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

Pittsburgh International Airport to open green terminal in 2025

A world first powered by own microgrid London, UK, 2021-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) will be the first in the world powered by its own microgrid fuelled by thousands of solar panels and natural gas from airport land. World-renowned technology institutions, including Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and… 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

Ryanair expands its fleet with its first Boeing 737-8200 “Gamechanger” aircraft

New Fleet Cuts Fuel By 16%, Reduces Noise By 40% Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (Wed 16th June) took delivery of its first Boeing 737-8200 “Gamechanger” aircraft in Seattle, Washington. The aircraft flew overnight from Seattle and will land in Dublin Airport later this afternoon. This is… Read the full press release

Ryanair increases operations at Rome Fiumicino with three based aircraft, six new routes and over 65 flights every week

Three More Aircraft, 21 Routes (6 New) & Over 65 Extra Weekly Flights Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Italy’s No.1 airline, today (08 June) announced the addition of three based aircraft, six new routes and over 65 flights every week from Rome Fiumicino to a host of domestic and international destinations…. Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines orders 30 additional mainline and regional aircraft as travel industry sees recovery on the horizon

Orders for 30 additional mainline and regional aircraft for flying after recovery; Belize becomes newest international destination added for leisure travelers SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — With recovery on the horizon, Alaska Airlines is taking advantage of strategic opportunities by adding 30 mainline and regional aircraft to fulfill capacity needs in the… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and UNCF (United Negro College Fund) unveil “Our Commitment” aircraft

Aircraft serves as embodiment of Alaska’s values, takes conversation around education, equity and belonging to the skies, and is an extension of a 15-year partnership between Alaska and UNCF SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ “Our Commitment” aircraft took to the skies in partnership with UNCF (United Negro College Fund), a… Read the full press release

SITA launches AI-enabled solution that quickly return lost items on aircraft or in airports to their owners

New solution cuts cost by 90% and significantly reduces repatriation time Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA has launched WorldTracer Lost and Found Property, an artificial intelligence-enabled solution that solves a million-dollar headache for the air transport industry: how to quickly return items left behind on aircraft or in airports to their owners. Every… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Boeing reached agreement on 100 firm orders for 737 MAX 7 aircraft

The airline also adds 155 MAX options and extends order book through 2031 while accelerating 737-700 retirements and investing over $10 billion in new and existing firm aircraft orders to further improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (Mar 29, 2021)… Read the full press release

Bombardier demonstration aircraft operations team earns Stage 3 IS-BAO certification

>Stage 3 IS-BAO certification validates Bombardier’s vigour in developing and maintaining an effective safety culture Bombardier first achieved Stage 3 IS-BAO safety rating in 2018; renewal further highlights ongoing efforts to exceed all safety protocols Bombardier’s Safety Standdown event and monthly Safety Talks highlight industry-wide commitment to ongoing knowledge-based safety training Montréal, Canada, 2021-Mar-17 —… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces restructured agreement with Boeing for a total of 68 737-9 MAX aircraft with options for additional 52 planes

New agreement in principle adds 23 orders plus 15 options to airline’s overall order SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (Dec. 22, 2020) an agreement in principle with Boeing to restructure the airline’s order to receive a total of 68 Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft with options for an additional… Read the full press release

Scoot modifies A320ceo aircraft to double its cargo-carrying capacity

Scoot has been operating cargo flights since early 2020 using its passenger aircraft, to transport essential goods and maintain global supply chains. Seats have been removed to double the narrowbody aircraft’s capacity to nearly 20 tonnes. Singapore, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — With stringent border control measures in place due to COVID-19 causing a… Read the full press release

Emirates becomes the first airline to operate the world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft A380 to Clark International Airport

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The iconic Emirates A380 made a one-off service to Clark International Airport today (19 August 2020), becoming the first commercial flight, utilizing the iconic aircraft, to operate to the Luzon-based airport. The special A380 service from Dubai to Clark and operating as EK2520, took off from Dubai… 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

Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft to service Guangzhou from 8 August 2020

The airline resumed A380 services this week to Amsterdam and Cairo, and added a second daily A380 service to London Heathrow Emirates has now resumed passenger network operations to 50% of pre-pandemic destinations Dubai, UAE, 2020-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced that it will deploy its iconic A380 aircraft to Guangzhou from 8… Read the full press release

Emirates A380 aircraft to start services to London and Paris from 15 July

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The highly popular Emirates A380 aircraft will begin serving travellers on flights to London Heathrow and Paris starting from 15 July. This marks the return of Emirates’ flagship aircraft on scheduled services since the pandemic forced the temporary grounding of the airline’s passenger fleet in March. Adel… Read the full press release

Emirates announces additional cargo capacity with modified Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

Emirates offers more cargo capacity with aircraft modification Emirates SkyCargo able to transport up to 17 tonnes more cargo on select Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, to serve demand Emirates Engineering modifies 10 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has introduced additional cargo capacity by using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with seats… Read the full press release

British Airways reconfigures two grounded 777-200 aircraft to operate as freighters

Two grounded British Airways 777-200 aircraft have had their seats removed and interiors stripped to carry more cargo First flight of revamped aircraft is to Beijing this afternoon to collect PPE for the NHS The airline, with IAG Cargo, has operated more than 80 cargo charter flights carrying tonnes of PPE LONDON, UK, 2020-Jun-03 —… Read the full press release

IATA supports the wearing of face coverings for passengers and masks for crew while on board aircraft

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) supports the wearing of face coverings for passengers and masks for crew while on board aircraft as a critical part of a layered approach to biosecurity to be implemented temporarily when people return to traveling by air. IATA does not support… Read the full press release

Leipzig/Halle Airport welcomed the world’s largest aircraft transporting more than 10.3 million face masks

Schkeuditz, Germany, 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Permanent corona crisis operations are causing the aviation giant to now fly to Central Germany. The Antonov 225 Mriya, the world’s largest aircraft, landed at Leipzig/Halle Airport on Monday morning. German Defence Minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, and Götz Ahmelmann, CEO of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, welcomed the crew after… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo deployed a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to transport 50 tonnes of fresh hazelnut paste from Istanbul to Melbourne

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Everyday, around the clock and across the globe, staff from Emirates SkyCargo are working hard to ensure that essential supplies are being flown to those who need them the most. So when the call came to deliver a special kind of essential commodity, the air cargo carrier… Read the full press release

Southwest implements aircraft cleaning program built upon standing guidance from the CDC and WHO

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Southwest Team works throughout the day to execute an aircraft cleaning program built upon standing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) which is designed with Customer Safety and comfort in mind. As part of the program,… Read the full press release

Emirates implements enhanced cleaning and disinfection on all aircraft from Dubai

Enhanced cleaning and disinfection on all aircraft from Dubai regardless of route Peace of mind on travel plans with fee waivers for booking changes Offers Skywards members ability to retain status with reduced tier travel requirement Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak around… Read the full press release

ANA HOLDINGS to expand its fleet with the mixed order of 20 new Boeing 787-10 and 787-9 aircraft

Addition of the new aircraft will bring the total number of Boeing 787s operated by ANA to over 100. The new Boeing 787-10s are scheduled to replace ANA’s Boeing 777 series aircraft on domestic routes, significantly reducing carbon and noise emissions. ANA HD will be the largest Boeing 787 operator and the first carrier in… Read the full press release

ExpressJet Airlines to add 36 Embraer ERJ145 aircraft to its United Express fleet

ATLANTA, GA, 2020-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced today ( February 24, 2020 ) it will add 36 Embraer ERJ145 aircraft to its United Express fleet, which will make ExpressJet the world’s largest operator of the 50-seat Embraer ERJ145 aircraft. The parties are working towards a long term… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus launches new Shannon based aircraft and announces early return of its New York JFK service

Dublin, Ireland, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus today (February 19, 2020) launched a new Shannon based aircraft along with the early return of Aer Lingus’ popular New York JFK service. The service recommenced today, a month earlier than in previous years. It will operate six days a week, rising to seven days… Read the full press release

Shannon Group welcomes Aer Lingus’ second Shannon based aircraft and early return of its New York JFK service

Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The CEO of Shannon Group, Mary Considine, has said that the launch today (13 February 2020) of a new Shannon based aircraft and the early return of Aer Lingus’ New York JFK service is a further show of commitment by the airline to Shannon Airport and the… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation adds brand new Gulfstream G550 to its aircraft management and charter fleet in EMEA and Asia

Basel, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce it has added a brand new Gulfstream G550 to its aircraft management and charter fleet in EMEA and Asia, effective immediately. The G550 is based in Switzerland and available for worldwide charter operation. It has already been added to the company’s Aircraft… Read the full press release

Norwegian continues to reduce emissions with new technology and new aircraft

LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian continues to reduce emissions with new technology and new aircraft. The upgraded weather service provided by AVTECH Sweden AB, can reduce CO2 emissions by an additional 10,000 – 15,000 tons per year. In the past few years, Norwegian has taken several steps to contribute to a… Read the full press release

easyJet welcomes partner Wright Electric’s announcement on its engine development program for 186 seat electric aircraft

easyJet welcomes this important milestone which is a crucial step on the path to electric commercial aircraft Wright Electric announces that it is working with BAE Systems to accelerate the new technology   Wright Electric has unveiled design concepts for a 186 seater electric plane engine development program this week and set out a timeline for its testing… Read the full press release