The Indianapolis International Airport to host a Real ID event on Oct. 17 – 18, 2019

Travelers must comply with new identification requirements in 2020 INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) will host a Real ID event on Oct. 17 – 18, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hoosiers can schedule to attend the event where personnel from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces 2020 Environmental Policy

Ambitious targets as Europe’s greenest airline €2.5m raised to date for environmental partners DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s greenest/cleanest airline, today (19 Sept) announced its newly updated Environmental Policy for Full Year 2020, detailing extensive progress since it first launched in 2017, and reaffirming its ongoing commitment to ambitious future environmental… Read the full press release

ALPA welcomes House passing of Fair and Open Skies Act

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), the world’s largest pilots union, issued the following statement today (September 19, 2019) after the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the Fair and Open Skies Act (H.R. 3632). The bill now goes to the floor of the… Read the full press release

JAL renews in-flight safety video

Focusing on Concrete and Realistic Images to Promote Safety Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The JAL Group has been implementing specific measures to Rebuild Safety and a Sense of Security, as outlined in the company`s Medium Term Management Plan. As part of the continued efforts, the company announced the decision to renew the in-flight… Read the full press release

AHLA, IHLA APPLAUD PASSAGE OF BILL REQUIRING EMPLOYEE SAFETY DEVICES FOR HOTEL EMPLOYEES

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (August 13, 2019)  commended Governor Pritzker for signing the Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act included in SB0075 the Workforce Transparency Act, which includes anti-sexual harassment policies and provides employee safety devices to hotel associates. “In a business of people taking care of… Read the full press release

SFO to prohibit the sale of water in plastic bottles

Move requires water to be sold in recyclable aluminum, glass or BPI-certified compostable bottles SAN FRANCISCO, CA., 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced plans to prohibit the sale of water in plastic bottles effective August 20, 2019. This move will require all airport retailers, restaurants, airline lounges, and… Read the full press release

ALPA: The Safe Skies Act Would Ensure Cargo Pilots Are Sufficiently Rested Before Flight

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The pilots of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA); the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA), including the Independent Pilots Association (IPA); and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224 today (July 23, 2019) announced renewed efforts to achieve one level of safety for all-cargo pilots and… Read the full press release

UK Investors File Lawsuit in the Canaries Against Blue Explorers for Misleading Shareholders

The claim alleges the Defendants (Blue Explorers S.L.) made false statements, failed to disclose adverse facts about the businesses, finance, operations and prospects. UK based Shareholders (Canarian Underwater) seek to have the Shareholders Agreement invalidated, damages of €475,761 and costs (up to 30% under Spanish Law, €142,728 in addition to the of €475,761 claim). MADRID,… Read the full press release

AHLA PRAISES GOVERNOR IGE FOR VETOING VACATION RENTAL BILL

HONOLULU, HAWAII, 2019-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (July 9, 2019) released the following statement praising Hawaii Governor David Ige for vetoing Senate Bill 1292 regarding vacation rentals. The quote is attributable to Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AHLA. “AHLA applauds Governor Ige for vetoing this flawed… Read the full press release

Heathrow announces tough new measures to protect local air quality and reduce congestion

Heathrow announces tough new measures to protect local air quality and reduce congestion Heathrow’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone proposes to target older, more polluting passenger cars and private hire vehicles by 2022, before a wider Vehicle Access Charge (VAC) is introduced for all passenger cars, taxis and private hire vehicles entering the airport with the opening of the new… Read the full press release

IATA releases new report on French air transport regulatory competitiveness

Paris, France, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that a strategic government agenda to improve competitiveness in France’s air transport sector could generate an additional 500,000 jobs and nearly €60 billion in extra GDP for the nation’s economy by 2037. These conclusions were reached in a new IATA report… Read the full press release

O. R. Tambo International Airport implements new rules for checking in bags of irregular shape and size

KEMPTON PARK, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — New rules for checking in bags of irregular shape and size will be applied at O. R. Tambo International Airport from today (25 March 2019). The new rules are aimed at preventing blockages and breakdowns in the baggage handling system caused by bags that do not… Read the full press release

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport first to purchase veriScan as airport-wide biometric aircraft boarding solution

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport first to purchase veriScan as airport-wide biometric aircraft boarding solution Washington, D.C., USA, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Monday that Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) recently awarded it a contract for implementation of an Airports Authority-designed biometric screening system known as veriScan™. The… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive H.E. Mr. Al Baker welcomes the “Doha Declaration”, a manifesto that calls for a serious review of the existing aviation regulatory framework

75 years on from the Chicago Convention, the Doha Declaration calls for a serious global review of its relevance today in the 21st Century DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, has welcomed the publication of the “Doha Declaration”, a manifesto that calls… Read the full press release

ACI World publishes new Advisory Bulletin for airports on drone-related disruption to aircraft operations

New Advisory Bulletin on drone-related disruption to aircraft operations published Montreal, Canada, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (January 28, 2019) published an Advisory Bulletin to help airports address the risks posed by drone-related disruption to aircraft operations. ACI World believes that, while regulators and police will likely be… Read the full press release

IATA to focus on Disrupters and Enablers to Aviation Security at the 2019 AVSEC World Conference, Miami, 26-28 February

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that “Disrupters and Enablers to Aviation Security” will be the theme for the 2019 AVSEC World Conference (Miami, 26-28 February). “Innovations in security screening technology, passenger processing and risk management have contributed to improvements in aviation security and the customer experience…. Read the full press release

Budapest Airport earns the carbon neutral accreditation for 2019, the single airport in Central Eastern European region that meets the strict environmental requirements

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport has just received the official certificate attesting its carbon-neutrality, achieving this prestigious environmental accreditation for the second time after last year. Thus, in the Central Eastern European region Ferenc Liszt International Airport continues to be the single airport that meets the strict corresponding environmental requirements. The… Read the full press release

EASA High Level Conference on Drones to discuss new European drone regulation and explore the future drone market

Cologne, Germany, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Drone experts from all over the world are gathering in Amsterdam on 27-28 November 2018 for this year’s EASA High Level Conference on Drones. During the 2-day conference, policy makers, drone specialists and industry leaders will discuss the new European drone regulation and explore the future drone market…. Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport gears up for the annual Thanksgiving holiday travel rush

Nearly 430,000 Passengers Expected Kansas City, MO, 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Workers at Kansas City International Airport are gearing up for the annual Thanksgiving holiday travel rush that could reach 430,000 travelers, and more meeters, greeters and well-wishers than routine days. Airport officials suggest that travelers are prepared and arrive early. To keep… Read the full press release

All car rental facilities at O’Hare International Airport will operate from one centralized location

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting this Wednesday, October 31, 2018, all car rental facilities at O’Hare International Airport will operate from one centralized location. The new Multi Modal Facility (MMF) consolidates the airport’s rental car operations into a sleek, modern facility that will improve the experience and level of service for all rental car users at O’Hare. The facility will serve both large and small market operators,… Read the full press release

CAA publishes new industry guidance on assisting passengers with hidden disabilities

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today (15 October, 2018) published new industry guidance on assisting passengers with hidden disabilities. The guidance to airlines follows similar advice given to airports in 2016 and has been formulated in association with disability groups. Acknowledging existing good practice by some… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces new and transparent baggage policy; guarantees one free carry-on bag for all passengers

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the fastest growing airline in Europe and the leading low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, today (OCT 10, 2018) announces its new and transparent baggage policy which is aimed at easing boarding for passengers and which guarantees all passengers to bring one free carry-on bag into… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand to extend alliance following renewed New Zealand regulatory approval

Singapore, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand welcome the New Zealand Ministry of Transport’s decision today (05 October 2018) to extend authorisation of their joint venture alliance. The renewed New Zealand regulatory approval is the final step in enabling the two flag carriers to extend their alliance for a further… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics to release new functionality in line with CAA’s updated ATOL regulations

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Dolphin Dynamics will be releasing new functionality in line with the CAA’s updated ATOL regulations following the introduction of the PTR (Package Travel Regulations) earlier this year. The PTR reinforced customers’ rights to hold travel package organisers responsible as the definition of a package holiday organiser was widened…. Read the full press release

CANSO and EUROCONTROL to jointly address challenges posed by the growth in European air traffic

Brussels, Belgium, 2018-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — At a high-level CEO meeting yesterday, senior representatives of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) in Europe and the Director General of EUROCONTROL discussed how the two organisations can work more closely to address the pressing issues of airspace capacity across Europe. The meeting focused on… Read the full press release

megabus.com supports Highways England’s ‘Don’t be a Space Invader – stay safe, stay back’ safety initiative

Inter-city coach operator supports ‘Don’t be a Space Invader – stay safe, stay back’ safety initiative New figures show extent of road casualties caused by people who drive too close to vehicle in front megabus.com invests in telematics technology and professional driver training to promote safer journeys Perth, Scotland, 2018-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Inter-city coach… Read the full press release

Kansas City Aviation Department: Missourians might need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for commercial air travel after January 21, 2019

Kansas City, MO, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Kansas City Aviation Department wants to allay concerns travelers may have that they must use a U.S. passport to board their flights after October 10. For now, they have through January 21, 2019. The Department of Homeland Security’s REAL ID program mandates that state-issued IDs and driver’s licenses… Read the full press release

flydubai introduces updated safety video featuring characters from the popular FREEJ cartoon series

New safety demo features characters from the popular FREEJ cartoon series Dubai, UAE, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai has launched its updated safety video featuring characters from the popular FREEJ cartoon series. The new safety demo is shown to passengers onboard the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft before each… Read the full press release

EASA’s Annual Safety Conference ‘A Vision for the Future of General Aviation’, 6-7 Nov 2018 in Vienna, Austria

Cologne, Germany, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — EASA’s Annual Safety Conference ‘A Vision for the Future of General Aviation’ (6-7 Nov 2018 in Vienna/Austria) on safer, simpler and more affordable flying introduces the new era of innovation and sharing of airspace, flights in General Aviation The conference will launch a new European GA strategy focusing on safer,… Read the full press release

ACI World launches policy paper on drones providing informed and practical recommendations for airports

Montreal, Canada, 2018-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to the rapid growth of the drone and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) market worldwide, Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (August 27, 2018) launched a policy paper on drones providing informed and practical recommendations for airports. Drone operations are expected to soon surpass the number of… Read the full press release