Bangkok Airways expands its fleet with a brand-new ATR 72-600 aircraft

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Recently, Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited led by AM. Dechit Chareonwong, Vice President of Flight Operations (4th from left) together with airline’ pilots welcomed its brand-new ATR 72-600 aircraft at Suvarnabhumi Airport. The new ATR 72-600 was delivered from ATR manufacturer in Toulouse, France. This new-generation ATR-600 is… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to bring more travellers between India and Doha as the Official Airline Partner for the Qatar-India Year of Culture 2019

Award-winning airline celebrates culture as a universal connection that brings people together  Qatar Airways currently operates 102 weekly flights between Doha and 13 destinations in India DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it is the Official Airline Partner for the Qatar-India Year of Culture 2019, marking… Read the full press release

SAS announces appointment of Michel Fischier as new Head of Investor Relations

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS has appointed Michel Fischier as new Head of Investor Relations at SAS. He joins from Hoist Finance, where he has been Head of IR since 2016. Michel Fischier has extensive experience in managing IR work in several major organizations, most recently at Hoist Finance, where he has… Read the full press release

JetEscapes Holidays launches all-inclusive holiday options to Singapore

Pune, India, 2019-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — With the onset of the New Year, JetEscapes Holidays from Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, has on offer all-inclusive holiday options to visit the island country of Singapore. With holiday options starting at INR 64,460, JetEscapes offers guests tailor-made travel experiences which include a Jet Airways… Read the full press release

Dulles International Airport welcomes new Sun Country Airlines’ nonstop, four times per week flights to Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

Fares starting as low as $69 each way launching in April Washington, D.C., 2019-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) announced Tuesday that Sun Country Airlines will offer nonstop flights to Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) beginning on April 25, 2019. The route will operate four times per week initially before… Read the full press release

Emirates brings Emirati talent into key leadership positions

DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced a number of appointments to its commercial operations team across the Middle East, GCC and Africa, further demonstrating the airline’s commitment to strengthening its long-term commercial strategy and offer across these regions. All of the appointments bring Emirati talent into key leadership positions, either… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways debuts first-ever Qatar Airways Travel Boutique at Hamad International Airport

Shoppers will be immersed into the luxurious world of Qatar Airways at this unique airline retail concept, now open to the public in HIA’s Concourse A DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free unveiled the award-winning airline’s first-ever Qatar Airways Travel Boutique on 9 January 2019 at the airline’s… Read the full press release

oneworld retained its premier on-time status for the sixth consecutive year

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — oneworld® is the best alliance for on-time flights, according to FlightGlobal Incorporating FlightStats, the leading airline industry data services and solutions technology company, which ranks oneworld as the alliance with the most punctual airline operations in 2018 for the sixth year running. It means oneworld has retained this premier on-time… Read the full press release

Ryanair offers up to £30 off return flights across its European network on its massive Spring seat sale

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (8 Jan) launched a massive Spring seat sale, offering up to £30 off return flights across its European network, ensuring its customers enjoy spring getaways on the lowest fares. This amazing seat sale is available for travel from January to mid-May and can… Read the full press release

Norwegian upgrades passenger experience for long-haul customers with the introduction of inflight Wi-Fi

Airline begins rollout of Wi-Fi connectivity on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 737 MAX fleet Free Wi-Fi for full duration of long-haul flights and high-speed option fast enough to stream movies Rollout of Wi-Fi to be completed on more than 50 percent of Dreamliner fleet by 2020 LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian is… Read the full press release

British Airways’ On Business programme 2018 data reveals some of its fastest growing travel routes for SMEs

Yearly growth included Santiago up 18% and Keflavik up 39% LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ —  The airline’s top 25 fastest growing routes include Santiago with 18% more bookings than 2017 – based on bookings through its SME loyalty programme On Business – suggesting SMEs are looking beyond traditional markets to do business. Equally… Read the full press release

IATA calls on the government of Jordan to ensure that aviation continues to be prioritized as a key economic enabler

Amman, Jordan, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of Jordan to continue to focus on aviation as a strategic enabler of the country’s economic growth and development. Aviation already supports close to $2.2 billion in economic activity and 70,000 jobs in Jordan, including the catalytic benefits… Read the full press release

International Air Transport Association completes first “IATA Pay” ticket purchase transaction in a live test environment

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the successful completion of the first “IATA Pay” ticket purchase transaction in a live test environment. The transaction was conducted in partnership with ipagoo, a UK-based fintech company. IATA Pay is an industry-supported initiative to develop a new payment option for… Read the full press release

New report explores how Stopover Tourism is positively affecting visitor arrival numbers

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Stopovers have a bad reputation. Travellers think of stopovers either as a long and tiring part of a trip or a rushed, stressful experience. However, stopovers do not need be tedious and boring; indeed, they can become an enjoyable part of the trip itself. Governments, tourism organisations, airlines,… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport congratulates Flybe’s significant achievement in outperforming many major UK players for its On Time Performance

Leading regional airline again outperforms many major industry suppliers for On Time Performance in 2018 Only UK-based airline in FlightGlobal’s OTP Awards tables Results published by influential global aviation data and analytics’ business Flybe OTP record at George Best Belfast City Airport outperforms global industry record BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe,… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines is the official airline partner of the Holiday Fair 2019 in Vienna

Austrian Airlines is the airline partner of the Holiday Fair in Vienna  Aircraft turbine selfie station, Jetshop and much more await visitors  Special trade fair offers bookable on site and online from January 10-13, 2019 VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s time again for the Holiday Fair in Vienna, luring thousands of visitors… Read the full press release

Wizz Air launches its 9th route from the Romanian capital to Spain; new twice/week flights to Santander starting April 2019

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Romania’s largest airline and the fastest growing airline in Europe announced today (JAN 8, 2019) a new route between Bucharest and Santander, starting from the 23 of April 2019. The flights will be operated twice/week during the summer season, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Romanians can already… Read the full press release

Royal Schiphol Group now using new electric ground equipment for aircraft handling purpose

Schiphol, Netherlands, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Schiphol Group is investing in new electric ground equipment for aircraft handling purposes. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and other Schiphol Group airports are now using several electric ‘ground power units’ (E-GPU). These E-GPUs provide aircraft on the ground with energy and replace the diesel variant. The purchase of the E-GPUs… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo adds Guadalajara, Mexico as new destination on its high demand transpacific freighter route

After a highly successful year in 2018, the cargo carrier expanded its freighter network with new destination Guadalajara DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced freighter services to Guadalajara, Mexico, expanding its network in the Americas region. The new destination is being served by the airline’s Boeing 777 freighter…. Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to operate select flights from San Francisco to Tokyo (Haneda) with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL), a recognized Eco-First company by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOE), will take another step forward in its commitment to invest and realize the operation of an aircraft utilizing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). By the end of January 2019, JAL plans to operate… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces new four times weekly service from Manchester to Billund starting April 2019

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (4 Jan) announced a new route from Manchester to Billund, with a four times weekly service commencing in April, as part of Ryanair’s Manchester Summer 2019 schedule. Ryanair’s Manchester Summer schedule includes 63 routes in total with 8 new routes to Bordeaux, Billund,… Read the full press release

People with Disabilities (MOPD) launches new advisory committee to optimize accessibility features at both O’Hare and Midway International Airports

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — People with Disabilities (MOPD) have convened a new advisory group aimed at optimizing accessibility features at both O’Hare and Midway International Airports. The Airport Advisory Committee brings together 10 members of government and advocacy groups to seek input from travelers with disabilities and identify opportunities for removing barriers,… Read the full press release

Emirates offers customers more reasons to start off the New Year and explore UAE with the return of My Emirates Pass

My Emirates Pass is back, offering visitors exclusive membership discounts to more than 500 locations across the UAE Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has announced the return of My Emirates Pass, an exclusive seasonal pass that turns an Emirates boarding pass into an exclusive membership package,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to fill 5,500 new positions in 2019

Lufthansa, Lufthansa Technik and SWISS have the highest number of open positions Among other available positions, the group has openings for over 600 IT specialists and more than 400 junior employees – from apprentices to students in cooperative degree programs and trainees Several hundred employees are being hired to ensure quality in operations COLOGNE, Germany,… Read the full press release

Beat the winter blues with Norwegian’ New Year sale

Transatlantic flights from £135/€99 one-way Flights to South America from £199.90 one-way Economy and Premium fares included in the sale LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has launched its New Year sale offering traveller’s savvy savings on all long-haul flights from the UK and Ireland, including the UK’s cheapest direct flight to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways completed an on-market purchase of certain A shares and H shares of China Southern Airlines Company Limited

HONG KONG, CHINA, 2019-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Group Q.C.S.C. (“Qatar Airways”) is pleased to announce that as part of its strategy to invest in the strongest airlines around the world and continue enhancing operations and network connectivity, on 28 December 2018, it has completed an on-market purchase of certain A shares… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to connect Cluj-Napoca with London Gatwick daily starting from 31 March

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Romania’s largest airline and the fastest growing airline in Europe today (DEC 19, 2018) announced a new route between Cluj-Napoca and London Gatwick, starting from 31 March. With daily flights WIZZ will be connecting Cluj-Napoca with London Gatwick, the second largest airport of the capital. Seats… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates service from Doha to Da Nang, Vietnam

Four-times weekly flights to Da Nang will be operated by a Boeing B787 Dreamliner aircraft Da Nang is the third Vietnamese destination on Qatar Airways’ rapidly-expanding global network as Qatar and Vietnam celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Da… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club unveils its latest Winter Shopping Collection

The award-winning airline’s Privilege Club members can enjoy an exclusive up to 50 per cent discount when using their Qmiles at Oryx Galleria and select Qatar Duty Free stores from 20 – 31 December 2018 DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ award-winning Frequent Flyer programme, Privilege Club, is delighted to provide… Read the full press release

British Airways to start three flights a week service to Croatian city of Split from London City Airport from June

LONDON, UK, 2018-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers will be able to fly to the Croatian city of Split from London City Airport for the very first time next year when British Airways launches it latest new holiday route. The airline will start operating three flights a week to the popular Dalmatian Coast sunspot in June through… Read the full press release