easyJet signs Letter of Intent with Airbus to support development of carbon removal solutions

Latest IPCC report describes carbon dioxide removal as essential to addressing climate change  Governments to recognise and incentivise contribution of negative emissions technologies to achieve net-zero targets London, UK, 2022-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Airbus to support the development of carbon removal technology and explore… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines becomes the first U.S. based ultra-low fare airline offering high-speed Wi-Fi

Spirit partnered with inflight connectivity solution leader, Thales, to provide Guests with fast video streaming capabilities so Guests enjoy a next generation, true broadband experience in the air MIRAMAR, FL, 2022-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) has completed yet another groundbreaking investment in the Guest experience. Guests can now binge their favorite shows… Read the full press release

Spirit Charitable Foundation holds successful annual golf event Spirit Open

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2022-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Spirit Open is back! After a two-year hiatus, Spirit Airlines Team Members, aviation industry professionals and community leaders hit the links at The Spirit Charitable Foundation’s fifth annual golf event. Together, the Foundation raised more than $1.5 million for nonprofit organizations, surpassing the previous $1 million highpoint raised from The… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines to modernize its fleet with four Airbus A320neos

New aircraft are more fuel efficient, quieter and more cost effective Until spring 2023 four A320neos will replace older A320s New cabin concept enhances travel comfort on short and medium haul routes Austrian Airlines COO Francesco Sciortino: “Latest technology enables up to 20 per cent less fuel consumption and reduces noise”. Vienna, Austria, 2022-Feb-17 —… Read the full press release

European Regions Airline Association announces results of its board elections

LONDON, UK, 2022-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The results were announced to members at the ERA Annual General Meeting, held on 25 November during the ERA Membership Conference 2021 in London. Two new airlines have joined the ERA Board following this year’s election. Officially announced at the ERA Membership Conference yesterday during the AGM,… Read the full press release

easyJet welcomes findings by ICCT report showing possibility of carbon-free flight over shorter ranges

London, UK, 2022-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has published a new study which finds that hydrogen-powered aircraft could cap emissions from passenger aviation with policy support and “look surprisingly viable from a design perspective”. According to the ICCT, liquid hydrogen combustion aircraft could provide carbon-free air travel… Read the full press release

easyJet announces partnership with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions to support development of its hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system

London, UK, 2022-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has announced it is working with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions to support the development of its hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system for commercial aircraft, as part of the airline’s ambition to de-carbonise aviation. Cranfield Aerospace Solutions is developing its hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system… Read the full press release

SAS’s first Airbus A321 Long Range to complete its first long-haul flight from Copenhagen to Washington

Stockholm, Sweden, 2021-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS’ first Airbus A321 Long Range will complete its first long-haul flight on Wednesday 22nd of December from Copenhagen to Washington. It will enter official service on 27th of March, 2022. The new aircraft is equipped with a service concept with three travel classes, like the rest of SAS’… Read the full press release

easyJet Announces Winners Of Future Flight Competition

easyJet launched the competition in October for children to design a zero-emission passenger plane Cerys, aged 8 and Lara, aged 15 have been named as the winners of easyJet’s ‘Aircraft of the Future’ competition after they wowed judges with their designs The winning designs included innovative features such as solar panel wings, pressurised hydrogen fuel… Read the full press release

Volaris announces new purchase order with Airbus for 39 A321neo aircraft

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO , 2021-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Volaris (the “Company”) (NYSE: VLRS) and (BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States, Central and South America, reports that it signed a new purchase order with Airbus for 39 A321neo aircraft, securing its growth in the second half of the decade. This order… Read the full press release

Emirates presents its latest generation Airbus A380 at the Dubai Airshow

DUBAI, UAE, 2021-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will showcase its four-class configured A380 at next week’s Dubai Airshow from the 14th to 18th November. The aircraft on display will feature the airline’s recently introduced Premium Economy Class cabin, in addition to refreshed interiors and enhancements across all cabins onboard its newest A380 aircraft. Always… Read the full press release

Emirates to operate Airbus A380 service to Istanbul

Airline is first to operate the iconic aircraft to Turkey DUBAI, UAE, 2021-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, announced today (14 September 2021) that it will introduce the first scheduled commercial Airbus A380 service to Istanbul, Turkey from 1 October. For the first time, travellers to and from Turkey… Read the full press release

Emirates to expand fleet with three Airbus A380 aircraft

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will receive three more A380 aircraft from Airbus this year with its last unit on order scheduled to join its fleet in November, bringing forward the original delivery timeline from June 2022. All three new A380s to be delivered will be fitted out with Emirates’ much… Read the full press release

Scoot’s new single-aisle Airbus A321neo aircraft makes inaugural flight from Singapore to Bangkok

Singapore, 2021-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Scoot, the low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines, today (28 June 2021) welcomed the entry into service of its new single-aisle Airbus A321neo aircraft, as it made its inaugural flight from Singapore to Bangkok as TR610. TR610 departed Singapore at 1524hrs on 28 June 2021 and is scheduled to… Read the full press release

Wizz Air adds one Airbus A321 aircraft and two new routes to its Tirana base

A NEW AIRCRAFT IN TIRANA BASE AND 2 NEW ROUTES STARTING FROM JULY 2021 Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing airline today (JUN 23, 2021) announces the allocation of one Airbus A321 aircraft to its Tirana base and adding two new routes from Tirana to Barcelona in Spain and Cologne in Germany,… Read the full press release

Vistara expands its fleet with its first purchased Airbus A320neo

Delhi, India, 2021-Jun-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, today (29 May 2021) welcomed its first purchased Airbus A320neo powered by CFM LEAP engines, strengthening its operational assets and further growing its modern fleet. The aircraft, registered VT-TQE, arrived in Delhi today from Airbus’ production facility in Toulouse, France. It is… Read the full press release

Lufthansa converts Airbus A350-900 named “Erfurt” into a climate research plane

Conversion of “D-AIXJ” at Lufthansa Technik has begun The Lufthansa Group’s most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft becomes a data collector above the clouds Cooperation between aviation companies and research institutes closer than ever before Cologne, Germany, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Predicting the weather even more accurately, analyzing climate changes even more precisely, researching even… Read the full press release

SAS secures financing of three Airbus A320neo and one Airbus A350-900

SAS enters Sale & Leaseback (S&LB) agreements of one A350 and three A320neo aircraft as well as PDP financing of five A320neo Stockholm, Sweden, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS has secured financing of three Airbus A320neo and one Airbus A350-900 through a S&LB-agreement with CDB Aviation Lease Finance. The A350 was delivered on… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways took delivery of its 53rd Airbus A350

With this delivery, the airline will operate 34 A350-900 and 19 A350-1000 with an average age of 2.7 years Airline’s strategic investment in twin-engine, fuel-efficient aircraft has enabled it to continue flying throughout the crisis and made it the ideal choice for environmentally conscious passengers Qatar Airways’ sustainable fleet gives it the ability to offer… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo starts Airbus A380 cargo charter operations

Air cargo carrier responding to market demand for additional cargo capacity Demonstrates agility and innovation in business response to the pandemic Dubai, UAE, 2020-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo has started utilising its Airbus A380 aircraft on select cargo charter operations to transport urgently required cargo across its network. The first dedicated Emirates… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to deploy Airbus A350-900 to Chicago, Los Angeles and Tokyo during its winter timetable

Economical and sustainable fleet operation through temporary deployment of Airbus A350-900 at both Lufthansa hubs One of the most modern and efficient long-haul aircraft will operate from Frankfurt to Chicago, Los Angeles and Tokyo Cologne, Germany, 2020-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — For the duration of the winter timetable (until the end of March 2021)… Read the full press release

easyJet on Airbus’ new zero-emission, hydrogen fuelled commercial aircraft concepts

London, UK, 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet welcomes the unveiling by its partner Airbus of three new zero-emission, hydrogen fuelled commercial aircraft concepts, the first of which could be launched from 2035. In 2019 easyJet and Airbus announced a joint research project on hybrid and electric aircraft in order to further the industry’s… Read the full press release

Wizz Air adds one new Airbus A320 aircraft to its Riga base; starts seven new routes to Bergen, Birmingham, Billund, Hamburg, Reykjavik, Stockholm, Trondheim

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2020-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe and Europe’s greenest airline* announced today (AUG 14, 2020) massive expansion of its Latvian operations, adding one new Airbus A320 aircraft to the Riga base. This will enable the start of seven new routes from Riga… Read the full press release

TAP Air Portugal names new Airbus A321LR CS-TXD after Portuguese seafarer Roberto Ivens

Lisbon, Portugal, 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP Air Portugal’s second naming ceremony of the year pays homage to the Portuguese seafarer who led Portuguese exploration on the African continent in the 19th century. Roberto Ivens is the name of the new Airbus A321LR CS-TXD the Airline baptized on Tuesday. Roberto Ivens was born… Read the full press release

SAS’ first Airbus A350 Ingegerd Viking to fly its inaugural flight from Copenhagen to Chicago

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The first of SAS eight Airbus A350s, Ingegerd Viking, is to fly its inaugural flight, SK943, today (January 28, 2020) from Copenhagen to Chicago. On each flight, a total of 300 travelers can look forward to a comfortable flight, including a cabin with new seat models and… Read the full press release

South African Airways’ new Airbus A350 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International airport to JFK

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ —South African Airways (SAA) new Airbus A350-900 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International (ORTIA) airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport. “This inaugural flight was the first that we plan to introduce on our international routes in the near future.  We… Read the full press release

Air Canada unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300

Canadian-built aircraft unveiled at the airline’s Montreal headquarters First commercial flight departs Montreal for Calgary January 16, offering customers a modern, spacious new cabin interior A220 technology reduces fuel consumption by 20 per cent per seat MONTREAL, CANADA, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Jan. 15, 2020) unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300,… Read the full press release

South African Airways sells nine aircraft to accommodate new Airbus A350-900s into its fleet

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ —South African Airways (SAA) has put some of its aircraft up for sale to accommodate the new Airbus A350-900s the airline recently added to its fleet. In a tender on the airline’s website, SAA said it was selling nine wide-body aircraft – – five Airbus A340-300s and… Read the full press release

South African Airways announces commercial introduction of its new Airbus A350-900 aircraft

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) today (24 December 2019) operated its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft for the first time commercially in the domestic market. The aircraft departed from Johannesburg to Cape Town after 10 this morning, operating as flight SA323, and returned as flight SA336 from Cape Town… Read the full press release

SAS expands its fleet with its first Airbus A350s

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The first of eight Airbus A350s has officially entered SAS’ fleet and from the 28th of January 2020 travelers will be able to experience the world’s most modern and fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft. Showcasing innovative technologies and design, it offers a new and more sustainable way of traveling long… Read the full press release