Worldwide Flight Services awarded five new cargo handling contracts in France

PARIS, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded five new cargo handling contracts by passenger and freighter airlines in France. Four of the contracts cover Paris CDG as well as handling at WFS’ other 11 cargo stations across France. Vietnam Airlines has renewed its cargo handling agreement with WFS,… Read the full press release

GBTA announces newly appointed Chairman and two newly appointed Direct members to its Board of Directors

Alexandria, VA, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry, announces a newly appointed Chairman and two newly appointed Direct members to its Board of Directors. The volunteer leadership that makes up the Board of Directors helps to drive the direction and growth of the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo commences direct freighter service to Yangon, Myanmar

Freighters will provide a boost to Myanmar’s booming garment exports Doha, Qatar, 2017-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced direct freighter service to Yangon, Myanmar. The Doha-Yangon-Doha route is served once-a-week with the Airbus A330 freighter, providing more than 60 tonnes of cargo capacity each way. Qatar Airways’ Acting Chief Officer… Read the full press release

Wizz Air signs MoU with Airbus for the purchase of further 146 Airbus A320neo family aircraft

Provides fleet renewal and expansion to capitalize on growth opportunity and drive unit costs even lower BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air” or “the Company”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today that, following a competitive selection process, it has signed a memorandum of… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation’s Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprops to support charter, cargo and logistic services in Botswana

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at Dubai Airshow that it is has begun delivery to Tuareg Aviation Ltd for 10 Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprops. The aircraft will be operated by Mack Air (Pty) Ltd to provide charter, cargo and logistic services between a… Read the full press release

flydubai orders 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts to support its continued expansion

Third aircraft order in airline’s 8-year history DUBAI, UAE, 2017-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai today announced a commitment to a US$27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to support the growth of its fleet.  This is the third aircraft order placed by the airline with Boeing in its eight-year history and… Read the full press release

Aurora Flight Sciences now A Boeing Company

New subsidiary to accelerate development of autonomous technology CHICAGO, IL, 2017-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] completed the acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences, a world-class innovator, developer and manufacturer of advanced aerospace platforms and autonomous systems. Aurora will operate under Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology as a subsidiary called Aurora Flight Sciences, A… Read the full press release

Boeing and China Aviation Suppliers Holding Company sign agreement for 300 airplanes valued at more than $37 billion

Builds on a strong foundation and growing partnership BEIJING, CHINA, 2017-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and China Aviation Suppliers Holding Company (CASC) today signed an agreement for 300 airplanes during a ceremony in Beijing. It was part of the United States trade mission to China, and was signed by Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and… Read the full press release

Emirates and flydubai announce new, expanded partnership

Nearly 14,000 sectors ticketed during the first week of operation New exotic destinations included such as: Zanzibar, Kathmandu and Kilimanjaro Combined network expected to reach 240 destinations by 2022 DUBAI, UAE, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on the success of the initial phase of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai today announced 16 additional… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways reaffirms its commitment to fight against illegal wildlife trade

Qatar Airways attends a meeting of the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce at Lancaster House, London Airline signed the Buckingham Palace Declaration in 2016, demonstrating its commitment to protecting wildlife from illegal trade and transportation  DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways attended a meeting of the signatories to the United For Wildlife Transport Taskforce… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific welcomes Qatar Airways as shareholder

HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Q.C.S.C. (‘Qatar Airways’) has announced today that it has acquired approximately 9.61 per cent stake in Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (‘Cathay Pacific’). Both Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways collaborate together as members of the oneworld alliance. Air China Limited and Swire Pacific Limited together continue to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways acquires 9.61 per cent of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited

HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Q.C.S.C. (“Qatar Airways”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to purchase an amount of 378,188,000 shares of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (“Cathay Pacific”), being approximately 9.61 per cent of the total issued share capital. Completion of the transaction is expected to… Read the full press release

FACE-UP competition: IATA calls on graduates to present their thesis on air transport logistics

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched FACE-UP –  a competition for recent graduates to present their thesis at the 2018 World Cargo Symposium(WCS) in Dallas, USA. To be eligible, graduates must have a thesis topic about air transport logistics (e.g. air cargo, supply chain management, mobility, IT… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways marks fifth year anniversary of its service from Doha to Maputo, Mozambique

Mozambique continues to be one of the most popular tourist destinations on the airline’s Africa network Doha, Qatar, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to celebrate its five-year anniversary of operating direct flights from Doha to Maputo, Mozambique. On 31 October, the airline celebrated this milestone by giving away gifts to… Read the full press release

Ukraine International Airlines announces non-stop service between Copenhagen and Kiev starting April 25, 2018

KIEV, Ukraine, 2017-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — April 25, 2018, Ukraine International Airlines will launch non-stop scheduled flights between the capitals of Denmark and Ukraine. The flights will be operated on Boeing 737-800 aircraft with two-class cabin configuration, Business Class and Economy Class, six times per week. Effective April 28, 2018, the carrier, will offer… Read the full press release

Air France starts two weekly flights to Malé, the Maldives

PARIS, France, 2017-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Since 1st November 2017, Air France has started operating two weekly flights to Malé, capital of the Maldives, on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. These flights are operated by Boeing 777-200, equipped with the latest Air France travel cabins, with a capacity of 312 seats including 28 in Business,… Read the full press release

British Airways’ celebrates new winter schedule at London Gatwick with Imogen Waterhouse

LONDON, UK, 2017-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Model and ski-lover, Imogen Waterhouse posed at Gatwick to celebrate the start of British Airways’ new winter schedule, which has taken flight this week. Poised at the top of a British Airways slide as though she’s about to hit the slopes, and with a birdseye view from the wing… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9

Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to operate the 787-9 Dreamliner carries much-needed medical equipment and supplies to Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 2017-Nov-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Ethiopian Airlines celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first Boeing 787-9. Ethiopian is leasing the Dreamliner through an agreement with AerCap. Ethiopian’s newest… Read the full press release

The Calgary Airport Authority celebrates first anniversary of its new International Terminal at YYC Calgary International Airport

The Calgary Airport Authority is delighted to be celebrating a year operating the new International Terminal Calgary, Alberta, 2017-Nov-01 — /Travel PR News/ — On October 31, 2017, The Calgary Airport Authority celebrates a year since the opening of its new International Terminal at YYC Calgary International Airport. Since opening to the world, this terminal alone… Read the full press release

SITA appointed to deliver the most advanced airport experience at Istanbul New Airport

SITA will deliver the most advanced airport experience when the world’s largest airport opens in 2018. Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Nov-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Istanbul New Airport, one of the world’s most ambitious airport projects, has appointed global IT provider SITA to bring the region’s most advanced airport to life. SITA will deliver a wide range… Read the full press release

IATA calls on the Philippines to maximize the economic and social benefits that aviation can bring to the country

MANILA, Philippines, 2017-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of the Philippines to maximize the economic and social benefits that aviation can bring to the development of the country by (1) addressing airport infrastructure deficiencies in Manila, (2) abandoning proposals for increased taxation on aviation and (3)… Read the full press release

ACI World selects Halifax Stanfield International Airport as Host for the inaugural ASQ Forum and Customer Excellence Global Summit

Nova Scotia, Canada, 2017-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has selected Halifax Stanfield International Airport as Host for the inaugural Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Forum and Customer Excellence Global Summit, to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from September 9-13, 2018. “ACI is delighted that Halifax Stanfield will be the… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport welcomes DHL’s new $10 million global gateway facility

Chicago, IL, 2017-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined DHL, the leading international express services provider, for the opening of its new $10 million global gateway facility at O’Hare International Airport. To grow its thriving global air network, DHL has selected Chicago’s new state-of-the-art northeast cargo campus at O’Hare, which is on… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific recognised for its capabilities in handling high-value, time-sensitive pharmaceutical products

Certification recognises the carrier’s capabilities in handling high-value, time-sensitive pharmaceutical products HONG KONG, 2017-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has become the first airline in Hong Kong to be awarded IATA CEIV Pharma Certification, a globally-recognised pharmaceutical product handling accreditation. The certification underlines the carrier’s capabilities in the treatment and transportation of high-value, time-sensitive… Read the full press release

South Florida business aviation organizations announce fundraising campaign for hurricane relief efforts

Washington, DC, 2017-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Business aviation continues to do all it can to help those in need in the hurricane-ravaged areas of South Florida and the Caribbean. The latest demonstration of support comes from three south Florida business aviation organizations – the South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA), Tampa Bay Aviation Association… Read the full press release

CVG is now the lowest fare airport in the Tri-State region

Hebron, Kentucky, 2017-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — CVG is now the lowest-fare airport in the region, based on the average airfare ranking for the 2nd quarter of 2017 released by the US Dept. of Transportation this week. CVG ranked #69 among the top 100 domestic airports, the best ranking since the report was first published… Read the full press release

Norwegian will plant 7000 trees in the UK and Spain as part of its new sustainability initiative – Plant for the Planet

In collaboration with the Global Climate Institute Norwegian will plant 7000 trees in the UK and Spain – one for every person working at the company. Later this year, the airline will plant tens of thousands of trees in other parts of the world. Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has launched… Read the full press release

Gatwick honoured at the National Transport Awards and at the prestigious Digital Impact Awards

Airport of the Year at National Transport Awards Outstanding Sustainability Programme at Airports Going Green awards Digital In-House Team of the Year and Best Corporate App at Digital Impact Awards London, 2017-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — This week – at separate ceremonies – Gatwick won Airport of the Year at the National Transport Awards, a… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the Official Airline Partner of The FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 football tournament

24 teams from around the world are competing for the title with matches in six Indian cities Qatar Airways flies to 13 Indian destinations more than one hundred times a week, including to five of the host cities DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 football tournament has got underway with… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces new benefit for its Club 49 members

Club 49 members can now ship 100 pounds of cargo for $10 within 24 hours of travel ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2017-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today announced a new benefit for members of its Club 49 program. The new perk,  dubbed “Freight for Less,” enables members to save up to 90 percent when… Read the full press release