First Bus to sell the Queens Road bus depot and operations to the Go-Ahead Group

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2019-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — First Bus has today (19 FEB 2019) announced its intention to sell the Queens Road bus depot and operations to the Go-Ahead Group for a consideration of £11.2m. The intended sale would include the First Manchester depot site at Queens Road and the bus fleet of around 160 vehicles…. Read the full press release

British Airways Boeing 747 painted in the iconic design of its predecessor BOAC arrives in Heathrow

The BOAC-liveried Boeing 747, reg: G-BYGC, has arrived back at Heathrow from the paint factory this morning and will enter the airline’s flying schedule, heading first to New York Arrival coincides with the Boeing 747 first flight anniversary just days earlier LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Large crowds gathered at Heathrow today (February… Read the full press release

Stagecoach appoints Michelle Hargreaves as new managing director for its bus operations in the east of England

Michelle Hargreaves to take on permanent role following retirement of Andy Campbell Perth, Scotland, 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach has announced a new managing director for its bus operations in the east of England. Michelle Hargreaves has been confirmed as the new Stagecoach East Managing Director after taking on the role on an interim… Read the full press release

Emirates signed agreement with Airbus for 40 A330-900 and 30 A350-900 aircrafts

Airbus and Emirates reach agreement on A380 contract – with the airline to receive 14 more A380s by end 2021, bringing its total A380 order book to 123 units Dubai, UAE, 2019-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates airline today announced an order for 40 A330-900 aircraft, and 30 A350-900 aircraft, in a heads of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways converts 10 of its 50 A321neo on order to the longer range A321LR

The Airbus A321LR will enable Qatar Airways to connect Doha to new developing markets DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has announced that it will convert 10 of its 50 Airbus A321neo on order to the Airbus A321LR (long range) variant of the A320 family. The A321LR is a type of… 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

Bangkok Airways announces collaboration with Grab

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited in collaboration with Grab, a ride-hailing, food delivery and logistic services application offer a special privilege for Bangkok Airways passengers. Passengers of Bangkok Airways who book and purchase their trips via www.bangkokair.com  and Bangkok Airways mobile application and travel from 24 January – 31 March… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland honored ocean carriers MSC and Hyundai Merchant Marine for 100 percent deployment of shore power-ready vessels

Awards for plugging vessels into landside power grid, turning off diesel engines Oakland, Calif., 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Two shipping lines and a marine terminal operator are leading the clean air charge at the Port of Oakland.  The Port this week honored ocean carriers MSC and Hyundai Merchant Marine for 100 percent deployment of shore… Read the full press release

Regent Seven Seas Cruises orders another stunning cruise ship from Italy’s Fincantieri S.p.A.

MIAMI, FL, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the leading luxury ocean cruise line, today (Jan. 15, 2019) announced an order with Italy’sFincantieri S.p.A. to build another stunning cruise ship that will continue to set the standard for defining elegance at sea. With delivery scheduled in late 2023, the new vessel will be a… Read the full press release

Boeing announces new order of 737 MAX and 777-300ER jets from United Airlines

SEATTLE, WA, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and United Airlines [NASDAQ:UAL] announced the carrier ordered 24 additional 737 MAX jets and four more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes last year. The $4.5 billion order, according to list prices, was booked as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website. The Chicago-based airline has steadily placed… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo opens new trade lane to South America with the start of freighter services to Bogota, Colombia

Air cargo carrier to work in partnership with Avianca Dubai, U.A.E., 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo has announced that it will be opening a new trade lane to South America with the start of freighter services to Bogota, Colombia. The Colombian capital will be served by a once weekly freighter service starting… Read the full press release

Guide me UA offers Exclusive Private Tour Packages to Ukraine: Kiev, Lviv, Odessa

Travel to Ukraine with Guide me UA

KIEV, Ukraine, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Guide me UA is one of the best tour operators in Ukraine offering a huge choice of value-for-money Ukraine holidays with individual approach. Going to explore the unknown site of Eastern Europe? – Guide me UA Travel Operator in Ukraine offers the most popular itineraries to explore Ukrainian… Read the full press release

British Airways’ On Business programme 2018 data reveals some of its fastest growing travel routes for SMEs

Yearly growth included Santiago up 18% and Keflavik up 39% LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ —  The airline’s top 25 fastest growing routes include Santiago with 18% more bookings than 2017 – based on bookings through its SME loyalty programme On Business – suggesting SMEs are looking beyond traditional markets to do business. Equally… Read the full press release

MSC Magnifica starts her journeys for 119 days across six continents, travelling 32,260 nautical miles and crossing 24 time zones

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise company has waved ‘bon voyage’ to MSC Magnifica as the final guests embarked today (7 January 2019) in Barcelona for the Company’s first world cruise. For many, the idea of seeing the world is just a dream, but a world cruise… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo adds Guadalajara, Mexico as new destination on its high demand transpacific freighter route

After a highly successful year in 2018, the cargo carrier expanded its freighter network with new destination Guadalajara DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced freighter services to Guadalajara, Mexico, expanding its network in the Americas region. The new destination is being served by the airline’s Boeing 777 freighter…. Read the full press release

Virgin Australia to commence flights to Bali daytime services together with competitive fares; a winning combination for Territorians

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Virgin Australia has delivered just what Darwin International Airport wanted for Territorians this festive season, with the announcement of a new three times weekly, seasonal service to Denpasar, Bali starting next April. Darwin, Australia, 2018-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — CEO NT Airports, Ian Kew said: “Following the reduction in services on the Darwin to… Read the full press release

Emirates to operate the popular double decker A380 aircraft between Glasgow and Dubai from 16 April 2019

DUBAI, U.A.E., 2018-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates today (17 DECEMBER 2018) announced it will introduce a daily A380 service for a temporary period between Glasgow and Dubai from 16 April 2019.  It will be the first time the popular double decker aircraft will operate on a scheduled basis to Scotland. The larger capacity… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines’ new Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft made its inaugural flight from Singapore to Adelaide

Aircraft feature new regional Business Class and Economy Class cabin products First SIA aircraft with Thales AVANT in-flight entertainment system Singapore, 2018-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) today (18 December 2018) welcomed the entry into service of its new Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft as it made its inaugural flight from Singapore to… Read the full press release

Oman Air expands its fleet with a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has taken delivery of its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that it has on order for 2018. This comes at a time when the airline is continuing its trajectory of rapid growth and expansion. The wide-body Boeing 787-9 is… Read the full press release

ANA’s first A380 exits the Airbus Paintshop with special “Honu” livery meant to bring good luck and prosperity

HAMBURG, GERMANY, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, is proud to announce that its first Airbus A380 has rolled out of the Airbus Paintshop in Hamburg, Germany. The new plane is Japan’s first Airbus A380 and sports a Hawaiian green sea turtle,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announces a curated collection of three Four Seasons Private Jet itineraries set to take flight in 2020

The new line-up includes three of the most coveted Four Seasons Private Jet Itineraries Toronto, Canada, 2018-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, announces a curated collection of three Four Seasons Private Jet itineraries set to take flight in 2020. Featuring the trip of a lifetime to Rwanda and the… Read the full press release

Star Cruises celebrates the return of SuperStar Gemini in Penang with new cruise offerings in Malaysia

Cruise with ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ characters this school and festive holidays! Penang ,Malaysia, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Cruises, a member of Genting Cruise Lines, celebrated the return of SuperStar Gemini to Penang on 7 November 2018. The arrival of SuperStar Gemini, one of Star Cruises’ most popular cruise ships into Malaysia marks… Read the full press release

Boeing Business Jets launches longest range business jet model

Airplane can connect virtually any two cities in the world Boeing Business Jets also announces new order for its best-selling BBJ MAX DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing Business Jets (NYSE: BA) today ( Dec. 10, 2018) announced it is launching the BBJ 777X, a new Boeing Business Jet model that can… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport took part in the 15th China Air Cargo Summit 2018

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport’s cargo experts discussed the opening of new market opportunities in Shanghai. The Hungarian capital city airport was the only main sponsor from the region at the 15th China Air Cargo Summit 2018, a meeting of cargo professionals from all over the world. “Opening to the east”… Read the full press release

Swissport Cargo Services Montreal earns CEIV certification for pharmaceutical logistics from IATA

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG is adding Montreal to its network of CEIV Pharma certified cargo warehouses. The global leader of airport ground services and cargo handling for the aviation industry has received the certification as the first air cargo handler in Canada. The International Air Transport Association (IATA)… Read the full press release

Swissport awarded “Best Handler-Airline Innovation” by Ground Handling International

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG, together with its partner Finnair, has been awarded “Best Handler-Airline Innovation” by the industry’s leading magazine Ground Handling International. The global leader of airport ground services and cargo handling was honored for a new machine-learning tool, which helps to dynamically predict aircraft delays at Finnair’s… Read the full press release

Stagecoach trials world’s first retrospective pricing app to give better value to rail commuters

Hindsight aims to stop people wasting money on train tickets they don’t need Free app developed by British tech start up Global Travel Ventures Limited Technology automatically swaps commuters to available lower-priced tickets, after they’ve travelled Passengers effortlessly get the lowest-priced set of tickets across the week – even if their plans change Perth, Scotland, 2018-Dec-05… Read the full press release

BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 battery electric multiple unit awarded with the Berlin Brandenburg innovation award

Emission-free, energy-efficient and low-noise: Jury applauds Bombardier’s new battery-powered train as a pioneering contribution to clean rail mobility Berlin, Germany, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ —The BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 battery electric multiple unit was awarded the renowned Berlin Brandenburg innovation award on November 30, 2018. The train operates emission-free, thereby making a significant contribution towards environmentally-friendly mobility. It… Read the full press release

Boeing delivers a 737 MAX for Xiamen Airlines, its 2,000th airplane to a Chinese operator

Delivery milestone reflects rapid growth in world’s largest commercial aviation market More than half of all commercial jetliners flying in China are made by Boeing SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) today (Nov. 30, 2018) delivered its 2,000th airplane to a Chinese operator, a 737 MAX for Xiamen Airlines. The milestone and… 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