Royal Brunei Airlines joins the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) as its newest aviation member

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Brunei Airlines, the national carrier of Brunei Darussalam, has joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Royal Brunei Airlines to the PATA family as our newest aviation member. I look forward to working with them as they… Read the full press release

Swissport names Christoph Meier VP Head of Group Communications

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Christoph is an experienced corporate communications professional with a proven track record in leading global teams and internal and external partners. Christoph joins Swissport from Lufthansa Group, where he was Head of Communication Strategy & Planning, tasked with drafting the Group Communications agenda, integrated content planning and multi-channel… Read the full press release

British Airways gears up for a busy Christmas; expects to operate more than 11,000 flights to and from London between December 22-January 4

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is gearing up for the Christmas getaway and expects to operate more than 11,000 flights to and from London between Friday December 22 and Friday January 4, with the most popular destinations chosen by customers including New York, Rome and Geneva. More than 60,000 Christmas… Read the full press release

British Airways further expands its London City and regional operation with new routes, increased frequencies, more aircrafts and new jobs

LONDON, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is further expanding both its London City and regional operation with three new routes, increased frequencies, two more aircraft and 40 new jobs. Just a week after the airline announced it is increasing flights from Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol in Summer 2018, today it unveils plans to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways updates its earlier order for 50 A320neo with a firm order of 50 of the larger A321neo ACF

Total deal is valued at $6.35 billion at list prices and represents a further commitment to the airline’s growing fleet Deal comes at the end of a year of celebrations as award-winning airline celebrates its twentieth anniversary Qatar Airways will soon welcome the Airbus A350-1000 into its fleet as Global Launch Customer  DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-08… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways earns IATA’s New Distribution Capability Level 3 Certification

Airline invests in new technology to give customers faster access to full airfare and travel product information and a better purchase experience DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways recently achieved the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) NDC Level 3 Certification, demonstrating its use of the latest technological standards in providing information… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines invites guests to wear festive holiday sweaters and get to board early on National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

Flyers and employees invited to celebrate National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day on Dec. 15  SEATTLE, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, Alaska Airlines guests who wear their festive holiday sweaters to the airport are able to board early. The one-day promotion will be celebrated by flyers and employees alike… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines celebrates second month of record-breaking performance with 90.4% of all network flights arriving on-time in the month of November

New data shows November marks second straight month of company’s best all-time operational reliability MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The good news keeps on rolling at Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE). South Florida’s Hometown Airline is celebrating a second month of record-breaking performance with 90.4% of all network flights arriving on-time in the month… Read the full press release

Etihad Airway announces four additional weekly flights to Maldives

Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airways today announced four additional weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi – Malé route, taking frequency to the idyllic Maldives to 11 services a week from June next year. The extra flights, effective 15 June 2018, will operate year-round and provide more travel… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways launches second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Amman, Jordan

Additional year-round service between Abu Dhabi and Amman begins in March 2018 Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE), 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Etihad Airways is launching a second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Amman, effective 25 March 2018. The double daily year-round schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between Abu… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Boom Supersonic partners to bring commercial supersonic travel to passengers

TOKYO, Japan/ Denver, Colorado, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Boom Supersonic are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to bring commercial supersonic travel to passengers. While new and advanced technologies are changing our lives significantly, flight times for air travel have stayed relatively constant. Boom is developing a new-generation supersonic… Read the full press release

easyJet announces sponsorship with Great British Telemark Skiing team member Ben Emsley

easyJet has announced a sponsorship with 20 year old Ben Emsley, a member of the Great British Telemark Skiing team.  LUTON, UK, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has launched sponsorship with 20 year old Ben Emsley, a member of the Great British Telemark Skiing team. The airline is providing flight support… Read the full press release

South African Airways maintains highest Halaal requirements and standards in food preparation for Muslim customers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) would like to assure all Muslim customers that the airline maintains the highest Halaal requirements and standards in food preparation. “SAA’s Muslim customers can be assured that AirChefs, the catering subsidiary of the airline, is compliant with the stringent Halaal requirements as stated… Read the full press release

Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services selected by Airbus as a supplier on a new engine nacelle programme

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services announced today that it has been selected by Airbus as a supplier on a new engine nacelle programme for the Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo family of aircraft. Bombardier’s Northern Ireland operations (Short Brothers plc) has been chosen to develop and… Read the full press release

QantasLink launches direct flights to Kangaroo Island — its first carbon neutral destination

ADELAIDE, Australia, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — QantasLink is today celebrating the launch of its direct flights to Kangaroo Island providing travellers with access to a popular new destination. Year-round flights from Adelaide commenced today, with seasonal Melbourne flights to commence on 17 December. The launch also marks an industry-first with Kangaroo Island becoming… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport named Efficiency Champion at the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport has taken out the Efficiency Champion category of the Sustainable Business Network Awards after dramatically reducing its energy use and focusing on using cleaner energy sources. The NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards have been running for 15 years and are the pre-eminent and longest-standing sustainability… Read the full press release

Lufthansa earns five-star certification from Skytrax

Skytrax awards quality rating for premium service and first-rate comfort Cologne, Germany 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, as the first airline outside Asia, Lufthansa has received five-star certification from British aviation consulting specialist Skytrax. This puts Lufthansa in the select group of now ten airlines that have been given this coveted rating. The… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline in the Middle East to achieve IATA’s IEnvA Stage 2

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today announced its accreditation to the highest level of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Environmental Assessment programme (IEnvA). Exceeding its deadline set in March 2016, Qatar Airways is the first airline in the Middle East, and the fifth worldwide, to achieve IEnvA Stage 2…. Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport welcomes new spacious Qantas London Lounge

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas welcomes customers into the new spacious Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow Airport today, as the airline counts down to its non-stop 787 Dreamliner flights between London and Australia. Qantas has spent the past 12 months building a dedicated lounge at Heathrow as part of a multi-million dollar… Read the full press release

Heathrow reveals new noise metrics and shows noise footprint at its smallest since tracking started in 2006

15% fewer households affected by noise levels New quarterly ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table unveiled, ranking airlines on noise and emission performance from April to June LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A new annual noise contour report shows that Heathrow airport’s noise footprint continues to shrink – with over 52,000 fewer households… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport welcomes Air Canada’s new daily non-stop services to San Francisco

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2017-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today announced it will launch new daily non-stop, year-round services on May 1, 2018 from Edmonton to San Francisco. Flights will be operated with Bombardier CRJ-705/900 jets offering a choice of 12 Business Class seats and 64 Economy Class seats, wi-fi, and Air Canada’s in-flight entertainment… Read the full press release

Aeroflot again voted best Russian airline in the annual survey organised by National Geographic Traveler Awards

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has once again been named best Russian airline in the annual on-line survey organised by National Geographic Traveler Awards among Russian readers of the magazine. The Awards ceremony took place on 30 November in Moscow. As in previous years, voting was conducted via the www.nat-geo.ru website from 22 May… Read the full press release

Air France-KLM and Jet Airways announce ‘Enhanced Cooperation Agreement’

MUMBAI, India, 2017-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — On 29 November 2017, Air France-KLM and Jet Airways signed a landmark ‘Enhanced Cooperation Agreement’ for the development of their operations between Europe and India. A first in the history of Indian aviation, this agreement strengthens the partnership built between the three airlines since 2014. This cooperation was… Read the full press release

Jet Airways Cargo and Air France KLM Cargo to further strengthen their existing cargo cooperation

MUMBAI, India/ AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, 2017-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways Cargo (9W Cargo) and Air France KLM Cargo (AFKL Cargo) have announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the objective to shape and further strengthen their existing cargo cooperation. The signing of the MoU is especially significant, as it complements… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines continues its support to ORF’s Light of Peace Campaign

Flight OS 858 with the Light of Peace landed in Vienna Friday night Transport from Tel Aviv to Vienna and North America A light as a symbol for peace VIENNA, Austria, 2017-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines brought the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria for the 31st time…. Read the full press release

Wizz Air re-starts its operations from Kharkiv, Ukraine

NEW ROUTES FROM KHARKIV AND LVIV AIRPORTS BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Ukraine’s leading low-cost carrier, today announces its re-start of operations from Kharkiv, which will become the carrier’s third Ukrainian airport, along with 5 new routes to be launched in… Read the full press release

Wizz Air streamlines its operations in Poland

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced that it was adjusting its network and capacity plan to reflect changing customer demand. In June 2018, the airline will close its base at Lublin Airport and redeploy its Lublin-based Airbus A320 aircraft to consolidate… Read the full press release

Wizz Air further expands in Romania by adding second Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet at Sibiu airport

SECOND BASED AIRCRAFT, FIVE NEW ROUTES, 23 ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS & 8,000 NEW SEATS EVERY WEEK BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania’s leading carrier, today announced that it will further expand its Sibiu operations, adding a second Airbus A320 aircraft to its local… Read the full press release

flydubai marks the UAE’s 46th National Day with cultural activities

DUBAI, UAE, 2017-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai marks the UAE’s 46th National Day with several cultural activities at the company’s headquarters, reflecting the achievements, growth and patriotism of the country. Commenting on the occasion, flydubai’s Chief Executive Officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “It’s great to see our colleagues come together to celebrate the… Read the full press release

flydubai further expands its service to Moscow with new daily flights to Sheremetyevo International Airport

The airline will offer daily flights to Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) in addition to its service from Vnukovo International Airport (VKO) Starting 01 January 2018, flights to Sheremetyevo will be operated on the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 Carrier marks new milestone for its operations to Russia with more than 50 weekly flights scheduled for the New Year holidays… Read the full press release