easyJet adds eighth aircraft at its Liverpool base

LONDON, 2017-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, the UK and Liverpool’s leading airline, has confirmed a move to expand at its Liverpool base, with the introduction of an additional Airbus A320 aircraft – the eighth aircraft to be based in Liverpool.   The aircraft is set to start operating from 27 July 2018. The airline will… Read the full press release

easyJet introduces sixth aircraft at its Belfast base

LONDON, 2017-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has confirmed a milestone for expansion at its Belfast base, with the introduction of an A320 aircraft- the sixth aircraft to be positioned at the airline’s Northern Ireland base. The aircraft is scheduled for delivery on 22nd June 2018 and will remain based in Belfast… Read the full press release

New partner airlines join ‘Worldwide by easyJet’

Italian long haul airline NEOS signed up to offer flights from Italy to a range of exciting holiday destinations in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East Guernsey’s airline Aurigny signed up as a partner airline provides Channel Island services Exclusive French business-class carrier La Compagnie offers direct connection between Paris Charles de Gaulle… Read the full press release

easyJet summer 2018 flights now on sale

LONDON, 2017-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has put its flights for summer 2018 on sale this morning meaning that thousands of flights across Europe are now on sale until 2nd September 2018. Over 112,935 flights are set to take place across easyJet’s network between 25th June 2018 and 2nd September 2018 providing more than 19,286,556 seats for passengers… Read the full press release

easyJet to trial inflight entertainment for the first time in partnership with Rakuten

easyJet to offer inflight entertainment for the first time with ‘Air Time’- offering passengers prime time content on their devices for free Free  inflight entertainment onboard  will enhance customer experience by providing TV box sets, film, audio books, games, flight information, destination guides and much more Unique easyJet inflight entertainment and services platform developed in… Read the full press release

easyJet to progressively decarbonise and reduce noise from aviation operations

LONDON, 2017-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, today outlined a strategy to progressively decarbonise and reduce noise from aviation operations. A collaboration with US company Wright Electric will support the goal for short haul flights to be operated by all-electric planes. Wright Electric has set itself the challenge of building an all-electric… Read the full press release

Jet Airways unveils host of exciting domestic and international winter getaways

All-inclusive domestic and international holidays starting INR 11,390 and INR 23,470 respectively MUMBAI, India, 2017-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s full service, premier international airline, has unveiled a host of exciting domestic and international holidays for guests planning their winter getaway. Attractively priced, with all-inclusive domestic holidays starting at INR 11,390 onwards,… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport hosts its first annual special assistance Open Day

Airport hosts first ever Open Day for those with disabilities and mobility restrictions 36 exhibitors took part, including charities and airlines, and passengers were able to experience what an airport journey would be like More than one million passengers at Heathrow request special assistance LONDON, 2017-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow welcomed over 80… Read the full press release

Heathrow’s new “Fly Quiet and Clean” report ranks airlines on noise and emission performance from April to June

Air India ‘most improved’ up 37 places to number Heathrow marks its first month without Chapter 3 aircraft – the oldest and noisiest classification of planes LONDON, 2017-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow’s new “Fly Quiet and Clean” report shows airlines are increasingly using the quietest, cleanest aircraft in their routes to Britain’s hub airport. The… Read the full press release

Wizz Air launches new route from Sofia to sunny Malaga

NEW WIZZ ROUTE TO MALAGA FROM MARCH BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Bulgaria’s leading carrier, today announced a new route from Sofia to sunny Malaga. Commencing on 27 March 2018, the newest WIZZ service will be operated twice a week, on… Read the full press release

British Airways partners with Velocys to design waste plants that convert household waste into renewable jet fuel

LONDON, 2017-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has entered a partnership to design a series of waste plants that convert household waste into renewable jet fuel to power its fleet. The partnership, with Velocys, a renewable fuels company, is part of the airline’s plans to develop long-term, sustainable fuel options. The first plant will… Read the full press release

British Airways launches direct flights from Heathrow Terminal 5 to the Seychelles

LONDON, 2017-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Sun seekers wanting to discover paradise next year will now have even more choice as British Airways launches direct flights to one of the world’s most desirable holiday destinations. From March 24 2018 customers will be able to fly direct from Heathrow Terminal 5 to the Seychelles, making British… Read the full press release

WestJet to build new wide-body hangar at YYC Calgary International Airport

Lands its new Wide-body Hangar in Calgary Calgary, AB, 2017-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ —  Today (September 21, 2017) WestJet announced that its new wide-body hangar will be located at YYC Calgary International Airport, which is also the home base for WestJet mainline and Encore head offices. The announcement will further solidify Calgary’s home-grown international… Read the full press release

British Airways the first airline worldwide to deploy eco-friendly Mototok tugs to push back aircraft from gate remotely

LONDON, 2017-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has become the first airline worldwide to introduce high-tech remote controlled devices to push back aircraft across its short-haul operation. The airline is modernising its operation to maintain and further improve punctuality for its customers. In partnership with Heathrow, the eco-friendly Mototok tugs will allow British Airways… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways sponsors New Zealand’s first-ever LPGA Tour event

World’s Best Airline delighted to be a part of the historic open, New Zealand’s first-ever LPGA Tour event Event to feature a USD $1.3 million prize purse DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways, a supporter of premier sporting events around the globe, has signed on to become the Official Airline for three editions… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines starts its annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) sale through Oct. 12

Lowest fares of the year on sale now through Oct. 12 ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2017-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today announced the start of its annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) sale, with exclusive discounts for residents of the State of Alaska. The special one-way fares are available now through Oct. 12, and are valid for travel… Read the full press release

Mineta San José International Airport welcomes Frontier Airlines’ announcement of additional service for Silicon Valley travelers

New Flights to Atlanta, Cincinnati and Colorado Springs Extend SJC’s Number of Nonstop Destinations to 50; Additional Frontier Service Announced Even Before the Airline’s SJC Launch on October 5 San José, Calif., 2017-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — San José Mayor Sam Liccardo and Mineta San José International Airport’s (SJC) Interim Assistant Director of Aviation Judy Ross joined… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America connect the Bay Area to the Big Easy with new nonstop service

Carrier continues largest network expansion in company history SEATTLE, 2017-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Virgin America today launch nonstop service between San Francisco International Airport and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, connecting the Bay Area to the “Big Easy.” The new route is part of the largest network expansion in Alaska Airlines’ 85-year… Read the full press release

Heathrow urged the Government to scrap domestic Air Passenger Duty (‘APD’) on all UK flights

Chancellor urged to support British industry in Autumn Budget by scrapping uncompetitive aviation tax on internal flights Proposal builds on Heathrow’s efforts to improve domestic access to UK’s hub – saving passengers at least £24 million annually on flights to Heathrow alone, boosting domestic journeys by 8% and driving economic growth during key early years… Read the full press release

Sunwing announces latest Sunwing Café selection of dishes inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Sunwing is pleased to announce it will be continuing its partnership with Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford, as part of its award-winning inflight service. In addition, the #1 to the sun will be offering new and tasty menu options inspired by the Chef herself to… Read the full press release

Ryanair to cancel 40-50 flights daily until end of October to improve its system-wide punctuality

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, today (15th Sept) announced that it would cancel 40-50 flights daily for the next six weeks (to the end of October) to improve its system-wide punctuality which has fallen below 80% in the first two weeks of September through a combination of ATC capacity delays and strikes, weather… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines adds flights from St. Petersburg to Turin and Verona in Italy in its winter schedule

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, announces the opening of new flights from St. Petersburg to Turin and Verona in Italy in its winter schedule. Tickets are available now. Direct flights from Pulkovo Airport to Turin will be carried out on Sundays starting 24 December 2017. Flights will depart from St. Petersburg at 06:40 and arrive in Turin at 08:10… Read the full press release

Star Alliance Connection Service launches at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

PROACTIVE HELP FOR CUSTOMERS WITH TIGHT CONNECTIONS CHICAGO, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance has launched a new Connection Service to assist customers arriving at Chicago O’Hare International Airport to reach their onward flight with another Star Alliance member carrier. The enhancement for customers in United’s home hub will carry new branding that… Read the full press release

Vistara launches ‘Vistara Hackathon’ — India’s largest aviation Hackathon

Vistara announces 30-hour long, India’s largest aviation Hackathon Registrations for Vistara Hackathon open until Sept 25, 2017 All-India Vistara Hackathon to be held from Oct 7, 2017 to Oct 8, 2017 in Delhi/NCR and Bengaluru New Delhi, India, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier, has launched ‘Vistara Hackathon’, the country’s… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to add four additional weekly flights to Sohar, Oman

Four additional non-stop flights starting from 1 October to take service to daily  Sohar is the award-winning airline’s third and most recent destination in the Sultanate of Oman DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will add four additional weekly flights to Sohar, its newest destination in the Sultanate… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to provide direct daily flights from Doha to the Welsh capital

New route to provide direct daily service from Doha to the Welsh capital Qatar Airways to be first Gulf carrier to service Cardiff Airline continues its ambitious expansion plans, with 26 new routes being launched through 2018 DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will launch direct… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo to commence freighter service to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this October 2017

Cargo carrier expands its footprint in the Americas by launching its thirteenth American freighter destination on 11 October DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo announces Pittsburgh as its latest freighter destination in the United States, effective 11 October 2017, making it the first international airline to commence freighter service to Pittsburgh,… Read the full press release

British Airways announces seat sale from 22 Gatwick destinations, September 14-September 19

LONDON, UK, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — As the back to work blues begin to set in, British Airways is turning up the heat at Gatwick with a quarter of a million seats available for less than £30. From 11am on September 14 until midnight on September 19, the airline is offering 250,000 seats*, the equivalent… Read the full press release

British Airways resumes all flights to the Caribbean and Florida

LONDON, UK, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — A British Airways Boeing 777 took off for Turks and Caicos today for the first time since the island was struck by Hurricane Irma. The airline has now resumed all its flights to the Caribbean and Florida after they were disrupted by the worst hurricane to hit the… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines appoints Jeff Butler new vice president of inflight and call center services

SEATTLE, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Jeff Butler, a 34-year veteran of Alaska Airlines, has been named Alaska’s new vice president of inflight and call center services, succeeding Andy Schneider, who was named vice president of people last month. Butler, who previously led inflight and later airports and customer service at Alaska, has been in an interim role as… Read the full press release