Gatwick gains Gdansk gateway ─ thanks to Wizz Air

Wizz Air to commence flights to its fourth destination from Gatwick With these new flights, Gatwick becomes carrier’s third largest airport in UK in terms of weekly capacity Gatwick now offers 23 destinations in Central and Eastern Europe in S19 Gatwick, UK, 2019-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air has added its fourth destination… Read the full press release

SAS travelers can soon experience the world’s most modern and fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft, the Airbus A350

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — From January 2020, travelers can look forward to exploring the world in the most fuel-efficient and comfortable long haul aircraft, the Airbus A350. The new aircraft is a key investment and part of the extensive renewal of the SAS fleet, tailored to reduce emissions, and in line with… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines May 2019 passenger number rises by 2.8 percent year-on-year

Number of passengers rises by 2.8 percent year-on-year  Capacity utilization increases by 1.7 percentage points to 81.1 percent  Strongest passenger growth and offer increase in Munich  COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In May 2019, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed around 13.2 million passengers. This shows an increase of 2.8 percent compared to the… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways selects Amadeus Altéa passenger service system (PSS) to enhance passenger experience

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Bangkok Airways will shift its passenger service system (PSS) to Amadeus Altéa solutions which will include reservations, inventory, ticketing and departure control capabilities. The new system will help the airline enhance passenger experience by delivering more consistent and personalized customer services, and improve operational efficiency. Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth,… Read the full press release

ALPA joins the Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI) to fight human trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (June 12, 2019), the world’s largest airline pilot union, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), announced a new partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to fight human trafficking through… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo starts handling pharmaceutical cargo at a new purpose-built facility in Chicago

Air cargo carrier unveils purpose-built pharma facility at Chicago Pharma Corridors programme extended to 20 stations globally Dubai hub receives successful GDP re-certification Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Reinforcing its position as the global market leader for the air transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals, Emirates SkyCargo has significantly boosted its worldwide pharma handling… Read the full press release

British Airways hosted the Pitch on a Plane competition using on-board WiFi

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — London and San Francisco – A British Airways flight has touched down at London Heathrow from San Francisco this morning, having been on quite a unique journey – it hosted the Pitch on a Plane competition using on-board WiFi.  The airline joined up with Founders Forum to give five start-ups the chance to pitch their ideas to a host of judges on board the flight… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways’ frequent flyer program launches the “Points Travel Sale” campaign

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Flyer Bonus, a frequent flyer program of Bangkok Airways launches the “Points Travel Sale” campaign, offering KTC-BANGKOK AIRWAYS credit card members a chance to redeem air tickets using only 50% of the normal flight awards redemption rates. The offer is valid for one-way or round-trip tickets on Bangkok… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports welcomes IndiGo’s new daily direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Abu Dhabi

Flags off new daily direct flights connecting Abu Dhabi with Delhi and Mumbai Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — IndiGo, India’s largest airline, commenced two new daily direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Abu Dhabi yesterday. IndiGo, India’s largest airline, commenced two new daily direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai… Read the full press release

Airbus to participate in the Critical Communications World exhibition, Kuala Lumpur

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbus, a leading provider of secure communications and collaboration solutions, will be showcasing its next-generation communication developments for mission and business critical use at the Critical Communications World (CCW) 2019, taking place in Kuala Lumpur from 18 to 20 June. This year, no fewer than six distinctive… Read the full press release

Ryanair to acquire Malta Air

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair Holdings, Europe’s largest airline group, today (11th June) announced it has agreed to purchase Malta Air, a Maltese start up airline, into which Ryanair will move and grow its Malta based fleet of 6 B737 aircraft. This investment in Malta Air will allow Ryanair to grow its already… Read the full press release

SFO welcomes TAP Air Portugal’s nonstop flights between Lisbon and San Francisco

With 71 New Jet Deliveries Planned Through 2025, TAP’s Fleet Reaches 100 Aircraft for the First Time as the Airline Adds New Routes this Month from SFO, Chicago O’Hare and Washington-Dulles SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP Air Portugal introduces five weekly nonstop flights between Lisbon and San Francisco International Airport… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces the appointment of Nathaniel Pieper as senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances

Pieper will serve as senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (June 11, 2019) announced that Nathaniel Pieper will join the company Aug. 1 as senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances. With more than 20 years in the airline industry, Pieper brings a wealth of aviation… Read the full press release

Emirates announces the arrival of the Webb Ellis Cup in Tokyo

As Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2019™ Emirates will utilise its global reach to bring fans around the world closer to the game TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2019 (RWC 2019), is proud to announce the arrival of the Webb Ellis Cup in Tokyo. The… Read the full press release

Qatar Aviation Services exhibits at the 32nd IATA Ground Handling Conference in Madrid, Spain

DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Aviation Services (QAS), participated as a silver sponsor at the 32nd IATA Ground Handling Conference that took place in Madrid, Spain from 26-29 May. For the second consecutive year, QAS participated in what is widely recognised as the most prestigious event on the ground handling industry… Read the full press release

flydubai inaugurates new service between Dubai and Sochi

flydubai becomes the first GCC-based airline to offer direct flights to Sochi Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai has inaugurated its new service from Dubai to Sochi. flydubai flight FZ985 arrived at Sochi International Airport (AER) on 07 June and was met with a traditional water cannon salute and a welcome… Read the full press release

Wizz Air allocates sixth aircraft to its Vienna base

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and one of the leading low-cost carriers in Austria, announced today (JUN 4, 2019) the allocation of a sixth aircraft to its Vienna base. The new Airbus A321 will join the fleet in the middle of December, enabling the start of six new long-awaited… Read the full press release

RUSSIA: S7 Airlines to start direct flights from Vladivostok to Yakutsk on 5 June 2019

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, will be starting regular direct flights from Vladivostok to Yakutsk as of 5 June 2019. The flights will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Departures will leave from Kievichi airport at 00:40, and arrive in Yakutsk at 03:10 local time on the following day. The return flight will depart on Thursdays and Sundays at 04:45 and… Read the full press release

American Airlines doubles down in Santo Domingo

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  SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s largest carrier, American Airlines, has expanded its network footprint in the Dominican Republic, launching two new weekly connections to Santo Domingo from its hubs at Dallas/Fort Worth and Charlotte Douglas in the US. As a result, the oneworld carrier will double its direct flights to… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes Allegiant’s new service from Cincinnati to Virginia Beach

HEBRON, Ky., 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (June 7, 2019) begins service from Cincinnati to Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks via Norfolk International Airport (ORF). To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $71.* “Cincinnati-residents continue to be great supporters of our service, so we… Read the full press release

Air France announces commitment to eliminate 1,300 tons of single-use plastic by the end of 2019

Paris, France, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s the end of the road for plastic cutlery, cups, stirrers etc. For this year’s World Environment Day, passengers on flight AF378 from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Detroit were offered products made of bio-based materials instead of single-use plastic items usually distributed on board, in keeping with airline… Read the full press release

Sustainable Travel: From this autumn, tax-free sales will therefore cease on SAS flights

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Every step on the way to sustainable travel is important. From this autumn, tax-free sales will therefore cease on SAS flights. This will reduce the overall weight of our aircraft, which in turn will save fuel and cut emissions. SAS’s efforts to improve the sustainability of its operations… Read the full press release

SAS expands its award-winning concept ‘New Nordic by SAS’ with two vegetarian menus

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — From June, SAS is expanding its award-winning concept ‘New Nordic by SAS’ with two vegetarian menus. The concept is based on seasonal dishes made from local produce. The vegetarian menus are prepared with refined ingredients of Nordic provenance, such as Vreta yellow peas, Slätte Gård field peas and… Read the full press release

Swissport wins easyJet business at Zurich Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport wins easyJet business at Zurich Airport as of 1 September 2019. The five-year contract complements Swissport’s existing business with the airline in Geneva and at Basel‘s EuroAirport. Swissport will service some 120 daily easyJet flights at the three Swiss airports combined. On a global level easyJet relies… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 kick-off

Qatar Airways staff offering a multitude of activities throughout the four-week competition Airline supports teenage Brazilian footballer on trip-of-a-lifetime to Paris and then to Doha DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways, the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, was delighted and honoured to have played a full part in the… Read the full press release

British Airways gained the top spot in Heathrow’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ short-haul fleet has topped Heathrow’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table, based on its environmental performance from January to March this year. The airline gained the top spot because of its new, more fuel-efficient aircraft, consistent adherence to routes designed to reduce noise for local communities… Read the full press release

Lufthansa equips all long–haul aircraft with the mobile ECG (Electrocardiogram) system CardioSecur

Mobile ECG system will improve medical care for emergencies on all long-haul Lufthansa flights Assists cockpit crews when making decisions regarding medical emergencies Also new: Lufthansa passengers can now book medical travel assistance COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — As the first airline in the world to do so, Lufthansa has equipped all long–haul… Read the full press release

UK CAA advises LGBTQ travellers to ensure their package holiday bookings are protected this Pride Month

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — As June heralds in a new Pride Month, cities across the world are preparing for an historic succession of parades, with WorldPride hosted in New York this year, for the first time ever. In the UK, thousands of people will attend the 117 pride events taking place across… Read the full press release

Emirates starts A380 services between Boston and Amman for the summer season peak

First scheduled seasonal services commence for summer DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates’ first scheduled A380 services have just touched down in Boston and Amman for the summer season peak. The first scheduled A380 service landed in Amman on 1 June at 1555hrs local time and the second A380 service from Dubai… Read the full press release

Emirates transforms old advertising billboards into hundreds of reusable bags to celebrate World Environment Day

Embarks on an innovative recycling project for World Environment Day Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark World Environment Day, Emirates gave its old advertising billboards in South Africa a new lease of life, transforming the PVC Flex material into hundreds of reusable bags. In an effort to spread the message of… Read the full press release