Air Serbia launches direct flight between Budapest and Nis

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Serbia launched a direct flight between Budapest and Nis. Passengers can fly with the Serbian national carrier between the two cities twice a week, all through the year. The first direct flight between Budapest and Nis (in the South-East of Serbia) took off today. The airline is… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport welcomes LOT’s new non-stop long-haul flights to Seoul starting September 2019

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — LOT has been consistently expanding its network of connections from Budapest. On 22 September 2019 LOT is going to launch non-stop long-haul flights to Seoul and on 30 March next year LOT is going to launch six new destinations, including Sofia, Prague, Belgrade, Stuttgart, Bucharest and Brussels, thereby… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces new weekly Bristol ski route to Turin, Italy from December 2019

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (30th Jul 2019) announced a new weekly Bristol ski route to Turin, Italy commencing in December 2019, as part of Ryanair’s extended Bristol Winter 19 schedule. Bristol consumers and visitors can now book their ski holiday to Turin as far out as March 2020, enjoying… Read the full press release

IATA announces the launch of the NDC Matchmaker

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the NDC Matchmaker, a free web-based tool to bring more visibility to travel distribution stakeholders that are collaborating on implementations of the New Distribution Capability (NDC). The NDC Matchmaker enables airlines, travel sellers and content aggregators (such as global… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes JAL’s new cargo flights between O’Hare International Airport and Narita International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (08/01/2019) joined with Japan Airlines (JAL) and Kalitta Air at O’Hare International Airport to celebrate JAL’s new lease to utilize Kalitta Air’s wide body freighters for multiple, weekly cargo flights between O’Hare International Airport and Narita International Airport. “O’Hare is one… Read the full press release

Southwest launches Destination 225° career program to lead aspiring Pilots to Southwest Airlines

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Aug 1, 2019) launches an innovative career program called Destination 225° which provides pathways to becoming a competitively qualified candidate for future Southwest First Officer positions. On a compass, 225° is the southwest directional heading, and Destination 225° was developed to lead aspiring… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces new seasonal services to Niigata and the return of flights to Tokushima, Japan

Launching new seasonal services to Niigata and rejoicing the return of Tokushima Hong Kong, China, 2019-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group is giving customers more reasons to jet to Japan this winter with the addition of two extra seasonal routes including a new service to Niigata and the return of flights to… Read the full press release

British Airways welcomed its first Airbus 350

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ first Airbus 350, registration G-XWBA, touched down at London Heathrow this weekend, featuring the airline’s newest generation business class seat, Club Suite. The airline will take delivery of 18 A350s, with four of the new aircraft joining the fleet before the end of the year. Carolina… Read the full press release

British Airways to serve menus design by Michelin-starred British chef, Tom Kerridge throughout August

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its centenary celebrations, British Airways has teamed up with Michelin-starred British chef, Tom Kerridge, to design gourmet menus for customers travelling with the airline throughout August – the airline’s birthday month. The new menus, which feature great British flavours, will be available in every cabin… Read the full press release

SITA’s self-service kiosks and bag-drop solutions installed at Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2019-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — When the new departures terminal opens at Buenos Aires’ main airport in October, passengers will be able to check in and drop off their baggage in record time, without having to queue for an agent. This is thanks to technology from SITA, the global IT provider to… Read the full press release

CDA announces first-ever direct flight to Brisbane from Chicago

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), Qantas Airlines and American Airlines today (07/24/2019) announced new, nonstop international service from O’Hare International Airport to Brisbane – the largest city and capital of the Australian state of Queensland. It is the twelfth international route O’Hare has added in 2019, and… Read the full press release

ALPA: The Safe Skies Act Would Ensure Cargo Pilots Are Sufficiently Rested Before Flight

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The pilots of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA); the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA), including the Independent Pilots Association (IPA); and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224 today (July 23, 2019) announced renewed efforts to achieve one level of safety for all-cargo pilots and… Read the full press release

Ryanair survey: Sunny Spain Tops The Polls As Number 1 Summer Destination

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (23 July) announced the results of its Summer Trends travel survey which revealed: The most popular summer destinations for Ryanair customers are Mallorca, Alicante, and Malaga; Families, however, are bucking the trend for summer breaks, with Cyprus, Tel Aviv, and Lanzarote as… Read the full press release

New Boeing 787 Dreamliner for EGYPTAIR Flies Home on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Flight from Seattle to Cairo represents the longest 787 delivery flight using sustainable fuel Delivery flight launches Boeing program that offer operators the option to use sustainable fuel for flight home SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] today (July 23, 2019) delivered the fifth 787 Dreamliner for EGYPTAIR via a lease agreement… Read the full press release

Boeing introduces Jeppesen Mobile QuickClear to simplify U.S. Customs and Border Protection processes for pilots

Mobile QuickClear application simplifies U.S. Customs and Border Protection processes for business and general aviation pilots OSHKOSH, Wis., 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has introduced a new digital application, Jeppesen Mobile QuickClear. This application, created in partnership with Airside Mobile for encryption and data management services, simplifies the international clearance process with… Read the full press release

Air Partner Launches a Fixed Trans-Atlantic Rate for JetCard

LONDON, July 25, 2019 – Air Partner plc, the global aviation services group, today announces the launch of its new fixed Trans-Atlantic rate structure as part of its industry leading JetCard programme. The fixed rate of $15,650 per hour is now available for flights between Europe and the United States, further simplifying JetCard members’ journeys between these… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes American Airlines’ daily seasonal service to Phoenix

Erlanger, Ky., 2019-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — American Airlines announced it will begin daily seasonal service to Phoenix from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) beginning December 18, 2019 through April 6, 2020. The route flies during the Christmas/New Year’s holiday, Spring Break and Cincinnati Reds Spring Training using A319 aircraft (120 seat configuration). Tickets are… Read the full press release

SFO announces the official opening of the first nine-gate section of Harvey Milk Terminal 1

Southwest Airlines and JetBlue begin flights from first nine-gate section today SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (July 23, 2019) announced the official opening of the first nine-gate section of Harvey Milk Terminal 1. Southwest Airlines and JetBlue began flights this morning from the new… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways becomes a “Supporting Partner” of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay

ANA to spread the Olympic spirit across Japan through the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay. ANA will partner with JAL to transport the Olympic flame to Japan. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, has signed an agreement today with the Tokyo… Read the full press release

ACI World: global passenger traffic continued to grow in May 2019 while the air freight market fell again

International air freight market continues to bear brunt of trade wars and protectionism Montreal, Canada, 2019-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World reports that global passenger traffic continued to grow in May 2019 while the air freight market fell again. The global passenger market gained +3.1% in May, up from +2.9% in… Read the full press release

Eastern Airways increases services from Southampton Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport

Kirmington, England, 2019-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastern Airways is increasing services from Southampton Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport up to 3 flights a day, Monday to Thursday, as it offers more choice on its Flybe franchise services. From 9 September 2019, the UK regional airline will introduce a 3pm afternoon flight from Southampton and… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport expects 725,000 passengers over the Summer school holidays

Liverpool, UK, 2019-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — This weekend sees the start of Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s (LJLA) busiest time of the year once again, as the school holidays begin for many families from across the region. Thousands of passengers are expected to jet off abroad from Liverpool for their main holiday over the coming… Read the full press release

Emirates unveils new Rugby Sevens A380 livery

Newest A380 livery dedicated to Dubai’s largest sporting and social event set to attract more than 100,000 rugby fans For the first time, Emirates will feature men’s and women’s rugby players on its aircraft First scheduled service with new livery took flight to Glasgow, Scotland –  one of the countries competing for rugby sevens glory… Read the full press release

Moscow Cargo earns Eurasian award for the most modern and high-tech cargo air terminal

MOSCOW, Russia, 2019-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — LLC Moscow Cargo became the winner of the Eurasian award in the field of aviation marketing 2019 in the special nomination “For the launch of the most modern and high-tech cargo air terminal in the Eurasian region”. The solemn award ceremony took place on the 8th of July… Read the full press release

British Airways jumbo jet and The Red Arrows delighted spectators at the world’s largest military air show

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Spectators at the world’s largest military air show delighted at a fly-past by a specially decorated British Airways jumbo jet and The Red Arrows. Flight BA100 lead the display at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Saturday, July 20 and was flanked by nine Hawk jets belonging to the Royal Air Force… Read the full press release

ALPA releases new white paper highlighting proven safety benefits of having two pilots on the flight deck

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Capt. Joe DePete, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), released a new white paper today (July 17, 2019) highlighting the proven safety benefits that having at least two pilots on the flight deck provide to our nation’s aviation system. The document, released in conjunction with the Association’s… Read the full press release

Wizz Air allocates third aircraft to Chisinau, Moldova

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing airline and the leading low-cost carrier in Moldova, announced today (JUL 18, 2019) the allocation of a third aircraft to Chisinau. The new Airbus A320 will join the fleet in December, enabling the increase of frequencies of the airline’s existing 8 routes and the start of four new… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport HY1 2019 passenger traffic 14.1% up YoY

MOSCOW, Russia, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport has summed up its operating results for June and HY1 2019. Total passenger traffic in the first six months of 2019 was 23.404 million passengers, 14.1% up YoY. In HY1 2019, the airport provided 188,346 takeoff and landing operations, a 14.6% increase YoY. Sheremetyevo is… Read the full press release

Turkish Airlines launches Istanbul-Bali direct flights

Global carrier’s Istanbul-Bali direct flights will be operated as seven frequencies per week. Istanbul, Turkey, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Flying to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines inaugurated its direct flights between its home base Istanbul and world-renowned tourist destination, Bali (Indonesia) on July 17,… Read the full press release

Air France inaugurates completely revamped lounge at Washington-Dulles international airport

Paris, France, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — On July 18th, 2019, Air France inaugurated its completely revamped and more spacious lounge located in the heart of Washington-Dulles international airport (USA), near the boarding gates. The new lounge welcomes Air France La Première and Business customers and Flying Blue Elite Plus members in a completely revamped,… Read the full press release