Southwest Airlines celebrates summer of surprises with the ultimate travel companion: Nintendo Switch

Airline hosts gaming-themed flight with Super Mario Maker 2 challenge; Customers onboard surprised with Nintendo Switch systems; Southwest launches 30 days of giveaways. DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co.(NYSE: LUV) is celebrating a summer of surprises with the ultimate travel companion: Nintendo Switch. The partnership will come to life for Southwest… Read the full press release

Diamond Aircraft receives Chinese certification for the Diamond DA62 twin

Diamond Aircraft received validation of type certificate by the Civil Aviation Administration of China for the Diamond DA62 twin. Wiener Neustadt, Austria, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — “We are very proud to have Chinese certification for our DA62. This is another huge milestone for our company,” said Liqun (Frank) Zhang, CEO of Diamond Aircraft… Read the full press release

Diamond provides three-month subscription to SiriusXM aviation weather, information, and audio programming services with purchase of new aircraft

Diamond, a leading manufacturer in the Aviation industry, to offer pilots and passengers SiriusXM’s Weather, Info and Audio Entertainment Wiener Neustadt, Austria, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — SiriusXM® and Diamond Aircraft, one of the leading aircraft manufacturers in general aviation in North America, announced that Diamond will provide its customers with a three-month subscription to… Read the full press release

Diamond Aircraft continues to see strong sales growth of the Diamond DA62 in the Brazilian market

Diamond Aircraft continues to see strong sales growth in the Brazilian market, especially of the new DA62 platform. Wiener Neustadt, Austria, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — “We are encouraged by the continued sales growth of the Diamond DA62 in the Brazilian market” said Scott McFadzean, CEO of Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc.  “The combination of… Read the full press release

Emirates launches new daily service from Dubai to Mexico City via Barcelona from December 2019

New route brings daily flight services between Spain and Mexico to cater to underserved demand Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates announced today (16 July 2019) its plan to launch a new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to Mexico City International Airport (MEX), via the Spanish city of Barcelona (BCN), starting on… Read the full press release

Flying solo marks new milestone for Emirates Flight Training Academy

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The big day had finally arrived, and Mohamed Al Dosari spent the morning in eager anticipation of the moment he would make history. As soon as he strapped himself into the Cirrus, his trained mind took over. He finished the pre-flight checks, taxied, accelerated and took off… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines launches new online service where customers can earn and redeem miles at Hotels and Online Retailers around the World

Earn and Redeem Miles at Hotels and Online Retailers around the World Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) has launched a new online service where customers can earn and redeem miles on hotel bookings, car rentals, and online shops providing a mileage service that offers convenience and incredible value to their… Read the full press release

Finavia announces the appointment of Mika Järvinen as airport manager of Jyväskylä Airport

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Mika Järvinen has been appointed airport manager of Jyväskylä Airport, effective from 1 August 2019. Järvinen is transferring to Jyväskylä from his position as manager of apron operations at Helsinki Airport. The current manager of Jyväskylä Airport, Esa Kainulainen, retires at the end of August. Mika Järvinen has… Read the full press release

Finavia announces new service between Pori and Helsinki starts August

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The city board of Pori has made a decision to start flight connections between Pori and Helsinki. The first flight will depart on the 1st of August 2019. The city board of Pori has accepted Budapest Aircraft Service (BASe) Ltd’s tender covering flight connections between Pori and Helsinki…. Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport’s new Plaza Premium Lounge earns great feedback from travellers

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Plaza Premium Lounge, opened at Helsinki Airport’s non-Schengen area on the 3rd of May, has received a lot of great feedback from travellers. Passengers can additionally enjoy the brand’s services at over 35 international airports around the world. Plaza Premium Lounge is also taking part in Helsinki Airport’s… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport welcomed 12.3 million passengers in the first half of 2019, an increase of 1.8% vs. same period last year

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport welcomed almost 12.3 million passengers in the first six months of 2019, an increase of 1.8% compared to the same period last year. During the month of June alone, the number of passengers rose, compared to last year, by 4.3%. In contrast to the growing number… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo adds Singapore as a new freighter destination on its transpacific freighter route

Launched less than a year ago, the transpacific service has quickly become a highly successful route connecting Asia to North America Doha, Qatar, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Close on the heels of major cargo announcements made at the Paris Air Show, Qatar Airways Cargo has added Singapore as a new freighter destination on… Read the full press release

BRITISH AIRWAYS EXECUTIVE CLUB EXTENDS £1 REWARD FLIGHT FARE TO UK AND EUROPE

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways Executive Club Members can now book a reward flight using Avios and pay as little as £1 return.  With the trial starting today (July 16, 2019), the new Avios pricing options can be redeemed on flights in the UK and Europe. The additional Avios options follows… Read the full press release

Specially decorated British Airways 747 will be joined by The Red Arrows at the Royal International Air Tattoo

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Red Arrows will join forces with a specially decorated British Airways 747 at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Saturday, July 20. The special Boeing 747 has been painted in the airline’s predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) livery to mark British Airways’ centenary this year. Senior First Officer… Read the full press release

IATA welcomed the European Commission’s evaluation of the Airport Charges Directive

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the European Commission’s evaluation of the Airport Charges Directive (ACD) which highlights the need to further strengthen the Directive to protect consumers. Nearly 60% of passengers in Europe pass through just 25 airports. Many airports are able to charge prices that would otherwise not… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes Brussels Airlines’ service between Brussels and Bristol

Bristol, UK, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Belgian airline will connect Bristol with Brussels 12 times a week. The first flight from Bristol to Brussels will take off on September 1st. Brussels Airlines offers daily flights between five airports in the UK the capital of Europe. The connection between Bristol Airport and Brussels Airport… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces schedule adjustment to its Kyiv flights schedule

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the fastest growing airline in Europe and a leading low-cost carrier in Ukraine, announces schedule adjustment to its Kyiv flights schedule due to operational reasons caused by aircraft delivery delays. Between 3 and 20 August 2019, there will be slight adjustments to the frequency of several… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines Academy extends partnership with IATA

Kelana Jaya, 2019-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Malaysia Airlines Academy (MAB Academy) extended its partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), strengthening its position as the regional aviation learning hub. This is MAB Academy’s second year of being the official Regional Training Partner for IATA. A signing ceremony event was held at the Academy… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport welcomes Widerøe’s increased service to Bergen

Liverpool, UK, 2019-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — From Sunday 10 November, Widerøe is increasing the number of departures between Bergen and Liverpool from two to three a week. The new Sunday flight has been specially added for football fans, and will provide more good travel options between Bergen and Liverpool. Fans from Bergen will now… Read the full press release

Wizz Air UK launches two news services from its London Luton base to Moscow and St Petersburg from October

Services to Moscow and St Petersburg to begin in October BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air UK, the UK-based, wholly-owned airline subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings Plc. (“Wizz Air”), today (JUL 12, 2019) announces that it will launch two news services from its London Luton base to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, and… Read the full press release

Vietjet inaugurates new route connecting Ho Chi Minh City with Tokyo

Airline will start to operate another daily return flight connecting Da Nang and Tokyo (Haneda) from October 30, 2019 Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — To continually expand its flight network across Northeast Asia, today (July 12, 2019) Vietjet officially commenced operating a new route connecting Ho Chi Minh City with Tokyo (Narita). Attending… Read the full press release

Sunwing launches direct flight service to Miami from Greater Moncton, Canada

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2019-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Good news for residents of Greater Moncton! The Sunshine State just got a little closer with the news that sunseekers will be able to fly direct to Miami from their local airport this winter. A new destination added by Sunwing for this coming season, travellers can experience… Read the full press release

ANA Launches New Luxury Cabins in Collaboration with Famed Japanese Architect and British Designers

The new cabin products “THE Suite” and “THE Room” inspired by Japanese heritage and Western design principles will be featured in First Class and Business Class for the first time on the Tokyo – London route. The new products were born out of five years of design development and collaboration between famed Japanese architect Kengo… Read the full press release

Wizz Air celebrated 11 years of its presence in Ukraine

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the leading LCC in Ukraine, today (JUL 11, 2019) celebrated 11 years of its presence in Ukraine, as well as the 11 base anniversary in Kyiv, where Wizz Air has been democratizing air travel for over a decade and offering… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches three times weekly service from Beirut, Lebanon to Paphos, Cyprus

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (10 July) announced its first ever flights from Beirut Airport, its newest airport and its 1st Lebanese airport, with a new three times weekly route to Paphos, Cyprus commencing in October, as part of its Winter 2019 schedule. Lebanese consumers and visitors can now… Read the full press release

AAAE announces the winners of the 2019 Airport Innovation Awards

Alexandria, Va., 2019-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Innovation Accelerator – established by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) as a hub for innovation to drive creative approaches and build airports of the future – today (July 11, 2019) announced the winners of the 2019 Airport Innovation Awards, which are given to… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport received the highest rating of “very good” from CAA for disability access

Aberdeen, UK, 2019-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Aberdeen International Airport has received the highest rating of “very good” from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for disability access. The CAA has today (Thursday 11 July 2019) published its fourth annual report on the disability access of the UK’s largest airports, spanning a 12-month reporting period… Read the full press release

Korean Air launches its 26th annual travel photo contest

Seoul, South Korea, 2019-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Korean Air will launch its 26th annual travel photo contest on July 12th 2019. The “Korean Air Travel Photo Contest” is one of the most popular photography competitions in Korea. Every year, participants submit photos featuring their travels anywhere in the world, beautiful scenery, nature and… Read the full press release

Boeing and Qatar Airways finalize order for five Boeing 777 Freighters

Signing ceremony witnessed by U.S. President Trump and the Emir of Qatar WASHINGTON D.C, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Qatar Airways finalized an order for five Boeing 777 Freighters during a ceremony at the White House on July 9. The signing ceremony was witnessed by U.S. President Donald Trump and His… Read the full press release