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

Ryanair to cut check bag fees by introducing new bag policy from Nov 1

Only Priority Customers Can Bring Two Free Carry-On Bags Non-Priority Customers Can Bring One Free (Small) Carry-On Bag (60% Of All Ryanair Customers Not Affected) DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair today (23 Aug) announced plans to cut check bag fees by introducing a lower cost €/£8 x10kg check bag service (currently €/£25… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces changes to its policies for trained service and emotional support animals

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) today (Aug 14, 2018) announces changes to its policies for trained service and emotional support animals. The changes are designed to provide clearer guidance to Customers traveling with service animals and will go into effect on Monday, September 17. “We welcome emotional support and trained… Read the full press release

UNWTO welcomes Belarus’ decision to implement a 30-day visa-free policy to citizens of 74 states travelling through Minsk airport

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) welcomes Belarus’ decision to implement a 30-day visa-free policy to citizens of 74 states travelling through Minsk airport. The decision is the latest of several national policy changes aimed at safer and more seamless travel, for which UNWTO strongly advocates. UNWTO supports the… Read the full press release

CAA announces airspace restrictions to protect the Royal Air Force flypast in July

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced a series of airspace restrictions to protect the flypast in July to commemorate 100 years of the Royal Air Force (RAF). Restrictions will be in place for the main flypast on Tuesday 10 July and also the rehearsal, which will… Read the full press release

IATA and Deloitte publish airport privatization guidance

​Recognizing the Strategic National Importance of Airports SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Deloitte have published guidance materials for governments considering public-private partnerships (PPP) and other forms of privatization programs for airport infrastructure. “Airports provide critical infrastructure. It is important that governments considering privatization or PPP take… Read the full press release

Air Line Pilots Association applauds the administration to bring the UAE into compliance with the U.S. Air Transport Agreement

Test Will be Whether UAE Ends Subsidies, Increases Transparency, and Freezes Future Fifth Freedom Service to the United States WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ —  Capt. Tim Canoll, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) commitment to operate Emirates and Etihad… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Hub Munich certified with the international standard ISO 14001 for environmental management systems

First EMAS validation and ISO 14001 certification  Premium claim also comprises environment and sustainability MUNICH, Germany, 2018-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Hub Munich has been successfully validated for the first time according to the demanding European environmental regulation EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) and certified with the international standard ISO 14001 for environmental… Read the full press release

European Aviation Safety Agency announces the re-election of Patrick Ky as Executive Director

EASA’s Management Board re-elects Patrick Ky as the Agency’s Executive Director  Cologne, Germany, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Management Board of the European Aviation Safety Agency announces the re-election by a unanimous vote of Patrick Ky (50) as the Agency’s Executive Director for a second term of 5 years. Patrick Ky declared: “It is… Read the full press release

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