Emirates announces $135 million investment to build a new state-of-the-art pilot training facility in Dubai

An advanced facility with Full Flight Simulator Bays (FFS) for Emirates’ new Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X fleet When ready in 2024, new facility will have the potential to expand Emirates’ pilot training capacity by 54% annually Dubai, UAE, 2023-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will soon build an advanced training facility to accommodate… Read the full press release

Emirates invests in new Thales’ AVANT Up next-gen inflight entertainment system for its Airbus A350 fleet

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its continued drive to ensure customers ‘fly better’, Emirates has selected the new Thales’ AVANT Up system for its incoming fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft, scheduled for delivery in 2024. The airline’s investment of over US$ 350 million will see its 50-strong fleet of… Read the full press release

Qantas Group announces major fleet decisions that will reshape its international and domestic networks

Approval of Project Sunrise, with order for 12 x Airbus A350s capable of flying direct from Australia to any other city including New York and London, starting from Sydney in late 2025. Domestic fleet renewal from late 2023, with order for 40 x A321XLRs and A220 aircraft; 94 purchase order rights spread over at least… Read the full press release

Munich Airport welcomes Lufthansa’s non-stop services to Rio de Janeiro and San Diego; and relaunch of flights to Bangkok

MUNICH, Germany, 2022-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time non-stop from Munich to Rio de Janeiro and San Diego, and also again to Bangkok: Lufthansa is offering a highly attractive long-haul program from Munich this summer. Mumbai, Toronto and Washington are also back on the flight schedule after an extended break. Now,… Read the full press release

Munich Airport welcomes Lufthansa’s fleet expansion

Expansion of fleet enables extra long-haul routes Supervisory Board Chairman Füracker highlights benefit for Bavaria Jost Lammers: Boost for Munich as a premium hub COLOGNE, Germany, 2021-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The decision announced by Lufthansa today (December 14, 2021) to station four additional, state-of-the-art long-haul Airbus A350s at its Bavarian hub has been… Read the full press release

Swissport selected to provide ramp services for Finnair’s intercontinental traffic at Helsinki Airport

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair has selected Swissport to support the smooth ramp-up of its intercontinental traffic at its home hub. The contract focusses on ramp services for the long-haul fleet and is part of Finnair’s adjustment of ground handling responsibilities at Helsinki Airport. Swissport will again provide ramp handling services… Read the full press release

Aeroflot restarts flights to Havana, Cuba

Moscow, Russia, 2021-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has resumed regular flights to Havana, Cuba. Starting from 21 December, two weekly flights will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays. Ticket sales are open on the website. Flights to Havana will be operated on the Airbus A350, newest type of aircraft in Aeroflot’s fleet. Thу A350 has… Read the full press release

Spanish airline World2Fly offers high-speed inflight connectivity powered by SITA’s Internet ONAIR using Inmarsat’s GX Aviation

Spain’s new long-haul airline is providing world-class connectivity onboard its Airbus A350 aircraft, powered by SITA’s Internet ONAIR using Inmarsat’s award-winning GX Aviation. Madrid, Spain, 2021-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, announced today that its award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband solution is now available to passengers traveling with… Read the full press release

Air France took delivery of its first Airbus A350

A major asset for reducing our environmental footprint – 25% less fuel consumed, 25% less CO2 emissions, 40% less noise emissions; A new definition of comfort in our Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins; 28 Airbus A350s by 2025. Paris, France, 2019-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — On September 27, 2019, Air France took delivery of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline ever to fly Airbus A350 to the Maldives

Award-winning airline launches its Airbus A350 starting 31 October Doha, Qatar, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — In a move that makes history, Qatar Airways is proud to announce that it is the first airline ever to fly the state-of-the-art Airbus A350 to the Maldives. The airline has upgraded its current double-daily A330 service to an… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport welcomes Cathay Pacific’s new non-stop Christchurch service from Hong Kong starting December 2017

New Zealand, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ —Cathay Pacific has announced it will introduce a new seasonal service between Hong Kong and Christchurch from December 2017, directly linking the two cities by air for the first time. The non-stop Christchurch service will operate three times a week, departing Hong Kong on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways starts daily regularly-scheduled Airbus A350 service to London Heathrow

Airline now offers the best of fleet across its six daily direct flights between Doha’s Hamad International Airport and London Heathrow Thousands of Facebook fans tuned in to watch a live tour of the aircraft before the its return journey to Doha DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ first daily regularly-scheduled Airbus… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to fly the Airbus A350 to the United States

As the global launch customer of the Airbus A350, Qatar Airways is the first carrier to fly the aircraft to Europe, Asia and the Americas DOHA, Qatar, 2015-12-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today becomes the first airline to fly the Airbus A350 to the United States. The ferry flight left Hamad International Airport this… Read the full press release