Virgin Trains’ charity rail tour raised more than £50,000 for Railway Children

Virgin Trains’ charity rail tour raised more than £50,000 for Railway Children   London, 2017-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — An “epic” charity rail tour organised by Virgin Trains and partners to celebrate 40 years since the launch of the High Speed Train (HST) has raised more than £50,000 for Railway Children. More than 500… Read the full press release

Purchase Airport Lounge Access and Save Cost on Flights with Norwegian Rewards’ and Collinson Group’s partnership

Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian, the world’s sixth largest low-cost carrier, has partnered with Collinson Group, experts in customer loyalty and owners of Lounge Pass, to allow members of the airline’s loyalty programme to save costs on flights when purchasing airport lounge access. Norwegian Reward, the award-winning loyalty programme, is now… Read the full press release

TAP Proudly Displays Names of Portugal’s districts and autonomous regions on its Planes

TAP Express fleet baptised with names of Portugal’s districts and autonomous regions Lisbon, Portugal, 2017-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP, the airline of Portugal and the Portuguese people, is the only airline to proudly display the names of the Portuguese districts and autonomous regions on its planes. As part of the TAP’s 72nd anniversary celebrations,… Read the full press release

Jet Airways announces strategic partnership with Uber

First of a kind collaboration in the Indian aviation space Leverage technology to unlock value and create innovative solutions for guests Mumbai, 2017-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — With a clear focus to continuously enhance guest experience, Jet Airways – India’s full-service, premier international airline, announced a strategic association with ride-hailing major Uber. With this first-of-its… Read the full press release

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

MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Mar-16 — /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 15 March 2017. This new aircraft will be used on short and medium haul routes and has a capacity of 162… 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

Bombardier’s Ka-band high-speed internet system certified by EASA for retrofit on all its Global aircraft models

All existing European registered customers with Global aircraft can now take advantage of the industry’s fastest internet connectivity, consistent performance and seamless coverage European customers can benefit from the award-winning service centre network’s comprehensive capabilities and flexibility for retrofit Bombardier is the first OEM to deliver the new Ka-band system Global aircraft now complemented with… 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

Royal Caribbean International commits to help grow tourism in The Bahamas

Global Cruise Line Commits Significant Investment with Plans to Enhance CocoCay Private Island Destination and Expand Training and Employment for Bahamian Nationals Miami, Florida, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s largest cruise line, Royal Caribbean International, has committed to a multi-year agreement with the island nation of The Bahamas that will help grow tourism… Read the full press release

Wizz Air marks seven million passengers carried on its low-fare routes from Cluj-Napoca

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania’s largest airline, celebrated today seven million passengers carried on its low-fare routes from Cluj-Napoca. WIZZ’s lucky 7 millionth passenger was travelling on the first flight from Bratislava to Cluj and was greeted upon arrival with… 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

Embraer announces Azul Brazilian Airlines as launch operator of the E195-E2

São José dos Campos, Brazil, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ —  Embraer announced today that Azul Brazilian Airlines, the largest operator of the E195s current-generation in the world, will be the launch operator of the E195-E2. Azul’s contract with Embraer is for up to 50 aircraft, being 30 firm orders and 20 purchase rights. “Azul… Read the full press release

Embraer presents the most efficient aircraft in the single aisle jet market: the E195-E2

São José dos Campos, SP, 2017-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — In a ceremony held today at the Company’s facilities in São José dos Campos, Embraer presented the largest aircraft of the second generation of the E2-Jets family, the most efficient aircraft in the single aisle jet market: the E195-E2. With the first flight scheduled for… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation and Zurich Public Transport signed contract for the delivery of 70 FLEXITY trams

Bombardier Transportation and Zurich Public Transport signed contract for the delivery of 70 FLEXITY trams   Contract includes an option for 70 additional vehicles Modern FLEXITY trams feature 20% more passenger capacity than vehicles currently in use in Zurich BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation and Zurich Public… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation to provide onboard train control and safety technology for new PESA vehicles in Poland

Bombardier’s globally-recognised onboard train control technology to increase safety and efficiency of passenger railway transport in Poland BERLIN, Germany 2017-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Transportation has announced a five-year framework agreement with Polish rail vehicle supplier PESA Bydgoszcz SA regarding onboard train control and safety technology. Scope of the partnership is to provide the… Read the full press release

Fly to Frankfurt with RyanAir’s New Route from Glasgow

Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (28 Feb) launched a new route from Glasgow to Frankfurt, with a daily service beginning in October, as part of its extended winter 2017 schedule, which will deliver 1.4m customers at Glasgow International Airport. Ryanair’s Glasgow winter 2017 schedule will deliver: 3 new… Read the full press release

New Routes to Copenhagen, Milan and more with RyanAir’s 2017 Liverpool Winter Schedule

3 New Winter Routes to Copenhagen, Milan & Prague Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (28 Feb) launched its 2017 Liverpool winter schedule, with 2 new routes to Copenhagen and Milan, a new winter service to Prague and 24 routes in total, which will help deliver 2m customers p.a…. Read the full press release

Viking Sky Sets Sail from Rome to Barcelona on its Maiden Voyage

Third Ship for Viking Ocean Cruises expands Award-Winning Destination-Focused Exploration Los Angeles, 2017-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — After dominating the Cruise Critic® 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Awards earlier this month, Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today celebrated the maiden voyage of its third ship, Viking Sky®, from Rome’s Civitavecchia port to Barcelona. Sister ship to the award-winning Viking Star® and… Read the full press release

Three-week Service Interruption at the San Bernardino and Rialto Metrolink Stations

Train service will be affected between March 27 and April 16.    Los Angeles, 2017-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Beginning Monday, March 27, Metrolink trains will not serve the San Bernardino and Rialto stations until Monday, April 17. Buses will be available to and from San Bernardino and Rialto for passengers connecting to regularly scheduled… Read the full press release

Heathrow Receives Support for its Sustainability Plan Heathrow 2.0

Support from politicians, industry, academia and businesses across the UK as Heathrow launches new sustainability strategy, Heathrow 2.0. Plans include a new R&D incubator, an ambition for growth from a new runway to be carbon neutral and at least halving the number of late-running departures to reduce noise for local communities. Hounslow TW6, UK, 2017-Mar-04… Read the full press release

Heathrow Strives for Aviation Excellence with New Sustainability Plan

Heathrow 2.0, the airport’s new sustainability strategy, launches new initiatives to make Heathrow into a centre of excellence for aviation Plans include a new R&D incubator, an ambition for growth from a new runway to be carbon neutral and at least halving the number of late-running departures to reduce noise for local communities Hounslow TW6,… Read the full press release

DHL To Open 900 New Positions at CVG Hub

Job fair to be held Saturday, March 4, at CVG Centre Completion of $108 million expansion signals start of extensive hiring Projected growth is expected to increase hub’s work force to more than 3,300 Hebron, KY, 2017-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, today announced it will recruit… Read the full press release

Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. to supply 144 new generation high speed train cars for China Railway Corp.

New trains to boost local economy and help expand high speed network in Western China’s new ‘Diamond Economic Circle’ Latest generation of eco-friendly CRH1A-A trains reduces lifecycle costs and sets new standards for sustainable transportation and passenger comfort BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that its… Read the full press release

Oman Air took delivery of its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Oman Air took delivery of its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner   MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, continues its ambitious expansion plans in 2017 with three new additions to the fleet already this year. The latest aircraft is the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which joined… Read the full press release

4,896 Stagecoach drivers awarded GreenRoad Fleet Elite status

Almost 4,900 Stagecoach employees achieve GreenRoad Fleet Elite status 5% increase in number of company’s drivers reaching elite standard More Stagecoach drivers meet benchmark than any bus operator or other company for fourth consecutive year Advanced telematics system constantly checks driving manoeuvres System helps achieve 3% improvement in fuel efficiency across UK bus operations PERTH,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo presented with the Global Cargo Airline of the Year award at Air Cargo Africa

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo received the Global Cargo Airline of the Year award at a grand gala held last week at The Barnyard Theatre, Johannesburg, as part of Africa’s biennial air freight industry trade exhibition and conference, Air Cargo Africa, that took place from 21 to 23 February. The… Read the full press release

VisitScotland welcomes Norwegian’s new direct services from the United States to Edinburgh

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland has welcomed today’s news that three new direct low-cost services from the United States to Edinburgh – starting at under £70 – will begin this summer. The national tourism organisation says the 14 weekly flights from the New York, Boston and New England areas, which will… Read the full press release