Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza welcomes Dimitrios Zarikos as the new Regional Vice President and General Manager

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza welcomes Dimitrios Zarikos as the new Regional Vice President and General Manager   Cairo, Egypt, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The team at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza is delighted to welcome Dimitrios Zarikos as the new Regional Vice President and General Manager. Dimitri is… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines wins Gold Medal for Best First Class Red at Cellars in the Sky Awards wine competition

Japan Airlines wins Gold Medal for Best First Class Red at Cellars in the Sky Awards wine competition   TOKYO, JAPAN, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) is delighted to announce that it was awarded the Gold Medal for Best First Class Red by judges at a world-renowned wine competition. The Cellars in… Read the full press release

HMSHost to continue operating dining locations at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock through 2028

HMSHost to open new Chili’s and Chick-fil-A locations LITTLE ROCK, AR, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — HMSHost, along with ACDBE partner JQ Enterprises, Inc., has been awarded a 10-year food & beverage contract extension to continue operating dining locations at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.  The extension will run from… 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 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

Royal Caribbean appoints Amanda Darrington as Sales Director UK & Ireland

LONDON, UK, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean has today announced that Amanda Darrington has been appointed Sales Director UK & Ireland, following Ben Bouldin’s promotion to Associate Vice President and Managing Director UK & Ireland. Starting on 24th April, Amanda will lead and oversee the thirty-strong Royal Caribbean sales team in the UK… Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport reports of 5.4 percent increase in passenger number in 2016 vs. 2015

Kansas City, MO, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 11,041,750 passengers traveled through Kansas City International Airport in 2016, up 5.4 percent from 2015. December totals were up 5.9 percent from 2015 figures, with 897,445 passengers arriving and departing through KCI gates during the month…. Read the full press release

Air France launches brand new comfort kit inspired by a “Toi & Moi” design for Business travellers

PARIS, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Over the next 6 months, Business customers travelling on board Air France long-haul flights will discover a brand new comfort kit. This new model is available in four colours – blue, grey, orange and turquoise. Inspired by a “Toi & Moi” design, the Business kit features two suede pockets… Read the full press release

SAS and Wideroe announce new agreement with Statoil on domestic and international flights

SAS and Wideroe have signed a new agreement with Statoil regarding the company’s domestic and international flights. The agreement covers a period of five years, including options. Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A wide-ranging network and frequent departures were just two of the reasons for Statoil once again demonstrating its confidence in SAS… Read the full press release

IATA and ENAC expand aviation training and education partnership to include aviation research and studies

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in cooperation with the École nationale de l’aviation civile (ÉNAC) announced the expansion of their aviation training and education partnership to include aviation research and studies. IATA and ENAC agreed to: Jointly plan new advanced master programs by aviation sector (airlines and… 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

The Singapore Tourism Board and Japan’s largest travel agency JTB Corp. to promote Singapore to Japanese travellers

First-ever Memorandum of Understanding STB has signed with a travel agency SINGAPORE, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singapore Tourism Board (‘STB’) and JTB Corp. (‘JTB’), the largest travel agency in Japan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote Singapore as a key destination for 2017 to Japanese travellers. This is the first… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards announces the luxury Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai as host for the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017

London, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards has revealed the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 will be hosted by the luxury Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai. The news comes as the industry leading awards programme begins its 24th year with the launch of the Grand Tour 2017. It will be the second time… 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

Japan Airlines and China Airlines strengthen codeshare agreement on all flights between Japan and Taiwan

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and China Airlines (CI) have begun a codeshare partnership on the Haneda = Taipei (Songshan) route since 2010. The two airlines have decided to further expand the codeshare cooperation on all flights operated by JAL and CI between Japan and Taiwan starting February 21, 2017…. Read the full press release

Rana Walker to speak at GBTA Conference 2017 Mexico City – Mexico, Central America & Caribbean, March 22-24

Mexico City, Mexico, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today (February 16, 2017) announced Rana Walker as a featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2017 Mexico City – Mexico, Central America & Caribbean, March 22-24. Rana Walker, an award-winning public speaker and… Read the full press release

TAP launches flights to Cologne, Germany beginning July 15, 2017

Lisbon, Portugal, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Company reinforces its positioning in Europe with new route launched in Germany As from now on, it is already possible for TAP customers to book flights to Cologne, Germany, the new destination to be inaugurated next Summer, to where TAP will fly twice a day, beginning on… 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

Allegiant launches new nonstop seasonal service from Cleveland, Ohio to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

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

MESA, Ariz., 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (Feb. 17, 2017) launches new, nonstop seasonal service to Phoenix, Arizona via the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport from Cleveland, Ohio. To celebrate, the company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares on the new routes for as low as $80.* “We’re… Read the full press release

flydubai launches flights to Batumi in Georgia, Qabala in Azerbaijan and Tivat in Montenegro starting June 2017

flydubai launches flights to Batumi in Georgia, Qabala in Azerbaijan and Tivat in Montenegro starting June 2017   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai today (February 15, 2017 ) announced the addition of three new destinations for the upcoming summer season. Batumi in Georgia, Qabala in Azerbaijan and Tivat… 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

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts opens its eighth hotel in Greater China, The St. Regis Changsha

Changsha, China, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — St. Regis Hotels & Resorts today (02/16/2017) announces the highly-anticipated opening of The St. Regis Changsha, the iconic luxury hotel brand’s eighth hotel in Greater China. Featuring a timeless blend of innovation and tradition, the hotel is set to elevate Changsha’s luxury hospitality landscape with its uncompromising… Read the full press release

Japan’s largest airline ANA announces changes to its board

TOKYO, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — ANA, Japan’s largest airline, today (February 16, 2017) announces changes to its board. Yuji Hirako, Executive Vice President and Member of the Board, will succeed Osamu Shinobe as President and CEO from 1 April this year, while Mr. Shinobe will become Vice Chairman of ANA HOLDINGS Inc. on… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines launches new route between Vladivostok, Russia to Osaka, Japan

Moscow, Russia, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, oneworld global airline alliance member, expands its route network and opens a new direction Vladivostok – Osaka. Tickets are available now. Direct flights to Osaka will be performed since 28 April 2017, on Wednesdays and Fridays. Flights will depart from Vladivostok International Airport (Knevichi) at 13:30 and… 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

Travelport Hotelzon upgrades its hotel booking app with new features and additional content

Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News — Travelport Hotelzon, a leading hotel distribution technology provider for the B2B travel industry, has upgraded its hotel booking app with the addition of numerous new features and additional content.  Designed to meet the increasing consumer-driven demands of the ever-connected corporate traveler, the updated mobile app version of the popular… 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

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