Kansas City International Airport announces changes to Alaska Airlines and Allegiant terminals and gates

Travelers will Leave from One Terminal and Return to Another Kansas City, MO, 2019-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Kansas City air travelers take note: Alaska Airlines and Allegiant will swap terminals and gates at Kansas City International Airport overnight on Monday, August 26 and begin operating in their new locations Tuesday, August 27. Alaska… Read the full press release

IATA: 2019 World Financial Symposium (WFS) to focus on the theme of shaping a sustainable future together

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2019 World Financial Symposium (WFS) will focus on the theme of shaping a sustainable future together: airlines, IATA and partners. The world’s airlines are expected to report their 10th consecutive annual profit in 2019, but earnings are being squeezed. In June IATA… Read the full press release

JAL renews in-flight safety video

Focusing on Concrete and Realistic Images to Promote Safety Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The JAL Group has been implementing specific measures to Rebuild Safety and a Sense of Security, as outlined in the company`s Medium Term Management Plan. As part of the continued efforts, the company announced the decision to renew the in-flight… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces two new Southend routes to Bucharest and Vilnius

Ryanair Continues Central & Eastern European Expansion DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (22 Aug) announced two new Southend routes to Bucharest and Vilnius, commencing in November 2019. The new route to Bucharest will operate with a five times weekly service, while the new Vilnius route will operate three… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches its first ever flights from Georgia

4 New Routes, 170,000 Customers P.A. At Tbilisi & Kutaisi DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (21 August) announced its first ever flights from Georgia, the 39th country in the Ryanair network, with a new route from Tbilisi to Milan Bergamo and two new routes from Kutaisi to Bologna… Read the full press release

British Airways to empower cabin crew with iPhone XRs to help them deliver personalised customer service

Every member of British Airways’ 15,000 cabin crew will receive an iPhone XR in latest phase of multi-million pounds investment in technology and training New phones are part of initiative to empower cabin crew to deliver personalised customer service to customers Investment comes after British Airways awarded prestigious Skytrax gong for Best Airline Staff in… Read the full press release

British Airways celebrates 100 years of flying with British European Airways (BEA) liveried aircraft at the International Air Display

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Jersey residents will step back in time when British Airways celebrates 100 years of flying with a nostalgic entry in this year’s International Air Display on September 12. One of the airline’s heritage aircraft, an Airbus A319 in the former British European Airways (BEA) livery, will take part… Read the full press release

SAS comes first in Heathrow’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table for Q2

SAS comes first in the latest Fly Quiet and Green league table for Q2 as the airline tackles late and early flights and improves operational performance Qantas stands out as most improved airline moving up 28 positions to 6th place, after achieving 100% compliance for track keeping and eliminating late and early flights Heathrow calls on… Read the full press release

Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya offers Best Travel Packages, Trips and Safaris in Nairobi including a tour to Lake Nakuru National Park

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2019-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Coming from Nairobi the first glimpse of the spectacular Rift Valley are breathtaking. The escarpment on which the city rests crashes where to the floor of a volcano-studded valley hundreds of meters below, across which savannah grasslands reach out beyond the horizons. If the view could speak… Read the full press release

Emirates anticipates peak arrivals period in upcoming weeks

Airline ramping up services for hassle-free arrivals into Dubai for over half a million travellers Dubai, UAE, 2019-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel is expected to reach an all-time high in the upcoming weeks for Emirates, as the airline expects yet another busy period with travellers flocking into Dubai after the summer holidays and… Read the full press release

JAL Group to operate Boeing 787-8 aircraft on Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami route

Launching on Tokyo Haneda = Osaka Itami Route Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — JAL Group (JAL) today announced the carrier`s first domestic configured Boeing 787-8 aircraft will launch on October 27, 2019 from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami airport. The aircraft cabin (Domestic Configuration) will be comprised of three classes: JAL First Class,… Read the full press release

IATA: Competitiveness of Swiss aviation crucial for jobs and prosperity

Zurich, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released analysis showing that the competitiveness of Switzerland’s air transport sector could generate an additional 36,000 jobs and nearly CHF 13 billion in extra GDP for the nation’s economy by 2037. An IATA study, Switzerland Air Transport Regulatory Competitiveness Indicators, recommends that to maximize the… Read the full press release

British Airways welcomes plans submitted to develop UK and Europe’s first commercial waste to jet fuel plant

The proposed plant will take hundreds of thousands of tonnes of household and commercial solid waste and turn it into clean burning sustainable aviation fuel, reducing net greenhouse gases by 70% compared to the fossil fuel equivalent – equal to taking up to 40,000 cars per year off the road British Airways intends to purchase… Read the full press release

Qantas invests up to $10 million each year to expand its discounted fares program

Bigger discounts for last minute fares for residents in 16 regional towns Maximum fares approximately $400 per sector to capital cities (approx. $800 return) Qantas calls on councils and airports to reduce airport fees Mount Isa, Australia, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Residents in regional and remote towns across Australia will benefit from a… Read the full press release

Vietjet Thailand named Asia’s Best Employer Brand 2019

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Vietjet Thailand has been named Asia’s Best Employer Brand 2019. The award ceremony has just been held in Singapore. This award was nominated by Employer Branding Institute, World HRD Congress & Stars of the Industry Group to honor Asian businesses’ effort and achievements in human resources… Read the full press release

Vietjet launches two direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to New Delhi

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s a great news for Indian culture-lovers that Vietjet is now opening 2 direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to New Delhi with thousands of super-saving tickets priced only from 0VND (*). The promotional tickets are up for grabs during 3 golden days from August 20-22,… Read the full press release

CAA Headquarters relocates to Aviation House located just outside of Gatwick Airport

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the relocation of our central London office from Holborn to Canary Wharf, our official corporate headquarters is now Aviation House located just outside of Gatwick Airport. The official registered address is Aviation House, Beehive Ring Road, Crawley, West Sussex RH6 0YR. Our building on Kingsway in Holborn,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Innovation Hub launches the “Compensaid” sustainability platform and focuses on CO2 neutral aviation fuels

Travelers can use the new platform to replace the fossil fuel of their flights with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Airline passengers can reduce up to 80 percent of their CO2 emissions “Compensaid” provides a transparent overview of a person’s travel history and associated CO2 emissions across all airlines COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — CO2neutral, synthetic… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo presented with ‘Best Customer Airline 2018’ award for transporting the largest volume of air cargo from Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Award from MAB Kargo for highest air cargo tonnage at Kuala Lumpur Air cargo carrier sees 17% growth in cargo transported in one year Operated multiple cargo charters including a special flight for solar panels to Zambia Dubai/ Kuala Lumpur, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, was presented… Read the full press release

Flybe becomes the first regional airline in the world to be awarded IATA Level 4 NDC certification

Only regional airline in world to receive NDC Level 4 status High performance access to real time data for travel trade Exeter, England, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has become the first regional airline in the world to be awarded International Air Transport Association (IATA) Level 4 New Distribution Capability (NDC)… Read the full press release

Delta Air Lines returns to Manchester Airport with new peak-summer service to Boston

Now boarding – Virgin Atlantic and Delta unveil new schedule between Manchester and United States Delta returns to Manchester to join forces with Virgin Atlantic Manchester, UK, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are boosting flights between the U.K and U.S. from next summer, with Delta returning to Manchester… Read the full press release

British Airways offers 50,000 short-haul seats at £50 each-way

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As the summer holidays come to an end and Autumn is on the horizon, so it seems the UK is bracing for a cooler climate. According to the Met Office, we’re in for a week of breeze and scattered showers. With the children heading back to school shortly and… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Airways appoints Mandy Ng as the new CEO of HK Express

Airline and Cathay Pacific veteran Mandy Ng brings continuity and expertise to the Group’s newest wholly owned subsidiary Hong kong, China, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today (August 19, 2019) announced the appointment of Mandy Ng as the new CEO of HK Express with immediate effect. Mandy takes over from former CEO… Read the full press release

SJC welcomes Southwest Airlines’ new nonstop flights to Kona and Lihue

Southwest will become the second SJC carrier serving all four main Hawaiian Islands nonstop in January 2020 San Jose, Calif., 2019-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines announced today (August 15, 2019 ) the addition of new nonstop flights to Kona (KOA), on the Island of Hawaii, and Lihue, Kauai (LIH) from Mineta San Jose… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Announces Senior Management Changes

Hongkong, China, 2019-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific announced today (August 16, 2019) the following management changes, effective from 19th August: Mr. Augustus Tang appointed Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Mr. Rupert Hogg. Mr. Ronald Lam appointed Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, succeeding Mr. Paul Loo.  Ronald Lam will remain Chief Executive Officer of Hong… Read the full press release

BRITISH AIRWAYS’ A350 GEARS UP FOR ITS FIRST LONG HAUL FLIGHT TO DUBAI

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ first A350 aircraft is being put through its paces with extensive service trials ahead of it starting long-haul flying to Dubai on September 2. The airline took delivery of its newest aircraft featuring its latest generation business class seat, Club Suite, on July 29. Not only… Read the full press release

British Airways celebrated its 100,000th aircraft pushback using its eco-friendly, emissions-free Mototok tugs

Automated pushback devices have reduced airside emissions and allowed the airline to reduce its fuel consumption The devices are part of British Airways’ long-term plan to reduce emissions from all vehicles at Heathrow Mototok technology helps British Airways maintain its position as the most punctual of the largest short-haul operators out of London LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

British Airways trials a new virtual reality headset in a UK first

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers will be transported to their own 3D cinema in the skies as the airline exclusively trials a new virtual reality headset in a UK first. From now until the end of 2019, customers travelling on select flights in First from London Heathrow to New York… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches daily nonstop service between Spokane and Paine Field

Nonstop route will connect Eastern Washington and Everett with daily roundtrip flight Seattle, Washington, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (Aug. 14, 2019) it will launch daily nonstop service between Spokane International Airport and Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett on Nov. 4. Tickets are now on sale, just in time for holiday travel. Spokane becomes the 10th destination served… Read the full press release

Southwest Airline expands service to, from, and within Hawaii

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Aug 15, 2019) announced the carrier will add new service to, from, and within Hawaii in mid-January 2020 with new, daily service between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Honolulu. In addition, new service nonstop between both of the carrier’s Hawaii gateways in the Bay Area, Oakland and San Jose, and both Kauai and the Island of Hawaii, will… Read the full press release