Singapore Airlines adds Android Pay and Apple Pay mobile payment services on its mobile app

SINGAPORE, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines customers can now enjoy a more convenient and faster payment method with the introduction of Android Pay and Apple Pay mobile payment services on the Airline’s award-winning mobile app. With the addition of Android Pay and Apple Pay as payment options through the SingaporeAir app, customers are… Read the full press release

Jet Airways celebrates the Festival of Lights with nine-day fare sale until October 25, 2017

9-day festive offer to provide guests with attractive discounts on fares across the airline’s domestic and international network MUMBAI, India, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier, full-service international airline, today announced a special offer to celebrate the Festival of Lights with its guests. Under this offer, the airline will provide attractive… Read the full press release

Wizz Air launches 8 new routes from Athens International Airport in 2018

ATHENS BECOMES WIZZ’S 144 DESTINATION WITH 8 NEW ROUTES TO START IN 2018  BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today the start of its operations from Athens International Airport with the launch of 8 new routes in 2018, to Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania,… Read the full press release

Wizz Air files an application for UK Air Operator’s Certificate and and Operating Licence

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air UK Limited (“Wizz Air UK”), a fully owned and controlled subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings Plc (the “Company” or “Wizz Air”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announces that it has filed an application for the grant of an Air Operator’s Certificate (“AOC”)… Read the full press release

Schiphol partners with bridge supplier CIMC-TianDa for the development of a robotic passenger bridge

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Connecting a passenger bridge to an aircraft within sixty seconds? Pretty soon, this will no longer be a pipe dream. Schiphol and bridge supplier CIMC-TianDa have signed a contract for the development of a robotic passenger bridge. Smart ICT and sensors will simplify the work of the… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport announces new JetSuiteX jet service between Bay Area and Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport

Oakland, CA, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) and JetSuiteX announce today (October 12, 2017) commencement of new daily jet service between the heart of the Bay Area and Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport starting in mid-November. JetSuiteX will offer a private air travel experience to Bay Area travelers heading to or from the… Read the full press release

NBAA honors Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger for speaking out against the controversial concept of air traffic control privatization

Las Vegas, NV, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) this week presented hero-pilot Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger with the association’s American Spirit Award, for speaking out in opposition to the highly controversial concept of air traffic control (ATC) privatization. “We know that when an American hero and aviation expert with… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces plans to launch new service to Hawaii in 2018

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Oct 11, 2017) shared plans to begin selling tickets in 2018 for service to Hawaii and also announced its intention to launch an application process for Federal Aviation Administration authorization for Extended Operations (ETOPS). Service details are to be announced at a later date. “A… Read the full press release

Qantas and Emirates announce additional network changes under their joint partnership

Airlines apply to regulators to extend partnership until 2023 Submission includes adjustments to trans-Tasman services Co-ordinated route changes improve connectivity and schedule choice across combined network SYDNEY, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Emirates today (11TH OCTOBER 2017 ) announce additional network changes under the joint partnership which provide customers with greater year… Read the full press release

Qantas to power Los Angeles based aircraft with biofuel from 2020

SYDNEY, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today announced its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020, reducing the airline’s carbon emissions on its services operating between the US and Australia. Over the next ten years, the airline will purchase eight million gallons (30 million litres) of renewable jet… Read the full press release

British Airways welcomes more than 1,000 students as part of Work Experience Month 2017

British Airways welcomes more than 1,000 students as part of Work Experience Month 2017   London, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is welcoming more than 1,000 students as part of Work Experience Month 2017. Students will get to experience the airline’s world class facilities and speak to colleagues at its engineering bases… Read the full press release

British Airways announces double Avios offer on all flights across its network

British Airways announces double Avios offer on all flights across its network   London, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways Executive Club Members can earn double the number of Avios than usual when buying flights across the airline’s network between October 11 and December 31, 2017 for travel within the same period. The… Read the full press release

Specially-composed music by Qatari musician now welcomes passengers on board every Qatar Airways flight

Bespoke composition by renowned Qatari musician Dana Al Fardan now welcomes passengers as they board all Qatar Airways flights Famous local artist is the official composer for the Qatar Airways Group DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ —  Specially-composed music by legendary local Qatari musician and songwriter Dana Al Fardan now welcomes passengers on… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to upgrade service on its Seychelles route to an A330 aircraft

Service to be upgraded to A330 aircraft as the award-winning airline prepares to mark its first anniversary of flying to Seychelles DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In order to meet rising passenger demand, Qatar Airways has announced plans to upgrade service on its Seychelles route to an A330 aircraft, starting 29 October 2017,… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to host two UK Pilot Open Days this October

#IamWIZZCrew BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, will be hosting two UK Pilot Open Days this October, as part of its increased recruitment drive. These open days will provide information about career opportunities and positive employment conditions at Wizz Air. Commanders or first… Read the full press release

Aeromexico and Japan Airlines to launch codeshare partnership in Japan’s fiscal year 2018

TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeromexico and Japan Airlines (JAL) agreed to launch a codeshare partnership in Japan’s fiscal year 2018, that combines the synergies of both airlines. This alliance will provide a wider connectivity between Mexico and Japan, and through the latter points beyond. This mutual codeshare subject to necessary approvals from… Read the full press release

Air Partner to exhibit at this year’s European Regions Airline Association (ERA) General Assembly

LONDON, UK, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Partner, the global aviation services group, will be exhibiting at this year’s European Regions Airline Association (ERA) General Assembly, which is taking place in Athens on 17-19 October 2017. Representatives from the group’s aviation safety consultancies, Baines Simmons and Clockwork Research, will present at the Group Operations… Read the full press release

Air Partner JetCard ranked the most flexible membership programme in Europe

LONDON, UK, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Conklin & de Decker, the independent aviation consultancy, has ranked Air Partner JetCard the most flexible membership programme in Europe. Conklin & de Decker evaluated the membership programmes of Air Partner, NetJets Europe and VistaJet before rating Air Partner’s the best in the business A similar study carried… Read the full press release

Air Partner to sponsor the 2017 Player Care Conference held by The Premier Sports Network

LONDON, UK, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Partner, the global aviation services group, is delighted to be sponsoring the 2017 Player Care Conference, which is being held by The Premier Sports Network on 11 October at The Dorchester Hotel in London. The year’s first Player Care Conference, which focused on the UK sports industry,… Read the full press release

Flightstats ranks Sheremetyevo International Airport first by on-time departures in September 2017

Sheremetyevo International Airport ranked first by on-time departures ranking according to research by the American Flightstats service in September 2017. MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo headed the category of Major Airports with on-time departures index of 92,24% ahead of the US Minneapolis — 91.51% and Salt Lake City — 89.88%, Qatar Hamad (Doha) — 91.07% and Japanese Haneda ( Tokyo) — 88.96%. Moscow airport holds the first place… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines to offer flights to 288 destinations in 106 countries this winter

This winter the Lufthansa Group airlines will be offering flights to 288 destinations in 106 countries COLOGNE, Germany, 2017-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The airlines of the Lufthansa Group—Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings—will become even more attractive in the winter season 2017/18. Passengers can continue to enjoy the… Read the full press release

London City Airport welcomes the return of VLM Airlines flights to Antwerp Airport

LONDON, UK, 2017-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — After an absence of more than nine years, VLM Airlines will be flying again on the historic route between Antwerp Airport and London City Airport. Seats are already on sale via the travel agents. Since 1993 Antwerp and London are linked with a direct flight, first by… Read the full press release

Jet Airways adds three new international services to its global network this winter

New non-stop flights from South Indian cities – Bengaluru & Chennai, to strengthen connectivity with Europe and North America Launches new service to Riyadh, with additional frequencies to Singapore, Dammam and Doha via Delhi Adds frequencies to London, Riyadh and Kuwait via Mumbai MUMBAI, India, 2017-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier full-service… Read the full press release

Air Iceland Connect launches three times weekly service between Belfast City Airport to Reykjavik, Iceland

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2017-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Members of the travel trade recently made their way to George Best Belfast City Airport for an aircraft familiarisation trip with Icelandair. The year-round three times weekly service between Belfast City Airport (BHD) to Reykjavik (KEF) is operated by Icelandair’s sister airline, Air Iceland Connect, on a… Read the full press release

Leeds Bradford Airport welcomes Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ additional flights to Tenerife this winter

LEEDS, UK, 2017-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has responded to the extra demand at Leeds Bradford Airport, by adding thousands more winter seats and holidays to Tenerife, one of the region’s most popular winter sun hotspots. The leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist is helping holidaymakers get to Tenerife by putting… Read the full press release

Air France launches non-stop service between Paris and Seattle starting March 2018

PARIS, France, 2017-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting 25 March 2018, Air France will offer its customers a non-stop service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Seattle (Washington, USA). Up to five weekly flights will connect the two cities by Boeing 777-200 equipped with the latest long-haul travel cabins in Business, Premium Economy and Economy, with… Read the full press release

Air France names Olivier Dulat EVP Flight Operations

PARIS, France, 2017-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — As of November 1, Olivier Dulat is appointed EVP Flight Operations and member of the Air France Executive Committee. He takes over from Gilles Laurent, who is resuming his duties as Flight Captain on Airbus A320. Olivier Dulat, 47, is Flight Captain on Airbus A320. He graduated from… Read the full press release

SAS offers customers the opportunity to pre-order food for their journey

Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS continues to adapt its services to fulfil the desires of SAS travelers. From 4 October, SAS will be one of the few scheduled airlines in Europe to offer its travelers, in SAS Go, the opportunity to pre-order food for their journey, adapted to their dietary and lifestyle… Read the full press release

British Airways expands Inverness – Heathrow service to ten flights a week from March 2018

LONDON, 2017-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is to expand its Inverness – Heathrow service from seven to ten flights a week from March next year. The new schedule, which will see a 30 per cent increase in capacity on the route, is the second major boost to the economy of the highlands and… Read the full press release

British Airways to start new twice-weekly service to southern Spanish city of Almeria

LONDON, 2017-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers will be able to bask in beautiful Almeria next year when the airline starts a new twice-weekly service to the southern Spanish city on March 27, 2018. Situated in the southeast of Spain and perfectly positioned on the Mediterranean Sea, Almeria is famous for its Spaghetti Western film… Read the full press release