KLM requires passengers to wear facial protection during boarding and on board

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — As of today, Monday May 11th, wearing facial protection during boarding and on board is mandatory for KLM passengers. Passengers must ensure that they carry the required facial protection with them. Cabin crew will of course also wear facial protection. Facial protection refers to non-medical face masks… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport to require passengers to wear gloves and faces coverings

The new guidance will be for all passengers departing or arriving through Manchester Airport Passengers will be asked to wear gloves and also cover their faces, either with face masks or their own clothing The move is designed to demonstrate one way in which air travel can be made safe as passenger numbers start to… Read the full press release

IATA supports the wearing of face coverings for passengers and masks for crew while on board aircraft

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) supports the wearing of face coverings for passengers and masks for crew while on board aircraft as a critical part of a layered approach to biosecurity to be implemented temporarily when people return to traveling by air. IATA does not support… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to provide more personal space between passengers on domestic flights

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and to maintain a safe and secure environment, the JAL Group has reduced scheduled services, while adopting a wide range of actions to provide customers peace of mind during air travel. As part of these measures, Japan… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Emirates is the first airline to conduct on-site rapid tests for passengers

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates in coordination with Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will be introducing additional precautions. Passengers on today’s flight to Tunisia were all tested for COVID-19 before departing from Dubai. Emirates is the first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers. The quick blood test was conducted… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways introduces Sony’s noise-cancelling headphones to all First Class passengers on international routes

Starting March 15, Sony’s noise-cancelling WH-1000XM3 headphones will be available for all First Class passengers during the flight. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, will make Sony’s innovative noise-cancelling WH-1000XM3 headphones available to all First Class passengers on international routes…. Read the full press release

Budapest Airport commences screening of passengers arriving from the northern Italian provinces

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — In accordance with the authority decision made today (2020.02.24), Budapest Airport has commenced measuring the body temperature of passengers arriving from the northern Italian provinces. The first two affected flights were Ryanair’s services arriving from Treviso at 15:30 and Bergamo at 16:05. None of the passengers were… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport conducts temperature check on passengers arriving with direct flights from China

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Feb-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Based on the decision of the authorities, all passengers arriving with direct flights from China must have their body temperature checked at Budapest Airport, prior to entering the country. The first flight where passengers will be screened is the Air China service arriving from Beijing, via Minsk,… Read the full press release

Biometric screening solution surpasses 1 million passengers processed at Washington Dulles International Airport

Innovative biometric screening solution gaining steam with airlines and airports across the United States Washington DC, 2019-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Biometric identity verification software veriScan®, a passenger-screening system developed wholly in-house by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Office of Technology, processed its 1 millionth outbound international passenger last week, just over a year since… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport reminds passengers that sparklers and fireworks are strictly prohibited to carry

Budapest, Hungary, 2019-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — As Christmas approaches, the well-known appliances of the festive season start to appear. However, in the case of aviation, safety is the number one priority. Budapest Airport reminds passengers that Christmas sparklers and fireworks are extremely flammable, and are thus classified as prohibited items, which means that it… Read the full press release

Qantas prepares for its second ultra-long haul research flight to reduce jetlag for passengers and improve crew wellbeing

2nd of 3 Project Sunrise research flights to reduce jetlag and design optimum crew rest and work pattern Builds on learnings from New York-Sydney service last month ‘Supper at breakfast time’ among changes to on-board service to help passengers adjust to new timezone Almost 100 years to the day that the first London to Australia flight… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport’s private terminal PremiAir now welcomes passengers

New pictures released showing what passengers can expect from Manchester Airport’s private terminal PremiAir now welcoming passengers travelling with 23 airlines from Manchester Prices start from £50 per person Manchester, UK, 2019-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — MAG has today (14 November 2019) released pictures of the new PremiAir terminal at Manchester Airport. The new facility, which is… Read the full press release

SITA: Investment made by airlines and airports significantly improved both satisfaction levels for passengers and average processing time

Investment has resulted in significantly higher passenger satisfaction and shorter queues. Lisbon, Portugal, 2019-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports spent a record US$50 billion in 2018 on IT to support improvements to the passenger journey and are now beginning to enjoy the benefit of that investment. Figures published by SITA for the first… Read the full press release

IATA 2019 Global Passenger Survey shows passengers are looking to technology to improve their travel experience

Warsaw, Poland, 2019-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2019 Global Passenger Survey showing that passengers are looking to technology to improve their travel experience. The survey acts as the voice of the passenger, providing objective and in-depth insights into the preferences and behaviors of air… Read the full press release

Passengers who take water transportation to Boston Logan International Airport get priority access at the airport security line

Passengers will get priority access at airport security Boston, Massachusetts, 2019-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers who take water transportation to Boston Logan International Airport will now get priority access at the airport security line. This new incentive is part of Massport’s commitment to encourage more passengers to use High Occupancy Vehicles (HOVs) to the… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces new independent panel of experts to help shape its strategy and services for disabled passengers

Panel will complement the work and ongoing achievements of Gatwick’s Accessibility Forum and Passenger Advisory PRM Group Ann Frye – international specialist in the transport needs of disabled and older people – to chair the panel Aviation Minister: “Gatwick’s continued work on accessibility is helping to open up new opportunities and experiences, ensuring the aviation network is truly open… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport creates a sense of place for international passengers arriving into Liverpool

Liverpool, UK, 2019-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has just completed a project to create a warm welcome and lasting impression of the Airport, the City Region and the North West, for both visiting passengers and those returning home. The project has been delivered in partnership with the region’s destination marketing… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport provides passengers with easy access to information with the launch of Gatwick chatbot

Gatwick chatbot’ provides flight information, flight specific notifications, and information on airport shops, restaurants and other facilities Currently responds to passenger queries in English but service will be extended to other languages next year Gatwick plans to enable the service on other chat platforms including WhatsApp and Apple Business Messenger in the future LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport expects 725,000 passengers over the Summer school holidays

Liverpool, UK, 2019-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — This weekend sees the start of Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s (LJLA) busiest time of the year once again, as the school holidays begin for many families from across the region. Thousands of passengers are expected to jet off abroad from Liverpool for their main holiday over the coming… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport welcomed 12.3 million passengers in the first half of 2019, an increase of 1.8% vs. same period last year

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport welcomed almost 12.3 million passengers in the first six months of 2019, an increase of 1.8% compared to the same period last year. During the month of June alone, the number of passengers rose, compared to last year, by 4.3%. In contrast to the growing number… Read the full press release

Emirates partners with world-renowned hotel providers to offer attractive summer rates to its passengers travelling to and through Dubai

Emirates has partnered with Accor, Armani Hotel Dubai, Emaar Hospitality Group and Marriott to offer attractive hotel rates to passengers travelling to and through Dubai this summer Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has partnered with world-renowned hotel providers to offer its passengers travelling to and through Dubai attractive summer rates in… Read the full press release

IATA research shows passengers want governments to encourage development of sustainable aviation fuels to reduce aviation carbon emissions

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on European governments considering a Dutch proposal for an EU-wide tax on air tickets to listen to what their citizens want. IATA-commissioned research shows that air passengers want governments to encourage the development of new technologies and sustainable aviation fuels to… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomed nearly 2.2 million passengers in the first quarter of 2019

Traffic Exceeds 2.1 Million in First Quarter of 2019 INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Nearly 2.2 million passengers flew through the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in the first quarter of 2019, and March alone set a new record with more than 880,000 passengers. In all, the first quarter 2019 passenger traffic increased 2%… Read the full press release

easyJet gears up for a record number of passengers from London Southend Airport this summer

easyJet celebrates flying 6 million passengers since launching operations in Southend seven years ago LUTON, England, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, the largest airline at London Southend Airport, is gearing up to fly a record number of passengers from the airport this summer.  Throughout the summer the airline is expected to carry over 830,000… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways introduces redesigned menu cards, tableware and dining concepts for its passengers in Economy Class

Award-winning airline introduces redesigned menu cards, tableware and dining concepts for its passengers in Economy Class DOHA, Qatar, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has revealed a new Economy Class on-board experience branded ‘Quisine’, designed to further elevate customers’ dining experience when they travel with the award-winning airline. To begin their dining experience,… Read the full press release

Blind and visually impaired passengers can now get free 24/7 help at Gatwick via the camera on their mobile phone

Professionally trained agents now guide passengers through the airport, help them read documents or even find their bag on the luggage carousel Chair of easyJet’s Accessibility Advisory Group, Lord David Blunkett, says this: “will be life changing in terms of providing equality to passengers with no or little sight” New service is part of Gatwick’s ambition… Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport recorded 1,018,671 passengers in March, a 0.3% increase from March 2018

Kansas City, MO, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 1,018,671 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in March, a 0.3 percent increase from March 2018. Passenger boardings were up 0.7 percent, with a total of 508,285 boarded. For the year to… Read the full press release

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