Emirates SkyCargo welcomes Abdulla Alkhallafi as its new Cargo Manager for India

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo has appointed Abdulla Alkhallafi as its new Cargo Manager for India. Alkhallafi will be based out of Delhi and will be overseeing all commercial and operational aspects of Emirates SkyCargo in one of the air cargo carrier’s most important markets globally. He will be taking… Read the full press release

CHC Helicopters and Aberdeen International Airport to partner once again for the 3rd Midnight charity Runway Run

Aberdeen, UK, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — A unique midnight run on the runway of Aberdeen International Airport will return for a third year. With a course like no other, runners will take on the 3.5km Runway Run which will also benefit charities yet to be announced. Once again, CHC Helicopters and Aberdeen International… Read the full press release

Norwegian maintains leadership position as the largest foreign airline in New York City for 2019

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has maintained its leadership position as the largest foreign airline in New York City for 2019, after surpassing Air Canada in February 2019, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s (PANYNJ) year-end traffic statistics. For full-year 2019, Norwegian handled 2,057,284 customers in… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines marks its 1st anniversary in Austin with more destinations

Nation’s fastest-growing airline expands to Cancun, Nashville and Newark MIRAMAR, Fla., 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Austinites can afford More Go than ever before, thanks to the nation’s fastest-growing airline. Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) launched its first international service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the airline announced Wednesday, with more destinations and more signature low fares… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Charitable Foundation’s fourth annual golf event raised a record $1 million for nonprofit organizations

Proceeds from fourth annual fundraiser to go directly to nonprofit organizations across the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean PARKLAND, Fla., 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Professionals from the aviation industry hit the links with community leaders at The Spirit Airlines Charitable Foundation’s fourth annual golf event Thursday. Together, they collected a record $1 million… Read the full press release

British Airways launches offer across its premium seats and luxury holidays

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (February 27, 2020) launched an offer across its premium seats and luxury holidays. Offers span 20 long-haul destinations in First and Club World, over 35 European routes in Club Europe as well as British Airways Holidays. With return fares starting from £1,195 or £275 return + 188,000 Avios, customers… Read the full press release

British Airways trials fully autonomous, electric mobility devices at JFK Airport

British Airways trials state-of-the-art, fully autonomous vehicles at JFK Airport to help customers navigate the airport terminal freely and independently Autonomous devices are the latest innovation to complement the airline’s investment in customer service, including the introduction of a specialist accessibility team British Airways aims to be the airline of choice for customers requiring additional… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways opened new Premium Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport at Terminal 1

The first-of-its-kind lounge sets a new benchmark and blueprint for the airline’s future lounges around the world With the addition of the new Singapore lounge, the airline now operates five international premium lounges DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is delighted to announce it has officially opened its new Premium Lounge… Read the full press release

The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation and ACI World partner to launch new guidance material for reducing aviation noise and emissions

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) and Airports Council International (ACI) World have partnered to launch new guidance material for reducing aviation noise and emissions. CANSO and ACI, in collaboration with aviation industry partners, have worked to identify opportunities to enhance operational efficiency and capacity while… Read the full press release

KLM-BCG appointed by Virgin Atlantic Airways to support the optimization and digitalization of its operations worldwide

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG), known together as the KLM-BCG partnership in digital airline operations, have been appointed by Virgin Atlantic Airways to support the airline with optimising and digitising its operations worldwide. The KLM-BCG partnership, based on their shared vision of driving integrated… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes Eurowings’ new service between Calgary and Frankfurt

Eurowings will fly from Calgary to Frankfurt four times per week in Summer 2020 New service offers Calgary-based travellers hundreds of connections from Frankfurt Airport to Europe, Middle East, Africa and beyond Lufthansa Group carriers will serve a total of five Canadian gateways in the Summer of 2020  Calgary, Canada, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort in collaboration with Cabo Verde Airlines hosted a Sales & PR Cocktail Dinner in Lagos, Nigeria

SANTA MARIA, Sal Island, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — On Wednesday, 19th February, 2020, the Commercial team at Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort hosted a Sales & PR Cocktail Dinner in Lagos, Nigeria, in collaboration with Cabo Verde Airlines. Following the launch of the direct route from Lagos to Sal Island by the national airline, Hilton Cabo… Read the full press release

Eurowings launches services between Calgary and Frankfurt

Calgary is Lufthansa’s fifth Canadian destination Flights bookable from 26 February 2020 COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Good news for Canada fans: From 1 June 2020, Lufthansa, in cooperation with Eurowings, will reintroduce the Canadian city of Calgary to the flight schedule from Frankfurt on a seasonal basis.  Lufthansa is thus further… Read the full press release

Blue Islands increases frequency to its Guernsey – Southampton flights this summer

Even more choice for travel to the South Coast and beyond as Blue Islands adds extra Guernsey – Southampton flights this summer St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Blue Islands has further reaffirmed its commitment to its Guernsey – Southampton service as the locally-owned airline has boosted its schedule with even… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways to help mechanics identify and predict future risks through virtual reality training

The VR training will equip ANA’s mechanics to react in real-life scenarios. Innovative technology will help ANA continue to improve its outstanding safety record. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, will be introducing virtual reality (VR) training designed to help… Read the full press release

Qantas celebrates 100 years of its history with a new safety video featuring 100-year time lapse from the 1920s to present day

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has unveiled a new safety video featuring ‘80s mullets and ‘70s moustaches right through to 1940s flying boats and 1920s propeller aircraft to celebrate 100 years of the national carrier’s history. The safety briefing is delivered by current Qantas crew in carefully recreated historical settings, including… Read the full press release

Qantas Centenary – 100 Years of the Spirit of Australia exhibition opening on 27 June

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A fully immersive exhibition showcasing the past, present and future of Qantas will tour four capital cities from this June. First announced last year, Qantas has today (26TH FEBRUARY 2020) revealed the exhibition titled Qantas Centenary – 100 Years of the Spirit of Australia will start in the… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to serve Beyond Burger® on select routes

Limited Time Offer on JAL First Class from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Tokyo Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL), in collaboration with Beyond Meat, Inc. (NASDAQ: BYND), today (February 26, 2020) announced the decision to serve the brand’s plant-based Beyond Burger® on select routes between March 1 and May… Read the full press release

THAI Smile Airways becomes a Star Alliance Connecting Partner

Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance welcomed THAI Smile Airways as a Star Alliance Connecting Partner at an official ceremony held today ( February 25, 2020) in Bangkok. The auspicious occasion was celebrated with a traditional Thai performance at THAI Airways International headquarters in the presence of member airline representatives. THAI… Read the full press release

Swoop marks Pink Shirt Day with an exciting social media campaign

The ultra-low-cost carrier encourages Canadians to #LiftEachOtherUp CALGARY, AB, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Feb. 26, 2020) on Pink Shirt Day, Swoop is calling on Canadians to #LiftEachOtherUp through an exciting social media campaign in support of anti-bullying initiatives. Canada’s ultra-low fare airline is partnering with CKNW Kids’ Fund’s Pink Shirt Day and… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines launches first international service and more destinations from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Nation’s fastest-growing airline expands to Cancun, Nashville and Newark MIRAMAR, Fla., 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Austinites can afford More Go than ever before, thanks to the nation’s fastest-growing airline. Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) launched its first international service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the airline announced Wednesday, with more destinations and more signature low… Read the full press release

British Airways announces new target to remove more than 700 tonnes of single-use plastic on board its flights in 2020

LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways today (26 February 2020) announced a new target to remove more than 700 tonnes of single-use plastic on board its flights in 2020, amounting to more than a quarter of a billion individual items of plastic and equivalent to more than 30,000 suitcases full of… Read the full press release

British Airways strengthens its New Distribution Capability platform with significant new initiative

British Airways’ initiatives will accelerate the benefits available to customers who book through NDC enabled travel agents Improvements include expanding Long Haul Additional Price Points across more routes and introducing extra price points on Short Haul Agents will have access to full servicing prior to ticketing LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces codeshare agreement with Air Malta

Agreement follows the launch of Qatar Airways’ direct service between Doha and Malta in June last year Increased connectivity and travel options for customers of both airlines DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it has signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement with Air Malta. The partnership reinforces Qatar… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways introduces Sony’s noise-cancelling headphones to all First Class passengers on international routes

Starting March 15, Sony’s noise-cancelling WH-1000XM3 headphones will be available for all First Class passengers during the flight. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, will make Sony’s innovative noise-cancelling WH-1000XM3 headphones available to all First Class passengers on international routes…. Read the full press release

ANA HOLDINGS to expand its fleet with the mixed order of 20 new Boeing 787-10 and 787-9 aircraft

Addition of the new aircraft will bring the total number of Boeing 787s operated by ANA to over 100. The new Boeing 787-10s are scheduled to replace ANA’s Boeing 777 series aircraft on domestic routes, significantly reducing carbon and noise emissions. ANA HD will be the largest Boeing 787 operator and the first carrier in… Read the full press release

Emirates as a lead sponsor of TartanHacks, Carnegie Mellon University’s biggest hackathon

Varsity students propose ideas from augmented and mixed reality to roving agents Dubai, UAE, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — It was a marathon of a different kind – young, bright and futuristic minds at Carnegie Mellon University worked with intent over a 24-hour period to present 10 extraordinary ideas to Emirates – the lead… Read the full press release

Emirates’ wine programme recognised at the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky 2019 Awards

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates’ stellar wine programme was recognised at the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky 2019 Awards held in London yesterday. The airline picked up multiple awards including 2 Gold awards, 2 Silver awards and a Bronze award for its carefully curated wine lists. The awards include: Gold… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces joint study on production and sales of Sustainable Aviation Fuel from industrial and municipal waste

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., Marubeni Corporation, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, and JGC JAPAN CORPORATION have agreed to jointly conduct a feasibility study on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production and sales in Japan through the use of industrial and municipal waste, including plastic waste. As the… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines successfully trials UAV freight in Nagasaki Prefecture

To develop a new type of UAV cargo service while contributing to regional revitalization Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Under the mutual cooperation with the government of Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan Airlines (JAL) conducted a trial transporting freight for approximately 46km within the local islands in Nagasaki with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) helicopter. On… Read the full press release