SAS resumes services to, from and within Scandinavia over the Holiday Season

SAS is resuming flights on many routes over the Holiday Season to meet demand for travel to, from and within Scandinavia. Stockholm, Sweden, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — From mid-December to mid-January, SAS will fly all domestic routes in Norway and Sweden, as well as domestic routes in Denmark except for Billund. SAS continues to… Read the full press release

Swissport adds Al-Qassim International Airport, Saudi Arabia to its growing network in the Middle East

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International has added Al-Qassim to its growing network in the Middle East. Last week, a first flight of Pakistan International Airlines has been handled successfully at Prince Naïf Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (ELQ) in Central Saudi Arabia. With the handling of a first Pakistan International Airlines… Read the full press release

EASA releases Proposed Airworthiness Directive for Boeing 737 MAX

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a Proposed Airworthiness Directive (PAD) concerning the Boeing 737 MAX for public consultation, signalling its intention to approve the aircraft to return to Europe’s skies within a matter of weeks. The Boeing 737 MAX was grounded by EASA on March… Read the full press release

British Airways Holidays launches Black Friday offers

London, UK, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways Holidays is launching a range of Black Friday offers, with savings available across both short and long-haul holidays. Discounts will be available across all British Airways Holidays bookings made before midnight on Saturday 28 November 2020. That’s flight + hotel and flight + car holidays… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Privilege Club members can now travel with less Qmiles and no booking fees for award flights

Qatar Airways Privilege Club now offers the most competitive award flight pricing among Middle East carriers DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Privilege Club has cut the number of Qmiles required to book award flights by up to 49 per cent in a major development in its transformation to provide more… Read the full press release

Can Chinese save the world economy?

Cover of the book Chinese tourists - what do they want Facts, ideas and successful examples by Ingemar Fredriksson

New book about Chinese tourists (the largest demographic in tourism) by Ingemar Fredriksson thinks so ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, 2020-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — According to UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) tourism accounts for 10% of global GDP and 1 in 10 jobs in the world. And China is the world’s largest… Read the full press release

dnata launches dedicated inflight retail centre of excellence

UK-headquartered unit to deliver tailor-made on-board retail programmes and innovative products for airline customers Dubai / London, 2020-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s leading air services providers, has further enhanced its global operations by launching a dedicated inflight retail centre of excellence. The new specialist retail unit will deliver tailor-made… Read the full press release

Emirates completes refund requests caused by pandemic-related travel disruption

AED 6.3 billion returned to customers, 1.7 million refunds requests received Dubai, UAE, 2020-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Delivering on its customer promise, Emirates has completed an intensive programme to clear its backlog of refund requests which was caused by pandemic-related travel disruption. Over the seven-month period starting April, Emirates received, validated and processed… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo provides growth opportunities for SMEs through its flight connectivity

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Nov-25 — /Travel PR News/ — India is one of the fastest growing markets globally for the food and beverage sector. With a young population that is increasingly well travelled and familiar with international cuisine, there has been a growing awareness and demand in the country for quality produce and food ingredients from… Read the full press release

Emirates to provide expanded, multi-risk travel cover on top of its current COVID-19 cover

New, industry-first initiative greatly expands the airline’s previous COVID-19 cover with additional multi-risk travel cover for all customers purchasing an Emirates ticket beginning on 1 December DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Nov-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates customers can now plan their travels and fly with even greater assurance and peace of mind, with the airline’s latest… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches 20% OFF all flights from 1st December

Calls On UK Govt To Remove Any Travel Quarantines For Christmas Dublin, Ireland, 2020-Nov-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s no. 1 airline, today (Tues, 24 Nov) announced its cracking festive flight deals as it gears up to fly millions of people home for Christmas across its entire network this December. Ryanair is offering… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport welcomes resumption of Copa Airlines’ services to 25 destinations in 15 countries

As of November 21, Copa Airlines will connect San Francisco to 25 destinations in 15 countries in the Americas beginning with up to three weekly flights, through the Hub of the Americas in Panama® SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Copa Airlines announced today (November 20, 2020) that after eight months of… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus announces flights to Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife from 27th December

Dublin, Ireland, 2020-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The latest map published by the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) has classified Ireland and Canary Islands as ‘orange’. This classification means that someone returning from the Canary Islands to Ireland does not need to restrict their movements upon their return, having done a pre-departure test… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport and ExpressTest open brand-new COVID-19 screening centre

Pre-departure and post arrival ExpressTest COVID-19 screening will be available for Gatwick passengers, staff and local residents with results available the next day. The screening facility could also satisfy post arrival requirements for the Government’s expected “test and release” scheme to ease travel restrictions and quarantine. The cost for Gatwick’s air passengers and on-airport staff… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services launches Trans-Pacific routes, from Incheon to Atlanta via Anchorage

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2020-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the Largest Cargo Network Operator in Africa, has launched Trans-Pacific routes, extending from Incheon to Atlanta via Anchorage effective 09 Nov 2020. Ethiopian operates B777-200F, one of the most technologically advanced aircraft on the route, offering a remarkable freight service to our… Read the full press release

IATA Travel Pass to support the safe reopening of borders

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it is in the final development phase of the IATA Travel Pass, a digital health pass that will support the safe reopening of borders. Governments are beginning to use testing as a means of limiting the risks of COVID-19… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches dedicated Mariner Lounge at Hamad International Airport for seafarers and offshore workers

Airline has helped repatriate over 150,000 seafarers during the pandemic – more than any other airline Qatar Airways has established a dedicated Mariner Lounge at Hamad International Airport for seafarers to relax in comfort between their transit flights Airline’s fleet of fuel-efficient aircraft has enabled it to remain agile and offer a mix of scheduled… Read the full press release

Emirates to operate A380 services to London, Manchester and Moscow

Iconic Emirates A380 to serve London Heathrow 4 times daily, Manchester 6 times a week, and Moscow daily Emirates expands services in the UK following establishment of UK-UAE air corridor, with additional flights to Birmingham and Glasgow, together with increased services to London and Manchester Dubai, UAE, 2020-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates announced… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Private Jet unveils its first itineraries for 2022

As travellers plan ahead, the Four Seasons Private Jet Experience affords peace of mind with customised luxury journeys that adhere to the highest standards of health and safety throughout Toronto, Canada, 2020-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As a new Four Seasons Private Jet prepares to take flight in 2021, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company is… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches fare sale through Nov. 26, 2020

Carrier offers great low fares and world-class loyalty program DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) launched a fare sale today (Nov 17, 2020) through Nov. 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m., Central Time. Gobble up these fares for as low as $49 one-way. Customers can enjoy a helping of sale fares… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines resumes nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2020-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The brightest planes in the sky are helping loved ones see each other again as they resume soaring over Peru. Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) restarted nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) on Nov. 7, bridging the gap between the two countries… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces codeshare agreement with Air Canada

Agreement will enhance travel services between Toronto and Doha from 15 December 2020 Qatar Airways’ global passengers will now be able to enjoy seamless one stop connections to and from Toronto via Doha Qatar Airways has continuously operated four weekly flights to Montreal throughout the pandemic in addition to charter flights to Toronto and Vancouver… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Frontier Airlines’ new nonstop service to Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix

Seats are now on sale and schedules available at Oakland, Calif., 2020-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — “We’re thrilled to have Frontier Airlines here at Oakland International beginning in February. Bay Area travelers will be able to fly Frontier from the airport that is closest to home for most Bay Area residents,” said Bryant… Read the full press release

QANTAS celebrates 100th birthday

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services (QANTAS) today (16TH NOVEMBER 2020) marks 100 years since it was founded in the Australian outback. On 16 November 1920, two veterans of the Australian Flying Corps, Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness, together with local grazier Fergus McMaster, founded what would… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways expands its THE CONNOISSEURS culinary program with traditional Japanese cuisine of Yoshihiro Takahashi

Takahashi is the owner chef at Hyotei, a Kyoto restaurant renowned for its traditional Japanese cuisine with its history over 400 years. His meals will be served to North America and Europe -bound first-class passengers from September to November 2021. Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines to include classic Austrian dishes in its menu in Economy Class

Austrian Airlines will offer a high-quality range of food and beverages for purchase starting in 2021 “Austrian Melangerie” will be available in Economy Class on European flights Focus on quality, regionality and variety Classic Austrian dishes will provide a feeling of home when travelling Vienna, Austria, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines is… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group will be the first to use Star Alliance Biometrics starting in November

Frankfurt and Munich Airport Collaborate to Enhance the Travel Experience Lufthansa and SWISS Miles & More Members First to Receive Enrollment Capability Cologne, Germany, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, has completed development of an interoperable biometric identity and identification platform that will significantly improve the travel experience… Read the full press release

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines to launch high-quality foods and beverages in Economy Class

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines will be offering a selection of food and beverages in Economy Class on short- and medium-haul flights starting in spring 2021   Cologne, Germany, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — In the near future, Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines will be offering g their customers a new range of services in… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group’s “mindfulflyer” app makes CO2 compensation easier

Miles & More app has integrated Compensaid, the digital CO2 compensation platform of the Lufthansa Group With the new “mindfulflyer” application, CO2 compensation is thus much easier and can be done directly using miles Cologne, Germany, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — CO2-neutral flying is now even easier for Miles & More customers thanks to a new… Read the full press release

Allegiant launches 15 new nonstop routes

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (Nov. 17, 2020) announces 15 new nonstop routes, including nine routes to two new cities: Orange County, California and Spokane, Washington. To celebrate, Allegiant is offering one-way fares on the new routes as low as $39.* “We’re excited to offer travelers another… Read the full press release