CDA: O’Hare and Midway International Airports ready to welcome 1.9 million passengers this Thanksgiving holiday travel

CHICAGO, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today announced that O’Hare and Midway International Airports will be among the busiest airports in the nation for Thanksgiving holiday travel this year with more than 1.9 million passengers expected over the next seven days. With new security technology unveiled at Midway… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes United Airlines’ new Chicago O’Hare International Airport 2018 summer schedule

CHICAGO, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — United Airlines today announced it will add nonstop daily service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to two new destinations next spring including El Paso, Texas and Wilmington, North Carolina, as well as seasonal service to Fresno, California for the summer of 2018. In addition to the new flights, United announced it… Read the full press release

Ryanair adds further 31 routes from Milan Bergamo Airport

DUBLIN, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Italy’s No. 1 airline, today (22 Nov) extended its connecting flights service at Milan Bergamo Airport, adding a further 31 routes including Budapest, Lisbon and Ibiza providing Ryanair customers with an expanded route choice of 131 connecting services in total, and the opportunity to book and transfer directly… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches new London Stansted to Rimini route beginning in March

DUBLIN, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (21 Nov) launched a new London Stansted to Rimini route which will run twice weekly as part of its summer 2018 schedule, beginning in March. UK consumers and visitors can enjoy even lower fares and the latest “Always Getting Better” improvements including: –… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces addition of four Airbus A320 aircraft to its Luton fleet by June 2018

FOUR ADDITIONAL AIRCRAFT 150 NEW LOCAL JOBS FIVE NEW ROUTES 30 ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS & 11,000 NEW SEATS EVERY WEEK BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe today announces a massive expansion at its Luton base, with the addition of four Airbus A320 aircraft to… Read the full press release

IATA launches I-ASC survey to support airlines in the implementation of Safety Management Systems

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the IATA Aviation Safety Culture (I-ASC) survey to support airlines in the implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and building a strong safety culture in compliance with the recently upgraded standards and recommended practices (SARPS) of the International Civil Aviation Organization… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo commences direct freighter service to Yangon, Myanmar

Freighters will provide a boost to Myanmar’s booming garment exports Doha, Qatar, 2017-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced direct freighter service to Yangon, Myanmar. The Doha-Yangon-Doha route is served once-a-week with the Airbus A330 freighter, providing more than 60 tonnes of cargo capacity each way. Qatar Airways’ Acting Chief Officer… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways increases daily frequencies to Moscow, Stockholm, Oslo, Milan and Rome

The multiple award-winning airline announces frequency increases to and from key European destinations and Russia  Flight frequencies to Moscow, Stockholm, Oslo, Milan and Rome will be increased in the coming months DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has announced that it will increase daily frequencies to the Scandinavian capitals of Stockholm and Oslo,… Read the full press release

easyJet: Loganair flights now on sale at easyJet.com as part of ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ service

In September easyJet launched ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ enabling customers to connect easyJet flights to other airlines’ long haul flights and buy other airlines’ flights for complementary networks on easyJet.com Loganair flights now available on easyJet.com as part of ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ service Booking platform will make it easy to book connecting flights LUTON, UK, 2017-Nov-20… Read the full press release

BA CityFlyer to hold an open day in Birmingham on Monday November 27 to recruit new captains

LONDON, UK, 2017-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — BA CityFlyer, a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways, is visiting Birmingham at the end of November as part of a campaign to recruit new captains. The airline is holding an open day at the Hilton Metropole hotel at Birmingham NEC on Monday November 27 seeking pilots… Read the full press release

British Airways has raised £17 million for its global charity partnership with Comic Relief

LONDON, UK, 2017-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today announced that since 2010 it has raised £17 million for Flying Start, its global charity partnership with Comic Relief. Flying Start creates lasting change by giving children and young people a brighter future, whether that is making sure they are protected from violence, helping them… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Group to introduce high-speed inflight Wi-Fi to its Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 fleets from mid-2018

With broadband connectivity, customers will have more than the cabin to roam when the seat belt sign is turned off HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group will introduce high-speed Wi-Fi to its Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 fleets from mid-2018, in response to its customers’ growing demand for inflight connectivity…. Read the full press release

Wizz Air signs MoU with Airbus for the purchase of further 146 Airbus A320neo family aircraft

Provides fleet renewal and expansion to capitalize on growth opportunity and drive unit costs even lower BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air” or “the Company”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today that, following a competitive selection process, it has signed a memorandum of… Read the full press release

Air Senegal becomes the latest airline in Africa to introduce SITA’s passenger services system

Air Senegal becomes the newest airline to use SITA’s Horizon® Kigali, Rwanda, 2017-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Senegal SA has become the latest airline in Africa to introduce SITA’s passenger services system (PSS) to manage every aspect of their operation – from reservations and pricing to ticketing and departure control. The airline is… Read the full press release

Royal Jordanian Airlines selects Boeing to provide its 787 flight training

Five-year contract will provide comprehensive 787 pilot training DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Royal Jordanian Airlines today announced at the 2017 Dubai Air Show the carrier has selected Boeing to provide its 787 flight training. Under the five-year strategic agreement, Boeing will provide Royal Jordanian with a… Read the full press release

ALAFCO supports its future growth with 20 additional Boeing 737 MAX 8s

Lessor doubles down on MAX, to support ALAFCO’s future growth DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO) finalized an order for 20 additional 737 MAX 8s at the 2017 Dubai Airshow, doubling the lessor’s order book for the MAX airplane. Kuwait-based ALAFCO,… Read the full press release

Boeing welcomes Emirates’ commitment to purchase 40 787-10 Dreamliners to power its fleet expansion and future growth

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the world’s largest airlines picks the ultra-efficient 787 to optimize its future fleet Airplane deal to sustain tens of thousands U.S. jobs Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Emirates, one of the world’s largest airlines, announced a commitment to purchase 40 787-10 Dreamliners at the 2017… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport welcomes the first flight of RusLine

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport pleased to welcome the first flight of RusLine airline on November 13. The Russian carrier begins to operate flights to three new routes in winter: Kirov, Lipetsk, Penza. Flights will be operated daily from Monday to Friday from Terminal D. Airline launches comfortable aircraft CRJ-100/200 with 50 seats capacity. Flight schedule is available on Sheremetyevo official website… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announces the start of the holiday travel season

Airport outlines travel tips, airport amenities, and lighting ceremony open to the public SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2017-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced the start of the holiday travel season, outlining travel tips, airport amenities, and an event to illuminate the Airport exterior in holiday lighting.  The holiday travel season… Read the full press release

Spirit announces daily, nonstop service from the Richmond, VA to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale from March 15, 2018

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Just as the temperatures start to dip and winter chill sets in, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) is bringing its ultra-low fares to Virginia’s capital city! Beginning March 15, 2018, Spirit will begin daily, nonstop service from the Richmond International Airport (RIC) to Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Fort… Read the full press release

JAL to serve limited edition bottles of Thierry Marx branded Beaujolais Nouveau wine on November 16th

TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Time! On November 16th, JAL will be serving limited edition bottles of Thierry Marx*1 branded Beaujolais Nouveau wine on select international routes and will also be featured at JAL`s major airport lounges in Japan. Limited to distribution in Japan, this exclusive wine was developed by Pierre… Read the full press release

Los Angeles World Airports and Los Angeles Unified School District host second annual LAX Aviation Career Day

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, more than 750 local high school students were introduced to careers in the aviation industry at the second annual LAX Aviation Career Day hosted by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The event occurred at the LAX’s Flight Path Museum… Read the full press release

Oman Air announces soft opening of its new call centres in Bucharest, Romania

Muscat, Oman, 2017-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Demonstrating its continued commitment to providing excellent customer service and a seamless passenger experience, Oman Air, the national carrier for the Sultanate of Oman, announced the soft opening of its new call centres in Bucharest, Romania on November 6th 2017 beside the current one operates in Oman and the… Read the full press release

Jet Airways hosts its annual and much-awaited Flight of Fantasy initiative

MUMBAI, India, 2017-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier full-service international airline, today celebrated its annual and much-awaited Flight of Fantasy initiative by delighting over 100 young fans – including underprivileged children and those with special needs, by giving them the opportunity to experience the world of aviation, in its effort to… Read the full press release

Bulgaria Air to fly 11 times a week between Sofia and Athens

SOFIA, Bulgaria, 2017-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The national carrier Bulgaria Air increases the frequency of its flights between Sofia and Athens. Starting November 29-th Bulgaria Air is flying from and to the Greek capital 11 times a week. The new flight to Athens (FB807) is sheduled every Wednesday morning at 09.30 a.m.  The passengers from the… Read the full press release

HKIA conducts annual aircraft crash and rescue exercise

HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) successfully conducted its annual aircraft crash and rescue exercise this morning, proving its readiness and effectiveness in handling contingencies. The exercise aims to provide opportunities for the airport community, Government departments and related organisations to familiarise themselves with and practise cooperation in emergency… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways launches its frequent flyer programme partnership with Qatar Airways

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited is pleased to announce the launch of its frequent flyer programme partnership with codeshare partner, Qatar Airways, starting 1 November 2017. Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus members can earn and redeem FlyerBonus points on eligible Qatar Airways flights. From 1 November 2017 onwards, Bangkok Airways’s… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches an improved healthier onboard menu

Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 2017-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (9 Nov) launched an improved onboard menu, offering a wide range of delicious food, snacks and hot and cold drinks along with some tempting new, healthier additions, including Fulfil Nutrition bars. Customers can find the new ‘Getaway Café’ menu inside their… Read the full press release

Ryanair partners with Coras to offer customers a convenient way to buy best theatre, music and sporting tickets across Europe

Special Introductory Offer On Theatre Tickets Booked Before December Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 2017-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (9 Nov) launched Ryanair Tickets, in partnership with Coras, selling the best theatre, music and sporting tickets across Europe on the Ryanair.com website. Ryanair’s 129m customers can now purchase tickets for the… Read the full press release

Cancun International Airport deploys technologies from SITA

CANCUN, Mexico, 2017-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA’s tech to provide great passenger experience and efficient operations at Mexico’s busiest international destination Flights are now operating at Terminal 4, Cancun International Airport, Mexico’s newest airport terminal. The airport’s operator, ASUR, has used innovative technologies from SITA, the global provider of IT to the world’s airports,… Read the full press release