IATA welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators for flexibility during COVID-19 crisis

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators to provide flexibility to airlines and flight crew during the COVID-19 crisis. “Safety is the industry’s top priority. Countries have a well-established licensing system to ensure this. Airlines and their employees are facing an unprecedented… Read the full press release

Emirates implements enhanced cleaning and disinfection on all aircraft from Dubai

Enhanced cleaning and disinfection on all aircraft from Dubai regardless of route Peace of mind on travel plans with fee waivers for booking changes Offers Skywards members ability to retain status with reduced tier travel requirement Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak around… Read the full press release

Emirates offers more flexibility to change and reissue bookings for free with new waiver policy

Airline brings more choice and flexibility to change and reissue bookings with no penalties DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is providing customers more flexibility, choice and value through its newly introduced waiver policy for all booked tickets issued on or from today, 7 March until 31 March 2020*, allowing customers across… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Group now allows guests to cancel cruises as late as two days before departure

MIAMI, FL, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — With COVID-19 adding uncertainty to travel plans around the world, Royal Caribbean Group said it will give guests greater control over their vacation decisions, allowing guests to cancel cruises as late as two days before departure. The “Cruise With Confidence” policy allows guests on Royal Caribbean International,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways provides customers with maximum flexibility to alter their booking date free of charge

Airline’s customers can alter their booking date free of charge or receive a travel voucher in case their plans change DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has launched a new commercial policy to provide customers with maximum flexibility to suit their travel plans. Passengers that have booked or will book flights… Read the full press release

British Airways is the first UK airline to waive its change fee, giving customers the flexibility to delay booked travel

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is leading the way as the first UK airline to waive its change fee, giving customers the flexibility to delay travel that is booked during the next two weeks. The policy will be available for new bookings made between Tuesday 3 March 2020 and Monday 16 March… Read the full press release

Life Holidays: The Planner of Your Dream Vacation

Life Holidays Presents Exciting Holiday Offers on Switzerland and Singapore Tour Packages   PUNE, India, 2020-Mar-2 — /Travel PR News/ — The world is filled with a wide variety of beauty, romanticism, wonders, and joy. To fill the ultimate warmth of that existence, you must go far away from home. Probably, this yearning is the… Read the full press release

The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation and ACI World partner to launch new guidance material for reducing aviation noise and emissions

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) and Airports Council International (ACI) World have partnered to launch new guidance material for reducing aviation noise and emissions. CANSO and ACI, in collaboration with aviation industry partners, have worked to identify opportunities to enhance operational efficiency and capacity while… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces temporary hold and schedule adjustments to its operations to South Korea and Iran

DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is making temporary hold and schedule adjustments to its operations to South Korea and Iran until further notice due to significant operational challenges caused by entry restrictions imposed by certain countries. An ongoing review of operations will be conducted regularly with the intention to reinstate… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport commences screening of passengers arriving from the northern Italian provinces

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — In accordance with the authority decision made today (2020.02.24), Budapest Airport has commenced measuring the body temperature of passengers arriving from the northern Italian provinces. The first two affected flights were Ryanair’s services arriving from Treviso at 15:30 and Bergamo at 16:05. None of the passengers were… Read the full press release

Airports Council International (ACI) World launches new resource to help airports implement an all-inclusive cybersecurity programme

Handbook assists airports to develop cybersecurity resilience programmes Montreal, Canada, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (February 11, 2020) launched a new resource to help airports establish a programme of cyber resilience and maintain robust and efficient cybersecurity defences. The Cybersecurity Implementation Handbook provides airports with a comprehensive overview on… Read the full press release

Coronavirus Screening Program implemented at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The City is working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal, state and local agencies to implement a screening program at O’Hare International Airport for travelers from a specific region of China in response to cases from that country of… Read the full press release

IATA looks forward to the entry into force of Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14) on 1 January 2020

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks forward to the entry into force of Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14) on 1 January 2020. MP14 enhances the capacity of states to curb the escalation in the severity and frequency of unruly behavior on board aircraft. This follows the 26 November 2019… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport reminds passengers that sparklers and fireworks are strictly prohibited to carry

Budapest, Hungary, 2019-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — As Christmas approaches, the well-known appliances of the festive season start to appear. However, in the case of aviation, safety is the number one priority. Budapest Airport reminds passengers that Christmas sparklers and fireworks are extremely flammable, and are thus classified as prohibited items, which means that it… Read the full press release

Gerald R. Ford International Airport prepares for a patriotic welcome home for military members and veterans on Thanksgiving holiday

Grand Rapids, MI, 2019-Nov-25 — /Travel PR News/ — A patriotic welcome home for West Michigan troops and other festivities are on tap for the Thanksgiving holiday – one of the busiest times of the year at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA). On Wednesday, November 27th, airport volunteers including therapy dog teams, and the… Read the full press release

Korean Air launches brand-new safety video featuring SuperM

Seoul, South Korea, 2019-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Korean Air unveiled a brand-new safety video in partnership with SM Entertainment, the largest entertainment company in Korea. On November 4, the new safety video starring SuperM, a global K-pop group, was aired on all Korean Air flights, starting with KE621, which departed from Incheon at 7:45… Read the full press release

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