Cathay Pacific’s Change for Good inflight fundraising programme raised a total of HK$11.7 million in 2017 for UNICEF HK

The generosity of Cathay Pacific passengers is making a difference in the lives of children around the world Hong Kong, China, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group and the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) today (December 4, 2018) announced that a total of HK$11.7 million was raised from the Change… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific boosts non-stop service to Seattle to daily from summer 2019

Hong Kong’s home airline boosts non-stop service to daily on the back of robust advance demand Hong Kong, China, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has today (December 4, 2018) announced that its forthcoming non-stop service to Seattle will go daily from summer 2019, further strengthening the only direct link between Hong Kong and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines donates more than $500,000 to charitable organizations across the nation through its 33rd Annual LUV Classic Golf Tournament

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Dec 3, 2018) announced it is donating more than $500,000 to charitable organizations across the nation thanks to the carrier’s 33rd Annual LUV Classic Golf Tournament. Supporting Children’s Charities The carrier continues its support of children facing serious illness by helping organizations with dollars they can… Read the full press release

JAPAN: All Nippon Airways and JR East to make travel across the Tohoku region as convenient as possible

Campaign aims to promote tourism in Japan by streamlining the travel experience. •Expanded booking options and reduced fares make it easier than ever to reach popular destinations in the Tohoku region. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, is partnering with… Read the full press release

Heathrow reveals four key action areas to reduce and offset the growth in emissions from new flights

Announcement demonstrates that growth at the airport is not a choice between economy and environment Comprehensive plan suggests maximising incentives for airlines, investing in more UK peatland restoration and supporting sustainable fuels  Heathrow will consult with partners on the delivery of this plan ahead of the first statutory consultation on expansion in summer 2019  LONDON,… Read the full press release

Gerald R. Ford International Airport to surprise its three millionth passenger with gifts and fantastic giveaways

Grand Rapids, Mich., 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) will be surprising its three millionth passenger on Wednesday, December 5th with a reception to also include surprises and giveaways for passengers flying that day. The Airport had a total of over 2.7 million passengers served through the end of… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines, 3Sixty and SATS finalise partnership to operate KrisShop and Scootalogue retail programmes in Singapore

Singapore, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA), 3Sixty (formerly DFASS Group) and SATS have today (30 November 2018) finalised a shareholders’ agreement sealing the establishment of a partnership to operate KrisShop and Scootalogue retail programmes in Singapore. The joint venture, KrisShop Pte Ltd, will launch operations on 1 December 2018. The finalisation of… Read the full press release

Jet Airways announces further enhancements to its Fare Choices framework

Empowers guests with greater choice and flexibility Mumbai, India, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today (Dec 3, 2018) announced further enhancements to its Fare Choices framework, which was initially unveiled in 2016. The rapid expansion of the Fare Choices framework reflects the fast-evolving nature of Indian aviation, where an increasing number… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines brings the ORF Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria

Flight OS 858 with the Light of Peace landed in Vienna Wednesday night  Transport from Tel Aviv to Vienna and Northern America  A light as a symbol for peace  VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines brought the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria for the 32nd… Read the full press release

Aeroflot recognized as World’s Leading Airline Brand and World’s Leading Airline – Business Class at the World Travel Awards 2018

Moscow, Russia, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot’s leading position in global aviation was affirmed this weekend when it took two top prizes at the Grand Final of the World Travel Awards 2018 – World’s Leading Airline Brand and World’s Leading Airline – Business Class. Aeroflot maintained its status as the No. 1 brand in… Read the full press release

TAP Air Portugal announces nonstop service from Lisbon, to Washington, DC and Chicago in 2019

Lisbon, Portugal, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP Air Portugal aims to double operations in North America in the next years and is expanding again, adding two new routes to the United States in 2019 with nonstop service from Lisbon, to Washington, DC and Chicago.  The 73-year-old national carrier has been breaking records in the… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines opens sales on additional codeshare routes with Alaska Airlines

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (December 03, 2018) announced that the carrier will open sales on additional codeshare routes with Alaska Airlines from Monday, December 3. These new codeshare routes will be available from March 31, 2019 when JAL plans to launch its highly anticipated non-stop daily service between… Read the full press release

oneworld named Best Airline Alliance at Global Traveler’s GT Tested Reader Survey and Business Traveler North America’s 2018 Best in Business Travel Awards

Global Traveler’s GT Tested Reader Survey winner for ninth year running Business Traveler North America’s recipient for fourth consecutive year NEW YORK, NY, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — oneworld® has won two more Best Airline Alliance awards, confirming its standing as the world’s most highly prized global airline alliance. These latest accolades come in independent… Read the full press release

Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Air Arabia and Al Fursan celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day with a spectacular flypast

World-first flying formation with four commercial aircraft from Emirates, Etihad, Air Arabia and flydubai, and seven Al Fursan jets UAE aviation history made with breathtaking ‘Year of Zayed’ aerial display Dubai, UAE, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Air Arabia and Al Fursan took to the skies in unison today (December 2, 2018)… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces major new pilot training partnership with ATO SKY4u

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (30 Nov) announced a major new training partnership with ATO SKY4u to deliver a Ryanair Airline Pilot Standard (APS MCC) programme in Berlin and Vienna. The partnership will ensure Ryanair continues to attract highly trained professional pilots to support its continued growth across… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation announces the opening of its new wide-body hangar in Basel

Basel, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation today (November 29, 2018) celebrates the grand opening of its new wide-body hangar in Basel with approximately 100 guests and dignitaries. The new state-of-the-art 8,700 square-meter hangar provides increased capacity for wide- and narrow-body maintenance, completion and refurbishment projects across the site. It can accommodate up to… Read the full press release

Boeing delivers a 737 MAX for Xiamen Airlines, its 2,000th airplane to a Chinese operator

Delivery milestone reflects rapid growth in world’s largest commercial aviation market More than half of all commercial jetliners flying in China are made by Boeing SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) today (Nov. 30, 2018) delivered its 2,000th airplane to a Chinese operator, a 737 MAX for Xiamen Airlines. The milestone and… Read the full press release

Boeing delivers the first 737 MAX 8 for Cayman Airways

Carrier modernizes its fleet with new fuel efficient, longer-range 737 MAX 8 airplanes Four airplanes to be secured through leading airplane lessor Air Lease Corporation SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Air Lease Corp. [NYSE: AL; “ALC”] today (Nov. 29, 2018) delivered the first 737 MAX 8 for Cayman Airways…. Read the full press release

Boeing delivers the first 737 MAX for Fiji Airways

Carrier begins modernization of single-aisle airplane fleet with the first of five 737 MAXs Fiji Airways will be first airline in the Pacific Islands to fly the more fuel-efficient 737 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the first 737 MAX for Fiji Airways, which plans to use the fuel-efficient, longer-range… Read the full press release

British Airways kicked off its BA 2119: Future of Fuels challenge to create a new generation sustainable aviation fuel

To mark British Airways’ Centenary in 2019, the airline will host events to lead the debate on the future of flying over the next 100 years, exploring the future of sustainable aviation fuels, the aviation careers of the future and the customer experience of the future The winner will receive funding for further research and… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes inaugural Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Chicago

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Air New Zealand today (11/30/2018) celebrated the inaugural flight between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and New Zealand’s Auckland International Airport (AKL). This new service marks the first time Chicago is linked to New Zealand with scheduled, nonstop passenger service. This new… Read the full press release

CDA and TAP Air Portugal announce nonstop service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Portugal’s Lisbon Airport from June 2019

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation and TAP Air Portugal today (11/29/2018) announced nonstop service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Portugal’s Lisbon Airport (LIS) beginning in June 2019. The new service to Lisbon will be the first time Chicago will be linked to Portugal by a nonstop,… Read the full press release

New initiative to introduce authentic local travel experiences in Japan by using agricultural accommodation for travelers from Hong Kong

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL), Hyakusenrenma, Inc, and JAL Satellite Travel Co., Ltd. agreed to collaborate to start a new initiative to introduce authentic local travel experiences in Japan by using agricultural accommodation for travelers from Hong Kong. In February 2018, JAL and Hyakusenrenma, Inc entered into a… Read the full press release

flydubai to start operations at Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB) from 02 December 2018

Operations to start on 02 December 2018 Dubai, UAE, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based carrier flydubai has announced today (November 28, 2018) that flights to 11 of its destinations will move from its current operating base of Terminal 2 and relocate to Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB). Other services will continue to operate… Read the full press release

ANA adds four new culinary masters to THE CONNOISSEURS line-up

New members bring total of experts creating fine dining in-flight meals to 18. Flights departing Germany and Belgium to see new culinary collaboration menu. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, today (Nov. 28, 2018) revealed it has signed four more… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways set to launch Japan’s first Airbus A380 from Tokyo Narita International Airport on May 24, 2019

Japan’s first Airbus A380 will service Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, beginning May 24, 2019. •The flight features a wide-ranging menu in addition to premium in-flight services and amenities. •ANA offers special amenities for families traveling with children to ensure a stress-free travel experience. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA),… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways partners with Japanese food-chain Tsukiji Gindaco to add octopus-filled comfort food “Takoyaki” in its Business Class menu

Tsukiji Gindaco’s “Takoyaki” delicacy to be available as a light snack in Business Class on a number of international flights from Dec. 1, 2018. •Collaboration represents a shared passion for spreading Japanese food culture. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years,… Read the full press release

EVA Air announces new service to Nagoya, Aomori and Matsuyama, Japan in 2019

Luzhu District, Taiwan, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — EVA Air will launch flights to three more destinations in Japan in 2019, complementing the eight gateways it is serving now. Subject to government approvals, EVA will initiate flights from Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei, Taiwan to Nagoya, Aomori and Matsuyama, starting in the second quarter… Read the full press release

Norwegian to serve Miami and San Francisco from London Gatwick from 31 March, 2019

Airline to serve Miami and San Francisco to reflect customer demand and cargo opportunities More flights added to popular long-haul routes next summer LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian today (Nov 28, 2018) announces new strategic updates to its summer 2019 UK route network that will benefit consumers seeking affordable long-haul travel at www.norwegian.com/uk… Read the full press release

Worldwide Flight Services awarded new cargo handling contract for Lufthansa Cargo at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

PARIS, FRANCE, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) will commence cargo handling for Lufthansa Cargo at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on 1 February 2019. The new contract will see WFS handle around 30,000 tonnes per annum, serving the airline’s combined trucked and flown products. WFS already handles over 220,000 tonnes per annum for… Read the full press release