SilkAir to upgrade Business Class seats on its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet with Thompson Aero Seating

Singapore, 2019-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) regional wing, SilkAir, has selected Thompson Aero Seating for the upgrade of Business Class seats on its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet. The upgrades are a part of a significant investment programme that will eventually see SilkAir merged into SIA. The upgrades will commence in May… Read the full press release

Jet Airways announces a specially crafted Valentine’s Day offer

Mumbai, India, 2019-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier, full-service international airline, today (Feb 11, 2019) announced a specially crafted Valentine’s Day offer that will allow the airline’s guests to gift their loved one an unforgettable memory at 35,000 feet! As part of the offer, guests can pre-book their special gift from JetBoutique… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Aeroméxico announces codeshare agreement

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroméxico, Mexico’s global airline, continues to implement its expansion strategy to offer customers new cities and horizons to increasingly distant destinations. On this occasion, Aeroméxico will start to work with its partner Japan Airlines on the operation and marketing of service to more than 20 cities in Japan… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines customers now can book tickets for flights 360 days ahead

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) will be changing the reservation start date for international flights from the conventional 330 days to 360 days prior to departure. As inbound demand from overseas countries has been on the rise every year, this new rule enables customers to book and issue tickets for… Read the full press release

British Airways introduces a new section of its ba.com website to help customers manage their bookings, re-booking, refunding or changing their flights

LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its £6.5bn investment for customers, British Airways has launched a new section of its ba.com website to help customers change their bookings and find out more about their consumer rights if their journey doesn’t go to plan. Carrying around 125,000 customers on up to 800… Read the full press release

flydubai starts new service to Kozhikode in Kerala, India

flydubai becomes the only Dubai-based carrier to operate flights to Kozhikode, Kerala from 01 February 2019 The new route is codeshared with Emirates and gives passengers access to 216 destinations worldwide on the combined network Dubai, UAE, 2019-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai marked its inaugural flight to Kozhikode in Kerala, India on… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces twice weekly service from Bristol to Milan Malpensa

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (5 Feb) announced a new Bristol route to Milan Malpensa, with a twice weekly service commencing 26 May, as part of Ryanair’s Bristol Summer 2019 schedule. Ryanair’s Bristol Summer schedule now includes 32 routes in total with 3 new routes to Seville, Shannon,… Read the full press release

Air France inaugurated its new beauty treatment centre in its terminal 1 lounge at New York-JFK airport

Paris, France, 2019-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — On February 6, 2019, Air France inaugurated its new beauty treatment centre in its terminal 1 lounge at New York-JFK airport, in exclusive partnership with luxury beauty and skincare specialist, la Prairie.  After revamping its dining area in December, the Air France lounge has introduced new attentions dedicated… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport will be well-prepared for 2019 summer peak as part of bud:plus development program

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport, the operator of Ferenc Liszt International Airport has announced that it would be continuously investing over the next two years in developing its existing terminals, as a result of which traveling by air will become faster, more predictable, and more convenient. In the framework of the… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines announces new cooperation with Slovenian Adria Airways

Leasing of two Canadair CRJ 900 with crew  Flights to be operated on short-haul routes from end of March until end of December 2019  Onboard catering from DO & CO  VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines will again be cooperating with Adria Airways in 2019. As of March 31, the Slovenian Adria… Read the full press release

Emirates refreshes its Valentine’s Day offering to create a memorable travel experience for its customers

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is celebrating the season of love with its customers on board and in its lounges this Valentine’s Day. As part of its commitment to create seasonal menus and unique experiences for celebrations worldwide, Emirates has refreshed its Valentine’s Day offering to create a memorable travel experience for… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines unveiled a special-edition plane today, featuring Marvel Studios’ first female Super Hero lead

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Ahead of the highly-anticipated release of Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel on March 8, International Women’s Day, Alaska Airlines unveiled a special-edition plane today, featuring Marvel Studios’ first female Super Hero lead. The Captain Marvel-themed plane was debuted today (Feb. 5, 2019) at Sea-Tac International Airport at a gate celebration for guests flying… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines adds two new nonstop routes to its network and extends its published flight schedule

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jan 31, 2019) extended its published flight schedule through Oct. 1, 2019, and will add two new nonstop routes to its network. New Nonstop Seasonal Service Effective Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, the carrier will add Saturday-only service between DallasLove Field and Corpus Christi. Additionally, the carrier… Read the full press release

British Airways adds a romantic touch to its in-flight entertainment to celebrate Valentine’s Day

LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is celebrating Valentine’s Day by adding a romantic touch to the in-flight entertainment with a new category, Love is in the Air. The channel, which will run until the end of February, hosts a collection of romantic films, TV shows, audio books and music. From classics like Gone… Read the full press release

British Airways marks its Centenary with a heart-warming brand campaign brought to life by some of Britain’s biggest name

LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — 2019 is the year that sees British Airways mark its Centenary – 100 amazing years of taking the world to Britain and Britain to the world. Launching the celebrations will be a heart-warming brand campaign featuring a love letter to Britain brought to life by some of Britain’s… Read the full press release

oneworld unveils major benefits for customers and airlines to celebrate its 20th anniversary

Digital revolution: Customers flying on connecting flights on oneworld airlines to be able to check-in, obtain boarding passes, track baggage, receive flight updates and pay for additional services through their preferred airline’s app or website, progressively from this year. Even better customer experience:  oneworld-branded and managed airport lounges to be rolled out at key airports, offering more… Read the full press release

oneworld to roll out new app capabilities and alliance-branded and managed airport lounges this year

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — oneworld® is making it even easier for travellers to fly across its 1,100-destination global network by harnessing the power and convenience of digital technology and rolling out alliance-branded and managed airport lounges later this year. The alliance’s member airlines will progressively from this year offer the ability,… Read the full press release

Emirates announces codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines

Emirates’ first codeshare partnership with a Chinese carrier Agreement with China’s largest airline covers 18 routes including domestic points in China and Middle Eastern and African destinations, complementing expansive networks of both airlines Dubai, U.A.E and Guangzhou, 2019-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates and China Southern Airlines (IATA code: CZ) have signed a Memorandum… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines opens sales on direct regular flights from St. Petersburg to Anapa

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2019-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a member of the global airline alliance oneworld®, from April 26, 2019 opens direct regular flights from St. Petersburg to Anapa. Air tickets are already on sale. Flights will be operated on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. The flight departs from Pulkovo Airport at 16:30 and lands in Anapa at 19:35. The return flight departs at 20:20 and lands in Saint… Read the full press release

Norwegian reveals which routes are most popular for passengers on plant-based diets

Over 23,000 vegan meals served in the past year on airline’s long-haul flights at Gatwick London-Los Angeles route is most popular for vegans – 55% higher than average ‘Veganuary effect’ – 7% increase in vegan meal orders in Jan 2019 vs Jan 2018 LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian today (Jan 30,… Read the full press release

Qantas Wellbeing app introduces new feature ‘Sleep Health Challenge’ that rewards Frequent Flyer members with Qantas Points for developing healthy lifestyle habits

The new way to earn points: so easy, you can do it with your eyes closed. SYDNEY, Australia, 2019-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now earn Qantas Points while they sleep using the Qantas Wellbeing app. Designed to encourage healthy sleep habits, the app, developed by Qantas Health Insurance, incentivises Frequent… Read the full press release

Philippines’ leading airline Cebu Pacific to expand its fleet with 12 brand new aircraft in 2019

CEB aims to fly 200 million passengers by 2020 Pasay City, Philippines, 2019-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), is set to receive 12 brand new aircraft in 2019, to support the carrier’s expansion plans this year. The aircraft deliveries include six Airbus A321neo; five A320neo; and an ATR… Read the full press release

Emirates marks 15 years of service to Accra, Ghana

Accra, Ghana, 2019-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, the award-winning airline has celebrated a milestone in its operation to Ghana, marking 15 years of service to Accra. The first Emirates flight flew into Kotoka International Airport in January 2004, and the airline has since carried close to 1.6 million passengers between Accra and Dubai and… Read the full press release

Iberia announces new thrice-weekly direct service from Madrid to Châlons-Vatry, France

Starting 31 March, the airline will fly three times a week from Madrid to the capital of the Champagne region.  This summer it will also open new routes to Bergen, Oslo, Bari, Zadar and Verona –tickets are now on sale. In June, Iberia flights to Mexico City will be increased to three per day –the largest capacity to any… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific introduces new ‘Hong Kong Flavours’ dining series across all cabin classes

Hong Kong, China, 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Wok-fried lobster in broth with crispy and steamed rice, fish ball and fish cake flat rice noodle soup and soy-braised chicken with Chinese sausage on steamed jasmine rice are among a series of authentic Cantonese dishes that Cathay Pacific customers are now enjoying inflight as part of… Read the full press release

Emirates has seen on board requests for vegan meals increase by over 40% in January

Requests for vegan meals on board increase by over 40% in January Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates served over 20,000 plant-based meals across all classes in January, known to Vegans worldwide as Veganuary. The worldwide movement, to encourage Veganism especially in January has seen on board requests for vegan meals increase… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes WestJet’s new seasonal service to Portland and Austin this summer

Airline expands travel options between the U.S. and Western Canada CALGARY, ALBERTA, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on WestJet’s position as Calgary’s largest air carrier, the airline is introducing two new seasonal U.S. destinations this summer from YYC. Daily non-stop service to Portland, Ore., begins April 29, while twice-weekly service to Austin, Texas begins on May 2. “We’re thrilled to welcome the… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces new twice weekly Manchester service to Poitiers

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (28 Jan) announced a new Manchester route to Poitiers, with a twice weekly service commencing in June, as part of Ryanair’s Manchester Summer 2019 schedule. Ryanair’s Manchester Summer schedule now includes 64 routes in total with 9 new routes to Bordeaux, Billund, Gothenburg,… Read the full press release

Qatar Executive is the world’s first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 jet

Qatar Executive’s brand-new jet receives Operations Specification approval from Qatar Civil Aviation Authority DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Executive is pleased to announce that it is officially the world’s first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 jet, which embarked on its inaugural flight on Monday 14 January. The private jet… Read the full press release

Aeroflot announces ticket sales for flights to Marseille

Moscow, Russia, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has launched ticket sales for flights to Marseille. Regular flights on the Moscow – Marseille – Moscow route will launch on 1 June 2019. Five weekly flights (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) on Airbus A320 will operate on the following schedule: Moscow – Marseille –  … Read the full press release