Wizz Air to strengthen position as one of the world’s most sustainable airlines with plans to acquire 75 Airbus A321neo aircraft

Budapest, Hungary, 2022-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most sustainable low-cost airlines, has announced that it has given notice to Airbus to exercise its purchase rights in relation to 75 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The 75 additional A321neo aircraft, most of which are expected to be delivered in 2028-29*, underpins… Read the full press release

Air Canada signs purchase agreement with Heart Aerospace for 30 ES-30 electric-hybrid aircraft

Electric-hybrid aircraft advances carrier’s 2050 net-zero emission goal Battery powered aircraft will have capacity for up to 30 passengers Electric 200 km range extends to 400 km with reserve hybrid architecture Agreement includes equity investment by Air Canada in Heart Aerospace MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Sept. 15, 2022)… Read the full press release

Air Canada Cargo further invests in its cold chain infrastructure with new live monitored, temperature-controlled certified aircraft containers

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada Cargo will be the first Canadian operator to use the new live monitored, temperature-controlled certified aircraft containers, the Envirotainer Releye RLP and larger RAP, as part of the AC Absolute solution. The Releye RLP and RAP containers are designed to meet the strictest requirements in… Read the full press release

Emirates kick-starts its multi-billion dollar project with upgrade of entire interior cabins of 120 Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft

Full cabin refresh for 120 aircraft along with the installation of Premium Economy seats Clockwork planning and testing begins to achieve turnaround time of 16 days per aircraft Dubai, UAE, 2022-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has kick-started its plans to upgrade the entire interior cabins of 120 Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft… Read the full press release

Embraer’s latest aircraft E195-E2 lands at London City Airport (LCY)

The largest aircraft to land at London City E195-E2 to be certified for London City operations end of 2022 London, UK, 2022-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — After departing the Farnborough Airshow, Embraer’s latest aircraft, the E195-E2, made its debut landing at London’s iconic City Airport (LCY); demonstrating the aircraft’s steep approach capability. The visit,… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport to support project accelerating introduction of zero emissions aircraft

London, UK, 2022-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Government has awarded £9.5m to a British consortium to build world first advanced electric flight ecosystem. The project will include demonstrator flights of Vertical Aerospace’s electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft between Bristol Airport and another airfield in the region – and a simulation… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways presents its state-of-the-art passenger aircraft at the Farnborough International Airshow

The award-winning airline is showcasing its state-of-the-art passenger aircraft Boeing 787-9 with its new business class product, Boeing 777-300ER with special FIFA Livery, and Qatar Executive’s elegant private jet, the Gulfstream G650ER In an unprecedented move, the airline is set to significantly amend operations in November and December from  hub and spoke airline to a… 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

Norwegian announces agreement with Boeing for the purchase of 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

LONDON, UK, 2022-May-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA has reached an agreement in principle with Boeing for a recommitment to purchase 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The agreement also includes options for an additional 30 aircraft. The 50 aircraft are due to be delivered between 2025 and 2028, at a… Read the full press release

NBAA completes inaugural class of its Safety Manager Certificate Program

Washington DC, USA, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced the completion of the inaugural class of its Safety Manager Certificate Program, and has opened registration for the second cycle of this comprehensive introductory-level training program. Created by the NBAA Safety Committee in partnership with Advanced Aircrew Academy, Convergent… 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

Alaska Air Cargo adds two Boeing 737-800 aircraft to its fleet

Alaska Air Cargo will convert two Alaska Airlines passenger jets to an all-freight aircraft for cargo service in 2023 Five dedicated 737 freighters to meet cargo demand across the Alaska network  NEW YORK, NY, 2022-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Cargo announced today (March 24, 2022) it will add two Boeing 737-800 aircraft… Read the full press release

Qantas and Jetstar to operate up to 30 return flights per week across the Tasman from mid-April

Qantas and Jetstar to ramp up trans-Tasman flights from mid-April Up to 30 return flights a week initially More seats for frequent flyers, with every Qantas and Jetstar trans-Tasman flight in the month of May now a ‘Points Plane’ Sydney, Australia, 2022-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Jetstar are gearing up to reunite… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to include the bigger 737-10 and longer-range 737-8 to its aircraft order with Boeing

With addition of new models, the 737-10s and 737-8s will maximize profit potential SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Mar-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced plans today (March 2, 2022) to broaden our mainline fleet by adjusting our current 737-9 aircraft order with Boeing to include the bigger 737-10 and longer-range 737-8, which are all part… Read the full press release

Norwegian adds 10 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its fleet

LONDON, UK, 2022-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has a long-standing relationship with AerCap, the world’s largest aviation leasing company. The signed lease agreements also include eight Boeing 737-800 NG, which are part of the 70 aircraft fleet operational for the summer 2022 season. With these additions, Norwegian will have a total fleet of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates 25th anniversary with a retro livery on Boeing 777-300 aircraft

The award-winning airline showcases a nostalgic reminder of its iconic early aircraft livery on Flight QR 0041 from Doha to Paris by Boeing 777 to mark its milestone anniversary Doha, Qatar, 2022-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways welcomed a nostalgic flashback to its early days of operation with the delivery of a Boeing… Read the full press release

Canada’s leading ultra-low fare airline Swoop acquired six new Boeing MAX-8 aircraft

Canada’s leading ultra-low fare airline to add six new Boeing MAX-8 aircraft Airline to introduce non-stop service to Newfoundland this spring – enabling Canadians to reconnect coast-to-coast Domestic network expansion adds 14 new non-stop routes including service to Deer Lake and St. John’s, Newfoundland; and Saint John, New Brunswick CALGARY, AB, 2022-Feb-12 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

SAS to start direct weekly flights to Toronto from Copenhagen and Stockholm in June 2022

Stockholm, Sweden, 2022-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS expands its network in North America and will start direct routes to Toronto from Copenhagen and Stockholm in June 2022. SAS will operate three weekly flights from Copenhagen and four weekly flights from Stockholm with brand-new A321LR aircraft. Toronto is the fourth largest city in North… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces codeshare expansion with Finnair

SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has announced today (Feb. 1, 2022) a significant codeshare expansion with our European oneworld partner Finnair, the latest in a series of partnership expansions for Alaska since joining the global alliance in March 2021. Beginning now, Finnair passengers can book connecting flights through Seattle – our hometown… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo named the ‘Safest Global Airline Partner’ for its cool chain infrastructure and capabilities

Named as ‘Safest Global Airline Partner’ for the transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals by SkyCell Dubai, UAE, 2022-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo has been named as the ‘Safest Global Airline Partner’ for the year 2021 for the transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments by SkyCell, one of the leading global manufacturers of… Read the full press release

Travel Trends 2022 – WUNDERMAN THOMPSON PREDICTS 100 TRENDS THAT WILL DEFINE 2022

Wunderman Thompson today launches the 8th edition of The Future 100: 2022, their annual essential trend almanac offering a snapshot of the year ahead and the most compelling trends to keep on the radar. London, UK 2022-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Future 100: 2022 from Wunderman Thompson’s futurism, research and innovation unit, Wunderman… Read the full press release

UPS orders 19 Boeing 767 Freighter to meet expected air cargo demand

UPS enters multi-year agreement to ensure a modern, efficient fleet Sale adds to record-breaking year for Boeing freighter family UPS order to help meet expected long-term global demand for air cargo SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] today (Dec. 21, 2021) announced an order for 19 767 Freighters from UPS highlighting… Read the full press release

Emirates increases capacity on flights from Dubai to Brisbane

Emirates services to Brisbane open to fully vaccinated passengers who meet eligibility requirements Additional capacity set to meet high travel demand for flights from Dubai to Brisbane, effective today; capacity to return to 100 per cent on flights to Perth from 5 February 2022 Airline expects healthy demand for inbound travel to Brisbane and Perth… Read the full press release

Emirates launches double daily flights to Seychelles during the busy holiday season

The airline has announced it will boost services to the island-nation from 24 December 2021, until 9 January 2022, serving market demand and offering customers more travel choices and enhanced connectivity.* Dubai, UAE, 2021-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced it will operate double daily flights to Seychelles from 24 December 2021, until… Read the full press release

Qatar Executive expands its fleet with three Gulfstream G650ER aircraft

Latest delivery brings the total number of Gulfstream G650ER aircraft in the private jet charter division fleet to 11  DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Executive is excited to announce it has taken delivery of a further three Gulfstream G650ER aircraft, reaffirming its position as the largest owner-operator of the ultramodern jet,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines unveils newest special-edition aircraft showcasing Starbucks’ famous red cups filled with signature holiday drinks

With Starbucks festive cheer, decorated lounges, and the return of our holiday sweaters – Alaska is the Merrier Carrier SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Bake the gingerbread, light the menorah, hang the stockings — however you holiday — joy & care is in the air at Alaska Airlines. As the ‘Merrier Carrier’… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Welcomes latest generation Boeing 777-9 aircraft to Doha

Latest generation 777-9 test aircraft arrives in Qatar for the first time highlighting the airline’s commitment as a global launch customer for the ultra-modern jet DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today (17 November 2021) showcased its role as a global launch customer for the latest generation Boeing 777-9 aircraft after… Read the full press release

Captain Seini Koroitamana Cornish promoted as Fiji Airways’ first ever female A330 aircraft Captain

Captain Seini Koroitamana Cornish becomes first female A330 Captain for Fiji’s National Airline Nadi, Fiji, 2021-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways has announced the promotion of its first ever female to command a widebody aircraft. Captain Seini Koroitamana Cornish has progressed as a Fiji Airways A330 aircraft Captain, becoming the first female in… Read the full press release

Emirates partners with Falcon Aircraft Recycling to upcycle and recycle its A380 aircraft

Signs contract with UAE-based specialist Falcon Aircraft Recycling to save most of its retired aircraft from landfill via a pioneering upcycling and recycling programme Iconic 1st generation A380 onboard bar and other cabin features to be transformed into bespoke furniture, plus a range of aviation memorabilia and retail items which will be released for sale in… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group partners with ZeroAvia for hydrogen-electric powertrain aircraft

ZeroAvia will incorporate a 3MW+ hydrogen-electric powertrain system into a De Havilland DHC-8-400 (Q400) aircraft.  Joint development collaboration also adds Alaska Airlines to ZeroAvia’s list of investors.  The aircraft will contain a ZA2000, the largest ZeroAvia’s powertrain platform, capable of producing between 2,000 kW and 5,000 kW. SEATTLE and KEMBLE, United Kingdom and HOLLISTER, Calif., 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release