Emirates to present its Premium Economy seats for the first time at Arabian Travel Market 2021 (ATM)

Visitors will also personally view enhanced signature onboard products Dubai, UAE, 2021-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will be showcasing its Premium Economy seats for the first time at Arabian Travel Market 2021 (ATM). The region’s leading travel and tourism exhibition will run from 16-19 May, and will be the first in-person travel industry… Read the full press release

Emirates supports India in its fight to control COVID-19 situation by launching humanitarian airbridge

Emirates will offer cargo capacity free of charge to NGOs, to ship relief items on all its flights from Dubai to nine cities in India Airbridge initiative is a major boost from Emirates, supporting the various relief efforts undertaken by the humanitarian community In co-ordination with the International Humanitarian City (IHC), first flights carrying WHO… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Geneva launches Check-up with CENAS Sleep Clinic accommodation package

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Geneva has launched a new accommodation package: Check-up with CENAS Sleep Clinic in collaboration with Switzerland’s first private medical sleep clinic, CENAS. Geneva is renowned as one of the cities offering the highest quality of life, with a picturesque city centre that is beautifully set within the spectacular Swiss… Read the full press release

Qantas Frequent Flyers can use points for lift passes at five snowfields across New Zealand

QUEENSTOWN, AUSTRALIA, 2021-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Frequent Flyers can now use points to pay for lift passes at five snowfields across New Zealand this winter. From today (10TH MAY 2021), members can use points to book 3, 4, 5 and 6-day lift passes which include Cardrona, Treble Cone, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables… Read the full press release

dnata teams up with Blue Aqua Food Tech to further decrease food waste and support local food production supply chain

Singapore, 2021-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air services provider, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Blue Aqua Food Tech (Blue Aqua) to boost food security in Singapore. The partnership will see Blue Aqua upcycle organic waste from dnata’s catering and ground handling operations into alternative insect protein for aquafeeds…. Read the full press release

British Airways delivers emergency aid to Delhi to support COVID-19 relief efforts in India

British Airways, supported by its sister company IAG Cargo, flew 27 tonnes of medical aid to Delhi on Wednesday May 5, 2021   1,349 items of aid departed on an aircraft specially chartered by British Airways and supported by volunteers from the airline to ensure life-saving supplies reach the country urgently  British Airways Chairman and CEO Sean Doyle said the airline has offered the free support as it “stands with its friends… Read the full press release

British Airways launches new advertising campaign “You make us fly”

London, UK, 2021-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — After one of the worst years in aviation history, British Airways has launched a new advertising campaign, putting its people and customers at the centre of the story about its return to the skies. “You make us fly”, which is the first TV advert since “A love… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes Aer Lingus Regional’s summer service to Cardiff

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional routes, has announced plans to strengthen its route network from Belfast City Airport this summer with a service to Cardiff. Flights to the Welsh capital will commence on 28th June and will operate up to four times per week, providing… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ mobile App launches on Huawei’s AppGallery

Huawei mobile users in more than 170 countries will now be able to plan their travel with greater ease The airline’s mobile app is the perfect travel companion that supports a safer and contactless journey Doha, Qatar, 2021-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is bringing its award-winning services to the fingertips of Huawei… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Privilege Club announce more new options for its members to earn and spend Qmiles

Hotel & Car Rewards will allow Privilege Club members to earn and spend Qmiles at over 350,000 hotels and more than 20,000 car rental locations worldwide DOHA, Qatar, 2021-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Privilege Club is excited to announce more new options for its members to earn and spend Qmiles. Privilege Club members… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines partners with National Forest Foundation to plant 50,000 trees to mark its 50th Anniversary

Carrier donates to National Forest Foundation and launches the Southwest Airlines One Report in the spirit of citizenship DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) announced today (May 6, 2021) it has donated to the National Forest Foundation (NFF) in honor of the Company’s 50th Anniversary. To commemorate this… Read the full press release

Taste of Finnair now available in Foodora online food delivery service

Vantaa, Finland, 2021-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair is expanding its Taste of Finnair meal sales in Finland: from Monday May 3, the hand-made meals from Finnair Kitchen are available in Foodora online food delivery service. In addition, meals continue to be available in selected K stores. ”This new cooperation with Foodora online food service makes Taste of Finnair available for large number… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways supports COVID-19 relief efforts in India

300 tonnes of aid from around the world departed in a three-aircraft cargo convoy from Doha to India, as part of the freight carrier’s WeQare initiative Doha, Qatar, 2021-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Three Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777 freighters departed to India today (03 May 2021), carrying approximately 300 tonnes of medical supplies… Read the full press release

CVG Airport deploys Assaia’s Turnaround Control solution

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and Assaia International AG are deploying Assaia’s Turnaround Control solution at the airport. The solution will help improve turnaround transparency and assist CVG in working with airline partners to enhance on-time performance. The system will provide a 24/7 overview of what is happening during turnarounds… Read the full press release

easyJet and easyJet holidays announce even more flexible booking policies as part of their ‘Protection Promise’

Market-leading Protection Promise means customers can book with confidence knowing that if their plans have to change, so can their booking easyJet customers can now change their flights this summer without a fee, any day before departure, to any flights on sale and to any destinations Any customers whose trip is impacted by a mandatory… Read the full press release

KLM starts renewal of 14 Boeing 737-800 cabins

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM has started the complete renewal of the cabins of 14 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, for both Business Class and Economy Class. The refurbished aircraft, which are mainly used for European flights, offer passengers more comfort and style and consume less fuel because the renewed cabin weighs 700… Read the full press release

Anko Van der Werff appointed President and CEO of SAS AB

Stockholm, Sweden, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (April 28, 2021), SAS AB’s Board of Directors appoints Anko Van der Werff as President and CEO. He will join the company at the latest on July 15, 2021. The Board also appoints Karl Sandlund, Chief Commercial Officer at SAS, as acting President and CEO as… Read the full press release

Swissport welcomes Warwick Brady on 1 May 2021 as its new President & CEO

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Warwick Brady will formally join Swissport on 1 May 2021 as President & CEO, one month earlier than originally communicated. He will succeed Christoph Mueller, who has been acting as interim President & CEO since 1 January 2021. Warwick Brady will formally join Swissport on 1 May… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport welcomes Vueling Airlines’ twice-weekly service to Barcelona

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Vueling Airlines has announced its plans to be the latest airline partner at George Best Belfast City Airport with a twice-weekly service to popular Spanish destination, Barcelona. Taking off on 2nd July 2021, Vueling further strengthens the IAG network from Belfast City Airport, which already includes a… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and UNCF (United Negro College Fund) unveil “Our Commitment” aircraft

Aircraft serves as embodiment of Alaska’s values, takes conversation around education, equity and belonging to the skies, and is an extension of a 15-year partnership between Alaska and UNCF SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ “Our Commitment” aircraft took to the skies in partnership with UNCF (United Negro College Fund), a… Read the full press release

Ryanair unveils its Summer 2022 schedule

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s no. 1 airline, today (27 April) announced the early release of its Summer 2022 schedule, which includes over 10,000 flights per week across 500 routes to its most popular destinations, with further routes to be announced in the coming months. All routes can be booked… Read the full press release

easyJet launched new summer domestic route from Newquay to London Gatwick

Flights are set to commence from 8th June 2021 with seats available to book now at easyJet.com London, UK, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has launched an exciting new summer domestic route from Newquay to London Gatwick, providing an additional domestic holiday option for customers whilst providing a new link to… Read the full press release

British Airways announces new short-haul routes to Wroclaw, Gdansk, Riga and Cluj-Napoca

London, UK, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (27 April 2021) announced four new short-haul routes to Wroclaw (WRO) and Gdansk (GDN) in Poland, Riga (RIX) in Latvia and Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) in Romania. The routes add breadth to the airline’s schedule and will operate from the beginning of July, running throughout… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Cargo announces pilot of IATA’s ONE Record initiative in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo has taken a significant step towards the end-to-end digitisation of the global supply chain by taking the lead in its third pilot of IATA’s ONE Record initiative, this time at its home hub in Hong Kong. The success of this pilot marks a… Read the full press release

TAP Air Portugal announces partnership with AccesRail

Lisbon, Portugal, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Agreement with AccesRail offers intermodal travel options, air combined with rail, in several European countries, allowing to improve and expand TAP’s network. TAP Air Portugal and AccesRail, the leading provider of air-rail intermodal solutions, assigned an agreement that offers more destinations and flexibility. The partnership allows TAP’s… Read the full press release

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport welcomes Sun Country Airlines’ new service to Minneapolis

Sun Country to begin new service in time for sun-filled winter getaways MESA, Ariz., 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Sun Country Airlines (NASDAQ: SNCY) today (April 27, 2021) announced that it will begin service to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) beginning November 24,2021. Introductory fares are as low as $79* one-way,… Read the full press release

Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority implement digital verification of COVID-19 medical records for UAE based travellers

Emirates customers can enjoy paperless document verification right from the start of their journey The pioneering move will significantly ease travel procedures, reduce wait times and lead to enhanced efficiency and convenience for travellers The integration makes Dubai one of the first cities in the world to implement full digital verification of traveller medical records related… Read the full press release

Finnair getting ready to grow its summer flight schedule as travel reopens in many countries

The vaccine roll-out is expected to enable the reopening of travel in many countries. Vantaa, Finland, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair is preparing to grow its flight schedule this summer with a focus on leisure destinations, as the vaccine roll-out is expected to enable the reopening of travel in many countries, the company… Read the full press release

dnata announces key senior management appointments

John Bevan to oversee all aspects of dnata’s global travel business as Divisional Senior Vice President for Travel Stewart Angus to lead dnata’s ground handling and cargo operations globally with the addition of United Arab Emirates to his remit Robin Padgett to expand his role and become global head of dnata’s catering and retail services… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches two new initiatives to protect customers from Online Travel Agents

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s no.1 airline, has today Apr 26th launched the Price Checker tool and Verified Seal, two new initiatives on the Ryanair website/app to protect customers against Online Travel Agent’s (OTA’s) who may be overcharging customers, providing incorrect customer details and preventing Ryanair from dealing directly with passengers. The ‘Price Checker’ tool will allow… Read the full press release