SAA and Nedbank offer travellers opportunity to earn air miles thru the new SAA Voyager Cheque Card

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — If you think rising fuel costs and a tough economy have ruined your big plans to travel and see the world, SAA and Nedbank say you should think again. That’s because this partnership, which has been helping to realise the travel dreams of millions of South Africans… Read the full press release

South African Airways marks 20 years of non-stop service between Johannesburg and Lagos, Nigeria

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The leading carrier in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, South African Airways (SAA), is celebrating 20 years of non-stop operations between Johannesburg and Africa’s most populous city, Lagos, Nigeria. Operations commenced on 4 December 1998 as SAA launched its first flight into Nigeria soon after the Bilateral Air… Read the full press release

British Airways launches new routes from Heathrow to Ljubljana in Slovenia and Montpellier in France

LONDON, UK, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers can get in to a different type of holiday spirit and start plotting their summer escape now as British Airways launches new routes from Heathrow to Ljubljana in Slovenia and Montpellier in France. Seats to Slovenia’s capital are available to book on ba.com from today with flights taking off on Mondays and Fridays… Read the full press release

Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG announces management changes at Central German airports

Leipzig, Germany, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — “By allocating the responsibilities in a new way, we’ll provide clear structures at the Central German airports, streamline the decision processes and therefore become more efficient. We can then focus on our main tasks more consistently in future, make use of the outstanding growth opportunities in the… Read the full press release

Silver Airways announces new daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Daytona Beach International Airport

Starting Lineup: Silver Airways Expanding Already Extensive Florida Network with New Nonstop Service Fort Lauderdale – Daytona Beach on January 16, 2019 Introductory fares from only $59* available at SilverAirways.com Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Whether you’re a race fan, catching an MiLB Daytona Tortugas game or visiting the famed boardwalk and beaches,… Read the full press release

Sunwing Airlines signs new three-year contract with the global aviation services specialist Menzies Aviation

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Sunwing Airlines celebrated their new partnership with Menzies Aviation last week at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The carrier has signed a new three-year contract with the global aviation services specialist, who will be responsible for passenger services, ramp handling and cabin cleaning services for all Sunwing… Read the full press release

Jet Airways offers up to 30% discount in its ‘Happy holidays year-end global sale’

Strengthens domestic and international connectivity via hubs based in Delhi and Mumbai Mumbai, India, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier, full-service international airline, has introduced 65 additional frequencies on its international and domestic routes starting December 2018, thus, further strengthening its network over its hubs of Mumbai and Delhi. The airline… Read the full press release

Oman Air and its frequent flyer programme, Sindbad recognized at the 2018 World Travel Awards

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has been awarded World’s Leading Airline Economy Class at the 2018 World Travel Awards and its frequent flyer programme, Sindbad has been named “World’s Leading Airline Rewards Programme 2018”. The World Travel Awards 2018 were presented recently at… Read the full press release

South African Airways joined the world in honour of Nelson Mandela with a special fly-over at the Global Citizen Concert

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways, the national flag carrier and iconic South African brand, today (2 December 2018) joined the world in honour of Nelson Mandela, the first President of a democratic SA and Nobel Laureate, with a special fly-over at the Global Citizen Concert. The fly-over was reminiscent… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific boosts non-stop service to Seattle to daily from summer 2019

Hong Kong’s home airline boosts non-stop service to daily on the back of robust advance demand Hong Kong, China, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has today (December 4, 2018) announced that its forthcoming non-stop service to Seattle will go daily from summer 2019, further strengthening the only direct link between Hong Kong and… Read the full press release

JAPAN: All Nippon Airways and JR East to make travel across the Tohoku region as convenient as possible

Campaign aims to promote tourism in Japan by streamlining the travel experience. •Expanded booking options and reduced fares make it easier than ever to reach popular destinations in the Tohoku region. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, is partnering with… Read the full press release

Heathrow reveals four key action areas to reduce and offset the growth in emissions from new flights

Announcement demonstrates that growth at the airport is not a choice between economy and environment Comprehensive plan suggests maximising incentives for airlines, investing in more UK peatland restoration and supporting sustainable fuels  Heathrow will consult with partners on the delivery of this plan ahead of the first statutory consultation on expansion in summer 2019  LONDON,… Read the full press release

Gerald R. Ford International Airport to surprise its three millionth passenger with gifts and fantastic giveaways

Grand Rapids, Mich., 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) will be surprising its three millionth passenger on Wednesday, December 5th with a reception to also include surprises and giveaways for passengers flying that day. The Airport had a total of over 2.7 million passengers served through the end of… Read the full press release

Jet Airways announces further enhancements to its Fare Choices framework

Empowers guests with greater choice and flexibility Mumbai, India, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today (Dec 3, 2018) announced further enhancements to its Fare Choices framework, which was initially unveiled in 2016. The rapid expansion of the Fare Choices framework reflects the fast-evolving nature of Indian aviation, where an increasing number… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines brings the ORF Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria

Flight OS 858 with the Light of Peace landed in Vienna Wednesday night  Transport from Tel Aviv to Vienna and Northern America  A light as a symbol for peace  VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines brought the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria for the 32nd… Read the full press release

Aeroflot recognized as World’s Leading Airline Brand and World’s Leading Airline – Business Class at the World Travel Awards 2018

Moscow, Russia, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot’s leading position in global aviation was affirmed this weekend when it took two top prizes at the Grand Final of the World Travel Awards 2018 – World’s Leading Airline Brand and World’s Leading Airline – Business Class. Aeroflot maintained its status as the No. 1 brand in… Read the full press release

TAP Air Portugal announces nonstop service from Lisbon, to Washington, DC and Chicago in 2019

Lisbon, Portugal, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP Air Portugal aims to double operations in North America in the next years and is expanding again, adding two new routes to the United States in 2019 with nonstop service from Lisbon, to Washington, DC and Chicago.  The 73-year-old national carrier has been breaking records in the… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines opens sales on additional codeshare routes with Alaska Airlines

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (December 03, 2018) announced that the carrier will open sales on additional codeshare routes with Alaska Airlines from Monday, December 3. These new codeshare routes will be available from March 31, 2019 when JAL plans to launch its highly anticipated non-stop daily service between… Read the full press release

oneworld named Best Airline Alliance at Global Traveler’s GT Tested Reader Survey and Business Traveler North America’s 2018 Best in Business Travel Awards

Global Traveler’s GT Tested Reader Survey winner for ninth year running Business Traveler North America’s recipient for fourth consecutive year NEW YORK, NY, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — oneworld® has won two more Best Airline Alliance awards, confirming its standing as the world’s most highly prized global airline alliance. These latest accolades come in independent… Read the full press release

Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Air Arabia and Al Fursan celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day with a spectacular flypast

World-first flying formation with four commercial aircraft from Emirates, Etihad, Air Arabia and flydubai, and seven Al Fursan jets UAE aviation history made with breathtaking ‘Year of Zayed’ aerial display Dubai, UAE, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Air Arabia and Al Fursan took to the skies in unison today (December 2, 2018)… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces major new pilot training partnership with ATO SKY4u

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (30 Nov) announced a major new training partnership with ATO SKY4u to deliver a Ryanair Airline Pilot Standard (APS MCC) programme in Berlin and Vienna. The partnership will ensure Ryanair continues to attract highly trained professional pilots to support its continued growth across… Read the full press release

Boeing delivers the first 737 MAX 8 for Cayman Airways

Carrier modernizes its fleet with new fuel efficient, longer-range 737 MAX 8 airplanes Four airplanes to be secured through leading airplane lessor Air Lease Corporation SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Air Lease Corp. [NYSE: AL; “ALC”] today (Nov. 29, 2018) delivered the first 737 MAX 8 for Cayman Airways…. Read the full press release

Boeing delivers the first 737 MAX for Fiji Airways

Carrier begins modernization of single-aisle airplane fleet with the first of five 737 MAXs Fiji Airways will be first airline in the Pacific Islands to fly the more fuel-efficient 737 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the first 737 MAX for Fiji Airways, which plans to use the fuel-efficient, longer-range… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes inaugural Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Chicago

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Air New Zealand today (11/30/2018) celebrated the inaugural flight between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and New Zealand’s Auckland International Airport (AKL). This new service marks the first time Chicago is linked to New Zealand with scheduled, nonstop passenger service. This new… Read the full press release

CDA and TAP Air Portugal announce nonstop service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Portugal’s Lisbon Airport from June 2019

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation and TAP Air Portugal today (11/29/2018) announced nonstop service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Portugal’s Lisbon Airport (LIS) beginning in June 2019. The new service to Lisbon will be the first time Chicago will be linked to Portugal by a nonstop,… Read the full press release

flydubai to start operations at Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB) from 02 December 2018

Operations to start on 02 December 2018 Dubai, UAE, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based carrier flydubai has announced today (November 28, 2018) that flights to 11 of its destinations will move from its current operating base of Terminal 2 and relocate to Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB). Other services will continue to operate… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways set to launch Japan’s first Airbus A380 from Tokyo Narita International Airport on May 24, 2019

Japan’s first Airbus A380 will service Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, beginning May 24, 2019. •The flight features a wide-ranging menu in addition to premium in-flight services and amenities. •ANA offers special amenities for families traveling with children to ensure a stress-free travel experience. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA),… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways partners with Japanese food-chain Tsukiji Gindaco to add octopus-filled comfort food “Takoyaki” in its Business Class menu

Tsukiji Gindaco’s “Takoyaki” delicacy to be available as a light snack in Business Class on a number of international flights from Dec. 1, 2018. •Collaboration represents a shared passion for spreading Japanese food culture. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years,… Read the full press release

EVA Air announces new service to Nagoya, Aomori and Matsuyama, Japan in 2019

Luzhu District, Taiwan, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — EVA Air will launch flights to three more destinations in Japan in 2019, complementing the eight gateways it is serving now. Subject to government approvals, EVA will initiate flights from Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei, Taiwan to Nagoya, Aomori and Matsuyama, starting in the second quarter… Read the full press release

Norwegian to serve Miami and San Francisco from London Gatwick from 31 March, 2019

Airline to serve Miami and San Francisco to reflect customer demand and cargo opportunities More flights added to popular long-haul routes next summer LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian today (Nov 28, 2018) announces new strategic updates to its summer 2019 UK route network that will benefit consumers seeking affordable long-haul travel at www.norwegian.com/uk… Read the full press release