Boeing delivers Norwegian’s first two 737 MAX 8s

Norwegian becomes first European carrier to take delivery of the 737 MAX SEATTLE, 2017-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Norwegian celebrated the delivery today of the airline’s first two 737 MAX 8s. Norwegian is the first European carrier to take delivery of the 737 MAX and will deploy the airplanes on transatlantic… Read the full press release

Metrolink announces 25% Corporate Partner Program discount in anticipation of its 25th anniversary

New discount will provide savings to thousands of rider LOS ANGELES, 2017-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — In anticipation of Metrolink’s 25th anniversary in October, the passenger rail agency is now offering a first time ever 25 percent discount to new Corporate Partner Program participants. Metrolink’s Corporate Partner Program (CPP) is a commuter benefit program that allows… Read the full press release

Metrolink to operate on Sunday schedule on Independence Day

LOS ANGELES, 2017-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — On Tuesday, Fourth of July, Metrolink will offer more holiday service than previous years. Metrolink is adding service regularly available on Sundays so riders can leave their cars at home, take a relaxing ride and explore the many destinations and events in Southern California without traffic. The holiday… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains’ £2m investment to enhance the customer experience at Preston station now complete

  New station entrance, free high-speed wifi, additional retail spaces and bike hub form part of station refurbishment as passenger numbers hit new high LONDON, 2017-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A new entrance at Preston station is now open, marking the completion of Virgin Trains’ £2m investment designed to enhance the experience for ever-growing customer… Read the full press release

Stagecoach names Paul Thomas as new Managing Director of its East Scotland operations

PERTH, Scotland, 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach today (27 June) confirmed that it has appointed a new Managing Director of its East Scotland operations. Paul Thomas, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the bus industry, will take up his new post from 10 July. He will take on responsibility for Stagecoach… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains’ £2m investment to enhance customer experience at Preston station now complete

New station entrance, free high-speed wifi, additional retail spaces and bike hub form part of station refurbishment as passenger numbers hit new high  London, UK, 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A new entrance at Preston station is now open, marking the completion of Virgin Trains’ £2m investment designed to enhance the experience for ever-growing… Read the full press release

Boeing and Ruili Airlines sign Memorandum of Understanding for 20 737 MAX airplanes

LE BOURGET, France, 2017-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Ruili Airlines today (June 22, 2017) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for 20 737 MAX airplanes at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The airplanes, valued at approximately $2.2 billion at current list prices, will be posted to the Boeing Orders… Read the full press release

Boeing receives order of 15 737 MAX 10s from AerCap

LE BOURGET, France, 2017-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and AerCap announced an order for 15 737 MAX 10s at the 2017 Paris Air Show. Under the agreement, AerCap will convert 15 of its current 737 MAX airplanes into MAX 10s. Aercap currently has 100 737 MAX airplanes on order. Earlier this… Read the full press release

Tassili Airlines to expand fleet with three Boeing 737-800 Next-Generation airplanes

Algerian carrier enhances 737 fleet, positioning airline for future growth LE BOURGET, France, 2017-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Tassili Airlines today ( June 22, 2017) announced an order for three Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes, valued at over $294 million at list prices, at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The order was previously… Read the full press release

Lufthansa’s Innovation Hub in Berlin voted the best Innovation Lab in Germany

Study of the business magazine Capital evaluates 34 innovation labs Lufthansa the digitalization forerunner with the Innovation Hub in Berlin Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Innovation Hub of Lufthansa in Berlin has been voted the best Innovation Lab in Germany. The prize was awarded on 21 June at a formal event… Read the full press release

French National Railway Corporation orders 83 Regio 2N train sets from Bombardier Transportation

Île-de-France passengers to have a fleet of 125 new Regio 2N on lines R, N & D Extra-wide, articulated suburban trains which combine seating capacity, accessibility, and comfort Montreal, Canada, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has received an order for 83 Regio 2N train sets from the French National… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to expand its fleet with additional order of 10 Airbus A321ceo aircrafts

Aircraft to be delivered in 2018 and 2019 Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air Holdings Plc (the “Company” and, together with its subsidiaries, “Wizz Air”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announces an order for an additional 10 Airbus A321ceo aircraft, powered by IAE International Aero Engines… Read the full press release

Wizz Air selects V2500 engine to power 10 firm Airbus A321ceo aircrafts

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has selected the V2500 engine to power 10 firm Airbus A321ceo aircraft today (21/06/2017) at the Paris Air Show. WIZZ already has 83 V2500 powered A320 family aircraft in service, with 19 more to be delivered. Deliveries… Read the full press release

Ryanair extends its connecting flights service to Milan Bergamo Airport

Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 2017-Jun-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Italy’s No. 1 airline, today (21 June) extended its connecting flights service to Milan Bergamo Airport, providing Ryanair customers with an expanded route choice, and the opportunity to book and transfer directly onto connecting Ryanair flights. Following the successful launch of connecting flights at Rome… Read the full press release

Ryanair orders additional 10 more Boeing 737 Max 200 “Gamechanger” aircrafts

Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 2017-Jun-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (20 Jun) announced the purchase of 10 more Boeing 737 Max 200 “Gamechanger” aircraft, 5 of which will deliver in the first half of 2019, with the second 5 delivering in the first half of 2020. This new order, which is… Read the full press release

RDU Airport: Allegiant adds nonstop service from RDU to San Juan, Puerto Rico

Morrisville, NC, 2017-Jun-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Triangle travelers – pack your bags for a Caribbean holiday! Allegiant is launching nonstop service from RDU to San Juan, Puerto Rico on December 15, 2017 with introductory fares starting at $64 one way. This is RDU’s first nonstop service to Puerto Rico. Allegiant made the announcement today… Read the full press release

New study shows air transport sector in South Africa provides immense value to the people and economy

Johannesburg, 2017-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new data showing that the air transport sector in South Africa provides immense value to the people and economy of the country supporting some 490,000 jobs including tourism-related employment and contributing US$12 billion or 3.5% to the country’s GDP. These findings… Read the full press release

New Terminal Transfer Bus service at O’Hare simplifies international connections for American Airlines passengers

New Terminal Transfer Bus service at O’Hare simplifies international connections for American Airlines passengers   CHICAGO, 2017-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ —The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (06/19/2017) launched a new transportation service in partnership with American Airlines to eliminate the need for connecting passengers to be re-screened before boarding international flights. Beginning on… Read the full press release

Oman Air announces the first winner of its new incentive scheme for travel agents in Oman

Oman Air announces the first winner of its new incentive scheme for travel agents in Oman   MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air has announced the first winner of its new incentive scheme for travel agents in Oman. Mr. Sumith K.P. of Travel City travel agency was rewarded with a Mini… Read the full press release

Bombardier signs agreement with Philippine Airlines for additional seven Q400 aircrafts

Bombardier signs agreement with Philippine Airlines for additional seven Q400 aircrafts   Toronto, Canada, 2017-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today (June 19, 2017), from the International Paris Air Show, that it has signed an agreement with Philippine Airlines, Inc. for the exercise of its seven Q400 aircraft purchase rights. This… Read the full press release

Wizz Air celebrates new passenger record and achievements of four years of operations at Tuzla Airport

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s leading airline, celebrated today a new passenger record along with remarkable achievements of four years of operations at Tuzla Airport. WIZZ’s lucky 1 millionth passenger was travelling from Mulhouse to Tuzla and was… Read the full press release

Aeromexico starts Calgary-Mexico City route with daily nonstop service

The flight was launched on June 1 and offers a daily service with the carrier’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft Calgary becomes Aeromexico’s fourth destination in Canada, along with Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver Calgary, Alberta, 2017-Jun-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, started to serve its fourth Canadian destination the Calgary-Mexico City route on June… Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL PRC publishes its fifteenth ATM Cost-Effectiveness Benchmarking Report

Brussels, Belgium, 2017-Jun-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The EUROCONTROL Performance Review Commission (PRC) has published its fifteenth ATM Cost-Effectiveness (ACE) Benchmarking Report. It analyses the cost-effectiveness and productivity of 38 European Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) in 2015, the latest year for which actual financial data are available, based on information submitted in July 2016…. Read the full press release

Textron Aviation rolled out the first production unit of the Cessna Citation Longitude

WICHITA, Kan., 2017-Jun-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has rolled out the first production unit of the Cessna Citation Longitude, the company’s latest clean-sheet design, super-midsize business jet. State-of-the-art assembly and fabrication tools and techniques bring exceptional quality and superior fit and finish to this… Read the full press release

Bombardier to showcase airBaltic’s brand new CS300 aircraft at the 2017 Paris International Airshow

Bombardier to showcase airBaltic’s brand new CS300 aircraft at the 2017 Paris International Airshow   airBaltic’s brand new CS300 aircraft will be on static display alongside a Q400 aircraft in WestJet Encore colors Montréal, 2017-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft will celebrate the C Series aircraft’s exceptional first year in service by… Read the full press release

Philippines’ Cebu Pacific Places Order for Additional A321CEO Planes and Defers A321NEO Deliveries

Pasay City, Philippines, 2017-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) has placed an order with Airbus for an additional seven A321CEO (Current Engine Option) aircraft, for delivery from March 2018. The aircraft will meet the airline’s increased capacity requirements pending the start of delivery of 32 A321NEO aircraft, which… Read the full press release

UIA Enhances Fleet With Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 Aircraft

Ukraine, 2017-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — On Friday, June 2, Ukraine International enhanced its fleet with another Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, the fourth out of five airliners that the carrier plans to receive in 2017. The aircraft passed an official registration procedure in Ukraine and received the UR-PSY registration number. Manufactured in 2006,… Read the full press release

Meet First Bus’ New Customer Service Improvement Director

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2017-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — First Bus has announced the appointment of Elaine Rosscraig to a newly created position in the business, Customer Service Improvement Director. Elaine joined First Bus earlier this year from the TAS Consultancy and prior to that was Head of Customer Insight at Stagecoach for 14 years. Elaine… Read the full press release

FirstGroup Signs Five-Year Partnership With Bridgestone

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2017-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading transport operator FirstGroup has signed a $110m, five-year deal with tyre supplier Bridgestone. The deal is FirstGroup’s first international procurement agreement for direct goods or services, and is also the largest commercial fleet contract in Bridgestone’s history. The contract will see Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation awarded two medical evacuation conversions for Embraer Legacy at its maintenance facility in Basel

Jet Aviation awarded two medical evacuation conversions for Embraer Legacy at its maintenance facility in Basel   Basel, Switzerland, 2017-Jun-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation has recently been awarded two medical evacuation (Medevac) conversions at its maintenance facility in Basel. An Embraer Legacy 600 is being converted for a customer in Asia. For a… Read the full press release