IATA launches new standardized global certification program to improve the safety and welfare of animals travelling by air

GENEVA, Switzerland, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new standardized global certification program to improve the safety and welfare of animals travelling by air. The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals) provides stakeholders across the air cargo supply chain with… Read the full press release

CAA introduces an exemption to allow UK General Aviation pilots to continue to fly ‘EASA’ light aircraft

Medical Declarations can be used with an EASA Licence on conversion LONDON, 2018-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is introducing an exemption to allow UK General Aviation pilots to continue to fly ‘EASA‘ light aircraft under existing National pilot licensing and medical certificate arrangements, during the delay to the publication of the EASAamendment… Read the full press release

Flughafen Wien AG welcomes positive legal decision by the Federal Administrative Court in favour of the 3rd Runway at Vienna Airport

VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The ruling on the 3rd Runway handed down by the Federal Administrative Court was delivered to Flughafen Wien AG a few minutes ago. Flughafen Wien AG welcomes the positive legal decision announced today by the Federal Administrative Court in favour of the 3rd Runway at Vienna Airport.   This represents… Read the full press release

IATA launches new solution for the air cargo industry — Dangerous Goods AutoCheck

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an innovative new solution for the air cargo industry: Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) that will enhance safety and improve efficiency in the transport of dangerous goods by air and support the industry’s goal of a fully digitized supply chain…. Read the full press release

IATA adopts the e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards

Dallas, TX, 2018-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has taken a significant step forward in the digitalization of the dangerous goods supply chain following the adoption of the e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards. The e-DGD is an electronic approach to manage the IATA Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD), leveraging industry initiatives… Read the full press release

Ryanair commits to ambitious future environmental targets with its new Environmental Policy

Ryanair commits to ambitious future environmental targets with its new Environmental Policy Airline Offers Customers Voluntary Co2 Offsets Funds Raised To Support Climate Change Projects DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s greenest airline, today (7 Mar) launched a new Environmental Policy, which commits to ambitious future environmental targets building on impressive achievements to… Read the full press release

Travelport extends its content offering to airline customers using the IATA New Distribution Capability standard

Only GDS with top IATA NDC certification extends technology leadership Langley, United Kingdom, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/-Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), the leading Travel Commerce Platform, unveiled today (20 February 2018) its product roadmap to extend its content offering to airline customers using the International Air Transport Association (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard.  This will enable travel… Read the full press release

Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport enhances customer experience with expanded TSA Security Screening Checkpoint and fully-automated exit lane

Mesa, Arizona, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Anticipating continued commercial passenger growth, Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport) recently completed two passenger terminal projects designed to increase capacity in an efficient and secure manner.  The expanded TSA Security Screening Checkpoint provides a larger, more efficient passenger queuing system, while adding a fifth security checkpoint… Read the full press release

Lufthansa customers to benefit from new automatic check-in procedure

Lufthansa customers to benefit from new automatic check-in procedure   COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa customers will now automatically receive their boarding pass directly to their smartphone 23 hours before departure – without having to check-in themselves. Lufthansa passengers will now be able to start their journey feeling more relaxed: From now… Read the full press release

The Lufthansa Group develops a standard specification for its Airbus A320 fleet

The Lufthansa Group develops a standard specification for its Airbus A320 fleet   Uniform specification for all aircraft of the Airbus A320 family delivered to the Lufthansa Group from 2019 onward More flexibility when it comes to aircraft transfers between airlines More synergies when purchasing planes COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon to introduce new policy for ‘smart bags’ with non-removable lithium batteries

Effective 1 January 2018, smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries will not be accepted as cabin or checked baggage HONG KONG, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will be introducing new policies surrounding the carriage of ‘smart bags’, which are a new type of innovative luggage featuring integrated lithium batteries for… Read the full press release

Oman Air SAOC earns the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) registration

Muscat, Oman, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air SAOC, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has been awarded the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) registration by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) at Muscat International Airport (MCT) and Salalah Airport (SLL). Being the first certified company in Oman, the award… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways earns IATA’s New Distribution Capability Level 3 Certification

Airline invests in new technology to give customers faster access to full airfare and travel product information and a better purchase experience DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways recently achieved the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) NDC Level 3 Certification, demonstrating its use of the latest technological standards in providing information… Read the full press release

Emirates Airline becomes the launch customer for the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations for Electronic Flight Bags

Geneva, 2017-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Emirates Airline is the launch customer for the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Electronic Flight Bags (eFB). This important innovation brings the IATA DGR into the cockpit where flight crew make important pre- and in-flight safety decisions. “For almost… Read the full press release

IATA: PAConf approves full implementation of the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS) initiative

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the Passenger Agency Conference (PAConf), composed of IATA’s member airlines, adopted Resolutions for the full implementation of the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS) initiative. NewGen ISS represents the most extensive and ambitious modernization of the IATA Billing and… Read the full press release

IATA launches I-ASC survey to support airlines in the implementation of Safety Management Systems

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the IATA Aviation Safety Culture (I-ASC) survey to support airlines in the implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and building a strong safety culture in compliance with the recently upgraded standards and recommended practices (SARPS) of the International Civil Aviation Organization… Read the full press release

The American Hotel & Lodging Association applauds U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Save Local Business Act

LEGISLATION PROVIDES CLARITY FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A “JOINT EMPLOYER” Washington, D.C., 2017-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441), which clarifies what it means to be a “joint… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport to commence trial flight paths to make way for modern flight navigation systems

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A trial to bring a global aviation navigation upgrade programme to the South Island has been announced in Christchurch today by Airways New Zealand, Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ), Christchurch Airport and New Southern Sky. The 12-month arrivals-only flight paths trial will commence later this… Read the full press release

Wizz Air implements the new cabin bag policy

NO MORE HAND LUGGAGE FEES BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, introduced the new cabin bag policy, allowing all passengers to travel with one piece of bigger hand luggage free of charge. Passengers will automatically be entitled to travel with one piece… Read the full press release

IATA calls on the Philippines to maximize the economic and social benefits that aviation can bring to the country

MANILA, Philippines, 2017-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of the Philippines to maximize the economic and social benefits that aviation can bring to the development of the country by (1) addressing airport infrastructure deficiencies in Manila, (2) abandoning proposals for increased taxation on aviation and (3)… Read the full press release

The UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics approved by member States

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) approved today an historical document – the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. The Convention, approved at the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly transforms the Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention, the first in the life of the… Read the full press release

British Airways new pre-flight safety video features some of Britain’s best-loved personalities

British Airways new pre-flight safety video features some of Britain’s best-loved personalities   London, 2017-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A team of top celebrities including Gordon Ramsay, Rob Brydon, Sir Ian McKellen and Thandie Newton make appearances in British Airways’ entertaining new pre-flight safety video, which launches in September. The new film features some of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways welcomes lifting of the electronics restrictions on board all its US-bound flights from Hamad International Airport

Qatar Airways exempted from ban on electronic devices on board all US-bound flights from the five-star Hamad International Airport Airline committed to US expansion on its ultra-modern long-haul fleet with forthcoming launch of service to San Francisco Qatar Airways serves 10 destinations across the US, including double-daily flights to New York, soon to feature the… Read the full press release

ALPA applauds Department of Homeland Security statement on improving aviation security

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2017-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement today after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly announced that the United States is raising the global baseline of aviation security, which includes additional scrutiny of electronic devices on flights coming into the United States: “Today’s… Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL PRC publishes its fifteenth ATM Cost-Effectiveness Benchmarking Report

Brussels, Belgium, 2017-Jun-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The EUROCONTROL Performance Review Commission (PRC) has published its fifteenth ATM Cost-Effectiveness (ACE) Benchmarking Report. It analyses the cost-effectiveness and productivity of 38 European Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) in 2015, the latest year for which actual financial data are available, based on information submitted in July 2016…. Read the full press release

Aeroflot successfully passes the IATA Operational Safety Audit to comply with IOSA standards

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has for the seventh time successfully passed the IATA Operational Safety Audit to comply with IOSA standards. The IOSA certificate and IOSA-registered operator status have been extended through October 2019. Auditors from Aviation Quality Services GmbH (AQS) conducted an extensive five-day audit of Aeroflot’s operations. The audit… Read the full press release

IATA, the Joint Inspection Group and Airlines for America to strengthen Safety and Quality Assurance in aviation fueling

St Petersburg, RUSSIA, 2017-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), and Airlines for America (A4A) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen and promote Safety and Quality Assurance in global aviation fueling activities. “Maintaining the quality of the aviation fuel supply and the supporting infrastructure and… Read the full press release

Bombardier CS100 aircraft receives its steep approach certifications

Certifications follow the completion of steep approach demonstration flights at London City Airport in March The CS100 aircraft will offer new opportunities to airlines for operations at challenging airports around the world Montréal, Canada, 2017-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)… Read the full press release

ATC Privatization Opposed by Business Aviation Regional Groups

Business Aviation Regional Groups Speak Out Against ATC Privatization Washington, DC, 2017-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — With the specter of ATC privatization looming once again as part of the new administration’s budget proposal, regional business aviation groups around the country aren’t wasting any time voicing their opposition to the plan. “Regional groups nationwide are speaking… Read the full press release

Gatwick welcomes CAA approval of Route 4

Route 4 is one of nine Gatwick departure routes Airport will continue to explore ways to mitigate the impact of aircraft noise on this and other flight paths United Kingdom, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport today welcomed news that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today approved Route 4 – a westerly runway… Read the full press release