British Airways and IndiGo Forge Codeshare Partnership for Enhanced UK-India Travel Connectivity

London, UK, 2023-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — UK flag carrier British Airways and India’s leading airline IndiGo, have signed a codeshare agreement to boost connections between the UK and India. Through this partnership – which sees British Airways add its code onto a range of destinations across IndiGo’s network – customers can enjoy improved connectivity… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Group CEO Receives Lifetime Achievement Award and Three Prestigious APEX Awards

The national carrier of the State of Qatar received three more awards: 2024 APEX World Class Award, APEX Award for Best Entertainment in the Middle East, and the APEX Award for Global Best Food & Beverage DOHA, Qatar, 2023-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker was… Read the full press release

Cathay Launches Global Premium Travel Lifestyle Brand with ‘Feels Good To Move’ Campaign

Cathay will now be the master brand around the world, simplifying the way our customers interact with us Hong Kong, China, 2023-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay is excited to announce that its new premium travel lifestyle brand is officially rolling out to markets around the world, celebrating passion for travel as a way… Read the full press release

Eastside Awards 2023 Now Open for Nominations with Exciting New Categories and Video Entry Option

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2023-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Now in its eighth year, the prestigious Eastside Awards in association with George Best Belfast City Airport is officially open for entry. With new sponsors, new categories and six awards open to public nomination, this year marks a significant milestone for the awards which acknowledge all… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Holidays Launches Exclusive Flight-and-Hotel Packages with Complimentary Expo 2023 Doha Access

Discover a world of sustainable innovation with full access to the Expo 2023 Doha DOHA, Qatar, 2023-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — With the spotlight on Doha as the first city in the Middle East and North Africa to host an A1 International Horticultural Exhibition, Qatar Airways Holidays is thrilled to launch flight-and-hotel packages with… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Partners with Carson Leslie Foundation to Deliver Backpacks to Youth Cancer Patients in El Paso

Dallas, TX, 2023-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines recently partnered with the Carson Leslie Foundation to provide complimentary cargo transportation to deliver 50 backpacks to youth cancer patients receiving long-term care at El Paso, Texas, hospitals. The Foundation delivered the backpacks, which were created by Under Armour and sponsored by the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, to… Read the full press release

Emirates and Beirut Basketball Club Announce Thrilling Three-Season Partnership

Airline commits to supporting Men’s, Women’s and U-18 teams, helping to further develop basketball in Lebanon Beirut, Lebanon, 2023-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has partnered with the Beirut Basketball Club as its Official Airline and jersey sponsor for the next three seasons. The deal underscores the airline’s long-standing commitment to supporting basketball in Lebanon,… Read the full press release

Emirates and SriLankan Airlines Forge Enhanced Connectivity with New Interline Agreement

Partnership encompasses 30 routes operated by both airlines Emirates customers can travel to two new points in India and Gan Island in Maldives via Colombo with seamless connectivity and baggage transfers SriLankan customers can travel with Emirates on 15 routes across the Middle East, US, and more with smooth connections in Dubai Dubai/Colombo, 2023-Sep-21 —… Read the full press release

Emirates Adds Extra Flights to Riyadh for National Day Weekend Travelers

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2023-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has deployed three additional flights to Riyadh to support the influx of travelers to and from the Kingdom over the National Day weekend. Conveniently scheduled so travelers can make the most of the celebrations, the additional flights will depart Dubai International Airport on 20 September,… Read the full press release

Frankfurt Airport Trials Revolutionary Walk-Through Security Scanner for Passenger Convenience

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2023-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Fraport began testing the world’s first walk-through security scanner for passengers at Frankfurt Airport. The R&S QPS Walk2000 from Rohde & Schwarz is designed to speed up security checks. The first of these scanners is currently in use in Concourse A of Terminal 1. Passengers… Read the full press release

easyJet’s Fearless Flyer Program Returns to Help Overcome Fear of Flying

Winter courses to help aerophobics overcome their fear of flying now on sale with experience flights at seven UK airports VIP packages including a dedicated Captain to guide you through the experience flight are also available at Luton and Manchester Since 2012 more than 11,000 phobics have taken to the skies after successfully completing the… Read the full press release

Guillaume Halleux Appointed as Chief Commercial Officer of Swissport International AG

Zurich, Switzerland, 2023-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Guillaume Halleux joins Swissport as Chief Commercial Officer, effective 18 September. In close collaboration with Swissport’s regional business leaders, he will maintain an open customer dialogue to build trust-based long-term partnerships with our airline clients and ensure expectations regarding operational excellence are met. Effective 18 September 2023,… Read the full press release

Global Airlines Join Forces: IATA Safety Leadership Charter Aims to Elevate Aviation Safety Culture

Hanoi, Vietnam, 2023-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the IATA Safety Leadership Charter at the IATA World Safety and Operations Conference taking place in Hanoi, Vietnam. Safety leaders from more than 20 airlines are the first signatories: Air Canada Emirates Airline Philippine Airlines Air India Ethiopian Airlines… Read the full press release

British Airways Launches Speedbird Pilot Academy: Removing Barriers to a Dream Career in Aviation

Commercial airline pilot scheme covering the £100,000 cost* of training 60 recruits is now open to applicants Scheme will level the playing field in pilot recruitment and removes the biggest factor that gets in the way of people pursuing their dreams British Airways will work with local groups to boost applicants from communities up and… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport Expands Summer 2024 Schedule with New Charter Services to Menorca, Mallorca, and Italy

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2023-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Belfast City Airport has announced the expansion of its summer 2024 schedule with three charter services to Menorca, Mallorca and Italy. The new services, facilitated by Northern Ireland’s leading tour operator, Travel Solutions, are available to book now. Summer 2023 saw huge demand for the Palma… Read the full press release

Finnair CEO Steps Aside for #GirlsTakeover Campaign Promoting Equality in the Workplace

Helsinki, Finland, 2023-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair is taking part in Plan International’s #GirlsTakeover campaign, where girls step into the shoes of political, social and economic leaders as part of the UN’s International Day of the Girl celebrations. At Finnair, 17-year-old Siru Nuutinen will take over the role of CEO Topi Manner and work with Finnair’s Executive… Read the full press release

San José Airport Introduces BBGo Autonomous Mobility Vehicle for Enhanced Passenger Experience

SAN JOSE, CA, 2023-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — San José Mineta International Airport (SJC) hosts the Station Managers of each airline serving the Airport for a live demonstration of the BBGo Autonomous Personal Mobility Vehicle by San José-based tech start-up, Blueberry Technology. The devices are meant to supplement mobility needs for those who do not want… Read the full press release

IATA Expresses Concern Over Reduction in Amsterdam Schiphol Slots Starting Summer 2024

Schiphol, Netherlands, 2023-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association reacted to confirmation from the Dutch Slot coordinator at Amsterdam Schiphol of the reductions in slots from Summer 2024. IATA Deputy Director General Conrad Clifford said: “The news that airlines operating at Schiphol will lose slots from Summer 2024 confirms our worst… Read the full press release

Emerald Airlines Unveils Expanded Winter 2023 Schedule from Belfast City

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2023-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emerald Airlines, the largest airline serving Belfast City, and the exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional services, has released its Winter 2023 schedule. The Winter schedule will commence at the end of October 2023, through to the end of March, 2024. With over 1.1 million seats… Read the full press release

Cathay Cargo Expands Booking Convenience through Digital Link to Kuehne+Nagel’s System

Pilot API scheme demonstrates real benefits for customers with quick access to Cathay Cargo inventory and booking through freight forwarder’s own system Hong Kong, China, 2023-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its focus on customer-centricity, Cathay Cargo has widened its sales distribution channel by placing its rates and availability in Kuehne+Nagel’s own… Read the full press release

Aruba Successfully Implements Digital Passport Technology, Eliminating Physical Passport Requirement for Travelers

Aruba is exploring rolling out Digital Travel Credentials across the island Montreal, Canada, 2023-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the leading IT provider to the air transport industry, and the Government of Aruba showcased the successful implementation of verifiable digital credential technology, eliminating the need for passengers to show their physical passport when arriving… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Announces New Nonstop Service from Raleigh-Durham to Frankfurt in 2024

Cologne, Germany, 2023-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa will begin nonstop service to Frankfurt in 2024, giving Triangle-area travelers easy access to Germany and beyond with streamlined connections to Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa and more. “This is an exciting day at RDU as we welcome Lufthansa to the Raleigh-Durham market,” said Michael… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines to Resume Direct Flights to Brussels After 20 Years, Enhancing European Connectivity

Singapore, 2023-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) will launch non-stop flights between Singapore and Brussels, the capital of Belgium, from 5 April 2024, returning to the city after more than 20 years. SIA will operate four weekly flights to Brussels with the long-haul variant of its Airbus A350-900s, which feature 253 seats… Read the full press release

London Luton Airport Staff Deliver Baby in Departure Lounge Drama

Luton, UK, 2023-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — London Luton Airport (LLA) staff worked together to provide the warmest of welcomes to a very special ‘airport arrival’, after a pregnant passenger went into labour in the airport departure lounge. Rushing to the scene, members of the LLA Guest Experience, Security and Fire Service teams moved… Read the full press release

SITA Enables Off-Airport Baggage Service Alltheway to Offer Seamless Bag Tracking and Delivery

Alltheway will allow passengers and airlines to track bags on and off airport using SITA Bag Journey Paris, France, 2023-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA technology is powering a new and convenient baggage service from French start-up Alltheway, enabling passengers traveling from Paris to check in and drop off their bags from their home… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport Celebrates Record Passenger Numbers and High Customer Satisfaction in August

August was the busiest month of the year for Manchester Airport with 3.1m people travelling through the Northern hub More than 98% of people queued for less than 15 minutes at security and 93% said their experience was good or excellent Managing Director hails the summer as “one of the best ever” and looks to… Read the full press release

IATA Announces Theme and Co-Host Airline for World Financial Symposium and World Passenger Symposium 2023

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that ”Value Creation – Unlock the Potential” will be the theme of the joint World Financial Symposium (WFS) and World Passenger Symposium (WPS). The event will take place 25-26 October 2023 in Chicago, USA, with United Airlines as the co-host airline…. Read the full press release

QATAR AIRWAYS Partner QVISION Wins 60 Awards at the 13th Eventex Awards for Exceptional Event Experiences

The remarkable milestone has been set by QVISION’s organisation of leading events, including Qatar Airways 25th Anniversary Celebration, IATA’s 78th Annual General Meeting Gala, and Qatar Airways live Formula 1® & Motorsports Festival Doha, Qatar, 2023-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ award-winning partner event management company, QVISION, has been lauded with a staggering 60 accolades… Read the full press release

JAL Group Announces Winter Schedule Updates, Expanding Flights to Popular Vacation Destinations

Tokyo, Japan, 2023-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The JAL Group has announced updates to its International Flight Plans for the FY2023 Winter Schedule, which were previously announced on August 22, 2023. These updates will involve additional adjustments to the operations of specific routes to Hawaii, Guam (scheduled to commence in December), and select East Asian… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Offers New Paths to Rapid Rewards Companion Pass for Loyalty Members

DALLAS, TX, 2023-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is rewarding its Rapid Rewards® Members for their loyalty by making it easier to earn Companion Pass®. For a limited time, Rapid Rewards® Members have three new opportunities to accelerate their way to Companion Pass, one of the most popular airline perks in the… Read the full press release