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

Pratt & Whitney joins SITA’s e-Aircraft® DataHub for big data analytics

US aircraft engine manufacturer to use SITA’s e-Aircraft® DataHub for big data analytics. Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and IT provider SITA have signed an agreement for full flight data retrieval and processing in support of predictive maintenance of aircraft engines. Many airlines will benefit from the new… Read the full press release

easyJet and GKN Aerospace to cooperate on reducing carbon emissions in aviation

London, UK, 2022-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has announced it is working with GKN Aerospace, the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier, to work toward reducing carbon emissions in aviation through the adoption of zero carbon emission technologies. easyJet will support the development of GKN Aerospace’s Hydrogen Combustion (H2JET)… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches novel virtual reality experience with the launch of QVerse

The award-winning airline introduces ‘Sama’, the industry’s first-ever MetaHuman cabin crew – inviting website users on a virtual journey of discovery ahead of their next adventure DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today (22 April 2022) entered the metaverse by launching QVerse, a novel virtual reality (VR) experience for visitors to… Read the full press release

Air Canada Cargo selects CargoAi’s eBooking & eQuote platform as part of its digital transformation

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada Cargo today (April 5, 2022) announced that it has selected CargoAi’s eBooking & eQuote platform for freight forwarders as it continues to invest in its digital transformation. “We continue to invest in our digital transformation, which is a key pillar of Air Canada Cargo’s strategy… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines operates automated self-bag drop with biometric photo-matching system at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

ATLANTA, GA, 2022-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) today (March 30, 2022) unveiled the “Best Airport Innovation” of 2021 is now in operation at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and is already streamlining the check-in experience. Spirit’s Guests at ATL are seeing shorter check-in times thanks to Spirit’s automated self-bag drop with biometric… Read the full press release

SITA’s AIRCOM® Cockpit Services to enhance Cebu Pacific Air’s cockpit communications

The airline’s new-generation fleet will be factory-fitted with innovative communications technology. Manila, Philippines, 2022-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Cebu Pacific Air has selected SITA to support its digital transformation agenda leveraging SITA’s renowned AIRCOM® Cockpit Services integrated with Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) satellite network service. The combined solutions will enhance cockpit communications while delivering greater operational efficiencies on… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways launches High-Flyer Recruitment Programme on Women’s Week

Nadi, Fiji, 2022-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways launched a High-Flyer Recruitment Programme on Women’s Week that will offer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students’ full-time employment opportunities with the National Airline. The first two High-Flyer recipients were revealed on Friday 11 March and they are Qualified Pilot Meeral Kumar and Aircraft… Read the full press release

Malaysia Aviation Group announces enhanced e-commerce platform and launch of its new mobile app, Journify

The digital one-stop centre aims to be the handbook for every traveller in Malaysia KLIA, 2022-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Journify, an integrated one-stop lifestyle digital platform representing the e-commerce and travel services business portfolio of Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) is set to redefine its customers’ experience with an enhanced e-commerce platform and the… Read the full press release

Travelzoo® announces the creation of its new Metaverse division

NEW YORK, NY, 2022-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ —Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company that provides exclusive offers and experiences for members, announces the creation of its new Metaverse division and the plan to begin the launch of its Travelzoo META service in April. Travelzoo META is a paid subscription-based service that provides members… Read the full press release

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi announces partnership with Moke Rentals

Santa Fe’s Premier Luxury Hotel Offers New Way to Explore the Destination with Zero- Emissions, Electric Vehicle Santa Fe, NM, 2022-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, the boutique hotel in the heart of Santa Fe, introduces a new partnership with Moke Rentals, whose eco-friendly, open-air vehicles are perfect for exploring… Read the full press release

London Luton Airport implements SITA Airport Management to automate routine tasks

By automating routine tasks, employees are free to focus where they are needed most. Luton, UK, 2022-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Within weeks of implementing SITA Airport Management, London Luton Airport (LLA) is reaping the benefits of streamlining the way it manages its day-to-day operations. SITA’s technology has helped the airport reduce the time and… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park unveils new state of the art flight simulator

New, fully-interactive simulator provides immersive flying experience Prices start at just £6pp The simulator joins other well-loved attractions at the park including Concorde and other retired aircraft For more information see Manchester, UK, 2022-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park is taking its guests closer to the skies than ever… Read the full press release

Qantas Loyalty launches its latest financial services product — Qantas Business Money

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2022-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Business Rewards is making it easier for Australian companies to do business overseas through a global payments platform that also allows them to earn Qantas Points. Qantas Business Money will be available in the second quarter of the year to more than 350,000 small and medium… Read the full press release

London City Airport opens its first electric car charging stations

Three rapid and four fast chargers can now be used by passengers, black cabs and airport staff New investment, installed by UK Power Networks Services and supported by BP Pulse, part of the airport’s drive to increase the number of sustainable journeys to and from London City Builds on 2021’s partnership with Tusker to encourage… Read the full press release

CWT surpasses 200,000 followers on LinkedIn

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2022-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — As CWT celebrates its 150th year – tracing its heritage back to 1872 and the introduction of the first sleeper car to European railways – and its part in making travel more accessible to millions of people, here we celebrate the achievement of being the first travel management… Read the full press release

dnata to digitize its cargo operations in Iraq

Implementation of digital cargo management system ‘OneCargo’ to deliver significant benefits for partners Erbil, Iraq, 2022-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, achieved an important milestone in Erbil. The company implemented the ‘OneCargo’ system, digitizing processes and maximizing efficiencies across its cargo operations in Iraq. The advanced… Read the full press release

British Airways introduces improvements to its customer experience as part of its commitment to sustainability

British Airways is making improvements to its customer experience and reinforcing its commitment to put sustainability at the heart of its customer journey The airline is introducing new plant-based menus across its lounges, removing single-use plastic bottles, installing water stations and offering colleagues training in sustainability A premium pre-Covid meal service will be re-introduced in Club… Read the full press release

Swissport international opens second Aspire lounge at Manchester Airport

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport international is further expanding its lounge business in the UK with the opening the second Aspire lounge at Manchester Airport on 1 February 2022. The new lounge complements the innovations in travel technology and state-of-the-art facilities of Terminal 2 with the modern design and comfort of… Read the full press release

New report by PATA and Vynn Capital: digital transformation can drive faster recovery for the travel industry and make it more resilient

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The travel and tourism industry can accelerate travel recovery and become more resilient by adopting technology solutions according to a new report released today (January 27, 2022) by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Vynn Capital, a Southeast Asia based venture capital firm. The report, The… Read the full press release

SITA’s 2021 Air Transport IT Insights: Airlines and airports in China leading the way in automating the passenger journey

New operational efficiencies, low-touch and seamless passenger experiences, and IT to support sustainability identified as priorities. Beijing, China, 2022-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports in China are leading the way globally in automating the passenger journey, with 100% of airlines saying they are investing in upgrading their passenger management systems. In particular,… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo named the ‘Safest Global Airline Partner’ for its cool chain infrastructure and capabilities

Named as ‘Safest Global Airline Partner’ for the transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals by SkyCell Dubai, UAE, 2022-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo has been named as the ‘Safest Global Airline Partner’ for the year 2021 for the transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments by SkyCell, one of the leading global manufacturers of… Read the full press release

PATA announces partnership with global payments enablement and software company Flywire

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ —The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new preferred partnership with Flywire, a global payments enablement and software company with significant experience in the travel industry. “Flywire’s travel payment platform is proven to solve vertical-specific payment and receivables problems for organizations that deliver high-value services,” said PATA… 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

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services enables online reservations for cargo

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2022-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s largest network operator has launched a new feature that enables customers to make online reservations for their cargo. The platform enables customers check flight schedules, space availability, loadability of freight and make real-time booking of their shipment in single and… Read the full press release