Textron Aviation announces participants for its 2021 Top Hawk program

WICHITA, Kan., 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation has named four participants for its 2021 Top Hawk program that places the world’s leading training aircraft, the Cessna Skyhawk, with top pilot training programs around the country, promoting general aviation and encouraging young people to pursue aviation as a career. The 2021 Top Hawk… Read the full press release

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) appoints Jennifer Smith as UK Commercial Director, Cargo & Ground Handling

Jennifer Smith has joined Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as UK Commercial Director – Cargo & Ground Handling. PARIS, FRANCE, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — She brings extensive commercial experience to this newly-created post having previously spent 20 years in regional cargo sales management roles with Continental Airlines, American Airlines and Etihad Airways. Jennifer joins… Read the full press release

Oman Air Holidays earns Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council

Muscat, Oman, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, is pleased to announce that Oman Air Holidays has received the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The Safe Travels Stamp is the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp for… Read the full press release

Emirates announce new partnership with Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center to strengthen and expand entrepreneurship ecosystem in the UAE

DUBAI, UAE, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) to strengthen and expand the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the UAE. The agreement makes Emirates an official Strategic Partner of Sheraa, offering discounted fares to and from its network of over 90 destinations for the… Read the full press release

Emirates offers UAE travellers chance to book long-awaited Eid or summer getaway to the Maldives

Airline offering UAE travellers chance to book their Eid or summer break with special fares DUBAI, UAE, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is offering travellers from the UAE the chance to book their long-awaited Eid or summer getaway to the Maldives, with fares starting from AED 3,495 in Economy Class, and AED 8,555 in… Read the full press release

SFO starts relocation of exhibit featuring crowdsourced content on Harvey Milk

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has started the process to relocate an exhibit featuring crowdsourced content on Harvey Milk from a temporary construction wall to several new locations in Harvey Milk Terminal 1. The exhibit, titled Harvey Milk: Messenger of Hope, features photos, correspondence, and… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates the Holy Month of Ramadan with bespoke Iftar meal bags

Airline continues its commitment of celebrating the Holy Month on board by offering a selection of Middle Eastern flavours for Iftar DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is delighted to extend its tradition of celebrating the customs of the Holy Month of Ramadan with passengers on board by offering bespoke Iftar… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces expanded strategic codeshare partnership with JetBlue

JetBlue passengers can now book travel on nine routes between the U.S. and Doha and enjoy seamless connections via Hamad International Airport, the Best Airport in the Middle East, to destinations in Africa and Asia Qatar Airways partners with U.S carriers on more routes across the United States than any other global airline with over… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Cargo announces milestone of shipping 15 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world

Airline passes landmark figure with flights to Hong Kong and beyond Hong Kong, China, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo has passed the milestone of shipping 15 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world. The landmark figure includes vaccines that have been imported for use in Cathay Pacific’s home hub of Hong Kong, as… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches fare sale with fares as low as $50 one way to mark its 50th Anniversary

The carrier offers Customers $50 one-way fares; up to 5,000 Rapid Rewards bonus points to new Members*; and commences service in Houston (Bush) and Santa Barbara, Calif. DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Apr 12, 2021) launched a fare sale offering fares as low as $50 one way… Read the full press release

Norwegian’s reconstruction plan in Norway approved by the Oslo County Court

LONDON, UK, 2021-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Oslo County Court, today (12 APRIL 2021) approved Norwegian’s reconstruction plan in Norway. Reaching this milestone means that both the group’s reconstruction processes in Ireland and Norway have now been approved by the courts. The company will now prepare the process of raising new capital. The… Read the full press release

Eastside Awards and Belfast City Airport to recognise all that is good about East Belfast

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastside Awards in association with Belfast City Airport has built a reputation for recognising all that is good about East Belfast, and this year, more than any other, the organisers wanted to hear uplifting stories of how the community pulled together. The people of East Belfast… Read the full press release

flydubai announces the return to service of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet

flydubai’s first passenger flight operated by a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft touched down in Sialkot today Dubai, UAE, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The first five of flydubai’s 14 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft have completed their operational readiness flights and have been approved by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to return to service…. Read the full press release

British Airways announces two new routes to Jersey and Gibraltar from London City Airport

London, UK, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (8 April 2021) announced the launch of two new routes to Jersey and Gibraltar from London City Airport. Operating initially over the summer period, the routes will launch on 25 June, 2021. Two flights a week will operate to Jersey and Gibraltar –… Read the full press release

Alaska Lounge to open at San Francisco International Airport by summer 2021

Airline rolls out new flexible Lounge membership tiers SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines guests will have the opportunity to relax in the new Alaska Lounge at San Francisco International Airport by late summer, as the airline announces updated plans for Bay Area travelers. Under this new plan, Alaska will move into the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa converts Airbus A350-900 named “Erfurt” into a climate research plane

Conversion of “D-AIXJ” at Lufthansa Technik has begun The Lufthansa Group’s most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft becomes a data collector above the clouds Cooperation between aviation companies and research institutes closer than ever before Cologne, Germany, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Predicting the weather even more accurately, analyzing climate changes even more precisely, researching even… Read the full press release

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launches Tel Aviv – Abu Dhabi route

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced that it starts the operation of the Tel Aviv – Abu Dhabi route on 18 April 2021, following the announcement that Israel has been added to the green list, meaning travelers will… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines launches three times weekly flights to Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine

City in Ukraine to be served three times a week from 17 May Announcement on today’s 30th anniversary of Austrian Airlines in Ukraine Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa complete the Ukraine program in summer Vienna, Austria, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines will fly to Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine from 17 May. The route is… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways expands Technical Maintenance facilities with the opening of new state-of-the-art Engine Facility

New 9,000 square foot Technical Engine Facility building will enable the award-winning airline to boost cost efficiencies by more than U.S.$2.2 million annually and improve workflow by an estimated 23,400 man hours per year Qatar Airways continues to rebuild its global network despite the industry-wide challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, planning to operate more… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines named the Airforwarders Association’s Domestic Airline of the Year for the 12th consecutive year

Carrier’s cargo organization recognized during challenging year in commercial aviation history DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Cargo is being honored for its consistent work delivering outstanding service for its Customers in 2020. The carrier recently was named the Airforwarders Association’s Domestic Airline of the Year for the 12th consecutive… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announces the opening of 255-room Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport The Circle

The new hotel marks a milestone in Hyatt’s continued growth in Europe CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (06 Apr 2021) the opening of Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport The Circle, the first hotel under the Hyatt Regency brand in Switzerland. The 255-room hotel is located directly at… Read the full press release

SFO expands plastic-free policy to prohibit sale of any beverages in plastic bottles

Sodas, teas, juices must be sold in recyclable aluminum, glass or BPI-certified compostable bottles SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced the expansion of its industry-leading plastic-free policy to prohibit the sale of any beverages in plastic bottles. In August 2019, SFO became the first airport… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Singapore’s acceptance of IATA Travel Pass

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed Singapore’s acceptance of pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results on the IATA Travel Pass. From 1 May 2021, passengers traveling to Singapore will be able to use IATA Travel Pass to share their pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results upon check-in with… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways operates the world’s first fully COVID-19 vaccinated flight

QR6421 will be operated by the airline’s sustainable A350-1000, and will carry only vaccinated crew and passengers on board, with passengers also serviced by fully vaccinated staff at check-in Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport have lead the industry during the pandemic, being the first global airline and first and only airport in the Middle… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to trial digital health credential apps: CommonPass, VeriFLY, and IATA Travel Pass

JAL will begin independent trials with three industry leading health credential apps in an aim to implement standardized digital health checks on the carrier`s international flights CommonPass trials to be conducted on JAL`s Haneda – Honolulu route on April 2 and on its Narita – Singapore route on April 5 JAL is fast-tracking trials to… Read the full press release

Emirates offers specially curated meal in specially design boxes this Ramadan

Emirates’ signature Ramadan service is expected to begin on 13 April Dubai, UAE, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its annual Ramadan service, Emirates offers a specially curated meal served in ready-to-eat boxes to customers fasting during the holy month. This year, the airline’s in-house designers and product design team collaborated with local… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport welcomes first quarantine-free travellers from Australia

Auckland, New Zealand, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The arrival of the first quarantine-free travellers from Australia on Monday 19 April will trigger a full operational split of Auckland Airport’s international terminal to handle the physical separation of arrivals heading into managed isolation or quarantine. Auckland Airport Chief Executive Adrian Littlewood said after months… Read the full press release

flydubai announces resumption of services to Eritrea’s capital Asmara

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has resumed flights to Eritrea’s capital Asmara with a weekly flight service. Flights to Asmara start from 15 April and will operate between Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) and Asmara International Airport (ASM). Flights are now available to book on flydubai.com. With the… Read the full press release

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to implement actions to raise standards for workplace racial and cultural diversity

Holistic Review Began in Summer 2020 Following Death of George Floyd; Work Led by Leadership Steering Committee of 10 PA Senior Executives and More than 125 Employee Volunteers Management Training Courses to Add Major Focus on Supporting Diversity and Inclusion Three Initiatives Encourage Upward Mobility in Job Categories with High Proportion of Diverse Employees Through… Read the full press release

Oman Air extends complimentary COVID-19 coverage until 31 December 2021

Muscat, Oman, 2021-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has extended its complimentary COVID-19 coverage until 31 December 2021. The complimentary coverage is for expenses incurred by medical treatment or quarantine related to the COVID-19 virus, and applies to tickets issued for travel after 1 October 2020… Read the full press release