BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport welcomed inaugural service from new carrier Frontier Airlines

New airline for BWI Marshall starts flights to Denver; service to Orlando scheduled for April start Baltimore, MD, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport today (March 15,2019) welcomed the start of service from Frontier Airlines, a new carrier for the airport. Frontier began flights today between BWI Marshall and Denver,… Read the full press release

Tirana International Airport welcomes SWISS’ new route between Switzerland and Albania

SWISS launches new direct flight between Tirana and Zurich.  TIRANA, Albania, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — From 1st of  April 2019 SWISS will start a new route between Switzerland and Albania. The new SWISS flight operated from Edelweiss, will offer its passengers 2 weekly direct flights to its biggest hub Zurich, as well as onward connection… Read the full press release

HMSHost to operate 10 Indianapolis International Airport (IND) dining locations under a 10-year contract

IND travelers to get new Shake Shack, Indiana Pacers Basketball venue, Beer Garden and more INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis Airport Authority approved global restaurateur HMSHost today (March 15, 2019) to operate 10 Indianapolis International Airport (IND) dining locations under a 10-year contract valued at approximately $147 million. HMSHost’s new dining locations with… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces extra summer flights to Alicante from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Liverpool and London Stansted

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (14 Mar) announced extra summer flights to Alicante from Birmingham (increased to twice daily), Bournemouth (increased to five times weekly), Bristol (increased to 12 times weekly), Liverpool (increased to 11 times weekly) and London Stansted (increased to 16 times weekly). UK consumers… Read the full press release

Ryanair Sun to be rebranded as Buzz in autumn 2019

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair Sun, today (14 Mar) announced that it will rebrand as Buzz in autumn 2019, operating on a Polish Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). Ryanair Sun, a standalone business unit of the Ryanair Group, obtained its Polish AOC certificate at the beginning of 2018 and started operating for… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces new Manchester route to Prague starting this October

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (13 Mar) announced a new Manchester route to Prague, commencing in October, as part of Ryanair’s Manchester Winter 2019 schedule, which will be launched shortly. Manchester consumers and visitors can now book their holidays as far out as March 2020, enjoying even lower… Read the full press release

Spirit announces nonstop routes from Indy to Tampa, Florida and Fort Myers, Florida starting this winter

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Hey Indy, how about some more nonstops?  Spirit Airlines is celebrating the launch of its inaugural service from Indianapolis International Airport (IND) with the announcement of two additional nonstop routes set to rollout this winter.  Beginning November 14, 2019, Spirit will add nonstop routes from Indy to Tampa,… Read the full press release

British Airways unveiled Red Nosed plane for Comic Relief

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — As millions of people across the country don a Red Nose for Comic Relief, British Airways has unveiled an aircraft that will be wearing a Red Nose of its own for the cause.  Painted on to an A320, the airline is raising awareness of Red Nose Day as… Read the full press release

British Airways introduces contactless donation stations at Heathrow and Gatwick

Customers can now more easily donate to Flying Start, its global charity partnership with Comic Relief The airline aims to raise £25 million for Flying Start by the end of 2020 LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — As it celebrates Red Nose Day 2019, British Airways, in collaboration with social start-up GoodBox, has introduced an… Read the full press release

British Airways redesigns its lounges at Heathrow and Gatwick to provide young flyers endless entertainment

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is teaming up with leading British children’s brand, My 1st Years to make sure its youngest travellers get off to a flying start before they have even boarded. From March 16, seven British Airways lounges at Heathrow and Gatwick will be re-designed to include dedicated ‘My 1st Years Kids Zones’ where young… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways is the Official Airline Sponsor of the 10th annual Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) 2019

Airline to fly more than 20 international celebrity chefs to Doha to take part in this year’s festival, including Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Masaharu Morimoto, Richard Sandoval, and Dominique Ansel of ‘Cronut’ fame The 11-day event, taking place from 20-30 March, will feature more than 150 food stalls and trucks, offering visitors the chance to sample… Read the full press release

Qatar Executive now certified to fly to Samedan, Switzerland; Chambery, France; and Innsbruck, Austria

The private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group now flies to three new destinations: Samedan, Chambery and Innsbruck DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Executive (QE), the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group, can now  fly to Samedan, Switzerland; Chambery, France; and Innsbruck, Austria. These destinations have a special designation… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific becomes a full member of Pharma.Aero

Membership of the pharma supply chain association recognises the airline’s capabilities in handling high-value, time-sensitive pharmaceutical products Hong Kong, China, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has become a full member of Pharma.Aero, a cross-industry collaboration for pharma shippers, CEIV-certified cargo communities, airport operators and other air cargo industry stakeholders.  Cathay Pacific has been… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces new nonstop flights linking cities across the United States

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Mar 15, 2019) announced several new nonstop flights linking cities across the United States as it extends its bookable flight schedule through Nov. 2, 2019. New Daily Nonstop Routes Take Off Effective Aug. 10, 2019, Southwest will add weekend service between St. Louisand Salt Lake City. On… Read the full press release

Emirates Flight Training Academy announces partnership with National Aviation Academy (TAYARAN) in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA), the world class flight training facility developed by Emirates, and the National Aviation Academy (TAYARAN), a not-for-profit vocational training institute in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share their expertise and jointly promote their training… Read the full press release

Halifax International Airport Authority announces Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) as its newest Signature Partner

Halifax, N.S., 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The excitement and emotions that build upon arrival at a new destination reaches even greater heights for a newcomer arriving in a new country for the first time. Halifax Stanfield is often the setting for this important milestone and the Airport has an established welcoming program in place… Read the full press release

HMSHost announces the opening of Chick-fil-A restaurant at Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport

Travelers line up with Chick-fil-A’s “EAT MOR CHIKIN®” Cow on opening day LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches, nuggets, salads, and milkshakes that so many of us crave have now landed at Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport post-security, near gate 6. Global restaurateur HMSHost opened the new restaurant today… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport announces partnership with Uber

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Getting to and from the Auckland Airport is key to any travellers’ journey and the formalising of arrangements between Uber and the airport will deliver a streamlined experience for Kiwi travellers and visitors alike. From Wednesday March 20, a dedicated rideshare area will be available at both… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport recognised as a Partner Airport of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Perishable Logistics (IATA CEIV Fresh)

Pioneering High Standards for Handling Perishable Cargo HONG KONG, CHINA, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been recognised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as a Partner Airport of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Perishable Logistics (IATA CEIV Fresh), the first airport community in the world to receive… Read the full press release

Canadian Airports Council announces launch of new employment program for military veterans at Edmonton International Airport (EIA)

Edmonton, AB, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Program shows aviation employers how to attract veterans and veterans how to market their skills. A new employment program called Edge4Vets has begun at Edmonton International Airport (EIA). This pilot program at EIA will serve as the basis of a national program across Canada’s airports, to be… Read the full press release

Vietjet introduces two new international routes to Tokyo and Busan

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Welcoming the bustling summer, new-age carrier Vietjet introduces two new international routes: Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) – Tokyo (Narita – Japan) and Nha Trang (Vietnam) – Busan (South Korea) with tickets purchasable now. These two new routes aim to connect the popular tourism cities,… Read the full press release

Oman Air hosted an engaging forum on Emergency Response Planning

MUSCAT, Oman, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, recently hosted an engaging forum on Emergency Response Planning which took place at Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) auditorium. The forum was conducted by a team of Malaysian Airlines officials who had flown in from Kuala Lumpur,… Read the full press release

Emirates launches second daily flight from Dubai to London Stansted starting 1st July, 2019

Airline will operate 11 daily flights to three points in London New flight timings enable even more convenient connection options Both Stansted flights will be operated by Emirates’ latest Boeing 777 DUBAI, U.A.E., 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates today (12th March 2019) announced the launch of a second daily flight from Dubai (DXB) to… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines announces nonstop flights three times daily between Hollywood Burbank Airport and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Lights, camera, less money, more go!  Spirit Airlines is getting ready for its close-up as the airline announces it will soon serve Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR).  Beginning June 20, 2019, Spirit (NYSE: SAVE) will begin nonstop flights three times daily between Burbank and McCarran International Airport (LAS)… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrated a landmark flight operated by a crew made up entirely of 15 women

Qatar Airways flight QR194 from Brussels to Doha on Sunday 10 March was operated entirely by 15 women, from flight deck through to cabin crew European Commissioner for Transport describes the flight as a “great example of encouraging women to join the sector” DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways celebrated a… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Services Limited becomes one of the first organisations to be awarded IATA CEIV Fresh certification

Cathay Pacific Services Limited recognised for perishables handling; world’s first to receive IATA CEIV Fresh certification Hong Kong, China, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific congratulates Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL), its wholly-owned subsidiary, on becoming one of the first organisations to be awarded IATA CEIV Fresh certification, a globally-recognised perishable product handling accreditation…. Read the full press release

Brussels Airport announces the opening of two brand-new fire stations at the eastern and western sections of the airport grounds

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The 145-strong fire department at Brussels Airport now operates from two brand-new fire stations, which are located in the eastern and western sections of the airport grounds. The low-energy fire stations are specifically designed for responding to emergency situations and provide plenty of space for housing the fire… Read the full press release

Mission possible for Milan Malpensa

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SEA Milan attends Asian route development conference in Cebu, Philippines to attract more routes to and from the region.  CEBU, Philippines, 2019-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — “Asia and Australia are key growth regions for Milan,” confides Andrea Tucci, VP Aviation Business Development at SEA, Linate and Malpensa airports operator. “In 2018, we registered 1.2 million direct… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines partners with Accenture to pilot AI-enhanced service at Narita and Haneda Airport

Introduces Voice Recognition Service to Speed Up and Improve Check-in Experiences at Narita and Haneda Airport Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) is working with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) on a new service that applies artificial intelligence (AI) to answer passenger requests at the airline’s check-in counters. The service assesses what check-in… Read the full press release

IATA called for the modernization of air cargo processes

Singapore, 2019-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and the air cargo industry to focus on three priorities to accommodate the expanding demand for air cargo and ensure the economic and social benefits of aviation can be maximized. The three priorities are; Accelerating the speed of process modernization,… Read the full press release