easyJet marks 50 million passengers to and from Belfast International Airport

easyJet marks 50 million passengers to and from Belfast International Airport   LUTON, UK, 2017-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today (02 MAY 2017) celebrated carrying 50m passengers from Belfast Airport. easyJet launched services from Belfast in 1998 and since introducing their first flight to London Luton has remained committed to… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport: Aberdeen passengers will now be able to travel direct to Riga and Faro

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2017-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Aberdeen International Airport started May with the launch of two new destinations ahead of the summer season. The airport today (2nd May), launched its third and fourth new routes of the year which will now see Aberdeen passengers able to travel direct to Riga and Faro. Low-cost… Read the full press release

London City Airport’s 30th Birthday Celebrations Includes Hosting the Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta

London, 2017-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport will accommodate the first mass cross-London flight to launch from a major airport, when it plays host to the annual Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta® in June this year. The official ballooning event of The City of London, which is being staged at the airport… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport Claims Top Prize in Routes Europe Marketing Awards 2017

Shannon Airport Claims Top Prize in Routes Europe Marketing Awards 2017   Ireland, 2017-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport became an aviation king of Europe overnight as it claimed a prestigious Routes Europe 2017 award held at the Titanic, Belfast. The award winners are selected for their outstanding achievements in airport marketing, with… Read the full press release

Munich Airport’s Midfield Terminal Reports Impressive Results on Its First Year

Munich Airport’s Midfield Terminal Reports Impressive Results on Its First Year   Munich Airport and Lufthansa report excellent first-year results COLOGNE Germany, 2017-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Munich Airport’s midfield terminal is celebrating a birthday: On Wednesday the Terminal 2 satellite building will be one year old. The results to date are impressive: In… Read the full press release

Heathrow Makes A Major Push to Support More Offsite Construction in the UK

Heathrow Makes A Major Push to Support More Offsite Construction in the UK   Heathrow to use £16bn expansion to push growth in off-site construction in UK In a first for a major infrastructure project, Heathrow invites communities across Britain to showcase why their area should host one of four new off-site logistics hubs New… Read the full press release

Nesma Airlines’ full content will now be available to over 68,000 Travelport-connected travel agencies in over 180 countries

Langley U.K., 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform and Nesma Airlines have announced the signing of a new, multi-year, full content agreement. Nesma Airlines is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt and is a member of the Kingdom of  Saudi Arabia’s Nesma Group. Nesma Airlines operates scheduled domestic flights… Read the full press release

Qantas Airways to expand the acceptance of China’s UnionPay cards

Sydney, Australia, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Airways became the first Australian airline to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UnionPay International, China’s largest payment network provider, to expand the acceptance of UnionPay cards for payment across all Qantas customer touchpoints. The signing of the MOU took place yesterday at Qantas Mascot campus,… Read the full press release

The third series of Qantas’ Feels Like Home brand campaign will premiere on 30 April, 2017

Sydney, Australia, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will premiere the third series of its Feels Like Home brand campaign this Sunday, 30 April. Filmed in Perth and London, the third series highlights Qantas’ history-making route between the two cities – which goes on sale today ahead of the first flights in March 2018. The… Read the full press release

Qantas’ Perth-London (Heathrow) route goes on sale

Sydney, Australia, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Australians can now book non-stop flights* from Australia to Europe for the first time, with tickets for Qantas’ Perth-London (Heathrow) route going on sale today. Daily flights on the history-making route begin on 24 March 2018 and form part of a new Melbourne-Perth-London return service. The services will… Read the full press release

English footballer Bobby Moore OBE will become Norwegian’s latest British tail fin hero

As part of the Bobby Moore Fund’s Football Shirt Friday, English footballer announced as the latest tail fin hero to appear on Norwegian’s aircraft Fornebu, Norway, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has announced that iconic English footballer Bobby Moore OBE will become its latest British tail fin hero to appear on the airline’s… Read the full press release

Norwegian Reward members can now earn points for shopping online at nearly 1,000 UK retailers

First low-cost airline loyalty scheme in UK to launch eShop for points earning New eShop features almost 1,000 popular UK retailers where members earn points Competition launched offering the chance to win £1,000 worth of points Fornebu, Norway, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian’s loyalty programme, Norwegian Reward, is continuing its UK… Read the full press release

Bombardier: Russian leasing company Ilyushin Finance Co. leases two Q400 to Jambojet of Kenya

Ilyushin Finance leases two aircraft to a subsidiary of Kenya Airways Montreal, Canada, 2017-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft confirms that Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) has converted an option on one Q400 aircraft to a firm order. The Moscow-based leasing company, now with two Q400 on firm order, has successfully concluded a… Read the full press release

RusLine to fly Leipzig/Halle to Moscow three times a week

RusLine is linking Leipzig/Halle and Moscow from 19 April onwards. The Russian regional airline will fly to Moscow Domodedovo three times a week. Germany, 2017-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Russian capital’s largest airport offers many connecting flights to domestic and international destinations; express trains link the airport to the city centre (Paveletskaya station)… Read the full press release

British Airways partners with YouTube star DJ Dave Wittman to mark the start of its new US route to Oakland

LONDON, 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Do you drive a Toyota Prius? Ride a bike? Support an underachieving sports team? If yes you’re definitely ‘Berkeley Enough’. To mark the start of their new US route to Oakland, San Francisco Bay, British Airways has teamed up with YouTube star DJ Dave Wittman, a Berkeley-born, native Californian… Read the full press release

British Airways unveils details of its multi-million pound re-design for New York JFK Terminal 7

LONDON, 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways today unveiled details of its multi-million pound re-design for New York JFK Terminal 7, the airline’s flagship US airport. New CGI images give customers a first glimpse of what the terminal will look like following a more than £52 million ($65 million) investment, which will transform the… Read the full press release

British Airways to start double-daily flights to the heart of Italy’s fashion capital Milan

LONDON, 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Some new young fashion models line up on the runway at London City to celebrate the launch of new British Airways flights to the catwalk runways of Milan. The first of the double-daily flights took off this week from the heart of London straight to the heart of Italy’s… Read the full press release

Guide dog Joey is easyJet’s most frequent flying dog

Guide dog Joey is easyJet’s most frequent flying dog taking his 35th easyJet flight with his owner Jan Gibson LONDON, 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, welcomed its first member of its ‘furry flight club’ yesterdat, with guide dog Joey reaching the milestone of 35 flights with easyJet alongside his owner Jan… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America join Alaska Global Partners British Airways, Qantas and Icelandair in Terminal 7 at JFK

Move co-locates the two airlines into one terminal for better international connections and growth SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Virgin America today announce plans to move into Terminal 7 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The move, which will be complete by October 2017, relocates the airlines’ two… Read the full press release

New Frontier Airlines nonstop service from CVG to New York City – LaGuardia and Minneapolis/St

Hebron, KY, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Frontier Airlines added new nonstop service from CVG to New York City – LaGuardia and Minneapolis/St. Paul today with two inaugural flight celebrations including ribbon-cutting ceremonies, a #CVGselfie station and gifts for passengers. Service to LaGuardia now operates daily using 180-seat A320 aircraft. Service to Minneapolis/St. Paul… Read the full press release

Earth Day at San Francisco International Airport (SFO): Environmental leadership is part of our DNA at SFO

“Green Screen” campaign invites public to view and vote on sustainability videos created by staff SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is celebrating Earth Day with a first-ever video contest featuring content created by airport employees to tell stories of how SFO strives to be more environmentally… Read the full press release

Declan Collier to step down as CEO of London City Airport

LONDON, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport today announced that Declan Collier has decided to stand down as CEO. An international recruitment firm has been appointed to undertake a search for a new CEO and Declan will be assisting the company in finding a successor. London City Airport Chairman, Sir Terry Morgan… Read the full press release

New bus service to connect Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Airport

New service between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Airport BRISTOL, UK, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The first of a new look fleet of buses will commence a new service on Sunday 30 April 2017 connecting Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Airport. The new A3 AirportFlyer service will commence on Sunday 30th April having been successfully tendered and won by First… Read the full press release

Thomson and First Choice increase capacity at Bristol Airport

Thomson and First Choice increase capacity from Bristol Airport and introduce new routes to Funchal, Madeira and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic BRISTOL, UK, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Thomson and First Choice are today announcing increased capacity at Bristol Airport for anyone taking a holiday in summer 2018. This includes new routes to Funchal, Madeira… Read the full press release

New SAS route from Helsinki to Malaga

In November SAS launches a new year round route from Helsinki to Malaga  Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The new route is served with an Airbus A320 and B737-800, on Saturdays all year round, starting November 4th of 2017. Including the new route, SAS is now offering ten departures to Malaga from Sweden,… Read the full press release

SAS to start direct route between Stockholm and Eilat in Israel

SAS opens a direct route between Stockholm and Eilat in Israel. Eilat will be a new route to SAS and is part of the winter program for 2017. Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — A new route between Stockholm and Eilat starts on October 28 as part of SAS’ winter program for 2017/2018, with… Read the full press release

British Airways sees serious increase of its Gatwick operation in the last five years

LONDON, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — New routes and a better customer experience are driving strong growth in demand for British Airways at Gatwick. Over the last five years, British Airways’ operation at the Sussex-based hub has seen 40 per cent more customers travel (from 4.4m to 6.2m) and an increase of 33 per cent… Read the full press release

British Airways and Disneyland Paris organised day trip to Disneyland Paris for forty deserving youngsters

LONDON, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Forty deserving youngsters found time to sparkle as they jetted off with British Airways from London City Airport to join in the 25th anniversary celebrations at Disneyland Paris. The children and adults from three London charities were joined by some famous friends including Alesha Dixon, Stacey Solomon, Joe Swash,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways starts third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Bali Denpasar

Qatar Airways starts third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Bali Denpasar   Doha, Qatar, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has announced that commencing 7 May 2017, the airline will operate a third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Bali Denpasar. Bali has long been a… Read the full press release

Air China launches new direct service from Zurich to the Chinese capital

As of 7 June 2017, Air China will operate four direct flights a week from Zurich to Beijing. Flughafen Zürich, 2017-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Air China, a member of the Star Alliance, will fly to the Chinese capital on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The outbound flights will leave Zurich Airport at 1.30… Read the full press release