Southwest Airlines® marks 10th year of its Medical Transportation Grant Program with donation of 10,000 roundtrip flights in 2017

In celebration of milestone anniversary, airline partners with Musicians On Call to bring healing power of music to patients receiving medical treatment DALLAS, Texas, 2017-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that 75 nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations across the nation will benefit from the Southwest Airlines® Medical Transportation Grant… Read the full press release

Spirit announces service from Pittsburgh to Dallas/Fort Worth, Myrtle Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Las Vegas, Houston and Los Angeles

New nonstop service from Pittsburgh to seven destinations begins in summer of 2017 MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Hey yinzers! Are you counting down to summer, but still saving up for that dream vacation? Have no fear people of the Three Rivers, Spirit Airlines is here to save you from expensive summer travel!… Read the full press release

Cessna Citation Latitude made 42 deliveries in 2016 — the most delivered midsize jet in the world for 2016

WICHITA, Kan, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced that the Cessna Citation Latitude has quickly become one of the world’s best-selling business jets since entering the market in August 2015, and is the leader in the midsize segment with more deliveries in 2016 than any other… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation and University of Dubuque launch new relationship; university placed initial order of 11 Skyhawk aircraft

  WICHITA, Kan, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has signed a multi-year agreement with the University of Dubuque, establishing the university’s commitment to purchase new flight training aircraft solely from Textron Aviation through 2026 to modernize its fleet. As part of the new agreement,… Read the full press release

Qantas unveils its next generation Premium Economy seat to debut on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from October

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has revealed its next generation Premium Economy seat, which will debut on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from October. Wider and with more functional space overall, the new seat has a unique recline motion that provides a class-leading level of comfort. When the rear of… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to welcome its second A350-900 in Munich

Transfer from Toulouse on Friday 24 February 2017 First flight to Boston on 14 March 2017 FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s most advanced long-haul aircraft doubles in number: Following the first A350-900 flight from Munich to Delhi two weeks ago, the second aircraft is already being welcomed in. This Friday,… Read the full press release

First Bus launches Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign the Great Daffodil Appeal in Bradford

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — First Bus driver Ron Hiley, 69, from Clayton, drove a specially named Marie Curie bus up to the Bradford Hospice today (Feb. 22,2017) to launch the charity’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal. The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, which takes place throughout March…. Read the full press release

Jet Aviation’s Completions Center in Basel awarded EN9100 certification

Basel, Switzerland, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce that its Completions facility in Basel has been awarded EN9100 certification following an independent audit. Jet Aviation’s Completions Center in Basel was recently awarded EN9100 certification in recognition of the development, implementation and continuous improvement of its quality management systems. The EN 9100 certification… Read the full press release

Boeing to expand communication for mobile telephone, data and internet users throughout the Asia-Pacific with new 702 satellite

Tokyo-based SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and Singapore-based Kacific Broadband Satellites order a 702 satellite to meet evolving communication, broadband needs EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] will build a 702 satellite to expand communication for mobile telephone, data and internet users throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The satellite, owned and… Read the full press release

Boeing announces the appointment of Darren Edwards as VP and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia

BRISBANE, Australia, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective today (Feb. 20, 2017), Boeing [NYSE: BA] has named Darren Edwards as vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia (BDA), the company’s largest international subsidiary. He succeeds Ken Shaw, who had been appointed vice president of Supply Chain for Boeing Global Services. Edwards will… Read the full press release

Boeing introduces the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family

Airplane scheduled to fly in the coming weeks, deliver to customers in 2018 NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut today (Feb. 17, 2017) at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C…. Read the full press release

China’s Juneyao Airlines finalizes order for five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Marks first Boeing order for privately-owned Chinese carrier Includes options for five additional 787-9s SHANGHAI, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Juneyao Airlines announced today (Feb. 16, 2017) the finalization of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices. This new order, which also includes… Read the full press release

Norwegian further expands in London Gatwick with new direct service to Rhodes

17 additional flights to the Mediterranean, Norway and Demark added for summer 2017 LONDON, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian is continuing its expansion at London Gatwick with a new direct service to Rhodes, with fares from just £29.90 one-way. Launching just in time for a summer break, Norwegian’s inaugural flight to Rhodes… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways Engineering to perform mandatory checks on Kenya Airways’ Boeing 787-8 fleet

ABU DHABI, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airways Engineering has signed an agreement with Kenya Airways to perform mandatory checks on its Boeing 787-8 fleet. This is part of an integration programme for the newest additions to the airline’s fleet. The first of six scheduled Boeing 787 C-checks begins this month, with the last… Read the full press release

Embraer announces the appointment of Michael Amalfitano as the President and CEO of Executive Jets business unit

Melbourne, FL, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Embraer announced today (02/16/2017) the appointment of Michael Amalfitano as the President and CEO of its Executive Jets business unit. Amalfitano will succeed Marco Tulio Pellegrini, who will assume another leadership position to be announced soon. The change will become effective as of March 1st 2017. “We… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains becomes the new sponsor of Doncaster Rovers’ training kit

London, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is giving Doncaster Rovers fans the chance to win a match day to remember as it kicks off its partnership with the football club. Virgin Trains has become the new sponsor of Rovers’ training kit which is worn by the players on match days. And to… Read the full press release

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings orders four next generation ships from Fincantieri S.p.A.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings gibt Auftrag für neue Generation von Norwegian Cruise Line-Schiffen bekannt – CE/UK/IE – Company Contracts with Fincantieri S.p.A. to Build Four New Ships with Option for Additional Two Miami, USA / Wiesbaden, Germany, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: NCLH; together with NCL Corporation Ltd., “Norwegian… Read the full press release

Jet Airways launches new pre-paid ‘Jet Global Pass’

Pre-paid ‘Jet Global Pass’ to help guests avoid last moment fare hikes Includes host of attractive privileges such as transferability and zero cancellation charges MUMBAI, India, 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — In yet another first-of-its-kind initiative in the Indian aviation space, Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, announced the availability of a new pre-paid… Read the full press release

Travelport announces new, long-term renewal agreement with Enterprise Holdings

Travelport travel agents can connect to increased B2B car rental choices around the world Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, today announced a new, long-term renewal agreement with Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental company, as measured by fleet  and revenue. Enterprise Holdings owns the Enterprise… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to open its 28th base at London Luton Airport in the United Kingdom

THREE NEW ROUTES TO OPERATE FROM JUNE 2017 BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced that it will open its 28th base on 18 June 2017 at London Luton Airport in the United Kingdom with one new Airbus A320 aircraft. London Luton… Read the full press release

Flybe brings back weekly service between Cardiff and Dusseldorf from 1st April 2017

Leading regional airline expands 2017 Summer schedule from Cardiff Airport with weekly flights to new German base EXETER, United Kingdom, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has announced the return of its weekly Saturday service between Cardiff and Dusseldorf starting on 1st April 2017. Flights are available to book now at… Read the full press release

Stagecoach supports Perth’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021

Transport group supports bid for 2021 prestigious title Exciting opportunity to boost City’s wider economic ambitions Perth should pull together to promote city’s young talent PERTH, SCOTLAND, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Britain’s biggest bus operator, Stagecoach, announced today (16 February) that it is backing Perth’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021…. Read the full press release

Network Rail and South West Trains provide virtual glimpse of the new London Waterloo station

Network Rail and South West Trains provide virtual glimpse of the new London Waterloo station   PERTH, SCOTLAND, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Network Rail and South West Trains are giving passengers an early glimpse of how the multi-million pound re-development of the former International Terminal at Waterloo will eventually look, by using virtual reality… Read the full press release

First Eastern Counties brings back red buses to the streets of Norwich

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Local bus operator, First Eastern Counties, is continuing to simplify bus travel in Norwich by bringing red buses back to the streets of the city as part of its continuing investment in its Norwich bus network. A fleet of fourteen high-specification double deck buses are replacing the… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group and Travelport sign new multi-year partnership agreement

Avis Budget Group and Travelport sign new multi-year partnership agreement   Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), a leading provider of vehicle rental services, and Travelport(NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel industry, today (13 February 2017)… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo features a unique decal of rose on one of its Boeing 777-F freighter aircraft ahead of Valentine’s day

Dubai, U.A.E., 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, has unveiled a unique decal featuring a rose on one of its Boeing 777-F freighter aircraft ahead of Valentine’s day. The decal, installed at the Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre in Dubai, is the first of its kind for Emirates SkyCargo… 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

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

Oman Air further expands its fleet with new Boeing B737-800 aircraft   MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Feb-11 — /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 24 January 2017. This new aircraft will be used on… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International expands Caribbean itineraries with cruises from Tampa to Havana

MIAMI, FL, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Guests looking to dive deeper into the culture and nightlife of Cuba will now have the opportunity to experience the island at night on Empress of the Seas’ new sailings to Havana. Royal Caribbean International has expanded its Caribbean itineraries sailing from Tampa, to include new 4- and… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains to increase Gosforth centre workforce by 50%

Gosforth centre to increase workforce by 50% Virgin to visit up to 100 North East businesses from 6-10 February LONDON, 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is to expand its customer call centre in Newcastle by 50%, just four months after it opened. Up to 45 additional jobs will be based at its… Read the full press release