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

Heathrow hosts Guinness World Records® official attempt for heaviest aircraft to be pulled over 100 metres by a wheelchair team

Airport hosts official attempt for heaviest aircraft to be pulled over 100 metres by a wheelchair team Money raised in support of charity to help people with disabilities to learn to fly Heathrow celebrates new training and wheelchair repatriation processes to help improve passenger journeys LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — On Friday evening,… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways announces new four flights a week service between Bangkok and Nha Trang, Vietnam

Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited announces its new service linking Bangkok and Nha Trang, Vietnam. The airline will offer four flights a week (Monday, Wednesday Friday and Sunday) with a 144-seater Airbus A319 aircraft, starting from 25 January 2019. Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways PCL… Read the full press release

Turkish Airlines launches twice per week service to Banjul, Gambia

Istanbul, Turkey, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Turkish Airlines flying to more countries and destinations over the world, keeps its expansion by launching flights to Banjul which is the capital city of Gambia. As of 26th November 2018 , Banjul flights will be operated twice per week and it will be in connection with… Read the full press release

Aeroflot expands Business Pass fare with 16 new routes

Moscow, Russia, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has expanded the Business Pass fare designed for frequent business fliers to 16 new routes. Business Pass is now available between St Petersburg and Murmansk, and between Moscow and Voronezh, Belgorod, Saratov, Orenburg, Anapa, Stavropol, Astrakhan, Mineralnye Vody, Murmansk, Makhachkala, Nizhnevartovsk, Surgut, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk and Minsk. Business… Read the full press release

TAP Air Portugal expands its fleet with world’s first new generation wide body Airbus A330-900neo

Lisbon, Portugal, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP Air Portugal has taken delivery of the world’s first new generation wide body A330neo and, as the launch airline, will be the first to benefit from the aircraft’s unbeatable operating economics, increased range, and Airbus’ new Airspace cabin offering passengers the best in class comfort. The Portuguese… Read the full press release

Norwegian Reward launches Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar filled with daily savings, offers and flight discounts

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian is counting down the days to Christmas by offering members of its loyalty programme 24 consecutive days of fantastic savings on flights, special partner offers and chances to win £2000 worth of points that can be used to redeem any Norwegian flight, including taxes. Voted Skytrax… Read the full press release

Emirates Skywards launches new offer to earn up to double Tier Miles on flights

Emirates Skywards members earn bonus Tier Miles on Emirates or flydubai flights booked and flown during the offer period Members can unlock benefits of next Emirates Skywards tier sooner Dubai, UAE, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Members of Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, can now achieve their next Emirates… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to serve Doi Tung Coffee created by Mae Fah Luang Foundation and Mi Cafeto on Bangkok route

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines will serve Doi Tung Coffee created by the Mae Fah Luang Foundation and Mi Cafeto Co., Ltd. on JAL`s Bangkok route from December 1, 2018. JAL and Mi Cafeto started their partnership in 2011 and since then, have served a variety of coffee beans through JAL… Read the full press release

British Airways retires of the most iconic aircraft in its fleet, the Boeing 767

767 first entered fleet in 1990, flying over 425,000 commercial flights Last commercial flight took place yesterday, Larnaca – Heathrow, before being retired to St Athan in Wales today Retirement comes just days after airline takes delivery of 30th 787 Dreamliner LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways today (November 26, 2018) bids… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches new twice-weekly direct service to Isfahan from 4 February 2019

The historic city of Isfahan to become the airline’s fourth-gateway to Iran with the launch of a new direct service from Doha by the Airbus A320 on 4 February 2019 The airline will also introduce extra flights to Shiraz and Tehran from early January 2019 DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces new route connecting Palanga (Lithuania) with Dortmund (Germany)

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing airline today (NOV 23, 2018) announced a new route connecting Palanga with Dortmund. This will be the first ever route connecting these two cities. Commencing on 21 April 2019, the newest WIZZ service will be operated with two weekly flights, on Wednesdays and Sundays. Seats on the… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific celebrates the launch of non-stop services to Davao City (Philippines), Medan (Indonesia) and, Cape Town (South Africa)

Cathay Pacific celebrates the launch of services to Davao City, Medan and Cape Town as record-breaking year of expansion continues Hong Kong, China, 2018-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group’s continuing network growth has been highlighted over the past few weeks by the launch of non-stop services to three new destinations – Davao… Read the full press release