Qatar Executive now certified to fly to Samedan, Switzerland; Chambery, France; and Innsbruck, Austria

The private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group now flies to three new destinations: Samedan, Chambery and Innsbruck DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Executive (QE), the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group, can now  fly to Samedan, Switzerland; Chambery, France; and Innsbruck, Austria. These destinations have a special designation… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces new nonstop flights linking cities across the United States

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Mar 15, 2019) announced several new nonstop flights linking cities across the United States as it extends its bookable flight schedule through Nov. 2, 2019. New Daily Nonstop Routes Take Off Effective Aug. 10, 2019, Southwest will add weekend service between St. Louisand Salt Lake City. On… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport recognised as a Partner Airport of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Perishable Logistics (IATA CEIV Fresh)

Pioneering High Standards for Handling Perishable Cargo HONG KONG, CHINA, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been recognised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as a Partner Airport of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Perishable Logistics (IATA CEIV Fresh), the first airport community in the world to receive… Read the full press release

Vietjet introduces two new international routes to Tokyo and Busan

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Welcoming the bustling summer, new-age carrier Vietjet introduces two new international routes: Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) – Tokyo (Narita – Japan) and Nha Trang (Vietnam) – Busan (South Korea) with tickets purchasable now. These two new routes aim to connect the popular tourism cities,… Read the full press release

Oman Air hosted an engaging forum on Emergency Response Planning

MUSCAT, Oman, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, recently hosted an engaging forum on Emergency Response Planning which took place at Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) auditorium. The forum was conducted by a team of Malaysian Airlines officials who had flown in from Kuala Lumpur,… Read the full press release

Emirates launches second daily flight from Dubai to London Stansted starting 1st July, 2019

Airline will operate 11 daily flights to three points in London New flight timings enable even more convenient connection options Both Stansted flights will be operated by Emirates’ latest Boeing 777 DUBAI, U.A.E., 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates today (12th March 2019) announced the launch of a second daily flight from Dubai (DXB) to… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines announces nonstop flights three times daily between Hollywood Burbank Airport and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Lights, camera, less money, more go!  Spirit Airlines is getting ready for its close-up as the airline announces it will soon serve Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR).  Beginning June 20, 2019, Spirit (NYSE: SAVE) will begin nonstop flights three times daily between Burbank and McCarran International Airport (LAS)… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrated a landmark flight operated by a crew made up entirely of 15 women

Qatar Airways flight QR194 from Brussels to Doha on Sunday 10 March was operated entirely by 15 women, from flight deck through to cabin crew European Commissioner for Transport describes the flight as a “great example of encouraging women to join the sector” DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways celebrated a… Read the full press release

Mission possible for Milan Malpensa

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SEA Milan attends Asian route development conference in Cebu, Philippines to attract more routes to and from the region.  CEBU, Philippines, 2019-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — “Asia and Australia are key growth regions for Milan,” confides Andrea Tucci, VP Aviation Business Development at SEA, Linate and Malpensa airports operator. “In 2018, we registered 1.2 million direct… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces Japan’s first medium to long-haul low cost carrier, ZIPAIR

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — During a press conference held at Japan Airlines Headquarters on Friday afternoon, T.B.L. Co., Ltd. Representative Director and President, Shingo Nishida, announced the name of Japan`s first medium to long-haul low cost carrier as ZIPAIR. With the registration now official, the company will be established as ZIPAIR Tokyo… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport cargo zone welcomes a new airline: Sichuan Airlines Cargo

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — By the end of April, the Chinese carrier Sichuan Airlines Cargo, active in a country well-known for its e-commerce, will strengthen the cargo network operated at Brussels Airport. With 732,000 tonnes of cargo in 2018, Brussels Airport has become one of the major hubs. Its strategic location at… Read the full press release

easyJet announces five new based aircraft and four new routes from Manchester this summer

Flights to Jerez de la Frontera, Spain to commence 17 August 2019 Flights to Kalamata, Greece to commence 15 June 2019 Flights to Bari, Italy to commence 17 August 2019 Flights to Nice, France to commence 16 June 2019 LUTON, England, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline has today (MAR 07, 2019)  announced that it will… Read the full press release

Ryanair launched its Belfast Winter 2019 schedule

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (7 Mar) launched its Belfast Winter schedule (2019), with 9 routes which will deliver 850,000 customers p.a. at Belfast Airport. Ryanair’s Belfast W19 schedule will deliver: 9 routes to Alicante (3 pw), Bergamo (2), Berlin Schonefeld (2), Krakow (3), Lanzarote (1), London… Read the full press release

British Airways unveiled a Boeing 747 painted in the Landor design as the third in its series of four heritage liveries

Boeing 747, reg G-BNLY, arrived at Heathrow this morning in the recognisable Landor livery The aircraft will take to the skies on long-haul routes currently served by the Boeing 747 British Airways is painting selected aircraft in heritage designs to mark its centenary LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways today (March 09,… Read the full press release

British Airways unveils significant enhances to the onboard product and service in its First cabin

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is set to deliver significant changes to the onboard product and service in its First cabin as part of its £6.5bn investment for customers. The new look and feel, set to take to the skies from March 31, will include new bedding, amenities and menus… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines unveiled its specially-themed Airbus A321 featuring the beloved Disney character Dumbo

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines today (3/6/2019) unveiled its specially-themed Airbus A321 that features a larger-than-life image of the beloved Disney character Dumbo. The airline known for inspiring its Guests to take to the skies, is teaming up with Disney to celebrate the upcoming release of its live-action movie “Dumbo,”… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways revealed its new Economy Class experience and seven upcoming destinations at ITB Berlin

Airline to launch direct services to Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey and Mogadishu, Somalia in 2019 New Economy Class experience features additional leg room, faster broadband and a new in-flight dining experience, ‘Quisine’, featuring all new tableware with 25 per cent larger main courses and 50 per cent larger… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches the only nonstop flight connecting the Pacific Northwest to Ohio’s capital city

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The connection between two dynamic regions – Western Washington and Central Ohio – just got easier. Alaska Airlines launches daily nonstop service today (March 7, 2019) between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and John Glenn Columbus International Airport. It’s the only nonstop flight between the two cities. “Alaska Airlines continues to connect the West… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Cargo received its Domestic Airline of the Year award for the 10th consecutive year

Carrier’s Award-Winning Cargo Team lands prestigious honor for 10th consecutive year DALLAS, TX, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Cargo is celebrating success by bringing home one of the industry’s top air cargo awards. The Airforwarders Association recently honored Southwest Cargo with its Domestic Airline of the Year award for the 10th… Read the full press release

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport first to purchase veriScan as airport-wide biometric aircraft boarding solution

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport first to purchase veriScan as airport-wide biometric aircraft boarding solution Washington, D.C., USA, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Monday that Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) recently awarded it a contract for implementation of an Airports Authority-designed biometric screening system known as veriScan™. The… Read the full press release

Wizz Air expands its fleet with its first Airbus neo aircraft in Hamburg

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, and the leading low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe today (MAR 7, 2019) has taken delivery of its first of 256 Airbus neo aircraft on order in Hamburg. The new generation Airbus A321neo aircraft is powered by two… Read the full press release

Travelport launches global campaign to improve awareness and use of the DPNA SSR code to give more support to passengers with intellectual disabilities

Campaign allied to the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019 targets greater use of the DPNA Special Service Request code1, used to alert airlines when a traveler has an intellectual or developmental disability and needs assistance Company discovered exceptionally low use of the code across the world in 2018 Poll of travel agents revealed just… Read the full press release

Vistara becomes the first Indian airline to offer sanitary pads on flights within India

Vistara to provide organic bio-degradable sanitary napkins to customers upon request Service to be available on all flights across Vistara network starting 8 March 2019 Part of ‘Vistara for Women’: A suite of services especially for women All-women crew to operate retro-themed flights on the #VistaraRetroJet between Delhi and Goa on Women’s Day, with crew… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to launch its first-ever service to the Hawaiian Islands from Oakland International Airport on March 17

Carrier’s nonstop service to Hawaiian Islands part of continued long-haul expansion at OAK Oakland, Calif., 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (March 4, 2019) announced plans to launch its highly-anticipated, first-ever service to the Hawaiian Islands from Oakland International Airport (OAK) with an inaugural flight to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Delta Air Lines’ nonstop service to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport this summer

Nonstop from OAK this summer… connecting to the world Oakland, Calif., 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) announces today (March 5, 2019) that beginning June 9, 2019, Delta Air Lines will resume nonstop service between Oakland and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Passengers will appreciate the early morning arrival in ATL and connections… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport welcomes Widerøe’s third daily flight to Stavanger

Aberdeen, UK, 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Widerøe will add a third daily flight on weekdays to Stavanger from Aberdeen International Airport. A new lunch time flight will be added for the summer season and will be effective from Monday 3 June until 21 June. It will begin again on Monday 12 August through to… Read the full press release

Turkish Airlines extends codeshare agreement with Oman Air

Istanbul Turkey, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Turkish Airlines and Oman Air have revised the codeshare agreement signed earlier. Under the revised agreement, Turkish Airlines will codeshare on Oman Air operating flights to Salalah, while Oman Air will codeshare on Turkish Airlines operating flights to Rome, Copenhagen and Algiers. The codeshare agreement allows guests… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes Blue Islands’ 5,000 extra seats this summer

Bristol, UK, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Blue Islands has added 5,000 additional seats on its Bristol services this summer. The airline will operate a further 76 flights between the Channel Islands and Bristol. Rob Veron, CEO Blue Islands said, “With additional flights on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays throughout the summer, there’s now even more… Read the full press release

South African Airways (SAA) Voyager launches its own SAA Voyager Mobile Application

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) Voyager has launched its own SAA Voyager Mobile Application.  This means that the transactional experience for Voyager members is now in the palm of members’ hand with easy navigation whilst on the go. The current SAA Mobile App only displays a customer’s status… Read the full press release

SAA Voyager announces partnership with Uber

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — SAA Voyager has partnered with Uber to introduce a new payment option for Voyager members who now have the option to use their SAA Voyager Miles to pay for their Uber rides in South Africa with just a few taps. This partnership allows both companies jointly… Read the full press release