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

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

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

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

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

S7 Airlines to welcome Embraer 170-LR aircrafts to its fleet in 2017

The airline launches the interregional air transportations development programme MOSCOW, Russia, 2016-Dec-28 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, oneworld® global aviation alliance member, is going to add Embraer 170-LR aircrafts to its fleet in 2017. A new type of aircrafts is delivered to carry out the interregional air transportations development programme. 17 Embraer 170-LR aircrafts lease… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo to launch freighter operations to Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Quito and Miami starting 2 February 2017

The world’s third largest international cargo carrier will commence freighter services to and from the South American destinations of Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Quito* effective February 2017 Cargo carrier will also expand its freighter network in the United States with the addition of Miami DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Dec-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways introduces Nappa Dori amenity kits on board for premium passengers

Airline to offer designer Nappa Dori amenity kits to all premium passengers travelling on short and medium haul flights DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Dec-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has introduced signature Nappa Dori amenity kits on board for all of its premium passengers travelling on short and medium haul flights. The artisan brand, Nappa… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: German low cost carrier Eurowings to introduce direct flights to Munich from Glasgow

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Glasgow Airport has further strengthened its European route network after German low cost carrier Eurowings confirmed it will introduce direct flights to the Bavarian capital of Munich. The airline, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, will introduce a year round, twice weekly service… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport implements BlipTrack passenger queue and flow management solution from Denmark-based BLIP Systems

BRISTOL, England, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Bristol Airport, one of UK´s fastest growing airports, is implementing a queue and flow management solution from Denmark-based BLIP Systems to help enhance the passenger experience and improve operational efficiency. The solution, called BlipTrack, measures passenger flow and dwell times, which enables the airport to understand how travellers… Read the full press release

Air France launches flights from Paris to Marrakech (Morocco) and Porto (Portugal)

As from 26 March 2017, Air France customers will be able to fly off to Marrakech (Morocco) and Porto (Portugal) on board three new weekly flights operated on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle by Airbus A320; This summer, Air France will offer up to 38 weekly flights to 2 destinations in Portugal and up to… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport to move its three major airlines in January as part of its strategic transformation programme

easyJet to move to the North Terminal from 24 January British Airways and Virgin Atlantic switch terminals from 25 January The transition has been planned for two years – Gatwick is ready  LONDON, 2016-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Three of Gatwick’s major carriers will move terminals in January. British Airways will move to the South… Read the full press release

CDA expects more than 4.5 million passengers for Christmas and New Year holiday travel period

CHICAGO, 2016-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) expects more than 4.5 million passengers to travel through O’Hare and Midway International Airports for the Christmas and New Year holiday travel period beginning Tuesday, December 20 through Friday, January 6, 2016. Airlines anticipate an increase in passenger volume at both airports over… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways partners with BRICS and Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio to create the finest keepsake amenity kits for premium travellers

Award-winning airline partners with BRICS and Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio to complement Qatar Airways’ Business and First Class experience DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has signed an exclusive three-year partnership with premium purveyors BRICS and Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio to elevate the airline’s premium cabin experience. BRICS, the Italian maker of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways with Hasbro launches new range of plush toys, children’s activity kits and in-flight lunch boxes

New keepsake branded plush toys, activity kits and lunch boxes launched on board DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways, in partnership with Hasbro Inc. has updated its range of plush toys, children’s activity kits and in-flight lunch boxes designed to entertain and delight the global airline’s youngest travellers. Plush infant toys Elefun… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America announce flights from San Francisco to Orange County, CA; Minneapolis; and Orlando, FL from summer 2017

Guests win with expanded network and more schedule options for easy connections SEATTLE, 2016-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Virgin America began selling tickets today for new daily nonstop flights from San Francisco International Airport to Orange County, California; Minneapolis; and Orlando, Florida, beginning the summer of 2017. With the addition of… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines announces seasonal service from Boston Logan International Airport to Tampa International Airport

DAILY NONSTOP SERVICE FROM BOSTON LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BEGINS FEBRUARY 16, 2017 MIRAMAR, Fla., 2016-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The sun’s setting earlier, the temperatures are dropping drastically and you haven’t felt your toes since Thanksgiving. Don’t worry, Boston! Your tropical getaway just got a lot more affordable with Spirit Airlines’ new daily nonstop… Read the full press release