Qantas and Emirates to extend partnership for another five years

Five year extension to landmark alliance deal Evolution of joint network to offer customers more choice Three options to get to UK/Europe – via Dubai, Perth and Singapore Capacity shifted to fast-growing Asia market Changes to deliver upside to both airlines; Qantas annualised net benefit estimated at more than $80 million from FY19 Sydney, Australia,… Read the full press release

Qantas announces four 787-9 Dreamliners to be based in Brisbane

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas today announced that four 787-9 Dreamliners will be based in Brisbane, bringing 470 new jobs and opening up new potential international routes. The first of eight Dreamliners ordered by the national carrier will be delivered from Boeing in late October this year, and the first to… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes new Southwest Airlines’ nonstop flights to Orlando and New York/Newark in spring 2018

Oakland, Calif., 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) welcomes the announcement by Southwest Airlines that it will add two new long-haul destinations at the East Bay airport. The announcement brings Southwest’s operation in Oakland to a total of 31 nonstop destinations throughout the US and Mexico. Beginning April 8, 2018, Southwest Airlines will add:… Read the full press release

Wizz Air launches 5 new routes from its Kyiv base

SECOND BASED AIRCRAFT JOINS FLEET, 5 NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED,  MORE LOCAL JOBS CREATED BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Ukraine’s leading low-cost carrier, launched 5 new routes past weekend from Kyiv to Poland, Germany and Denmark, together with celebrating the deployment of the second Airbus… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces remarkable achievement over the past five years of operations in Israel

NUMBER OF ROUTES DOUBLES, YEARLY CAPACITY GROWS BY 82% BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern shared today (27. AUGUST, 2017) remarkable results achieved over the past five years of operations in the Israeli market. Its low fare network across the country has been… Read the full press release

Norwegian launches special 15th birthday sale

Norwegian launches special 15th birthday sale   19 long-haul routes are on sale as well as flights to Europe from £29 one-way Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian will celebrate its 15th birthday this weekend and has launched a special sale giving holidaymakers the chance to bag a bargain flight to… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines expands services from Mineta San Jose International Airport with new flights to Austin, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona

Carrier continues to grow its presence in California, making it the go-to airline for travelers living on the West Coast SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines this week begins daily, nonstop service from San Jose, California to Austin, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona. With these new flights, Alaska serves more destinations from Mineta San Jose International Airport than any… Read the full press release

British Airways: fly to Europe and back for a grand total of just £35, plus 9,000 Avios

British Airways: fly to Europe and back for a grand total of just £35, plus 9,000 Avios   London, 2017-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is offering thousands of customers the chance to fly to Europe and back for a grand total of just £35, plus 9,000 Avios as part of its Reward… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines selects Gogo to provide next-generation satellite-based inflight Wi-Fi service

With 20 times more bandwidth, guests will be able to stream, chat, browse gate-to-gate; Also, Free Chat™ and movies now available on all Virgin America flights SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has selected Gogo to provide next-generation satellite-based inflight Wi-Fi service across its entire Boeing and Airbus fleet. Gogo’s broadband 2Ku… Read the full press release

TAP’s A330 retrojet “Portugal” makes its third trip in 1970s style between Lisbon and Miami, USA

Lisbon, Portugal, 2017-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The national airline today (2017-08-21) makes its third trip back in time, this time to the iconic “Magic City” The TAP A330 retrojet, named “Portugal”, today makes its third trip in 1970s style, between Lisbon and Miami, USA. The flavours of the Algarve will also be present… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport welcomes American Airlines’ expanded Shannon to Philadelphia service in 2018

Shannon Airport welcomes American Airlines’ expanded Shannon to Philadelphia service in 2018   Ireland, 2017-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport has welcomed the announcement by American Airlines to expand its Shannon to Philadelphia service in 2018, as the airline continues to build on the growing demand for flights between Shannon and its Philadelphia… Read the full press release

Vistara launches an interline partnership with Qatar’s flag-carrier, Qatar Airways

New Delhi, 2017-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Vistara, India’s finest full-service airline, today (August 22, 2017) announced the launch of an interline partnership with Qatar’s flag-carrier, Qatar Airways. The partnership enables Qatar Airways’ customers to travel seamlessly on Vistara’s domestic flights, to and from Qatar Airway’s global network. Together the two airlines will provide… Read the full press release

South African Airways receives clearance to commence operations between South Africa and Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG, 2017-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways has received clearance to commence operations between South Africa and Zimbabwe. Flights between the two countries will resume today (20 August 2017). Flights between South Africa and Zimbabwe were affected yesterday due to flight restrictions imposed by the Zimbabwean authorities on operations. The decision to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates its first-ever passenger service to the Czech Republic

Qatar Airways inaugurates its first-ever passenger service to the Czech Republic   Qatar Airways’ new daily non-stop route marks the airline’s first-ever passenger service to the Czech Republic Airline continues its robust expansion in Eastern Europe, with launch of service to Kyiv, Ukraine to take place next week  DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces new flights to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Qatar Airways announces new flights to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh   Airline of the Year responds to strong passenger demand with increased capacity to Colombo and Dhaka DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways continues to demonstrate strong global growth with the announcement of new flights to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The ‘Airline… Read the full press release

British Airways launches new flights from Manchester to Salzburg in Austria and Chambery in France

British Airways launches new flights from Manchester to Salzburg in Austria and Chambery in France   London, 2017-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is helping customers beat the post summer holiday blues with week-long half board winter snow packages for under £600, including direct flights from Manchester. To celebrate the launch of the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches flights to Chiang Mai; its fourth destination in Thailand

Qatar Airways launches flights to Chiang Mai; its fourth destination in Thailand   Five-star carrier to offer flights to Thailand’s ‘Rose of the North’ from 7 December, 2017 Beautiful Chiang Mai becomes Qatar Airways’ fourth Thai destination DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has announced it will launch flights to beautiful Chiang… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport named one of the two top UK airports for punctuality

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has been named one of the two top airports in the UK for punctuality. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) figures in relation to flights to and from UK airports for British and Irish airlines have revealed that flights leaving Belfast City Airport are,… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports awarded the UAE’s first Aerodrome Flight Information Services certification from GCAA

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports has been awarded the UAE’s first Aerodrome Flight Information Services (AFIS) certification from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), for Sir Bani Yas Airport. AFIS is provided at airfields where flight information is required, but where the aircraft traffic does not… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to expand its significantly Gdansk operations

6 BASED AIRCRAFT, TWO NEW ROUTES, 22 ADDITIONAL WEEKLY FLIGHTS, 26% ANNUAL GROWTH   BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today (10. AUGUST, 2017) announced that it will significantly expand its Gdansk operations from this December. Basing a 6 aircraft at Lech… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to add second Airbus A320 aircraft and six new routes at its Iasi base

2 BASED AIRCRAFT AT IASI, SIX NEW ROUTES, MORE LOCAL JOBS BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania’s leading carrier, today (11. AUGUST, 2017) announced that it will further expand its Iasi operations, adding a second Airbus A320 aircraft at its Iasi base in April… Read the full press release

Oman Air with third daily flight on its popular Muscat to Mumbai route

MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Launched on 1 August this year, the two hour 50 minutes flight departs Muscat at 22.40 hrs and arrives in Mumbai at 03.00 hrs. The return flight leaves Mumbai at 04.05 hrs and reaches Muscat at 05.15 hrs. Oman Air already has two daily return flights between… Read the full press release

Norwegian launches second daily service to New York City

Airline offers double-daily flights to New York from £149 with launch of new early morning service Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, 10th August, Norwegian has launched a new second daily service to New York City with fares from £149, meaning that passengers can now experience the city that never sleeps in just… Read the full press release

First revenue flight for Bombardier C Series Aircraft to London City Airport

First revenue flight for Bombardier C Series Aircraft to London City Airport   Montréal, Canada, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft celebrated another important milestone for the C Series aircraft program with the first revenue flight into London City Airport, a Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) CS100 jetliner from Zurich. “We are proud… Read the full press release

Flybe’s 2018 Summer routes from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Flybe’s 2018 Summer routes from Liverpool John Lennon Airport   Liverpool, UK, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Understanding that many of its customers like to plan early to take advantage of the best possible prices, Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (7th August 2017) announced its 2018 Summer schedule from Liverpool John Lennon Airport…. Read the full press release

Norwegian launches new second daily service to New York City from London Gatwick

Airline offers double-daily flights to New York from £149 with launch of new early morning service Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ —  Today, 10th August, Norwegian has launched a new second daily service to New York City with fares from £149, meaning that passengers can now experience the city that never sleeps in just… Read the full press release

SWISS the first airline to offer commercial flights with Bombardier C Series aircraft to and from London City Airport

LONDON, 2017-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — On Tuesday 8 August SWISS became the first airline in the world to offer commercial flights with the Bombardier C Series aircraft to and from London City Airport. The advanced and innovative short- and medium-haul Bombardier CS100 will henceforth also operate SWISS’s scheduled services to and from London City…. Read the full press release

Qatar grants visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries

Number of nationalities eligible to enter visa-free highest in region Qatar considering further enhancements to visa policy, including waiver for holders of visa/resident permit for GCC and Schengen countries, as well as UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand   DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar’s Ministry of Interior (MoI), Qatar Tourism… Read the full press release

100,000 horse-racing devotees attended the 2017 Qatar Goodwood Festival

Runners and riders celebrate the season’s racing, thanks to the partnership between Qatar Airways and the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club Winning design of Ladies’ Day top hat chosen from scores of enthusiastic entrants DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — More than 100,000 horse-racing devotees attended the prestigious 2017 Qatar Goodwood Festival during the… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces 4 new routes from Eilat Ovda, Israel to Riga, Katowice, Prague and Bucharest

Four New Low-Fare Routes from Eilat Ovda to Central-Eastern Europe BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, continues its massive expansion in Israel, announcing 4 new low-fare routes from Eilat Ovda to Riga (Latvia) Katowice (Poland), Prague (Czech Republic) and Bucharest (Romania). Starting winter season 2017, the new low-fare services will bring truly affordable travel… Read the full press release