Southwest Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8

Texas, U.S., 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ – Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) extended its legacy of aircraft innovation this week by taking delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 737 MAX 8. Southwest is the first airline in the United States to receive the 737 MAX, and the carrier expects to take delivery of eight more MAX aircraft… Read the full press release

Classic Vacations named Wholesale Partner of the Year at The American Society of Travel Agents’ annual Global Convention

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL AGENTS NAMES CLASSIC VACATIONS WHOLESALE PARTNER OF THE YEAR San Jose, CA, 2017-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) held its annual Global Convention August 27th through 29th in San Diego, California, there they bestowed their annual ASTA Awards. Among those recognized was Classic Vacations, who… Read the full press release

Qantas announces four 787-9 Dreamliners to be based in Brisbane

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas today announced that four 787-9 Dreamliners will be based in Brisbane, bringing 470 new jobs and opening up new potential international routes. The first of eight Dreamliners ordered by the national carrier will be delivered from Boeing in late October this year, and the first to… Read the full press release

The Qantas Group announces reorganisation of its executive leadership team

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group has announced a reorganisation of its executive leadership team. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the new structure would help the company keep delivering for customers and shareholders. “Over the past three years, our senior executive team has led the Group through a major turnaround…. 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

Concur and AirAsia Group to help businesses reduce their corporate travel spend

Washington, U.S., 2017-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Concur, an SAP company and one of the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, has announced a collaboration with AirAsia Group that will help Concur Travel customers access regular and exclusive corporate content from AirAsia. The latter content is available only to customers… 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

Brussels Airport earns European EASA airport certificate

Brussels, Belgium, 2017-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Directorate General of Aviation (DGLV) has awarded the European EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) airport certificate to Airport Company. The DGLV herewith officially confirms that Brussels Airport meets the latest and strictest European aviation standards in the area of equipment and aviation safety. Brussels Airport is the… Read the full press release

easyJet to hire more than 1200 new permanent and fixed term cabin crew positions

easyJet to hire more than 1200 new permanent and fixed term cabin crew positions   LUTON, UK, 2017-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today (25 JUL 2017) announced that it is to recruit more than 1200 new permanent and fixed term cabin crew positions as the airline continues its growth. ·         Largest… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes Frontier Airlines’ nonstop services to six new destinations

Kentucky, U.S., 2017-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Frontier Airlines is growing its CVG service again with the addition of six nonstop destinations, including Seattle, Miami, San Antonio, Austin, Jacksonville and Raleigh/Durham. All six destinations will be served by Frontier’s A320 family of aircraft. Flights to Miami will begin October 5th, 2017 and operate on Tuesdays,… Read the full press release

IATA and Airlines for America launch campaign on baggage tracking

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America(A4A), have launched a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking with the goal of reducing mishandled bags in addition to increasing efficiency in baggage operations. Annually, more than 4 billion bags are carried by airlines globally. Less than 0.43… Read the full press release

IATA moves toward implementing the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced key milestones toward implementing the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). Edenred and Multiservice Technology Solutions (MSTS) were selected to implement the IATA EasyPay payment solution for travel agents in more than 100 markets. IATA also announced that Featurespace was selected to… Read the full press release

Enterprise marks the fifth anniversary of its partnership with Athlete Network

St. Louis, 2017-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Holdings Inc., the largest car rental company in the world, is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its national partnership with Athlete Network (formerly Career Athletes). Athlete Network gives the company access to more than 500 university athletic departments and enables it to network with current and former student athletes… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport 2016/17: setting new annual records

Air traffic services and facilities growth enter new stage with strong emphasis on people development Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) enjoyed a fruitful year in 2016/17, setting new annual records in all three air traffic figures. During the fiscal year, passenger traffic rose 1.1% to 70.5 million,… Read the full press release

flydubai rolls out new uniform as it enters its ninth year of operation

Dubai, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai is excited to announce today the roll out of a new uniform as it enters its ninth year of operation. The new design will be worn by more than 2,500 uniformed staff across the flydubai network; including Pilots, Cabin Crew, Training, Engineering and Maintenance staff as… Read the full press release

Lufthansa will reinstate the connection from Munich to Singapore in 2018

Initial flight on 27 March 2018 Fly non-stop with the world’s most state-of-the-art aircraft to the Southeast Asian metropolis from EUR 599 Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — At the start of the upcoming summer flight plan, Lufthansa will reinstate the connection from Munich to Singapore. The A350-900 will take off five times a… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Innovation Hub: AirlineCheckins.com automatically checks travellers in for more than 100 airlines worldwide

AirlineCheckins.com automatically checks travellers in for more than 100 airlines worldwide Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Frequent flyers especially know the stress before departure: When does check-in open? What is my booking code? Will I get an aisle or window seat? ‘AirlineCheckins.com’  – a product from the Lufthansa Innovation Hub – solves… 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

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

Horizon Air pilots approve amendment to their existing eight-year contract

PORTLAND, Ore., 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Horizon Air pilots, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) have approved an amendment to their existing eight-year contract. Horizon is a regional airline that flies as Alaska Airlines. The amended contract contains a significant increase to pilot compensation, offered to both new and existing pilots,… Read the full press release

Wizz Air started operations from Osijek Airport

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today started operations from Osijek Airport. The maiden flight took off to Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (EuroAirport). Wizz Air’s newest service will be operated with two weekly flights, on Mondays and Fridays, providing customers with a convenient schedule for weekend… Read the full press release

DMAI and European Cities Marketing to provide members with an enhanced offer and wider range of services

Washington DC, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and European Cities Marketing (ECM) recently announced a Memorandum of Understanding that will promote and deliver key research and educational resources to respective members while working together to build the value of each organization. “With this alliance, European and American DMOs establish… Read the full press release

DMAI recognized Medellín Convention & Visitors Bureau with Destination Leadership Award

Washington DC, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) honored the Medellín Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) with the Destination Leadership Award at the 2017 Worldwide Meetings and Incentive Travel Exhibition (IMEX) Gala Dinner and Awards. This prestigious award is given to a destination organization that demonstrates significant leadership and support… Read the full press release

New video reveals easyJet’s secret cabin crew code

New video reveals easyJet’s secret cabin crew code   LUTON, UK, 2017-May-15 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet reveals secret cabin crew code in new video A secret airline cabin crew code used by easyJet staff has been revealed in a new instructional video that hit the internet today (11 MAY 2017).The low fare airline… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International: Empress’ Western Caribbean and Havana sailings open for bookings

Expanded Sailings Introduce 58 New Cruises, Including 28 Havana Overnights through March 2019 Miami, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s most adventurous cruise line is giving adventure-seekers more opportunities than ever to explore the vibrant island destination of Cuba with new sailings to Havana on Empress of the Seas.  Royal Caribbean International’s newly refreshed… Read the full press release

5 Reasons Why Your Next Cruise Vacation Should Be Booked By A Travel Agent

Washington DC, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — National Travel Agent Day is May 3, 2017 and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is celebrating the more than 25,000 CLIA-member travel agents globally that help to navigate the many cruise choices for passengers. When it comes to cruise travel, travel agents truly are the matchmakers helping… Read the full press release

Travelport Worldwide Limited will host its 2017 Investor Day on May 23 at the New York Stock Exchange

Langley, U.K., 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport Worldwide Limited (NYSE: TVPT) will host its 2017 Investor Day on Tuesday, May 23 at the New York Stock Exchange, 11 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, where it will provide an update on its corporate strategy, operations and targets. Seating is limited and advance registration is… Read the full press release

Nesma Airlines’ full content will now be available to over 68,000 Travelport-connected travel agencies in over 180 countries

Langley U.K., 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform and Nesma Airlines have announced the signing of a new, multi-year, full content agreement. Nesma Airlines is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt and is a member of the Kingdom of  Saudi Arabia’s Nesma Group. Nesma Airlines operates scheduled domestic flights… Read the full press release

The brand new San Juan-based FBO will be renamed to Jet Aviation San Juan

Zurich, Switzerland, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation and the San Juan-based Pazos FBO, located at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico, recently signed an FBO management agreement. The FBO will be managed by Jet Aviation and rebranded as Jet Aviation San Juan. “This enables us to continue to provide the very best in… Read the full press release