Gerry’s dnata wins award for achieving the highest safety standards in Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan, 2021-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Gerry’s dnata, Pakistan’s largest ground services provider, has won a prestigious award for achieving the highest safety standards. The company has been recognised for its industry-leading health & safety risk assessment and control procedures at the 7th International Environment, Health & Safety Awards. Syed Haris Raza, vice… Read the full press release

Convenient COVID-19 testing service now available at Bristol Airport

London, UK, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Katalyst Laboratories has partnered with Nuffield Health and Bristol Airport to offer a convenient COVID-19 testing service located at the airport. All tests are analysed at the on-site laboratory run by Nuffield Health with tests provided by Katalyst Laboratories, a government authorised distributor of SARS-CoV-2 rapid testing… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific successfully trials the Commons Project’s CommonPass app on two live flights between Hong Kong and Singapore

Moving a step closer to hassle-free international air travel Hong Kong, China, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific continues to demonstrate the viability of digital health passes by successfully conducting two live flight trials involving volunteer customers travelling between Hong Kong and Singapore using The Commons Project’s CommonPass app earlier this month. The… Read the full press release

Travel to quarantine-free destinations with Emirates

Airline flying close to 40 popular quarantine-free destinations Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers who have procrastinated making plans for the summer or who are still pondering where to take their long-awaited holiday now have the opportunity to book travel to quarantine-free destinations with Emirates. Customers can book their summer holiday with… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Canadian government to further ease border restrictions

Montreal, Canada, 2021-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes today’s (19 July 2021) decision by the government of Canada to further ease border restrictions for fully vaccinated* passengers. Eligible US citizens and permanent US residents arriving from the US will be permitted to enter Canada as of 9 August and… Read the full press release

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow partner to make travel for fully vaccinated customers quick and easy

Later this week customers travelling on selected flights from the US, Caribbean and Europe to London Heathrow will be invited to take part in a proving trial to support the Government in lifting some of the most onerous restrictions for travellers arriving from ‘amber list’ countries Fully vaccinated travellers of all nationalities will be able… Read the full press release

Finnair to discontinue COVID-19 certificates requirements for passengers flying to Finland

Finnair has informed it will be discontinuing requirements for COVID-19 certificates for passengers that are flying to Finland staring July 12th. Vantaa, Finland, 2021-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair states in its press release on July 7th, that the airline will no longer require COVID-19 certificates from passengers flying to Finland. Before, Finnair has… Read the full press release

150 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines flown on Emirates aircraft

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — July 6, 1885 was a historic date for modern medicine and treatment. This was the day when Louis Pasteur administered the first attenuated vaccine to a human patient. Over the next 135 years, the development of vaccines for various diseases grew by leaps and bounds. Most recently,… Read the full press release

dnata ready for busy summer months at Dubai International (DXB)

Enhanced safety measures ensure smooth journey for travellers Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — As restrictions ease and countries open up for international travel, airlines gradually expand their operations and network globally. The summer of 2021 is expected to be busy at Dubai International (DXB) and the dnata team are prepared to deliver… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways the first airline to trial COVID-19 vaccine authentication through IATA Travel Pass ‘Digital Passport’ Mobile App

Expanded trial will enable travellers to Doha to share their Qatar issued vaccination certificate via their mobile with the airline and authorities in a more safe, seamless and secure way Trial will be rolled out in phases, beginning with cabin crew travelling from Kuwait, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris  and Sydney DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jul-06 —… Read the full press release

SFO’s video communications campaigns wins six STAR Awards

Airport honored by States of California and Nevada Chapter of National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced it has received multiple awards for video communications campaigns. In their 2021 STAR Awards, the States of California and Nevada Chapter of… Read the full press release

Gerry’s dnata awarded GDP certification for safe and reliable pharmaceutical handling services at its facility in Karachi

Karachi, Pakistan, 2021-Jul-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Gerry’s dnata, the leading ground services provider in Pakistan, has been awarded the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for the safe and reliable pharmaceutical handling services at the company’s state-of-the-art facility in Karachi. GDP is a program focused on systems for warehouses and distribution centres that store… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport to quadruple number of testing centres across the entire campus

Manchester Airport is set to increase its one testing site to four across the entire campus Randox comes onboard alongside existing testing partner Collinson to deliver the new facilities Mixture of pre-booked drive-through and walk-through centres to be offered with rapid three-hour PCR testing available Majority of the sites to be open by early July, with… Read the full press release

IATA launches self-registration portal for IATA Travel Pass Lab Network

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a self-registration portal to make it easier for COVID-19 testing labs to join the IATA Travel Pass Lab Network. IATA’s Lab Network provides a list of eligible lab locations around the globe so that travelers can easily find a… Read the full press release

Marco Polo Hotels invites guests to experience its “Summer Joy” offer

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2021-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — With the timely arrival of the summer season and school holidays on the horizon, Marco Polo Hotels is extending an invitation to all to experience its “Summer Joy” offer from now and until 31 August, 2021. Planning a family getaway has never been more important… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality offers hotel guests quick and medically authorised rapid online coronavirus tests

Deutsche Hospitality is the first hotel chain to offer all hotel guests quick and medically authorised online coronavirus tests with immediate effect Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — We take care: As part of its Safe Travel Campaign, Deutsche Hospitality is immediately introducing an option which will permit all hotel guests… Read the full press release

flydubai partners with Alhosn to provide passengers with digital verification of COVID-19 medical records

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has announced that it has partnered with Alhosn, the official UAE app for contact tracing and health testing related to COVID-19, to provide passengers with digital verification of COVID-19 medical records while travelling from the UAE. flydubai becomes the first airline to partner… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Cargo adds Envirotainer Releye® RLP container to its extensive cool-chain options

Hong Kong, China, 2021-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo has added to its extensive cool-chain options for customers by being the first Asian air-cargo carrier to offer the Envirotainer Releye® RLP for carriage on its aircraft fleet. The Envirotainer Releye® RLP is an LD11-sized unit with a unique air flow technology for… Read the full press release

Accor and International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) to ensure hospitality industry is a safe and inclusive space for all

ACCOR REAFFIRMS COMMITMENTS TO THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY AND ITS PROACTIVE APPROACH IN ENSURING EVERY GUEST, EMPLOYEE AND CUSTOMER FEEL WELCOME AND EQUAL   ANOTHER STEP IN SUPPORTING AND DRIVING INCLUSIVE TRAVEL FOR ALL Paris, France, 2021-Jun-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor, a world leader in hospitality, and the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA), the… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport earns ICAO recognition for its COVID-secure operation measures

London, UK, 2021-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has received international recognition for the measures it has put in place to provide a COVID-secure operation to protect its passengers and employees. Having worked closely with the UK Civil Aviation Authority and Public Health England, LJLA is one of only a… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo strengthens temperature sensitive pharma and vaccine handling capabilities in Dubai with additional 94 cool room pallet positions

Addition of 94 cool room pallet positions to existing EU GDP compliant infrastructure at Dubai International Airport provides more handling capacity for temperature sensitive pharma, including COVID-19 vaccines Carrier has so far transported 75 million COVID-19 vaccine doses; aims for 100 million by end June 2021 Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates… Read the full press release

British Airways provides customers access to discounted Covid-19 PCR tests in the comfort of their own home

British Airways adds Wren Healthcare to list of Covid-19 discounted testing providers for customers on ba.com, offering at home tests administered by a specialist Airline’s customers have access to Covid-19 tests through a wide range of providers starting from £33 for antigen and £40.41 for PCR Customers can select from different test types to suit needs… Read the full press release

Lufthansa began vaccinating employees in Germany

Initially up to 2,000 weekly vaccinations Michael Niggemann: “Lufthansa employees make important contribution to society.” Crews and employees with personal customer contact receive vaccination offer first Cologne, Germany, 2021-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa today (07.06.2021) began vaccinating the first employees in Germany. In the first week, 2,000 vaccine doses will be available and… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines expects further growth in bookings following eased travel regulations and rising vaccination rates

CCO Michael Trestl: “Eased travel regulations and rising vaccination rates have quadrupled our bookings” Greece, Spain and Italy among the most popular destinations Austrian Airlines continues to offer full flexibility in rebooking and security Vienna, Austria, 2021-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — With a rising vaccination rate and easings of entry regulations in many European… Read the full press release

Christchurch airport adds new UV light kits at screening points

Next time you put your items in the checkpoint security trays before boarding a flight, you’ll get them back disinfected… by rays of light. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2021-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Aviation Security has installed a new system at security screening points in the terminal which uses UV Light to automatically disinfect items… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation gears up for busy and safe travel weekend this Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend expects to bring 565% more passengers at O’Hare and over 433% at Midway than the same time last year CHICAGO, IL, 2021-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is preparing for a busy and safe travel weekend this Memorial Day. While numbers still remain below 2019 travel… Read the full press release

dnata and Global Jet Technic team up to provide best-in-class line maintenance support to airlines in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 2021-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, has partnered with Global Jet Technic (GJT) to provide best-in-class line maintenance support to airlines in Dubai. The partnership will see dnata promote GJT’s quality and reliable services, offering its 150 customers a one-stop-shop of ground handling, cargo… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines extends Complimentary Covid-19 Cover

Tokyo, Japan, 2021-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) has implemented the JAL Covid-19 Cover, as part of its JAL FlySafe program since December 2020, a service that provides reassurance and support to passengers with essential travel needs during the global pandemic. The service is provided in partnership with AWP Japan (member of… Read the full press release

SFO announces expanded offerings and lower prices at its in-terminal rapid COVID testing site

Rapid PCR tests now available with results in about 45 minutes SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-May-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced its in-terminal rapid COVID testing site, the first of its kind in the United States, has expanded to offer more types of tests while lowering prices. Effective today,… Read the full press release

SJC to welcome back passengers for Memorial Day Weekend

Increased passenger traffic forecast for this holiday weekend and beyond San José, Calif., 2021-May-27 — /Travel PR News/ — As passenger traffic at Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) continues to soar into Memorial Day Weekend, the Airport continues to welcome back passengers with numerous health and safety measures deployed throughout its terminals. During the… Read the full press release