Iran Aseman Airlines to purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes

United States, 2017-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing confirms the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Iran Aseman Airlines, expressing the airline’s intent to purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $3 billion. The agreement also provides the airline with purchase rights for 30 additional 737 MAXs. According… Read the full press release

MIAT Mongolian Airlines to introduce the new Boeing 737 MAX airplanes in early 2019

Airplanes leased from Avolon to enter service in 2019 United States, 2017-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and MIAT Mongolian Airlines (Mongolyn Irgenii Agaaryn Teever) today announced the airline’s decision to lease two 737 MAX airplanes from Avolon, a global aircraft leasing company. The airline plans to introduce the new 737 MAX airplanes… Read the full press release

Passengers can now get free digital magazines on their device via Singapore Airlines mobile app

Selection of magazines now available via SITA DigitalMedia leveraging Adaptive technology Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers using the Singapore Airlines mobile app can now get free digital magazines on their device. Powered by SITA DigitalMedia using Adaptive technology, the new feature is available on the Singapore Airlines app on both iOS and… Read the full press release

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport implements SITA’s Airport Management solution for more predictable flow of aircraft departures

Airport Management solution allows for more accurate planning, reducing potential delays Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has taken another significant step towards streamlining aircraft movements across the airfield with the implementation of SITA’s Airport Management solution, providing a more predictable flow of aircraft departures and minimizing delays. By… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines starts flights from Moscow to Petrozavodsk

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, the oneworld® global airline alliance member, commences its flights to the capital of the Republic of Karelia, the city of Petrozavodsk, on April 4, 2017. During the summer period, the airline is the only regular carrier servicing this direction. Flights from Moscow will be performed on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Flights will depart from Moscow airport Domodedovo… Read the full press release

Ryanair’s Lviv – Berlin service to commence earlier due to strong demand from Ukrainian consumers

Ryanair’s Lviv – Berlin service to commence earlier due to strong demand from Ukrainian consumers   2 X Weekly Flights From September Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (6 Apr) announced that its new twice weekly     Lviv – Berlin service will commence in September due to strong demand… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches Glasgow Prestwick, Scotland route to Rzeszow, Poland as part of its winter 2017 schedule

Ryanair launches Glasgow Prestwick, Scotland route to Rzeszow, Poland as part of its winter 2017 schedule   Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (5 Apr) launched a new Glasgow Prestwick route to Rzeszow as part of its winter 2017 schedule, with a twice weekly service starting in… Read the full press release

Brew at the Zoo returns at Zoo Atlanta on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day weekend tradition roars back for its 10th anniversary on May 27 Atlanta, USA, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — WHAT: Atlanta’s favorite Memorial Day weekend festival tradition is back for its 10th anniversary with the return of Brew at the Zoo on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Ticket sales opened online on April 1,… Read the full press release

Tina Heide appointed General Manager at Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère in Davos

Tina Heide appointed General Manager at Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère in Davos   Frankfurt, Germany, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Tina Heide will take up the reins at Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère in Davos with effect from 1 July. She will succeed Thomas Kleber, who is leaving the company. Ms. Heide has been employed at the… Read the full press release

flydubai to equip its new Boeing MAX 8 fleet with seats from German aircraft seat manufacturer

flydubai to equip its new Boeing MAX 8 fleet with seats from German aircraft seat manufacturer The airline will equip its new Boeing MAX 8 fleet with seats from the German seat manufacturer Dubai, UAE, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based carrier flydubai and the German aircraft seat manufacturer Recaro Aircraft Seating today (April… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to connect Warsaw, Poland with Agadir in Morocco

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today (04. APRIL, 2017) announced a new sunny route from Poland. Starting on 30 June, the newest WIZZ service will connect Warsaw with Agadir in Morocco with two weekly flights. Seats are already on sale and can… Read the full press release

Take Off Into Work job scheme places its 600th recruit into a job at London City Airport

LONDON, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Take Off Into Work job scheme, run by Newham Workplace and London City Airport to help local people into employment, has placed its 600th recruit into a job at the airport. To mark the occasion, the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales joined Declan Collier, CEO of… Read the full press release

Visit Omaha appoints Tracie McPherson as Director of Communications

OMAHA, NE, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Visit Omaha, the official tourism authority for the City of Omaha, is proud to announce Tracie McPherson as Director of Communications, a new position at the organization. As Director of Communications, McPherson will focus on generating editorial coverage of the Omaha area through work with local, national and… Read the full press release

Concur collaborates with AirAsia Group to help businesses reduce their corporate travel spend

Concur collaborates with AirAsia Group to help businesses reduce their corporate travel spend   SINGAPORE, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Concur, an SAP company and one of the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, has announced a collaboration with AirAsia Group that will help Concur Travel customers access regular and… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland headquarters earns its eleventh consecutive Energy Star certification

Oakland, Calif., 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Port of Oakland headquarters located at 530 Water Street just received its eleventh consecutive Energy Star certification. Every year the U.S. EPA recognizes buildings nationwide for energy efficiency. Port headquarters is one of only 70 buildings in the State of California to receive an Energy Star. Port… Read the full press release

Hawker Pacific Asia joins Embraer Authorised MRO Network to support the ERJ family of commercial jets

Singapore, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Embraer has appointed Hawker Pacific Asia’s MRO facility in Singapore as the authorised service centre for the ERJ 135 and ERJ 145 commercial jets for the Asia Pacific region. They are now part of the Embraer Authorised MRO Network to support the ERJ family of commercial jets operating globally…. Read the full press release

Embraer Executive Jets delivers the first Phenom 100EV to U.S. customer

Embraer Executive Jets delivers the first Phenom 100EV to U.S. customer   São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ —Embraer Executive Jets delivered the first Phenom 100EV to an undisclosed U.S. customer, on March 31. The new aircraft model was certified by Brazil’s ANAC and by the FAA. An evolution… Read the full press release

Embraer establishes the Embraer Foundation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Embraer today ( April 3, 2017 ) announced the establishment of the Embraer Foundation, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Company’s U.S. headquarters. The new foundation is a sister organization to the Brazil-based Embraer Institute (Instituto Embraer), which has led the social investment initiatives of the Company since… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport launches the third HKIA Environmental Recognition Scheme

HONG KONG, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) today (3 April 2017) launched the third HKIA Environmental Recognition Scheme (the Scheme), during which more than 100 tenants at HKIA pledged to help shape HKIA into a green airport. The ceremony was officiated by Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment; Fred… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo launches suite of solutions to maintain the freshness of perishables during transportation

DUBAI, U.A.E.,, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has launched Emirates SkyFresh – a suite of solutions that help maintain the freshness of perishables and fresh consumables during transportation. Emirates SkyFresh brings together Emirates SkyCargo’s state of the art infrastructure at its hub in Dubai, a modern fleet… Read the full press release

Neil Mills named Chief Transformation Officer at airberlin

BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Neil Mills, currently Chief Strategy & Planning Officer at airberlin, will take up the new post of Chief Transformation Officer with immediate effect and lead a newly created division which will work across the whole airline to strengthen the overall performance of the company. airberlin’s CEO Thomas… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the winners of its prestigious 2017 Platinum and Gold Hospitality Awards

Choice Hotels announces the winners of its prestigious 2017 Platinum and Gold Hospitality Awards   ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is honoring the highest rated properties within its portfolio of more than 6,500 franchised hotels around the world by announcing… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels converts Brookwood Inn near Duke University in Durham, N.C. into a Cambria hotel & suites property

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has converted the former Brookwood Inn near Duke University in Durham, N.C., into a Cambria hotel & suites property. This $8 million transformation was completed this winter and the hotel officially became a Cambria hotel… Read the full press release

Kimberly J. Becker appointed second President/CEO of San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

SAN DIEGO, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Kimberly J. Becker, who has been with Mineta San Jose International Airport since 1995, and Director since 2013, has been hired as San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s second President/CEO.  She will begin in the position on May 1, succeeding Thella F. Bowens, who is retiring as… Read the full press release

IGLTA and PATA support a Nepalese tourism student to the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 34th Annual Global Convention

IGLTA and PATA support a Nepalese tourism student to the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 34th Annual Global Convention   BANGKOK, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The IGLTA Foundation has partnered with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to provide a unique opportunity for a tourism student from Nepal to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s… Read the full press release

Aeroflot again honored with Randstad Award as Russia’s best employer in the transport industry

Moscow, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has once again won the prestigious Randstad Award as the best employer in the transport industry in Russia. Russia’s most attractive employers are awarded every year based on the results of the world’s biggest employer branding survey. In 2017, 26 countries took part in the project. The… Read the full press release

dnata the first handling company at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to offer closed temperature controlled system

Amsterdam, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata Netherlands has added two temperature controlled cargo dollies to its infrastructure, which are specially designed to serve the pharmaceutical industry. With this introduction, dnata has become the first handling company at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to offer this closed temperature controlled system, for a seamless delivery of temperature-sensitive… Read the full press release

Airbnb expands Trips to New Zealand with an initial focus on Queenstown

San Francisco, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbnb is making it easier for New Zealanders to share their world with others by expanding beyond accommodation with the launch of Trips, which brings together where you stay, what you do and the people you meet, all into one platform. As the most significant development in Airbnb’s… Read the full press release

TAP launches new flight to Valencia, Spain

TAP launches new flight to Valencia, Spain   Lisbon, Portugal, 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Spanish market is of high importance to TAP • The airline is adding a new flight to its operation • 23 new weekly frequencies to Spain in 2017 TAP will operate, as from June 13th, a new flight… Read the full press release

Work underway on Queenstown Airport park and ride facility

Work underway on Queenstown Airport park and ride facility   Queenstown, New Zealand, 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The first sods have been turned on an airport park and ride facility, which marks another milestone in the continuing drive to improve transport and congestion issues in the Wakatipu Construction of the park and ride… Read the full press release