WTTC and IBMATA partner to enhance border security with biometric technology

LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA) announce a partnership to promote safe, secure and seamless travel across international borders making best use of new and emerging technology, while enhancing border security. WTTC represents the global private sector of… Read the full press release

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® to serve guests prestigious Vero Still and Sparkling water fleetwide starting this spring

Transition to Vero Water® purification system will eliminate approximately 2 million plastic water bottles annually across the Regent fleet MIAMI, Fla, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the leading luxury ocean cruise line, today (Feb. 11, 2019)  announced it will serve guests prestigious Vero Still and Sparkling water  fleetwide starting this spring. Vero is… 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

Aviareto, SITA and the Irish Government joint venture, celebrates One million registrations and half a trillion dollars of aircraft assets

One million registrations and half a trillion dollars of aircraft assets Dublin, Ireland, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Aviareto, the joint venture between SITA and the Irish Government, is celebrating its one millionth registration of aircraft assets. Aviareto holds the contract with the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to operate the International Registry… Read the full press release

ACI World delivers the 100th review in its Airport Excellence (APEX) in Safety programme

APEX promotes safer airport operations and cooperation throughout the industry Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (January 20, 2019) delivered the 100th review in its Airport Excellence (APEX) in Safety programme which  promotes best safety practices in airport operations, utilizing the expertise and cooperation of the community of… Read the full press release

Finavia gives three childcare rooms at Helsinki Airport a fresh look

Three of Helsinki Airport’s childcare rooms have been redecorated with new wooden baby care tables, Finnish art, designer chairs and more. Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Finavia constantly develops services for families at Helsinki Airport. This autumn, three of the airport’s childcare rooms were redecorated. You can find the childcare rooms in the… Read the full press release

Hyatt invites ethical hackers to test Hyatt websites and mobile apps for potential vulnerabilities through its public bug bounty program with HackerOne

Adds an additional layer to Hyatt’s cyber security strategy CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (January 9, 2019) announced the launch of a public bug bounty program with HackerOne in which ethical hackers are invited to test Hyatt websites and mobile apps for potential vulnerabilities and securely disclose them to Hyatt…. 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

King Shaka International Airport wins the Aviation Security Award at the inaugural Civil Aviation Industry Awards

Durban, South Africa, 2018-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — King Shaka International Airport (KSIA), one of Airports Company South Africa’s leading international airports, won the Aviation Security Award, at the inaugural Civil Aviation Industry Awards, which took place at Galleria in Sandton on Friday 16th November 2018. The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) introduced the… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland, City officials work on improving the quality of life for the area’s residents

Draft plan designed to keep most big rigs away from homes, improve safety Oakland, Calif., 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Port of Oakland and City officials are circulating a draft plan to reduce the impact of transport trucks on local streets.  Called the West Oakland Truck Management Plan, it’s intended to improve the quality of… Read the full press release

SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights for China: Airports in China are increasingly investing in technology

Survey shows increased investment in IT to manage China’s fast-growing industry Beijing, China, 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports in China are increasingly investing in technology to equip new airports and terminals and manage rising passenger numbers. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights for China show that as airline passenger numbers in China rose nearly 13%… 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

SITA’s Automated Border Control Gates make airport journey smooth at Punta Cana International Airport

SITA’s automated immigration technology processes passengers in seconds Punta Cana, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), the busiest airport in the Dominican Republic, is using SITA’s Automated Border Control Gates to automate the border process for passengers from the US and Canada, as well as Spain, UK, and France, as they leave… Read the full press release

SFO, TSA and United Airlines introduce new Automated Screening Lanes ahead of the busy holiday travel season

Advanced screening system offers enhanced security, more efficiency at checkpoint SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) jointly with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and United Airlines today (November 14, 2018) unveiled new state-of-the-art checkpoint technology ahead of the busy holiday travel season.  Located in SFO’s Terminal… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways introduces GlobalBeacon; further enhances passenger safety with real-time tracking

All Qatar Airways flights will now benefit from real-time tracking, further enhancing passenger safety The introduction of GlobalBeacon ahead of the ICAO 2018 flight tracking recommended timeline DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to be the launch customer of GlobalBeacon, a key product solution created by FlightAware®and Aireon that… Read the full press release

Emirates to launch the world’s first “biometric path” at the airline’s hub in Dubai International airport

Use of biometric technology across multiple points from check-in to boarding is first in the world in terms of its integration across airport stakeholders Advanced stage of implementation with testing programme already “live”, and pilot trials involving passengers to follow In phased development since 2015, the multi-million dollar programme is part of Emirates’ continued investment… Read the full press release

Live emergency exercise at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport on October 30, 2018

WINNIPEG, MB, 2018-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. (WAA) will be conducting a live emergency exercise on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. The exercise will involve a simulated incident in the terminal and on the airfield with on-airport and off-airport emergency personnel participating. In order to maintain the… Read the full press release

Emirates set to launch world’s first “biometric path” in Dubai International airport

Use of biometric technology across multiple points from check-in to boarding is first in the world in terms of its integration across airport stakeholders Advanced stage of implementation with testing programme already “live”, and pilot trials involving passengers to follow In phased development since 2015, the multi-million dollar programme is part of Emirates’ continued investment… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport and PIVO to combine expertise in aviation fire-fighting training

Brussels, Belgium, 2018-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The province of Flemish-Brabant and Brussels Airport Company have signed a declaration of intent concerning fire-fighting training for aviation. The Provincial Institute for Education and Training (PIVO) and the fire brigade of Brussels Airport want to expand an expertise training around aircraft incident control, with the purpose of… Read the full press release

Massport appoints FBI Special Agent Harold H. Shaw to the position of Chief Security Officer

Harold H. Shaw has extensive expertise in counterterrorism and cyber security Boston, MA, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board of Directors today (October 18, 2018) voted to approve the hiring of Harold H. Shaw to the position of Chief Security Officer, overseeing the offices of Corporate Security and Emergency… Read the full press release

Boeing joins the European Network of U-Space Demonstrators

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Oct. 19, 2018), Boeing joined the European Network of U-Space Demonstrators, a Europe-wide platform for aggregating early Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) airspace management initiatives, launched by Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport. By signing the EU Network Manifesto, Boeing deepens its existing partnership with the European Commission,… Read the full press release

Aberdeen Airport completes best practice Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit by the British Safety Council

Aberdeen, UK, 2018-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Aberdeen Airport has successfully completed a best practice Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by the British Safety Council, demonstrating its commitment towards the continual improvement of health and safety management systems and associated arrangements. The airport underwent a comprehensive, quantified and robust evaluation of its… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport’s new security lanes slashed average passenger processing time to only 6 minutes

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2018-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A new security search system and equipment at George Best Belfast City Airport has slashed average passenger processing time to only 6 minutes. The £1.5 million investment has seen the complete refurbishment of the security search area, with the introduction of new security lanes which can process… Read the full press release

EU – Latin America and Caribbean Cooperation on Civil Aviation project opens field office in the Latin America and Caribbean region

EU-LAC project office in Costa Rica inaugurated by EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc San Jose, Costa Rica, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The EU-LAC project (EU – Latin America and Caribbean Cooperation on Civil Aviation), officially opened today (28 September 2018) its field office in the Latin America and Caribbean region, in the… Read the full press release

Oman Air again successfully passes the IATA Operational Safety Audit

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has successfully passed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) once again. From 26 to 30 August, Oman Air was subject to an IOSA Renewal Audit, conducted by Aviation Quality Services, an audit organisation, accredited by IATA. IOSA seeks… Read the full press release

SITA: Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority

SITA CEO says collaboration is key to deliver secure and easy travel Budapest, Hungary, 2018-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority. This is according to research released today by global IT provider SITA. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT… Read the full press release

NATO and EUROCONTROL to work closer together to enhance flight efficiency, airspace capacity and military mission effectiveness

Brussels, Belgium, 2018-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Mr Camille Grand, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment of NATO and Mr Eamonn Brennan, Director General of EUROCONTROL want to intensify the collaboration between NATO and EUROCONTROL to master current and future challenges for civil and military aviation. Today (24 September 2018) they agreed to work closer… 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

Halifax Stanfield to replace standard screening lines with CATSA Plus security screening lines

Domestic & International Departing Passengers Asked to Arrive Early due to Ongoing Construction Nova Scotia, Canada, 2018-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its Master Plan and to accommodate passenger growth, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) continues to renovate the airport to enhance security and improve the passenger experience at Halifax Stanfield. With construction continuing… Read the full press release