Mineta San José International Airport welcomes Frontier Airlines’ announcement of additional service for Silicon Valley travelers

New Flights to Atlanta, Cincinnati and Colorado Springs Extend SJC’s Number of Nonstop Destinations to 50; Additional Frontier Service Announced Even Before the Airline’s SJC Launch on October 5 San José, Calif., 2017-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — San José Mayor Sam Liccardo and Mineta San José International Airport’s (SJC) Interim Assistant Director of Aviation Judy Ross joined… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America connect the Bay Area to the Big Easy with new nonstop service

Carrier continues largest network expansion in company history SEATTLE, 2017-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Virgin America today launch nonstop service between San Francisco International Airport and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, connecting the Bay Area to the “Big Easy.” The new route is part of the largest network expansion in Alaska Airlines’ 85-year… Read the full press release

Heathrow urged the Government to scrap domestic Air Passenger Duty (‘APD’) on all UK flights

Chancellor urged to support British industry in Autumn Budget by scrapping uncompetitive aviation tax on internal flights Proposal builds on Heathrow’s efforts to improve domestic access to UK’s hub – saving passengers at least £24 million annually on flights to Heathrow alone, boosting domestic journeys by 8% and driving economic growth during key early years… Read the full press release

Sunwing announces latest Sunwing Café selection of dishes inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Sunwing is pleased to announce it will be continuing its partnership with Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford, as part of its award-winning inflight service. In addition, the #1 to the sun will be offering new and tasty menu options inspired by the Chef herself to… Read the full press release

Ryanair to cancel 40-50 flights daily until end of October to improve its system-wide punctuality

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, today (15th Sept) announced that it would cancel 40-50 flights daily for the next six weeks (to the end of October) to improve its system-wide punctuality which has fallen below 80% in the first two weeks of September through a combination of ATC capacity delays and strikes, weather… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines adds flights from St. Petersburg to Turin and Verona in Italy in its winter schedule

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, announces the opening of new flights from St. Petersburg to Turin and Verona in Italy in its winter schedule. Tickets are available now. Direct flights from Pulkovo Airport to Turin will be carried out on Sundays starting 24 December 2017. Flights will depart from St. Petersburg at 06:40 and arrive in Turin at 08:10… Read the full press release

Star Alliance Connection Service launches at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

PROACTIVE HELP FOR CUSTOMERS WITH TIGHT CONNECTIONS CHICAGO, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance has launched a new Connection Service to assist customers arriving at Chicago O’Hare International Airport to reach their onward flight with another Star Alliance member carrier. The enhancement for customers in United’s home hub will carry new branding that… Read the full press release

Vistara launches ‘Vistara Hackathon’ — India’s largest aviation Hackathon

Vistara announces 30-hour long, India’s largest aviation Hackathon Registrations for Vistara Hackathon open until Sept 25, 2017 All-India Vistara Hackathon to be held from Oct 7, 2017 to Oct 8, 2017 in Delhi/NCR and Bengaluru New Delhi, India, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier, has launched ‘Vistara Hackathon’, the country’s… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to add four additional weekly flights to Sohar, Oman

Four additional non-stop flights starting from 1 October to take service to daily  Sohar is the award-winning airline’s third and most recent destination in the Sultanate of Oman DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will add four additional weekly flights to Sohar, its newest destination in the Sultanate… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to provide direct daily flights from Doha to the Welsh capital

New route to provide direct daily service from Doha to the Welsh capital Qatar Airways to be first Gulf carrier to service Cardiff Airline continues its ambitious expansion plans, with 26 new routes being launched through 2018 DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will launch direct… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo to commence freighter service to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this October 2017

Cargo carrier expands its footprint in the Americas by launching its thirteenth American freighter destination on 11 October DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo announces Pittsburgh as its latest freighter destination in the United States, effective 11 October 2017, making it the first international airline to commence freighter service to Pittsburgh,… Read the full press release

British Airways announces seat sale from 22 Gatwick destinations, September 14-September 19

LONDON, UK, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — As the back to work blues begin to set in, British Airways is turning up the heat at Gatwick with a quarter of a million seats available for less than £30. From 11am on September 14 until midnight on September 19, the airline is offering 250,000 seats*, the equivalent… Read the full press release

British Airways resumes all flights to the Caribbean and Florida

LONDON, UK, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — A British Airways Boeing 777 took off for Turks and Caicos today for the first time since the island was struck by Hurricane Irma. The airline has now resumed all its flights to the Caribbean and Florida after they were disrupted by the worst hurricane to hit the… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines appoints Jeff Butler new vice president of inflight and call center services

SEATTLE, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Jeff Butler, a 34-year veteran of Alaska Airlines, has been named Alaska’s new vice president of inflight and call center services, succeeding Andy Schneider, who was named vice president of people last month. Butler, who previously led inflight and later airports and customer service at Alaska, has been in an interim role as… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines celebrates partnership with San Francisco Giants with new Giants-themed plane

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today that the company has signed an agreement to become the official airline of the San Francisco Giants for the next seven years, extending the partnership that Virgin America established with the organization in 2008. To celebrate this partnership and Alaska’s commitment to the Bay Area, the… Read the full press release

Norwegian to hire pilots for its new Dublin base

Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian will open a new pilot base at Dublin Airport later this year to support the airline’s growing international operations, including the new transatlantic routes from Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Belfast. Recruitment is now underway for new pilot positions for the Dublin base. Earlier this summer, Norwegian launched… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways expands operations in Turkey with new direct flights to Adana this November 2017

Award-winning airline continues expansion with launch of service to Turkey’s fast-growing agricultural and industrial centre  New three-times-a-week service set to start on 6 November DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has responded to increased customer demand for service to Turkey by launching direct flights to the southern city of Adana, the… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces strategic partnership with TripAdvisor to better capture inbound tourism across Japan

Multi-media portal with ‘Untold Stories of Japan’ to encourage wider global travel discovery and repeat visits to Japan TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL), Japan’s premier airline carrier, and TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site from reviews to bookings, today announced a strategic partnership supporting the country’s efforts to better capture… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomes Delta Air Lines’ new nonstop service to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris

New route to provide quicker, easier connectivity for Hoosiers, businesses INDIANAPOLIS, 2017-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Governor Eric J. Holcomb joined executives from Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today to announce new nonstop air service from Indianapolis International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. A key part of Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s Next… Read the full press release

SAS and Danish Pilot Association reached new agreement

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS and DPF have now reached a new agreement. This sets out a continued common ambition to create a long-term profitable SAS. The agreement is in line with the rest of the Danish labor market, and in addition, the parties have agreed to jointly work on cost-effectiveness, focusing… Read the full press release

Ryanair adds 31 extra flights for fans travelling to the 2018 Six Nations Championship

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (8 Sep) announced it has added 31 extra flights for England, Scotland and Wales fans travelling to the 2018 Six Nations Championship. The Six Nations kicks off on Saturday, 3rd February, and Ryanair has added 8 extras between Rome and London Stansted… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces new reduced checked bag fees

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (6 Sep), as part of its “Always Getting Better” programme announced new reduced checked bag fees (and increased check-in bag sizes) to encourage more customers to check in bags and reduce the number of customers with 2 bags at the boarding gates…. Read the full press release

Ryanair inaugurates new daily flight from Glasgow service to Frankfurt

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (5 Sep) celebrated the first flight on its new daily Glasgow service to Frankfurt, the first of its winter 2017 routes. Ryanair’s Glasgow winter schedule includes 18 routes in total, with 3 new routes to Frankfurt, Krakow and Madrid. To mark the… Read the full press release

Ryanair opens its tenth base in Germany and launches its Memmingen summer 2018 schedule

6 New Routes To Fez, Oradea, Seville, Stockholm, Thessaloniki & Warsaw DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (5 Sep) opened its new base at Memmingen, its tenth base in Germany (No. 85 in Europe), and launched its Memmingen summer 2018 schedule with 6 new routes to Fez, Oradea,… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines adds flights from St. Petersburg to Salzburg and Innsbruck in Austria to its winter schedule

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2017-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, announces the opening of new flights from St. Petersburg to Salzburg and Innsbruck in Austria in its winter schedule. Tickets are available now. The flights will be carried out on modern and comfortable Airbus A319 aircrafts. Direct flights from Pulkovo Airport to Salzburg will be carried out weekly on Saturdays from 30 December 2017… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ Oryx One now offers more than 900 hours of film and TV box-sets to choose from

More than 900 hours of special box sets and collections featured on board Qatar Airways flights Up to 4,000 entertainment options offered by the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ award-winning in-flight entertainment system Oryx One now offers so many box sets of hit… Read the full press release

Aeroflot: High Flyers culinary competition winners develop new business- and comfort-class menus

MOSCOW, 2017-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (28 August 2017), Aeroflot and the Russian Restaurant Festival have held the first High Flyers culinary competition to develop a menu for the airline’s business- and comfort-class menus. Held at the Chefshows by Novikov culinary school, the contest was a pilot project – part of Aeroflot’s future bigger one aimed at discovering new… Read the full press release

flydubai expands operations in Russia

Top five experiences in flydubai’s Russian destinations in September DUBAI, UAE, 2017-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai connects people and cultures between 97 destinations in 44 countries, providing opportunities to explore their historical and cultural heritage, architecture, food and day to day life. Why not explore Russia this September and benefit from pleasant weather… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines announces codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines

SINGAPORE, 2017-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed an agreement to codeshare on flights operated by Alaska Airlines, in a move that will expand SIA’s footprint in the important North American market. Subject to regulatory approvals, the agreement will take effect on 27 September 2017. Under the agreement, Singapore Airlines will… Read the full press release

British Airways launches new restaurant-style dining experience on flights between Heathrow and New York JFK

LONDON, 2017-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The first tranche of British Airways’ £400 million investment in Club World, its long-haul business cabin, is set to arrive on September 1 as a new restaurant-style dining experience launches on flights between Heathrow and New York JFK. Travellers will be able to select their choice of freshly prepared… Read the full press release