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

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

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

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

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

Ryanair launches its Israel winter 2017 schedule with 15 additional new routes

Ryanair launches its Israel winter 2017 schedule with 15 additional new routes   DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (1 Feb) launched its Israel winter 2017 schedule, with 19 routes (15 new). Ryanair will operate 7 new Tel Aviv routes to Baden Baden, Gdansk, Krakow, Milan Bergamo, Paphos,… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches 2 new Glasgow routes to Krakow and Madrid as part of its winter 2017 schedule

Ryanair launches 2 new Glasgow routes to Krakow and Madrid as part of its winter 2017 schedule   DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (1 Feb) launched 2 new Glasgow International routes to Krakow (2 weekly) and Madrid (4 weekly), both beginning in October, as part of its… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines launches training for its own pilots in cooperation with the European Flight Academy of the Lufthansa Group

• 23 pilot trainees started their training as “first officers” yesterday • Further courses will take place in April and August • Prospective pilots can apply on www.austrianpilot.at VIENNA, Austria, 2017-Feb-05 — /Travel PR News/ — In the year 2016, Austrian Airlines hired 145 fully qualified pilots. Now Austria’s flag carrier is launching training for its… Read the full press release

Air France reveals non-stop flight schedules beginning July 24, 2017

Paris, 2017-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — To meet high demand during the summer, Air France will serve Athens, Stockholm and Ibiza with non-stop flights on departure from Marseille as from 24 July 2017. In this way, the Company’s customers will benefit from three new summer routes served up to 4 times weekly. These flights… Read the full press release

Air France and Atlasglobal announce code-share agreement on Paris-Charles de Gaulle-Istanbul service with flight schedules

PARIS, 2017-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Air France and Atlasglobal have announced the signature of a code-share agreement on the Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Istanbul service. Since 30 January 2017, customers of both airlines benefit from three daily flights connecting the two cities by Airbus A319 and A320 operated by Air France and by… Read the full press release

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to establish new operations by winter 2017/2018

Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS’s strategy is to focus on those customers who travel frequently to, from and within Scandinavia. SAS continuously develops its offering and network to meet this customer group’s needs. The air travel market in Europe is experiencing intense price pressure and rising demand for leisure travel. To… Read the full press release

New British Airways flights from Manchester Airport and Stansted to operate on modern Embraer 190 jet aircraft

New British Airways flights from Manchester Airport and Stansted to operate on modern Embraer 190 jet aircraft   London, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is to launch seven new routes from Manchester Airport this summer and three new destinations from Manchester’s sister airport Stansted. From May the airline will begin summer-only direct… Read the full press release

British Airways makes Las Vegas trip memorable for cancer survivor and pals

British Airways makes Las Vegas trip memorable for cancer survivor and pals   London, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Twenty six year-old Hannah Smith from Aberdeen had booked a holiday to the party town to celebrate being cancer-free, after falling ill with a rare malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor at the age of just 24…. Read the full press release

Cuba Travel Network and Silver Airways to provide travelers to Cuba with one unified platform for all their travel planning needs

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.,  2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, Cuba Travel Network and Silver Airways announce the launch of a new partnership that will provide airline passengers traveling to Cuba with one unified platform for all their travel planning needs at www.silverairways.com/cubatravelnetwork and cubatravelnetwork.com. The new partnership between Cuba Travel Network and Silver Airways signifies… Read the full press release

SAS announces summer 2017 schedule with new, direct route between Stockholm and Ibiza

During the summer of 2017 SAS now introduces a new, direct route between Stockholm and Ibiza Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS is increasing the amounts of flights and seats to southern Europe the coming summer. Compared to last years summer program, 370,000 more seats will be available to Portugal, Croatia, Spain, Italy… Read the full press release

YYC announces 1.3% increase in passenger number and 1.7% increase in cargo volumes in 2016 vs. previous year

Calgary, AB, 2017-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — YYC Calgary International Airport (YYC) once again set new records for both passenger traffic and cargo volumes in 2016. YYC welcomed 15.7 million passengers in 2016, an increase of 1.3 per cent, while cargo volumes grew to a record 137,255 tonnes, an increase of 1.7 per cent increase… Read the full press release

CDA: “Airport Restaurant Week” is here! from January 27 through February 9

CHICAGO, 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Will you be flying through one of Chicago’s airports over the next couple of weeks? Be sure to bring your appetite! The Chicago Department of Aviation’s award-winning “Airport Restaurant Week” returns to O’Hare and Midway International Airports beginning this Friday, January 27, 2017. This event features an impressive… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines takes part in the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s TSAPrecheck® program

Eligible Spirit customers to receive expedited screening at security checkpoints of participating U.S. airports MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Do you love skipping the line? Spirit Airlines is excited to announce its participation in the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s TSAPrecheck® program. Effective today, eligible Spirit customers can now speed up the security screening process… Read the full press release

HMSHost and SoftBank Robotics America launch new pilot program with Pepper the humanoid robot at the Oakland International Airport

Pepper joins the team at Pyramid Ale Taproom to assist, inform and entertain travelers Oakland, CA,  2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost has joined forces with SoftBank Robotics America (SBRA), the North American arm of SoftBank Robotics Holdings, to launch a new pilot program with Pepper the humanoid robot at the Oakland… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines announces new flights from Moscow to Urumqi (China)

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, oneworld® global aviation alliance member, announces the opening of new flights from Moscow to Urumqi (China). Tickets are available now. Direct flights will be performed to the airport of Urumqi starting April 30, 2017,on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Flights will depart from Moscow airport Domodedovo at… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free the official retail partner of the 20th annual Commercial Bank Qatar Masters golf tournament, Doha Golf Club, 26 to 29 January 2017

More than 100 of the world’s best golfers will compete for the prestigious Mother of Pearl Trophy DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is proud to welcome the world’s golfing elite to Doha, as they compete for the Mother of Pearl Trophy in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters golf… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates Chinese New Year with a special Spring Festival inspired on-board menu

Festival menu draws inspiration from the Year of the Rooster to deliver delicious dishes on board and in Qatar Airways’ lounges DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ —Qatar Airways is celebrating one of the most important annual events in the Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year, by serving a special Spring Festival inspired menu on… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport welcomes Ryanair’s new flights from Liverpool to Milan Malpensa for Winter 2017/18

Liverpool John Lennon Airport welcomes Ryanair’s new flights from Liverpool to Milan Malpensa for Winter 2017/18   LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, 2017-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is celebrating its first new route announcement of the year following today’s (26/01/2017) news that Ryanair will be adding flights from Liverpool to Milan Malpensa… Read the full press release

Jet Airways announces special fares to celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day

Special fares for domestic and international travel starting INR 999 for select domestic sectors Sale valid from Jan 25, 2017 to Jan 27, 2017 for international bookings and until Jan 29, 2017 for domestic bookings Mumbai, 2017-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premiere international airline today (Jan 27, 2017) announced special… Read the full press release