British Airways and Nectar partner to give customers opportunity to convert Nectar points into Avios

From 25 January, existing balances and future points collected with Nectar can be converted into Avios, which can be redeemed through the British Airways Executive Club on flights, upgrades, hotel stays and more 400 Nectar points collected can be converted into 250 Avios and if customers wish to receive more Nectar points, then they can… Read the full press release

British Airways launches latest deals on short-haul flights

British Airways offering over 1 million seats for less than £40 each-way, based on a return fare Customers must book by Tuesday, 26 January The seats are available for travel on select dates until December, 2021 London, UK, 2021-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (21 January, 2021) revealed a series of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces expanded codeshare agreement with Iberia

Expanded commercial cooperation will enable Qatar Airways passengers to book travel to and from 40 destinations on Iberia’s network across the Iberian Peninsula & Latin America including new routes in Brazil, Chile, El Salvador and Guatemala Iberia passengers will benefit from access to 36 routes on Qatar Airways’ global network, including 7 additional destinations in… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces resumption of flights to Atlanta

Qatar Airways will resume Atlanta services with four weekly flights from 1 June, increasing the carrier’s U.S. network to 12 destinations Airline will operate a total of 83 weekly flights to and from the U.S. offering passengers more flexible and reliable travel options Qatar Airways is the leading airline providing international connectivity to and from… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group welcomes Daniel Elwell to its board of directors

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group announced today (Jan. 21, 2021) the appointment of Daniel Elwell to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Elwell will also join the boards of directors of the company’s airline subsidiaries Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, Inc. Elwell, a former military and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to start serving Fresno Yosemite International Airport and Santa Barbara Airport

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jan 21, 2021) published initial flight schedules for the carrier’s next two airports to be served in California, Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) and Santa Barbara Airport (SBA), with service beginning in April 2021. “We’re boldly launching this eagerly anticipated new year… Read the full press release

Emirates launches global sale to encourage travelers to explore new destinations in the New Year

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is launching its much-awaited global sale to inspire and encourage travelers to reconnect with family and friends or explore new destinations in the New Year. With attractive offers to select destinations worldwide, Emirates customers can make up for lost time in 2021. All-inclusive Economy Class fares… Read the full press release

Emirates trials IATA Travel Pass

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to become one of the first airlines in the world to trial IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces resumption of daily flights to Cairo

The national carrier of the State of Qatar has touched down in Cairo for the first time since 2017 The airline will operate daily flights to Cairo on a state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today ( 18 January 2021) resumed flights to Cairo in the Arab… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches fare sale to mark its 50th Anniversary

Carrier celebrates 50th Anniversary with fares as low as $50 one way DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) launched a fare sale today (Jan 19, 2021) through Feb. 8, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Central Time, with fares starting as low as $50 one-way in honor of its 50th Anniversary. Southwest… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to fly nonstop from Hamburg to Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands On February 1, 2021

On behalf of the Alfred-Wegener-Institute, the flight will operate with an Airbus A350-900 from Hamburg to the Falkland Islands Cologne, Germany, 2021-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — On February 1, 2021, Lufthansa will be departing on the longest passenger flight in the history of its company, marking one of the most unique flights the airline… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines earns Diamond rating in the Global Airline Health And Safety Audit

Singapore, 2021-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) has been awarded the Diamond rating – the highest level attainable – in the APEX Health Safety powered by SimpliFlying audit of global airlines. The audit, which was jointly conducted by industry body Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and aviation strategy firm SimpliFlying, involved a… Read the full press release

ACI renews enhanced long-term partnership with Amadeus

Partnership includes ASQ awards and Customer Experience Accreditation programme Award categories amended to reflect the effect of COVID-19 on customer experience Montreal, Canada, 2021-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World and Amadeus have today (January 19, 2021) announced a new enhanced long-term strategic partnership to deliver ACI’s world-renowned Airport Service Quality… Read the full press release

Aeroflot announces resumption of services between Moscow and Helsinki

Moscow, Russia, 2021-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot resumes regular flights to Helsinki (Finland) from 28 January. Moscow – Helsinki-Moscow flights will operate twice a week, on Thursdays and Saturdays. Tickets are now available for purchase on Aeroflot’s website, in Aeroflot ticket offices and through authorized agents.  As international air traffic recovers, flight frequencies on these… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation operates new FBO and hangar facility at Scottsdale, Arizona

Basel, Switzerland, 2021-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce its new 8,500 sq. ft. FBO and 30,000 sq. ft. hangar facility at Scottsdale, Arizona is now operational. The company has been operating at Scottsdale Airport since acquiring a share in the Scottsdale Jet Center that leased office space, tenant hangarage, tie-down… Read the full press release

Fiji Link introduces mobile boarding pass options at three domestic airports

Nadi, Fiji, 2021-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Link, Fiji Airways’ wholly owned subsidiary, has introduced mobile (digital) boarding pass options for customers checking in online for domestic flights from Nadi, Suva and Labasa. Customers flying domestically from the three airports are able to use mobile boarding passes generated on their device after they… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways achieves 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax

The industry’s most prestigious safety benchmark follows a rigorous audit of Qatar Airways’ COVID-19 hygiene and safety standards Hamad International Airport was the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has become the first… Read the full press release

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces inaugural flight to Athens, Greece

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — On the eve of its inaugural flight to Athens, Greece, the UAE’s new national airline, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, marked the occasion with a visit from the company’s Chairman, József Váradi. Váradi is one of the airline’s founders who established the company in 2003. The company’s Chairman,… Read the full press release

Fraport AG’s exemplary handling of sensitive pharmaceutical products at Frankfurt Airport awarded renewed “CEIV Pharma” certification

IATA’s pharma certificate awarded for exemplary handling of temperature-sensitive goods at Frankfurt Airport – Fraport’s expertise based on years of specialized logistics for pharmaceutical products Frankfurt, Germany, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The IATA airline association has awarded Fraport AG renewed “CEIV Pharma” certification for exemplary handling of time-critical and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical goods at… Read the full press release

easyJet cabin crew to support nationwide NHS vaccine roll-out

London, UK, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The NHS is recruiting easyJet cabin crew as vaccinators to support nationwide UK vaccine roll-out. easyJet cabin crew will be trained to administer the vaccine in NHS Vaccine Centres across the UK. Following easyJet’s recent offer of help to the UK Government, easyJet cabin crew are being… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus extends flexible booking policy until 30th September 2021

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus has today (12th January 2021) announced that it will extend its flexible booking policy until 30th September 2021 to afford customers the confidence to book a summer holiday in the knowledge that they can change their travel plans at no extra cost. The airline’s Book with… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Air India’s new direct service between O’Hare International Airport and GMR Hyderabad International Airport

First-ever nonstop flight between U.S. and India’s fourth-largest city – an emerging tech hub CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Air India, the flag carrier of the Republic of India, announced today (01/13/2021) CDA welcomes Air India’s new direct service between O’Hare International Airport and GMR… Read the full press release

Swissport announces expanded agreement with Air France-KLM Group in Saudi Arabia

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport will be serving Air France-KLM Group in Saudi Arabia until 2025. The new contract expands the existing cooperation to all flights of all airlines of the French-Dutch airline group, including freighter services, to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With the 5-year commitment of French-Dutch… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways awarded Diamond Standard in the APEX Health Safety Powered by SimpliFlying COVID-19 audit

The airline has achieved the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) latest safety benchmark following assessment of the airline’s robust COVID-19 hygiene and safety standards DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to announce that it has achieved Diamond Standard in the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) Health Safety Powered by… Read the full press release

Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport debuts $20 million transformation

Owned by Manga Hotels, the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport, an IHG hotel, debuts a fresh start  Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport, owned and operated by Manga Hotels, opens its doors after completing a $20 million renovation. The transformation marks a new beginning for the hotel… Read the full press release

SITA boosts Etihad Airways’ efficiency through its next-generation biometric technology

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The impact of COVID-19 has tipped the air transport industry into turmoil with planes grounded for much of 2020 and significant economic and operational challenges to solve. The industry has moved quickly to find new solutions to meet the new health measures required by the pandemic. From… Read the full press release

Atlas Air Worldwide to expand fleet with four additional Boeing 747-8 Freighters

Freighters to add additional capacity to meet growing e-commerce and express cargo demand Order will complete production of the 747-8 in 2022 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Atlas Air Worldwide today (Jan. 12, 2020) announced an agreement to purchase four 747-8 Freighters. The order enables Atlas Air to… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund awards almost £30,000 to 18 organisations across Greater Manchester and Cheshire

Airport fund awards £29,064 to 18 organisations across Greater Manchester and Cheshire Sports clubs, Scouts, hospices, and gardening society amongst beneficiaries Grants set to fund a cuddle bed, new kitchen equipment, goal posts, and a hopscotch area Community Trust Fund has handed out more than £3.5m since its launch in 1997 For more information or… Read the full press release

CVG launches Airport Assistant SkySquad

Erlanger, Ky., 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hello Airport Assistant. Goodbye, airport stress! This week, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is launching SkySquad – a reservation-based curated service to improve the airport experience for anyone who needs an extra hand from curb to gate and back again. Families and caregivers with young children, seniors, and… Read the full press release

BWI Marshall welcomes Allegiant Air’s new nonstop service to Punta Gorda, Florida

New Flights to Florida’s South-Central Gulf Coast Set to Begin May 27 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant Air announced today (January 12, 2021) it will offer new nonstop service between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Punta Gorda, Florida, beginning May 27, 2021. Allegiant’s new seasonal service will operate twice per… Read the full press release