flydubai’s inaugurates flight to Sylhet, Bangladesh

City becomes flydubai’s third destination in Bangladesh Dubai, 2017-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight to Sylhet landed today and was greeted by a traditional water cannon salute. Upon arrival, a flydubai delegation led by Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President Commercial for GCC, Subcontinent and Africa, was met by H.E. Rashed Khan… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport commences Bids process for Domestic Terminals Automated Teller Machines Leases A and B

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — San Francisco International Airport has commenced the Request for Bids (RFB) process for the Domestic Terminals Automated Teller Machines Leases A and B, and invites you to attend the informational conference scheduled for Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the SFO Business Center, 575 N…. Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport wins Skytrax World Award in the “Best Regional Airport Europe” category for the third time

Skytrax World Airport Awards 2017: Hamburg, Germany, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamburg Airport wins the famous Skytrax World Award in the “Best Regional Airport Europe” category for the third time, following victories in 2011 and 2012. Once again, Hamburg’s leading position amongst Europe’s non-hub airports is recognised. The prize, awarded exclusively on the basis… Read the full press release

London City Airport opens new Business Lounge on Monday 20 March

LONDON, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport’s new Business Lounge will officially open on Monday 20 March, offering a premium customer experience for all passengers at the reasonable price of £35 per person. The Business Lounge is housed in a newly transformed area of the airport’s Private Jet Centre, easily accessible from… Read the full press release

Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 honored as the world’s number one terminal

MUNICH, Germany, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Munich Airport and Lufthansa can bask in the glory of a highly coveted accolade: At the 2017 World Airports Award, announced by the London-based Skytrax Institute, Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 was honored as the world’s number one terminal. The rankings are based on a survey of 14… Read the full press release

Swissport announces the appointment of Luzius Wirth as CEO, UK and Ireland

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Luzius Wirth joined Swissport in 2012 and has since taken up various prominent leadership roles within the group and since 2014 he has held responsibility for Swissport’s Group Services. From June 2017, his new tasks will include a focus on further developing and expanding the regional organization, as… Read the full press release

IATA and Hasan Kalyoncu University partner to train more than 10,000 airport employees of the New Istanbul Airport

Gaziantep, Turkey, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU) announced a new partnership agreement to train more than 10,000 airport employees of the New Istanbul Airport. Scheduled to open in 2018, Istanbul New Airport is forecast to be one of the largest in the world, with… Read the full press release

IATA applauds Canada’s order restricting the use of drones around airports and other high risk areas

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honorable Marc Garneau, to implement an Interim Order restricting the use of recreational drones around airports and other high risk areas. The irresponsible or malicious use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) near… Read the full press release

IATA launches IATA Cargo Handling Manual to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively

Abu Dhabi, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced, during the World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, the launch of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively while improving safety and efficiency in air cargo operations. The ICHM is the… Read the full press release

IATA calls on air cargo industry to accelerate modernization

Abu Dhabi, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service. The call was made at the 11th World Cargo Symposium, which opened in Abu Dhabi today against a backdrop of cautious optimism for the global air… Read the full press release

Guide Dogs in-training and their Puppy Walkers visit George Best Belfast City Airport

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport had some very special passengers this week, when a group of Guide Dogs in-training and their Puppy Walkers arrived for a visit. The puppies were put through their paces to experience everything from checking-in to boarding the aircraft as part of their… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes new Eastern Airways service to the Isle of Man

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastern Airways has announced that it will introduce a new route from Belfast City to the Isle of Man beginning tomorrow, Monday 13 March. The UK regional airline will run a daily return service to the Isle of Man with onward connection to Newcastle. Katy Best, Commercial… Read the full press release

Oman Air announces new four times weekly flight from Muscat to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi

Muscat, Oman, 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate of Oman, is delighted to announce the launch of its new four times weekly flight from Muscat to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, starting March 27 2017; the latest move in the airline’s ambitious and dynamic programme of fleet… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir announces codeshare agreement on Indian domestic flights operated by Vistara

SINGAPORE, 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Joint Release With Vistara) – Singapore Airlines (SIA) and regional subsidiary SilkAir have signed an agreement to codeshare on Indian domestic flights operated by Vistara, with effect from 14 March 2017. Under the agreement, SIA will add its ‘SQ’ designator code to Vistara-operated flights beyond Mumbai and New Delhi… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces four new routes from Kyiv and Lviv airports

FOUR NEW ROUTES FROM KYIV AND LVIV THIS SUMMER Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Ukraine’s largest low-cost carrier, announced today four new routes from Kyiv and Lviv airports.  Starting 18 June, WIZZ will operate its second service from Lviv Airport to… Read the full press release

Silver Airways further expands its Florida – Bahamas network with new non-stop service between West Palm Beach and Bimini

Fares from $88 (including taxes and fees) available at silverairways.com* Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Silver Airways today announced it is continuing to even further expand its Florida – Bahamas network and is starting new non-stop service between West Palm Beach and Bimini on April 20, 2017. Located just 50 miles off… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches new non-stop service to Newark, NJ, Burbank, CA and Orlando, FL

Carrier continues to grow its presence, making it the go-to airline for travelers living on the West Coast SAN JOSE, Calif., 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines inaugurates non-stop service in three new markets this week—San Jose, Calif. to Newark, New Jersey, which began on March 12; San Jose, Calif. to Burbank, Calif…. Read the full press release

UIA Now Offering Nonstop Flights to Tourist Favorite Budapest

KIEV, Ukraine, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In summer 2017, Ukraine International Airlines will launch non-stop scheduled flights between Kiev and Budapest, Hungary. Tickets are available on UIA website, at the carrier`s Contact Center, UIA ticket offices, and authorized travel agencies. Effective June 15, 2017, the new daily flights connecting the capitals of Ukraine and… Read the full press release

Oman Air Aims for Lower Baggage Fares through DHL Tie-Up

MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate of Oman, is excited to announce a new partnership with DHL Express, a division of the German logistics company Deutsche Post DHL. This trial builds on Oman Air’s promise to scrap high baggage charges. The arrangement will allow guests… Read the full press release

New A4ANZ Group Aims to Achieve Regulatory Reform in Aviation Industry

Professor Graeme Samuel AC to be appointed as Chair SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia and New Zealand’s major airlines today announced the establishment of a new industry group to advocate and pursue reform on public policy issues that impact the aviation sector and broader economy in the region. Airlines for Australia and… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport, DIT Target SMEs for Conference on Growing Business Abroad

Airport and Government inspiring local firms to export to global markets Initial speaker line-up includes PayPal, Funding Circle and Cathay Pacific GATWICK, England, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has once again teamed up with the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ campaign to host a conference designed to help businesses grow internationally…. Read the full press release

Swissport International Honored at STAT Times Gala

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — On 22nd February 2017, at the “STAT Times Gala Dinner and Awards” in Johannesburg South Africa, two representatives of Swissport Cargo Services, Colin Baldwin (VP Cargo South Africa) and Jeroen de Clercq (CEO Kenya), accepted the award on behalf of Swissport International. The award is the result of… Read the full press release

Wizz Air marks one year of operations at Bratislava International Airport with route from Bratislava to Sofia

NEW LOW FARE CONNECTION FROM BRATISLAVA TO SOFIA Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, celebrated today one year of successful operations at Bratislava International Airport and announced a new low-fare route from Bratislava to Sofia. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 30… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces new route from Sofia, Bulgaria to Bratislava, Slovakia

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Bulgaria’s leading carrier, today announced a new route from Sofia to Bratislava. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 30 June and will be operated four times per week. Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is the… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport welcomes Cathay Pacific’s new non-stop Christchurch service from Hong Kong starting December 2017

New Zealand, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ —Cathay Pacific has announced it will introduce a new seasonal service between Hong Kong and Christchurch from December 2017, directly linking the two cities by air for the first time. The non-stop Christchurch service will operate three times a week, departing Hong Kong on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays… Read the full press release

BA CityFlyer marks its 10th anniversary

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is celebrating a decade of success and growth of its regional airline business. BA CityFlyer, the wholly owned British Airways subsidiary, with its headquarters in Manchester, marks its 10th anniversary with good cause to celebrate – the number of customers using its services has more than… Read the full press release

Wizz Air celebrates its 2017 winter schedule for Romania with 25% discount on selected flights

500,000 MILLION SEATS ON SALE WITH 25% DISCOUNT* ON SELECTED FLIGHTS BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania’s largest airline, has launched its 2017 winter schedule for Romania. Wizz Air is increasing its flight frequencies across the Romanian network with an average… Read the full press release

Wizz Air deploys its 6th Airbus A320 aircraft at its Katowice base

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today celebrates the deployment of the 6th Airbus A320 aircraft at its Katowice base. The additional aircraft allows the airline to launch four new routes to such popular holiday destinations as Catania on the island of Sicily,… Read the full press release

Wizz Air launches its 2017 winter schedule for Sofia, Bulgaria with 30 routes to 16 countries

OVER 900,000 SEATS ON SALE ON 30 WIZZ ROUTES BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has launched its 2017 winter schedule for Sofia. The Sofia WIZZ network will consist of 30 routes to 16 countries, including a domestic service to Varna. Wizz Air… Read the full press release

The Airports Council International names Heathrow as the Best Airport in Europe

Heathrow has been awarded Best Airport in Europe amongst airports with over 40 million passengers per year by its passengers. 82% of passengers rated their Heathrow experience as either “very good” or “excellent” in 2016 – a record score. LONDON, 2017-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airports Council International (Global) has announced the winners of… Read the full press release