Lufthansa announces first traditional Bavarian costume flight to celebrate Oktoberfest

Fresh draft beer available on board again after 50 years to celebrate Oktoberfest  Lufthansa traditional costume flights taking off from Munich to New York, Singapore and Shanghai  “Leberkäse”, pretzels, white sausage available in Lufthansa Lounges during Oktoberfest COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa crews are soon taking off in traditional Bavarian costume… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first in the world to feature the premium celebrity, style and lifestyle content of GQ and Vogue on-board its entertainment platform

The award-winning airline is delighted to become the first in the world to offer celebrity, style and lifestyle content from both titles through its Oryx One entertainment platform Oryx One offers up to 4,000 channels of in-flight entertainment options, in more than 30 languages DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways passengers… Read the full press release

Jet Airways to introduce India’s first non-stop service between Mumbai and Manchester

Non-stop service begins from 05th November, 2018 Jet Airways and Marketing Manchester jointly promote awareness of the new service Delhi, India, 2018-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline is all set to introduce the country’s first non-stop service between Mumbai and Manchester effective 05th November, 2018. The airline’s latest service connecting India via… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport August 2018: 2.6 million passengers; up 3.4% on the same month last year

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport has decidedly broken all records this summer with more than 5.2 million passengers in July and August 2018 versus 5 million in the summer of 2017. After the month of July with the largest number of passengers ever recorded, Brussels Airport welcomed almost 2.6 million passengers… Read the full press release

Air France to start 5 weekly flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Dallas-Fort Worth for the 2019 summer season

Up to 5 weekly flights starting March 31th for the entire 2019 summer season; Operated by Airbus A330 equipped with the latest travel cabins and a capacity of 224 seats; Air France’s 13th destination in the US. PARIS, France, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting March 31th, 2019, Air France will fly from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to… Read the full press release

Air France to launch its Paris-CDG – Quito (Ecuador) route on May 14th next year

PARIS, France, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting May 14th next year, the Air France network is expanding thanks to Joon, with the launch of its Paris-CDG – Quito (Ecuador) route. Customers will be able to travel between the two capitals by Airbus A340 in the comfort of the new long-haul travel cabins, with 30… Read the full press release

South African Airways (SAA) announces new partnership with NetFlorist for its frequent flyer loyalty programme

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading carrier in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, South African Airways (SAA), is excited to announce a brand new partnership for SAA Voyager, Africa’s most popular frequent flyer loyalty programme with NetFlorist, South Africa’s largest floral gifting service. Voyager members will now be able to use their SAA… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines adds the city of Cali as its fifth Colombian service station beginning December 20, 2018

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — For ten years Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) has proudly served the country of Colombia, now it is adding the beautiful city of Cali as its fifth Colombian service station! Beginning December 20, 2018*, Spirit will connect Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with daily nonstop service. The connection will also provide a… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport August 2018: number of passengers up by 5.5% compared to last year

In August, 3’099’820 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 5.5% compared to last year. ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Local passengers increased by 4.9% to 2’171’082 in August 2018. The transfer rate is at 29.8% in the month under review (+0.3 percentage points vs. previous year) and transfer passengers… Read the full press release

Ryanair to launch 3 new routes to Malaga, Malta and Naples from Exeter as part of its Summer 2019 schedule

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (11 Sept) announced its first ever flights from Exeter, its newest airport, with 3 new routes to Malaga, Malta and Naples commencing in April, as part of its Summer 2019 schedule. Ryanair’s Summer 2019 Exeter schedule will deliver: – 3 new routes: Malaga,… Read the full press release

Ryanair to start a twice-weekly service from Cardiff to Malta as part of its Summer 2019 schedule

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ —Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (11 Sep) announced a new route from Cardiff to Malta, with a twice-weekly service commencing in April 2019, which will be a part of Ryanair’s Summer 2019 schedule. British consumers and visitors can now enjoy even lower fares and the latest “Always Getting… Read the full press release

Flybe to roll out new livery across all its Bombardier Q400 and Embraer 175 aircraft over the next six years

Airline welcomes first ‘new look’aircraft into fleet Arrival marks start of invigorated brand awareness New livery “a credit to talented in-house design team” Full fleet re-painting scheduled for completion by 2025 Co-ordinated in line with existing fleet re-painting programme adding no extra cost to business Exeter, England, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest… Read the full press release

London Gatwick August 2018: cargo traffic soared +22.3%; long-haul network grew by +18%

Gatwick announces +18% growth in long-haul routes in August Cargo tonnage was up +22.3% with new Shanghai route due to add 3,700 tonnes of capacity 4.9m passengers travelled through Gatwick – its busiest August ever  Bristol, UK, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick’s cargo traffic soared in August, +22.3% year-on-year, as long-haul routes continued… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport: August 2018, the busiest month in the Airport’s history

Nearly one million passengers passed through Bristol Airport’s terminal last month, making this August the busiest month in the Airport’s history. Bristol, UK, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The record total of 951,973* passengers took traffic during the summer to over 1.8 million – a 6.7 per cent increase on 2017. This growth continues… Read the full press release

Emirates to operate its A380 between Dubai and St. Petersburg during the autumn school holidays

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to increased demand for travel during the autumn school holidays, Emirates today (10 September 2018) announced it will operate its A380 between Dubai and St. Petersburg, temporarily replacing the Boeing 777 aircraft currently operating on the route. During the period of 25 to 29 October… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches direct flights to Mombasa, Kenya

Coastal Kenya becomes the latest must-see destination for tourists flying with the award-winning carrier Kenya’s second city offers visitors access to glorious beaches and a rich cultural heritage DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will launch direct flights to Kenya’s second city, Mombasa, opening up… Read the full press release

American Airlines expands its Grand Rapids route map with flights to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International (PHX) this winter

Grand Rapids, Mich., 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — American Airlines is expanding its Grand Rapids (GRR) route map, with flights to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International (PHX) beginning this winter. The announcement of Phoenix-Sky Harbor marks the seventh nonstop flight served by American at the Ford Airport, and the seasonal flights to Phoenix on an Airbus A319… Read the full press release

flydubai introduces updated safety video featuring characters from the popular FREEJ cartoon series

New safety demo features characters from the popular FREEJ cartoon series Dubai, UAE, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai has launched its updated safety video featuring characters from the popular FREEJ cartoon series. The new safety demo is shown to passengers onboard the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft before each… Read the full press release

flydubai announces double daily flights between Kiev and Dubai

Ukraine remains an important market for the airline Dubai, UAE, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai today (September 6, 2018) has announced that it will move its existing operations to Boryspil International Airport (KBP) Kiev with effect from 28 October 2018.  From 02 October, double daily flights will be available between Kiev and… Read the full press release

Ryanair restores six Dublin based aircraft for the winter 2018 schedule

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Ryanair Holdings today (Fri, 7 Sept) announced that it has decided to restore six Dublin based aircraft which were due to transfer to Poland in November for the winter 2018 schedule.    The related protective notices issued to 300 Dublin pilots and cabin crew in July… Read the full press release

easyJet adds services from Singapore Airlines and Scoot to its ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ connections service

easyJet customers will be able to connect to long-haul flights with Singapore Airlines via Milan Malpensa and with Scoot via Berlin Tegel 10 airline partners will now be offering flights to 100 destinations through ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ Over 53 million easyJet customers will be able to connect to other airlines’ or easyJet flights LUTON, England,… Read the full press release

Virgin Atlantic introduces augmented reality to familiarize cabin crew with new aircraft as part of an innovation collaboration with SITA

New app part of joint exploration with SITA into the future benefits of AR for air transport London, UK, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Atlantic is introducing innovative training technology – as part of an innovation collaboration with SITA, the leading global IT provider – that allows the airline’s cabin crew to use… Read the full press release

British Airways announces codeshare agreement with Vistara

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways and Indian domestic carrier, Vistara, have today (September 06, 2018) announced a new partnership that will open up more routes between London and India than ever before. As part of the new agreement customers can book seats on Vistara flights to destinations across India from Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi. Seats… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches Four-times weekly direct flights to Da Nang, Vietnam starting 19 December 2018

Four-times weekly flights to Da Nang will be operated by a B787 Dreamliner aircraft The beautiful city of Da Nang is the third Vietnamese destination on Qatar Airways’ rapidly-expanding global network DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the launch of direct flights to Da Nang, Vietnam, starting… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways the Main Partner of the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair

Award-winning airline celebrates art as a universal language with the power to bring people together Qatar Airways operates triple-daily flights to Moscow and daily flights to St. Petersburg DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to be the Main Partner of the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, taking place this week… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines unveils new Russell Wilson plane

Guests wearing a No. 3 Wilson jersey will be granted early boarding Seattle, Washington, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of the regular season opener and Seattle’s quarterback, Alaska Airlines is unveiling a new Russell Wilson plane. Guests flying to Denver this Friday, Sept. 7, are invited to sport their blue at a tailgate-inspired celebration at Sea-Tac’s C gates. Throughout… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to start new daily non-stop service from Seattle to Pittsburgh

Alaska offers 300 peak day flights to 90 destinations from Sea-Tac Airport Seattle, Washington, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (Sept. 6, 2018) that it will begin nonstop, daily service between Seattle and Pittsburgh. This new service is currently the only nonstop flight offered from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). The new route effectively… Read the full press release

Norwegian offers holidaymakers from across the UK and Ireland the chance to book flights to the USA for less

15 transatlantic routes included in the autumn sale from £140/€99 one-way Airline has also included the Premium cabin for the first time with fares from £415 one-way LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has today (Sep 04, 2018) launched its autumn sale offering holidaymakers from across the UK and Ireland the chance to… Read the full press release

Ryanair’s Poland S19 schedule: 17 additional routes (210 routes in total); 2 new aircraft at Modlin and Krakow

17 New Routes (Over 200), 12.5m Customers P.A. (Up 4%) 2 New Aircraft At Modlin & Krakow ($200m Investment) DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Poland’s No.1 airline, today (5 Sep) launched its biggest ever S 2019 schedule, during which it will base 2 new aircraft at Modlin and Krakow, and add 17… Read the full press release

Emirates and Jetstar Pacific announced new codeshare agreement

Complements daily flights from Dubai to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi with reach to 14 additional domestic destinations; extends connectivity from Vietnam to key cities in Singapore, Thailand, Japan, China, Hong Kong and Australia Dubai, U.A.E and Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates and Jetstar Pacific (IATA code:… Read the full press release