Bristol Airport welcomes Blue Islands’ 5,000 extra seats this summer

Bristol, UK, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Blue Islands has added 5,000 additional seats on its Bristol services this summer. The airline will operate a further 76 flights between the Channel Islands and Bristol. Rob Veron, CEO Blue Islands said, “With additional flights on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays throughout the summer, there’s now even more… Read the full press release

South African Airways (SAA) Voyager launches its own SAA Voyager Mobile Application

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) Voyager has launched its own SAA Voyager Mobile Application.  This means that the transactional experience for Voyager members is now in the palm of members’ hand with easy navigation whilst on the go. The current SAA Mobile App only displays a customer’s status… Read the full press release

SAA Voyager announces partnership with Uber

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — SAA Voyager has partnered with Uber to introduce a new payment option for Voyager members who now have the option to use their SAA Voyager Miles to pay for their Uber rides in South Africa with just a few taps. This partnership allows both companies jointly… Read the full press release

The State of Qatar and the European Union initial Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (CATA) in Brussels

The State of Qatar continues to express its leadership and resilience on the global stage, despite almost two years of illegal airspace blockade against the nation Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement follows the adoption of the Aviation Strategy for Europe and is the first of its kind between the EU and a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines inaugurates services at Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett to eight West Coast destinations

Jet service offers 18 daily nonstop departures from Everett to eight West Coast destinations SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines celebrated a historic, long-awaited moment for Western Washington today (March 4, 2019) with the first commercial flights at Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett. Paine Field is now home to Alaska’s newest destination, and the nation’s newest… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited confirms active discussions about an acquisition involving Hong Kong Express Airways Limited (“HKE”)

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited take no responsibility for the contents of this announcement, make no representation as to its accuracy or completeness and expressly disclaim any liability whatsoever for any loss howsoever arising from or in reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this announcement…. Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines kicks off services from Orlando to Montego Bay and Kingston, Jamaica

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2019-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Just in time for a spring break getaway, Spirit Airlines is kicking off more service from Orlando International Airport (MCO). Beginning today (Feb. 28, 2019 ), Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) will operate nonstop flights between Orlando and Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Starting tomorrow,… Read the full press release

British Airways welcomes its first Cabin Crew Apprentices to mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week

British Airways welcomes its first ever Cabin Crew Apprentices this week The airline is also taking on almost 50 former Monarch Engineering Apprentices Seven apprenticeship programmes are now open for applications LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week, British Airways is welcoming its first Cabin Crew Apprentices… Read the full press release

British Airways unveiled British European Airways (BEA) design for its heritage liveries series to mark its centenary

A319, reg G-EUPJ, arrived at Heathrow this morning in British European Airways colours The aircraft will fly domestic and European routes, heading first to Manchester British Airways is painting selected aircraft in heritage designs to mark its centenary LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways today (March 4, 2019) unveiled the second in… Read the full press release

British Airways marked International Wheelchair Day by upgrading a number of customers to Club World (Business)

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways celebrated International Wheelchair Day by upgrading a number of customers on long-haul flights from its World Traveller cabin (economy) to Club World (Business). The gestures are part of the airline’s #BAMagic100 campaign; British Airways’ commitment to mark its Centenary year with 100 acts of kindness. The… Read the full press release

British Airways launches a channel dedicated to award-winning and nominated films as part of its in-flight entertainment

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — To celebrate the 72nd British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) and the 91st Academy Awards ceremony (The Oscars), British Airways is launching a channel dedicated to award-winning and nominated films as part of its in-flight entertainment. The category, named Award Worthy, features films that collectively won eleven BAFTAs and… Read the full press release

British Airways revealed iconic Landor design for its heritage liveries series to mark its centenary

The iconic Landor design will be the next heritage livery to take to the skies on a Boeing 747 Aircraft landed in Dublin earlier this week to be painted and will return to Heathrow later in the month Aircraft is the third in a series of heritage liveries flying as part of British Airways’ centenary… Read the full press release

World champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy helped boost funds for British Airways’ Flying Start charity initiative in support of Comic Relief

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s multi-Olympic gold medallist and world champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy helped boost British Airways’ Flying Start fund-raising initiative on behalf of Comic Relief when he visited the airline’s engineering hangar at Glasgow Airport. Sir Chris, who won six Olympic gold medals and 11 World championship medals… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport welcomes Loganair’s five-times weekly service to Carlisle Lake District Airport

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Loganair has announced it will commence its five-times weekly service from George Best Belfast City Airport to Carlisle Lake District Airport on 4th July 2019. The airline will connect Northern Ireland with Cumbria and the Lake District, which attracts 45 million visitors each year. Katy Best, Commercial Director… Read the full press release

CDA releases schedule of career fairs for 2019

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today released a schedule of career fairs it will host throughout the City of Chicago in 2019. A series of citywide career fairs will help connect residents with job and career opportunities powered by O’Hare and Midway International Airports. The 2019 career… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to increase number of weekly flights on its popular routes to South Africa from July 2019

The award-winning airline will increase weekly flights to Johannesburg to 21 by the end of October 2019 Passengers will also see an increase in flights to the popular holiday destination of Cape Town, which will increase from seven to 10 a week from 27 October 2019 DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to unveil its enhanced Economy Class product at ITB Berlin 2019

The exhibition, taking place from 6-10 March 2019, will showcase the airline’s latest product developments, innovative technology and design Visitors to ITB Berlin are invited to Qatar Airways’ stand to experience the airline’s world-renowned hospitality DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will unveil its enhanced… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to begin service to Hawaii on March 17, 2019

Flights between both Oakland and San Jose, Calif., and the Islands, now available for purchase through March 5 for as low as $49 one-way. Interisland service to begin April 28 between Honolulu and Kahului (Maui), and May 12 between Honolulu and Kona, now available for purchase through March 5 for as low as $29 one-way…. Read the full press release

Emirates Skywards recognized for ‘Excellence in Management’ at the Loyalty Awards 2019

Recognition for the programme’s industry-first dynamic upgrade rewards and Cash+Miles offers Close to 1.5 billion miles redeemed by members Dubai, U.A.E., 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — For the second consecutive year, Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, was presented with the accolade for ‘Excellence in Management’ at the Loyalty Awards 2019… Read the full press release

SAS inspires travelers from around the world to visit Scandinavia with new campaign

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The new SAS campaign “Scandinavia Starts at Takeoff” is inspiring travelers from around the world to visit Scandinavia. Across four short films employees of SAS share what they love most about Scandinavia. “Scandinavia Starts at Takeoff” is the name and concept behind the new SAS campaign launched on… Read the full press release

IATA at AVSEC World conference in Miami: stakeholders must focus on global standards, information-sharing, risk-based analysis and emerging threats to secure aviation

Miami, FL, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on industry and governments to work together more closely to keep aviation secure in the face of evolving security threats and the forecast doubling of passenger demand to reach 8.2 billion by 2037. “Flying is secure. But keeping it that way… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways partners with IATA to promote greater gender diversification in the aviation industry

Airline committed to supporting IATA’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards for the next ten years DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to partner with The International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the launch of the ‘IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards’, which promote greater gender diversification in the aviation industry. The… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches bespoke training programme focused on preventing illegal wildlife trafficking

Qatar Airways strengthens its commitment to fighting wildlife crime DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has launched an industry-leading training programme focused on preventing illegal wildlife trafficking. The bespoke e-learning package, developed by Qatar Airways to enhance employee awareness regarding the illegal trafficking of wildlife, is targeted at those roles within the… Read the full press release

Qantas launches new three times weekly service between Melbourne and Queenstown

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will launch new seasonal flights direct from Melbourne to Queenstown to meet the growing number of Australians seeking winter holidays in New Zealand over the peak ski season*. Between 21 June and 27 August 2019, Qantas will operate three services per week between Melbourne and Queenstown with… Read the full press release

Emirates introduces new navigation technique that enhances safety and results in more efficient operations

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Flight Operations has developed a new navigation technique that allows the airline to carry additional cargo into Kabul International airport. The innovative missed-approach procedure developed by the airline has replaced an older technique that required cargo bound for Kabul to be offloaded in Dubai during low-cloud… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces codeshare arrangement with Fiji Airways

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline and Japan Airlines today (February 26, 2019) announced a codeshare arrangement that makes travel between Japan and Fiji much more convenient for travelers. Both airlines are members of the oneworld® alliance family, with Japan Airlines being a fully-fledged member while Fiji Airways is a… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines introduces new champagne, wine and Japanese sake selection for First and Business Class on its international flights

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines is pleased to unveil its First and Business Class champagne, wine and Japanese sake selection, which will be served on its international flights. To highlight the carrier`s First Class selection, JAL will serve Salon 2007, a rare vintage champagne, to its First Class customers on international flights… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation completes the rebranding of its six Hawker Pacific FBOs in Australia

Basel, Switzerland, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation announces it has completed the rebranding of its six Hawker Pacific FBOs in Australia. The Australian FBO facilities are located in Brisbane (2), Cairns, Darwin, Perth and Sydney. Effective February 1, 2019, all six FBOs in Australia operate under the Jet Aviation logo. Jet Aviation expanded its customer offerings… Read the full press release

SITA 2019 Passenger IT Insights: shows that in 2018, 44% of passengers sailed through automated passport control, a jump from 21% in 2017

Use of automated passport control nearly doubles and passenger satisfaction is up too Dublin, Ireland, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Airline passengers are using automated technology for passport checks at double the rate recorded in 2017 and are more satisfied when doing so too. This is according to the SITA 2019 Passenger IT Insights, co-sponsored by… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport to welcome thousands of passengers for spring break

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — After the very busy Christmas holidays, within a few days, Brussels Airport will be welcoming thousands of passengers eager for a change of scenery. The start of the spring break will see many families flocking to Brussels Airport to fly towards European destinations, but also further, to the… Read the full press release