British Airways launches service to Milan from London City Airport and Stansted Airport

LONDON, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is launching new year-round services to Milan, Italy from two London airports in April. The new routes to Milan’s Linate Airport will start from London City Airport on April 24 and from Stansted Airport on April 29. There will be two flights a day on week… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines appointments: Charu Jain VP and CIO and Chris Berry VP of finance and controller

SEATTLE, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines board of directors named Charu Jain vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of Alaska Airlines and Chris Berry vice president of finance and controller of Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Group. Jain comes to the airline from IBM Global Business Services, where she led the team… Read the full press release

Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport welcomes Flybe’s new service to Palma, Majorca this summer

Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport welcomes Flybe’s new service to Palma, Majorca this summer   Doncaster, England, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers from Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport will be able to fly to Palma this summer with Flybe, as the low cost airline announces its latest new route. Tickets for the twice weekly flights from… Read the full press release

Shannon Group announces key executive management appointments

SHANNON, Ireland, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Group CEO Matthew Thomas has announced a number of key executive management appointments as the Group strengthens its impact as a key driver of growth for the region.  The appointments will be geared towards maximising Shannon Group’s potential through increasing revenues and improving the efficiency of its… Read the full press release

Air Canada expands partnership with Travelport

Air Canada takes advantage of Travelport’s next generation of merchandising and technology solutions LANGLEY, UK, 2017-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and Air Canada today announced they have signed a new, long-term, full content agreement that establishes a framework for ongoing merchandising, branding, and technology collaboration between the two… Read the full press release

Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify coming on board Qantas to provide content in 2017

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas customers on Wi-Fi enabled domestic flights will be able to watch their favourite shows, avoid missing out on live sport and listen to almost any song they like, with Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify coming on board to provide content in 2017. With speeds up to 10 times… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches direct service to Skopje, Macedonia beginning 17 July 2017

From 17 July airline will connect the Republic of Macedonia to more than 150 destinations worldwide through its home and hub, Hamad International Airport Four-weekly flights from Doha to Skopje will operate with an Airbus A320 aircraft DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today confirmed the start date of its long-awaited scheduled… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines adds sparkling wine to its onboard offerings

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced the addition of sparkling wine to the carrier’s onboard offerings, just in time for Valentine’s Day. In line with pricing for its current premium beverage assortment (spirits, beer, and wine), Customers 21 years or older may purchase sparkling wine for $5… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to open its newly renovated Sakura Lounge at Bangkok Airport

Popular, long-established Japanese restaurant to provide new menus TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) will open its totally renovated Sakura Lounge at Bangkok Airport (Suvarnabhumi International Airport) on March 1, 2017. With the aim of creating a relaxed and comfortable environment to meet our customer requirements, JAL redesigned and upgraded its… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Russia’s S7 Airlines announce expanded codeshare agreement

TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Russia’s S7 Airlines (S7), both members of the oneworld® alliance, have agreed to further expand their codeshare cooperation by adding 4 new Russia-domestic destinations to JAL’s network starting February 16, 2017. JAL’s codeshare routes in Russia will be increased from the current 15 to… Read the full press release

RwandAir cosponsors The Aviation Africa 2017 conference in Kigali, Rwanda from 22 to 23 February 2017

Kigali, Rwanda, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Aviation Africa 2017 conference, organized by Times Aerospace Ltd, and hosted by the Rwandan government will be held in Kigali, Rwanda from 22 to 23 February 2017 at Kigali Convention Center and Radisson Blu. RwandAir and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority have sponsored the conference in… Read the full press release

Qantas launches Qantas Concierge, a Facebook Messenger chat bot to give customers faster responses

SYDNEY, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (9TH FEBRUARY 2017) launched Qantas Concierge, a Facebook Messenger bot that gives customers personalised travel inspiration. The launch of the bot is part of Qantas’ strategy to give customers faster responses and more relevant information through easily accessible channels. Kristin Carlos, Qantas Head of Digital and… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo features a unique decal of rose on one of its Boeing 777-F freighter aircraft ahead of Valentine’s day

Dubai, U.A.E., 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, has unveiled a unique decal featuring a rose on one of its Boeing 777-F freighter aircraft ahead of Valentine’s day. The decal, installed at the Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre in Dubai, is the first of its kind for Emirates SkyCargo… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to unveil its new Business Class product at ITB Berlin exhibition from 8 to 12 March 2017

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is set to reveal the much-anticipated evolution to its multiple award-winning Business Class product at this year’s ITB Berlin exhibition, the world’s leading trade fair for the travel industry to be held in Berlin from 8 to 12 March 2017. The airline will unveil a brand… Read the full press release

airberlin starts wet-lease agreement with Lufthansa Group; three airberlin aircrafts under the colours of Eurowings start operation

Berlin, Germany, 2017-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Three airberlin aircraft under the colours of Eurowings for the first time took off today from Hamburg to Manchester, Stuttgart and Nuremberg. Thomas Winkelmann, airberlin’s Chief Executive Officer, said:  “The wet-lease agreement with the Lufthansa Group is a significant milestone for airberlin by providing job security with ultimately… Read the full press release

Oman Air launches new loyalty scheme for travel agents at the award ceremony for best performing agents in 2016

The Airline awarded the 2016 top performing agents MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In a unique event, aptly named, Together we Succeed, Oman Air welcomed one of its most important stakeholder segment in Oman, the travel agents. Jamal Al Azki, Country Manager, Oman Air for Oman kick-started the evening with a warm… Read the full press release

Oman Air and Taiseer partner to help market and promote local SMEs in Oman

MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is delighted to announce they are signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Taiseer. The company acts as a local trading platform that aims to create an integrated business environment between companies. The aim of the MOU is… Read the full press release

The ‘Best Arab Air Carrier supporting Arab Tourism’ award presented to Oman Air at The 2017 Arab Tourism Media Awards ceremony

The ‘Best Arab Air Carrier supporting Arab Tourism’ award presented to Oman Air at The 2017 Arab Tourism Media Awards ceremony   MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the National Carrier of Sultanate of Oman, is celebrating the latest in a string of prestigious wins, following the presentation to the airline of… Read the full press release

Oman Air further expands its fleet with new Boeing B737-800 aircraft

Oman Air further expands its fleet with new Boeing B737-800 aircraft   MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is delighted to announce that a new Boeing B737-800 aircraft has joined its fleet as of 24 January 2017. This new aircraft will be used on… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group hosts bug bounty program to identify and eliminate vulnerabilities in its IT systems

Contest to identify and eliminate vulnerabilities aims to increase the security of IT systems and customer information even more FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Beginning on 8 February 2017, the hackers and research centres that were invited to take part in the preliminary stage will be participating in the newly announced bug bounty… Read the full press release

The world’s first Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 landed at Frankfurt Airport

The world’s first Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 landed at Frankfurt Airport   FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — This Tuesday, a very special guest made its debut at Frankfurt Airport. The world’s first Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 landed at the Rhine-Main airport at 11:34 a.m. Staff on board the plane with the special flight number… Read the full press release

Lufthansa promoted Premium Economy Class in Frankfurt through VR glasses

FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Afternoon at a gate at Frankfurt’s Terminal 1. Put on your VR glasses and off you go: take a look at your surroundings from the comfort of your very own seat in Premium Economy Class and see how much space you have around you. The virtual experience… Read the full press release

CAA, Heathrow Airport Ltd, and the Heathrow airline community appoint Jeff Halliwell as the chair of the Consumer Challenge Board

LONDON, 2017-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Heathrow Airport Ltd, and the Heathrow airline community are pleased to confirm the appointment of Jeff Halliwell as the chair of the Consumer Challenge Board (CCB), a new independent body that will challenge and scrutinise Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) to ensure its business… Read the full press release

Brand Finance names Aeroflot as the strongest airline brand globally in 2017

Moscow, 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has been named the strongest airline brand globally in 2017 by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy. Brand strength is based on observing the brand’s current performance, accessing the relevant beliefs, associations and attitudes in the minds of consumers, and estimating… Read the full press release

Chairman of Spirit Airlines pilots’ unit of ALPA: It’s time for the company to share its financial success with its pilots

Historic Profits Continue as Pilot Compensation Grossly Lags Industry Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 2017-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (February 06, 2017), the pilots of Spirit Airlines, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) responded to initial analyst reports that project Spirit (NASDAQ:SAVE) will announce 2016 earnings of approximately $450 million. Among U.S. airlines… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates daily Doha-Auckland, New Zealand flights — the world’s longest commercial flight

Qatar Airways inaugurates daily Doha-Auckland, New Zealand flights — the world’s longest commercial flight   DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — It was a historic moment for Qatar Airways today (06 Feb 2017), as it launched its new record-breaking Auckland service on one of the country’s most significant days of the year –… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free and HMSHost opens Doha’s first Harvest Market restaurant in Hamad International Airport

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free, in partnership with HMSHost International, has opened Doha’s very first Harvest Market restaurant, providing travellers with an exciting open-air food market dining experience inside the Middle East’s only five-star terminal, Hamad International Airport (HIA). Open 24-hours and conveniently located in the main Departures Terminal… Read the full press release

London City Airport welcomes KLM’s inaugural flight from Amsterdam

London City Airport welcomes KLM’s inaugural flight from Amsterdam   LONDON, 2017-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (06/02/2017), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and London City Airport launched a new route between London City and Amsterdam, with the inaugural flight landing at 07:20 this morning. The first flight from Airport Amsterdam Schiphol received a festive welcome… Read the full press release

Chicago O’Hare International Airport welcomes new Frontier Airlines service between Chicago and San Antonio, Texas

CHICAGO, 2017-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Frontier Airlines recently announced that it will launch new nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and San Antonio International Airport beginning April 23, 2017. “We are excited that Frontier is adding new, nonstop service at O’Hare,” said Ginger S. Evans, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation. “Adding San Antonio is great news for… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces new summer route: three times weekly service from London Stansted to Lorient, France

Ryanair announces new summer route: three times weekly service from London Stansted to Lorient, France   DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (2 Feb) announced a new summer route from London Stansted to Lorient, with a three times weekly service beginning in July, one of 140 London Stansted… Read the full press release