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

VisitScotland: Over 1 million passengers travelled on Borders Railway in its first year

VisitScotland: Over 1 million passengers travelled on Borders Railway in its first year   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A commemorative stone sculpture has been unveiled at Tweedbank Station to mark the day Her Majesty The Queen opened the Borders Railway and became Britain’s longest serving monarch. The Lord Lieutenant of Roxburgh,… Read the full press release

megabus.com launches seat giveaway across the UK for travel between 9 January 2017 and 9 February 2017

Low-fares coach provider launches seat giveaway for travel on services to more than 90 destinations across the UK Free seats available to book now at www.megabus.com* PERTH, SCOTLAND, 2016-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Market leading low-fares coach provider megabus.com is reducing the cost of travel even further by offering thousands of free seats on its… Read the full press release

Stagecoach Group recognised across range of categories at the 2016 UK Bus Awards

Company scoops Top National Depot and Top London Depot awards London driver named ROSCO Safe Driver of the Year Two Stagecoach companies recognised with awards for overcoming adversity PERTH, SCOTLAND, 2016-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach Group was once again among the winners at the 2016 UK Bus Awards. Several Stagecoach Group businesses were recognised… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation awarded a contract for operations and maintenance of AMT rail fleet in Montréal

Contract strengthens Bombardier’s position as industry-leading rail services provider   New agreement continues long-term partnership with Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) Increases scope of work to operate AMT’s fleet on all of its commuter rail lines Latest contract strengthens Bombardier’s position as industry-leading rail services provider Montreal, Canada, 2016-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation receives an order for 40 OMNEO Premium double deck trains from SNCF for Normandy, France

Normandy is the first Region to choose the new version of BOMBARDIER OMNEO trains for its intercity services   Normandy is the first Region to choose the new version of BOMBARDIER OMNEO trains for its intercity services 200 km/h Premium version focuses on increasing passenger comfort with WiFi, redesigned wider seats and power outlets The… Read the full press release

Cessna announces second aircraft in Citation Longitude flight test program successfully completed its first flight

Cessna announces second aircraft in Citation Longitude flight test program successfully completed its first flight   WICHITA, Kan., 2016-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today (NOVEMBER 21, 2016) announced that the second aircraft in the Citation Longitude flight test program has successfully… Read the full press release

Qantas Freight named exclusive air freight partner to carry VAN Dairy’s fresh Tasmanian milk to Ningbo, China

HOBART, Australia, 2016-Nov-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Freight has been named as the exclusive air freight partner to carry VAN Dairy’s fresh Tasmanian milk export to Ningbo, China. In the first half of 2017, subject to government and regulatory approvals, Qantas will carry more than 50,000 litres of fresh VAN milk in the belly… Read the full press release

Honda Aircraft Company to showcase HondaJet at the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Conference Dec. 6-8 in Dubai

GREENSBORO, N.C., 2016-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Honda Aircraft Company announced today (Nov. 22, 2016) that it will showcase the HondaJet at the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Conference Dec. 6-8 in Dubai, the region’s premier business aviation event. The appearance at the Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport will mark the… Read the full press release

Oman Air took delivery of its new Boeing 737-800

New Boeing 737 800 joins fleet on the occasion of the National Day. Muscat, Oman, 2016-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the National Carrier of the Sultanate of Oman received a new Boeing 737- 800 on the occasion of the Sultanate’s 46th National Day, on November 18. This was the sixth brand new Boeing… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains launches three-day online First Class Seat Sale From 29 November to 1 December

LONDON, 2016-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is launching a three-day online First Class Seat Sale to help customers treat themselves this Christmas for less. From Tuesday 29 November to Thursday 1December, prices will be slashed on First Class seats on the Virgin Trains West Coast Mainline. Customers wanting a First Class experience… Read the full press release

Eurostar announces its lowest ever fare of £19 one-way available on Eurostar Snap

LONDON, 2016-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Eurostar, the high-speed rail service connecting the UK and mainland Europe, has today announced its lowest ever fare of £19 one-way*, available on Eurostar Snap – the innovative digital platform where passengers with flexibility on their travel time can access the best available Eurostar fares. Travellers are in for… Read the full press release

First Essex introduces 12 brand new buses to Stansted Airport

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2016-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — 12 brand new, state of the art, single deck buses are being introduced on services X10 and X30 from 22nd November, as local bus operator First Essex and Stansted Airport invest £1.9m to improve buses on the corridor between the airport and south Essex. People living in Chelmsford,… Read the full press release

Enterprise Rent-A-Car supports military families as part of the fourth annual Keys to Progress® program

ST. LOUIS, 2016-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Progressive® Insurance came together last week with the National Auto Body Council (NABC), and many others in the collision industry to support military members and their families as part of the fourth annual Keys to Progress® program. This year’s initiative provided more than 100 newly… Read the full press release

Local bus links by First Glasgow for the growing business community at Maxim Office Park

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2016-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The growing business community at Maxim Office Park is now being served by local bus links provided by First Glasgow. The First Glasgow network connects Motherwell, Wishaw, Holytown, Airdrie, Whifflet and Coatbridge with Maxim and Eurocentral, within an impressive 30-minute journey time. These new services offer increased transport… Read the full press release

airberlin starts three times daily flights between Dusseldorf and Geneva

BERLIN, Germany, 2016-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — airberlin now flies up to three times a day from its Dusseldorf hub to Geneva. The new route is particularly attractive for business travellers due to the large number of flights, offering extremely flexible flight times between the Rhine metropolis and Geneva, home to many international organisations… Read the full press release

Avinor and Finavia successfully launched cross border Air Traffic Services across the border of Finland and Norway

Finavia,Finland, 2016-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — On November 10, Avinor and Finavia successfully launched cross border Air Traffic Services across the border of Finland and Norway, where Kirkenes Tower/Approach is now providing the services in parts of Finnish Airspace.  The arrangement facilitates more efficient and safe flight operations for flights in and outbound Kirkenes Airport in Northern… Read the full press release

Blue Air launches livery design competition for its aircraft to be based in Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, UK, 2016-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Following last month’s announcement by Blue Air to make Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) their newest European base, the airline has launched a competition for someone to design the new livery for their 189 seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft that will be based at Liverpool from the end… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains to hold quarterly prison recruitment events to help reduce reoffending

  Virgin Trains doubled expected number for recruiting former offenders Prison recruitment fairs to run quarterly across west coast route Virgin urges other employers to consider recruiting offenders LONDON, 2016-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is making prison recruitment fairs a regular part of its talent-hunting process. The London to Scotland operator is… Read the full press release

megabus.com and Scottish Citylink to run coach services throughout the festive season across the UK

megabus.com and Scottish Citylink to provide hundreds of seats on Christmas Day 27 towns and cities in Scotland, England and Wales served on 25 December Special New Year’s Eve services to run from London across the UK Perth, Scotland, 2016-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Coach providers megabus.com and Scottish Citylink plan to keep passengers connected… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus unveiled its Summer 2017 schedule flying from George Best Belfast City Airport

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2016-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus has unveiled its Summer 2017 schedule flying from George Best Belfast City Airport, with a great combination of weekend city break and summer holiday options to mainland Europe and London. Northern Ireland holidaymakers can fly direct from the city to their favourite sun destinations including… Read the full press release

Allegiant marks 10 years of service to Tampa / St. Pete via St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

ALLEGIANT'S SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY - PRESS CONFERENCE AND "PACK YOUR BAGS" FLYAWAY CONTEST

CLEARWATER, Fla., 2016-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today celebrates 10 years of ultra-low fare service to Tampa / St. Pete via St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE). The service has carried more than 8.8 million passengers in and out of the Tampa Bay area. To celebrate the milestone, Allegiant and PIE are hosting… Read the full press release

Transport for Greater Manchester’s Leigh to Ellenbrook Guided Busway receives Transport Policy and Planning Award

MANCHESTER, UK, 2016-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Transport leaders in Greater Manchester have scooped yet another prestigious industry award for the North West’s first guided busway. At the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport National Awards on 27 October, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) picked up the Transport Policy and Planning Award for the Leigh… Read the full press release

Boeing: Chinese carrier Donghai Airlines finalizes order for five 787-9 Dreamliners

Chinese carrier to become newest 787 Dreamliner operator SHENZHEN, China, 2016-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Donghai Airlines announced today the finalization of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $1.32 billion at current list prices. Shenzhen-based Donghai Airlines announced its intent to order 25 737 MAX 8s and five 787-9… Read the full press release

IATA global air freight markets in September 2016: demand measured in FTKs rose 6.1% YoY

GENEVA, Switzerland, 2016-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in September 2016 showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 6.1% year-on-year. This was the fastest pace of growth since the disruption caused by the US West Coast seaports strike in February… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains the first operator to give customers the option to add train tickets to their Apple Wallet

LONDON, 2016-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains,in partnership with Trainline, has announced that it will be the first operator to give customers the option to add train tickets straight to their Apple Wallet on its west coast route. From today iPhone users purchasing tickets for Virgin Trains west coast services through the Virgin… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains and Professor Geoff Beattie research: taking the train from Birmingham to London is 42 percent more relaxing than driving

Traffic jams leave 32 percent of motorists with a headache Over 1 in 10 dream of playing ‘traffic jam Tinder’, with nearly two-thirds of those stuck in a traffic jam wishing they had taken the train Former Big Brother psychologist Geoff Beattie reports the psychological impact of a traffic jam in the morning can negatively… Read the full press release