Southwest Airlines appoints Chris Johnson as the new Managing Director Ground Operations

Dallas, Texas, 2018-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced Chris Johnson as the new Managing Director Ground Operations effective February 1, 2018. Johnson will be responsible for the daily operations of a Team of more than 18,000 Employees who work in our domestic locations across the United States. His key responsibilities include ensuring these… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific presented a Certificate of Excellence to Plaza Premium Group as recognition of their partnership

Cathay Pacific presented a Certificate of Excellence to Plaza Premium Group as recognition of their partnership   HONG KONG, 2018-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific and Plaza Premium Group recently celebrated their long term collaboration with a presentation ceremony of a Certificate of Excellence in recognition of the partnership. Cathay Pacific Director Customer… Read the full press release

easyJet again named the Best Short-Haul Airline at the 2018 Business Travel Awards

easyJet again named the Best Short-Haul Airline at the 2018 Business Travel Awards   LUTON, UK, 2018-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has been awarded Best Short-Haul Airline at the 2018 Business Travel Awards, retaining its title from last year. The airline was also shortlisted in the ‘Business Airline of the Year’… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways displays its Qsuite Business Class concept at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport

Qatar Airways displays its Qsuite Business Class concept at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport   For a limited time only, travellers will have the opportunity to experience the award-winning new Qsuite at John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 5 Qsuite is now available on Qatar Airways flights from both John F. Kennedy… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines announces direct flights to the Spanish island of Tenerife from 26 April 2018

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, launches direct scheduled flights to the Spanish island of Tenerife starting 26 April 2018. Tickets are available now. Flights from Moscow to Tenerife will be carried out on Mondays and Thursdays. Flights will depart from Domodedovo Airport at 13:25 and arrive at Reina Sofia Airport at 19:20 local time. Return flights… Read the full press release

WestJet adds 60 flights from YVR

Richmond, B.C., 2018-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — WestJet today (January 29, 2018) announced that it has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of its Vancouver hub to key business and leisure destinations in Canada and Mexico, adding 60 more flights weekly. “WestJet is again providing additional service to benefit both the business traveller… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines the first company in Russia to use the face recognition technology

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, is the first company in Russia that plans to use the face recognition technology in the everyday operation of the business lounges at Moscow Domodedovo Airport. The software based on trained neural networks will allow to identify S7 Airlines passengers and personalise services for visitors of the business lounges. The plan is that… Read the full press release

Bombardier’s final test vehicle in the Global 7000 flight test program successfully completed its first flight

Bombardier’s final test vehicle in the Global 7000 flight test program successfully completed its first flight   FTV5 will validate flight and ground test data obtained to date and complete the Type Certification campaign to ensure a smooth entry-into-service in the second half of this year Flight test program has surpassed 1,300 flight hours and… Read the full press release

Bombardier to showcase Philippine Airlines dual-class 86-seat Q400 regional turboprop and airBaltic CS300 aircraft at the 2018 Singapore Airshow

Bombardier to showcase Philippine Airlines dual-class 86-seat Q400 regional turboprop and airBaltic CS300 aircraft at the 2018 Singapore Airshow   Montréal, 2018-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft will be displaying a Philippine Airlines dual-class 86-seat Q400 regional turboprop, as well as an airBaltic CS300 aircraft at the 2018 Singapore Airshow, which runs… Read the full press release

Qantas to start daily Dreamliner service between Brisbane and Los Angeles from 1 September 2018

Brisbane, Australia, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has announced the start date of 1 September 2018 for a daily Dreamliner service between Brisbane and Los Angeles, with fares available for sale from today (30TH JANUARY 2018). It will replace the Boeing 747-400 currently operating this route. The Dreamliner will then continue on as QF11/12,… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes WestJet’s expanded service from Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — WestJet today ( January 29, 2018) announced that it has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of its Calgary hub to key business and tourism destinations in Canada and the U.S., adding 72 more weekly flights. WestJet already offers more flights to more destinations from Calgary than any… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines recognized by the American Society of Professional Communicators for its 2016 One Report

Dallas, Texas, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (Jan 29, 2018) that it has been recognized by the American Society of Professional Communicators (ASPC) for its 2016 Southwest Airlines One Report TM. The ASPC annually sponsors the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report Awards that celebrate innovation and excellence in communication for various… Read the full press release

Nuremberg Airport welcomes the expansion of Eurowings’ services and opening of its new base

Nuremberg Airport welcomes the expansion of Eurowings’ services and opening of its new base   Nürnberg, Germany, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of extending its presence to cover the whole of Germany and Austria, Eurowings is making Nuremberg Airport its twelfth base. Eurowings, which is currently Europe’s fastest growing airline, will base one… Read the full press release

flydubai deploys its Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Sheremetyevo airport in Russia

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai which launched daily flights from Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow (SVO) in November 2017 is now offering passengers from Russia the opportunity to be the first passengers to enjoy a new travel experience on board the airline’s latest aircraft model its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines in search for fifteen technical apprentices and five office clerk trainees

Fifteen technical apprentices and five office clerk trainees are needed  Training commences on September 3, 2018  47 apprentices are currently undergoing training at Austrian Airlines  VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Each year Austrian Airlines trains a large number of apprentices in different areas of the company. The field of aircraft engineering is… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines launches its Digital Innovation Blueprint through bilateral partnerships with A*STAR, CAAS, EDB and NUS

Bilateral partnerships with A*STAR, CAAS, EDB and NUS to establish SIA as a digital aviation and travel experience leader Digital Innovation Blueprint to contribute towards development and nurturing of digital aviation and travel technology community in Singapore SINGAPORE, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) today (29 January 2018) announced the launch of its… Read the full press release

Lufthansa welcomes its seventh A350-900 to Munich

Lufthansa welcomes its seventh A350-900 to Munich   A350 maiden flights from Munich to Seoul, New York, Chicago, Denver, Singapore and Vancouver German Design Award for the Economy Class COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa has welcomed its seventh A350-900, a plane with the registration D-AIXG, to Munich. On February 1, after… Read the full press release

Lufthansa customers to benefit from new automatic check-in procedure

Lufthansa customers to benefit from new automatic check-in procedure   COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa customers will now automatically receive their boarding pass directly to their smartphone 23 hours before departure – without having to check-in themselves. Lufthansa passengers will now be able to start their journey feeling more relaxed: From now… Read the full press release

The Lufthansa Group develops a standard specification for its Airbus A320 fleet

The Lufthansa Group develops a standard specification for its Airbus A320 fleet   Uniform specification for all aircraft of the Airbus A320 family delivered to the Lufthansa Group from 2019 onward More flexibility when it comes to aircraft transfers between airlines More synergies when purchasing planes COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The… Read the full press release

Oman Air announces the appointment of Holiday Aviation as General Sales Agent for South Africa

Oman Air announces the appointment of Holiday Aviation as General Sales Agent for South Africa   MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has announced the appointment of Holiday Aviation as General Sales Agent (GSA) for South Africa. The appointment of Holiday Aviation will ensure… Read the full press release

Aeroflot and Aurora Airlines to fly Russian athletes participating in PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

Moscow, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot and its Far Eastern regional subsidiary Aurora Airlines will carry Russian athletes participating in the XXIII Winter Olympic Games held from 9 to 25 February 2018 in South Korea. Yesterday the first Russian athletes flew on a regular scheduled Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Seoul. Athletes currently training… Read the full press release

Globetrotting with just two stopovers now possible with enhanced Star Alliance Round the World (RTW) fares

Globetrotting with just two stopovers now possible with enhanced Star Alliance Round the World (RTW) fares   Frankfurt, Germany, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A whirlwind globetrotting trip, stopping only at two destinations for at least 24 hours, is now possible using selected Star Alliance Round the World (RTW) fares. Up to now, a… Read the full press release

flydubai launches flights to Thessaloniki in Greece and Aqaba in Jordan from June 2018

Dubai-based airline grows its network to 102 destinations in 46 countries served by a fleet of 61 Boeing 737 aircraft Flights to Thessaloniki in Greece and Aqaba in Jordan commence on 15 and 16 June respectively Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai has announced the start of flights to… Read the full press release

Ryanair invests in additional three based aircraft at Manchester airport

Ryanair invests in additional three based aircraft at Manchester airport   10 New Summer Routes Added With Extra Flights On Existing Routes Over 300,000 Extra Summer Seats On Sale Tomorrow DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (25 Jan) announced an additional investment of $300 million at Manchester airport with… Read the full press release

Ryanair extends its sponsorship of “The Ryanair Chase” at the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival to 2022

Ryanair extends its sponsorship of “The Ryanair Chase” at the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival to 2022   DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (25 Jan) announced that it had agreed to extend its sponsorship of “The Ryanair Chase”, at the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival for a 5 year period… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines launches direct flights from St. Petersburg to Perm from 30 April 2018

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, launches direct scheduled flights from St. Petersburg to Perm starting 30 April 2018. Tickets are available now. Flights from Pulkovo Airport to Perm will be carried out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Flights will depart from Pulkovo Airport at 19:05 and arrive in Perm at 23:25 local time. Return flights… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches new Hotel Booking Site that gives customers 10% back in credit to spend on flights

Ryanair launches new Hotel Booking Site that gives customers 10% back in credit to spend on flights   DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (24 Jan) launched Ryanair Travel Credit, a new incentive that gives customers who book accommodation with Ryanair Rooms 10% back in credit to spend on… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market initiative to enhance Africa’s air connectivity

Addis Ababa, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative by the African Union (AU) to open up Africa’s skies and improve intra-African air connectivity. Enhanced connectivity will stimulate demand, improve the competitiveness of the African airline industry, and make… Read the full press release

IATA and ENAV to develop and implement an Italian National Airspace Strategy

Rome, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and ENAV, the Italian Air Navigation Service Provider, have agreed to develop and implement an Italian National Airspace Strategy. ENAV and IATA will strengthen their existing cooperation for this initiative, which is aimed at delivering benefits to the travelling public and the wider aviation… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates direct non-stop flight to Pattaya, its newest Thai destination

Pattaya marks the airline’s fifth destination to Thailand, and the first new route launch for the airline in 2018  Qatar Airways now operates 64 weekly flights to Thailand DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ first direct non-stop flight to the beautiful holiday destination of Pattaya touched down at U-Tapao Rayong Pattaya… Read the full press release