SITA’s enhanced check-in and bag drop self-service solutions deployed with Ethiopian Airlines at Bole International Airport

SITA and Ethiopian Airlines partner to enhance the passenger experience with SITA Smart Path self-service and smarter check-in, pushing Africa to a safer future of travel Addis Ababa, 2021-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA has announced a new technology deployment offering passengers enhanced check-in and bag drop self-services with Ethiopian Airlines at Bole International… Read the full press release

easyJet offers free access to Mizzi Mozzi language-learning ebooks onboard

London, UK, 2021-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet is offering free access to Mizzi Mozzi language-learning ebooks onboard its entire network after uncovering that 82% of British parents are concerned their children have missed out on exposur… LEARNING THE LOCAL LINGO AT 35,000 FEET! British parents admit to being worried that foreign travel restrictions… Read the full press release

KLM: all necessary COVID-19 travel documents can be checked in advance with the airline’s new service COVID-19 check | Upload@Home

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM customers travelling to a selected number of destinations can now have the necessary COVID-19 travel documents checked in advance. KLM’s COVID-19 check | Upload@Home is a new service that allows customers to travel well-prepared and smoothly. KLM understands that travelling with all the COVID-19-related requirements can… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport unveils major five-year digital transformation programme

The investment includes Amazon Alexa functionality – a first for any airport in Northern Ireland Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a six-figure investment, George Best Belfast City Airport has launched a major five-year, digital transformation programme aimed at enhancing the customer experience. The first phase of the innovative programme, accelerated… 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

British Airways’ new interactive map lets customers check travel restrictions and entry requirements of any destination

London, UK, 2021-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers can now check the travel restrictions and entry requirements of any destination the airline flies to on a new interactive map on ba.com. The new page is in partnership with global tech company Sherpa, who has developed an online tool that provides travellers with the latest… Read the full press release

British Airways provides customers option to order snacks and drinks mid-flight directly to their seat thru new inflight digital ordering platform

British Airways has introduced a digital ordering platform for customers to purchase food and drink from its Speedbird Café menu in the air, directly to their seat on board The service will initially be available on selected routes from July 19, before rolling out across the rest of the short haul network on flights from… Read the full press release

SITA acquires digital solutions specialist for aviation safety and efficiency

SITA takes the lead in deploying predictive data analytics for co-innovating with customer airlines and airports to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel savings. Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, today (13 Jul, 2021) announced the acquisition of Safety Line S.A.S., the Paris based… 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

Emirates launches new account-based payment method Emirates Pay

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced the launch of Emirates Pay, a new account-based payment method for purchasing air tickets. Emirates Pay is now available for Emirates customers in Germany and the UK who are purchasing tickets via emirates.com. Emirates is the world’s first airline to launch this payment alternative… Read the full press release

SITA’s new-generation of passenger processing infrastructure installed at Václav Havel Airport Prague

SITA’s new-generation passenger processing infrastructure improves the passenger experience and boosts agility and efficiency amid COVID-19 recovery Prague, Czech Republic, 2021-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA today (6 Jul, 2021) announced that it has implemented its new-generation of passenger processing infrastructure at Václav Havel Airport Prague, paving the way to a completely touchless, mobile… Read the full press release

THE PAVILIONS HOTELS & RESORTS BECOMES FIRST INTERNATIONAL HOTEL GROUP TO ACCEPT CRYPTOCURRENCY

LONDON, United Kingdom, 2021-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has enhanced its guest experiences by becoming the first international boutique hotel group to accept cryptocurrencies from any country for hotel bookings, leading the tourism industry into the future of secure online payments. Partnering with UK-based, world-leading global crypto-payment gateway, Coindirect, all… 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

Cathay Pacific Cargo introduces multi-dimensional tracking system Ultra Track

Multi-dimensional tracking system using Bluetooth technology offers near real-time monitoring for customers and proactive intervention when required Hong Kong, China, 2021-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo is introducing Ultra Track, its multi-dimensional tracking product, to its network, with a phased introduction at 29 ports across the globe. Cathay Pacific Cargo’s Ultra Track… 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

Emirates now offers the IATA Travel Pass solution

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, one of the first global airlines to pilot the IATA Travel Pass in April, now offers the IATA Travel Pass solution to customers flying to 10 cities and plans to extend it to all routes across its network in the coming weeks. In addition, Emirates has… 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

Ryanair expands its fleet with its first Boeing 737-8200 “Gamechanger” aircraft

New Fleet Cuts Fuel By 16%, Reduces Noise By 40% Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (Wed 16th June) took delivery of its first Boeing 737-8200 “Gamechanger” aircraft in Seattle, Washington. The aircraft flew overnight from Seattle and will land in Dublin Airport later this afternoon. This is… 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

Qatar Airways launches new platform for trade partners, Oryx Connect

DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is introducing a state-of-the-art new platform for trade partners that will enable them to build tailored travel experiences for their customers. Called Oryx Connect, it has been developed based on the New Distribution Capability (NDC) data transmission standard developed by IATA in partnership with the… 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

Frankfurt Airport trials Yoordi new food ordering solution

The digital Yoordi system, an innovative self-ordering solution, additionally enhances the passenger experience Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Jun-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers and guests at Frankfurt Airport can now use their  smartphones to conveniently order and pay for food and beverages from various restaurants – taking advantage of a new “fast lane to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines teams up with L.A. Times Studios and At Will Media to create its first podcast series, “Is This Seat Open?”

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jun-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) this week celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the carrier’s first commercial flights, which took place on June 18, 1971. To offer Customers and Employees a unique perspective on stories from the airline’s colorful history, Southwest®, L.A. Times Studios, and At Will Media partnered to… Read the full press release

New Hudson Nonstop store opens at Chicago Midway International Airport

Second Hudson Nonstop Opening Accelerates Hudson’s Entrance Into Contactless, DigitallyPowered Stores East Rutherford, N.J., 2021-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hudson, a Dufry company and travel experience leader with more than 1,000 stores in airports, commuter hubs, landmarks and tourist destinations across North America, today (06/08/2021) celebrates the highly anticipated opening of its new Hudson… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport launches new manufacturing facility to support Canadian food innovators

Manufacturing centre to address gaps, help local, small businesses  Edmonton, AB, 2021-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is launching a new manufacturing facility to help emerging Canadian food innovators access new national and global markets by filling a regional gap in food manufacturing. With a federal investment of $550,000 through Western… Read the full press release

dnata partners with Kale Logistics Solutions to transform CALOGI into a next-generation e-commerce platform for the cargo community in the UAE

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, has partnered with Kale Logistics Solutions to develop a next-generation e-commerce platform for the cargo community in the UAE. The partnership will see the two companies take dnata’s existing platform, CALOGI to a new level to provide best-in-class, one-stop services,… Read the full press release

SITA’s ONAIR provides highly personalized internet connectivity to Corsair loyalty program members

Travelers will be offered personalized plans based on loyalty program tier and class of travel. Paris, France, 2021-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — French long-haul airline Corsair is offering members of its loyalty program, Le Club Corsair, flying aboard the airline’s new Airbus A330neo fleet, a highly personalized internet connectivity package based on their tier… Read the full press release

Diamond Aircraft offers live remote installations for its flight simulation training devices

Wiener Neustadt, Austria, 2021-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — With ongoing challenging times due to the COVID-19 situation, Diamond Aircraft is nonstop working on providing continuous support to its customers globally and is now offering installation of its flight simulation training devices via remote support. Diamond Aircraft flight simulators are usually installed on-site at the… Read the full press release

PATA holds successful Hybrid PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2021

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hybrid PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2021 was launched on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, thru both on-ground, in Clark, Philippines, and online formats. The two-day niche event attracted 582 delegates from 53 destinations in attendance including international delegates comprising 56% of the total. With both… 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