Wizz Air announces seven new services from Ukraine

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and a leading low-cost carrier in Ukraine, is pleased to announce today six new services from Odesa International Airport to Budapest in Hungary, Berlin Schoenefeld in Germany; Gdansk, Wroclaw and Katowice in Poland; and Bratislava in Slovakia, as well as a new route from Lviv to Larnaca… Read the full press release

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico moves its 11th airport onto the SITA AirportConnect Open platform

Mexicali International latest airport managed by GAP to move to SITA’s common-use platform Mexico City, Mexico, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V or “GAP”, which operates airports in the Pacific region of Mexico, has moved its 11th airport onto the SITA AirportConnect Open platform. By using this world-class technology, GAP plans to… Read the full press release

Turkish Airlines introduces new cabin crew uniforms

Istanbul, Turkey, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Turkish Airlines cabin crew, whose new uniforms take to the skies, redefines elegance in the sky. The cabin crew will now greet passengers with “welcome onboard” dressed in new uniforms on long haul flights of the national flag carrier. The new cabin crew uniforms of Turkish Airlines, flying… Read the full press release

The Alaska Airlines Foundation awards $260,000 to 24 nonprofits in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $260,000 to 24 nonprofits in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii. “Our goal has always been to be a committed partner in the communities – we know we’re here because of you,” said Diana Birkett Rakow, chair of the Alaska Airlines Foundation Board of Directors. “As we look out over… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines enhances its dedicated business travel Team with a new suite of services and a new name, Southwest Business

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) today (Aug 5, 2019) celebrates the evolution of its dedicated business travel Team with a new suite of services and a new name, Southwest Business. Southwest Business brings travel managers and travel management companies new capabilities within Travelport’s global distribution systems (GDS) and the Amadeus Travel… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Matador Network launches travel series, My City, My Heart: An Insiders’ Guide by Southwest Employees

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and Matador Network today (Aug 6, 2019) release the first of a four-episode series called, My City, My Heart: An Insiders’ Guide by Southwest Employees. Episode One features Southwest® Flight Attendant Javier, who shares his insider tips to exploring what he loves most about his… Read the full press release

Turkish Airlines announces sponsorship agreement with Argentinia’s River Plate football team

The agreement is valid for three years, starting from 2019-2020 and will conclude at the end of 2021-2022 season.  Istanbul, Turkey, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The national flag carrier of Turkey, Turkish Airlines announced a sponsorship agreement with River Plate football team. The partnership, which will see Turkish Airlines’ logo emblazoned on River… Read the full press release

Air France and Paris Aéroport collaborate to implement the use of RFID technology for baggage tracking

Paris, France, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — As from 2020, Air France will ensure baggage tracking at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport using tags equipped with RFID chips in cooperation with Paris Aéroport. Air France is one of the very first airlines in the world to have decided, in collaboration with Paris Aéroport, to implement the… Read the full press release

Air Serbia launches direct flight between Budapest and Nis

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Serbia launched a direct flight between Budapest and Nis. Passengers can fly with the Serbian national carrier between the two cities twice a week, all through the year. The first direct flight between Budapest and Nis (in the South-East of Serbia) took off today. The airline is… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport welcomes LOT’s new non-stop long-haul flights to Seoul starting September 2019

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — LOT has been consistently expanding its network of connections from Budapest. On 22 September 2019 LOT is going to launch non-stop long-haul flights to Seoul and on 30 March next year LOT is going to launch six new destinations, including Sofia, Prague, Belgrade, Stuttgart, Bucharest and Brussels, thereby… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces new weekly Bristol ski route to Turin, Italy from December 2019

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (30th Jul 2019) announced a new weekly Bristol ski route to Turin, Italy commencing in December 2019, as part of Ryanair’s extended Bristol Winter 19 schedule. Bristol consumers and visitors can now book their ski holiday to Turin as far out as March 2020, enjoying… Read the full press release

IATA announces the launch of the NDC Matchmaker

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the NDC Matchmaker, a free web-based tool to bring more visibility to travel distribution stakeholders that are collaborating on implementations of the New Distribution Capability (NDC). The NDC Matchmaker enables airlines, travel sellers and content aggregators (such as global… Read the full press release

British Airways’ BA 2119: Flight of the Future exhibition now open at the Saatchi Gallery in London

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ BA 2119: Flight of the Future exhibition in collaboration with the Royal College of Art is now open at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The exhibition, which is free to enter and runs until August 26, is part of the airline’s centenary celebrations and explores the… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes JAL’s new cargo flights between O’Hare International Airport and Narita International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (08/01/2019) joined with Japan Airlines (JAL) and Kalitta Air at O’Hare International Airport to celebrate JAL’s new lease to utilize Kalitta Air’s wide body freighters for multiple, weekly cargo flights between O’Hare International Airport and Narita International Airport. “O’Hare is one… Read the full press release

Southwest launches Destination 225° career program to lead aspiring Pilots to Southwest Airlines

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Aug 1, 2019) launches an innovative career program called Destination 225° which provides pathways to becoming a competitively qualified candidate for future Southwest First Officer positions. On a compass, 225° is the southwest directional heading, and Destination 225° was developed to lead aspiring… Read the full press release

Eric Born to extend as President & CEO of Swissport International AG until 2020

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the announcement of plans for a refinancing of certain outstanding debt of Swissport Group S.à r.l., an indirect parent company of Swissport International AG, Eric Born, President & CEO of Swissport International AG, agreed to extend his contract subject to the company’s successful completion of the… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces new seasonal services to Niigata and the return of flights to Tokushima, Japan

Launching new seasonal services to Niigata and rejoicing the return of Tokushima Hong Kong, China, 2019-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group is giving customers more reasons to jet to Japan this winter with the addition of two extra seasonal routes including a new service to Niigata and the return of flights to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines reiterates its commitment to eliminate Human Trafficking

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jul 30, 2019) reiterates its support of the global efforts to eliminate Human Trafficking by launching online curriculum for the airline’s more than 59,000 Employees designed to bring greater awareness to the growing epidemic of Human Trafficking. The course is being launched today… Read the full press release

British Airways to bring a new West End season of plays to the Playhouse Theatre in partnership with Ambassador Theatre Group and Artistic Director Jamie Lloyd

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is supporting a new West End season of work by The Jamie Lloyd Company, the hugely successful partnership between the UK’s leading theatre company, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), and Artistic Director Jamie Lloyd. The partnership will bring a season of three plays to the Playhouse Theatre in the… Read the full press release

British Airways welcomed its first Airbus 350

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ first Airbus 350, registration G-XWBA, touched down at London Heathrow this weekend, featuring the airline’s newest generation business class seat, Club Suite. The airline will take delivery of 18 A350s, with four of the new aircraft joining the fleet before the end of the year. Carolina… Read the full press release

British Airways to serve menus design by Michelin-starred British chef, Tom Kerridge throughout August

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its centenary celebrations, British Airways has teamed up with Michelin-starred British chef, Tom Kerridge, to design gourmet menus for customers travelling with the airline throughout August – the airline’s birthday month. The new menus, which feature great British flavours, will be available in every cabin… Read the full press release

Hyakusenrenma, Atelier Tekuto and Japan Airlines to develop Japan’s first ever Castle Stay event at Hirado Castle

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyakusenrenma, Inc. Group, Atelier Tekuto, Co. Ltd., and Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as JAL) entered into an agreement to develop Japan’s first ever Castle Stay event at Hirado Castle located in Nagasaki Prefecture. The companies will promote the Castle Stay event, which aims to target foreign travelers seeking a… Read the full press release

CDA announces first-ever direct flight to Brisbane from Chicago

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), Qantas Airlines and American Airlines today (07/24/2019) announced new, nonstop international service from O’Hare International Airport to Brisbane – the largest city and capital of the Australian state of Queensland. It is the twelfth international route O’Hare has added in 2019, and… Read the full press release

Listen Ctrip VS Tencent who’s better at increasing your e-channel revenue at World Digital Travel &Hospitality Summit 2019

Date: Aug 23rd 2019 Location: Kempinski Yanqi Hotel Beijing China BEIJING, China, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — 200 C level delegates, 10 sponsors and 50 media partners-World Digital Travel & Hospitality Summit is World’s leading digital event for eCommerce, Digital Marketing and Customer Experience leaders in travel. Learn how to take your digital, eCommerce… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines unveils new designs for its uniformed representatives

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (July 23, 2019) announced new designs for the company`s uniformed representatives and will be officially adopted in April 2020. In early 2019, Japan Airlines reached out to customers and fans requesting comments and opinions on new designs for JAL`s uniformed representatives. Based on the… Read the full press release

Emirates renews Emirates Lions Vodacom Super Rugby team title sponsor contract

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates and Lions Rugby Company with EPS (Pty) Ltd. today (24 July 2019) announced the renewal of the Emirates Lions Vodacom Super Rugby team title sponsor contract, continuing a successful relationship that began in 2015. The new contract will continue for the next five years until 2024…. Read the full press release

ALPA: The Safe Skies Act Would Ensure Cargo Pilots Are Sufficiently Rested Before Flight

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The pilots of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA); the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA), including the Independent Pilots Association (IPA); and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224 today (July 23, 2019) announced renewed efforts to achieve one level of safety for all-cargo pilots and… Read the full press release

Ryanair survey: Sunny Spain Tops The Polls As Number 1 Summer Destination

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (23 July) announced the results of its Summer Trends travel survey which revealed: The most popular summer destinations for Ryanair customers are Mallorca, Alicante, and Malaga; Families, however, are bucking the trend for summer breaks, with Cyprus, Tel Aviv, and Lanzarote as… Read the full press release

New Boeing 787 Dreamliner for EGYPTAIR Flies Home on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Flight from Seattle to Cairo represents the longest 787 delivery flight using sustainable fuel Delivery flight launches Boeing program that offer operators the option to use sustainable fuel for flight home SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] today (July 23, 2019) delivered the fifth 787 Dreamliner for EGYPTAIR via a lease agreement… Read the full press release

Boeing introduces Jeppesen Mobile QuickClear to simplify U.S. Customs and Border Protection processes for pilots

Mobile QuickClear application simplifies U.S. Customs and Border Protection processes for business and general aviation pilots OSHKOSH, Wis., 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has introduced a new digital application, Jeppesen Mobile QuickClear. This application, created in partnership with Airside Mobile for encryption and data management services, simplifies the international clearance process with… Read the full press release