SAS’ first Airbus A350 Ingegerd Viking to fly its inaugural flight from Copenhagen to Chicago

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The first of SAS eight Airbus A350s, Ingegerd Viking, is to fly its inaugural flight, SK943, today (January 28, 2020) from Copenhagen to Chicago. On each flight, a total of 300 travelers can look forward to a comfortable flight, including a cabin with new seat models and… Read the full press release

BWI Marshall Airport welcomes Spirit Airlines’ new international service to El Salvador and additional domestic flights to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and San Juan, Puerto Rico

Airline Announces New International Service to El Salvador and Additional Domestic Flights to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and San Juan Baltimore, MD, 2020-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines announced today (January 24, 2020) that it will continue to grow its service in the new year at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, adding both international… Read the full press release

Spirit Airline announces new international service, expanded access to Florida and Puerto Rico from BWI

America’s fastest-growing airline announces new international service, expanded access to Florida and Puerto Rico from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) MIRAMAR, Fla., 2020-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Baltimore is booming and ready for MORE GO, starting spring of 2020. Fueled by double-digit growth over the past year, the brightest planes in the sky… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes back Eastern Airways’ service to Teesside International Airport

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastern Airways has announced its return to Northern Ireland with a six-times weekly service from George Best Belfast City Airport to Teesside International Airport. Katy Best, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport, said: “Commencing on 9th March 2020, this service will further enhance air access from… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines first U.S. airline to receive STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification for its Luly Yang custom-designed uniform collection

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is rolling out its new Luly Yang custom-designed uniform collection certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, the highest industry standard for safety, making Alaska and Horizon Air the first U.S. airlines to achieve this certification. “This is a major milestone that was years in the making. Before the designs,… Read the full press release

EVA Air ranks 9th among the world’s safest airlines for 2020

Luzhu District, Taiwan, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Taiwan-based EVA Air ranks 9th among the world’s safest airlines for 2020, based on analyses by the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC). The latest ranking and assessments were released in the February 2020 edition of Germany’s “AERO International Magazine” on January 14. This honor followed… Read the full press release

Emirates celebrates 20 years of service in Bahrain

DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — On 25 January 2000, Emirates took off from Dubai International Airport headed for Bahrain. When the B777-200 landed, it marked a major milestone for the airline – its first flight to the country. Twenty years later, the route has gone from strength-to-strength, and since the first flight, more… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ nonstop service to Kona and Lihue

Kona and Lihue nonstop service now offered on Southwest Oakland, Calif., 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Adding to its existing service to the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui, Southwest Airlines has added two new long-haul destinations at Oakland International Airport (OAK).  Nonstop flights to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii commenced service Sunday, January 19, and Lihue, Kauai, launched just yesterday. Service to Kona (KOA)… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces 3 new Manchester routes to Copenhagen, Kerry and Paris Beauvais

Flights To Copenhagen, Kerry And Paris Beauvais On Sale Now DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (21 Jan) announced 3 new Manchester routes to Copenhagen (daily), Kerry (twice weekly) and Paris Beauvais (4 times weekly) commencing in March 2020, as part of Ryanair’s extended UK Summer 2020 schedule…. Read the full press release

Manchester Airport to host Chinese New Year celebrations and announces flights to Shanghai in March

ear of the Rat sees Manchester Airport commence services to Shanghai in March Huge boost to the 183,000 people across the North who travel there via other means Business and trade boom predicted as existing Chinese routes have already seen a 38% increase in Chinese visitors, average spend per visit increasing by 94% and export… Read the full press release

South African Airways’ new Airbus A350 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International airport to JFK

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ —South African Airways (SAA) new Airbus A350-900 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International (ORTIA) airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport. “This inaugural flight was the first that we plan to introduce on our international routes in the near future.  We… Read the full press release

Swissport to handle Air Tanzania’s entire hub operation at Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro airports

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Tanzania has commissioned Swissport to handle their entire hub operation at the airports of Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro. The new agreement includes a comprehensive service catalogue for Airport Ground Services, Air Cargo Handling and Aviation Security. Swissport, the global leader in airport ground services and… Read the full press release

Coronavirus Screening Program implemented at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The City is working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal, state and local agencies to implement a screening program at O’Hare International Airport for travelers from a specific region of China in response to cases from that country of… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield earns the ‘RHF Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification

Halifax, N.S., 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — When visiting Halifax Stanfield in 2020, it’s hard to believe the terminal building that exists today is nearly 60 years old. With bright interiors and large windows, modern washrooms and other passenger amenities, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) has made strategic investments over the past two decades that put passenger needs, like accessibility, at the forefront. “We care deeply about making tangible improvements that raise the bar and better serve… Read the full press release

Philippine Airlines to re-introduce nonstop Cebu-Los Angeles service in May 2020

Pasay City, Philippines, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines will re-introduce a nonstop Cebu-Los Angeles service in May 2020, restoring the only direct air link between the Visayas and Mainland USA. Residents of various cities in the Visayas and Mindanao will enjoy convenient connections via Cebu for their travels to Los… Read the full press release

Shannon Group welcomes Ryanair’s expanded Manchester service

Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Group is delighted to welcome today’s (21/01/2020) announcement by Ryanair of the expansion of their Manchester service to Shannon Airport. The airline is increasing its operation from five to six days a week. The new service will start on 31st March and will operate on Tuesdays,… Read the full press release

Emirates to treat guests with specially curated selection of festive goodies and traditional Chinese fare

Savour a selection of festive treats on the ground and in the skies Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers flying with Emirates to and from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia & Vietnam are in for a treat this Lunar New Year. Available for a limited time only, a specially curated selection… Read the full press release

A business jet refuelled with sustainable aviation fuel at Zurich Airport for the first time

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (20.01.2020), a business aircraft was refuelled with a blend of sustainable and conventional fuel at Zurich Airport for the first time. Thanks to the close collaboration between Jet Aviation, Zurich Airport and Finnish renewable jet fuel producer Neste “Sustainable Aviation Fuel” (SAF) will be made available… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport introduces new double bridges in the West Pier

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — With two passenger bridges, the multiple aircraft ramp system (MARS) can accommodate two small planes or a single wide-body aircraft to which passengers pass through two jet bridges. This allows more and more passengers to board and deboard quickly through passenger bridges. Many passengers know how much more convenient… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport launches pet relief areas

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Over 10 000 dogs travel through Helsinki Airport yearly. Flying with a pet is now even more convenient as Helsinki Airport has installed two pet relief areas for animals: one at the main entrance of Terminal 2 and one in the non-Schengen area. Flying with animals is… Read the full press release

Wizz Air further expands in Russia by launching four new routes from Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s greenest airline* and the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today its further expansion in Russia by launching four new routes from Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg to Bucharest (Romania), Sofia (Bulgaria), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Bratislava (Slovakia), which will commence in June and July 2020. Passengers traveling from Russia can plan their new… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces the allocation of a ninth aircraft to its Vienna base

Vienna, Austria, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and greenest airline announced today (JAN 17, 2020) the allocation of a ninth aircraft to its Vienna base. The new Airbus A321 will join the fleet on 1 July 2020, enabling the start of five new routes from Vienna to Alghero, Corfu, Faro, Podgorica and Suceava as well as… Read the full press release

Royal Air Maroc to become oneworld’s first full member in the African continent

NEW YORK, NY, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Air Maroc will join the oneworld® alliance effective 1 April 2020, becoming oneworld’s first full member in the African continent and bringing even more destinations and benefits for oneworld’s frequent flyers. The entry of Royal Air Maroc into oneworld from 1 April follows a 15-month implementation programme to integrate… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes WestJet’s direct flights to Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada

Direct flight to Halifax launching in June with WestJet Service takes only six hours so will be the quickest route to North America Four flights per week on Boeing 737-700 with two classes Excellent onward connectivity including Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton Route set to benefit more than 1,600 companies in the North West that do… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport opens new high-tech passenger terminal

Passengers of Aeroflot flight SU 2203 from Helsinki to Moscow were the first to enjoy the services, comfort, and spectacular design of the new high-tech terminal Moscow, Russia, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport’s new passenger terminal – built and equipped in compliance with the highest global standards – was opened to… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport welcomes new services to Xi’an and Chengdu, China

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A little more than six months after launching the Shanghai – Budapest flight, China Eastern and Shanghai Airlines announced that in view of the outstanding demand it further strengthens the aerial connection between the two countries by stopping in two additional Chinese cities. The Budapest – Shanghai… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines addS more flight options for football fans traveling to the big game in South Florida

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jan 20, 2020) added more flight options on Southwest.com for football fans traveling to the big game in South Florida. On Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, Southwest will offer the following nonstop service for fans traveling: From Kansas City to Ft. Lauderdale: Five nonstop flights… Read the full press release

Air Canada unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300

Canadian-built aircraft unveiled at the airline’s Montreal headquarters First commercial flight departs Montreal for Calgary January 16, offering customers a modern, spacious new cabin interior A220 technology reduces fuel consumption by 20 per cent per seat MONTREAL, CANADA, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Jan. 15, 2020) unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ Business Class experience, Qsuite, will launch on flights to and from Manchester

The famous seat which lets passengers create their own private room will be on selected flights within weeks By March, two out of the three daily flights from Manchester to Doha will offer the revolutionary seat which offers ‘first-class in business’ Manchester, UK, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes Allegiant’s new nonstop service to Memphis

HEBRON, Ky., 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (Jan. 14, 2020) announces a new nonstop route to Memphis International Airport (MEM) from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) beginning May 22, 2020. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $55.* “We’re thrilled to announce this… Read the full press release