SITA: US airports under mounting pressure to adopt a US biometric exit solution to aid US Customs & Border Protection (CBP)

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — As international travel resumes, US airports are under mounting pressure to adopt a US biometric exit solution to aid US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) in achieving its objective of screening 97%[1] of exiting passengers at all commercial airports within the next few years. As a result,… 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

Emirates celebrates 3,000 new cabin crew recruits equipped with top-notch aviation first aid skills

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marking World First Aid Day this month, Emirates celebrates 3,000 new cabin crew recruits who are now equipped with top-notch aviation first aid skills, after successfully graduating from the airline’s rigorous cabin crew training programme. As part of a highly successful recruitment drive this year, Emirates has already hired… Read the full press release

IATA launches new online platform to help identify potential security risks and threats to operations and businesses

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of AVSEC Insight, an online platform offering users a comprehensive range of timely, open-source, information to aid in identifying potential security risks and threats to their operations and businesses. “Monitoring risks is both difficult and time-consuming, particularly for airlines… Read the full press release

SITA selected to boost air traffic safety and efficiency at eight airports in Poland

Eight airports in Poland will benefit from new air/ground communications technology. Warsaw, Poland, 2022-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) has selected global air transport IT provider, SITA, in a four-year contract to digitally transform air/ground communications and boost air traffic safety and efficiency. Eight of Poland’s international airports will be… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport receives Airport Health Accreditation renewal from Airports Council International

Airport recognized for measures to protect passengers and workers during COVID-19 pandemic SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2022-Jun-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced it has received renewal of its Airport Health Accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) World and ACI Americas. ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation program evaluates health measures and… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport completes Phase 1 of its $30 million Airport Perimeter Dike Improvement Project

OAK’s improved perimeter dike will protect the airport against floods and sea level rise for decades. Oakland, Calif., 2022-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The $30 million Airport Perimeter Dike Improvement Project Phase 1 is now complete at Oakland International Airport, which will provide protection against flooding and sea level rise at the airport for… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines receives FAA’s “Aviation Maintenance Technician Diamond Award of Excellence”

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2022-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is honored to receive the Federal Aviation Administration’s “Aviation Maintenance Technician Diamond Award of Excellence” for the fourth consecutive year. The award is the highest distinction given by the administration for aviation companies that ensure 100 percent of their maintenance technicians complete additional FAA-developed safety training… Read the full press release

Malaysia Aviation Group received certification for the “SAFEGUARD” Label by Bureau Veritas

KLIA, 2022-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), a global aviation organisation comprising of business portfolios in airlines, aviation services and e-Commerce & travel business solutions, and Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification, have signed an agreement to deploy the “SAFEGUARD” Label, which addresses the specific risks to all places where people… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport extends partnership with ICTS UK & Ireland as its security partner

London, UK, 2022-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Bristol Airport has re-awarded ICTS UK & Ireland as its security partner, responsible for the provision of security services/passenger screening at the Airport. Alan Dutt, Executive Director of Aviation Security Services, ICTS UK & Ireland said: “We are delighted to continue our fifteen-year partnership with Bristol Airport…. Read the full press release

Ford International Airport teams up with MEDC and Southwest Airlines to provide grants and testing opportunities to companies focused on air travel technology solutions

Partnership with MEDC, Southwest Airlines Provides Grants to Innovation-Driven Companies, Allowing Them to Test New Products, Services in Live Airport Environment Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2022-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — With support from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and Southwest Airlines, the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority has introduced the Ford Launchpad for Innovative Technologies and Entrepreneurship,… Read the full press release

Emirates’ signature premium lounge service at over 20 airports in its network reopens

First Class, Business Class and Platinum and Gold Skywards members to have access to more than 120 Emirates Lounges and partner facilities at destinations where operations have resumed Premium customers and frequent flyers to benefit from lounge offering in airports worldwide Lounge operations resumed with health and safety measures in place Dubai, UAE, 2021-Dec-22 —… Read the full press release

dnata launches mobile disinfection service in Singapore

Singapore, 2021-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, continues to enhance its offering to ensure the safety and wellbeing of travellers and communities. The company has launched a mobile disinfection service in Singapore to help companies further improve safety across their operations, taking advantage of the latest sanitisation technologies. dnata has… Read the full press release

AGS Airport Ltd to transform airport security operations with Pangiam and Google Cloud’s Project DARTMOUTH

AGS Airports Ltd to trial new artificial intelligence-led technology at security sites in Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Southampton airports LONDON, UK, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Dec. 15, 2021), Pangiam, in collaboration with Google Cloud, announced details of Project DARTMOUTH, an initiative to transform airport security operations by looking for threats concealed within baggage… Read the full press release

Emirates named World Class Airline at The APEX Official Airline Ratings™ awards

This pinnacle award category recognizes world-class excellence based on certified passenger feedback on products and services, health and safety, and sustainability Dubai, UAE, 2021-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has been named World Class Airline at The APEX Official Airline Ratings™ awards, becoming one of the first airlines to be recognised in this new… Read the full press release

dnata USA awarded the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Accreditation

New York, USA, 2021-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, continues to be recognised for achieving the highest safety standards. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded dnata USA the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Accreditation, following the successful completion of a comprehensive audit of… Read the full press release

Air Canada partners with Switch Health to offer customers the most comprehensive range of travel testing options

Portable COVID-19 molecular & antigen test kits that can be used around the world. New self-test kit, whose results meet requirements to enter Canada, enables customers to avoid using a travel testing clinic abroad. Aeroplan Members get preferred pricing and earn points on all Switch Health testing products. MONTREAL, CANADA, 2021-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today… Read the full press release

Sunwing offers zero change fees and free COVID-19 medical coverage on most all inclusive packages

Plus, agents and customers will find relevant COVID-19 content on destination, hotel and Travel Requirements landing pages Toronto, ON, Canada, 2021-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Sunwing is making it as easy as possible for agents and customers to navigate the new world of travel with more flexibility, insurance options and relevant content than ever… Read the full press release

miDiagnostics’ ultra-fast PCR test and new breath sampler to be trialed in Brussels Airport

Brussels, Belgium, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — In the past year miDiagnostics has been working on the development of an ultra-fast PCR test based on imec technology, to detect COVID-19, with a test result in less than 15 minutes. In cooperation with Brussels Airport, this nasal-swab ultra-fast PCR test, as well as the new… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group expands quarantine-free Vaccinated Travel Lane network to 14 cities

Singapore, 2021-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group today (09 October 2021) expanded its quarantine-free Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) network to 14 cities, with additional points expected to be announced in the coming weeks. This comes as Singapore widened its VTL arrangements to include Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, South… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport teams up with QualSafe to train first aid instructors to become specialist mental health first aiders

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark World Mental Health Day, George Best Belfast City Airport is partnering with QualSafe, one of the UK’s largest Ofqual regulated awarding organisations, to upskill three in-house first aid instructors to become specialist mental health first aiders. With 1 in 4 people in the UK likely… Read the full press release

Finnair to offer PCR testing expanding its COVID-19 testing service

Vantaa, Finland, 2021-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair expands its corona testing service and will also offer PCR testing at a price of 99 euros. A negative corona test certificate is a prerequisite for entry in several countries, especially if the passenger has not been fully vaccinated. Finnair has previously introduced rapid antigen testing… Read the full press release

ANA Cargo joins Pharma.Aero

By participating in Pharma.Aero, ANA aims to provide global standards and high quality pharmaceutical transportation ANA has been certified IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV PHARMA) since 2017 TOKYO, JAPAN, 2021-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — ANA Cargo has joined Pharma.Aero, a non-profit organization that works to improve end-to-end air… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport to subsidise ExpressTest operated on-site COVID-19 screening centres

London, UK, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is supporting Britain’s return to travel by offering passengers significantly cheaper PCR tests, after announcing it would subsidise its on-site COVID-19 screening centres, operated by ExpressTest. Two centres currently operate from Gatwick; a drive-in option located within the airport’s Perimeter Road South (RH6 0PQ) car… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality partners with hygiene products supplier IBC Europe to add a special anti-microbial nano coating to all hotel surfaces

Group-wide nano coating project for the permanent protective sealing of surfaces which are frequently touched Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality has gone the extra mile to safeguard the well-being of its guests and staff. The company has joined forces with the Frankfurt-based hygiene products supplier IBC Europe GmbH… Read the full press release

Gerry’s dnata wins award for achieving the highest safety standards in Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan, 2021-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Gerry’s dnata, Pakistan’s largest ground services provider, has won a prestigious award for achieving the highest safety standards. The company has been recognised for its industry-leading health & safety risk assessment and control procedures at the 7th International Environment, Health & Safety Awards. Syed Haris Raza, vice… 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

IATA launches self-registration portal for IATA Travel Pass Lab Network

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a self-registration portal to make it easier for COVID-19 testing labs to join the IATA Travel Pass Lab Network. IATA’s Lab Network provides a list of eligible lab locations around the globe so that travelers can easily find a… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport earns ICAO recognition for its COVID-secure operation measures

London, UK, 2021-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has received international recognition for the measures it has put in place to provide a COVID-secure operation to protect its passengers and employees. Having worked closely with the UK Civil Aviation Authority and Public Health England, LJLA is one of only a… Read the full press release