IATA welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators for flexibility during COVID-19 crisis

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators to provide flexibility to airlines and flight crew during the COVID-19 crisis. “Safety is the industry’s top priority. Countries have a well-established licensing system to ensure this. Airlines and their employees are facing an unprecedented… Read the full press release

Airline alliances call on governments and stakeholders or extraordinary support amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — On behalf of their member airlines, the three global airline alliances oneworld®, SkyTeam and Star Alliance are jointly calling on governments and stakeholders to take action to alleviate the unprecedented challenges faced by the global airline industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The three global alliances, which represent… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes Loganair’s daily flights to Aberdeen

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The first in a series of daily flights to Aberdeen has taken off from Belfast City Airport with Loganair. This is the first of two routes Loganair announced it would fill following Flybe’s collapse into administration. The Scottish airline’s route to Inverness from Belfast City Airport… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces all one-way Wanna Get Away® fares at $199 or less

Customers must book by Friday March 20th for travel through Wednesday, June 17, 2020. DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced that starting today Mar 16, 2020) through Friday, March 20, 2020, all one-way Wanna Get Away® fares are $199 or less, for travel through June 17, 2020. Customers… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to reduce flight capacity on offer by up to 50 per cent

Temporary decommissioning of all A380s under consideration Extensive savings programme launched COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the spread of Covid-19 and the resulting drastic decline in bookings as well as numerous flight cancellations Lufthansa Group decided to reduce the flight capacity on offer even more… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport welcomes the return of Eastern Airways

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastern Airways has returned to George Best Belfast City Airport with the launch of a new six-times weekly service to Teesside International Airport. As a result of Flybe entering administration last week, Eastern Airways, former franchise partner of Flybe, is once again selling its flights independently…. Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo honoured with the “International Cargo Airline of the Year” award

The cargo carrier was recognised for its recent developments, leadership and innovation in the air freight industry Doha, Qatar, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo was presented with the “International Cargo Airline of the Year” award at the STAT Times grand gala awards event held at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai on 26… Read the full press release

Southwest implements aircraft cleaning program built upon standing guidance from the CDC and WHO

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Southwest Team works throughout the day to execute an aircraft cleaning program built upon standing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) which is designed with Customer Safety and comfort in mind. As part of the program,… Read the full press release

Emirates implements enhanced cleaning and disinfection on all aircraft from Dubai

Enhanced cleaning and disinfection on all aircraft from Dubai regardless of route Peace of mind on travel plans with fee waivers for booking changes Offers Skywards members ability to retain status with reduced tier travel requirement Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak around… Read the full press release

Emirates offers more flexibility to change and reissue bookings for free with new waiver policy

Airline brings more choice and flexibility to change and reissue bookings with no penalties DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is providing customers more flexibility, choice and value through its newly introduced waiver policy for all booked tickets issued on or from today, 7 March until 31 March 2020*, allowing customers across… Read the full press release

Blue Islands launches two new routes from Jersey to Birmingham and Jersey to Exeter

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Blue Islands confirms two new routes from Jersey to Birmingham and Jersey to Exeter. The year-round services will commence on Wednesday 11 March and will shortly be bookable at www.blueislands.com. These additional services to Birmingham and Exeter will help to secure and maintain the island’s connectivity…. Read the full press release

British Airways’ Sport Relief achieves GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Heaviest Aircraft Pulled Over 100 Metres by a team

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ week of Sport Relief fundraising events has taken off today (March 06, 2020) by achieving a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Heaviest Aircraft Pulled Over 100 Metres by a team (mixed), made up of colleagues and sporting celebrities. British Airways’ support for Sport Relief… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways provides customers with maximum flexibility to alter their booking date free of charge

Airline’s customers can alter their booking date free of charge or receive a travel voucher in case their plans change DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has launched a new commercial policy to provide customers with maximum flexibility to suit their travel plans. Passengers that have booked or will book flights… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches new nonstop service from Seattle to Cincinnati

Southern Ohio city becomes the newest destination for the airline SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines celebrates its continuing growth with the announcement of new service to a brand-new destination for the airline: Cincinnati. Daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is scheduled to begin on Aug. 18. Cincinnati becomes… Read the full press release

Allegiant Travel Company to establish a base of operations at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport

Locally-Based Operation to Bring Investment in Jobs, Growth Opportunities CONCORD, N.C., 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today ( March 4, 2020) announced plans to establish a base of operations at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (USA). The Las Vegas-based company will invest $50 million to establish the new base in Concord,… Read the full press release

TAP launches direct flight to Sal in Cape Verde from June 20, 2020

Direct flight from Porto to Cape Verde. As of 20 June, Porto will have a direct flight to Sal in Cape Verde, with one flight a week.  Lisbon, Portugal, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — These flights depart from Porto on Saturdays at 10:25 p.m. and arrive on the Cape Verde island at 12:55 a.m…. Read the full press release

Emirates puts the spotlight on women in aviation

All-women flight deck crew operate a freighter trip covering 6 cities across 4 continents ahead of International Women’s Day Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Women are making an increasing contribution to the aviation industry worldwide and are also directly supporting global exchanges in diverse areas facilitated by aviation such as international trade…. Read the full press release

Emirates celebrates Holi with a lined up festive treats and memorable experiences

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Holi, the Indian festival of colours and flavours, has arrived onboard Emirates, and the airline’s chefs have lined up festive treats and memorable experiences. On 9 and 10 March, Emirates’ customers travelling to and from seven destinations in India – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and… Read the full press release

Emirates Group raised highlighted its ongoing environmental initiatives to mark World Wildlife Day

DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Championing environmental stewardship and providing an opportunity for employees to understand the role that the company plays in building a more sustainable future, the Emirates Group hosted an event to raise awareness of the role of business in environmental protection and to highlight its ongoing environmental initiatives… Read the full press release

Emirates marks a major milestone with 20 million downloads of its mobile app

Emirates marks 20 million app downloads, as the airline’s mobile and digital strategy drives strong consumer uptake. Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer; Boutros Boutros, Divisional Senior VP for Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand; Alex Knigge, Senior VP for Digital; Bob Kabli, Senior VP for B2C Online Sales & Ancillaries, celebrates the milestone with members… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo partners with Accuity to automate and streamline its regulatory compliance screening operations

Air cargo carrier signs multi-year deal with Accuity to optimise its sanctions compliance and export control programs Dubai / London, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, announced that it is working with Accuity, the leading global provider of financial crime compliance, payments and Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions,… Read the full press release

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey launches new assistance to people who are visually impaired

John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, and LaGuardia airports will now offer free Aira services for duration of year-long pilot program New York City, New York, United States, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port Authority has launched a 12-month pilot program at John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, and LaGuardia airports… Read the full press release

dnata adds Dollar Rent a Car and Thrifty Car Rental to its car rental portfolio

dnata expands partnership with The Hertz Corporation Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the largest travel management companies in the Middle East, has expanded its car rental portfolio by adding the quality services of Dollar Rent a Car and Thrifty Car Rental to its offering. Both brands are part of… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines launches direct service from Novosibirsk to Antalya from June 1, 2020

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, will begin direct regular flights from Novosibirsk to Antalya starting from June 1, 2020. The new flight tickets are already on sale. Flights will be operated three times a week — on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Mondays and Fridays departure is from Tolmachevo Airport… Read the full press release

Air Canada launches non-stop service between Vancouver and Orange County, California from June 15, 2020

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (March 3, 2020) announced it will launch non-stop service between Vancouver and Santa Ana in Orange County, California beginning June 15, 2020, subject to final airport authority approvals. Special introductory fares from Vancouver to Orange County start as low as $187 CDN one-way, all in. Tickets are now available for purchase at aircanada.com or through travel agents until March… Read the full press release

Scoot welcomes Essence as its media agency and extends the tenure of BLK J as its creative agency

Singapore, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a five-month-long pitch process initiated in October 2019, Scoot has appointed Essence as its media agency of record for a period of two years from March 2020 to March 2022, with an option to renew for a further two years to March 2024. Essence, a global data… Read the full press release

KLM announces codeshare agreement with Loganair

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM and Loganair announced today (4 March 2020) that they have entered into a codeshare agreement, starting March 29. This agreement offers a network extension for both companies. The two airlines now offer joint flights to Orkney Island, the Shetland Islands and the Scottish Western Isles. Thanks… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines to serve San Pedro Sula and Cancun from New Orleans this summer

Spirit to serve San Pedro Sula and Cancun starting summer 2020 MIRAMAR, Fla., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is broadening The Crescent City’s international reach with two new destinations, the airline announced Monday. The nation’s fastest-growing airline will fly from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) to Cancun, Mexico (CUN) starting… Read the full press release

British Airways is the first UK airline to waive its change fee, giving customers the flexibility to delay booked travel

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is leading the way as the first UK airline to waive its change fee, giving customers the flexibility to delay travel that is booked during the next two weeks. The policy will be available for new bookings made between Tuesday 3 March 2020 and Monday 16 March… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways committing to sponsor the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards for 10 years

Awards established in 2019, with Qatar Airways committing to sponsor for 10 years Winner in each category will receive $25,000 in prize money Doha, Qatar, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today (03 March 2020) that nominations have opened for the second edition of the IATA Diversity &… Read the full press release