Boeing announces order for 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)

SEATTLE, 2017-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric (NYSE: GE), announced today an order for 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The order, booked in December, is valued at $8.25 billion at current list prices. The follow-on order increases the GECAS firm order… Read the full press release

Norwegian announces expansion plans for 2017

Bærum, Norway, 2017-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian is ready to take-off its biggest year ever, with the introduction of brand new aircraft, exclusive new routes – including its first long-haul flights outside the USA – and more affordable flights on the UK’s only direct low-cost transatlantic services. Europe’s third largest low-cost… Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL’s MUAC to provide civil and military air navigation services in Hannover Upper Information Region

EUROCONTROL MUAC provides control for the upper airspace (above 24,500 feet, i.e. approximately 7,500 metres) of Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and north-west Germany. Close to 1.8 million flights pass through MUAC’s area of responsibility each year, making it the third busiest air traffic control facility in Europe in terms of traffic volume. During the summer,… 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 receives industry award for exceptional on-board catering innovation from the Mercurys Awards

The airline was presented with the prestigious industry award for exceptional on-board catering innovation DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has been awarded Best Premium Service Concept 2016 for exceptional on-board catering innovation from the Mercurys Awards. The accolade was presented to the airline during a ceremony held at the Shangri-La Abu… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines to increase flight frequency to Australia, Europe, Southeast Asia and West Asia

SINGAPORE, 2016-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines will be increasing flight frequency to points in Australia, Europe, Southeast Asia and West Asia in the Northern Summer operating season (26 March 2017 to 28 October 2017) to meet growing travel demand. In Australia, Melbourne will be served with 31 weekly flights, up from 28, with… Read the full press release

Oman Air Cargo recognized the achievements of its partners and presented future development plans at its first Oman Air Cargo Awards

Muscat, Oman, 2016-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air Cargo, one of the leading national air cargo carriers in the region, held its first Oman Air Cargo Awards, on December 14th 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Muscat. The event was to recognize outstanding achievements among the cargo division’s local agencies, and to highlight its… Read the full press release

Bombardier confirms its turnaround plan is on track

Targets EBIT growth before special items(1) of approximately 50%, to $530 million – $630 million Anticipates year-over-year free cash flow usage(1) improvement by approximately $400 million, to $750 million – $1.0 billion Expects low single digit revenue growth Affirms revised 2016 guidance and 2018-2020 financial objectives All amounts in this press release are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise… Read the full press release

Bombardier: CS300 and CS100 aircrafts now both approved by Transport Canada, EASA and the US FAA

Montréal, 2016-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that its CS300 airliner has been awarded its Type Validation by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This most recent approval means that both the CS300 aircraft and the smaller CS100 aircraft are now approved by Transport Canada, the European Aviation Safety Agency… Read the full press release

Bombardier: We support SkyWest’s plan to continue to operate its CRJ fleet well into the future

Montréal, 2016-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (December 13, 2016), Bombardier issued the following statement regarding SkyWest’s announcement of the early settlement of residual value guarantee agreements on 76 CRJ aircraft: “We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with our customer and support SkyWest’s plan to continue to operate its CRJ fleet… Read the full press release

Norwegian’s subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets got its first ever Airbus aircraft

Bærum, Norway, 2016-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian’s subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets Ltd (AAA) has taken delivery of its first ever Airbus aircraft. This is the first of 70 A320neos that the Norwegian Group has on order. It is also the first of 12 A320neos that will be leased to Hong Kong carrier HK Express. “This delivery… Read the full press release

Philippine Airlines to order 12 Bombardier Q400 Aircraft

Q400 aircraft in Philippine Airlines’ livery   Montreal, Canada, 2016-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today (December 8, 2016) that it has finalized a firm purchase agreement with Philippine Airlines, Inc., flag carrier of the Philippines, consistent with the Letter of Intent announced on October 14, 2016. The purchase agreement includes… Read the full press release

IBAC awards Jet Aviation with IS-BAH™ registrations for 11 facilities in EMEA and Asia

Dubai, UAE, 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) today awarded to Jet Aviation registrations to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH™) for 11 facilities. Jet Aviation gained certification after implementing the IS-BAH™ at its business aviation ground handling activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. They… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation joint venture in China won its first contract from Changzhou Metro Co. Ltd.

Advanced rail control solution to enable safe, reliable and fast operation on first metro line in Changzhou, China Joint venture is enhancing local expertise for metro signalling industry BERLIN, Germany, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Transportation announced today (December 6, 2016) that its Bombardier and New United Group (NUG) Signaling Solutions Co. Ltd…. Read the full press release

French National Railway Company orders 52 additional Bombardier Francilien Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) commuter trains for EUR348m

Bombardier Francilien trains are the best performing fleet in Île-de-France Montreal, Canada, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation today (December 5, 2016) announced that French National Railway Company, Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF), has placed an order for 52 additional Francilien Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) commuter trains…. Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo received the Logistics Quality Award at the 18th edition of the El Vigía Awards in Spain

Barcelona, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has received the Logistics Quality Award at the 18th edition of the El Vigía Awards, a prestigious Spanish logistics weekly. The carrier was recognised for its increased activity from main Spanish airports and for the quality of its air cargo management…. Read the full press release

Tirana International Airport welcomed its two millionth passenger

Major milestone achieved in welcoming two millionth passenger Passenger traffic grows by an impressive 8% over 2016  Tirana, Albania, 2016-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Tirana International Airport (TIA) announced on Friday, 2 December 2016, the achievement of two major passenger traffic milestones in welcoming its two millionth passenger and recording the largest ever number of… Read the full press release

YYC Calgary International Airport’s new 100,000 square foot Specialized Cargo Facility opened

CALGARY, 2016-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — YYC Calgary International Airport’s new 100,000 square foot Specialized Cargo Facility was officially opened today with a ribbon-cutting at DHL Express Canada’s expanded warehouse and logistics operation. His Worship Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Mel Belich, Chair of the Board of The Calgary Airport Authority joined Andrew Williams, CEO… Read the full press release

South African Airways Cargo: New Pet Lounge facility for domestic pets at Cargo OR Tambo International Terminal

JOHANNESBURG, 2016-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo), the airfreight division of South African Airways, is proud to introduce its new Pet Lounge facility for domestic pets at Cargo OR Tambo International Terminal. The Pet Lounge started operating from 1 October 2016. The lounge is specially designed for the pets’ comfort… Read the full press release

Chris Woodroofe will become Chief Operating Officer of Gatwick Airport

Chris Woodroofe appointed following ten years in key senior roles at Gatwick Scott Stanley appointed Chief Development Officer Appointments mark a new and exciting chapter for Gatwick’s transformation LONDON, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has today announced that Chris Woodroofe will become Chief Operating Officer driving Gatwick’s future growth and performance through infrastructure,… Read the full press release

IATA urges EU policy-makers to go even further in prioritizing sustainable fuels use for air transport

Geneva, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the European Commission’s revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) to incentivize sustainable fuels, and urged policy-makers to go even further in prioritizing their use for air transport. The largest user of renewable fuels, the road transport sector, has increasing options to… Read the full press release

International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa

Casablanca, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits. These are: Sufficient and affordable infrastructure capacity (including air traffic management), aligned with user needs Curbing the spate of… Read the full press release

Remarkable first year of Qatar Airways joint business agreement with Royal Air Maroc

Qatar Airways hosts global aviation leaders and Moroccan VIPs at a gala dinner in Casablanca to celebrate 2016 expansion to Marrakech, Morocco Airline announces new destinations for 2017-18 including Canberra, Australia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Airline also celebrates its one-year anniversary of partnership with Royal Air Maroc CASABLANCA, Morocco, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

airBaltic will be launch operator for Bombardier CS300 Aircraft

airBaltic will be the launch operator for the larger C Series variant Aircraft scheduled to enter service with airBaltic on December 14, 2016 CS300 delivery follows the successful entry-into-service of the CS100 earlier this year Montréal, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today announced the delivery of the first CS300 aircraft to launch… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group will receive the first of ten A350-900 on 19 December 2016

FRANKFURT, Germany, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The latest Lufthansa fleet aircraft has completed its maiden flight to Munich around three weeks before delivery. The Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 took off on its first flight in Toulouse but without passengers. An international Airbus crew tested the on-board systems and the behavior of the aircraft during… Read the full press release

Ukraine International Airlines expands its fleet with the delivery of its ninth Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft

Kiev, Ukraine, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Friday, November 25, 2016, Ukraine International Airlines enhanced its fleet with modern Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft. The delivery summarizes the carrier`s 2016 fleet renewal and expansion program. Manufactured in 2009, the Boeing 737-800 NG passed an official registration procedure in Ukraine and received the UR-PSU registration number. The… Read the full press release

SAS announces Sale and leaseback agreement with Jackson Square Aviation LLC for five Airbus A320neo

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS has today (November 29, 2016 ) secured financing of five Airbus A320neo through the signing of a Sale and leaseback agreement with Jackson Square Aviation LLC. The aircraft will be delivered between 2016 and 2018. The agreement means that SAS, at the time of delivery for… Read the full press release

Vietnam Airlines took delivery of its 10th Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Vietnam Airlines celebrated the delivery of the flag carrier’s 10th 787-9 Dreamliner today( Nov. 25, 2016). “Vietnam Airlines is proud to welcome our 10th Boeing 787 Dreamliner on behalf of Vietnam Airlines, only 16 months after we took delivery of the first of… Read the full press release

Air France to fly between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Montreal with its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner

PARIS, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — On May 1st 2017, Air France will fly between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Montreal with its second Boeing 787 (flight AF344 and AF345). Montreal will be the first transatlantic destination served by this new generation aircraft. THE BEST OF AIR FRANCE BETWEEN FRANCE AND QUEBEC For Air France… Read the full press release

CDA launches new tool that provides live updates on taxicab wait times at Chicago airports

CHICAGO, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (November  23, 2016) announced a feature that provides traveling passengers with live updates on taxicab wait times at Chicago airports. The new text messaging feature allows travelers to request and receive real-time taxicab wait times at O’Hare and Midway… Read the full press release