Oakland International Airport and Volaris celebrate ten years of air service between the U.S. and Mexico

Mexican Airline Offering Most Destinations in the U.S. Now Serves Four Destinations from OAK Oakland, CA, 2019-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Volaris celebrate ten years of air service between the U.S. and Mexico. Volaris inaugurated service between Guadalajara, Mexico, and Oakland in  2009. OAK, along with LAX, were Volaris’ first two U.S. destinations…. Read the full press release

Ryanair becomes the first european Airline to introduce world leading pilot training safety app

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (15 May) announced a six-year deal with CEFA Aviation, a leader in flight safety and pilot training software and services, to provide world first cloud-based mobile service CEFA AMS (Aviation Mobile Services) for Ryanair’s pilot training programmes. With this new partnership, launched… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines launches new domestic flight reservation system

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (May 14, 2019) announced the launch of a new domestic flight reservation system on its homepage, www.jal.co.jp/en. In the JAL Group Medium Term Management Plan, one of the management goals focused on improving customer satisfaction levels by the year 2020. Based on customer feedback, the… Read the full press release

British Airways signs the Time to Change employer pledge

British Airways has signed Time to Change mental health pledge TV fashion stylist Gok Wan shared how he overcame his mental health struggles and urges others to talk more about how they’re feeling Pledge comes as British Airways is named the airline Brits would be most proud to work for LONDON, UK, 2019-May-16 — /Travel… Read the full press release

CDA and AAAE open registration for the 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference! The conference, returning to Chicago November 3-6, will convene global aviation and airport professionals for this year’s theme, Destination: Sustainable Airports, highlighting… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways serves Iftar meal during the Holy Month of Ramadan

Customers breaking their fast on board will receive Iftar meals on selected routes DOHA, Qatar, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to continue its tradition of supporting passengers who are fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan and breaking their fast on board by serving a delicious Iftar meal consisting of… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces expanded commercial relationship with EL AL Israel Airlines

With the inaugural EL AL flight between Tel Aviv and San Francisco, EL AL and Alaska Airlines signed an expanded global partnership allowing their members to more easily connect and earn miles TEL AVIV, Israel and SEATTLE, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — EL AL Israel Airlines and Alaska Airlines today (May 13, 2019) expanded their commercial relationship… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific becomes the world’s first airline to be awarded CEIV Fresh

Hong Kong, China, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has become the world’s first airline to be awarded CEIV Fresh, the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) globally-recognised accreditation for perishable product handling. In harness with aviation industry stakeholders and regulators, IATA created the Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) with the aim… Read the full press release

Flybe’s 2019-20 Winter schedule now on sale

Features 97 routes including 9 ski routes Choice of up to 2,521 flights a week Up to 162 flights a week serving London Heathrow including first winter for Newquay flights Selection of seasonal routes increased for Christmas and New Year Exeter, England, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (7th May… Read the full press release

Emirates’ newest A380 aircraft performed a low level flypast over The Formula 1® Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona

Airline’s iconic double decker thrills crowds with flypast at the First European Grand Prix of the 2019 season DUBAI, U.A.E., 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Formula 1® Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona got off to a spectacular start yesterday when Emirates’ newest A380 aircraft performed a low level flypast over the race track… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomed nearly 2.2 million passengers in the first quarter of 2019

Traffic Exceeds 2.1 Million in First Quarter of 2019 INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Nearly 2.2 million passengers flew through the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in the first quarter of 2019, and March alone set a new record with more than 880,000 passengers. In all, the first quarter 2019 passenger traffic increased 2%… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes TUI UK’s new destination and additional flights for summer 2020

Bristol, UK, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI UK, the UK’s largest holiday company, has announced a new destination to Enfidha (Tunisia) and one additional flight to Reus (Spain), for its summer 2020 programme from Bristol Airport. The new flights from Bristol Airport to Enfidha and Reus give holidaymakers more choice and flexibility when booking next year’s summer holiday…. Read the full press release

IATA releases new report on French air transport regulatory competitiveness

Paris, France, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that a strategic government agenda to improve competitiveness in France’s air transport sector could generate an additional 500,000 jobs and nearly €60 billion in extra GDP for the nation’s economy by 2037. These conclusions were reached in a new IATA report… Read the full press release

A record number of more than 5,000 runners joined British Airways Run Gatwick event

Dina Asher-Smith, Helen Skelton and Colin Jackson CBE turned out to support runners This year, runners can choose to virtually run the race from anywhere in the world LONDON, UK, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the overwhelming success of last year’s British Airways Run Gatwick, which raised £10,000 for Flying Start, the second race… Read the full press release

British Airways kicks off the summer season with free ice cream, low fares and the chance to win holidays from London City Airport

LONDON, UK, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Summer gets off to a flying start next week as British Airways welcomes the sun season with free ice cream, low fares and the chance to win holidays from London City Airport. To mark the airline’s 100th birthday there will be 100 return seats for just £100 on offer… Read the full press release

QANTAS OPERATES WORLD’S FIRST ZERO WASTE FLIGHT

Sydney, Australia, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The first-ever commercial flight to produce no landfill waste took to the skies this morning, marking the start of Qantas’ plan to cut 100 million single-use plastics by end-2020 and eliminate 75 per cent of the airline’s waste by end-2021. All inflight products on board QF739, flying from… Read the full press release

Qantas announces Sydney-San Francisco as the next route for its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Sydney, Australia, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (7TH MAY 2019) announced Sydney-San Francisco as the next route for its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. From 4 December 2019, customers travelling between Sydney and San Francisco will experience the Dreamliner’s next generation Economy, Premium Economy and Business cabins. The change is timed with the phased… Read the full press release

Emirates signs MoUs with three teams from Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) programme

Three teams from Cohort 6 of Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) programme shortlisted for the next stage of working on Emirates’ challenges. Teams selected are from USA, Germany and the UK Dubai, UAE, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has demonstrated its commitment to fostering innovation in the global aviation industry by signing MoUs with… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Hongyuan Holdings Group create joint venture

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL)  and Hongyuan Holdings Group Co., Ltd. (Hongyuan Group) agreed on April 8, 2019 to establish JAL Hongyuan Co., Ltd. (JAL Hongyuan), which will be a joint venture to support distribution channels between Japanese companies and EC businesses in China. JAL and Hongyuan… Read the full press release

Wizz Air named 2019 Airline of the Year by Air Transport Awards

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, proudly announces it was named 2019 Airline of the Year by Air Transport Awards, the only international prizes that award all the main categories of the air transport industry. The award was handed over to Stephen Jones, Deputy… Read the full press release

dnata and Lufthansa Group continue to expand partnership in the United States

Austin, Texas, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, and Lufthansa Group continue to expand their partnership in the United States. dnata has been selected to provide ramp, secure clean and passenger handling services to Lufthansa at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and now serves the airline group, including Swiss International… Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport begins using DAKOSY Air Cargo Community System

Hamburg, Germany, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamburg Airport is one of the first airports in Germany to introduce the FAIR@Link Air Cargo Community System from software developer DAKOSY at its air cargo center. FAIR@Link is a neutral, IT-supported air cargo community system that enables all companies involved in freight handling processes – in particular… Read the full press release

easyJet continues sponsorship of Girlguiding’s Aviation badge for Brownies for a second year

LUTON, England, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, will continue its sponsorship of Girlguiding’s Aviation badge for Brownies for a second year. The badge was announced in March 2018 to get more girls interested in aviation, to challenge gender stereotypes, and to encourage more girls to consider a career as a pilot…. Read the full press release

easyJet gears up for a record number of passengers from London Southend Airport this summer

easyJet celebrates flying 6 million passengers since launching operations in Southend seven years ago LUTON, England, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, the largest airline at London Southend Airport, is gearing up to fly a record number of passengers from the airport this summer.  Throughout the summer the airline is expected to carry over 830,000… Read the full press release

easyJet launches new service between Manchester and Jersey from 1st July 2019

Channel Island added to easyJet’s growing Destination list from Manchester LUTON, England, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has announced a new year round service between Manchester and Jersey commencing 1st July 2019. The service will operate twice weekly on an Airbus A320 aircraft.  Fares start from £31.21. The addition of the new route comes after… Read the full press release

IATA: Weak Air Freight Demand Continues

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased 0.1% in March 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. While this is a significant improvement on the 4.9% contraction in February, in seasonally… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport: Flybe’s 2019-20 Winter schedule now on sale

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (7th May 2019) put on sale its 2019-20 Winter schedule from George Best Belfast City Airport which features a total choice of up to 508 flights a week to 12 destinations throughout Great Britain. Seats are available for booking now… Read the full press release

IND welcomes Spirit Airlines’ new, seasonal nonstop flight to Myrtle Beach

Spirit Airlines launches third nonstop flight from Indy in the past six weeks, with more to come INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) adds another flight to the popular vacation spot of Myrtle Beach today (May 2, 2019), as Spirit Airlines launches its new, seasonal nonstop flight to… Read the full press release

Turkish Airlines and Istanbul Modern introduce Turkey’s modern art in the Turkish Airlines Lounge at Istanbul Airport

Istanbul, Turkey, 2019-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — A selection from the Istanbul Modern Collection can be seen at the Turkish Airlines Lounge in the airline’s brand new hub, Istanbul Airport. Turkish Airlines and Istanbul Modern entered into a cooperation to introduce Turkey’s modern art to the world. A selection from the Istanbul Museum of Modern… Read the full press release

South African Airways launches direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, China

Introduction of Guangzhou, first new route since SAA implements turnaround strategy JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA), one of the leading carriers on the African continent, will launch direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, China, on 18 September 2019, giving customers access to the heart of China’s export led manufacturing industries…. Read the full press release