British Airways launches self-service boarding gates

British Airways launches self-service boarding gates   London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is transforming its customers’ airport experience by becoming the first UK airline to introduce automated biometric technology throughout the airport – with the launch of self-service boarding gates. Following a successful trial last June, the first three boarding gates… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ amenity kits recognized at the OnBoard Hospitality awards and at Pax International

Qatar Airways’ amenity kits recognized at the OnBoard Hospitality awards and at Pax International   DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has had an award-winning start to April, taking home the top accolade for its new Economy amenity kits at both the OnBoard Hospitality awards and at Pax International last week. Mr…. Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific to increase frequency of flights between Hong Kong to Manchester from 1 December 2017

HongKong, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific today (06 Apr 2017) announced that its current four-times-weekly Hong Kong to Manchester service will become a daily operation from 1 December 2017. Having announced in March that it would be increasing the number of weekly flights to the northern English city to six by the end… Read the full press release

Gatwick welcomes CAA approval of Route 4

Route 4 is one of nine Gatwick departure routes Airport will continue to explore ways to mitigate the impact of aircraft noise on this and other flight paths United Kingdom, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport today welcomed news that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today approved Route 4 – a westerly runway… Read the full press release

St. John’s International Airport Authority unveiled $200 million Improvement and Expansion Plan

Investment of $200 million over 10 years (2017 to 2026) Improvements will allow Airport to accommodate 2 million passengers annually Financial Plan to fund improvement projects and ensure long-term financial sustainability Primary source of revenue to pay for infrastructure improvements is Airport Improvement Fee (AIF) AIF will increase from $30 to $35 effective July 1,… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes new Cathay Pacific service between Manchester and Hong Kong

Manchester Airport welcomes new Cathay Pacific service between Manchester and Hong Kong   MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has announced that it will be bolstering its frequency in the North West by offering daily flights between Manchester and Hong Kong as of 1 December 2017. The extra services will operate… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Vienna earns approval from FAA

Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Vienna earns approval from FAA   Basel, Switzerland, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Vienna has recently received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide line and base maintenance to N-registered aircraft. Close to 500 N-registered aircraft are currently based or operating in EMEA… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport supports one of its biggest local engagement programmes this summer

Gatwick supports one of its biggest community engagement programmes The airport is partnering with: The Brighton Marathon Weekend, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Eastbourne International Hot Air Balloon Festival and Brighton Pride Events set to reach more communities in the South East than ever before United Kingdom, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport to host exclusive tour of the airport on Luchtvaartdag, Saturday 22 April

Belgium, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — On Saturday 22 April, Brussels Airport will be opening its doors throughout the day during the aviation day of the Flemish government, Luchtvaartdag. Young and old can enjoy an exclusive tour along places on the airport site you would never see as passenger or visitor. In addition, visitors can discover… Read the full press release

Tirana Airport welcomes Wizz Air’s new service from Tirana to Hungary’s capital, Budapest

Wizz Air launches the new route Tirana – Budapest  Albania, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, launched today its first low-fare service from Tirana, connecting the city with Hungary’s capital, Budapest. The new low-fare route, with a convenient schedule of two weekly frequencies, will bring… Read the full press release

Air France to increase frequency of flights between European and North-African destinations this Spring

France, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — To meet increased demand over the spring break school holidays and the end of the school year, Air France plans to increase the frequency of its medium-haul flights to and from several European and North-African destinations. In total, between April and June, the Company will operate 138 additional flights…. Read the full press release

easyJet celebrated its fifth anniversary at London Southend Airport .

United Kingdom, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Since its launch at Southend in April 2012, easyJet has flown over four million passengers on over 32,000 flights, and now flies to 15 popular city and holiday destinations across Europe, with the most popular being Amsterdam, Alicante, Faro and Malaga. To mark the anniversary easyJet invited two… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels opens its fifth Hyatt Place hotel in India — the Hyatt Place Rameswaram

Hyatt Place hotel located in one of India’s holiest pilgrimage destinations Chicago, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Rameswaram, the first Hyatt Place hotel in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the fifth Hyatt Place hotel to open in India. Developed by… Read the full press release

Norwegian launches two new routes from London Gatwick to Seattle and Denver

London Gatwick’s only direct flights to Seattle and Denver starting from September with fares from £199 Seattle and Denver routes return to Gatwick after more than 10 years Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian is continuing its transatlantic expansion by launching two new routes from London Gatwick to Seattle and Denver on… Read the full press release

Boeing Global Services to be headquartered in West Plano, Texas

United States, 2017-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has selected a site in Plano, Texas, for the headquarters of its new Global Services business unit, which will be operational in July. Boeing Global Services headquarters will be located in the Legacy West mixed- use development in West Plano. Global Services President and CEO… Read the full press release

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

Flybe adds three special flights to link Belfast City and the Isle of Man during TT2017 races

Leading regional airline adds Isle of Man flights from Belfast City for TT2017 Exeter, U.K., 2017-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has added three special flights to link Belfast City and the Isle of Man to accommodate the demand from Northern Ireland motorsport fans wanting to attend the week-long TT2017 races… 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

Car sharing service BelkaCar joins S7 priority frequent flyer program

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, the oneworld®global airline alliance member, introduces car sharing service BelkaCar, a new partner of S7 priority frequent flyer program. Now members of S7 Priority program can earn bonus miles by using a car of the car sharing service. You can use BelkaCar vehicles within Moscow and Moscow oblast, and the lease must be completed within… 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

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

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

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

Amadeus partners with Distribusion and Betterez to enhance bus operators’ offer worldwide

Amadeus partners with Distribusion and Betterez to enhance bus operators’ offer worldwide   MADRID, SPAIN, 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotel room? Check. Flight? Check. Taxi to the airport? Check. What about getting from the airport to your hotel in the city centre? An airport transfer bus could be the best option. Chances are,… Read the full press release

French Online Travel Company MisterFly adopts Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding technology

Award-winning Online Travel Company (OTA) MisterFly adopts Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding technology to drive accelerated growth Langley, U.K., 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform and innovative French Online Travel Agency (OTA), MisterFly, have today announced the online integration of its innovative merchandising technology. Over 200,000 customers have… Read the full press release