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

World’s largest aircraft, the Antonov AN-225 lands in Ireland’s longest runway

Shannon, Ireland, 2021-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s largest aircraft, the Antonov AN-225 touched down at Shannon Airport this afternoon from China carrying a cargo consignment for distribution in the Irish retail sector. With the longest runway in Ireland at 3,199m, Shannon Airport is the only airport in Ireland capable of accommodating the… Read the full press release

Emirates Expo 2020 Dubai special livery aircraft to perform low level flypasts over Dubai

Latest Expo A380 livery to perform two low level flypasts on Wednesday and Thursday Dubai, UAE, 2021-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Emirates Expo 2020 Dubai special livery aircraft will be performing two low level flypasts over Sheikh Zayed Road and the Expo 2020 Dubai site tomorrow morning, Wednesday 13 October and Thursday 14 October…. Read the full press release

British Airways’ A380 aircraft to re-join its fleet in November and operate its biggest schedule

British Airways’ A380 aircraft will re-join the airline’s fleet earlier than expected as US borders re-open, initially operating to Los Angeles, Miami and Dubai The airline is increasing flights to the US by adding more services to key cities including New York, with up to eight daily services by December The airline will also be… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to expand A350 fleet to 21 aircraft

Leasing contracts signed for four Airbus A350-900 Aircraft make major contribution to even greater sustainability through 30 percent fuel and CO2 savings Deployment planned from first half of 2022 Cologne, Germany, 2021-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group is accelerating the modernization of its long-haul fleet. The Group signed leases for four state-of-the-art… Read the full press release

UK CAA establishes new international consortium of eVTOL aircraft operators

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has established an international consortium of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) industry leaders and aviation experts. New international consortium of eVTOL aircraft operators announced at HeliTech Expo Members include Virgin Atlantic, Joby, Vertical Aerospace and NATS eVTOL aircraft could launch commercial operations in the UK within five years LONDON,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Walt Disney World® Resort team up for a co-branded commemorative aircraft honoring their 50th anniversaries in 2021

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) joins Walt Disney World® Resort with a special co-branded commemorative aircraft honoring 50 years of connecting people with memories and magic, as each company celebrates a 50th anniversary in 2021. The Boeing 737-700 features 50th anniversary logos of both Southwest Airlines® and Walt Disney World… Read the full press release

Emirates to deploy A380 aircraft to an expanded list of destinations

Spurred by further easing of travel restrictions, Emirates is boosting number of destinations served by flagship aircraft to 27 by November Airline on track to restore 70% of its capacity by year-end, with the addition of more than 280,000 seats across its global network Dubai, UAE, 2021-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — In line with… Read the full press release

easyJet welcomes important milestones in the development of zero-emission aircraft

easyJet welcomes these important milestones which are crucial steps forward on the path to zero-emission aircraft Wright’s next phase of development will be supported by a new dedicated laboratory and specialised motor test site The airline continues to work with Wright Electric and other partners to support the development of zero-emission aircraft and is committed… 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