Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority implement digital verification of traveller medical records for COVID-19 testing and vaccination

Dubai to become one of the world’s first cities to implement digital verification of passenger medical records relating to COVID-19 testing and vaccination Dubai, UAE, 2021-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) today (25 February 2021) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to position Dubai as one… Read the full press release

Pfizer, DHL Global Forwarding Japan and All Nippon Airways start COVID-19 vaccines distribution

Joint partnership for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer, DHL Global Forwarding Japan and ANA shows the strength of each company’s goods and services across the global network. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Pfizer Inc. (hereinafter “Pfizer”), DHL Global Forwarding Japan (hereinafter “DHL”) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) has commenced distribution… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways temporarily changes flight frequency to select cities due to the impact of COVID-19

Starting on April 1, the flight schedule for the Tokyo Narita = Kuala Lumpur route will be changed. From April 19, ANA will resume daily operation of the Tokyo Narita = Manila route, while the flight schedule for the Tokyo Haneda = Washington D.C. and Tokyo Haneda = Houston routes will be changed. TOKYO, JAPAN,… Read the full press release

Greater Toronto Airports Authority announces new COVID-19 PCR and antigen testing research program at Toronto Pearson

Research will explore the efficiency of rapid PCR and antigen testing, with eligible airport workers and passengers who volunteer to receive COVID-19 testing TORONTO, CANADA, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) continued its leadership in supporting COVID-19 testing research today (February 22, 2021), when it announced a robust new… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group makes travel easier during the pandemic by integrating Covid-19 test results into digital travel chain

Offer initially on Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul and from Newark to Frankfurt and Munich In the course of March extension to SWISS flights from Newark to Zurich Test certificates can be sent via a contact form starting 72 hours before departure Customers receive confirmation by e-mail in advance that certificates meet entry requirements… Read the full press release

Plan your post-covid holidays: 5 Non-Touristic and Hidden Places to See in Amsterdam

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — From local craft beer and unconventional cafes to world-class museums, we can see that Amsterdam is a top travel destination in Europe! Its charming canals, bike culture, and eccentric museums won’t leave indifferent even the most demanding tourists. But unfortunately, the COVID pandemic changed the world we… Read the full press release

Emirates operates flight with fully vaccinated frontline teams

EK215 to Los Angeles supported by over 70 vaccinated frontline team members across the operational spectrum Close to 26,000 of Emirates Group’s frontline aviation workforce already vaccinated with two doses DUBAI, UAE, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Honouring its commitment to the health and safety of its employees and customers, Emirates today has become… Read the full press release

Shufti Pro Launches Digital COVID Pass for the Revival of Travel and Tourism

LONDON, UK, 2021-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Shufti Pro, an AI-powered identity verification service provider aids the travel and tourism industry by launching Digital COVID Pass for accurate COVID-PCR test verification. The travel and tourism industry has drastically fallen with the spread of the virus. New travel restrictions around the world have made matters… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to launch 100% Zero-Touch technology for its award-winning Oryx One in-flight entertainment system

Passengers travelling on board the airline’s Airbus A350 fleet will soon be able to access the award-winning Oryx One in-flight entertainment system through their own personal electronic devices, minimising the risk of COVID-19 The award-winning airline will also become the first airline in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa to offer passengers the option… Read the full press release

KLM starts shipment of Covid-19 vaccines to the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (16 February 2021) saw the first flight from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Bonaire and Aruba carrying a shipment of Covid-19 vaccines destined for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is the first of several shipments that will deliver the vaccines to the… Read the full press release

IATA releases the 10th edition of the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Standards Manual

Montreal, Canada, 2021-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 10th edition of the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Standards Manual is now available. The standards and recommended practices contained in the latest edition have been updated to align fully with corresponding guidelines issued by the International… Read the full press release

British Airways partners with Dettol to help keep customers and colleagues safe

British Airways and Dettol partner to offer customers a range of Dettol products in the air and on the ground The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine supports the partnership   London, UK, 2021-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (16 February 2021) announced it will be partnering with trusted and… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport partners with Rako Science for highly accurate saliva test for COVID-19

Auckland, New Zealand, 2021-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has joined forces with a Kiwi business deploying a non-invasive, fast-turnaround, accurate saliva test for COVID-19. Rako Science has established COVID-19 surveillance testing in New Zealand using the SHIELD saliva test developed at the University of Illinois. They are now operating a collection site… Read the full press release

CVG offers On-site rapid COVID-19 testing thru Skyology Lab partnership

ERLANGER, Ky., 2021-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ —The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is partnering with Skyology Lab, a local leader in rapid result PCR/Antigen/Antibody testing to allow travelers and the general public to obtain COVID-19 test results in 35 minutes at the airport. The testing site is now open, located in CVG’s Terminal to the left side… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines awarded certified Platinum status in new health safety audit

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying recognized Spirit Airlines with certified Platinum status in new health safety audit.   MIRAMAR, Fla., 2021-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) was awarded Platinum status by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Health Safety initiative powered by SimpliFlying for the airline’s efforts in ensuring the highest standards of… Read the full press release

dnata adopts IATA’s Dangerous Goods AutoCheck solution

Leading air services provider adopts IATA’s innovative ‘DG AutoCheck’ solution globally Dubai, UAE, 2021-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata has become the first global air services provider to adopt the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) platform for the acceptance of dangerous goods shipments. IATA’s innovative solution will help dnata further enhance safety… Read the full press release

SITA launches new industry solution to help airlines, airports and passengers securely share health information during travel

The proven solution seamlessly integrates with multiple travel pass schemes (such as AOK, CommonPass, IATA, SimplyGo). Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA today (4 Feb, 2021) announces the launch of Health Protect – an industry solution, to help airlines, airports, governments, and passengers safely and securely share information on health tests or vaccinations… Read the full press release

Flights to UK from India, restricted till 14 Feb

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Delhi, India, 2021-Feb-04 — /Travel PR News/ —One of the most contagious SARS-CoV2 variant in the UK, which has now expanded in more than 60 countries, including India, has reduced air travel to the United Kingdom. The Indian Central Government has now decided to run limited flights to the UK from only five international airports:… Read the full press release

Wizz Air offers passengers COVID-19 insurance coverage as part of its travel insurance package

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and greenest airline*, today (JAN 28, 2021) announces that it will offer passengers COVID-19 insurance coverage as part of its travel insurance package, which is available on wizzair.com through the airline’s partnership with insurance provider Chubb. Wizz Air customers can purchase travel insurance… Read the full press release

Hyatt resorts in Latin America offers complimentary on-property COVID-19 testing for guests traveling to the U.S.

New on-property COVID-19 tests and special Travel Delay Rate offer peace of mind and convenience for travelers visiting Hyatt hotels in Mexico, Costa Rica, the Caribbean and South America CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Driven by Hyatt’s purpose of care and to support the wellbeing of guests, World of Hyatt members and… Read the full press release

Emirates trials IATA Travel Pass

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to become one of the first airlines in the world to trial IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines earns Diamond rating in the Global Airline Health And Safety Audit

Singapore, 2021-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) has been awarded the Diamond rating – the highest level attainable – in the APEX Health Safety powered by SimpliFlying audit of global airlines. The audit, which was jointly conducted by industry body Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and aviation strategy firm SimpliFlying, involved a… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways achieves 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax

The industry’s most prestigious safety benchmark follows a rigorous audit of Qatar Airways’ COVID-19 hygiene and safety standards Hamad International Airport was the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has become the first… Read the full press release

easyJet cabin crew to support nationwide NHS vaccine roll-out

London, UK, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The NHS is recruiting easyJet cabin crew as vaccinators to support nationwide UK vaccine roll-out. easyJet cabin crew will be trained to administer the vaccine in NHS Vaccine Centres across the UK. Following easyJet’s recent offer of help to the UK Government, easyJet cabin crew are being… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways awarded Diamond Standard in the APEX Health Safety Powered by SimpliFlying COVID-19 audit

The airline has achieved the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) latest safety benchmark following assessment of the airline’s robust COVID-19 hygiene and safety standards DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to announce that it has achieved Diamond Standard in the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) Health Safety Powered by… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport expands coronavirus testing capacity

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — As of tomorrow (Thursday), coronavirus testing capacity at the Zurich Airport testing centre is to be expanded through the addition of provider Ender Diagnostics. The COVID tests offered by this service will be carried out via saliva samples rather than nasal swabs. Test results will be available… Read the full press release

G6 Hospitality commits to a proactive, zero-tolerance stance on human trafficking

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — G6 Hospitality, parent company of the Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands, reaffirms its commitment to raising awareness about human trafficking and supporting the important work being done across industries to end human trafficking. “G6 Hospitality is deeply committed to doing our part to end human trafficking in… Read the full press release

Checkport Schweiz AG to operate PCR testing facility at Zurich Airport

Starting tomorrow, 7 January 2021, Swissport subsidiary Checkport Schweiz AG will be operating a PCR testing facility at Zurich Airport. The novelty: Enders Diagnostics’ PCR tests are carried out by saliva sample and not by nasal swab and the test result is available within only 5 hours, instead of 24 to 48 hours as with… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport’s epidemiological measures earns ACI accreditation

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Council International (ACI) has reviewed Budapest Airport’s epidemiological measures, and officially declared Ferenc Liszt International Airport as accredited in the program established by the council, aimed at restarting aviation. This means that the airport operator continuously safeguards the health of those at the airport, based on… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport installs new Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks

Automated Passport Control kiosks in United States Customs and Border Protection area. Edmonton, AB, 2020-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Passenger health and safety continues to be the top priority for Edmonton International Airport and new machines being installed are using the power of UV-C light to help reduce COVID-19 risks in travel. Edmonton International… Read the full press release