Emirates deploys latest Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft on its Dubai- Malé route

Dubai, U.A.E, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced the deployment of its latest Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft fitted with the ‘Game Changer’ First Class suites on its Dubai- Malé route from 1st June, 2019. The Maldivian capital will become the first destination in the South Asian region to be served on a… Read the full press release

Emirates introduces the first scheduled Airbus A380 service to Riyadh

A380 service effective from 21 April Riyadh to become 51st destination on Emirates A380 network Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will be providing more options and choice for its customers in Riyadh with the introduction of the first scheduled Airbus A380 service to the capital city, effective 21 April 2019. Riyadh will be… Read the full press release

Emirates and SpiceJet announce codeshare agreement

Six Indian cities served by SpiceJet, will join the Emirates network India, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates and SpiceJet have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter into a reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open new routes and destinations for passengers travelling between India and popular destinations across Africa, America, Europe… Read the full press release

Emirates Group plays part to support and preserve biodiversity

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley protect valuable wildlife ecosystems and provide sustainable tourism experiences Emirates supports United for Wildlife’s efforts to tackle the illegal wildlife trade, and has signed the WTTC’s Buenos Aires Declaration on Travel and Tourism and Illegal Wildlife Trade dnata4good pledges support for wildlife research and rehabilitation projects… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts unveils plans for an all-new Private Jet that will take flight in early 2021

The reimagined Four Seasons Private Jet further enhances the in-flight experience, for an elevated take on five-star service in the sky Toronto, Canada, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, unveils plans for an all-new Four Seasons Private Jet that will take flight in early 2021, evoking the bygone… Read the full press release

ExpressJet Airlines launches a flexible-option Rotor Transition Program

Atlanta, Georgia, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, today (April 23, 2019) introduced a flexible-option Rotor Transition Program that provides financial assistance for rotor pilots to gain the fixed-wing certifications necessary to begin a flying career with ExpressJet. The program provides up to $22,000 in assistance and the flexibility for… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways and partners raise funds for the Vachira Hospital Phuket

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Bangkok Airways in collaboration with a group of Thai artists, Thavorn Hotels & Resorts, Love Andaman, Andaman Passion and QS Retails Thailand organized the charity concert called “One The Beach Boutique Charity Concert” to raise funds for the Vachira Hospital Phuket. The concert took place at Thavorn Beach… Read the full press release

flydubai starts flights to Sochi, Russia

flydubai becomes the first UAE based airline to offer direct flights to Sochi Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai today (April 23, 2019) has announced the start of flights to Sochi, Russia. Flights between Dubai and Sochi will operate twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, starting from 07 June 2019…. Read the full press release

Air Partner announces the appointment of Kevin Macnaughton as Managing Director, Charter

Gatwick, UK, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ —Air Partner plc (“Air Partner”), the global aviation services group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Macnaughton as Managing Director, Charter, with immediate effect. Kevin is responsible for the development of the Charter division’s business strategy, and reports directly to Air Partner CEO Mark Briffa. Kevin… Read the full press release

CVG once again has the lowest airfares in the region

Erlanger, Ky., 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The U.S. Department of Transportation released its average airfare ranking report for fourth quarter 2018, and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) once again has the lowest airfares in the region. Among the top 100 U.S. domestic airports, CVG ranked #78.  The CVG average fare of $334 is… Read the full press release

CDA awarded LEED Gold certification on the South Air Traffic Control Tower (SATCT) at O’Hare International Airport

South Air Traffic Control Tower One of the First LEED Gold-Certified Air Traffic Control Towers in the U.S. CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) celebrated Earth Day today ( 04/22/2019) by joining the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines releases 2018 One Report

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Apr 22, 2019) released the Company’s 2018 One Report, an integrated citizenship report highlighting a commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. The detailed publication showcases Southwest’s three-pronged approach taken to focus on global citizenship, financial performance, and key… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces the appointment of Andrew S. Broderick as non-independent non-executive director

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air” or the “Company”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today (APR 17, 2019) announces the appointment of Andrew S. Broderick to the Board of the Company as non-independent non-executive director with effect from 16 April 2019. Andrew S…. Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Holidays introduces exclusive travel packages for the CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019

Exclusive Qatar Airways Holidays travel packages include flights, hotels and official match tickets, offering the ultimate CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019 experience Privilege Club members will also enjoy an exclusive 5 per cent discount on all CONMEBOL Copa America packages DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Holidays, the leisure division of… Read the full press release

Ryanair welcomed the recommendations from the European Commission Wise Persons Group on European Air Traffic Control reform

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair today (15 Apr) welcomed the publication of the 10 recommendations from the European Commission Wise Persons Group on European Air Traffic Control reform. The initiative aims to reduce increasing delays to consumers by taking a central network management approach under Eurocontrol and implementing capacity contracts with national… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines starts direct flights from Novosibirsk to Guangzhou (China)

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, is starting direct flights from Novosibirsk to Guangzhou (China) on May 21, 2019. Tickets are already available. The flights will be operated on Tuesdays and Sundays. Departure from Tolmachevo Airport is at 21:10, and arrival in Guangzhou is at 04:15 local time on the following day. The return flight departs on Wednesdays and Mondays at 05:15 and… Read the full press release

Norwegian unveils its newest tail fin hero: civil rights leader, Harvey Milk

LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian is proud to unveil its newest tail fin hero, and eighth American to be immortalised on a Norwegian aircraft: civil rights leader, Harvey Milk. His portrait graces the tail fin of a Norwegian Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Since Norwegian’s first aircraft took to the skies in… Read the full press release

9.7m passengers travelled through Gatwick Airport Q4 January – March 2019

Total passenger numbers +4.0% year-on-year, with long-haul +7.5% Gatwick achieved its busiest ever February half term as 1.2m passengers travelled through the airport LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has achieved its busiest-ever start to a year, as passenger numbers grew by +4.0% in Q4, compared to 2018, as 9.7 million passengers… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes easyJet’s expansion developments at its Bristol base

More aircraft, routes and passengers take off easyJet will position a 17th aircraft at its Bristol base from summer 2019 Brand new routes to Milan and Brindisi in Italy and Biarritz in France will launch in July easyJet will add a second daily flight between Bristol and Paris to allow day trips for business travellers… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways is the global launch partner of Rolls-Royce’s new Virtual Reality training tool

Qatar Airways engineers are the first in the industry to receive Virtual Reality training for Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine Maintenance DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to be the global launch partner of Rolls-Royce’s new Virtual Reality training tool. Recognised for its ongoing commitment to innovation, Qatar Airways is… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways recognized for its outstanding onboard hospitality, passenger experience and charitable initiatives

Airline took home numerous awards from three prestigious ceremonies held in Hamburg during the month of April, including ‘Trendsetter of the Year’, ‘Best Charitable Initiatives’, ‘Best Onboard Catering Innovation’ and ‘Best Onboard Snacks’   DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is celebrating a successful month of April with a host of… Read the full press release

IATA announces its 2019 Premier Circle winners as and its regional top performing training partners

New Delhi, India, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced its 2019 Premier Circle winners as well as its regional top performing training partners as part of its prestigious recognition program. More than 450 IATA global training partners are evaluated on select criteria, such as the quality of training delivered… Read the full press release

IATA urges the Romanian government to focus on aviation competitiveness

Bucharest, Romania, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the Romanian government to focus on aviation competitiveness as a means to strengthen the economy of Romania. In addition, Romania’s Presidency of the European Union gives it a powerful opportunity to push policies for stronger aviation competitiveness across the whole of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways teams up with QADCO to supply Qatar Aircraft Catering Company with fresh produce

Qatarat Agricultural Development Company (QADCO) to supply Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC) with fresh produce to be served on board Qatar Airways flights and at its Doha Hub Lounges The airline is proud to support the “Made in Qatar” initiative by purchasing fresh produce from QADCO DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ investment in Air Italy and operations to the United States are fully compliant with the U.S.-Qatar Open Skies Agreement

All agreed Open Skies conditions being met Airline cross-border investments never raised as a point of concern during negotiations DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Following recent false accusations relating to Qatar Airways’ shareholding in Air Italy, such baseless statements and consistent inaccuracies need addressing as a matter of urgency. Qatar Airways holds… Read the full press release

dnata’s voted ‘Airline Caterer of the Year, North America, 2019’ by PAX International readers

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata’s catering team has been voted ‘Airline Caterer of the Year, North America, 2019’ by readers of PAX International, the leading publication for airline industry executives. The coveted PAX International Readership Award was presented in Hamburg during the annual World Travel Catering Expo. “We are honoured to be recognised by our… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport celebrated Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to Maui

East Bay airport expands service to Hawaii, offers 4 days park free – $96 Value Oakland, CA, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport is celebrating another first today (April 8, 2019) following Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to Maui on Sunday. The Airport and Airline celebrated with a Hawaii-inspired send-off at Oakland International Airport, complete… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport served 2,421,744 million passengers in March, an increase of 1.2% compared to last year

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In March, 2,421,744 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 1.2% compared to last year. The number of local passengers was 1,666,351 in March 2019, which is no change compared to March 2018. The transfer rate is at 31.0% in the month under review… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport welcomes the return of United Airlines’ nonstop flights to New York

Shannon, Ireland, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — United Airlines has resumed nonstop flights between Shannon and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, for the summer season.  The service will operate daily until October 26, 2019 (westbound). “We are delighted to operate this nonstop service between Shannon and New York/Newark again this summer,” said… Read the full press release

Vietjet launches new route linking Phu Quoc and Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (April 09, 2019) in Hong Kong, Vietjet announced the commercial launch of a new route linking Phu Quoc and Hong Kong – one of the most well-known destinations in Asia and its operation plan for the Hong Kong market. Attending the announcement in Hong Kong were… Read the full press release