SITA partners with start-up Safety Line to make airline operations more efficient and environmentally friendly

Saving aircraft fuel during the climb and cruise phases of a flight is a major opportunity to reduce aviation CO2 emissions Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, is partnering with start-up Safety Line to help pilots and airlines limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches promotional Companion Pass Offer for fall and winter travel

Carrier offers Promotional Companion Pass offer as part of “Wanna Get Away” Campaign DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is launching a promotional Companion Pass Offer as part of its “Wanna Get Away”campaign for fall and winter travel. Grab a Companion and get ready to fly! Rapid Rewards® Members can… Read the full press release

Headcount reduction at Ferenc Liszt International Airport becomes inevitable

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The travel restrictions introduced on account of the coronavirus pandemic continue to exert drastic impacts on passenger traffic at Ferenc Liszt International Airport. The expected annual passenger figure has decreased to the level seen 17 years ago, and the airport operator expects a traffic shortfall of around… Read the full press release

New Alaska Airlines service to connect Los Angeles and Palm Springs to key West Coast markets and the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico

New service will connect Los Angeles and Palm Springs to four destinations; airline extends middle seat blocking through Nov. 30, flexible travel policy through Dec. 31 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Everyone is ready for a getaway right about now. Think socially distanced fun by the poolside, the beach, skiing, golfing, you… Read the full press release

British Airways launches services from Heathrow to Lahore, Pakistan

LONDON, UK, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (September 15, 2020) announced it will begin flying from Heathrow to Lahore, Pakistan, four times a week from 12 October 2020. The ‘City of Gardens’, Lahore, is known for its rich culture and will be the second city in Pakistan that British Airways… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to start four weekly flights to Accra, Ghana from 29 September 2020

Launch of Accra flights will increase Qatar Airways’ network in Africa to 46 weekly flights across 14 destinations including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Entebbe, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Seychelles, Tunis, Windhoek and Zanzibar Passengers from Accra can enjoy more flexible travel options via the most connected and Best Airport in the Middle… Read the full press release

Alaska Airline gives further peace of mind to travellers with ‘Get the Row with BOGO’ offering

Get the whole row for you and your guest with the middle seat blocked through Oct. 31, 2020 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airline’s ‘Get the Row with BOGO’ is back! Beginning today (Sept. 15, 2020) through Sept. 16, guests traveling by Oct. 31 could get a whole row to themselves when they… Read the full press release

Black Diamond adds four new Japanese PR & Travel Trade clients to Asia Pacific portfolio

Black Diamond adds four new Japanese PR & Travel Trade clients to Asia Pacific portfolio

LONDON, 2020-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — London-based communications agency, Black Diamond, has been appointed as the travel trade representation and PR agency for multiple destinations across Japan. Following a competitive pitch process, Black Diamond now represents Visit Hachinohe, Kyushu Tourism Promotion Organisation, Three Star Road and Gifu-Ishikawa in the UK and Irish markets. Known for… Read the full press release

Emirates resumes A380 service to Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Due to strong passenger demand, Emirates has announced the return of its A380 service to Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME), starting 18 September. Dubai, UAE, 2020-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced it will resume its A380 service to Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME) – serving market demand and offering customers more travel options. The… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches the fourth year of exclusive partnership with the Erasmus Student Network

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, and the Erasmus Student Network today (15 Sep) celebrated the launch of their fourth year partnership. Delivered as part of Ryanair’s customer care improvements, this partnership offers Erasmus students a dedicated ESN booking platform on the Ryanair.com website, where they can avail of… Read the full press release

Ryanair adds more flights from Liverpool to Vilnius

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (15 Sept) announced it will add more flights from Liverpool to Vilnius. In light of strong demand from both British and Lithuanian consumers, Ryanair will now fly 3 times weekly (+1) from Liverpool to Vilnius from the 25th October as part of its… Read the full press release

Emirates launches new deal that will benefit students and their families

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has introduced an exciting new deal that will help international students to see more of their family, and more of the world during the year. Whether it is to travel between home and school, or to see more of the world with friends during school breaks… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport welcomes Aer Lingus’ services to Birmingham and Manchester

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2020-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has further strengthened its UK route network, with the inaugural Aer Lingus Regional flights to Birmingham and Manchester taking off today, 14th September. Operated by Stobart Air, these Aer Lingus Regional routes will commence with a double-daily service, with up to three… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches 100th aircraft with high-speed ‘Super Wi-Fi’ connectivity

Airbus A350-900 aircraft A7-ALC becomes Qatar Airways’ 100th aircraft to be fitted with high-speed Super Wi-Fi, which has connected millions of passengers since 2018 The airline is rolling out its Super Wi-Fi service across its young fleet of modern, fuel-efficient aircraft DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is celebrating the launch of… Read the full press release

SITA’s mobile-enabled kiosks deliver contactless passenger check-in at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

SITA’s technology enables passengers to use their smart phones to operate check-in kiosks Mumbai, India, 2020-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has introduced nearly 50 of SITA’s mobile-enabled kiosks, becoming one of the first airports in India to deliver a completely contactless way for passengers to check-in for their… Read the full press release

Finnair resumes one weekly flight between Helsinki and Nanjing

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair has received permission from Chinese authorities to operate one weekly flight between Helsinki and Nanjing as of 11 September. The route will be operated with Airbus A350 aircraft until 18 October, and it supports cargo and passenger travel demand between Europe and China. The flight schedule… Read the full press release

Blue Islands announces codeshare agreement with Loganair

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2020-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Blue Islands’ new codeshare flights with its partner Loganair, Scotland’s airline, are now live. Customers can book services from Guernsey, Jersey, Exeter & Southampton to destinations on the Loganair network here or via their preferred travel agent. The codeshare enables customers to seamlessly book connecting flights with… Read the full press release

British Airways’ on board magazine High Life now in new digital format

London, UK, 2020-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ award-winning on board magazine, High Life, is moving online to ba.com and will offer access to content for customers before, during and after a flight. Created with publishing house, Cedar, the magazine will also include a new section for Business Life which will replace the current on-board paper versions of both… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes Loganair’s new service to Glasgow

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2020-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Business leaders from Glasgow and Belfast today (4 Sep 2020) applauded the launch of Loganair’s new service between the two cities. Glasgow Chamber of Commerce chief executive Stuart Patrick crossed the Irish Sea on the first flight from his city’s airport and was greeted at George… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes BA CityFlyer’s five-times weekly service to London City Airport

Flights between London City Airport and Belfast City Airport resumed on Monday 7 September Secretary of State for Northern Ireland backs restored route, saying “It is crucial to the recovery of the economy that vital air passenger services… are maintained” 5x weekly service restores popular route – London City’s fastest growing in 2019 Belfast, Northern… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces resumption of Lagos services from 10 September 2020

Resumption of Lagos flights will increase Qatar Airways’ network in Africa to 44 weekly flights to 10 destinations including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Tunis and Zanzibar Passengers from Lagos can enjoy more flexible travel options via the most connected and Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport… Read the full press release

Swoop to start operations from Toronto Pearson International Airport on October 25, 2020

CALGARY, AB, 2020-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Sept. 2, 2020 ), Swoop released its winter schedule, unveiling the new markets the ultra-low fare airline will serve as it begins operations from Toronto Pearson International Airport on October 25, 2020. Swoop’s winter schedule includes the restart of operations at Kelowna International Airport and the… Read the full press release

easyJet announces additional flights to Lanzarote, Athens, Naples and Malta from its London Gatwick base next summer

London, UK, 2020-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Additional flights to Lanzarote, Athens, Naples and Malta from easyJet’s largest base will operate next summer easyJet recently added additional flying from London Luton to a variety of summer destinations. easyJet has today (SEPTEMBER 02 2020) announced it will add additional flights for passengers across several summer… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport implements document check and medical screening to all arriving passengers

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A government decree enters into force at midnight on Tuesday 1 September which only permits foreign citizens to enter Hungary under certain conditions. From 1 September, all arriving passengers are subject to a document check and medical screening at Budapest Airport. Non-exempted foreign citizens who are not… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to operate over 650 weekly flights to more than 85 destinations this September

Airline’s young fleet of sustainable aircraft has enabled it to continue flying throughout the pandemic and rapidly rebuild its global network to more than 650 weekly flights to over 85 destinations Qatar Airways’ passengers can enjoy more flexible travel options via the most connected and Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport The… Read the full press release

Blue Islands resumes Exeter to Manchester services

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2020-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Flights from Exeter to Manchester with Blue Islands have restarted, a key regional service which has previously attracted thousands of regular travellers, serving business and leisure passengers. Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO said, “We are very pleased to reinstate this very popular route to Exeter…. Read the full press release

Blue Islands resumes Jersey to Birmingham flights

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2020-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Blue Islands flights from Jersey to Birmingham restarted yesterday, with Exeter services resuming today, 1 September. The Blue Islands flights to Birmingham and Exeter will connect with inter-island services from Guernsey once regular flights between the islands resume. Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO said, “We… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines announces daily nonstop flights from John Wayne Airport to Las Vegas and Oakland

Spirit’s bright yellow planes arrive at SNA in November, complementing service from LAX and Burbank SANTA ANA, Calif., 2020-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The brightest planes in the sky are soaring over Southern California. Today (Sept. 01, 2020) Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) announced daily nonstop flights from John Wayne Airport (SNA) to Las Vegas and… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Spirit Airlines’ start of service to Orange County

Twice-daily nonstop flights begin Nov. 17  Oakland, Calif., 2020-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) announces that Spirit Airlines will commence service between OAK and Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA) beginning Nov. 17 with two daily nonstop flights. Orange County Airport is the best option for those visiting Santa Ana, Costa Mesa,… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines resumes services to Erbil

From today three times a week to Erbil From September flights to Amman and Cologne, restart of Tel Aviv planned for mid-September “Anyone who is demonstrably healthy should also be allowed to travel”, says CCO Andreas Otto VIENNA, Austria, 2020-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines adds further destinations to its flight schedule. Starting… Read the full press release