KLM and Transavia to share data on unruly passengers; to ban unruly passengers for five years

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM and Transavia share data on passengers placed on the No Fly List for disruptive behaviour on board or on the ground, since 29 September. Both airlines will ban unruly passengers for five years, regardless of which airline operated the flight in question. This makes KLM and Transavia… Read the full press release

Air Canada welcomes the Government of Canada’s decision to lift masks on aircraft, testing and quarantine, and ArriveCan Requirements

Further streamlining is needed to benefit travellers, economy   MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Sept. 26, 2022) welcomed the Government of Canada’s decision to lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions, including requirements for wearing masks on aircraft, testing and quarantine, and the compulsory use of ArriveCan beginning October 1, 2022. “Air Canada welcomes the removal of… Read the full press release

KLM comments on Schiphol’s call for limiting passengers boarding in Amsterdam on September 17, 18 and 19, 2022

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM is very disenchanted that Schiphol only indicated on Friday, 16 September that it would not be able to handle the number of passengers boarding in Amsterdam on Saturday 17, Sunday 18 and Monday, 19 September. The airport has requested KLM to reduce these passenger numbers. This… 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

Fiji Airways applauds Fijian Government with its decision to remove pre-booked Rapid Antigen Test requirement for travellers

Nadi, Fiji, 2022-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — We welcome the announcement from the Fijian Government to remove the requirement of a pre-booked Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for travellers visiting Fiji from 5 September onwards. As demand to visit Fiji continues to grow, this news makes it even easier for excited holidaymakers to visit our… Read the full press release

SANDERSON PHILLIPS CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF DELIVERING TRAVEL SAFETY

London, UK, 2022-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel safety and auditing experts Sanderson Phillips is celebrating its 25th anniversary with two celebratory events for clients, partners, and friends of the business. Taking place on the 8th March at Storyhouse in the company’s hometown of Chester, and on 24th March at The Culpeper in London, the… Read the full press release

Face coverings at Heathrow no longer mandated from Wednesday 16 March

From Wednesday 16 March, face coverings at Heathrow will no longer be mandated in Heathrow terminals, rail stations or office buildings British Airways and Virgin Atlantic welcomed the move, signalling they will be revising their onboard face covering policies as well Change in policy comes amid continued success of the vaccination programme and as society… Read the full press release

Russian airspace closure will have negative impact on Finnair financials

Vantaa, Finland, 2022-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The potential Russian airspace closure would notably impact air traffic between Europe and Asia, which plays an important role in Finnair’s network. The negative financial impacts on Finnair will be significant especially if the situation prolongs. Due to this, the company withdraws its guidance related to Q1… Read the full press release

Finnair suspends flights in Russian airspace for one week

Vantaa, Finland, 2022-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair joins many other European airlines and suspends its flights in Russian airspace for one week. With this action, Finnair prepares for the possible upcoming regulatory changes. Finnair cancels its passenger and/or cargo flights to Seoul, Osaka, Tokyo, Shanghai and Guangzhou in Asia and to Moscow and… Read the full press release

UNWTO and the World Health Organization (WHO) call for the lifting of travel bans

Madrid, Spain, 2022-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have called for the lifting of travel bans as they do not provide added value and continue to contribute to economic and social stress. The two UN agencies agreed to collaborate on a global trust architecture… Read the full press release

ACI EUROPE and IATA welcome new EU Council Recommendation for travellers coming into the EU

Brussels/Geneva, 2022-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — ACI EUROPE (Airports Council International) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the adoption today (22 February 2022) of an EU Council Recommendation for external travellers coming into the EU and called for further action to help re-start air connectivity. The new regime aligns with the Recommendation… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport signed the Toulouse Declaration joining other airports in their commitment to a net zero future

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2022-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport joins forces with a record number of airports across Europe to sign the ‘Toulouse Declaration’, reinforcing the industry’s commitment to a net zero future. The Toulouse Declaration, established by Airport Council International (ACI Europe), marks the first time that European Governments,… Read the full press release

IATA and Carleton University team up to launch the Professional Certificate in Air Transport Principles and Policy

Montreal, Canada, 2022-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is partnering with Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) in Ottawa, Canada, to launch the Professional Certificate in Air Transport Principles and Policy. The online, instructor-led program is aimed at both public policy makers and aviation professionals and will be delivered… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport comments on testing requirements removal for eligible fully vaccinated arrivals

London, UK, 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said:  “Today’s (24th Jan 2022) announcements are hugely welcome. As we approach half-term and Easter holidays, they will provide reassurance and confidence to customers who are wanting to visit family and friends, arrange a foreign business trip, or take a well-deserved holiday…. Read the full press release

Aer Lingus applauds the Government’s decision to remove requirement for pre-departure test

Dublin, Ireland, 2022-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton today (06 January 2022) welcomed the Government’s decision to remove the requirement for a pre-departure Covid-19 test for double-vaccinated passengers arriving into Ireland. “The Government’s removal of this additional expense and barrier is welcome news for our customers, our people, our sector… Read the full press release

Heathrow reopens Terminal 4 as a dedicated arrivals facility for red list countries

Heathrow rapidly reopens Terminal 4 as a dedicated arrivals facility for red list countries from 1500 on Wednesday 01 December. In response to risk of Omicron variant, the airport will maintain stringent anti-viral measures, designed to protect passengers and colleagues and reduce the risk of transmission PCR tests available on arrival to simplify new testing… Read the full press release

easyJet extends flexible policies under its ‘Protection Promise’ to 31 March 2022

easyJet will continue to offer protections under its ‘Protection Promise’ policy in 2022 ‘Freedom to Change’ policy will be extended to 31 March 2022, meaning customers can continue to change their flights fee free ‘Travel Restriction Protection’ will remain in place until 31 December 2022 so should a trip be impacted by a lockdown travel ban or mandatory hotel quarantine customers can receive a… Read the full press release

CVG expects November and December to be the busiest months

Erlanger, Ky., 2021-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) expects November and December to be the busiest months for passenger traffic since the pandemic started with the more popular destinations being Florida, Arizona, and Cancun. CVG estimates Thanksgiving travel volume to be 90-95 percent of 2019 levels. The busiest days… Read the full press release

SITA to make its Digital Travel Declaration solution available to governments free of charge globally

SITA will be making part of this solution available free of charge to government agencies to address the mounting challenge around health documentation London, UK, 2021-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (1 Nov, 2021), SITA announced that to support the recovery of the travel industry, it will make its Digital Travel Declaration solution –… Read the full press release

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourism enjoyed signs of rebound in June and July 2021 as travel restrictions eases and global vaccination rollout

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — International tourism enjoyed signs of rebound in June and July 2021 as some destinations eased travel restrictions and the global vaccination rollout advanced in many parts of the world. According to the latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, an estimated 54 million tourists crossed international… Read the full press release

IATA approves resolution for global air transport industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

Boston, Massachusetts, 2021-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 77th Annual General Meeting approved a resolution for the global air transport industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This commitment will align with the Paris Agreement goal for global warming not to exceed 1.5°C. “The world’s airlines have taken a… Read the full press release

IATA urges governments to implement simplified risk management as borders re-open to international travel

Boston, Massachusetts, 2021-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for an end to wildly inconsistent COVID-19 travel restrictions that are stalling the recovery of air transport. It urged governments to implement simplified regimes to manage the risks of COVID-19 as borders re-open to international travel. “Travel restrictions bought governments… Read the full press release

Finnair to offer PCR testing expanding its COVID-19 testing service

Vantaa, Finland, 2021-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair expands its corona testing service and will also offer PCR testing at a price of 99 euros. A negative corona test certificate is a prerequisite for entry in several countries, especially if the passenger has not been fully vaccinated. Finnair has previously introduced rapid antigen testing… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group Airlines welcomes end of U.S. 20-month travel ban for EU travelers

Smooth entry to the U.S. possible for fully vaccinated EU travelers Lufthansa Group already offers 17 destinations with around 200 weekly connections Jump in bookings by 40 percent Cologne, Germany, 2021-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Good news for customers of Lufthansa Group Airlines: U.S. authorities have ended the 20-month travel ban for passengers from… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus welcomes United States lifting of travel ban of European citizens

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus welcomes the positive announcement today (20 September 2021) from the United States that the ban on entry of European citizens into the USA is to be lifted in November. Aer Lingus is greatly looking forward to welcoming passengers back on board, reuniting family and friends,… Read the full press release

KLM to restrict unvaccinated crew flying to destinations requiring obligatory vaccination to enter

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting 14 September, KLM is requesting that all KLM flight personnel who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 and who cannot, therefore, meet the entry requirements set by certain countries, report their vaccination status to KLM Health Services. KLM Health Services will register this as a travel restriction,… Read the full press release

Asian tourism leaders: the right policy measures and strong coordination can allow destinations to start safely welcoming back international visitors

Tourism leaders from across Asia and the Pacific have met to plan the sector’s restart and recovery even as borders remain closed throughout the region. Madrid, Spain, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The 33rd Joint meeting of the World Tourism Organization’s Commission for East Asia and the Pacific and its Commission for South Asia (14 September 2021) came… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus launches new tool to remove confusion regarding travel restrictions and entry requirements

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Aug-26 — /Travel PR News/ — With consumer confidence in travel slowly returning, Aer Lingus has introduced a new digital Travel Support Tool designed to remove confusion regarding travel restrictions and entry requirements for all Aer Lingus destinations. The interactive tool on aerlingus.com, powered by Sherpa, allows Aer Lingus customers to search destinations and retrieve up-to-date… Read the full press release

Emirates scales up its operations as travel restrictions continue to ease

Airline to operate 73 weekly flights to four gateways in the UK by mid-October with recent placement of UAE on amber list London Heathrow operations restored to six daily flights by October Restoration and scaling-up of operations across 29 cities on close to 270 flights in line with demand, another milestone in airline’s recovery DUBAI, UAE, 2021-Aug-12… Read the full press release

Emirates updates free baggage policy in all its African destinations

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates customers flying to and from any of the airline’s destinations in Africa can now pack in more into their trips. Effective 9 August 2021, customers travelling in First and Business class on any Africa route can check in up to 64kgs of free baggage (two pieces… Read the full press release