Bjørn Kjos to leave position as the CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle; CFO Geir Karlsen appointed interim CEO

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — After 17 years as the CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, Bjørn Kjos (72) will leave the position and continue in a new role as an advisor to the Chairman, with effect from July 11th. Until Norwegian appoints a new CEO, CFO Geir Karlsen (54) will act as interim… Read the full press release

Turkish Airlines and Kuwait Airways announce new strategic partnership

Istanbul, Turkey, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — With great pleasure Turkish Airlines and Kuwait Airways are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership, which will see Kuwait national carrier’s code added to Turkish Airlines flights, and Turkey’s national carrier’s code added to Kuwait Airways flights operated between Kuwait and Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen Airports. The Bilateral Codeshare Partnership… Read the full press release

easyJet announces six new routes for this winter from the UK

LUTON, England, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline has today (JULY 10 2019). announced that it will launch six new routes for this winter from the UK. Flights are on sale now at easyJet.com. The new routes are; Manchester to Hurghada (Egypt), Rovaniemi (Lapland) and Verona (Italy) Belfast to Marrakech Bristol to Hurghada… Read the full press release

easyJet launches summer on-board lending libraries

easyJet launches summer on-board lending library with over 60,000 books stocked on more than 300 aircraft serving 20 million passengers Europe-wide  A new study shows that over half of British children (59%) would choose being read a story over an extra 30 minutes screen time   Research reveals 90% of children enjoy being read aloud to… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes easyJet’s new service to Hurghada, Egypt from 30 October 2019

Bristol, UK, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has announced a new route from Bristol Airport to Hurghada in Egypt. 16,000 seats are now on sale and flights will begin operating from 30 October 2019. Flights to the Egyptian resort will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the winter…. Read the full press release

Swissport invests in a state-of-the-art air cargo facility at Brussels Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is investing in a state-of-the-art air cargo facility at Brussels Airport. While Brussels Airport Company is constructing the building, Swissport has signed a long-term lease and is investing several million euros in equipment and fittings for the new facility. The building will consist of a 25,000 sqm… Read the full press release

IATA and the Animal Transport Association partner to encourage industry adoption of CEIV Live Animals

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Animal Transport Association (ATA) have joined forces to encourage industry adoption of the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals). This was formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between IATA and ATA… Read the full press release

British Airways moves all direct flights between Heathrow and Beijing to new state-of-the-art Daxing airport

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (July 10, 2019) announced that all direct flights to and from Heathrow and Beijing will move to new state-of-the-art Daxing airport from 27 October 2019, with flights available on ba.com from today. British Airways is the first international airline to confirm it will move all operations… Read the full press release

British Airways unveils its new lounge in San Francisco

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways unveils its new lounge in San Francisco, the third US lounge to benefit from the airline’s investment plan for its customers, following the recent opening of its First and Club lounge at New York JFK’s Terminal 7. The new contemporary lounge is spread across 665 square… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways and GE Aviation sign multiple agreements for GE engines

Signing ceremony held at the White House and witnessed by His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar and U.S. President Donald Trump DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and GE Aviation signed multiple agreements yesterday for GE engines. As part of the agreements, Qatar Airways selected the… Read the full press release

Emirates partners with world-renowned hotel providers to offer attractive summer rates to its passengers travelling to and through Dubai

Emirates has partnered with Accor, Armani Hotel Dubai, Emaar Hospitality Group and Marriott to offer attractive hotel rates to passengers travelling to and through Dubai this summer Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has partnered with world-renowned hotel providers to offer its passengers travelling to and through Dubai attractive summer rates in… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Discovery Channel bring the fun of Shark Week to flying fans this summer

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), in partnership with Discovery Channel, launched a campaign bringing the fun of Shark Week to flying fans this summer. The carrier is celebrating Shark Week throughout July, ahead of Shark Week on Discovery beginning Sunday, July 28. “Our Shark Week partnership brings fun through… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines announces SGD 50 million renovation program for SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold Lounges at Changi Airport Terminal 3

Singapore, 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be investing more than SGD 50 million in a major revamp of its SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold Lounges at Changi Airport Terminal 3. Renovations are due to commence in August 2019 and are expected to be completed by mid-2021. The redevelopment project will see an… Read the full press release

Cebu Pacific inaugurated flights between Manila and Shenzen

Pasay City, Philippines, 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Cebu Pacific inaugurated its commercial flights between Manila and Shenzen on July 1, 2019. The inaugural flight departed Manila at 11:35pm, while the return flight from Shenzen left at 3:05 am on July 2, 2019. Cebu Pacific will fly four-times-weekly between Manila and Shenzen—a special economic zone… Read the full press release

RwandAir partners with Save a Child’s Heart to provide life-saving cardiac treatment to Rwandan Children

Kigali, Rwanda, 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) to provide life-saving cardiac treatment to Rwandan Children. Eight children, four mothers, one doctor and one nurse will depart to Tel Aviv at 00:30 (local… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group Airlines win Gold and bronze at Business Traveller Awards

Gold and bronze for the Lufthansa Group Airlines at this year’s Business Traveller Awards COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — At this year’s Business Traveller Awards, which were presented yesterday in Frankfurt, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group took first and third place in the category “Best Airline for Business Travelers in German and… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed three weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Salalah, Oman

Low-cost Omani carrier to fly three times a week to the popular summer destination for UAE tourists during July and August Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) has welcomed three weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Salalah, the popular holiday destination on the south coast of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways congratulates team USA on the outstanding win of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019TM

The FIFA Women’s World CupTM saw the USA play the Netherlands in the finals The award-winning carrier is an Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA through to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Qatar Airways celebrates a successful collaboration while also flying FIFA Women’s World CupTM fans to France from more than 160 destinations around… Read the full press release

Aeroflot becomes FIBA’s Global Partner and the Official Airline of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019

MIES (Switzerland) MOSCOW (Russia), 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot, one of the world’s premium airline brands and Russia’s flag carrier, has become FIBA’s Global Partner and the Official Airline of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. This summer Aeroflot and FIBA are taking the Basketball World Cup Trophy to cities around the globe, delivering an… Read the full press release

San Diego International Airport welcomes Swoop’s new service from Edmonton, Alta. and Abbotsford, B.C.

CALGARY, AB, 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (July 5, 2019) Swoop announced service to San Diego, Calif. from Edmonton, Alta. and Abbotsford, B.C. beginning October 4, 2019. This announcement comes one week after the release of Swoop’s 2019 winter schedule which offers non-stop flights in 39 markets that are available for booking now through… Read the full press release

Emirates resumes flights to Khartoum, Sudan

DUBAI, U.A.E., 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced that it will resume flights to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, from 08 July, 2019. The daily service between Dubai and Khartoum, will once again provide both business and leisure travellers in Sudan, global connectivity through the airline’s network, particularly to destinations in the… Read the full press release

Emirates launches new four times weekly service to Porto

Porto becomes Emirates’ second destination in Portugal New flight provides direct access to the north of Portugal for global travellers PORTO, PORTUGAL, 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has launched its new four times weekly service to Porto, its second destination in Portugal. The new service provides travellers from across Emirates’ global network with a… Read the full press release

Wizz Air further expands Tirgu Mures network with daily service to Budapest

TIRGU MURESNOW CONNECTED WITH DAILY SERVICE BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and the largest airline in Romania, today (JUL 8, 2019) announced further expansion of its Tirgu Mures network. Starting from 27 October, flights to Budapest will be operated daily. Passengers can already… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo consolidated its leadership position in the global air cargo industry by winning five prestigious awards since the start of 2019

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates has won a number of international accolades since the start of 2019, in recognition of the outstanding quality of the air cargo services it provides to its customers. The air cargo carrier consolidated its leadership position in the global air… Read the full press release

dnata opens new airport lounge at Dubai International exclusively for unaccompanied minors

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has opened a new airport lounge at Dubai International (DXB) to enhance young flyers’ travel experience. The newest dnata facility has been designed and launched exclusively for unaccompanied minors, whose safety, security and comfort are ensured by dnata’s… Read the full press release

Ryanair sponsors the FAI Cerebral Palsy football team for the Cerebral Palsy World Cup in Spain

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Ireland’s No 1 airline, today (4 July) announced it is sponsoring the FAI Cerebral Palsy football team for the Cerebral Palsy World Cup in Spain, through Ryanair’s Scratchcard initiative. The FAI Cerebral Palsy team is part of the FAI’s Football For All Programme, which provides opportunities for… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches new weekly Bristol ski route to/from Grenoble commencing in January 2020

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (4 July) announced a new weekly Bristol ski route to/from Grenoble commencing in January 2020, as part of Ryanair’s extended Bristol Winter 19 schedule. Bristol consumers and visitors can now book their ski holidays to Grenoble as far out as March 2020, enjoying… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport welcomes Widerøe’s additional flights to Bergen

Aberdeen, UK, 2019-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Widerøe is to add further flights to Bergen from Aberdeen International Airport later this year. From September, there will be an additional departure on a Sunday, meanwhile a third daily flight on a Wednesday will also be added to the flight schedule, bringing the total to 13 weekly… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes easyJet’s new service to Milan, Biarritz and Brindis

Bristol, UK, 2019-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has launched its first flights from Bristol Airport this week to Milan, Biarritz and Brindisi, giving passengers in the south west the opportunity to explore even more of Europe this summer. easyJet’s first flight from Bristol to Milan Malpensa airport in Italy took off on Monday… Read the full press release

South African Airways announces codeshare and Frequent Flyer agreements with Brazilian airline Gol – Linhas Aéreas

JOHANNESBURG,SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has signed codeshare and Frequent Flyer agreements with Brazilian airline Gol – Linhas Aéreas (GOL). The agreement will enable SAA to add its code on flights operated by GOL in the Brazilian territory, which will allow SAA customers to integrate their travel with easy… Read the full press release