtual Reality app for passengers who may find travel challenging

Aberdeen, UK, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Aberdeen International Airport has been working with Friendly Access, a Scottish hidden disabilities charity as it looks to trial a new Virtual Reality app for passengers who may find travel challenging. Friendly Access, together with the School of Simulation and Visualisation at The Glasgow School of Art and… Read the full press release

Heathrow invites passengers to share submissions of distinctive holiday sounds

Heathrow invites public to capture the holiday feeling by sharing their genuine Sound Escape Passengers invited to share submissions of distinctive holiday sounds The airport is collaborating with award-winning composer and sound artist Nick Ryan Sounds will be combined to create a unique, captivating and immersive soundscape LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways and renowned chef George Calombaris to create a new edition of Greek-inspired in-flight dining options for passengers travelling from Australia

Passengers travelling in First, Business and Economy Classes will be able to enjoy Calombaris’ signature dishes when travelling from Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth to Doha The new menu will be available from 1 September in Sydney, Perth and Adelaide, with Melbourne to follow from 1 October 2018 DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Aug-31 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Queenstown Airport introduces new sensor technology to provide real-time wait time information to passengers

Queenstown , New Zealand, 2018-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — New sensor technology has been introduced at Queenstown Airport this winter which aims to enhance the customer experience by providing real-time wait time information to passengers as well as streamlining the airport’s operations. To assist with smooth passenger flow as volumes increase, the airport has partnered… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines report 14.2 million passengers in July 2018; 8.2% increase YoY

Number of passengers up 8,2 percent year-on-year  Capacity utilization decreases slightly by 0.1 percentage points to 86.3 percent Number of passengers of the Network Airlines increased by 9.0% in Munich, 4.5% in Zurich, 4.0% in Vienna and 3.8% in Frankfurt  COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In July 2018, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed… Read the full press release