Qatar Airways announces enhanced sponsorship of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship electric street racing series

Qatar Airways announces enhanced sponsorship of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship electric street racing series   The five-star carrier will also be the Official Airline Partner for the Rome and Berlin E-Prix taking place this spring  Airline is the title sponsor of the New York City E-Prix for the first time in 2018 DOHA,… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group welcomes Ray Conner to its Board’s Safety Committee

SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air, announced the appointment of Ray Conner, retired president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and former vice chairman of The Boeing Company, to the company’s board of directors. Conner brings over 40 years… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces special flights for football fans traveling to and from the big game

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jan 22, 2018) added additional nonstop service options between Boston and Minneapolis and between Philadelphia and Minneapolis for football fans traveling to and from the big game. These special flights are on sale now at Southwest.com. The carrier published the following additional flights surrounding a super weekend for football fans: Friday, Feb…. Read the full press release

Jet Airways again the “Official Airline Partner” for the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018

Airline becomes the ‘Official Airline Partner’ for the second consecutive year Mumbai, 2018-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — For the second consecutive year, Jet Airways, India’s premier full-service international airline, is the “Official Airline Partner” for the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018. As part of the association, Jet Airways is offering an exclusive 10 percent discount… Read the full press release

Jet Airways enhances its in-flight dining experience for Economy guests

New, innovative and attractive oven-proof meal box to retain meal freshness Airline reintroduces the all-popular ‘Biryani Festival’ every Friday MUMBAI, India, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier full-service international airline, has enhanced its in-flight dining experience for Economy guests, with a particular focus on quality and choice of meal services. The… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces two weekly flights from Wroclaw to Bari, Italy from 31 March

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from Wroclaw to Bari, Italy. The new service will commence on 31 March and operate with two weekly flights, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  Seats on the new route are already on sale… Read the full press release

British Airways supports 2018 Business Festival as headline partner

2018 Business Festival confirms British Airways on board as latest headline partner Traveller numbers up by a third on top growing routes in airline’s SME loyalty programme – On Business – confirming importance of in-person meetings LONDON, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK’s largest international airline has joined forces with the world’s biggest business… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue partner to transport dozens of impacted animals from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Lucky Dog Animal Rescue teamed up with Southwest Airlines to help with San Juan relief efforts by flying rescue animals from Puerto Rico to the D.C. area for adoption in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In partnership with Puerto Rico animal rescue organization, PR Animals, Lucky Dog Staff… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines announces flights from St. Petersburg to Alicante, Spain from 28 April 2018

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, commences flights from St. Petersburg to Alicante starting 28 April 2018. Tickets are available now. Direct flights from Pulkovo Airport to Alicante will be carried out on Saturdays. Flights will depart from St. Petersburg at 08:55 and arrive in Alicante at 12:50 local time. Return flights will depart at 13:50 and arrive… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines launches flights to the Italian city of Bari from 24 June 2018

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, commences flights to the Italian city of Bari starting 24 June 2018. Tickets are available now. Direct flights from Domodedovo Airport to Bari will be carried out on Sundays. Flights will depart from Moscow at 10:45 and arrive in Bari at 13:35 local time. Return flights will depart at 14:30 and arrive at Domodedovo… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to make long waits before take-off a thing of the past

Significant time savings before flights to Düsseldorf, Berlin/Tegel, Frankfurt and Hamburg  COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa will be offering a special long-term service on flights from Munich to Düsseldorf, Berlin/Tegel, Frankfurt and Hamburg, which will make long waits before take-off a thing of the past. On weekdays between 6 and 8:30 a.m…. Read the full press release

Lufthansa and Munich Airport welcomed 30.6 million passengers to Terminal 2 in 2017

For the first time: 30 million passengers in Terminal 2 COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Last year, Lufthansa and Munich Airport welcomed over 30 million passengers to Terminal 2. To be more precise, 30.6 million passengers used the terminal for their travel needs in 2017, an increase of 10.6 percent compared to… Read the full press release

GAL Air Navigation Services and Abu Dhabi Airports honor Mariam Al Remaithi as the first Emirati Female ATCO at Abu Dhabi Airports

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — GAL Air Navigation Services and Abu Dhabi Airports honored Mariam Al Remaithi for her achievement in being licensed and certified as the first Emirati Female ATCO at Abu Dhabi Airports, to join the team in Al Ain International Airport. This initiative comes as a part of the… Read the full press release

Norwegian to double the frequency of its Boston and New York services to Shannon Airport for 2018

Shannon, Ireland, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport has today welcomed the news that Norwegian Air International is to expand its Boston and New York services to Shannon for 2018. The airline, which commenced services at Shannon in July last year, is to double its frequency from two to four flights a week… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches 10 new French routes in its Winter 2018 schedule

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (17 Jan) launched 10 new French routes in its Winter 2018 schedule, and confirmed it will engage with social economic committees/unions, which will pave the way for Ryanair to open bases in France, and deliver low fares, jobs and traffic growth. Ryanair’s new… Read the full press release

British Airway launches ‘Write a Song, Win a Seat’ songwriting competition ahead of the launch of its new direct service to Nashville, Tennessee

BRITISH AIRWAYS PARTNERS WITH MULTI-PLATINUM SINGER/SONGWRITER KIP MOORE FOR SONGWRITING COMPETITION LONDON, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Calling all songwriters, British Airways is on the hunt for Nashville’s next biggest hit. The airline is looking for the new Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton or Sheryl Crow, and wants to give undiscovered talent the chance to write… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways showcases its patented, award-winning new Business Class seat, Qsuite and its ultra-modern Airbus A350-900 at the Kuwait Aviation Show

Award-winning airline proudly showcases its patented, award-winning new Business Class seat, Qsuite, fitted on the Boeing 777 Show kicks off the start of a busy year for the airline, which will soon be the global launch customer of the A350-1000 DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways stole the limelight on the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces additional flights to Bangkok, Thailand from 25 March

Additional service to commence 25 March 2018 Award-winning airline launched service to Chiang Mai, its fourth Thai destination, late last year, with flights to Pattaya to begin this month DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is continuing its expansion in Asia by adding an additional flight to Bangkok, providing its passengers… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to offer 13 nonstop departures to eight cities from Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington

13 daily departures to eight top West Coast markets, including San Francisco, LA and Las Vegas SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines, the Seattle-area’s hometown airline, announced today new daily nonstop service from Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington. When commercial service begins at the airport in the fall, Alaska will offer 13 nonstop departures to… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport hosted 29.4 million passengers in 2017, a YoY increase of 6.3%

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In 2017, 29.4 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 6.3%. The number of flight movements was 0.5% higher than in 2016. Despite an increase in seat capacity and due to the use of larger aircraft, the seat load factor went up by… Read the full press release

Ryanair successfully implements its new bag policy

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair’s new bag policy went live today (15 Jan) offering: – Lower check-in bag fees (down from €/£35 to €/£25 per check-in bag) – Bigger check-in bag allowances (up from 15kg to 20kg) – 2 free carry-on bag allowance for all customers continues – Non-priority customers can bring… Read the full press release

British Airways research proves how Brits is missing out on valuable time away from work

British Airways research proves how Brits is missing out on valuable time away from work    69 per cent of Brits did not take a two-week holiday in 2017  One-third of working Brits have lost leave days  81 per cent of Brits revisit a holiday destination more than once and EIGHT TIMES on average  More… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to ever fly the ultra-modern Airbus A350 to Greece

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to ever fly the ultra-modern Airbus A350 to Greece   The award-winning airline deployed the state-of-the-art aircraft on the Doha-Athens route today Qatar Airways to launch direct service to Thessaloniki in March, as part of the airline’s continued expansion plans Airline shortly to be the launch customer for the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces its participation in the inaugural Kuwait Aviation Show 2018

Qatar Airways announces its participation in the inaugural Kuwait Aviation Show 2018   Event will take place from 17-20 January at Kuwait International Airport Qatar Airways will display its Boeing 777 equipped with the groundbreaking Qsuite Business Class Seat Award-winning airline’s State-of-the-Art Airbus A350-900 also to be on display DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport welcomes Blue Air’s brand-new route to Malaga

LIVERPOOL, UK, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Liverpool’s newest airline, Blue Air, has offered passengers an escape from the January blues by announcing a brand-new route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Malaga and wants to reward passengers by holding a weekend-long flash sale on all Blue Air flights from the UK. To celebrate… Read the full press release

The AAAE Foundation launches new scholarship program focused on innovation and entrepreneurship

Alexandria, VA, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The AAAE Foundation today announced the creation of a new scholarship program for AAAE members focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship. The scholarship will provide one annual $10,000 scholarship to an AAAE individual airport member seeking an MBA, Executive MBA or for certain Executive Education programs focusing on… Read the full press release

Qantas names its third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner after one of Australia’s cutest native animals, the quokka

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas’ third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be named after one of Australia’s cutest native animals, the quokka. Unique to Australia and largely found on Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth, quokkas are described as the happiest animal on Earth and are even known to enjoy a selfie… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces significant milestone in the integration with Virgin America

Key achievement in the integration with Virgin America; no changes for customers SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines received a single operating certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today for Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, marking another significant milestone in the integration of the two airlines. The receipt of a single operating… Read the full press release

Cathay Dragon launches four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Nanning in Guangxi, China

HONG KONG, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Dragon has celebrated the launch of its four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Nanning in Guangxi, further strengthening the airline’s network in mainland China. The new service, which complements Cathay Dragon’s existing three weekly flights to nearby Guilin, is operated by Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomes Allegiant Air’s new nonstop flights to Sarasota, FL and Charleston, SC beginning in April

New Allegiant flights to Sarasota and Charleston push record to 51 nonstop destinations INDIANAPOLIS, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is kicking off a record-breaking year — thanks to Allegiant Air’s announcement today to offer nonstop flights to Sarasota, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina beginning in April. Both routes are… Read the full press release