COVID-19: Ethiopian Airlines completed the flight and delivery of Jack Ma’s 2nd Round Donation to Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Ethiopian Airlines completed the flight and delivery of the second round shipments of life saving medical supplies to fight COVID-19 donated by Jack Ma to all African countries. Ethiopian Airlines expresses its complements and the highest appreciation to the Jack Ma Foundation, our Prime Minister H.E…. Read the full press release

BUD Cargo City now fully operational with the completion of the second building — all tenants moving in

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The air cargo handling complex called the BUD Cargo City has been operating at Ferenc Liszt International Airport since January, when the first building and the apron space for aircraft handling was opened. The world-class logistics base, which is running at full capacity even in the current,… Read the full press release

Sebastian Mikosz to join IATA as Senior Vice President for Member and External Relations

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Sebastian Mikosz will join IATA as the Association’s Senior Vice President for Member and External Relations, effective 1 June 2020. Most recently, Mikosz was Group Managing Director and CEO of Kenya Airways (2017-2019), during which time he served on… Read the full press release

Booking Holdings announces the nomination of Bob van Dijk for election to its Board

Robert Mylod Jr. to Assume the Role of Chairman of the Board Charles H. Noski to Assume the Role of Lead Independent Director NORWALK, Conn., 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) today (April 24, 2020) announced that it has nominated Bob van Dijk, Chief Executive… Read the full press release

British Airways increases number of cargo-only flights from China to the UK

21 British Airways flights a week from China to London now operating, up from 13 this time last week Flights will be used to carry up to 770 tonnes of cargo for the NHS including PPE Cargo shipped in joint effort between British Airways, IAG Cargo, the UK Government and the British Embassy in Beijing… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resorts Maldives partners with the NOW Force for Good Alliance and EarthCheck to mark Earth Day 2020

Republic of Maldives, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Whatever the future holds, one thing is certain: there is much to learn and much to do. At a time of immense change – when we are revising what it means to be a global community – Four Seasons Resorts Maldives is marking Earth Day 2020 by announcing a… Read the full press release

Bar Trigona at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur wins Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award for the second year in a row

Bar Trigona wins top honours for its sustainability efforts, from locally grown ingredients to a low-carbon spirits program Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — For the second year in a row, Bar Trigona at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur has taken home the Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award, announced on April 23, 2020 in the prestigious Asia’s… Read the full press release

Emirates will operate from Dubai to: Frankfurt, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Lagos, London Heathrow, Madrid, Manila, Tunis

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates plans to operate passenger services to Frankfurt (25, 27, 29 April), Jakarta (26 April), Johannesburg (25 April), Lagos (26 April), London Heathrow (23, 24, 26, 28, 30 April), Madrid (29 April), Manila (24, 28, 30 April), and Tunis (30 April). These services will facilitate residents and… Read the full press release

flydubai pays tribute to frontline workers with a new video

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based airline flydubai today (April 23, 2020) launched a video as a tribute to the frontline workers, its passengers across its network and the residents of the UAE for the role they are playing during these unprecedented times. The video features content created by flydubai staff members… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo deployed a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to transport 50 tonnes of fresh hazelnut paste from Istanbul to Melbourne

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Everyday, around the clock and across the globe, staff from Emirates SkyCargo are working hard to ensure that essential supplies are being flown to those who need them the most. So when the call came to deliver a special kind of essential commodity, the air cargo carrier… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo to support Australian government’s initiative to facilitate exports of Australian produce

Air cargo carrier to participate in Australian government’s mechanism to support exports of Australian produce Dubai, UAE, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, will be working with the Australian government to facilitate exports of Australian produce to overseas markets including the Middle East. The air cargo carrier will… Read the full press release

The Tourism Authority of Thailand announces number of new COVID-19 cases in Thailand continued to show a downward trend

TAT would like to remind all of you to stay safe through this difficult time, prepare for the time when travel and tourism returns, and we can all enjoy the amazing Thai travel experiences with our beloved family and friends. Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like… Read the full press release

IATA again calls for government relief measures as COVID-19 Impact Deepens in MENA

Amman, Jordan, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) renewed its call for government relief measures as the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in MENA deepen. The region’s airlines could lose $24 billion of passenger revenue compared to 2019. That is $5 billion more than was expected at the beginning… Read the full press release

IATA reveals evidence of the risk to jobs from the mounting financial crisis threatening European airlines

Geneva , Switzerland, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released further evidence of the risk to jobs from the mounting financial crisis threatening European airlines, and called for urgent government action to preserve air services. IATA’s analysis shows that the potential revenue loss by European carriers in 2020 has grown… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Foundation awards $315,000 LIFT grants in response to support families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $315,000 to 23 nonprofits in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. These LIFT grants, the first round of 2020, are in response to urgent needs of food insecurity, shelter, remote educational support and other needs of families caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID-19 has had a profound… Read the full press release

Allegiant Travel Company to receive $171.9 million in emergency relief under the CARES Act

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant Travel Company(NASDAQ: ALGT) announced today (April 21, 2020) an agreement with the U.S. Department of the Treasury to receive $171.9 million in emergency relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Payroll Support Program (PSP) funds are targeted to support team… Read the full press release

City of Chicago and DCASE announce cancellation of events and festivals due to the COVID-19 crisis

Chicago, IL, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — With regret, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today (April 21, 2020) announced the cancellation of four beloved annual events and what would have been a new citywide celebration of music. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Chicago Memorial Day Parade… Read the full press release

SAS offers EuroBonus members a 12-month extension on their current membership level

SAS is now offering EuroBonus members a 12-month extension on their current membership level. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — This benefit will be applied automatically to active EuroBonus accounts where the member has achieved current membership level on own merits, either by earning qualifying points or qualifying flights. The benefit will be… Read the full press release

The Peninsula Hotels shares collection of curated recipes and at-home activities

Curated recipes and at-home activities let guests enjoy the flavours and wellness treatments from their favourite Peninsula properties Hong Kong, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — With much of the world sheltering in place, many travellers have found themselves missing the delicious cuisine, libations, and wellness treatments they typically enjoy as guests of The Peninsula Hotels…. Read the full press release

Ola Hansson to take over responsibility at Lufthansa Airlines’ Munich hub

COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — As of 1 May, Ola Hansson, currently CEO and Managing Director Operations Lufthansa Aviation Training, will take over responsibility at Lufthansa Airlines’ Munich hub. He will be responsible for commercial management, station management, ground infrastructure and the operational processes in the cockpit, in the cabin and on… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines Presents Plan for a New Start After the Coronavirus Crisis

Demand development: Significantly dampened demand expected in the medium term, pre-crisis level not expected again for several years Fleet: new start planned with around 80% of the previous capacity VIENNA, Austria, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Flight operations of Austrian Airlines have been temporarily at a standstill since March 18, 2020 as a consequence… Read the full press release

Vietjet offers special tickets priced from only VND 9,000 on all domestic flights

Vietjet, Ho Chi Minh City, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In accordance with the decision of the Ministry of Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, from April 23, 2020, Vietjet increases the frequency of return flights carrying passengers to 6 flights per day between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, 3 return… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport trials new water filtration system to mark Earth Day

Edmonton, AB, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is embracing Earth Day and its support of local innovation by testing a new water filtration system to release clean water back into the local eco-system. The airport is working with Alberta-based company Swirltex to use its new filtration membrane technology at the airport’s storm… Read the full press release

Stagecoach and The Diana Award’s Be Nice Bus exceeds all expectations with over 11,000 ‘Be Nice Online’ message from young people

Perth, Scotland, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Transport company Stagecoach and The Diana Award’s ground-breaking Be Nice Bus exceeds all expectations and reaches over 11,000 young people with ‘Be Nice Online’ message. The Diana Award, the youth charity set up in Princess Diana’s name, and Stagecoach, the UK’s largest bus and coach operator, have… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Rosewood Hotel Group launches relief initiative to support affected associates and communities

Riviera Maya, Mexico, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotel Group today (April 21, 2020) announces the launch of Rosewood Raise, a comprehensive relief initiative developed in support of the Group’s associates who have been impacted by the COVID-19, as well as the communities in which the Group operates. Rooted on the foundation of… Read the full press release

CWT earns Platinum status by EcoVadis

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has been awarded Platinum status by EcoVadis, the independent corporate social responsibility (CSR) rating agency. In the fourth consecutive year of being rated in the top category for its responsible business practices, CWT is among the first group of recipients to… Read the full press release

Worldwide Flight Services supports significant increase in freighter charter services and cargo-only flights

Paris, France, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — As market leader for the refueling of freighters in Hong Kong, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is playing an even more vital role since the outbreak of coronavirus, using all of its expertise to support the significant increase in the number of freighter charter services and cargo-only flights… Read the full press release

IHG Army Hotels committed to deliver the best care and true hospitality to military members, their families and communities

Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Army Hotels, a portfolio of hotels which serves thousands of guests every day on forty military installations in the United States and Puerto Rico, continues to fulfill its mission to serve communities and military families during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to caring for active… Read the full press release

Marriott International to roll out enhanced technology to meet the new health and safety challenges presented by the current pandemic environment

Company to roll out enhanced technology to help counter virus spread; new multi-pronged platform details increased safety measures for guests and associates BETHESDA, MD, 2020-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), which for 92 years has been recognized as a hospitality leader for its commitment to quality, exacting standards, and rigorous training,… Read the full press release

Emirates ensures the health and safety of its employees and customers with extra precautionary measures at the airport and on board

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is stepping up precautionary measures at the airport and on board to ensure the health and safety of its employees and customers. All cabin crew, boarding agents and ground staff in direct contact with passengers will now don personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes a protective… Read the full press release