YYC welcomes new twice-weekly, non-stop WestJet service to Montego Bay, Jamaica starting November 3, 2018

Airline adds Calgary/Montego Bay and more flights from YYC CALGARY, Alberta, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — WestJet, the airline offering more flights to more destinations from Calgary than any other, will offer guests a new route to escape the cold this winter when the airline starts twice-weekly, non-stop service between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and… Read the full press release

IATA and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority partner for the improvement of aviation safety

Kigali, Rwanda, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner for the improvement of aviation safety. Under the MoU, the parties will work together to establish a framework for using the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) to… Read the full press release

BASF and Lufthansa start In-Service-Evaluation of new water scavenger additive for jet fuel – Kerojet® Aquarius

Lufthansa and BASF start the In-Service-Evaluation of Kerojet® Aquarius – an innovative water scavenger for jet fuels COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — BASF and Lufthansa have successfully started the In-Service-Evaluation (ISE) for BASF’s new water scavenger additive for jet fuel – Kerojet® Aquarius. The ISE marks an important step in the commercialization for… Read the full press release

Oman Air commits to continue promoting initiatives which aim to develop and support people with special needs

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has introduced a range of projects to ensure providing optimum support to families under social insurance families and those with special needs. Working in close co-ordination with the Ministry of Social Development, (MoSD) Oman Air aims to assist… Read the full press release

British Airways named Best Family Friendly Airline

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is celebrating being named Best Family Friendly Airline* out of 20 international airlines, looking at how easy they make the travel experience for families. As well as sitting families together for free, British Airways was praised for offering families pre-boarding, giving children their own free checked… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces changes to its policies for trained service and emotional support animals

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) today (Aug 14, 2018) announces changes to its policies for trained service and emotional support animals. The changes are designed to provide clearer guidance to Customers traveling with service animals and will go into effect on Monday, September 17. “We welcome emotional support and trained… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo helps deliver lifesaving medical equipment from Seoul to countries in Africa

Dubai/ Seoul, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline and the world’s largest international cargo airline has helped deliver lifesaving medical equipment from Seoul to several countries in Africa. Since 2015, the air cargo carrier has transported over 800,000 units of malaria tester kits and other associated equipment… Read the full press release

Emirates launches one of its biggest sales yet with special fares to over 70 global destinations

Plan a final summer escape with special Emirates fares Dubai, UAE, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has launched one of its biggest sales yet with special fares to over 70 global destinations within its network. Passengers can still plan a short getaway before the summer season ends to destinations in the Americas, Europe,… Read the full press release

Massport welcomes new nonstop Korean Air service from Seoul to Boston

BOSTON, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Korean Air and the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today (August 06, 2018) announced new nonstop service from Seoul, Republic of Korea (known as South Korea) to Boston, to begin in the spring of 2019. Korean Air is the flag carrier of South Korea and the country’s largest airline based on fleet… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ Frequent Flyer programme, Privilege Club launches its latest Summer Shopping Collection

From 10 August–10 September, Privilege Club members can take advantage of an exclusive 50 per cent discount when using their Qmiles at select Qatar Duty Free stores and at Oryx Galleria DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ award-winning Frequent Flyer programme, Privilege Club, is delighted to provide its valued members an… Read the full press release

Qantas to donate $3 million to Australia’s drought affected farming communities

SYDNEY, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas, together with its customers, will donate $3 million to help provide relief to Australia’s drought affected farming communities. The national carrier has today announced a partnership with charity Rural Aid to help fund hay bales, water trucking, groceries and mental health counsellors for farming communities struggling to survive the… Read the full press release

Emirates adds YREDO skincare, Bowers & Wilkins and Bulgari to its premium offering in First and Business Class

The airline partners with BYREDO skincare, Bowers & Wilkins and Bulgari for latest amenities Dubai, UAE, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has refreshed its premium offering with new luxury products in First and Business Class for a more comfortable travel experience. The new products stem from collaborations with BYREDO skincare, Bowers & Wilkins and… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines report 14.2 million passengers in July 2018; 8.2% increase YoY

Number of passengers up 8,2 percent year-on-year  Capacity utilization decreases slightly by 0.1 percentage points to 86.3 percent Number of passengers of the Network Airlines increased by 9.0% in Munich, 4.5% in Zurich, 4.0% in Vienna and 3.8% in Frankfurt  COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In July 2018, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed… Read the full press release

Wizz Air milestone at Memmingen Airport: 2 million passengers carried

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and the leading low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, reached a remarkable milestone at Memmingen Airport as it celebrated 2 million carried passengers on its low fare routes. To mark this significant event, one lucky passenger, a WIZZ… Read the full press release

IATA: Global passenger traffic demand rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017

Geneva, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017. This was up from 6.0% year-over-year growth recorded in both May and April. June capacity (available seat kilometers… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways sponsors the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Ireland at the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show for the second consecutive year

Qatar Airways celebrated its one-year anniversary of direct service to Dublin in June Award-winning airline is a proud sponsor of this prestigious event DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to sponsor the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Ireland at the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show as the Official… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways is the Official Airline of the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018

Signing ceremony held in Indonesia to mark partnership  45 participating nations to gather in Indonesia for the spectacular global sporting event The national carrier of the State of Qatar unites fans from around the globe in Jakarta and Palembang Qatar Airways flies three times per day to Jakarta DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

British Airways infographic: what and who is on your average British Airways flight

Over 7,000 items loaded onto the average British Airways aircraft to cater for customers on their summer holidays That includes 798 glasses, 388 quarter bottles of wine, 350 bags of pretzels, 78 toilet rolls and 282 blankets Study also showed almost half of customers are travelling alone and over a quarter are travelling as a… Read the full press release

Jet Airways launches a special nine day global fare sale to celebrate India’s 72nd Independence Day

Guests booking from India to enjoy up to 30% savings* on international fares 109 European destinations at attractive fares to explore on Jet Airways’ aligned flights with partner carriers Mumbai, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier full service international airline, today (Aug 7, 2018) announced a special nine day global fare… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes new twice-weekly, non-stop WestJet service between Calgary and Terrace, B.C.

WestJet Encore brings more Bombardier Q400s to the Skeena Valley  CALGARY, Alberta, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — WestJet today (August 7, 2018) announced new twice-weekly, non-stop service between Calgary and Terrace, B.C., effective September 4, 2018. This new route brings the number of nonstop destinations WestJet serves from Calgary to 63, more than any other… Read the full press release

British author Jane Austen graces Norwegian’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian is proud to announce that British author Jane Austen has taken to the skies as her portrait adorns the tail fin of a Norwegian Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The world-renowned author inspired generations with her best-known works including Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice and Emma…. Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes increased frequency on Jet Airways’ new direct Manchester to Mumbai service

MANCHESTER, UK, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has increased the frequency on its new direct Manchester to Mumbai service, before the first plane has even taken off. The airline will now offer five flights a week to the Indian city, giving people of the North increased flexibility and… Read the full press release

Kuwait Airlines’ inaugural flight from Kuwait International Airport’s new passenger terminal arrives at Bahrain International Airport

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — His Excellency the Minister of Finance, Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa received his Kuwaiti counterpart, His Excellency Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf and his accompanying delegation who arrived at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) aboard Kuwait Airlines’ inaugural flight from Kuwait International Airport’s (KIA) new passenger terminal, T4…. Read the full press release

Tirana International Airport welcomes new Wizz Air service between Tirana and Dortmund

TIRANA, Albania, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today (7 August 2018) a new service connecting Tirana with the German city of Dortmund. The low-fare route will commence on 30 October 2018, with three weekly flights, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Seats on the… Read the full press release

easyJet seeks to hire 28 data scientists to join in its drive towards data

LUTON, England, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today (07 / 08 / 2018) launched a recruitment drive for 28 data scientists to join in the airline’s drive towards data. The new positions come as Luca Zuccoli, the airline’s first Chief Data Officer, is due to join this month. easyJet creates… Read the full press release

Gatwick welcomes new China Eastern service between London and Shanghai

New direct link to Shanghai provides over 3,700 tonnes of cargo capacity – in both directions – and over 70,000 seats per year “Long-haul connections to China and other non-European nations will take on extra significance in a post-Brexit Britain” – Stewart Wingate, Gatwick CEO Gatwick’s long-haul routes grew by +20.8% in the airport’s busiest-ever July… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free nominated for three categories at the 2018 Frontier Awards

QDF nominated for ‘Airport Retailer of the Year,’ ‘Inflight Retailer of the Year,’ and ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year by a Retailer’ awards Awards ceremony to be held during the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes, France on 3 October DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport welcomes new three weekly Wizz air service to Budapest

Doncaster, England, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Doncaster Sheffield Airport is delighted to announce a new Wizz air flight to Budapest, the new three weekly service will take off with effect from 29th October and comes hot on the heels of a route to Debrecen being announced just weeks ago.  This new route to Budapest… Read the full press release

Oman Air supports Ironman 70.3 triathlon competition as the Official Carrier

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The iconic and internationally acclaimed sporting event Ironman 70.3 will be held in the Sultanate of Oman, supported by the Ministry of Tourism (MoT). The triathlon competition will be held in the capital city of Muscat, which will create a perfect backdrop for Ironman 70.3, offering guests an… Read the full press release

Oman Air extends codeshare agreement with Lufthansa

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the National carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is continuing its expansion across Europe by extending its codeshare agreement with Lufthansa. Under the expanded code share agreement, passengers can now travel on Oman Air flights from Muscat International Airport and connect to Madrid, Brussels, Vienna and… Read the full press release