Scottish Citylink installs contactless payments across its entire fleet

• Coach company becomes the first national operator to roll out contactless technology across Scotland • Four million passengers a year set to benefit from contactless along with Apple Pay and Android Pay • A further 1,500 buses operating local Stagecoach services across Scotland to offer payment method by late Summer 2018 • Minister for… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A380 aircraft

SINGAPORE, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines’ first Airbus A380 aircraft fitted with all-new cabin products arrived in Singapore this morning from the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse. The aircraft touched down at Changi Airport at 1000hrs following a 13 hour flight. An arrival ceremony was graced by students from Metta School, as well… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains reduces walk-up fares by a third on east coast route

Virgin Trains reduces walk-up fares by a third on east coast route   Cost of buying ticket on the day of travel drops by a third on east coast route Total savings to customers worth up to £11m compared to normal industry walk-up fares Lower prices helping to tempt customers from air and road to… Read the full press release

SAS’s Now or Never campaign: Tokyo tops the list of passengers’ favorite destination

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2017-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS customers were recently invited to influence which destinations our Now or Never campaign should include and a whopping 11.000 people cast their votes over the December 1-3 weekend. We have again listened to our customers and are happy to present their favorite destinations in today’s Now or… Read the full press release

Royal Brunei Airlines joins the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) as its newest aviation member

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Brunei Airlines, the national carrier of Brunei Darussalam, has joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Royal Brunei Airlines to the PATA family as our newest aviation member. I look forward to working with them as they… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways updates its earlier order for 50 A320neo with a firm order of 50 of the larger A321neo ACF

Total deal is valued at $6.35 billion at list prices and represents a further commitment to the airline’s growing fleet Deal comes at the end of a year of celebrations as award-winning airline celebrates its twentieth anniversary Qatar Airways will soon welcome the Airbus A350-1000 into its fleet as Global Launch Customer  DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-08… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways earns IATA’s New Distribution Capability Level 3 Certification

Airline invests in new technology to give customers faster access to full airfare and travel product information and a better purchase experience DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways recently achieved the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) NDC Level 3 Certification, demonstrating its use of the latest technological standards in providing information… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Boom Supersonic partners to bring commercial supersonic travel to passengers

TOKYO, Japan/ Denver, Colorado, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Boom Supersonic are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to bring commercial supersonic travel to passengers. While new and advanced technologies are changing our lives significantly, flight times for air travel have stayed relatively constant. Boom is developing a new-generation supersonic… Read the full press release

Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services selected by Airbus as a supplier on a new engine nacelle programme

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services announced today that it has been selected by Airbus as a supplier on a new engine nacelle programme for the Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo family of aircraft. Bombardier’s Northern Ireland operations (Short Brothers plc) has been chosen to develop and… Read the full press release

Bombardier transportation becomes an official member of the Technical Research Institute Railenium (TRI)

Bombardier boosts its contribution to the French rail industry sector with research and development support BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier transportation has become an official member of the Technical Research Institute Railenium (TRI). Created by the French government, Railenium brings together the rail industry’s key industrial players and… Read the full press release

Jet Airways Cargo and Air France KLM Cargo to further strengthen their existing cargo cooperation

MUMBAI, India/ AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, 2017-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways Cargo (9W Cargo) and Air France KLM Cargo (AFKL Cargo) have announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the objective to shape and further strengthen their existing cargo cooperation. The signing of the MoU is especially significant, as it complements… Read the full press release

OAG: Aeroflot came out on top among the world’s traditional air carriers in terms of capacity growth

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot came out on top among the world’s traditional air carriers in terms of capacity growth. At the same time, the airline strengthened its position among the world’s Top-20 airlines for seat capacity, rising from 20th to 19th place, according to data from the British ratings agency OAG…. Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon announce the return of Vantage Pass promotion

Fly two Business Class round-trips from HKD7,600 Hong Kong, 2017-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Our popular Vantage Pass promotion is back. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon customers can fly to two destinations and enjoy Business Class starting from HKD7,600 for both round-trips. Vantage Pass provides you with the chance to make the most of… Read the full press release

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