Uzbekistan Airways Adopts SITA Mission Watch for Enhanced Flight Operations Efficiency and Cost Savings

The carrier will deploy next-generation flight tracking technology, SITA Mission Watch (IN SHORT) Uzbekistan Airways has partnered with SITA to implement SITA Mission Watch, a next-generation flight tracking solution that integrates aircraft positions with real-time weather information. By leveraging this technology, the airline aims to achieve greater operational agility and efficiency. The system’s advanced weather… Read the full press release

Joint ACSA-Hawks Operation Leads to Arrest of Suspected Drug Traffickers at O R Tambo International Airport

(IN SHORT) A joint operation conducted by the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) and the elite Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation, known as the Hawks, has resulted in the arrest of five individuals suspected of drug trafficking. Among the suspects are employees of various companies operating at O R Tambo International Airport, including two ACSA… Read the full press release

Multi-Agency Emergency Training Exercise Successfully Concludes at Shannon Airport

(IN SHORT) Shannon Airport has successfully completed a multi-agency emergency training exercise code-named “Exercise Charlie.” The two-hour scenario, which involved a cargo aircraft declaring a full emergency after a suspected hazardous cargo leak en route from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to JFK airport in New York, aimed to assess the readiness of the airport… Read the full press release

Project CAELUS Advances Towards Establishing UK’s First National Medical Drone Network

(IN SHORT) Project CAELUS, led by AGS Airports in collaboration with NHS Scotland and funded in part by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Flight Challenge, has conducted live flight trials to establish the UK’s first national medical distribution network using drones. The trials took place between Glasgow Airport and NHS Golden Jubilee in… Read the full press release

Heathrow Introduces Pre-Bookable Security Slots for Passenger Convenience

Heathrow launching 6-month trial for passengers to pre-book a slot at security giving them extra peace of mind when travelling The trial will initially open to passengers in Terminal 3 travelling with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates and Virgin Atlantic – with more airlines added during the trial Findings from the trial will inform… Read the full press release

Houston Airports and TSA Collaborate to Educate Passengers on Traveling Safely with Pets

HOUSTON, TX, 2023-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — With the holiday travel period set to begin in mid-November, Houston Airports and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are expecting to see a marked increase in the number of pets brought to the security checkpoints at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport. Traveling through… Read the full press release

Frankfurt Airport Trials Revolutionary Walk-Through Security Scanner for Passenger Convenience

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2023-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Fraport began testing the world’s first walk-through security scanner for passengers at Frankfurt Airport. The R&S QPS Walk2000 from Rohde & Schwarz is designed to speed up security checks. The first of these scanners is currently in use in Concourse A of Terminal 1. Passengers… Read the full press release

Global Airlines Join Forces: IATA Safety Leadership Charter Aims to Elevate Aviation Safety Culture

Hanoi, Vietnam, 2023-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the IATA Safety Leadership Charter at the IATA World Safety and Operations Conference taking place in Hanoi, Vietnam. Safety leaders from more than 20 airlines are the first signatories: Air Canada Emirates Airline Philippine Airlines Air India Ethiopian Airlines… Read the full press release

Houston Airports Recognizes Local Artist Edgar Medina for Heroic Actions at William P. Hobby Airport

Houston creative Edgar Medina was painting inside the 5-Star airport when he witnessed a passenger fall onto a moving sidewalk. HOUSTON, TX, 2023-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Houston Airports is recognizing local artist Edgar Medina for his quick actions in helping a passenger at William P. Hobby Airport. At the time of the incident,… Read the full press release

Cathay Cargo Receives IATA’s CEIV Lithium Batteries Certification, Ensuring Safe Air Cargo Transport Amid Growing E-commerce

The CEIV quality-assurance adds to Cathay Cargo’s existing, industry-leading mitigations for lithium-ion battery shipments Hong Kong, China, 2023-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Cargo and the Cathay Cargo Terminal have received the IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Batteries (CEIV Li-batt) certification. With this new accreditation, both Cathay Cargo and the Cathay… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita Receives Prestigious WELL Health-Safety Rating for Second Consecutive Year, Prioritizing Guest and Employee Health in the Post-COVID-19 Environment

Beloved Mexico property again earns coveted wellness rating through the International WELL Building Institute Punta Mita, México, 2023-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, a five-star oceanfront resort on Mexico’s Pacific coast, has earned the WELL Health-Safety Rating through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) for the second consecutive year. The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport Achieves Milestones in Passenger Traffic, Awards, and Safety in First Half of 2023

Budapest, Hungary, 2023-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The first half of 2023 has been a strong period for Budapest Airport in all respects: the series of developments worth more than 100 billion HUF over the past 4.5 years and the outstanding quality of the airport ecosystem have been confirmed by numerous awards based on… Read the full press release

Boeing Strengthens Commitment to Aerospace Safety and Sustainability by Appointing First Liaison to ICAO

New liaison to support United Nations efforts to advance a harmonized aviation ecosystem ARLINGTON, Va., 2023-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] is deepening support of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and its efforts to promote aerospace safety, security and sustainability. The company named its first liaison to the United Nations agency,… Read the full press release

Safeguarding Civil Airports: Advanced Anti-Drone Solutions by Bel Trading & Consulting Ltd.

WARSAW, Poland, 2023-Jul-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Bel Trading & Consulting Ltd has established itself as a highly successful enterprise specializing in the provision of top-notch drone security services for civil airports. In today’s aviation landscape, the vulnerability of civil aircraft during takeoff and landing is well-known, especially when facing potential collisions with small… Read the full press release

IATA Announces Inaugural World Safety and Operations Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam to Drive Safer and More Efficient Aviation Operations

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the inaugural World Safety and Operations Conference (WSOC) will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, 19-21 September 2023 under the theme “Leadership in Action: Driving Safer and More Efficient Operations.” Vietnam Airlines will be the host airline. The event brings together the… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways (ANA) Becomes First Japanese Airline to Receive CEIV Fresh Certification for Perishable Transportation

ANA has received IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Fresh certification, a global standard for perishable product transportation. ANA’s quality management system, including personnel, training, quality control and handling manuals was approved by IATA to receive the certification. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2023-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport honours airlines and partners at annual Aviation Awards for 2022 excellence

Brussels, Belgium, 2023-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — On Wednesday evening, 8 March, according to annual tradition the Brussels Airport Aviation Awards were presented. With these awards, Brussels Airport wants to honour airlines and partners who in 2022 have excelled in the area of punctuality and performance, network development and safety and environment. 11 awards… Read the full press release

Daniel Valera of Applied Warranty & Insurance Services on their partnership with AirLegit

Daniel Valera, AVP of Underwriting and Product Development at Applied Warranty & Insurance Services

NEW YORK, 2023-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — As the AVP of Underwriting and Product Development at Applied Warranty & Insurance Services, Daniel Valera is pleased to announce the company’s partnership with AirLegit, an air travel technology company, to provide travel insurance protection to U.S. residents. The partnership will offer comprehensive traveler protections, including trip… Read the full press release

AirLegit Partners with Applied Warranty & Insurance Services to Offer Travel Insurance Throughout the U.S.

  Travel tech joins forces with top-rated insurer to provide comprehensive, critical traveler protections along with high-touch customer service NEW YORK, 2023-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — AirLegit, an air travel technology company, today announced its partnership with Applied Warranty & Insurance Services to offer travel insurance protection to U.S. residents. The travel insurance solution… Read the full press release

Frankfurt Airport significantly increases flight services to major European cities and popular vacation destinations, with extensive anti-infection measures in place

Range of routes extended, especially to major European cities Frankfurt Airport implements extensive anti-infection measures so flights can resume Terminal 1 remains the focal point of passenger handling Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2023-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Flight services at Frankfurt Airport are being stepped up significantly from the first week in June. They… Read the full press release

Marriott partners with IWF to fight online child exploitation, first-of-its-kind collaboration in hotel industry

Collaboration marks Marriott’s next step in journey to advance human rights BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International announced today (FEBRUARY 22, 2023) it has joined forces with UK-based nonprofit Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to combat online child exploitation by using technology solutions to restrict guest network access to websites with child… Read the full press release

Oman Air Achieves Eighth IATA Operational Safety Audit Certification, Reinforcing Commitment to Top Aviation Safety Standards

Muscat, Oman, 2023-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Continuing to set benchmarks for safety and quality, Oman Air has achieved its eighth International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification. The airline was awarded the renewal for the global accreditation after a successful audit on its operational management and control systems. Capt. Nasser… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport Unveils Ireland’s First Electric Medical Response Vehicle “Rescue 14”

Shannon, Ireland, 2023-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport has become the first Irish airport to take delivery of an electric Medical Response Vehicle. The vehicle, called “Rescue 14”, replaces its diesel-powered model and will be used for emergency medical responses that may arise at the airport. Rescue 14 is designed and built to similar specifications as the National Ambulance Service vehicles and is fully equipped with a defibrillator, stretcher,… Read the full press release

Biometric Technology Takes Over: Seamless Travel from Check-In to Boarding at Frankfurt Airport

The deployment of SITA Smart Path brings a comprehensive biometric passenger processing solution across all terminals and airlines at Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt, Germany, 2023-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Beginning this year, passengers traveling through Frankfurt Airport (Fraport) can breeze through the various steps in the journey – from check-in to boarding – simply by… Read the full press release

Finavia to Invest Over EUR 15 Million in Upgrading Airports for Improved Smoothness, Safety, and Sustainability

Vantaa, Finland, 2023-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — This year, airport company Finavia will invest more than EUR 15 million in the renovation of runways at the Helsinki Airport, Kuopio Airport and Kuusamo Airport. Some of the money will be spent on water protection and energy efficiency. Sustainable development projects are also underway at several… Read the full press release

SITA and Zamna Technologies Join Forces to Revolutionize Airline and Airport Security with Cutting-Edge Blockchain Technology

SITA and Zamna finalized the partnership deal at an ACCO meeting in Jordan on 24th Jan, 2023. Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA is innovating with cutting-edge technology to strengthen its airline, airport, and border solutions in partnership with travel identity company Zamna Technologies. Zamna’s solution uses a decentralized blockchain based model to transform… Read the full press release

RDU Airport Partners with CLEAR to Bring Frictionless Travel Experience with Biometrics Identity Verification Technology

Passengers Can Confirm Their Identity with their Eyes or Fingers Morrisville, NC, 2023-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — RDU and CLEAR (NYSE: YOU) launched biometrics identity verification technology Wednesday, bringing a frictionless and predictable travel experience to the Research Triangle region. CLEAR’s launch at RDU is expected to create 44 jobs and generate approximately $2.6… Read the full press release

Houston Airports Donates $30,000 to Local Advocacy Groups Fighting Human Trafficking in National Prevention Month

With a majority of victims trafficked through airports, Houston Airports is committed to ending human trafficking by educating and supporting the community. HOUSTON, TX, 2023-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Houston Airports is following through with its commitment to support organizations that advocate on behalf of human trafficking survivors. In coordination with the Mayor’s Office,… Read the full press release

Fraport Introduces State-of-the-Art CT Technology and Innovative Security Lane Configuration for Shorter Wait Times at Frankfurt Airport

New CT technology and innovative security-lane configuration will bring greater convenience and shorter wait times for passengers World-first lane design entering trial phase Fraport CEO Schulte thanks German Federal Interior Ministry and German Federal Police for their cooperation and trust Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2023-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Since January 1, 2023, Fraport… Read the full press release

EVA Air Named as One of the World’s Safest Airlines by for 10th Consecutive Year

Luzhu District, Taiwan, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — EVA Air ranks ninth among’s top-20 World’s Safest Airlines for 2023. This marks the airline’s 10th consecutive year to earn a place among the global ratings website’s “safest airlines in the world.” The website’s safety-rating analyses  considers serious incidents, audits from aviation’s governing bodies and… Read the full press release