Gatwick gains Gdansk gateway ─ thanks to Wizz Air

Wizz Air to commence flights to its fourth destination from Gatwick With these new flights, Gatwick becomes carrier’s third largest airport in UK in terms of weekly capacity Gatwick now offers 23 destinations in Central and Eastern Europe in S19 Gatwick, UK, 2019-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air has added its fourth destination… Read the full press release

SAS travelers can soon experience the world’s most modern and fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft, the Airbus A350

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — From January 2020, travelers can look forward to exploring the world in the most fuel-efficient and comfortable long haul aircraft, the Airbus A350. The new aircraft is a key investment and part of the extensive renewal of the SAS fleet, tailored to reduce emissions, and in line with… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi airport’s MTB first in MENA to offer super-fast speed through Etisalat 5G network

Download speeds of up to 1 Giga per second Fifth Generation network will enhance customer experiences Providing unprecedented, high speed communications to global travellers Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In a landmark development, Etisalat has become the first mobile operator in MENA to provide 5G coverage inside an international… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines May 2019 passenger number rises by 2.8 percent year-on-year

Number of passengers rises by 2.8 percent year-on-year  Capacity utilization increases by 1.7 percentage points to 81.1 percent  Strongest passenger growth and offer increase in Munich  COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In May 2019, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed around 13.2 million passengers. This shows an increase of 2.8 percent compared to the… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways selects Amadeus Altéa passenger service system (PSS) to enhance passenger experience

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Bangkok Airways will shift its passenger service system (PSS) to Amadeus Altéa solutions which will include reservations, inventory, ticketing and departure control capabilities. The new system will help the airline enhance passenger experience by delivering more consistent and personalized customer services, and improve operational efficiency. Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth,… Read the full press release

ALPA joins the Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI) to fight human trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (June 12, 2019), the world’s largest airline pilot union, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), announced a new partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to fight human trafficking through… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo starts handling pharmaceutical cargo at a new purpose-built facility in Chicago

Air cargo carrier unveils purpose-built pharma facility at Chicago Pharma Corridors programme extended to 20 stations globally Dubai hub receives successful GDP re-certification Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Reinforcing its position as the global market leader for the air transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals, Emirates SkyCargo has significantly boosted its worldwide pharma handling… Read the full press release

SFO hosts new exhibition showcases studio craft made by California artists

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Studio craft combines the characteristics of traditional, handmade craft with the refined qualities of fine art. Made by professional artist-craftspeople who work in a variety of media, studio craft includes both utilitarian items and more experimental pieces that focus on aesthetics over function. For many, studio… Read the full press release

British Airways hosted the Pitch on a Plane competition using on-board WiFi

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — London and San Francisco – A British Airways flight has touched down at London Heathrow from San Francisco this morning, having been on quite a unique journey – it hosted the Pitch on a Plane competition using on-board WiFi.  The airline joined up with Founders Forum to give five start-ups the chance to pitch their ideas to a host of judges on board the flight… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport deploys electric buses transport visitors to and from the Paradise City festival

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport is the proud sponsor and sustainability partner of the most eco-conscious Belgian festival, Paradise City, in neighbouring Steenokkerzeel. To help the festival achieve its green ambitions, Brussels Airport is deploying several electric buses to take the visitors to and from the festival. This eco-electro combination has… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways’ frequent flyer program launches the “Points Travel Sale” campaign

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Flyer Bonus, a frequent flyer program of Bangkok Airways launches the “Points Travel Sale” campaign, offering KTC-BANGKOK AIRWAYS credit card members a chance to redeem air tickets using only 50% of the normal flight awards redemption rates. The offer is valid for one-way or round-trip tickets on Bangkok… Read the full press release

BWI Marshall Airport invites charitable groups to apply for free space in terminal to display information

Charitable Groups Invited to Apply for Free Space in Terminal to Display Information Baltimore, MD, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — A new program at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is offering local charitable nonprofit organizations the opportunity to increase public awareness among the airport’s millions of travelers.  The Community Partners Program provides space throughout the BWI… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports welcomes IndiGo’s new daily direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Abu Dhabi

Flags off new daily direct flights connecting Abu Dhabi with Delhi and Mumbai Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — IndiGo, India’s largest airline, commenced two new daily direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Abu Dhabi yesterday. IndiGo, India’s largest airline, commenced two new daily direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai… Read the full press release

Ryanair to acquire Malta Air

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair Holdings, Europe’s largest airline group, today (11th June) announced it has agreed to purchase Malta Air, a Maltese start up airline, into which Ryanair will move and grow its Malta based fleet of 6 B737 aircraft. This investment in Malta Air will allow Ryanair to grow its already… Read the full press release

SFO welcomes TAP Air Portugal’s nonstop flights between Lisbon and San Francisco

With 71 New Jet Deliveries Planned Through 2025, TAP’s Fleet Reaches 100 Aircraft for the First Time as the Airline Adds New Routes this Month from SFO, Chicago O’Hare and Washington-Dulles SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP Air Portugal introduces five weekly nonstop flights between Lisbon and San Francisco International Airport… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces the appointment of Nathaniel Pieper as senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances

Pieper will serve as senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (June 11, 2019) announced that Nathaniel Pieper will join the company Aug. 1 as senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances. With more than 20 years in the airline industry, Pieper brings a wealth of aviation… Read the full press release

CDA welcomeS the return of a herd of grazing animals to manage natural vegetation at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (06/07/2019) welcomed the return of a herd of grazing animals to manage natural vegetation at one of the world’s busiest airports.  The grazing herd—comprised of a mix of 30 goats, sheep, and a donkey named Jackson—will be on hand at O’Hare International… Read the full press release

flydubai inaugurates new service between Dubai and Sochi

flydubai becomes the first GCC-based airline to offer direct flights to Sochi Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai has inaugurated its new service from Dubai to Sochi. flydubai flight FZ985 arrived at Sochi International Airport (AER) on 07 June and was met with a traditional water cannon salute and a welcome… Read the full press release

Wizz Air allocates sixth aircraft to its Vienna base

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and one of the leading low-cost carriers in Austria, announced today (JUN 4, 2019) the allocation of a sixth aircraft to its Vienna base. The new Airbus A321 will join the fleet in the middle of December, enabling the start of six new long-awaited… Read the full press release

RUSSIA: S7 Airlines to start direct flights from Vladivostok to Yakutsk on 5 June 2019

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, will be starting regular direct flights from Vladivostok to Yakutsk as of 5 June 2019. The flights will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Departures will leave from Kievichi airport at 00:40, and arrive in Yakutsk at 03:10 local time on the following day. The return flight will depart on Thursdays and Sundays at 04:45 and… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport gifted 80 trees to local organisations to mark its 80th birthday

Manchester, UK, 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Over the last few months communities across the region have been planting oak trees after Manchester Airport gifted 80 trees to local organisations to mark the year of its 80th birthday. Oak is the traditional anniversary gift for 80 years. From schools to sports clubs and charities to community… Read the full press release

American Airlines doubles down in Santo Domingo

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  SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s largest carrier, American Airlines, has expanded its network footprint in the Dominican Republic, launching two new weekly connections to Santo Domingo from its hubs at Dallas/Fort Worth and Charlotte Douglas in the US. As a result, the oneworld carrier will double its direct flights to… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes Allegiant’s new service from Cincinnati to Virginia Beach

HEBRON, Ky., 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (June 7, 2019) begins service from Cincinnati to Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks via Norfolk International Airport (ORF). To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $71.* “Cincinnati-residents continue to be great supporters of our service, so we… Read the full press release

CLEAR launched at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — CLEAR, the secure identity company using biometrics to build a frictionless and secure world, launched at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), the 30th airport in its nationwide network. With CLEAR, travelers can verify their identity with a tap of the finger or the blink of an eye… Read the full press release

Air France announces commitment to eliminate 1,300 tons of single-use plastic by the end of 2019

Paris, France, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s the end of the road for plastic cutlery, cups, stirrers etc. For this year’s World Environment Day, passengers on flight AF378 from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Detroit were offered products made of bio-based materials instead of single-use plastic items usually distributed on board, in keeping with airline… Read the full press release

London Gatwick launches its Summer Festival for 2019

Back for a second year, Gatwick’s ‘Summer Festival’ will run until 30 September  £10,000 worth of vouchers will be given away to passengers across the summer and live festival entertainment will be staged throughout the airport’s terminals Younger passengers will have the chance to meet their favourite book characters – while an exclusive gin and… Read the full press release

Gatwick noise footprint shrinks by 7% in 2018

Gatwick welcomes reduction but recognises that more must be done to reduce noise further New aircraft are up to 50% quieter than the aircraft they replace and are set to become the new ‘workhorses’ of Gatwick’s fleet This 7% noise footprint reduction builds on a 4% fall in 2017 (54dBA Leq) LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-10 —… Read the full press release

Sustainable Travel: From this autumn, tax-free sales will therefore cease on SAS flights

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Every step on the way to sustainable travel is important. From this autumn, tax-free sales will therefore cease on SAS flights. This will reduce the overall weight of our aircraft, which in turn will save fuel and cut emissions. SAS’s efforts to improve the sustainability of its operations… Read the full press release

Swissport wins easyJet business at Zurich Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport wins easyJet business at Zurich Airport as of 1 September 2019. The five-year contract complements Swissport’s existing business with the airline in Geneva and at Basel‘s EuroAirport. Swissport will service some 120 daily easyJet flights at the three Swiss airports combined. On a global level easyJet relies… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 kick-off

Qatar Airways staff offering a multitude of activities throughout the four-week competition Airline supports teenage Brazilian footballer on trip-of-a-lifetime to Paris and then to Doha DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways, the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, was delighted and honoured to have played a full part in the… Read the full press release