SAS launches “New Nordic by SAS” food concept

SAS launches “New Nordic by SAS” food concept   Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS is now launching “New Nordic by SAS” – a food concept whose inspiration comes from our passengers and the Nordic food philosophy where local, seasonal ingredients are key. With the focus on function, quality, taste and design, every… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches emerging artist competition onboard at 35,000 feet

Dallas, Texas, 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (May 22, 2017) launched Destination: Red Rocks, the first of its new “Destination” music series. The program demonstrates the carrier’s continued commitment to supporting and celebrating the emerging artist community, while placing a focus on Customer Experience and delivering outstanding Hospitality. Destination: Red… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines celebrated its growing Fit Fleet with a huge surprise for customers

More than 600 customers receive $100 future flight credits and airport concerts in Orlando, Atlantic City and Fort Lauderdale MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines celebrated its growing Fit Fleet with a huge surprise for customers travelling on three different flights today (May 23, 2017). Spirit’s new Airbus A321 took flight… Read the full press release

Horizon Air pilots approve amendment to their existing eight-year contract

PORTLAND, Ore., 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Horizon Air pilots, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) have approved an amendment to their existing eight-year contract. Horizon is a regional airline that flies as Alaska Airlines. The amended contract contains a significant increase to pilot compensation, offered to both new and existing pilots,… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines launches daily nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Cancun International Airport

Spirit Airlines launches daily nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Cancun International Airport   CHICAGO, 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines has announced it will start daily nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Cancun International Airport (CUN) on November 9, 2017. “The addition of international flight options is always great… Read the full press release

Flybe starts operating nine new routes to regional France from George Best Belfast City Airport

Flybe starts operating nine new routes to regional France from George Best Belfast City Airport   BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ —Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, starts operating nine new routes to regional France from George Best Belfast City Airport this weekend (27th May 2017) using its new weekend leisure hub via… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport extends support for Cregagh Primary School breakfast club

George Best Belfast City Airport extends support for Cregagh Primary School breakfast club   BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Pupils at an east Belfast primary school are celebrating their favourite meal of the day at their Breakfast Club, thanks to a three-year commitment from George Best Belfast City Airport. The financial support,… Read the full press release

Third apprentice lands employment through George Best Belfast City Airport’s ‘High Flyers Apprenticeship’ scheme

Third apprentice lands employment through George Best Belfast City Airport’s ‘High Flyers Apprenticeship’ scheme   BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — A third Belfast young person has found success through George Best Belfast City Airport’s ‘High Flyers Apprenticeship’ scheme. Through Swann Training Services, Michael Cullinan joined the programme as an onsite firefighter… Read the full press release

Douglas Martell succeeds Peter Henley as CEO ONYX Hospitality Group

Douglas Martell succeeds Peter Henley as CEO ONYX Hospitality Group   Bangkok, Thailand, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — ONYX Hospitality Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Martell as Chief Executive Officer. Previously the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ONYX, Mr Martell succeeds Peter Henley who will retire after… Read the full press release

Logística & Transportes Hoje awarded TAP Cargo its “Best Air Cargo Transporter 2016” award

Lisbon, Portugal, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The magazine Logística & Transportes Hoje yesterday awarded TAP Cargo its “Best Air Cargo Transporter 2016” award. The awards ceremony took place in the Lux Lisboa Park Hotel, where Américo Costa, director of TAP Cargo, was presented with the prize that recognises this TAP business unit as… Read the full press release

New runway sweeper from Norway at Queenstown Airport

New runway sweeper from Norway at Queenstown Airport   Queenstown, New Zealand, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — None of our team are shy of getting on a shovel on snow days and we have plenty of weapons in our arsenal to proactively and reactively keep the runway clear and the terminal operational. New this… Read the full press release

Everest mountaineer John Burke returns to hero’s welcome at Shannon Airport

Everest mountaineer John Burke returns to hero’s welcome at Shannon Airport   Ireland, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — John Burke returned to a rousing Shannon Airport and Co. Clare welcome today (22 May 2017) and dedicated it to his wife Aoibhín and the cause the couple have championed – encouraging young people through personal… Read the full press release

Pan-European survey: holidays revealed as the top choice for discretionary spending

Pan-European YouGov survey on behalf of TUI reveals buying choices for discretionary spending – with holidays topping the list More than one third spends at least 1,000 euros on annual holiday Luton, UK, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — In a pan-European survey of consumer buying habits in some of Europe’s larger economies – Belgium,… Read the full press release

PATA recognized the contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region

PATA recognized the contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region   BANGKOK, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has presented a series of awards in recognition of contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. The following… Read the full press release

PATA Annual Summit 2017: Disruption. Innovation. Transformation: The Future of Tourism

PATA Annual Summit 2017: Disruption. Innovation. Transformation: The Future of Tourism   BANGKOK, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Annual Summit 2017 (PAS 2017), under the theme ‘Disruption. Innovation. Transformation: The Future of Tourism’, opened in Negombo, Sri Lanka on May 18 with 406 delegates from 191 organisations representing 39 countries attending the… Read the full press release

The PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo, Sri Lanka: the next generation’s role in the future of travel and tourism

The PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo, Sri Lanka: the next generation’s role in the future of travel and tourism   BANGKOK, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Youth Symposium held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, welcomed 130 students, alumni and lecturers from various institutions from Sri Lanka, Australia and Macao SAR to discuss the… Read the full press release

UNWTO launches capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection for West and Central Africa

UNWTO launches capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection for West and Central Africa   MADRID, Spain, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today 22 May 2017. On… Read the full press release

IATA launches the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations

Bangkok, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of RampVR, the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations, at the IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) in Bangkok. “Improving ramp safety and reducing damage to aircraft and ground equipment through better education and training is… Read the full press release

EBACE 2017: Waves Technologies Ltd orders Cessna Grand Caravan EX utility turboprop

EBACE 2017: Waves Technologies Ltd orders Cessna Grand Caravan EX utility turboprop   GENEVA, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today (May 22, 2017) announced during the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) it has secured an order from Waves Technologies Ltd for a Cessna Grand Caravan… Read the full press release

EBACE 2017: Czech Republic-based airline Travel Service will add the super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude to its fleet

EBACE 2017: Czech Republic-based airline Travel Service will add the super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude to its fleet   GENEVA, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today (MAY 22, 2017) announced during the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) its first order from a European customer for… Read the full press release

The new super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude for the first time in Europe at the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE)

The new super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude for the first time in Europe at the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE)   GENEVA, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is displaying its new super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude for the first time in Europe at this week’s 2017… Read the full press release

VisitDenmark: KIDS GO FREE on flights between Heathrow and Billund with British Airways, 1 June to 31 October 2017

VisitDenmark: KIDS GO FREE on flights between Heathrow and Billund with British Airways, 1 June to 31 October 2017   Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — With spring very much in the air and summer on the way, parents everywhere will be gearing themselves up to face that perennial challenge – how to keep… Read the full press release

Metrolink will offer more service than in previous years on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29

Metrolink will provide service regularly available on Sundays LOS ANGELES, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, Metrolink will offer more service than in previous years so Southern Californians can leave their cars at home and take a relaxing train ride. Metrolink will offer train schedules regularly available on Sundays. The… Read the full press release

Wizz Air starts operating from Frankfurt Airport

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today (22. MAY, 2017) started operating from Frankfurt Airport. The maiden flight took off to Sofia with 180 passengers on board. The newest WIZZ route will operate daily, as well as the recently announced Budapest service,… Read the full press release

Frequent flyer partnership: Members of Alaska Mileage Plan can begin earning miles on Finnair starting today

Frequent flyer partnership: Members of Alaska Mileage Plan can begin earning miles on Finnair starting today   Frequent flyers earn miles/points as Finnair starts San Francisco-Helsinki service June 1 SEATTLE, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Finnair are teaming up to give members of their frequent flyer programs the opportunity to earn… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific to make around 600 people redundant in its head office

Hong Kong, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific today (22 May 2017) announced that it will be making around 600 people redundant in its head office. This is part of a transformation programme to make Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon more effective by improving the speed and quality of decision-making and putting a… Read the full press release

TravelClick launches new Digital Media Campaign Portal for Hoteliers

Unique Portal Allows Hoteliers to Access Key Metrics and Assess Performance at Any Moment NEW YORK, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — To offer deep insight into a hotel’s digital media campaign performance, TravelClick, a global provider of innovative, cloud-based and data-driven solutions for hotels to maximize revenue, today announced the launch of the Company’s new… Read the full press release

Cirrus Aircraft received Vision Jet Type Certificate approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Cirrus Aircraft received Vision Jet Type Certificate approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)   Duluth, Minn. & Knoxville, Tenn., 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ —Two major milestones in the global launch of the world’s first single-engine Personal Jet were reached today (22 May 2017) when Cirrus Aircraft announced it had received Vision Jet Type… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport invests on two new fire stations on the airport tarmac

Brussels Airport invests on two new fire stations on the airport tarmac   Belgium, 2017-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport today (May 19, 2017) laid the symbolic first stone of two new fire stations on the airport tarmac, west and east of the airport terrain. The two new buildings will accommodate not only the… Read the full press release

Cruise Lines International Association launches Meetings & Events at Sea Certificate Program

Washington DC, 2017-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Bringing specialized certificate programs online, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that travel agents can now expand their business with the new Meetings & Events at Sea Certificate Program. The program, designed in partnership with Meetings Professional International (MPI), will allow travel professionals the chance to… Read the full press release