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

Stagecoach recognises outstanding UK Bus apprentices

Perth, Scotland, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach’s top UK Bus apprentices have been recognised at the company’s 13th annual Apprentice of the Year Awards. Ten bus engineering apprentices were awarded for their outstanding performance at the company’s largest ever awards ceremony at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium in Manchester. The winners received cash prizes and… 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

Chicago Department of Aviation to host Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Workshop on Thursday, September 21

CHICAGO, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) along with Avis Budget Group, Enterprise, and Hertz is hosting an Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Workshop on Thursday, September 21. The free Workshop and Networking Session is designed to inform qualified persons and businesses of opportunities at O’Hare and Midway International Airports with on-airport rental car… Read the full press release

Boeing appoints veteran Finance leader Maurita Sutedja as vice president of Investor Relations

CHICAGO, 2017-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] named Maurita Sutedja, a veteran Finance leader, as its next vice president of Investor Relations. She will succeed Troy Lahr, who has been appointed chief financial officer of Boeing’s Autonomous Systems business. Sutedja will oversee Boeing’s interactions with the investment community, providing shareholders and industry analysts an accurate… Read the full press release

Boeing projects a demand for 7,240 new airplanes in the China over the next 20 years

20 year outlook projects 7,200+ new airplanes, valued at $1.1 trillion 6.3 percent increase over 2016 forecast BEIJING, China, 2017-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA), China’s leading provider of commercial airplanes, projects a demand for 7,240 new airplanes in the country over the next 20 years valued at nearly $1.1 trillion dollars. Boeing’s annual China… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines adds flights from St. Petersburg to Salzburg and Innsbruck in Austria to its winter schedule

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2017-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, announces the opening of new flights from St. Petersburg to Salzburg and Innsbruck in Austria in its winter schedule. Tickets are available now. The flights will be carried out on modern and comfortable Airbus A319 aircrafts. Direct flights from Pulkovo Airport to Salzburg will be carried out weekly on Saturdays from 30 December 2017… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to speak at the Cowen and Company 10th Annual Global Transportation Conference

Texas, U.S., 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has been invited to speak at the Cowen and Company 10th Annual Global Transportation Conference. Cowen will be webcasting the audio presentation live, and a link to the webcast will be made available via the Investor Relations homepage on the Southwest Airlines website. Details of the… Read the full press release

Stagecoach adds Apple Pay and Android Pay to its Bus smartphone app

Additional payment methods delivering more choice and easier travel for customers Millions also already benefitting from contactless bus travel as part of UK roll-out Scotland, UK, 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach is delivering even more convenient bus travel for passengers across the country with the addition of Apple Pay and Android Pay through the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo partners with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions to enhance its services to the pharmaceutical industry

The cargo carrier has signed an agreement with DoKaSch for the lease of temperature-controlled active containers for pharmaceutical transportation DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo has signed an agreement with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions to offer its Opticooler® range of temperature-controlled containers, providing Qatar Airways Cargo customers the choice of a… 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

Cathay Dragon signs MoU for the acquisition of 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft

32 fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly Airbus A321neo aircraft to arrive from 2020 as the regional airline continues to grow Hong Kong, 2017-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Dragon has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), preparatory to executing formal legal documentation, for the acquisition of 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The MOU, signed today (21 Aug 2017) between… Read the full press release

Bombardier: Shree Airlines becomes CRJ Series aircraft operator

Bombardier: Shree Airlines becomes CRJ Series aircraft operator   Montréal, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft congratulates Shree Airlines on the launch of a new regional jet service with CRJ Series aircraft. “We are pleased to welcome Shree Airlines to the worldwide family of CRJ Series aircraft operators,” said David Speirs, Vice… Read the full press release

BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system to benefit over 400,000 passengers daily in Bangkok, Thailand

BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system to benefit over 400,000 passengers daily in Bangkok, Thailand   Driverless INNOVIA Monorail 300 system for new mass rapid transit lines in Bangkok will benefit over 400,000 passengers daily and ease congestion Berlin, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has announced two contracts for its BOMBARDIER INNOVIAMonorail 300… Read the full press release

MAGA Aviation now ANAC-certified for Bombardier Global Express and Global 5000 aircraft maintenance

MAGA Aviation is now ANAC-certified for all Learjet and Global jets as well as most Challenger models MAGA Aviation was first named a Bombardier Authorized Service Facility in 2013 Bombardier operators express a high level of satisfaction with MAGA services Montréal, Canada, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier today (August 14, 2017) announced that MAGA Aviation of Campinas, Bombardier Business Aircraft’s… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation and TAM celebrate 35 years of successful aircraft platforms and support solutions to LABACE attendees

Textron Aviation and TAM celebrate 35 years of successful aircraft platforms and support solutions to LABACE attendees   SAO Paulo, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and longtime channel partner TAM Aviacão Executive are marking 35 years of successfully delivering world class aircraft and support solutions to customers… Read the full press release

Virgin’s Azuma train on a test run to Scotland in preparation for roll out on the east coast route next year

Virgin’s new state-of-the-art train travels north of the border for first time Inaugural run ahead of plans to accelerate London-Edinburgh journeys to 4hrs LONDON, 2017-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin’s state-of-the-art Azuma train has visited Scotland for the first time as part of plans to transform Edinburgh-London rail journeys.The inaugural run north of the… 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

Stagecoach continues to roll-out contactless bus travel across the UK

Contactless payments available at seven Stagecoach regional companies, covering more than 3,000 buses Company aims to deliver contactless bus travel across UK by early 2019 PERTH, Scotland, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Millions of Stagecoach passengers now have access to contactless bus travel as Britain’s biggest bus operator continues to roll-out the technology across… 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

Virgin Trains offers 50% off family travel on selected East Coast route

Virgin Trains offers 50% off family travel on selected East Coast route   LONDON, 2017-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is launching a summer family promotion* on its East Coast route, offering 50% off family travel on selected routes between August 7 and September 10, for journeys booked between July 31 and September… Read the full press release

Stagecoach Yorkshire launches first ever direct bus route from Sheffield to Doncaster Sheffield Airport

South Yorkshire, England, 2017-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers from Sheffield and Rotherham needing to travel to Doncaster Sheffield Airport have a new travel option thanks to Stagecoach Yorkshire. The first ever direct bus route from Sheffield city centre to Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) sets off on September 2nd and will operate 7 days a… Read the full press release

Allegiant to establish a two-aircraft base at the Indianapolis International Airport

Las Vegas, 2017-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch joined executives from Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT), a low-cost airline, today as the company announced plans to establish a two-aircraft base at the Indianapolis International Airport. As part of Allegiant’s growth plans in Indiana, the company plans to create up to 66 new,… Read the full press release

flydubai becomes the first in Middle East to operate Boeing’s newest single-aisle airplane — 737 MAX 8

flydubai becomes the first in Middle East to operate Boeing’s newest single-aisle airplane — 737 MAX 8   Dubai, UAE, 2017-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and flydubai celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX 8, making the Middle East carrier the first in the region to operate Boeing’s newest single-aisle airplane…. Read the full press release

Norwegian Cruise Line highlights top five extras that a Haven guest can enjoy every day

Norwegian Cruise Line highlights top five extras that a Haven guest can enjoy every day   The top five extras for guests to enjoy while cruising in Norwegian’s luxurious suites complex on top of Premium All Inclusive experience Wiesbaden, Germany, 2017-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Haven by Norwegian®, or the ‘ship within a… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation: ATP Flight School ordered 15 Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft

Textron Aviation: ATP Flight School ordered 15 Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft   OSHKOSH, Wis., 2017-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today (JULY 28, 2017) announced at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture that ATP Flight School has ordered 15 Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft. With the addition of these aircraft,… Read the full press release

Jeppesen to provide its navigation and electronic flight bag services to University of North Dakota

Student pilots and operations staff to ready themselves for careers using Jeppesen data and flight information OSHKOSH, Wis., 2017-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — EAA AIRVENTURE — Today (July 27, 2017), Boeing [NYSE: BA], through its subsidiary Jeppesen, announced a three-year service agreement with the University of North Dakota Department of Aviation to provide the school with… Read the full press release

Additional Challenger 300 aircraft simulator now available at Bombardier’s Dallas Training Centre

Bombardier Challenger 300 series aircraft are the best-selling business jets of the last decade More than 5,300 pilots and technicians have received training from Bombardier’s Montreal and Dallas training centres in 2016 – a total of 34,400 hours of flight and technical training Montréal, Canada, 2017-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier announced today (July 24, 2017) that… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International launches new online travel agent training program – Royal Caribbean University

Global Cruise Line Introduces Redesigned Online Education Platform for Travel Agents MIAMI, 2017-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Enrollment is now open. Royal Caribbean International has launched an entirely new online travel agent training program – Royal Caribbean University (RCU).  The comprehensive platform offers professionals a highly visual, interactive and mobile-friendly approach to online learning, where they can reinforce… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company received travel carts as donation from Bahrain Credit and National Motor Company

Bahrain Bay, Bahrain, 2017-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), received a donation of 3 eight-seat travel carts from Bahrain Credit and National Motor Company. The donation took place at the airport and was attended by Bahrain Airport Company Chief Executive Officer,… Read the full press release