IATA called for the modernization of air cargo processes

Singapore, 2019-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and the air cargo industry to focus on three priorities to accommodate the expanding demand for air cargo and ensure the economic and social benefits of aviation can be maximized. The three priorities are; Accelerating the speed of process modernization,… Read the full press release

IATA launches new industry certification—the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh)

Singapore, 2019-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification—the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh)—to improve the handling and the transport by air of perishable products. “Perishable goods is a growing market for air cargo. Ensuring that these delicate and short shelf-life products reach… Read the full press release

British Airways completed the installation of dozens of hosted bag-drop machines at Heathrow’s Terminal 5

More than 70 machines now in action at Heathrow Terminal 5  Automated bag-drop machines speed up the process of checking in a bag, while hosts are on hand to ensure airline’s high standard of customer service  Part of the airline’s continued £6.5 billion investment to enhance customer experience LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces Japan’s first medium to long-haul low cost carrier, ZIPAIR

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — During a press conference held at Japan Airlines Headquarters on Friday afternoon, T.B.L. Co., Ltd. Representative Director and President, Shingo Nishida, announced the name of Japan`s first medium to long-haul low cost carrier as ZIPAIR. With the registration now official, the company will be established as ZIPAIR Tokyo… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport cargo zone welcomes a new airline: Sichuan Airlines Cargo

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — By the end of April, the Chinese carrier Sichuan Airlines Cargo, active in a country well-known for its e-commerce, will strengthen the cargo network operated at Brussels Airport. With 732,000 tonnes of cargo in 2018, Brussels Airport has become one of the major hubs. Its strategic location at… Read the full press release

easyJet announces five new based aircraft and four new routes from Manchester this summer

Flights to Jerez de la Frontera, Spain to commence 17 August 2019 Flights to Kalamata, Greece to commence 15 June 2019 Flights to Bari, Italy to commence 17 August 2019 Flights to Nice, France to commence 16 June 2019 LUTON, England, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline has today (MAR 07, 2019)  announced that it will… Read the full press release

Neil Slaven appointed as easyJet’s UK Country Director

LUTON, England, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Neil Slaven has been appointed as easyJet’s UK Country Director commencing 1 March. In his new role he is tasked with driving the strategic direction and commercial success of easyJet in the UK, which incorporates over 160 based aircraft, 18 airports and 11 bases. Neil has been with… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches its international environmental partnerships for 2019

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (7 Mar) launched its international environmental partnerships for 2019, supporting First Climate (Uganda), Renature Monchique, the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group and Native Woodland Trust through customer carbon offset donations. First Climate – Ryanair is partnering with First Climate’s campaign supporting and promoting… Read the full press release

Ryanair launched its Belfast Winter 2019 schedule

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (7 Mar) launched its Belfast Winter schedule (2019), with 9 routes which will deliver 850,000 customers p.a. at Belfast Airport. Ryanair’s Belfast W19 schedule will deliver: 9 routes to Alicante (3 pw), Bergamo (2), Berlin Schonefeld (2), Krakow (3), Lanzarote (1), London… Read the full press release

Flughafen Zürich AG and Swiss Life AG celebrated the topping-out of THE CIRCLE

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The joint ownership company of THE CIRCLE, comprising Flughafen Zürich AG and Swiss Life AG, celebrated the topping-out last Tuesday together with the contractor hrs. Building work on the new destination is progressing on schedule. THE CIRCLE will make Zurich Airport an urban centre. Two years after the… Read the full press release

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol unveiled newly renovated Aspire Lounge and all-new Star Alliance Lounge

Schiphol, The Netherlands, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The official opening of the renovated Aspire Lounge (26) and all-new Star Alliance Lounge (27) in Lounge 1 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol took place today (07 March 2019). The remodelling of the two business class lounges for Schengen passengers was carried out as part of the overall… Read the full press release

British Airways unveiled a Boeing 747 painted in the Landor design as the third in its series of four heritage liveries

Boeing 747, reg G-BNLY, arrived at Heathrow this morning in the recognisable Landor livery The aircraft will take to the skies on long-haul routes currently served by the Boeing 747 British Airways is painting selected aircraft in heritage designs to mark its centenary LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways today (March 09,… Read the full press release

British Airways unveils significant enhances to the onboard product and service in its First cabin

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is set to deliver significant changes to the onboard product and service in its First cabin as part of its £6.5bn investment for customers. The new look and feel, set to take to the skies from March 31, will include new bedding, amenities and menus… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines unveiled its specially-themed Airbus A321 featuring the beloved Disney character Dumbo

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines today (3/6/2019) unveiled its specially-themed Airbus A321 that features a larger-than-life image of the beloved Disney character Dumbo. The airline known for inspiring its Guests to take to the skies, is teaming up with Disney to celebrate the upcoming release of its live-action movie “Dumbo,”… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free is an official partner of the Commercial Bank Qatar (CBQ) Masters Golf tournament 2019

The award-winning retailer is also a sponsor of the Hole in One competition, with a $155,000 voucher redeemable at QDF DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is pleased to announce that it is an official partner of the Commercial Bank Qatar (CBQ) Masters Golf tournament 2019, taking place at… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways revealed its new Economy Class experience and seven upcoming destinations at ITB Berlin

Airline to launch direct services to Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey and Mogadishu, Somalia in 2019 New Economy Class experience features additional leg room, faster broadband and a new in-flight dining experience, ‘Quisine’, featuring all new tableware with 25 per cent larger main courses and 50 per cent larger… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches the only nonstop flight connecting the Pacific Northwest to Ohio’s capital city

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The connection between two dynamic regions – Western Washington and Central Ohio – just got easier. Alaska Airlines launches daily nonstop service today (March 7, 2019) between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and John Glenn Columbus International Airport. It’s the only nonstop flight between the two cities. “Alaska Airlines continues to connect the West… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Cargo received its Domestic Airline of the Year award for the 10th consecutive year

Carrier’s Award-Winning Cargo Team lands prestigious honor for 10th consecutive year DALLAS, TX, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Cargo is celebrating success by bringing home one of the industry’s top air cargo awards. The Airforwarders Association recently honored Southwest Cargo with its Domestic Airline of the Year award for the 10th… Read the full press release

Heathrow welcomed a record crowd of keen students at this year’s Jobs and Careers Fair

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Thousands of students from Slough, Spelthorne, Ealing, Hounslow, Hillingdon and – for the first time – the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, explored how they can become a pilot, a chef, an engineer and fire fighter all at Heathrow during the airport’s annual careers fair. It has now been… Read the full press release

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport first to purchase veriScan as airport-wide biometric aircraft boarding solution

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport first to purchase veriScan as airport-wide biometric aircraft boarding solution Washington, D.C., USA, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Monday that Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) recently awarded it a contract for implementation of an Airports Authority-designed biometric screening system known as veriScan™. The… Read the full press release

Wizz Air expands its fleet with its first Airbus neo aircraft in Hamburg

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, and the leading low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe today (MAR 7, 2019) has taken delivery of its first of 256 Airbus neo aircraft on order in Hamburg. The new generation Airbus A321neo aircraft is powered by two… Read the full press release

Travelport launches global campaign to improve awareness and use of the DPNA SSR code to give more support to passengers with intellectual disabilities

Campaign allied to the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019 targets greater use of the DPNA Special Service Request code1, used to alert airlines when a traveler has an intellectual or developmental disability and needs assistance Company discovered exceptionally low use of the code across the world in 2018 Poll of travel agents revealed just… Read the full press release

Vistara becomes the first Indian airline to offer sanitary pads on flights within India

Vistara to provide organic bio-degradable sanitary napkins to customers upon request Service to be available on all flights across Vistara network starting 8 March 2019 Part of ‘Vistara for Women’: A suite of services especially for women All-women crew to operate retro-themed flights on the #VistaraRetroJet between Delhi and Goa on Women’s Day, with crew… Read the full press release

Emirates and Dubai Future Accelerators announce launch of the sixth cohort of the Accelerators programme

Cohort dedicated exclusively to addressing three challenges outlined by Emirates Seven teams will work with the airline over the next nine weeks Dubai, U.A.E., 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates and Dubai Future Accelerators an initiative of Dubai Future Foundation have launched the sixth cohort of the Accelerators programme with an opening ceremony to welcome… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to launch its first-ever service to the Hawaiian Islands from Oakland International Airport on March 17

Carrier’s nonstop service to Hawaiian Islands part of continued long-haul expansion at OAK Oakland, Calif., 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (March 4, 2019) announced plans to launch its highly-anticipated, first-ever service to the Hawaiian Islands from Oakland International Airport (OAK) with an inaugural flight to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Delta Air Lines’ nonstop service to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport this summer

Nonstop from OAK this summer… connecting to the world Oakland, Calif., 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) announces today (March 5, 2019) that beginning June 9, 2019, Delta Air Lines will resume nonstop service between Oakland and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Passengers will appreciate the early morning arrival in ATL and connections… Read the full press release

ALPA’s Hawaiian Airlines pilots elect new officers to their Master Executive Council

HONOLULU, Hawaii, 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Hawaiian Airlines pilots of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) have elected new officers to their Master Executive Council (MEC) to serve a two-year term that began March 1, 2019. The new MEC consists of Capt. Lawrence Payne, Jr., chairman and Seniority Block 1 representative; Capt. Rod Buskas,… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport welcomes Widerøe’s third daily flight to Stavanger

Aberdeen, UK, 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Widerøe will add a third daily flight on weekdays to Stavanger from Aberdeen International Airport. A new lunch time flight will be added for the summer season and will be effective from Monday 3 June until 21 June. It will begin again on Monday 12 August through to… Read the full press release

American Airlines and Hyatt Hotels announces enhanced loyalty collaboration

Expanded Relationship Will Give World of Hyatt and AAdvantage Elite Members More Reasons to Choose American & Hyatt When Traveling CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) and Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (March 5, 2019) announced plans to provide frequent travelers more ways to earn miles, points and status when they fly… Read the full press release

Turkish Airlines extends codeshare agreement with Oman Air

Istanbul Turkey, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Turkish Airlines and Oman Air have revised the codeshare agreement signed earlier. Under the revised agreement, Turkish Airlines will codeshare on Oman Air operating flights to Salalah, while Oman Air will codeshare on Turkish Airlines operating flights to Rome, Copenhagen and Algiers. The codeshare agreement allows guests… Read the full press release