Fraport Introduces State-of-the-Art CT Technology and Innovative Security Lane Configuration for Shorter Wait Times at Frankfurt Airport

New CT technology and innovative security-lane configuration will bring greater convenience and shorter wait times for passengers World-first lane design entering trial phase Fraport CEO Schulte thanks German Federal Interior Ministry and German Federal Police for their cooperation and trust Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2023-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Since January 1, 2023, Fraport… Read the full press release

EVA Air Named as One of the World’s Safest Airlines by AirlineRatings.com for 10th Consecutive Year

Luzhu District, Taiwan, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — EVA Air ranks ninth among  AirlineRatings.com’s top-20 World’s Safest Airlines for 2023. This marks the airline’s 10th consecutive year to earn a place among the global ratings website’s “safest airlines in the world.” The website’s safety-rating analyses  considers serious incidents, audits from aviation’s governing bodies and… Read the full press release

IATA Revises Air Transport Industry Manuals for Enhanced Safety, Sustainability, and Passenger Experience

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it has completed the annual revision of its air transport industry manuals for cargo, ground handling, and operations, thus incorporating the updates made to many of the underlying industry standards over the past year. These revisions reflect the sector’s… Read the full press release

Airbnb Commits to Combat Child Exploitation: Joins ECPAT’s ‘The Code’ and Expands Support for Law Enforcement

Airbnb has become a member of The Code, created to help the travel and tourism industry combat the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children. Airbnb’s dedicated portal for law enforcement is now available in nine languages. San Francisco, CA, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbnb is committed to the safety of its community. To… Read the full press release

COVID-19 Testing Required for Travelers from China, Hong Kong, and Macau to US and Canada

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2023-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in China, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) have announced testing requirements for passengers traveling from China, Hong, Kong, and Macau. The new rules are scheduled to take… Read the full press release

COVID-19 Testing and Travel Restrictions for China Proven Ineffective, Experts Urge Governments to Listen

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — “Several countries are introducing COVID-19 testing and other measures for travellers from China, even though the virus is already circulating widely within their borders. It is extremely disappointing to see this knee-jerk reinstatement of measures that have proven ineffective over the last three years. Research undertaken around… Read the full press release

Southwest Makes Strides in Restoring Reliability and Caring for Customers

DALLAS, TX, 2023-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest® reports solid progress across several efforts to restore and uphold our 50+ year commitment to reliably care for Customers who trust us to deliver for them as America’s largest domestic air carrier: During the New Year holiday weekend (Friday-Sunday), Southwest operated 11,092 flights, a system completion… Read the full press release

Canada Implements New COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Travelers from China, Hong Kong, and Macao

Richmond, B.C, Canada, 2023-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Government of Canada announced today (December 31, 2022) various new public health requirements for passengers entering Canada from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Macao. As of 12:01 a.m. ET on January 5, travellers flying to Canada from these locations must provide a… Read the full press release

CDC Announces COVID-19 Testing Requirement for US-Bound Passengers from China, Hong Kong, Macau

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2023-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in China, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) have announced testing requirements for passengers traveling from China, Hong, Kong, and Macau. The new rules are scheduled to take… Read the full press release

Emirates earns perfect score on its latest IATA Operational Safety Audit

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Dec-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, the world’s largest passenger airline, has completed its latest IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) with zero findings – the equivalent of a perfect score, and a rare occurrence in the industry given the complexity of airline operations. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “Safety is one… Read the full press release

London City Airport teams up with Leidos to replace conventional security X-ray machines with CT scanners

After being ranked ‘best performing UK airport for security queues’ by a recent Which? survey, London City Airport is set to offer an even better security experience, with the introduction of an all-CT scanner operation from April 2023 London City will be amongst the first UK airports to offer a full CT security proposition The… Read the full press release

DSNA selects SITA’s data-driven Safety Cube solution to enhanced safety in French airspace

DSNA will deploy SITA’s data-driven Safety Cube solution for enhanced safety Paris, France, 2022-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — French air navigation service provider, DSNA, has selected SITA’s safety and compliance management solution, SITA Safety Cube, to advance operational safety and promote a strong safety culture. The system will be deployed in French airspace spanning five… Read the full press release

Four Seasons and Johns Hopkins Medicine International expanding partnership

Developed as a pandemic response program in spring 2020, Four Seasons enhanced health and safety program, Lead With Care, now proactively guides health, safety and security operations for employees, guests and residents around the world Toronto, Canada, 2022-Nov-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons and Johns Hopkins Medicine International have announced that they are expanding the collaboration that began in… Read the full press release

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras strengthens its weather resiliency and safety with SITA’s cloud-based tracking and weather awareness solution

Brasília, Brazil, 2022-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Brazilian carrier, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (Azul), has implemented SITA eWAS Dispatch, a new-generation flight tracking and weather data solution, giving dispatchers a real-time view of the location of every aircraft and live and upcoming weather hazards. This visibility will bring improved operational efficiency, climate resiliency, and safety,… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways commits to achieve APEX WorldClass accreditation by October 2023

Nadi, Fiji, 2022-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Carrier has made a Fiji Day pledge to achieve APEX WorldClass accreditation by October 2023. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr Andre Viljoen says the airline has set a new target based on a successful ramp up since December 1st 2021. “APEX… Read the full press release

Accor to offer accommodation and safety within its hotels for women and children who are victims of abuse

Paris, France, 2022-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Fondation des femmes, a leading foundation in France for the protection of women’s rights and combatting violence against women, and Accor have announced the launch of a platform dedicated to “Emergency Shelter”. This initiative is aimed at providing accommodation and safety within Accor hotels for women… Read the full press release

British Airway to support British Red Cross’ emergency response programme

British Airways is partnering with the British Red Cross for three years in support of the charity’s UK emergency response programme The partnership is the latest addition to the BA Better World Community Fund, as part of British Airways’ sustainability programme focusing on People, Planet and Responsible Business British Airways’ investment will support the British… Read the full press release

SFO completes full-scale emergency exercise

Simulated aircraft accident tests emergency response, agency coordination SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2022-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) completed its full-scale emergency exercise today (September 28, 2022), simulating an aircraft accident to test emergency procedures for communication, incident command, and coordination between multiple agencies. “Our airport has seen a wide… Read the full press release

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