IATA: Weak Air Freight Demand Continues

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased 0.1% in March 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. While this is a significant improvement on the 4.9% contraction in February, in seasonally… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport: Flybe’s 2019-20 Winter schedule now on sale

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (7th May 2019) put on sale its 2019-20 Winter schedule from George Best Belfast City Airport which features a total choice of up to 508 flights a week to 12 destinations throughout Great Britain. Seats are available for booking now… Read the full press release

IND welcomes Spirit Airlines’ new, seasonal nonstop flight to Myrtle Beach

Spirit Airlines launches third nonstop flight from Indy in the past six weeks, with more to come INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2019-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) adds another flight to the popular vacation spot of Myrtle Beach today (May 2, 2019), as Spirit Airlines launches its new, seasonal nonstop flight to… Read the full press release

South African Airways launches direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, China

Introduction of Guangzhou, first new route since SAA implements turnaround strategy JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA), one of the leading carriers on the African continent, will launch direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, China, on 18 September 2019, giving customers access to the heart of China’s export led manufacturing industries…. Read the full press release

British Airways offers huge discounts on over 120 destinations

LONDON, UK, 2019-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ sale is set to soar as it launches with huge discounts on flights and holidays from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City. Over 120 destinations are on offer in the sale, which runs until 11.59 pm on May 21 2019, including offers to stateside hotspots Los Angeles, Miami and New York, as well as… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes easyJet’s extra flight to Lyon for summer season 2019

Bristol, UK, 2019-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has extended its existing winter route from Bristol to Lyon to operate throughout July, August and September. The flights will commence on 1 July and will operate twice a week on Monday and Friday. They will be operated on an A320 aircraft. The extension… Read the full press release

British Airways customers set to enjoy access to new partner lounges this summer

LONDON, UK, 2019-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — This summer, British Airways customers are set to enjoy access to new partner lounges across a number of European destinations. The use of the third-party owned partner* lounges, exclusively for the airline’s customers travelling in Club Europe and eligible cardholders, is part of British Airways’ multi-million pound investment,… Read the full press release

Emirates Airline partnership with Smart Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Airline has signed an agreement with Smart Dubai to offer special flight discounts to the latter’s employees for travel. Emirates will also support Smart Dubai with its travel requirements to participate in international events and conferences, as well as with the events that it organizes on a… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways introduces redesigned menu cards, tableware and dining concepts for its passengers in Economy Class

Award-winning airline introduces redesigned menu cards, tableware and dining concepts for its passengers in Economy Class DOHA, Qatar, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has revealed a new Economy Class on-board experience branded ‘Quisine’, designed to further elevate customers’ dining experience when they travel with the award-winning airline. To begin their dining experience,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches flights to Rabat, Morocco on 29 May 2019; announces joint business agreement with Royal Air Maroc

Three weekly flights to Rabat via Marrakech to begin 29 May 2019 Award-winning airline offers passengers a daily connection to Casablanca Royal Air Maroc to operate daily flights to Casablanca from Doha commencing in June DOHA, Qatar, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will launch flights to… Read the full press release

WAA welcomed more than 1.1 million travellers in the first three months of 2019, a 7.5% increase over the same period in 2018

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, 2019-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) started 2019 with another strong quarter, driven primarily by an increase in passengers boarded along with increased cargo traffic. Winnipeg Richardson International Airport welcomed more than 1.1 million travellers in the first three months of 2019, a 7.5 percent increase over the same period… Read the full press release

Oman Air expands existing codeshare agreement with Gulf Air

MUSCAT, Oman, 2019-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, and Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, have expanded their existing codeshare agreement allowing passengers to benefit from the outstanding products and services offered by the two airlines. This will extend travel opportunities to fly beyond… Read the full press release

Emirates extends MoU to promote Mauritius and the Seychelles

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has renewed its support to Mauritius and the Seychelles by extending a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which outlines joint activities to promote the two countries.His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group met a VIP delegation from Mauritius and… Read the full press release

Emirates Holidays unveils the highlights of its new travel programme for 2019 – 2021

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Holidays is revealing the highlights of its new travel programme for 2019 – 2021. Now available online and in print, ‘Be There: The Worldwide Holiday Collection’ has been curated to include trending destinations for travellers from Dubai as identified by Emirates Holidays’ team of travel experts. Mark… Read the full press release

Air Partner appointed by Aurigny to manage its operations control centre in Alderney

Gatwick, UK, 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Partner plc (“Air Partner”), the global aviation services group, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by Aurigny, the flag carrier airline of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, to manage its operations control centre in Alderney in order to improve efficiency, resilience and customer service. Air… Read the full press release

KLM adds 10,000 additional seats between Bristol and Amsterdam this summer

Bristol, UK, 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM has added 10,000 additional seats between Bristol and Amsterdam this summer, commencing Monday 24 June. The extra capacity will be provided by upgrading the aircraft operating on the weekday service to a Boeing 737 aircraft, providing an additional 32 seats per flight. KLM currently operates four daily… Read the full press release

British Airways is the first UK airline to use biometric technology to board flights from the US

British Airways is the first UK airline to use biometric technology to board flights from the US More than a quarter of a million British Airways customers have now successfully used their face as their identity on flights from the US More than 3m customers have used the tech on UK domestic flights – international… Read the full press release

SAS launches direct connection between Brussels and Tromsø (Norway)

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS will operate a Boeing 737 on the route on Saturdays from January to March. The winter period is seen as a particularly attractive time to visit Northern Norway, so SAS has reached agreements with numerous companies in the tourism sector to attract tourists to the “Paris of… Read the full press release

dnata continues to invest in its catering operations in the United States

dnata commences catering operations at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the 4th U.S. airport in its catering network The Houston expansion is expected to create over 150 direct jobs with the company over the next 18 months dnata will open four additional catering facilities in the U.S. in 2019 growing its local team to over 700… Read the full press release

Emirates deploys latest Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft on its Dubai- Malé route

Dubai, U.A.E, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced the deployment of its latest Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft fitted with the ‘Game Changer’ First Class suites on its Dubai- Malé route from 1st June, 2019. The Maldivian capital will become the first destination in the South Asian region to be served on a… Read the full press release

Emirates introduces the first scheduled Airbus A380 service to Riyadh

A380 service effective from 21 April Riyadh to become 51st destination on Emirates A380 network Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will be providing more options and choice for its customers in Riyadh with the introduction of the first scheduled Airbus A380 service to the capital city, effective 21 April 2019. Riyadh will be… Read the full press release

Emirates and SpiceJet announce codeshare agreement

Six Indian cities served by SpiceJet, will join the Emirates network India, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates and SpiceJet have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter into a reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open new routes and destinations for passengers travelling between India and popular destinations across Africa, America, Europe… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts unveils plans for an all-new Private Jet that will take flight in early 2021

The reimagined Four Seasons Private Jet further enhances the in-flight experience, for an elevated take on five-star service in the sky Toronto, Canada, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, unveils plans for an all-new Four Seasons Private Jet that will take flight in early 2021, evoking the bygone… Read the full press release

flydubai starts flights to Sochi, Russia

flydubai becomes the first UAE based airline to offer direct flights to Sochi Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai today (April 23, 2019) has announced the start of flights to Sochi, Russia. Flights between Dubai and Sochi will operate twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, starting from 07 June 2019…. Read the full press release

CVG once again has the lowest airfares in the region

Erlanger, Ky., 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The U.S. Department of Transportation released its average airfare ranking report for fourth quarter 2018, and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) once again has the lowest airfares in the region. Among the top 100 U.S. domestic airports, CVG ranked #78.  The CVG average fare of $334 is… Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport recorded 1,018,671 passengers in March, a 0.3% increase from March 2018

Kansas City, MO, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 1,018,671 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in March, a 0.3 percent increase from March 2018. Passenger boardings were up 0.7 percent, with a total of 508,285 boarded. For the year to… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines starts direct flights from Novosibirsk to Guangzhou (China)

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, is starting direct flights from Novosibirsk to Guangzhou (China) on May 21, 2019. Tickets are already available. The flights will be operated on Tuesdays and Sundays. Departure from Tolmachevo Airport is at 21:10, and arrival in Guangzhou is at 04:15 local time on the following day. The return flight departs on Wednesdays and Mondays at 05:15 and… Read the full press release

Positive developments at Leipzig/Halle Airport during the first quarter

Schkeuditz, Germany, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — “The way that business developed at Leipzig/Halle Airport during the first quarter makes us optimistic as we look forward to the whole year. Thanks to new services in the low-cost sector and in tourist flights, the prospects that the positive trend will continue are excellent,” says Götz Ahmelmann,… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport offers travel tips and Easter advice

Tips, tools and advice issued to help passengers fly through with ease this summer New signage across the site set to help infrequent users New car parks coming to increase capacity with passengers urged to always pre-book Advice comes as 1.9m set to jet off over the Easter holidays Manchester, UK, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

9.7m passengers travelled through Gatwick Airport Q4 January – March 2019

Total passenger numbers +4.0% year-on-year, with long-haul +7.5% Gatwick achieved its busiest ever February half term as 1.2m passengers travelled through the airport LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has achieved its busiest-ever start to a year, as passenger numbers grew by +4.0% in Q4, compared to 2018, as 9.7 million passengers… Read the full press release