Singapore Airlines launches KrisConnect Programme to make information and functionalities on its digital platforms more readily available to partners

Singapore, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) today announced the launch of its KrisConnect Programme, an initiative to make information and functionalities on SIA’s digital platforms more readily available to partners, enhancing the overall customer experience. The KrisConnect Programme makes use of Application Program Interfaces (API) technology such as those from IATA’s New… Read the full press release

Norwegian expands cooperation with AVTECH Sweden AB to further reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a successful test project, Norwegian will expand its cooperation with AVTECH Sweden AB to further reduce fuel consumption. A report by the Swedish Energy Agency, which partly financed the project, shows that fuel consumption was reduced by 22 kilos per flight. This equals an annual CO2… Read the full press release

Boeing announced service enhancements to its integrated digital solutions portfolio at MRO Europe

Enhanced capabilities enable better, faster decision-making based on real-time data, powered by Boeing AnalytX Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — At MRO Europe today (Oct. 16, 2018), Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced service enhancements to its integrated digital solutions portfolio that enable better, faster operational decision-making for customers. The announcement comes alongside a series of… Read the full press release

Zabeel House by Jumeirah hotels introduces flexible check-in and out at any time, any day of the week

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Did you ever walk into a lobby of a hotel tired from a long flight and approach a front desk-clerk who disdainfully reminds you of the standard check-in time that they can’t change? Well now, at the Zabeel House by Jumeirah hotels, you have the flexibility to check-in and out… Read the full press release

flydubai Engineering Maintenance System integrates with FedEx Web Services

Designed to enhance air waybill generation and the digitalisation of documents Launched with Swiss Aviation Software Ltd., flydubai’s Engineering Maintenance System Designed to enhance air waybill generation and the digitalisation of documents Dubai UAE, 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based airline flydubai and Swiss Aviation Software (Swiss-AS) have integrated the flydubai Engineering Maintenance System… Read the full press release

SITA to deploy further 15 Scan&Fly units at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 2

SITA Scan&Fly halves baggage processing and cuts check-in wait times for AirAsia passengers Singapore, 2018-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA today (16 October 2018) announced that it will deploy a further 15 Scan&Fly units at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 2 (klia2), following the successful implementation of 15 units earlier this year. Baggage processing time has… Read the full press release

Boeing strengthens its Global Services’ offerings with the integration of Flightdocs Enterprise platform

Companies sign MOU to integrate Flightdocs Enterprise platform with Boeing Global Services’ offerings from Aviall, Inventory Locator Services and Jeppesen Together, partners will offer enhanced, cloud-based aviation maintenance, compliance and inventory management solutions for business and general aviation operators. ORLANDO, Fla., 2018-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Flightdocs have entered into a… Read the full press release

Moscow Domodedovo Airport and S7 Airlines have implement SITA’s Scan&Fly self-bag drop technology

SITA’s Scan&Fly allows passengers to check-in their bags in under a minute Moscow, Russia, 2018-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Moscow Domodedovo Airport and S7 Airlines have implemented SITA’s Scan&Fly self-bag drop technology, providing passengers with a faster, more efficient process to check-in their own bags. The process takes less than a minute. The technology was developed by… Read the full press release

ATPCO & SITA see exponential growth ahead for NDC Exchange

ATPCO & SITA see exponential growth ahead for joint exchange leveraging IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) Dulles, VA, 2018-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — ATPCO and SITA today (09 October 2018) announced that British Airways, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, the airlines of the LATAM Group, and Finnair will participate in NDC Exchange, a platform that… Read the full press release

Indonesia’s busiest airports to take advantage of SITA’s world-class technology

World leader in airport technology continues partnership with PT Angkasa Pura Supports, subsidiary company of PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) Mangupura, Bali, 2018-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As world leaders gather in Bali for the IMF-World Bank Group meetings, PT Angkasa Pura I Persero (AP1), which operates 13 airports across Central and Eastern Indonesia,… Read the full press release

Amadeus acquires TravelClick for USD $1.52bn from Thoma Bravo

USD $1.52bn cash transaction expands Amadeus’ presence in the hospitality sector with mid-sized chains and independent hotels   Around 1,100 employees to join Amadeus Francisco Peréz-Lozao to lead enlarged Hospitality customer unit at Amadeus  Transaction receives all necessary regulatory approvals  MADRID, SPAIN, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Amadeus today (10/4/2018) announces that it has completed the… 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

Oman adopts IATA’s electronic airway bill (e-AWB) standard as contract of carriage for international airfreight shipments

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — In-line with the Government plans to implement international best practices in business, Oman has adopted the International Air Transport Association’s electronic airway bill (e-AWB) standard in replacement of the paper airway bill – the contract of carriage for international airfreight shipments. The introduction of the e-AWB standard in… Read the full press release

SITA and Wipro to deliver airport collaborative decision making (A-CDM) solution for Toronto Pearson International Airport

Project will facilitate the first-ever deployment of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) in North America Toronto, Canada, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the air transport industry’s technology provider, today (01 October 2018) announced that it is delivering an airport collaborative decision making (A-CDM) solution for Toronto Pearson International Airport, in partnership with Wipro Limited, a… Read the full press release

Air France customers to exclusively test the products and services of 10 French start-ups

Air France customers will be able to exclusively test the innovative products and services of 10 French start-ups In the Air France lounge from October 1 to 12, 2018; And on frenchtech.airfrance.com from October 1 to 31, 2018. PARIS, France, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — In October 2018, to help French Tech get off… Read the full press release

dnata announces its busiest summer ever

Growth across its business divisions illustrates healthy travel demand, and dnata’s ability to attract and serve customers with quality products and services Dubai, UAE, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has completed its busiest summer ever, marking outstanding growth all across its global operations. Providing quality and… 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

Wizz Air introduces SITA WorldTracer® to speed up the repatriation of mishandled bags to passengers

WorldTracer remains the most widely used system to track mishandled bags globally.  Budapest, Hungary, 2018-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — In a commitment to improve baggage services, Wizz Air, the fastest growing airline in Europe and the leading low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, has introduced SITA WorldTracer® to speed up the repatriation of mishandled… Read the full press release

The National Science Foundation and Boeing announce new $21 million partnership to accelerate training in critical skill areas and increase diversity in STEM fields

Investment to accelerate online, on-demand training in critical skill areas and support women in STEM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Boeing [NYSE: BA] today (Sept. 24, 2018) announced a new $21 million partnership to accelerate training in critical skill areas and increase diversity in science, technology, engineering and math… Read the full press release

British Airways announces a number of innovations to make its customers’ journeys much easier

123,000 customers travel with the airline every single day, with a large proportion transferring The airline has invested in new technology and new vehicles in Terminal 5 to enhance the experience Dedicated connections staff will help customers travel through the airport LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The airline has come up with a… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation to launch a new corporate identity and product design at the InnoTrans exhibition in Berlin September 18-22

Mobility technology leader reinvents itself with an all-new product design and corporate identity, underlined by the slogan: Together we move Bombardier’s fully interactive stand shows how its mobility solutions stimulate the economic potential of cities across the globe Berlin, Germany, 2018-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation will take the center… Read the full press release

Heathrow announces 37 companies progressing to the next round in its search for expansion Innovation Partners

Following first stage of innovation partner process, airport announces list of successful final bids 37 companies invited to pitch their ideas on how to deliver expansion Over 150 ideas submitted looking at sustainability, retail and operational solutions The most recent milestone as Heathrow airport gets on with the delivery of its third runway, following overwhelming… Read the full press release

First Bus now offering contactless as a payment option on all its 14 operations

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2018-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — An industry milestone has been achieved today (17th September), as First Bus has successfully completed the rollout of new Ticketer machines across its 5,800 fleet, with all its 14 operations now offering contactless as a payment option. Today’s announcement makes First Bus the first bus operator of its… Read the full press release

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines now offer new self-serve kiosks at Indianapolis International Airport

Indianapolis, IN, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers flying out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) via American Airlines and Southwest Airlines now have the option to tag and check their bags with new ticket-counter self-service kiosks. The new technology is a growing trend toward providing a better passenger experience. The new kiosks provide a… Read the full press release

WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018 winners announced at the PATA Travel Mart 2018

LANGKAWI, Malaysia, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — For the 3rd time, World Tourism Forum Lucerne organized the WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp, this year integrated in PATA Travel Mart 2018, with the aim of finding revolutionary and innovative ideas in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. After two evaluation rounds, the 15 most innovative Start-Ups have been chosen… Read the full press release

Expedia Group and VisitScotland join forces to help drive travel demand by supporting Scottish hotels

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Expedia Group, the world’s largest online travel company, and Scotland’s national tourist board, VisitScotland, are joining forces to help drive travel demand through supporting the country’s hoteliers. Through the new agreement, Expedia Group will work in collaboration with VisitScotland and hotel partners to build awareness of its… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation announces the appointment of Thomas Schmidt as the new head of global communications

Berlin, Germany, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation has named Thomas Schmidt as the new head of global communications effective September 1, 2018. In his new role, Thomas Schmidt will lead all internal and external communications at Bombardier Transportation to further increase the impact and efficiency of its global communications… Read the full press release

Marriott International ramps up the deployment of alert devices for housekeepers

Bethesda, MD, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its ongoing focus on safety, Marriott International [NASDAQ: MAR] today (09/06/2018) announced it is ramping up the deployment of alert devices for housekeepers and other on-property associates allowing them to discretely summon help if they feel harassed in any way, need quick support or… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group becomes a member of The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC)

Reflects growing importance of IoT for connecting cars and drivers to enable ubiquitous, personalized and convenient travel Company will co-lead task force on Smart Cities PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ:CAR) today (Sept. 05, 2018) announced it has become a member of The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC). The company has joined the consortium… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport to trial a new Virtual Reality app for passengers who may find travel challenging

Aberdeen, UK, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Aberdeen International Airport has been working with Friendly Access, a Scottish hidden disabilities charity as it looks to trial a new Virtual Reality app for passengers who may find travel challenging. Friendly Access, together with the School of Simulation and Visualisation at The Glasgow School of Art and… Read the full press release