South African Airways announce codeshare agreement with Africa World Airlines

ACCRA, GHANA, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has enhanced connectivity for its customers travelling to, from and beyond the West Africa region following the successful completion of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Africa World Airlines (AWA), the airline’s Ghanaian partners. The CEOs of SAA and AWA, Mr Vuyani Jarana and… Read the full press release

The International Air Transport Association launches the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards to recognize and encourage industry excellence. Three categories of leadership in gender diversity and inclusion will be awarded: Inspirational Role Model Award: Will be presented to a female (30+) who holds a senior position… Read the full press release

Washington Dulles International Airport welcomes new EgyptAir’s three times per week service to Cairo

Three nonstop flights per week on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft Washington, D.C., 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) announced Tuesday that EgyptAir will begin round-trip flights to Cairo (CAI) three times per week on June 3, 2019. Passengers on this new route will travel nonstop aboard Boeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition with a fashion show on board its state-of-the-art G650 private jet

The National Carrier of the State of Qatar hosted a stylish event on board the airline’s ultra-modern Qatar Executive G650 private jet, showcasing stunning pieces by Chinese designers Grace Chen and Beau Han Xu DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — To celebrate this year’s Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE), Qatar Airways hosted… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo named ‘Global Air Cargo Airline of the Year’ by STAT Trade Times

The cargo carrier was also runner-up for ‘Global Air Cargo Brand of the Year’ and ‘International Cargo Airline of the Year in Africa’ DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo is pleased to announce that it has been named ‘Global Air Cargo Airline of the Year’ by STAT Trade Times. The… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports welcomes Pakistan International Airlines’ bi-weekly flights between Al Ain and Peshawar, Pakistan

Pakistan International Airlines to connect Peshawar International Airport and Al Ain International Airport with scheduled flights every Friday and Sunday Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Al Ain International Airport (AAN), owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Airports, received Pakistan International Airlines’ inaugural flight from Peshawar International Airport on Friday 22… Read the full press release

Heathrow signs landmark deal on airport charges with major airlines operating at the airport

Landmark deal on airport charges worth several hundred million pounds heralds a new phase of airport and airline commercial cooperation supporting growth at Heathrow New arrangement would extend current regulatory settlement to 2021 and includes an incentive for airlines to grow passenger numbers Airline moves to fill their existing aircraft could result in further reductions to… Read the full press release

Emirates to showcase its Airbus A380 at the first ever Saudi International Airshow

DUBAI, U.A.E., 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will be showcasing its flagship Airbus A380 for two days at the first ever Saudi International Airshow. The popular double-decker aircraft will be on display on March 12th and 13th at Al Thumamah Airport in Riyadh, giving visitors the opportunity to tour its interior and experience its… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines releases updated version of the its Medium Term Management Plan – Rolling Plan 2019

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (February 25, 2019) released the updated version of the company`s Medium Term Management Plan – Rolling Plan 2019. To start, Rolling Plan 2019 will focus on concrete actions in response to the Business Improvement Order issued by the MLIT in December 2018. The order… Read the full press release

VisitBritain and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to boost inbound tourism to Britain through digital campaign

National tourism agency VisitBritain has launched a digital campaign with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to boost inbound tourism to Britain. LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The £150,000 campaign, which kicks off today, Friday 22 February, will run for five weeks in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, to promote travel to Britain and drive visitor… Read the full press release

Ryanair further expands in France by launching a new base at Toulouse with 2 new based aircraft and 20 routes

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (20 Feb) announced significant expansion in France, launching a new base at Toulouse as part of its Winter 2019 schedule, with 2 new based aircraft (an total investment of $200m) and 20 routes (11 new – 8 international), which will deliver 1m customers… Read the full press release

Tirana International Airport welcomes Albawings’ new services connecting Tirana with Germany, the United Kingdom and Greece

Dusseldorf, Stansted, Heraklion: New routes operated by Albawings to start this summer TIRANA, Albania, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Albawings, the low-cost Albanian based airline, announced today (22 February 2019) three new services connecting Tirana with Germany, the United Kingdom and Greece. The low-fare routes will commence in June 2019, with three flights a week… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport welcomes Shanghai Airlines’ direct flights between Shanghai and Budapest next summer

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport has warmly welcomed the announcement made in Shanghai on the start ot ticket sales for the direct flights between the South China metropolis and the Hungarian capital, scheduled from 7 June 2019. After launching 4 transatlantic flights at the same time in summer 2018, Budapest… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport welcomes Ryanair’s new services to Bordeaux, Palma de Mallorca and Toulouse

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport is adding further network ties with Ryanair as the carrier announces that it will begin services from the Hungarian capital to Bordeaux, Palma de Mallorca and Toulouse. As weekly flights to Balearic Isle begin 6 June, the additional capacity supports the Spanish market which saw… Read the full press release

British Airways marks its centenary with British European Airways livery

British European Airways (BEA) will be the next heritage livery to take to the skies on an Airbus 319 Aircraft goes in to the paint bay this weekend, and will return to Heathrow next month News comes after crowds gather to watch arrival of the BOAC Boeing 747 on Monday Heritage liveries entering service as… Read the full press release

CDA celebrates LATAM Cargo’s inaugural flight from Santiago International Airport to O’Hare International Airport

Newest Cargo Carrier Launches New Service to Chile, Further Increasing Chicago’s Leading International Connectivity CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (02/20/2019) LATAM Cargo, the City’s newest cargo carrier, to celebrate its inaugural flight from Santiago International Airport (SCL) to O’Hare International Airport (ORD). Beginning today, LATAM will… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Volaris’ new direct service from Chicago Midway International Airport to Aguascalientes, Mexico

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Volaris;Airlines today (02/19/2019) announced new direct service from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) to Aguascalientes, Mexico (AGU) ), a new destination from Chicago. This new service from Midway begins on June 16, 2019 and will operate twice weekly on A-319 aircraft seating 144 passengers. “We are pleased to welcome Volaris’ new route from Midway ahead… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport inaugurates its first dedicated deicing facility

New Centralized Deicing Location at O’Hare is Largest in the U.S.; New Technology Improves Gate Capacity, Reducing Delays CHICAGO, Il, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and its airline partners have opened a new Central Deicing Facility (CDF) at O’Hare International Airport. The airport’s first dedicated deicing facility will support… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to build a new top floor lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

The airline is upgrading and expanding its lounge portfolio to better serve guests SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (Feb. 20, 2019) unveiled plans to build a new 8,500-square-foot top floor lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Located in Terminal 2, guests will be treated to the highest viewpoint of any… Read the full press release

Norwegian is the largest non-North American airline to serve New York and New Jersey area in 2018 according to new data

LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline, was the largest non-North American airline to serve the New York and New Jersey area in 2018, according to the latest Port Authority of New York data, with 2,004,896 passengers carried in 2018. Ahead of all other European carriers and… Read the full press release

Qantas Group announces plans to plan to cut amount of waste to landfill by 75 per cent by end-2021

Qantas and Jetstar generate more than 30,000 tonnes of waste in Australia annually. Plan to cut amount of waste to landfill by 75 per cent by end-2021. Over 100 million single-use plastic items per annum removed from flights and lounges by end-2020. Most ambitious waste reduction target of any major airline globally. New Frequent Flyer… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes Air Canada’s new daily, seasonal flights between Calgary and London, Ontario

Convenient connections at Calgary hub throughout Alberta and BC MONTREAL, CANADA, 2019-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Feb. 21, 2019) announced it will launch new daily, seasonal flights between Calgary and London, Ontario beginning June 24, 2019 until mid-October.  Flights will be operated onboard Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 aircraft with a choice of two cabins, wi-fi options and in-flight entertainment streamed to… Read the full press release

Dresden Airport welcomes Corendon Airlines’ two weekly flights to Hurghada, Egypt from Dresden for summer 2019

DRESDEN, Germany, 2019-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — In 2018 Egypt was one of the destinations with the highest growth rates at Dresden Airport. With more than 71,300 passengers using services from Dresden, numbers were up by more than 70 percent. In response to this high demand, Corendon Airlines will once again be running two weekly… Read the full press release

Silver Airways starts new daily nonstop service between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)

Daily Nonstop Service Between Orlando International Airport and  Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport Starting May 16, 2019 Introductory fares from $99* available at SilverAirways.com Also Coming Soon: Discounted Fares for Active-Duty Military on All Flights Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2019-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Silver Airways is once again providing business, leisure and military travelers with time and money-saving… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines increases frequencies to Paris, Amsterdam and Copenhagen for summer 2019

 Strong frequency increases to three European destinations  “By far the best connection on these routes”, says CCO Andreas Otto   Changes apply to flights starting on 1 May 2019  VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines will increase frequencies to other European destinations in the upcoming summer flight schedule in addition to the previously… Read the full press release

Cornwall Airport Newquay welcomes Blue Islands’ new service to Jersey and Guernsey from 3 June

CORNWALL, England, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) has today (20 / 02 / 2019) announced that from 3 June regional operator Blue Islands, a franchise partner of Flybe, will commence a new service to Jersey and Guernsey. Flights will operate three times weekly throughout the summer season until 31 August, with… Read the full press release

flydubai reports an annual revenue increase of 12.4% compared to the same period the previous year

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Key Results for 2018 flydubai has today, 20 February 2019, announced its Results for the reporting period ending 31 December 2018 flydubai reports total annual revenue of AED 6.2 billion (USD 1.7 billion) compared to AED 5.5 billion (USD 1.5 billion) last year; an increase of 12.4%… Read the full press release

Jet Airways announces five day sale entitled ‘Love-A-Fare’ offers guests up to 50% discount

Five day fare sale commences 21st February, 2019 Mumbai, India, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — In continuation with the successful launch of its in-flight gift delivery initiative, on the occasion of Valentine’s Day, Jet Airways, India’s premier, full-service international airline, will offer guests up to 50% discount* on tickets booked from 21st–25th February, 2019. The five day… Read the full press release

Aerocircular expands its operations in North America with a new facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

MESA, AZ, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Belgium-based aircraft recycling/up-cycling service Aerocircular announced today (February 19, 2019) it’s expanding its operations in North America with a new facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona. The company is expected to create more than 130 jobs over five years in this fully autonomous maintenance, repair and overhaul… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport welcomes China Southern’s three weekly flights from Vienna to Ürümqi and Guangzhou from June 18, 2019

VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Further long haul-growth at Vienna Airport: Starting on June 18, 2019, China Southern, Asia’s largest airline, will operate three weekly flights from Vienna to Ürümqi and Guangzhou in the People’s Republic of China. The open jaw flight will depart from Vienna on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Chinese… Read the full press release