Port of Oakland welcomes Southwest Airlines’ nonstop service from Oakland International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport

New summer service answers the call for nonstop flights to OAK’s top unserved market Oakland, CA, 2017-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Together with Southwest Airlines, officials at the Port of Oakland announced today that effective June 4th, 2017 the carrier will commence daily nonstop service from Oakland International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport… Read the full press release

Wizz Air deploys 7th aircraft at Sofia Airport; launches two new routes to Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg and Doncaster Sheffield

Sofia, Bulgaria, 2017-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Bulgaria’s leading carrier, today deploys its 7thaircraft at Sofia Airport, launching two new routes from the Bulgarian capital. The newest WIZZ services connect Sofia with Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg and Doncaster Sheffield. The new aircraft represents an investment of… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces new route connecting Vilnius, Lithuania with Gothenburg, Sweden

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2017-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe today announced a new route from Vilnius. The newest WIZZ service connects the Lithuanian capital with Gothenburg, the second largest city of Sweden. The route will commence on 26 March and operate two times a week, on… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces new service connecting Osijek, Croatia with Basel, Switzerland

Osijek, Croatia, 2017-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today its first service connecting Osijek with Basel in Switzerland. The low-fare route will commence on 19 May 2017, with two weekly frequencies, on Mondays and Fridays. Basel city, famous for its historic landmarks and well-known… Read the full press release

WIZZ announces new route from Debrecen, Hungary to Tel Aviv, Israel

Debrecen, Hungary, 2017-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today celebrated the first anniversary of its Debrecen base. The airline based one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft in Debrecen on 16 December 2015, after three years of successful cooperation with Debrecen Airport, creating 36 direct… Read the full press release

Wizz Air further expands in Kyiv with second Airbus A320 and new routes

Kyiv, Ukraine, 2017-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe announced today that it will base a second Airbus A320 aircraft at its Kyiv base. From August 2017 the airline will operate two new services from Kyiv to Copenhagen in Denmark and Nuremberg in Germany. The new… Read the full press release

AAAE announces the addition of Senate Appropriations Committee staff veteran Stephanie Gupta to its Federal Affairs Department

Alexandria, VA, 2017-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) today announced the addition of highly respected Senate and House appropriations committee staff veteran Stephanie Gupta to the Association’s Federal Affairs Department, where she will serve as Senior Vice President, Security and Facilitation. “Stephanie Gupta is someone I have admired… Read the full press release

Air Partner to attend the 19th WCA First Conference and the 9th WCA World Conference in February 2017

LONDON, 2017-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Partner, the global aviation services group, will be attending the 19th WCA First Conference and the 9th WCA World Conference, which are being held on 7-10 February and 9-13 February respectively. Both conferences are taking place in Singapore for the first time, at the state-of-the-art Suntec Singapore International… Read the full press release

Czech airline company Travel Service finalizes order for five additional Boeing 737 8 MAX airplanes

Czech airline to receive 30 direct purchased and leased 737 MAX airplanes starting in 2018 PRAGUE, 2017-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Travel Service, the Czech airline company that operates scheduled flights under the SmartWings brand, has finalized an order for five 737 8 MAX airplanes, valued at $550 million at current… Read the full press release

Boeing announces order for 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)

SEATTLE, 2017-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric (NYSE: GE), announced today an order for 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The order, booked in December, is valued at $8.25 billion at current list prices. The follow-on order increases the GECAS firm order… Read the full press release

Norwegian announces expansion plans for 2017

Bærum, Norway, 2017-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian is ready to take-off its biggest year ever, with the introduction of brand new aircraft, exclusive new routes – including its first long-haul flights outside the USA – and more affordable flights on the UK’s only direct low-cost transatlantic services. Europe’s third largest low-cost… Read the full press release

Norwegian carried almost 30 million passengers in 2016; its highest ever passenger figure in a single year

Norwegian reported its highest ever passenger figures in a single year with almost 30 million passengers and a load factor of 88 per cent in 2016. The launch of 34 new routes and a substantial increase of intercontinental traffic contributed considerably to the growth. Bærum, Norway, 2017-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Passenger growth, more… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport records 11.3% increase YoY in 2016 passenger numbers

BRISTOL, England, 2017-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — More than 7.5 million passengers used Bristol Airport last year, surpassing the total for 2015 by over three quarters of a million passengers*. The record annual number represents an 11.3 per cent increase year on year, and a seventh consecutive year of growth for England’s third largest regional… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free welcome fans to the first tournament of 25th annual ATP World Tour 250 Series in Doha

32 world class tennis athletes will battle it out to win the coveted Golden Falcon Trophy – the highest prize pool trophy in the ATP World Tour 250 Series Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free invite guests to experience their interactive stands located in the Public Village Area DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

HIAA: Yangtze River Express Airlines to operate cargo flights between Halifax Stanfield and China

More Lobster Lift at Halifax Stanfield Halifax, N.S., 2017-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Just when it looked like Halifax Stanfield was set to close the books on a highly successful lobster export season, HIAA announced today (JANUARY 3, 2017) that a new cargo carrier, Yangtze River Express Airlines, will serve Halifax beginning Saturday, January… Read the full press release

Norwegian to further expand in Edinburgh Airport in 2017; starts recruitment of new crew and pilots

Airline advertises for new crew and pilots to join its growing Edinburgh operation New aircraft and new routes planned for 2017 including transatlantic flights from Edinburgh Bærum, Norway, 2017-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian has announced it will be creating more than 130 crew and pilot jobs in Scotland as it prepares… Read the full press release

Heathrow cuts passenger charges on domestic trips by £10

Heathrow cuts passenger charges on domestic trips by £10   Heathrow fulfils pledge to families and businesses across Britain by cutting domestic passenger charges by over a third – resulting in over a £500m saving The discount is a key part of Heathrow’s plan to encourage growth outside London by making it cheaper to travel… Read the full press release

Sunwing announces completely revamped Memories Flamenco Beach Resort in Cuba

Toronto, ON, 2017-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Sunwing is excited to announce one of its most popular resorts, award-winning Memories Flamenco Beach Resort in Cuba, has completely revamped and expanded its beachfront. Situated in Cayo Coco (known for its white sandy shores lapped by translucent turquoise waters) the resort combines a wide range of… Read the full press release

Oman Air introduces new policy on baggage that will save money for traveling guests

Costly cost excess baggage rates charged by the kg to be abolished New free baggage allowance being introduced of one piece of baggage of up to 30kg in economy and two pieces of baggage, up to 50kg in Business and First class Silver and Gold Sinbad members to get extra allowance of one free extra… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways partners with The White Company to provide exclusively-designed sleepwear to First and Business Class passengers

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has launched a new partnership with The White Company to provide exclusively-designed sleepwear to First and Business Class passengers travelling across the airline’s global network. In line with Qatar Airways’ commitment to provide a world-leading premium service, the newly-designed sleeper suits are bespoke for First… Read the full press release

Jet Airways to introduce Airbus A330 on key routes

Airbus A330s to operate on key routes including Mumbai – Kuwait and Mumbai – Jeddah, and on domestic ones including Mumbai – Bengaluru and Mumbai – Chennai Mumbai, 2017-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier full service international airline, will introduce its wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft on certain additional domestic and international… Read the full press release

Oman Air wins the Foreign Airline of the Year by Sector to Middle East at the KLIA 2015

Muscat, Oman, 2017-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air announces the latest addition to its growing list of international awards, winning the Foreign Airline of the Year by Sector to Middle East at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Awards 2015. Oman Air was chosen based on its achievements in 2015 including growth, sales… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport records 1.9 million passengers in November; 4.4% up from November 2015

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2016-Dec-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) received close to 1.9 million passengers in November, representing a 4.4% increase in airport traffic compared with November 2015. Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) received close to 1.9 million passengers in November, representing a 4.4% increase in airport traffic compared… Read the full press release

Massport announces new passenger record with 36 million passengers flying through Logan Airport in 2016

BOSTON, 2016-Dec-29 — /Travel PR News/ —This morning (December 28, 2016), Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) CEO Thomas P. Glynn alongside officials from JetBlue celebrated the 36 millionth passenger to travel through Logan International Airport this year. This is a new record for the airport, and becomes the seventh straight year of passenger growth. Massport staff… Read the full press release

Lufthansa switches to e-journals for its reading selection for passengers

More than 250 digital magazines and newspapers Lufthansa provides e-journals in 18 languages Frankfurt, Germany, 2016-Dec-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A huge selection of magazines and newspapers, available at any time and never out of print – Lufthansa is switching over to e-journals for its reading selection for passengers. Whether it’s sport, news or cars,… Read the full press release

Queenstown Airport Corporation announces airport park and ride offering beginning in late March/April 2017

Queenstown, New Zealand, 2016-Dec-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) has announced plans to establish an airport park and ride offering, expanding the airport’s car parking options and creating an additional 150 parking spaces. Beginning in late March/April 2017, the 12-month trial will operate between Brookes Road, Frankton and the airport. QAC is… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport announces new Wizz Air service to Sofia, Bulgaria

Doncaster, UK, 2016-Dec-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers from Yorkshire have set off to Sofia with Wizz Air on the inaugural flight from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to the Bulgarian capital. The twice weekly flights, which officially launched today (23 December), will operate all year round. Steve Gill, chief executive of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “We… Read the full press release

Vistara announces Inter-Airline Through Check-In partnership with Air France, KLM and Japan Airlines

Vistara partners with Air France, KLM, and Japan Airlines to offer Through Check-In to International travellers New Delhi, 2016-Dec-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on the commitment of offering a seamless flying experience to its customers, Vistara, India’s newest full service carrier launched in 2015 by Tata group and Singapore Airlines, today announced an Inter-Airline… Read the full press release

CDA announces new rates for parking at O’Hare and Midway International Airports

CHICAGO, 2016-Dec-28 — /Travel PR News/ — As the new year approaches and travel plans are being made, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) reminds travelers that new rates for parking at O’Hare and Midway International Airports will take effect on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. The new pricing rates vary depending on the lot/garage location and… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches daily flights between Tel Aviv (Israel) and Paphos (Cyprus)

DAILY FLIGHTS TO PAPHOS BEGIN IN MARCH DUBLIN, Ireland, 2016-Dec-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (23 Dec) announced its first Tel Aviv flights, with a new daily service to Paphos (Cyprus) starting next March*, which will deliver 100,000 customers p.a. at Ben Gurion Airport, Ryanair’s 2nd Israeli destination. From March, Ryanair’s… Read the full press release