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

Twice Daily’ store powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One provides checkout-free store experience at Bridgestone Arena

NASHVILLE, TN, 2022-Nov-25 — /Travel PR News/ — A convenience-oriented store is opening at Bridgestone Arena – the first in a Nashville sports and entertainment venue to feature Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One. The store will open Friday, Nov. 25, when the NHL’s Nashville Predators host the Colorado Avalanche. A second store powered… Read the full press release

Geneva Airport increases capacity and taking airport experience to the next level with digital passenger processing technology from SITA

Passengers are experiencing a faster, more efficient journey from check-in to boarding Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers traveling from Geneva Airport can now breeze through self-service touchpoints at check-in, bag drop, and security thanks to digital passenger processing technology from SITA. The new touchpoints are helping to reduce wait times and… Read the full press release

British Airways first UK airline to trial biometric technology enabling customers to travel through the airport without showing their passport

London, UK, 2022-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has become the first UK airline to trial the use of biometric technology for international flights, enabling customers taking part in the trial to travel through the airport ‘smartly’ without having to show their passport. Customers who sign up to take part in the airline’s… Read the full press release

SITA teams up with Versa Networks to launch SITA Connect Go, a Secure SD-WAN solution for air transport industry

SITA Connect Go harnesses SITA’s industry experience, coupled with the leading SD-WAN technology and best-in-class network security from Versa. Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA today (4 Oct, 2022) announced a new partnership with Versa Networks, the recognized secure access service edge (SASE) leader, that will launch SITA Connect Go, a multi-tenant edge Secure… Read the full press release

Air Liban installs SITA’s Bag Manager cloud solution at Rafic Hariri International Airport

Agile cloud systems that increase operational efficiency and reliability have helped expand the airport’s capacity to handle nine million bags per year. Beirut, Lebanon, 2022-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA and Middle East Airlines–Air Liban (MEA) have renewed a technology contract and moved the airport’s baggage reconciliation system (BRS) at Rafic Hariri International Airport… Read the full press release

Air Canada Cargo joins the CargoWise platform to enhance its digital capabilities

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada Cargo today (September 27, 2022) announced that it has become the first North American carrier to join the CargoWise platform as it continues to enhance its digital capabilities. The integration of CargoWise as an eBooking platform will allow customers to have real-time access to schedules,… Read the full press release

Air Canada signs purchase agreement with Heart Aerospace for 30 ES-30 electric-hybrid aircraft

Electric-hybrid aircraft advances carrier’s 2050 net-zero emission goal Battery powered aircraft will have capacity for up to 30 passengers Electric 200 km range extends to 400 km with reserve hybrid architecture Agreement includes equity investment by Air Canada in Heart Aerospace MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Sept. 15, 2022)… Read the full press release

SAS signs option to add Heart Aerospace’s new electric aircraft to its regional fleet

Stockholm, Sweden, 2022-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS signs Letter of Support with Heart Aerospace for the option to add their new electric aircraft, ES-30 to the SAS regional aircraft fleet. This has the potential of being a significant step on SAS’ sustainability journey, enabling zero-emission flights on routes within Scandinavia. The electric aircraft will… 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

Lufthansa Group signs new distribution agreement with Amadeus to improve travel retailing

Lufthansa Group and Amadeus sign new distribution agreement to improve travel retailing NDC offers from Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Air Dolomiti and Eurowings Discover bookable via the Amadeus Travel Platform as of Q4 2022 Cologne, Germany, 2022-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Group and Amadeus are expanding their partnership to further modernize… Read the full press release

Northstar Travel Group launches new travel smartphone app

Rutherford, New Jersey, 2022-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Northstar Travel Group has announced today (Sept 13, 2022) the unveiling of a new travel smartphone app with the technology and expertise of Itoorer, a developer of global technology solutions for travel connectivity. The Mobeo travel app allows the traveler to stay connected with enabled internet… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Group to deploy SpaceX’s Starlink broadband internet service fleetwide

MIAMI, FL, 2022-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) announced today (Aug. 30, 2022) its plan to implement SpaceX’s Starlink – making the Group the first in the cruise industry to adopt its high-speed, low-latency connectivity for a better onboard experience for guests and crew fleetwide. The innovative broadband internet service… Read the full press release

OpenTable becomes a preferred restaurant technology provider to Marriott International

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2022-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings, signed a global agreement to become a preferred restaurant technology provider to Marriott International. Currently, OpenTable serves more than 1,400 restaurants operated by Marriott hotels in properties across 56 countries throughout the world. The agreement will make it easier for restaurants located… Read the full press release

easyJet and Rolls-Royce team up to pioneer the development of hydrogen combustion engine technology

London, UK, 2022-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet and Rolls-Royce today (JULY / 19 2022) announced a ground-breaking new partnership, H2ZERO, that will pioneer the development of hydrogen combustion engine technology capable of powering a range of aircraft, including those in the narrow-body market segment. Both companies have committed to working together on a… Read the full press release

easyJet first airline to sign on for CAE’s 2022 Women in Flight scholarship program

London, UK, 2022-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet and Rolls-Royce today (JULY / 19 2022) announced a ground-breaking new partnership, H2ZERO, that will pioneer the development of hydrogen combustion engine technology capable of powering a range of aircraft, including those in the narrow-body market segment. Both companies have committed to working together on a… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines updates flight tracker with Destination Reels

DALLAS, TX, 2022-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — At Southwest Airlines, we’re on a journey to enhance our Customer Experience to better connect people to what’s important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel. As part of this commitment, we’re investing in several improvements to modernize and simplify the Customer Experience. We are excited… Read the full press release

Finavia increases number of electric car charging stations at Helsinki Airport parking areas

Vantaa, Finland, 2022-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Finavia has increased the number of charging stations for electric cars in the parking areas of Helsinki Airport. There are nearly 350 charging stations for electric cars available for passengers in the parking areas of Helsinki Airport. “There are charging stations in each of our parking halls,… Read the full press release

AGS Airports and NHS Scotland secure £10.1 million funding from UKRI’s Future Flight Challenge to deliver UK’s first medical distribution network using drones

Aberdeen, UK, 2022-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A consortium led by AGS Airports in partnership with NHS Scotland to deliver what will be the UK’s first medical distribution network using drones has secured £10.1 million in funding from the Future Flight Challenge at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). It is the second successful round… Read the full press release

Hyatt welcomes Eben Hewitt as its Chief Information Office

Technology thought leader joins Hyatt’s commercial services leadership team to oversee technology, enterprise applications and cybersecurity CHICAGO, IL, 2022-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (July 18, 2022) announced the appointment of Eben Hewitt as Hyatt’s Chief Information Officer, effective July 18. Hewitt will oversee Technology, Enterprise Applications and Cybersecurity for… Read the full press release

easyJet signs Letter of Intent with Airbus to support development of carbon removal solutions

Latest IPCC report describes carbon dioxide removal as essential to addressing climate change  Governments to recognise and incentivise contribution of negative emissions technologies to achieve net-zero targets London, UK, 2022-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Airbus to support the development of carbon removal technology and explore… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines becomes the first U.S. based ultra-low fare airline offering high-speed Wi-Fi

Spirit partnered with inflight connectivity solution leader, Thales, to provide Guests with fast video streaming capabilities so Guests enjoy a next generation, true broadband experience in the air MIRAMAR, FL, 2022-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) has completed yet another groundbreaking investment in the Guest experience. Guests can now binge their favorite shows… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts launches all-new IHG One Rewards app

Entirely redesigned app offers speed, simplicity and exclusive benefits for IHG One Rewards Members Denham, United Kingdom, 2022-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The world is on the move and as guests embark on this new era of travel, IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has launched an all-new IHG One Rewards… Read the full press release

Moxy® Hotels launches augmented reality experience in Asia Pacific

Moxy Channels its “Play On” Spirit, Breaking the Boundaries of Multiple Dimensions from the Hotel into the Virtual World BETHESDA, MD, 2022-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Moxy® Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, announced today (JULY 12, 2022) the launch of the “Moxy Universe, Play Beyond” augmented reality experience in… Read the full press release

SITA’s biometric solution to be implemented at the Skyports Cergy-Pontoise vertiport testbed in Paris

SITA’s excellence in biometric technology employed to shape the passenger journey through Skyports vertiports. Paris, France, 2022-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Skyports, a best-in-class owner and operator of vertiport infrastructure for the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry, and SITA, an IT provider for the air transport industry, announced today (14 Jun, 2022) a partnership… Read the full press release

Qatar Executive introduces new Air Ionisation System on its G650ER aircraft

Eco-friendly Air Ionisation System set to be installed across Qatar Executive’s ultra-modern Gulfstream G650ER fleet Qatar Executive set to receive three brand-new G650ER jets in 2022 DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group, is set to introduce a new Air Ionisation System on… Read the full press release

SITA to securely integrate SNCF Voyageurs’s back-office activities to its partner airlines

Seamless integration of rail and airline systems provides a smoother journey for passengers. Paris, France, 2022-May-31 — /Travel PR News/ — As more airlines operating in France offer their passengers train and air ticketing options, French rail operator SNCF Voyageurs has reconfirmed SITA, the leading IT provider to the air transport industry, to securely and… Read the full press release

CLT provides free visual interpreting service to assist passengers who are blind or have low vision

Technology Provides Free Navigation Services to Passengers Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision Charlotte, North Carolina, 2022-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — CLT passengers who are blind or have low vision now have free access to the visual interpreting service Aira, which acts as an assistant to help navigate the terminal and answer questions…. Read the full press release

UNWTO to help accelerate adoption of new technology among tourism enterprises with the launch of the Digital Futures Programme

Madrid, Spain, 2022-May-19 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has announced the launch of the Digital Futures Programme, designed to accelerate the adoption of new technology among tourism enterprises. Developed in collaboration with some of the world’s leading technology, finance and business companies as Mastercard the initiative is focused on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),… Read the full press release

Nearly 200 e-charging stations will be built at Budapest Airport over the next 3 years

Budapest, Hungary, 2022-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Sustainability is a key focus area for Budapest Airport, and, within that, e-mobility is one of the six most important pillars. This is why the airport operator has been placing a strong emphasis for years on the development of an electric charging network, both inside and outside… Read the full press release