CDA announces the opening of new Chicago Police Department facility at O’Hare International Airport

New facility increases airport safety, marks progress on transformative O’Hare 21 project CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (01/14/2020), the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) cut the ribbon on a new facility for CPD personnel assigned to O’Hare International Airport. Built by BOWA Construction, a local… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation receives IS-BAH Stage 1 Registration for its Amsterdam and Rotterdam FBOs in The Netherlands

Basel, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce that it has received International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage 1 Registration from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) for its Amsterdam and Rotterdam FBOs in The Netherlands. It intends to achieve IS-BAH Stage 2 Registration for both FBOs by… Read the full press release

SFO to expand and improve security screening checkpoints in the Mayor Edwin M. Lee International Departures Hall

Airport launches project to add lanes, queueing space, recompose areas to two checkpoints SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced plans to expand and improve the two security screening checkpoints located in the Mayor Edwin M. Lee International Departures Hall, adding lanes, queuing space, and recompose… Read the full press release

IHG focuses on awareness and prevention of human trafficking with mandatory training, tools and resources for hotel colleagues

Company focuses on awareness and prevention with mandatory training, tools and resources for hotel colleagues Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — January is recognized as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the U.S. and IHG®, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has intensified its ongoing effort to fight human… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport Fire Service announces arrival of its two new fire tenders

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — New year, new appliances for the George Best Belfast City Airport Fire Service! The Airport Fire and Rescue Service has now completed its new fleet with the arrival of the final two fire tenders. Each representing an investment in the region of £1million, the new arrivals… Read the full press release

Biometric screening solution surpasses 1 million passengers processed at Washington Dulles International Airport

Innovative biometric screening solution gaining steam with airlines and airports across the United States Washington DC, 2019-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Biometric identity verification software veriScan®, a passenger-screening system developed wholly in-house by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Office of Technology, processed its 1 millionth outbound international passenger last week, just over a year since… Read the full press release

Air Partner acquires Redline Worldwide Limited, a leading global aviation security solutions and training company

Gatwick, UK, 2019-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Partner plc, the global aviation services group, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Redline Worldwide Limited, trading as Redline Assured Security (together “Redline”), a leading global aviation security solutions and training company. The total consideration payable by Air Partner… Read the full press release

dnata Brazil awarded IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations Registration

Recife, Brazil, 2019-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata has marked an important milestone in its ongoing commitment to safety and security in Brazil. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded dnata Brazil the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration, following the successful completion of a comprehensive audit of the company and its ground-handling… Read the full press release

Airbnb teams up with the Pan American Health Organization on food safety resources

San Francisco, CA, 2019-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbnb is partnering with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to provide our community with food safety resources such as food safety guidelines, trainings, and general food safety tips. PAHO is world’s oldest international public health agency and Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization… Read the full press release

New passenger awareness campaign Fly Safely, Drink Responsibly takes off in Norway

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) supported by airports group Avinor, the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway, and the Federation of Norwegian Aviation Industries, has launched a new passenger awareness campaign called Fly Safely, Drink Responsibly to encourage passengers to think carefully about their alcohol consumption before boarding flights. Unruly passenger incidents… Read the full press release

Belgian military and civil air traffic controllers now working with a single air traffic management (ATM) system

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Shared Air Traffic Services System 2 (SAS2) has been put into service by the Belgian Ministry of Defence. The Belgian military air traffic controllers and the civil air traffic controllers at EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) are now working with a single air traffic… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport launches new automated pre-security gates

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport is enhancing the experience for international travellers with the launch of new automated pre-security gates. From today (02 December 2019), travellers will pass through 12 new eGates that will scan boarding passes and grant them access to security areas. Developed in partnership with Vision-Box, the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways presents new On-Board Safety Video featuring football legends

Airline presents a pre-match team-talk like never before Stars of world football Neymar Jr, Robert Lewandowski and Cafu guide passengers through safety procedures in light-hearted film DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has turned the pre-match team-talk into an entertaining safety video that will be shown on board flights before the… Read the full press release

Manchester Airports Group becomes the first airport in the UK to be certified as offering safe, child-friendly WiFi

WiFi scheme will now ensure content is appropriate for all ages at the Group’s airports at Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands MAG is the first airport group to sign-up to the Government-backed scheme Manchester, UK, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — MAG has become the first airport operator in the UK to be certified as… Read the full press release

Mineta San Jose International Airport secures $10M federal grant to renovate the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting building

WASHINGTON, DC, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (November 22, 2019), Representative Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) announced that Mineta San Jose International Airport secured a $10,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to renovate the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting building – known as Fire Station 2.0. “These types of infrastructure… Read the full press release

CLEAR and United Airlines launch CLEAR lanes at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — CLEAR and United Airlines launched CLEAR lanes at Chicago O’Hare International Airport to help make travel easier and more enjoyable ahead of the busy holiday travel season.  CLEAR, the secure identity company that uses biometrics to build a frictionless and secure world, which recently opened lanes in United’s hubs… 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

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

CDA: TSA screening lanes to permanently relocate to the new north bridge at Midway International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announces that beginning today (10/29/2019), several TSA screening lanes will be permanently relocated to the new north bridge of the security checkpoint at Midway International Airport, The lanes are located approximately 100 feet from their current positions. The new checkpoint opens Friday morning, November 1, marking a key… Read the full press release

JAL to introduce self-service bag drops and facial recognition technology at Narita Airport in 2020

Highlights Include Self-Service Bag Drops and Facial Recognition Technology Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — As tourism in Japan is expected to increase in the coming years, JAL is in the process of revising its international airport services at Narita Airport to address the diverse needs of customers around the world. By introducing JAL… Read the full press release

AHLA announces a 230 percent increase in members participating in the 5-Star Promise

One Year After Announcing 5-Star Promise, 230% Increase In Participating Hotel Companies WASHINGTON, USA, 2019-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — One year after a historic announcement pledging to increase safety and security at America’s hotels, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (October 7, 2019) announced a 230 percent increase in members participating in the 5-Star Promise,… Read the full press release

SFO conducts annual full-scale emergency drill to ensure highest level of readiness

Simulated terror attack tests emergency response, coordination between agencies SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) completed its annual emergency exercise today (October 2, 2019), simulating a terrorist attack involving chemical weapons on board an aircraft to test emergency procedures for communication, incident command, and coordination between multiple… Read the full press release

Passengers who take water transportation to Boston Logan International Airport get priority access at the airport security line

Passengers will get priority access at airport security Boston, Massachusetts, 2019-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers who take water transportation to Boston Logan International Airport will now get priority access at the airport security line. This new incentive is part of Massport’s commitment to encourage more passengers to use High Occupancy Vehicles (HOVs) to the… Read the full press release

Hamad International Airport further improve its Transfer Security Screening Capacity with new initiative

Doha, Qatar, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamad International Airport’s commitment to providing a seamless transfer experience for its passengers and maintaining world-class standards of security has led to an initiative to further improve its transfer product. HIA has increased security screening capacity and reduced queuing time in its transfer areas. It has also further… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport helps raise awareness of the serious implications of disruptive behaviour at the Airport or on board an aircraft

Bristol, UK, 2019-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers travelling through Bristol Airport from Thursday 5 September will see a new awareness programme entitled Get On Board. The initiative will help raise awareness of the serious implications of disruptive behaviour at the Airport or on board an aircraft. Bristol Airport is already committed to the UK… Read the full press release

Innovative Travel Solutions by Vancouver International Airport announces next-generation kiosks transform border security at Barbados’ International Airport

Innovative technology expedites clearance process and improves passenger experience Richmond, B.C., 2019-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 26, 2019), Innovative Travel Solutions by Vancouver International Airport (YVR) announced the expansion of the border control program at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) in Barbados with a total of 48 biometric-enabled kiosks now in use. This partnership utilizes… Read the full press release

Boeing launches new navigation service to enhance efficient flight deck operations for pilots

Wideroe integrates first-in-market tailored Jeppesen navigation charts to enhance information access for pilots, available through multiple hardware displays on Embraer E2 aircraft ENGLEWOOD, Colo., 2019-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) is offering a new navigation service to enhance efficient flight deck operations for pilots. Jeppesen Tailored Charts for Avionics is being introduced initially… 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

Governor Reynolds, Senator Ernst and AHLA partner to raise awareness on unified approach to combatting human trafficking

DES MOINES, Iowa, 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 13, 2019), Governor Kim Reynolds and Senator Joni Ernst are partnering the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) to raise awareness across the state for a unified approach to combatting human trafficking. As part of this effort,… Read the full press release