dnata’s voted ‘Airline Caterer of the Year, North America, 2019’ by PAX International readers

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata’s catering team has been voted ‘Airline Caterer of the Year, North America, 2019’ by readers of PAX International, the leading publication for airline industry executives. The coveted PAX International Readership Award was presented in Hamburg during the annual World Travel Catering Expo. “We are honoured to be recognised by our… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport celebrated Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to Maui

East Bay airport expands service to Hawaii, offers 4 days park free – $96 Value Oakland, CA, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport is celebrating another first today (April 8, 2019) following Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to Maui on Sunday. The Airport and Airline celebrated with a Hawaii-inspired send-off at Oakland International Airport, complete… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport served 2,421,744 million passengers in March, an increase of 1.2% compared to last year

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In March, 2,421,744 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 1.2% compared to last year. The number of local passengers was 1,666,351 in March 2019, which is no change compared to March 2018. The transfer rate is at 31.0% in the month under review… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport welcomes the return of United Airlines’ nonstop flights to New York

Shannon, Ireland, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — United Airlines has resumed nonstop flights between Shannon and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, for the summer season.  The service will operate daily until October 26, 2019 (westbound). “We are delighted to operate this nonstop service between Shannon and New York/Newark again this summer,” said… Read the full press release

Vietjet launches new route linking Phu Quoc and Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (April 09, 2019) in Hong Kong, Vietjet announced the commercial launch of a new route linking Phu Quoc and Hong Kong – one of the most well-known destinations in Asia and its operation plan for the Hong Kong market. Attending the announcement in Hong Kong were… Read the full press release

Emirates completes the installation of Expo 2020 Dubai liveries on 40 aircraft

DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has completed the installation of bespoke Expo 2020 Dubai liveries on 40 aircraft, with its final A380 aircraft emblazoned in the distinctive orange ‘opportunity’ decal rolling out of the Emirates Engineering hangar. The first decal was unveiled in 2017 on an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft decorated… Read the full press release

London Gatwick reveals ten new routes and this summer’s travelling trends of UK holidaymakers

Ten brand new routes set to start from Gatwick this summer season, plus airport reveals the summer destinations most desired by UK passengers Nearly 17 million passenger seats departing from Gatwick this summer Meanwhile, this Easter weekend, half a million passengers (550,000) will be travelling through Gatwick (+5.1% on 2018) LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel… Read the full press release

SAS HAS BEEN CO2 OFFSETTING 1.5 MILLION YOUTH TICKETS

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Over the past year, SAS has been CO2 offsetting all Youth Tickets, amounting to a total of almost 1.5 million tickets, an increase of five percent. The initiative is part of SAS’ ambition to promote more sustainable travel. A year ago, SAS became first airline to include CO2… Read the full press release

British Airways brings together its four heritage liveried aircraft to mark its centenary this year

LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has, for the first time today (April 9, 2019), brought together its four heritage liveried aircraft which were repainted to mark the airline’s centenary this year, alongside an A319 in the current Chatham Dockyard livery, to capture a rare image of some of the airline’s most… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free wins the DFNI-Frontier ‘EMEA Airport Retail Operation of the Year’ award

Award recognises best airport retail operation serving more than 30 million passengers annually DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF) has won the DFNI-Frontier ‘EMEA Airport Retail Operation of the Year’ award for its exceptional retail offering and customer service. The award was presented at a ceremony and charity ball… Read the full press release

CDA will again offer flights to Veterans for the 12th season of Honor Flight Chicago

Chicago, IL, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced it will once again welcome military veterans from the Chicago area to Midway International Airport for day-trips to Washington, D.C., to visit the National Monuments.  For the first time, the 12th season of Honor Flight Chicago (HFC) will include Vietnam War… Read the full press release

Gatwick hosted exclusive airside tours for local families to experience the airport and board a British Airways aircraft

Families in need of extra assistance got to see how the airport can support them Airlines, emergency services, Border Force and police dogs were there to engage with the 30 families LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick welcomed 30 families to see the sights and hear the sounds of a busy airport… Read the full press release

British Airways voted the number one British brand in both the consumer and business Superbrands lists for 2019

LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has been voted the number one British brand in both the consumer and business Superbrands lists for 2019. Over 1,500 brands were included in both surveys and British Airways was voted in fourth place in the Business Index and fifth place in the Consumer Index. The… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways reveals new line of luxurious amenity kits for First Class and Business Class cabins

First Class female kit transforms into contemporary cross-body bag The airline’s First and Business Class passengers to receive kits on long-haul and ultra-long-haul day and night flights DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to reveal its new line of luxurious amenity kits for passengers in its First Class and… Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport welcomes new airline LEVEL — now flying to Vienna six times per week

Six flights per week to the Austrian capital / tickets from EUR 27.99 one way Hamburg, Germany, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — A new airline celebrated its inaugural flight from Hamburg Airport yesterday evening: LEVEL (Anisec). The low-cost brand of International Airlines Group (IAG) is now flying to Vienna six times per week — every… Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport welcomes Ryanair’s inaugural flights from Hamburg to Zadar and Kraków

Two new destinations extend Hamburg Airport’s route network Hamburg, Germany, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — For the start of the 2019 summer timetable, Ryanair is adding two new destinations that, until now, have not been served with direct flights from Hamburg Airport. Yesterday, the airline celebrated its inaugural flight to Zadar on Croatia’s Adriatic coast…. Read the full press release

Bahrain International Airport welcomed the inaugural Air India Express flight from Kunnur, India

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), welcomed the arrival of the inaugural Air India Express flight from Kunnur, India to Bahrain, following the commencement of a new service. As the first direct route from Kunnur to Bahrain, it opens up… Read the full press release

British Airways awarded ‘Autism Friendly Award’; becomes the only autism-friendly airline in the UK

British Airways awarded prestigious ‘Autism Friendly Award’ by National Autistic Society, becoming the only autism-friendly airline in the UK Airline continues substantial investment in accessibility training for all customer service staff More enhancements to come for customers with hidden and visible disabilities during British Airways’ centenary year LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces partnership with McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law

Multiple award-winning airline affirms commitment to education by launching strategic collaboration with McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce its strategic collaboration with McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law, the world’s premier institution for innovative research and education… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Wins Six TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Airline Awards 2019

Qatar Airways takes home World’s Top 10 Airline’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘Middle East Best Airline’, ‘Middle East Best Major’, ‘Middle East Best Business Class’, and ‘Middle East Best Economy Class’ The Travellers’ Choice awards are the most respected awards given by TripAdvisor and are based on honest reviews by travellers DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-05 —… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosts a variety of awareness-raising activities in support of Autism Awareness Month

National carrier of the State of Qatar hosts a variety of awareness-raising activities for the third consecutive year in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation to support passengers with autism DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will host a series of special events to take place… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways awarded the PAX International Readership award for ‘Best Cabin Interior Passenger Experience’

The National Carrier of the State of Qatar recognised as an industry leader for its outstanding passenger experience, duty free and food service offerings DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has been awarded the PAX International Readership award for ‘Best Cabin Interior Passenger Experience’ at an awards ceremony that took place… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo’s joint business agreement brings Europe closer to Hong Kong

Eastbound expansion of Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo’s joint business agreement brings Europe closer to Hong Kong Hong Kong, China, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers of Cathay Pacific’s cargo division and Lufthansa Cargo are now enjoying the advantages of the recent expansion of the carriers’ joint business agreement (JBA), which has seen the start… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific names Paul Chow as Group General Counsel

Paul Chow will assume the position from July 2019 Hong Kong, China, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Chow to the position of Group General Counsel effective 01 July 2019. Mr. Chow is a partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, one of the most prestigious… Read the full press release

Southwest Cargo introduces new shipping options

Carrier’s Award-Winning Cargo Team Showcases New Shipping Options DALLAS, TX, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co.(NYSE: LUV) Cargo Team today (Apr 2, 2019) revealed a refreshed product menu built to meet the ever-changing needs of air cargo Customers. The revamped menu provides Customers with new options including a brand new product for your… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines: Applications are open for the 2019 ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Travel Program

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has announced applications are open for the 2019 ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Travel Program. Each year, this program provides roundtrip air travel to be used by the program recipients for travel home from school. Applicants must write a personal… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces tentative Agreement with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA)

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Mechanics and Related Employees at Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) will soon have the opportunity to vote on a new contract, as a Tentative Agreement has been reached with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA). “Both parties worked hard to reach an agreement that rewards our Mechanics and protects… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways awarded 5-Star rating by SKYTRAX for the seventh consecutive year

ANA has achieved the highest possible rating from SKYTRAX every year since 2013. Japanese carrier one of only 11 airlines to receive top rating in 2019. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, was recently selected by the international air transport… Read the full press release

EVA Air wins four categories at TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

Luzhu District, Taiwan, 2019-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has revealed EVA Air as a winner in four categories of its third annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines, including 3rd place in the Top-10 World’s Best Airlines. The airline also earned rankings in Travelers’ Choice Major Airlines in Asia and… Read the full press release

Qantas launches the first direct commercial flights to Uluru from both Adelaide and Darwin

Adelaide/Darwin, Australia, 2019-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas is today (3RD APRIL 2019) launching the first direct commercial flights to Uluru from both Adelaide and Darwin to meet growing demand from travellers to the Red Centre. The direct flights to Ayers Rock Airport will operate twice per week from both cities (on Wednesdays and Saturdays)… Read the full press release