Kansas City International Airport welcomes Icelandair’s new nonstop flights to Reykjavik, Iceland

Kansas City, MO, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Icelandair announced today seasonal transatlantic air service to Europe with new nonstop flights between Kansas City and Iceland. Beginning May 26, 2018 Kansas City-region travelers can fly nonstop from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) to Icelandair’s hub at Keflavík International Airport (KEF) near the Iceland capital, Reykjavik. Icelandair’s Kansas City service will… Read the full press release

Icelandair launches flights between BWI Marshall Airport and Keflavik International Airport starting May 2018

New International Service to Iceland and Connections Across Europe to Begin in May 2018 Baltimore, MD, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport today welcomed the announcement that Icelandair will start nonstop service to Reykjavik, Iceland.  Icelandair will operate flights between BWI Marshall Airport and Keflavik International Airport with four weekly roundtrip flights starting on… Read the full press release

easyJet teams up with house and pet sitting business, TrustedHousesitters to make it easier for pet owners and animal lovers to travel

easyJet survey shows most pet owners would travel more if they had better pet care easyJet has partnered with TrustedHousesitters, a house and pet-sitting membership service to enable even more opportunities to travel for both pet owners and animal lovers easyJet customers will be able to book free house sitters for their pets or find… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes TUI’s additional weekly flight to the Greek island of Kos and Turkish destination of Dalaman

BRISTOL, UK, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI the UK’s largest holiday brand, has today announced it has added an additional weekly flight to the popular Greek island of Kos and Turkish destination of Dalaman for summer 2018 operating out of Bristol Airport. TUI adds thousands of seats for summer 2018 from Bristol Airport.  Holidaymakers… Read the full press release

South African Airways and TAAG Angola Airlines announce code-share partnership

JOHANNESBURG, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) is proud to announce a code-share agreement with TAAG Angola Airlines. As part of the extended agreement, SAA will code-share with TAAG on their direct services between Johannesburg and Luanda and between Cape Town and Luanda effective 15 January 2018. In return, TAAG Angola Airlines… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group announces the appointment of Gary Beck as Horizon Air’s new president and CEO and Constance von Muehlen as COO

SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group today announced that Gary Beck will be Horizon Air’s new president and chief executive officer, and Constance von Muehlen will be its chief operating officer. Beck is not a newcomer to Alaska Air Group, having served Alaska Airlines from 2008 to June 2015 as vice president of flight operations. “Gary earned the… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport welcomes Hainan Airlines’ direct flight to Shenzhen, China

From 20 March, Brussels Airport will have a direct connection to Shenzhen Boa’an International Airport. The Chinese airline Hainan Airlines is launching a third direct connection from Brussels Airport to China, in addition to its flights to Beijing and Shanghai Pudong. The Brussels-Shenzhen route will, from its introduction, be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner,… Read the full press release

Ryanair’s first Spanish “Hackathon” event, 20th-21st January, Madrid

Ryanair’s first Spanish “Hackathon” event, 20th-21st January, Madrid   Tech Open Days 20th & 21st January At Travel Labs Spain DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (9 Jan) launched its first Spanish “Hackathon” event, which will take place at Ryanair Travel Labs Spain’s offices in Madrid on 20th & 21st January…. Read the full press release

Ryanair introduces new reduced checked bag fees

Ryanair introduces new reduced checked bag fees   Bigger Size Allowance & Lower Checked Bag Fees To Eliminate Boarding Delays DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (8 Jan), reminded customers of its new baggage policy, as part of its “Always Getting Better” programme. Ryanair has introduced new reduced… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways introduces its award-winning Qsuite on Washington, D.C. flights

Qatar Airways kicks off 2018 by introducing its innovative Qsuite on Washington, D.C. flights, making the city the second U.S. destination to offer the innovative new Business Class product Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class and customisable private cabins for up to four people, setting a new standard in luxury travel… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Group publishes its Sustainability Report 2016-17

Qatar Airways Group publishes its Sustainability Report 2016-17   Qatar Airways Group’s commitment to environmentally sustainable growth reaps environmental and financial benefits DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Group today (08 January 2018) published its Sustainability Report 2016-17, providing a comprehensive review of the Group’s extensive commitment to environmental sustainability. The airline… Read the full press release

EVA Air among AirlineRatings.com’s World’s Safest Airlines for 2018

Taoyuan City, Taiwan, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — For the fifth year in a row, EVA Air has earned a coveted spot among AirlineRatings.com’s World’s Safest Airlines for 2018. AirlineRatings joins other global industry and government organizations that consistently recognize EVA for upholding high standards and making safety a top priority. Travelers can learn… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation receives an order for three Cessna Citation Latitude jets from Mexico’s Aerolíneas Ejecutivas

Textron Aviation receives an order for three Cessna Citation Latitude jets from Mexico’s Aerolíneas Ejecutivas   WICHITA, Kan., 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today (JANUARY 8, 2018) announced it has received an order from Aerolíneas Ejecutivas (ALE) for three Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jets. ALE, Mexico’s leading… Read the full press release

Wizz Air adds Austria as the 44 country in its network; establishes base operations at Vienna Airport

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, today (JAN 9, 2018) announced that it would add Austria as the 44 country in its network, by establishing base operations at Vienna Airport. WIZZ will open its Austrian… Read the full press release

Oman Air recognised by GE Aviation for its record breaking Boeing 787 engine change in just 20 hours

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, was recently praised by GE Aviation, for its record breaking Boeing 787 engine change. The procedure was completed in just 20 hours, earning Oman Air world-wide recognition for its remarkable engineering feat. The record breaking achievement was acknowledged… Read the full press release

Deutsche Lufthansa AG to hire more than 8,000 new employees in 2018

Largest growth in cabin crew with 4,000 new employees 250 apprentices to start at the Lufthansa Group Cologne, Germany, 2018-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — In 2018, Deutsche Lufthansa AG will hire more than 8,000 new employees. The majority of them will be flight attendants who will work for various Lufthansa Group airlines in 2018. Lufthansa, Germany’s… Read the full press release

Prototype test in Lufthansa FlyingLab

More individualized flight experience and increased passenger comfort Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom extend collaboration with finalists Cologne, Germany, 2018-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The future of flying starts now: over a period of several months, the finalists of the “Telekom Fashion Fusion & Lufthansa FlyingLab” fashion and technology competition worked at Fab Lab Berlin on… Read the full press release

Volaris names Mr. Holger Blankenstein and Mr. Fernando Suárez as Executive Vice Presidents

Mexico City, Mexico, 2018-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, announced today that Mr. Holger Blankenstein and Mr. Fernando Suárez, will assume the positions of Executive Vice Presidents of the airline group effective immediately. In their enhanced management role, Mr…. Read the full press release

Vistara to operate daily direct flight between Delhi and Chennai from February 15, 2018

Vistara to fly between Delhi and Chennai from February 15, 2018, and between Chennai and Port Blair, starting March 1, 2018 Vistara to fly twice daily direct service between Delhi and Chennai, and once daily between Chennai and Port Blair Bookings now open on all channels New Delhi, India, 2018-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Vistara,… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches new transfers booking platform powered by CarTrawler

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (4 Jan) launched Ryanair Transfers, a new transfers booking platform, powered by CarTrawler, allowing Ryanair customers to book the widest range of ground transport including taxis, chauffeur, bus, coach and rail services, all at the lowest prices on the Ryanair.com website. Ryanair Transfers,… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company celebrates 10th anniversary of its partnership with Jet Airways

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2018-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), celebrated the 10th anniversary of its partnership with Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline. A ceremony was held at BIA to mark the occasion, which was attended by senior officials from BAC and Jet… Read the full press release

easyJet to connect Scotland with Jersey in the Channel Islands and Seville in Spain from Edinburgh

easyJet flights from Edinburgh to Jersey and Seville are now on sale Flights to Seville take off from 26th March 2018 operating twice a week throughout the summer season Flights to Jersey take off from 31st March 2018 operating twice a week throughout the summer season easyJet now offers 40 routes from Edinburgh LUTON, UK,… Read the full press release

easyJet unveils key milestones in technological initiatives in 2018

easyJet’s fleet will increase from 280 to over 300 aircraft by spring 2018 of which more than half will be A320s easyJet will have 28 neo aircraft in the fleet by the end of the year The delivery of easyJet’s first A321neo aircraft will contribute to the airline’s strategy to quieten and decarbonise aviation easyJet… Read the full press release

British Airways introduces an exciting and expanded new menu for its long-haul flights

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is today announcing a multi-million pound investment in its World Traveller (long-haul economy cabin) catering, introducing an exciting and expanded new menu, which provides more quantity and quality to both meals and great snacking options throughout the flight. Options now include: ·       Pretzels with the… Read the full press release

British Airways announces summer 2018 schedule at Gatwick

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — As the back to work blues set in, British Airways is turning up the heat at Gatwick as summer 2018 is set to be the airline’s biggest schedule in almost a decade. In summer 2017 the airline operated around 1000 flights a week at its peak.  More than… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport ranked among top 20 mega airports in the world for on-time performance

Chicago, IL, 2018-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — O’Hare International Airport was ranked among the top 20 mega airports in the world for on-time performance according OAG, the authority on aviation information around the globe. With an on-time percentage just shy of 80 percent, O’Hare ranked seventh among international airports that had 30 million or more… Read the full press release

Lufthansa enhances lounge guests experience with LoungeNet Interactive portal

LoungeNet: Interactive portal for mobile devices Yoga@Lounge: Digital Yoga Exercises Print@Lounge: Print option in the lounges Spa@Lounge: Spa service in the Senator- and First-Class-Lounge in Frankfurt Cologne, Germany, 2018-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — With a large number of new and improved service offerings, Lufthansa wants to make the stay in the lounges as pleasant and… Read the full press release

Ryanair: connecting flights service from Porto Airport is now live

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (3 Jan) announced its connecting flights service from Porto Airport is now live, providing Ryanair customers with an expanded route choice, and the opportunity to book and transfer directly onto connecting Ryanair flights. Following the successful launch of connecting flights at Rome… Read the full press release

Norwegian announces leadership appointments

  Fornebu, Norway, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Geir Karlsen (52) is Norwegian’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Karlsen comes from the position as Group CFO at the London-based shipping company Navig8 Group. He has extensive experience from listed companies within shipping and offshore. Norwegian’s acting Chief Financial Officer Tore Østby continues in the Group… Read the full press release

Vietjet becomes the first airline in Southeast Asia to take delivery of A321neo (new engine option)

Airline converts order for 42 A320neo to larger A321neo Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The new-age carrier Vietjet has become the first airline in Southeast Asia to take delivery of an A321neo (new engine option) after the Airbus aircraft landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport from Hamburg (Germany). The… Read the full press release