George Best Belfast City Airport named one of the two top UK airports for punctuality

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has been named one of the two top airports in the UK for punctuality. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) figures in relation to flights to and from UK airports for British and Irish airlines have revealed that flights leaving Belfast City Airport are,… Read the full press release

CDA and CFD announce investment to provide new and improved training for firefighters training at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) today (08/15/2017) announced an investment to provide new and improved training for firefighters training at O’Hare International Airport. New construction of a state-of-the-art large frame aircraft simulator will not only deliver technology enhancements to the fire… Read the full press release

RCI reaches agreement with vacation group Beneficium to acquire DAE Global Pty Ltd.

The addition bolsters RCI’s product portfolio within the global exchange market PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2017-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — RCI, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), has reached an agreement with vacation group Beneficium to acquire DAE Global Pty Ltd. (DAE), operator of Dial An Exchange, a leading timeshare exchange company… Read the full press release

London City Airport’s quality of assistance for disabled passengers rated “good” in CAA’s Airport Accessibility Report 2016/17

LONDON, 2017-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has improved its rating of London City Airport’s quality of assistance for disabled passengers, recognising its provision of help as “good” in the Airport Accessibility Report 2016/17, published today (Friday 11 August). It follows several measures introduced by London City in the… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free opens its third Gold store at Hamad International Airport

Qatar Duty Free opens its third Gold store at Hamad International Airport   Third gold shop brings another class of duty free to five-star Hamad International Airport  Passenger choice expands with even more gold and diamond jewellery on offer DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF) has today (13 August… Read the full press release

New CAA report reveals quality of service for disabled travellers at major UK airports

Numbers of UK passengers with a disability travelling by air grows by more than two thirds since 2010 – far exceeding overall passenger growth over the same period New CAA report shows majority of UK airports offer ‘very good’ or ‘good’ service for disabled travellers but East Midlands, Exeter, Heathrow and Manchester, are rated ‘poor’… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports awarded the UAE’s first Aerodrome Flight Information Services certification from GCAA

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports has been awarded the UAE’s first Aerodrome Flight Information Services (AFIS) certification from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), for Sir Bani Yas Airport. AFIS is provided at airfields where flight information is required, but where the aircraft traffic does not… Read the full press release

Residence Inn by Marriott to launch “Dog Days of Summer” pet adoption series with Andy Cohen and North Shore Animal League America

Residence Inn by Marriott to launch “Dog Days of Summer” pet adoption series with Andy Cohen and North Shore Animal League America   Bethesda, MD, 2017-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Residence Inn by Marriott is teaming up with TV host, personality and author Andy Cohen and his rescue dog, Wacha, as well as North Shore Animal… Read the full press release

W Hotels Worldwide unveils W Bellevue, the first new-build W Hotel in North America in seven years

New Hotel Ushers in a New Generation of Design for W, with a Playfully Modern Interpretation of Pacific Northwest History Converged with Bellevue’s Current Status as a Global Tech Capital NEW YORK, 2017-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — W Hotels Worldwide today (08/10/2017)announced the opening of W Bellevue, marking a new era of design for W… Read the full press release

Arik Air joins the IAT Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) registry

Ikeja, Nigeria, 2017-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Arik Air has become the latest African airline to be listed on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) registry. IGOM Registry displays companies who were able to demonstrate full compliance with the IGOM procedures. The IGOM certificate was presented to Arik Air on Wednesday, August 2, 2017… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to expand its significantly Gdansk operations

6 BASED AIRCRAFT, TWO NEW ROUTES, 22 ADDITIONAL WEEKLY FLIGHTS, 26% ANNUAL GROWTH   BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today (10. AUGUST, 2017) announced that it will significantly expand its Gdansk operations from this December. Basing a 6 aircraft at Lech… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to add second Airbus A320 aircraft and six new routes at its Iasi base

2 BASED AIRCRAFT AT IASI, SIX NEW ROUTES, MORE LOCAL JOBS BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania’s leading carrier, today (11. AUGUST, 2017) announced that it will further expand its Iasi operations, adding a second Airbus A320 aircraft at its Iasi base in April… Read the full press release

Stagecoach continues to roll-out contactless bus travel across the UK

Contactless payments available at seven Stagecoach regional companies, covering more than 3,000 buses Company aims to deliver contactless bus travel across UK by early 2019 PERTH, Scotland, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Millions of Stagecoach passengers now have access to contactless bus travel as Britain’s biggest bus operator continues to roll-out the technology across… Read the full press release

Paisley’s national festival The Spree to benefit from EventScotland’s National Funding Programme

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Spree – Paisley’s national festival, which this year is from 13 to 22 October – is amongst 14 forthcoming events taking place across the country which are benefitting from a share of £145,500 in the latest awards round of EventScotland’s National Funding Programme. The event, which is… Read the full press release

Real Journeys’ Birds of a Feather Conservation Ball raised over $100,000 to help bring back the birds to the Wakatipu

Real Journeys’ Birds of a Feather Conservation Ball raised over $100,000 to help bring back the birds to the Wakatipu   Southland, New Zealand, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Real Journeys lavish sold-out Birds of a Feather Conservation Ball has raised over $100,000 to help bring back the birds to the Wakatipu. Held on… Read the full press release

Oman Air with third daily flight on its popular Muscat to Mumbai route

MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Launched on 1 August this year, the two hour 50 minutes flight departs Muscat at 22.40 hrs and arrives in Mumbai at 03.00 hrs. The return flight leaves Mumbai at 04.05 hrs and reaches Muscat at 05.15 hrs. Oman Air already has two daily return flights between… Read the full press release

Norwegian launches second daily service to New York City

Airline offers double-daily flights to New York from £149 with launch of new early morning service Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, 10th August, Norwegian has launched a new second daily service to New York City with fares from £149, meaning that passengers can now experience the city that never sleeps in just… Read the full press release

First revenue flight for Bombardier C Series Aircraft to London City Airport

First revenue flight for Bombardier C Series Aircraft to London City Airport   Montréal, Canada, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft celebrated another important milestone for the C Series aircraft program with the first revenue flight into London City Airport, a Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) CS100 jetliner from Zurich. “We are proud… Read the full press release

City of Chicago: Month-long Public Art Festival throughout October

Chicago, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will celebrate the Year of Public Art with a month-long Public Art Festival throughout October, culminating with a Public Art Symposium on October 26 and 27 at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.). The symposium… Read the full press release

Flybe’s 2018 Summer routes from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Flybe’s 2018 Summer routes from Liverpool John Lennon Airport   Liverpool, UK, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Understanding that many of its customers like to plan early to take advantage of the best possible prices, Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (7th August 2017) announced its 2018 Summer schedule from Liverpool John Lennon Airport…. Read the full press release

Jet Airways starts six-day celebratory fare sale to mark India’s 70th Independence Day

Guests booking from India to enjoy flat discounts of 30% and 20% on international & domestic fares Mumbai, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier full service international airline, today (August 10, 2017) announced a special six-day celebratory fare sale to mark India’s 70th Independence Day. The sale, starting August 11, 2017,… Read the full press release

Jet Airways names Vinay Dube as Chief Executive Officer

Mumbai, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways announces the appointment of Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer after receipt of all requisite Government and regulatory approvals. Mr. Dube’s appointment was approved by the Jet Airways Board of Directors at their last meeting held on May 30, 2017. An accomplished industry leader and… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines launches new in-flight safety video

Singapore, 2017-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ —  Singapore Airlines (SIA) has unveiled its new in-flight safety video, which takes viewers on a panoramic journey across various locations in Singapore, beyond the traditional space of an aircraft cabin. In this feature, viewers follow the Singapore Girl as she travels to familiar landmarks such as Boat Quay, The… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces 4 new routes from Eilat Ovda, Israel to Riga, Katowice, Prague and Bucharest

Four New Low-Fare Routes from Eilat Ovda to Central-Eastern Europe BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, continues its massive expansion in Israel, announcing 4 new low-fare routes from Eilat Ovda to Riga (Latvia) Katowice (Poland), Prague (Czech Republic) and Bucharest (Romania). Starting winter season 2017, the new low-fare services will bring truly affordable travel… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches brand new dedicated 24/7 Twitter channel

New dedicated 24/7 Twitter channel to enhance passengers’ customer service experience Hailed as ‘the world’s favourite airline’ on Facebook DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Getting in touch with Qatar Airways’ Customer Service team has been made even easier today thanks to the launch of a brand new dedicated 24/7 Twitter channel. Although… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates non-stop flight from Doha to Sohar; its third destination in the Sultanate of Oman

Qatar Airways now offers 59 weekly flights to the Sultanate of Oman Launch is part of expedited expansion plans, with new direct flights to Prague and Kyiv later this month DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The first Qatar Airways non-stop flight from Doha to Sohar touched down today (08 August 2017) at… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches new four times-weekly service to Sarajevo begining 31 October

Qatar Airways launches new four times-weekly service to Sarajevo begining 31 October   Qatar Airways’ robust growth strategy continues, with service to Sarajevo commencing on 31 October Award-winning airline continues its Eastern European expansion, with service to Prague and Kyiv launching this month DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The historic city of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosted the LATAM Airlines Group Board of Directors for its first-ever meeting in Doha

Qatar Airways hosted the LATAM Airlines Group Board of Directors for its first-ever meeting in Doha   Latin America’s biggest airline shows support for Qatar as it receives a warm welcome from the Middle East’s five-star carrier Qatar Airways to expand presence in Latin America by launching flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Santiago,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines elects Shane Tackett as SVP of revenue management and e-commerce and Andrea “Andy” Schneider VP of people

SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ board of directors have elected Shane Tackett senior vice president of revenue management and e-commerce, and Andrea “Andy” Schneider vice president of people. Tackett will continue to oversee pricing, yield management, revenue analysis and e-commerce. He began his career with Alaska Airlines in 2000 as an analyst and… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches service to Mexico City from two major California hubs

Alaska further solidifies position as the West Coast go-to airline, kicks off massive expansion SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (Aug. 8, 2017) launched service to Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport from two major California hubs: San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. Later this fall, Alaska Airlines will also add service from San Diego International Airport… Read the full press release