Multi-Agency Emergency Training Exercise Successfully Concludes at Shannon Airport

(IN SHORT) Shannon Airport has successfully completed a multi-agency emergency training exercise code-named “Exercise Charlie.” The two-hour scenario, which involved a cargo aircraft declaring a full emergency after a suspected hazardous cargo leak en route from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to JFK airport in New York, aimed to assess the readiness of the airport… Read the full press release

Frankfurt Airport Trials Revolutionary Walk-Through Security Scanner for Passenger Convenience

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2023-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Fraport began testing the world’s first walk-through security scanner for passengers at Frankfurt Airport. The R&S QPS Walk2000 from Rohde & Schwarz is designed to speed up security checks. The first of these scanners is currently in use in Concourse A of Terminal 1. Passengers… Read the full press release

Houston Airports Recognizes Local Artist Edgar Medina for Heroic Actions at William P. Hobby Airport

Houston creative Edgar Medina was painting inside the 5-Star airport when he witnessed a passenger fall onto a moving sidewalk. HOUSTON, TX, 2023-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Houston Airports is recognizing local artist Edgar Medina for his quick actions in helping a passenger at William P. Hobby Airport. At the time of the incident,… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport Achieves Milestones in Passenger Traffic, Awards, and Safety in First Half of 2023

Budapest, Hungary, 2023-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The first half of 2023 has been a strong period for Budapest Airport in all respects: the series of developments worth more than 100 billion HUF over the past 4.5 years and the outstanding quality of the airport ecosystem have been confirmed by numerous awards based on… Read the full press release

Boeing Strengthens Commitment to Aerospace Safety and Sustainability by Appointing First Liaison to ICAO

New liaison to support United Nations efforts to advance a harmonized aviation ecosystem ARLINGTON, Va., 2023-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] is deepening support of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and its efforts to promote aerospace safety, security and sustainability. The company named its first liaison to the United Nations agency,… Read the full press release

IATA Announces Inaugural World Safety and Operations Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam to Drive Safer and More Efficient Aviation Operations

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the inaugural World Safety and Operations Conference (WSOC) will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, 19-21 September 2023 under the theme “Leadership in Action: Driving Safer and More Efficient Operations.” Vietnam Airlines will be the host airline. The event brings together the… Read the full press release

Marriott partners with IWF to fight online child exploitation, first-of-its-kind collaboration in hotel industry

Collaboration marks Marriott’s next step in journey to advance human rights BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International announced today (FEBRUARY 22, 2023) it has joined forces with UK-based nonprofit Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to combat online child exploitation by using technology solutions to restrict guest network access to websites with child… Read the full press release

Oman Air Achieves Eighth IATA Operational Safety Audit Certification, Reinforcing Commitment to Top Aviation Safety Standards

Muscat, Oman, 2023-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Continuing to set benchmarks for safety and quality, Oman Air has achieved its eighth International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification. The airline was awarded the renewal for the global accreditation after a successful audit on its operational management and control systems. Capt. Nasser… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport Unveils Ireland’s First Electric Medical Response Vehicle “Rescue 14”

Shannon, Ireland, 2023-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport has become the first Irish airport to take delivery of an electric Medical Response Vehicle. The vehicle, called “Rescue 14”, replaces its diesel-powered model and will be used for emergency medical responses that may arise at the airport. Rescue 14 is designed and built to similar specifications as the National Ambulance Service vehicles and is fully equipped with a defibrillator, stretcher,… Read the full press release

easyJet Launches In-Flight Fundraiser for UNICEF’s Earthquake appeal in Turkey and Syria

The emergency onboard collection will raise vital funds for children and their families affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria Donations will go directly towards easyJet and UNICEF’s emergency appeal supporting children and their families in the region who need it the most UNICEF is particularly concerned for the safety and wellbeing of children… Read the full press release

Biometric Technology Takes Over: Seamless Travel from Check-In to Boarding at Frankfurt Airport

The deployment of SITA Smart Path brings a comprehensive biometric passenger processing solution across all terminals and airlines at Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt, Germany, 2023-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Beginning this year, passengers traveling through Frankfurt Airport (Fraport) can breeze through the various steps in the journey – from check-in to boarding – simply by… Read the full press release

Finavia to Invest Over EUR 15 Million in Upgrading Airports for Improved Smoothness, Safety, and Sustainability

Vantaa, Finland, 2023-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — This year, airport company Finavia will invest more than EUR 15 million in the renovation of runways at the Helsinki Airport, Kuopio Airport and Kuusamo Airport. Some of the money will be spent on water protection and energy efficiency. Sustainable development projects are also underway at several… Read the full press release

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 for 10th Consecutive Year

Luzhu District, Taiwan, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — EVA Air ranks ninth among’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