Air Partner Launches a Fixed Trans-Atlantic Rate for JetCard

LONDON, July 25, 2019 – Air Partner plc, the global aviation services group, today announces the launch of its new fixed Trans-Atlantic rate structure as part of its industry leading JetCard programme. The fixed rate of $15,650 per hour is now available for flights between Europe and the United States, further simplifying JetCard members’ journeys between these… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes American Airlines’ daily seasonal service to Phoenix

Erlanger, Ky., 2019-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — American Airlines announced it will begin daily seasonal service to Phoenix from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) beginning December 18, 2019 through April 6, 2020. The route flies during the Christmas/New Year’s holiday, Spring Break and Cincinnati Reds Spring Training using A319 aircraft (120 seat configuration). Tickets are… Read the full press release

SFO announces the official opening of the first nine-gate section of Harvey Milk Terminal 1

Southwest Airlines and JetBlue begin flights from first nine-gate section today SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (July 23, 2019) announced the official opening of the first nine-gate section of Harvey Milk Terminal 1. Southwest Airlines and JetBlue began flights this morning from the new… Read the full press release

easyJet holidays appoints Paul Ablin and Matt Callaghan as new Directors

New directors move across from current easyJet roles LUTON, England, 2019-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet holidays has put the finishing touches to its board team with the appointment of two new Directors announced today.(JULY 22 2019) Paul Ablin, easyJet’s current Group Finance Director will join the holidays business as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the National Airline Partner of the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships

Airline to fly more than 3,500 Athletes, Coaches and Officials with thousands more expected spectators between 27 September and 6 October Exclusive discounted fares available for the championships through qatarairways.com Doha, Qatar, 2019-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is set to bring the world of athletics together in Doha after signing an agreement to… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways becomes a “Supporting Partner” of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay

ANA to spread the Olympic spirit across Japan through the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay. ANA will partner with JAL to transport the Olympic flame to Japan. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, has signed an agreement today with the Tokyo… Read the full press release

Eastern Airways increases services from Southampton Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport

Kirmington, England, 2019-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastern Airways is increasing services from Southampton Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport up to 3 flights a day, Monday to Thursday, as it offers more choice on its Flybe franchise services. From 9 September 2019, the UK regional airline will introduce a 3pm afternoon flight from Southampton and… Read the full press release

Emirates unveils new Rugby Sevens A380 livery

Newest A380 livery dedicated to Dubai’s largest sporting and social event set to attract more than 100,000 rugby fans For the first time, Emirates will feature men’s and women’s rugby players on its aircraft First scheduled service with new livery took flight to Glasgow, Scotland –  one of the countries competing for rugby sevens glory… Read the full press release

Boeing: Korean Air finalize order for 20 787 Dreamliner airplanes

Carrier modernizes widebody fleet with super-efficient 787-10, and 787-9 jets SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Korean Air has finalized an agreement with Boeing [NYSE: BA] to order 20 787 Dreamliner airplanes – including 10 each of the 787-10 and 787-9 models – valued at $6.3 billion according to list prices. Along with an… Read the full press release

Moscow Cargo earns Eurasian award for the most modern and high-tech cargo air terminal

MOSCOW, Russia, 2019-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — LLC Moscow Cargo became the winner of the Eurasian award in the field of aviation marketing 2019 in the special nomination “For the launch of the most modern and high-tech cargo air terminal in the Eurasian region”. The solemn award ceremony took place on the 8th of July… Read the full press release

British Airways jumbo jet and The Red Arrows delighted spectators at the world’s largest military air show

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Spectators at the world’s largest military air show delighted at a fly-past by a specially decorated British Airways jumbo jet and The Red Arrows. Flight BA100 lead the display at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Saturday, July 20 and was flanked by nine Hawk jets belonging to the Royal Air Force… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific completes the acquisition of Hong Kong Express Airways

HK Express will remain a stand-alone low-cost carrier to serve a niche value market segment Hong Kong, China, 2019-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific announces that it has completed the acquisition of Hong Kong Express Airways (HK Express). HK Express is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific. Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific welcomes Lavinia Lau as Director Commercial

Hong Kong, China, 2019-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today (July 19, 2019) announced the appointment of Lavinia Lau as Director Commercial with immediate effect. She is responsible for the passenger functions of Revenue Management and Sales and Distribution, together with Planning for both the passenger and freighter fleets and networks. Previously, Lavinia… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized Delta Air Lines First Officer Matt Clark with Aviation Security Award

Pilot Recognized for Contributions to Enhance Aviation Security WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (July 18, 2019) recognized Delta Air Lines First Officer Matt Clark with its Aviation Security Award for his innumerable accomplishments in enhancing aviation safety and security. First Officer Clark was presented with… Read the full press release

ALPA honored Boise Airport as Airport of the Year at its 65th Air Safety Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — At its 65th Air Safety Forum today (July 17, 2019), the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) honored Boise Airport (BOI) in Boise, Idaho, Airport of the Year for its collaborative approach to keeping aviation safety the top priority by regularly seeking input from pilots and other industry… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized the accomplishments of distinguished pilots during its 65th Air Safety Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) recognized the accomplishments of 13 distinguished pilots during its 65th Air Safety Forum. The presentation of ALPA’s prestigious awards and citations were featured during the four-day event. In addition to honoring outstanding contributions by pilots in aviation safety and security, ALPA’s… Read the full press release

ALPA releases new white paper highlighting proven safety benefits of having two pilots on the flight deck

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Capt. Joe DePete, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), released a new white paper today (July 17, 2019) highlighting the proven safety benefits that having at least two pilots on the flight deck provide to our nation’s aviation system. The document, released in conjunction with the Association’s… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized Jazz Aviation Capt. Nick Seemel with Air Safety Award

Fall River Resident Recognized for Outstanding Leadership WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (July 18, 2019) recognized Jazz Aviation Capt. Nick Seemel with its Air Safety Award for his outstanding leadership in aviation safety. Capt. Seemel was presented with the award today at ALPA’s 65th Air… Read the full press release

ALPA presented former Air Wisconsin Capt. Robert “Rob” Frank with the Aviation Jumpseat Award

Pilot Recognized for Contributions to Enhance Flight Deck Security WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (July 18, 2019), during its 65th Air Safety Forum in Washington, D.C., the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) presented former Air Wisconsin Capt. Robert “Rob” Frank with the Aviation Jumpseat Award. Capt. Frank, who now flies for… Read the full press release

Wizz Air allocates third aircraft to Chisinau, Moldova

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing airline and the leading low-cost carrier in Moldova, announced today (JUL 18, 2019) the allocation of a third aircraft to Chisinau. The new Airbus A320 will join the fleet in December, enabling the increase of frequencies of the airline’s existing 8 routes and the start of four new… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways receives Smart Travel Asia Awards as “Top 10 Best Cabin Service Worldwide” in Best in Travel Poll 2019

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Recently, Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited led by Capt. AM.Dechit Chareonwong, Vice President – Flight Operations (Center) receives Smart Travel Asia Awards as “Top 10 Best Cabin Service Worldwide” in Best in Travel Poll 2019. Capt. AM.Dechit Chareonwong, Vice President – Flight Operations said “On behalf of the… Read the full press release

SITA announces that Southwest Airlines® is the latest carrier to join NDC Exchange

ATPCO and SITA platform simplifies NDC adoption by enabling connectivity across the travel distribution ecosystem Dulles, VA, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — ATPCO and SITA today (17 July 2019) announced that Southwest Airlines® is the latest carrier to join NDC Exchange, a platform for NDC that enables content interoperability across the airline distribution ecosystem. By joining NDC Exchange,… Read the full press release

Turkish Airlines launches Istanbul-Bali direct flights

Global carrier’s Istanbul-Bali direct flights will be operated as seven frequencies per week. Istanbul, Turkey, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Flying to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines inaugurated its direct flights between its home base Istanbul and world-renowned tourist destination, Bali (Indonesia) on July 17,… Read the full press release

Air France inaugurates completely revamped lounge at Washington-Dulles international airport

Paris, France, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — On July 18th, 2019, Air France inaugurated its completely revamped and more spacious lounge located in the heart of Washington-Dulles international airport (USA), near the boarding gates. The new lounge welcomes Air France La Première and Business customers and Flying Blue Elite Plus members in a completely revamped,… Read the full press release

IATA calls on the European Commission, European Governments and ANSPs to make urgent improvements to European air traffic management

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on European governments and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to make urgent improvements to European air traffic management. The priority should be to cut carbon emissions and address the unnecessary costs and flight delays suffered by passengers from inefficient airspace routes… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific reopens newly renovated Shanghai Pudong Cathay Pacific Lounge

Cathay Pacific is moving beyond with the re-opening of the newly renovated Shanghai Pudong lounge on 18 July Hong Kong, China, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is reopening its newly renovated Shanghai Pudong Cathay Pacific Lounge on July 18, marking the introduction of the airline’s awards-winning lounge design to mainland China for the… Read the full press release

Vietjet launches new route connecting Nha Trang, Vietnam with Busan, South Korea

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — New-age carrier Vietjet has officially launched its latest international route connecting Nha Trang, Vietnam’s popular beach city, with Busan, South Korea’s famous seaport city. Vietjet is the first carrier to operate the direct route between the two destinations, marking the airline’s ninth service between Vietnam… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines Searches for Digital Pilots

Third round of the “AIRcelerate” dual course of studies  Application deadline at the end of August 2019  Main focus: graduates should contribute business intelligence to flight operations  VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — “We would like to initiate a digital impetus. For this purpose, we are looking for digital pilots”, says Jens Ritter, Accountable… Read the full press release

EVA Air makes Milan Malpensa its first European route in 20 years

Asian carrier is a ‘Five-Star’ addition to Malpensa’s airline portfolio; four times weekly service from Taipei Taoyuan in Taiwan to begin in February 2020.

Qatar Airways launches new service to Gaborone, Botswana, starting 27 October 2019

Qatar Airways will be the first Middle Eastern airline to operate to the capital of Botswana Three-times weekly flights to Gaborone will be operated by an Airbus A350 aircraft DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the launch of its new service to Gaborone, Botswana, starting 27 October… Read the full press release