Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to ever fly the ultra-modern Airbus A350 to Greece

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to ever fly the ultra-modern Airbus A350 to Greece   The award-winning airline deployed the state-of-the-art aircraft on the Doha-Athens route today Qatar Airways to launch direct service to Thessaloniki in March, as part of the airline’s continued expansion plans Airline shortly to be the launch customer for the… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport welcomes Blue Air’s brand-new route to Malaga

LIVERPOOL, UK, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Liverpool’s newest airline, Blue Air, has offered passengers an escape from the January blues by announcing a brand-new route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Malaga and wants to reward passengers by holding a weekend-long flash sale on all Blue Air flights from the UK. To celebrate… Read the full press release

Qantas names its third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner after one of Australia’s cutest native animals, the quokka

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas’ third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be named after one of Australia’s cutest native animals, the quokka. Unique to Australia and largely found on Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth, quokkas are described as the happiest animal on Earth and are even known to enjoy a selfie… Read the full press release

Cathay Dragon launches four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Nanning in Guangxi, China

HONG KONG, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Dragon has celebrated the launch of its four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Nanning in Guangxi, further strengthening the airline’s network in mainland China. The new service, which complements Cathay Dragon’s existing three weekly flights to nearby Guilin, is operated by Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomes Allegiant Air’s new nonstop flights to Sarasota, FL and Charleston, SC beginning in April

New Allegiant flights to Sarasota and Charleston push record to 51 nonstop destinations INDIANAPOLIS, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is kicking off a record-breaking year — thanks to Allegiant Air’s announcement today to offer nonstop flights to Sarasota, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina beginning in April. Both routes are… Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport welcomes Icelandair’s new nonstop flights to Reykjavik, Iceland

Kansas City, MO, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Icelandair announced today seasonal transatlantic air service to Europe with new nonstop flights between Kansas City and Iceland. Beginning May 26, 2018 Kansas City-region travelers can fly nonstop from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) to Icelandair’s hub at Keflavík International Airport (KEF) near the Iceland capital, Reykjavik. Icelandair’s Kansas City service will… Read the full press release

Icelandair launches flights between BWI Marshall Airport and Keflavik International Airport starting May 2018

New International Service to Iceland and Connections Across Europe to Begin in May 2018 Baltimore, MD, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport today welcomed the announcement that Icelandair will start nonstop service to Reykjavik, Iceland.  Icelandair will operate flights between BWI Marshall Airport and Keflavik International Airport with four weekly roundtrip flights starting on… Read the full press release

easyJet teams up with house and pet sitting business, TrustedHousesitters to make it easier for pet owners and animal lovers to travel

easyJet survey shows most pet owners would travel more if they had better pet care easyJet has partnered with TrustedHousesitters, a house and pet-sitting membership service to enable even more opportunities to travel for both pet owners and animal lovers easyJet customers will be able to book free house sitters for their pets or find… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes TUI’s additional weekly flight to the Greek island of Kos and Turkish destination of Dalaman

BRISTOL, UK, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI the UK’s largest holiday brand, has today announced it has added an additional weekly flight to the popular Greek island of Kos and Turkish destination of Dalaman for summer 2018 operating out of Bristol Airport. TUI adds thousands of seats for summer 2018 from Bristol Airport.  Holidaymakers… Read the full press release

South African Airways and TAAG Angola Airlines announce code-share partnership

JOHANNESBURG, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) is proud to announce a code-share agreement with TAAG Angola Airlines. As part of the extended agreement, SAA will code-share with TAAG on their direct services between Johannesburg and Luanda and between Cape Town and Luanda effective 15 January 2018. In return, TAAG Angola Airlines… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport welcomes Hainan Airlines’ direct flight to Shenzhen, China

From 20 March, Brussels Airport will have a direct connection to Shenzhen Boa’an International Airport. The Chinese airline Hainan Airlines is launching a third direct connection from Brussels Airport to China, in addition to its flights to Beijing and Shanghai Pudong. The Brussels-Shenzhen route will, from its introduction, be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner,… Read the full press release

SFO becomes the first US airport with approval from FEMA to issue Wireless Emergency Alerts

Wireless Emergency Alert system can get life-saving information to any cellphone at the Airport SAN FRANCISCO, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the first airport in the United States with approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to issue Wireless Emergency Alerts, which can issue potentially life-saving… Read the full press release

Ryanair introduces new reduced checked bag fees

Ryanair introduces new reduced checked bag fees   Bigger Size Allowance & Lower Checked Bag Fees To Eliminate Boarding Delays DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (8 Jan), reminded customers of its new baggage policy, as part of its “Always Getting Better” programme. Ryanair has introduced new reduced… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways introduces its award-winning Qsuite on Washington, D.C. flights

Qatar Airways kicks off 2018 by introducing its innovative Qsuite on Washington, D.C. flights, making the city the second U.S. destination to offer the innovative new Business Class product Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class and customisable private cabins for up to four people, setting a new standard in luxury travel… Read the full press release

Nuremberg Airport sets new record for passenger numbers in 2017

Nuremberg Airport sets new record for passenger numbers in 2017 more than 4 million local passengers for the first time in 2017 Nürnberg, Germany, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Last year Nuremberg Airport set a new record for passenger numbers. With 700,000 additional passengers, the airport broke the 4 million mark for the first… Read the full press release

Wizz Air adds Austria as the 44 country in its network; establishes base operations at Vienna Airport

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, today (JAN 9, 2018) announced that it would add Austria as the 44 country in its network, by establishing base operations at Vienna Airport. WIZZ will open its Austrian… Read the full press release

Prototype test in Lufthansa FlyingLab

More individualized flight experience and increased passenger comfort Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom extend collaboration with finalists Cologne, Germany, 2018-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The future of flying starts now: over a period of several months, the finalists of the “Telekom Fashion Fusion & Lufthansa FlyingLab” fashion and technology competition worked at Fab Lab Berlin on… Read the full press release

Vistara to operate daily direct flight between Delhi and Chennai from February 15, 2018

Vistara to fly between Delhi and Chennai from February 15, 2018, and between Chennai and Port Blair, starting March 1, 2018 Vistara to fly twice daily direct service between Delhi and Chennai, and once daily between Chennai and Port Blair Bookings now open on all channels New Delhi, India, 2018-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Vistara,… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company celebrates 10th anniversary of its partnership with Jet Airways

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2018-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), celebrated the 10th anniversary of its partnership with Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline. A ceremony was held at BIA to mark the occasion, which was attended by senior officials from BAC and Jet… Read the full press release

easyJet to connect Scotland with Jersey in the Channel Islands and Seville in Spain from Edinburgh

easyJet flights from Edinburgh to Jersey and Seville are now on sale Flights to Seville take off from 26th March 2018 operating twice a week throughout the summer season Flights to Jersey take off from 31st March 2018 operating twice a week throughout the summer season easyJet now offers 40 routes from Edinburgh LUTON, UK,… Read the full press release

easyJet unveils key milestones in technological initiatives in 2018

easyJet’s fleet will increase from 280 to over 300 aircraft by spring 2018 of which more than half will be A320s easyJet will have 28 neo aircraft in the fleet by the end of the year The delivery of easyJet’s first A321neo aircraft will contribute to the airline’s strategy to quieten and decarbonise aviation easyJet… Read the full press release

British Airways introduces an exciting and expanded new menu for its long-haul flights

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is today announcing a multi-million pound investment in its World Traveller (long-haul economy cabin) catering, introducing an exciting and expanded new menu, which provides more quantity and quality to both meals and great snacking options throughout the flight. Options now include: ·       Pretzels with the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa enhances lounge guests experience with LoungeNet Interactive portal

LoungeNet: Interactive portal for mobile devices Yoga@Lounge: Digital Yoga Exercises Print@Lounge: Print option in the lounges Spa@Lounge: Spa service in the Senator- and First-Class-Lounge in Frankfurt Cologne, Germany, 2018-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — With a large number of new and improved service offerings, Lufthansa wants to make the stay in the lounges as pleasant and… Read the full press release

Ryanair: connecting flights service from Porto Airport is now live

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (3 Jan) announced its connecting flights service from Porto Airport is now live, providing Ryanair customers with an expanded route choice, and the opportunity to book and transfer directly onto connecting Ryanair flights. Following the successful launch of connecting flights at Rome… Read the full press release

Norwegian announces leadership appointments

  Fornebu, Norway, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Geir Karlsen (52) is Norwegian’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Karlsen comes from the position as Group CFO at the London-based shipping company Navig8 Group. He has extensive experience from listed companies within shipping and offshore. Norwegian’s acting Chief Financial Officer Tore Østby continues in the Group… Read the full press release

Vietjet becomes the first airline in Southeast Asia to take delivery of A321neo (new engine option)

Airline converts order for 42 A320neo to larger A321neo Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The new-age carrier Vietjet has become the first airline in Southeast Asia to take delivery of an A321neo (new engine option) after the Airbus aircraft landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport from Hamburg (Germany). The… Read the full press release

flydubai finalized the purchase of 175 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes — the largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East’s history

Largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East history pushes total MAX orders above 4,200 Airline to fly several models of 737 MAX family to suit its network and growth plans Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and flydubai finalized the purchase of 175 737 MAX airplanes in the largest single-aisle… Read the full press release

Boeing to supply four 787-9 Dreamliners to Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc

Morocco’s flag carrier expands 787 fleet to enable growth in international routes SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) today announced orders for (4) 787-9 Dreamliners – valued at $1.1 billion at list prices – that will enable Morocco’s flag carrier to expand international service. The orders, previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s… Read the full press release

Norwegian unveils expansion plans for 2018

Fornebu, Norway, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian reveals its plans for 2018 as the award-winning carrier’s rapid expansion will take the airline to new heights. Norwegian will build upon its growth by launching new long-haul routes – including its first service to South America, introducing a new enhanced Premium cabin and… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company announces a permanent overflow car park for passengers

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2018-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), announced that the airport now offers a permanent state-of-the-art overflow car park for passengers. The car park’s tariff is BD1 per day, and it includes a complementary shuttle service to transfer passengers to and… Read the full press release