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

Wizz Air announces the allocation of a ninth aircraft to its Vienna base

Vienna, Austria, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and greenest airline announced today (JAN 17, 2020) the allocation of a ninth aircraft to its Vienna base. The new Airbus A321 will join the fleet on 1 July 2020, enabling the start of five new routes from Vienna to Alghero, Corfu, Faro, Podgorica and Suceava as well as… Read the full press release

Qatar Aircraft Catering Company and Qatari charity Hifz Al Naema to redistribute surplus food and beverages to good causes in Qatar

Hifz Al Naema which means Saving the Blessings, is a social centre that collects surplus food in Qatar and redistributes to good causes 200-300 kilograms of surplus food and beverage expected to be redistributed daily DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC) is pleased to announce it is collaborating… 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

Qatar Airways unveiled the newest aircraft in its fleet and new destination plans for 2020 at the Kuwait Aviation Show

Eight additional destinations to join the airline’s network in 2020: Nur-Sultan and Almaty, Kazakhstan; Cebu, Philippines; Accra, Ghana; Trabzon, Turkey; Luanda, Angola; Lyon, France and Siem Reap, Cambodia Award-winning airline displayed its ultra-modern Airbus A350-1000 alongside its state-of-the-art Gulfstream G500 DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways wowed the crowds on the… 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

British Airways explores the possibility of using 3D printers to create aircraft parts in the future

British Airways’ tech experts say the possibilities for 3D printing in aviation are limitless and share predictions of how 3D printers could transform the industry In the future machines could routinely be used to create aircraft parts, reducing delays for customers Initiative is part of airline’s flightpath to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 LONDON,… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to add new Airbus A321 aircraft and two new routes to Prague and Seville to its Bucharest operations

NEW BASED AIRBUS A321 AIRCRAFT AND. TWO NEW ROUTES TO PRAGUE AND SEVILLE. BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest airline in Romania and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines today (DEC 4, 2019) announced further development of the operation in Bucharest basing 1 new Airbus A321 aircraft. The new… Read the full press release

dnata successfully completes turnaround of flydubai’s aircraft using only zero-emission ramp ground support equipment at Dubai International

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has achieved a significant milestone in its sustainability journey. The ground handler ensured smooth and safe turnaround of a flydubai Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft using only zero-emission ramp ground support equipment (GSE) at Dubai International’s (DXB) Terminal 2. His… Read the full press release

flydubai and Smartwings finalised agreement to wet lease four Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft

Dubai-based carrier signs agreement to wet lease four Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft to help minimise further disruption to passengers during the busy seasonal travel period Dubai, UAE, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai has announced today (November 28, 2019) that it has finalised an agreement with Smartwings to wet lease four Next-Generation Boeing… Read the full press release

Mineta San Jose International Airport secures $10M federal grant to renovate the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting building

WASHINGTON, DC, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (November 22, 2019), Representative Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) announced that Mineta San Jose International Airport secured a $10,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to renovate the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting building – known as Fire Station 2.0. “These types of infrastructure… Read the full press release

Silver Airways makes history as the first airline to operate the state-of-the-art ATR 72-600 aircraft in the U.S.

America’s leading independent regional airline reinventing regional flying sector with complete fleet, operational and customer service transformation Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2019-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Silver Airways, America’s leading independent regional airline, has received FAA and DOT certification to begin operations of its new 70-seat ATR 72-600 aircraft, making history as the first airline to… Read the full press release