oneworld® adds four airline alliance awards to its record of accolades in 2019

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — oneworld® was named the winner of another four airline alliance awards in recent days, adding to the alliance’s record of accolades in 2019. oneworld is the repeat winner of all four awards following consecutive wins in the past several years, underlining its status as the preferred alliance… Read the full press release

Wizz Air named the Best Low Cost Airline – Europe 2020 in the annual ranking of AirlineRatings

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s greenest airline and the leading low cost carrier of CEE has been named the Best Low Cost Airline – Europe 2020 in the annual ranking of AirlineRatings, the world’s only safety and product rating website. This rating is considered one of the most important and respected in… Read the full press release

Vietjet named “Best Ultra Low-Cost Airline for 2020” by AirlineRatings

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2019-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — New-age airline Vietjet continues to be named “Best Ultra Low-Cost Airline for 2020” by AirlineRatings, the world’s best one-stop airline safety and product rating review website. This is the third consecutive year that Vietjet has been honored at AirlineRatings’ Airline Excellence Awards, which recognize the… 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

Heathrow names SAS as the best airline at its latest Fly Quiet and Green league table

Heathrow reveals the airport’s latest Fly Quiet and Green league table showing airlines are swapping in newer jets and improving how they fly to decrease noise and emissions SAS named best airline based on their performance this quarter – assisted by the introduction of A320neos, better track-keeping and continuous descent approaches Oman Air improves score… Read the full press release

Emirates set to kick off another year as the Official Airline of DP World Tour Championship 2019

The airline is set to kick off another year as the Official Airline of one of the largest events in Dubai’s sporting calendar, taking place from 21 to 24 November 2019 Dubai, UAE, 2019-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will be teeing up for another exciting year of DP World Tour Championship 2019 –… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways extends exclusive airline sponsorship of the Crusaders

Nadi, Fiji, 2019-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji’s National Airline, Fiji Airways, has today (15 November 2019) announced it has extended its exclusive airline sponsorship of the Crusaders. The partnership will see Fiji Airways feature on the front of the Crusaders’ away jerseys from 2020. Crusaders CEO Colin Mansbridge said: “This will be the first… Read the full press release

Emirates Skywards launches Skywards Exclusives

DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Skywards has launched Skywards Exclusives, a unique airline loyalty initiative that offers curated and carefully crafted experiences from Emirates’ expansive sponsorships portfolio. World-class sporting events, performances, concerts, VIP hospitality and thrilling, money-can’t-buy experiences globally are now just Skywards Miles away for its 25+ million members. Why watch… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways is the Official Airline Partner of the PSA World Squash Championship Qatar 2019

Doha to host world’s top squash players from 8-15 November Qatar Airways is the Official Airline Partner of the tournament DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to be the Official Airline Partner of the PSA World Squash Championship Qatar 2019, taking place from 8 to 15 November at the… Read the full press release

British Airways is the first UK airline to offer a summer internship programme with a competitive salary

Carrier is offering world-class opportunities to learn more about data science, analytics and leadership Internships cement airline as leader in emerging talent space with graduate, apprentice, business placement and work experience opportunities also up for grabs LONDON, UK, 2019-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — From summer 2020 British Airways will become the first UK airline to… Read the full press release

British Airways is the first airline to partner with the Department for Transport on a new initiative to make travel easier for people with disabilities

New campaign highlights British Airways’ Beyond Accessibility training programme, which supports staff in assisting more than half a million customers with disabilities who fly with the airline each year Airline recently launched dedicated customer care team with direct phone line for travellers requiring additional assistance In 2019 British Airways became the first and only airline… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines certified as a 5-Star Airline for the second consecutive year by Skytrax

  Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL), a member of the oneworld® alliance, was certified as a 5-Star Airline for the second consecutive year by International air transport rating organization, Skytrax. The 5-Star rating is awarded to airlines that provide exceptional and outstanding services to their passengers. There are currently ten 5-Star… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways is the official airline sponsor of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 2019

The award-winning airline is proud sponsor of the prestigious international horse racing event Qatar Airways operates 26 weekly service to two gateways in France: Paris and Nice DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to be the official airline sponsor of one of the world’s most prestigious racing events on… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport receives best airline marketing award at the World Route Development Forum

Budapest, Hungary, 2019-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport received the award for best airline marketing at the World Route Development Forum, the most prestigious event of the aviation industry globally, currently underway in Adelaide, Australia. With this result, the Hungarian airport came out ahead of gateways such as Amsterdam, Istanbul, Hong Kong, or Changi… Read the full press release

Emirates named Best International Airline at the 2019 Sunday Times Top Brands Awards

  JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates was named Best International Airline in the Business category and came in second place as the Overall Favourite Brand in the business category, a Grand Prix award, at the 2019 Sunday Times Top Brands Awards. Results were announced at a private ceremony held at The… Read the full press release

Emirates becomes the first airline outside America to receive approval for biometric boarding

Emirates successfully piloted biometric boarding at the departure gates of Emirates’ flights from Dubai to New York and Los Angeles throughout July and August. DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is once again pushing the boundaries of technology, becoming the first airline outside America to receive approval for biometric boarding from the U.S…. Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines continues its partnership with Honor Flight South Florida as it’s official airline partner in 2020

South Florida’s Hometown Airline to fly four Honor Flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to nation’s capital through 2020 MIRAMAR, Fla., 2019-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is continuing its partnership with Honor Flight South Florida to serve as the organization’s official airline partner in 2020. In the next year, Spirit will… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways named 2020 Five Star Major Airline by the Airline Passenger Experience Association

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Recently, Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited has been named 2020 Five Star Major Airline by APEX (the Airline Passenger Experience Association), a non-profit membership trade association dedicated to improving the entire airline passenger experience. Mr. Puttipong Prasartthong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways commented that, “We are honored to receive this… Read the full press release

Flybe becomes the first regional airline in the world to be awarded IATA Level 4 NDC certification

Only regional airline in world to receive NDC Level 4 status High performance access to real time data for travel trade Exeter, England, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has become the first regional airline in the world to be awarded International Air Transport Association (IATA) Level 4 New Distribution Capability (NDC)… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the National Airline Partner of the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships

Airline to fly more than 3,500 Athletes, Coaches and Officials with thousands more expected spectators between 27 September and 6 October Exclusive discounted fares available for the championships through qatarairways.com Doha, Qatar, 2019-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is set to bring the world of athletics together in Doha after signing an agreement to… Read the full press release

Aeroflot becomes FIBA’s Global Partner and the Official Airline of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019

MIES (Switzerland) MOSCOW (Russia), 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot, one of the world’s premium airline brands and Russia’s flag carrier, has become FIBA’s Global Partner and the Official Airline of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. This summer Aeroflot and FIBA are taking the Basketball World Cup Trophy to cities around the globe, delivering an… Read the full press release

Swoop unveils 28 winter getaway routes in its 2019 winter schedule

Airline brings more sun flying to Canadians this winter, adds three aircraft to its fleet CALGARY, AB, 2019-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (June 25, 2019) Swoop released its 2019 winter schedule with non-stop flights available for booking from June 25, 2019 through April 25, 2020. The schedule boasts 28 winter getaway routes, including the… Read the full press release

WIZZ AIR IS THE MOST PUNCTUAL AIRLINE IN AUSTRIA AND THE GREENEST AIRLINE IN EUROPE

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of the fastest-growing airlines in Europe and the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, is the most punctual airline in Austria that hasn’t cancelled a single flight in 2019 from the Austrian capital. The analysis carried out by a passenger rights portal awarded Wizz Air the… Read the full press release

flydubai becomes the first UAE national carrier to offer direct flights from Dubai to Naples

flydubai has inaugurated its new service to Naples, becoming the first UAE national carrier to offer direct flights from Dubai The new route is codeshared with Emirates and gives passengers access to more than 200 destinations worldwide on the combined network Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based airline flydubai celebrated its inaugural service… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to win ‘Best Airline’ prize for a fifth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards

Airline also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best Business Class Seat’ The national carrier of the State of Qatar becomes the first airline to win ‘Best Airline’ prize for a fifth time in what are widely regarded as the ‘the Oscars of the aviation industry’ DOHA, Qatar,… Read the full press release

British Airways staff votes as the best in Europe at the Skytrax 2019 World Airline Awards

British Airways wins the Best Airline Staff in Europe award at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards Cabin crew and airport colleagues were praised for their friendly welcome The airline also won awards for Most Improved Airline in Europe, Best Airline Staff in United Kingdom and Best Cabin Crew in the United Kingdom LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

Ryanair becomes the first EU airline to release monthly CO2 emissions statistics

Average Co2 In May Of Just 66g, Almost 50% Lower Than Other Major Eu Airlines DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair today (5 June) becomes the first EU airline to release monthly CO2 emissions statistics, which show an average of 66g CO2 per passenger/km in May 2019. Metrics May 2019 Total Kilometres 17,529m km Total Passengers… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the world’s first airline to attain recognition for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking

Airline becomes first in the industry to attain recognition, backed by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Cambridge DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is today (03 June 2019) celebrating becoming the world’s first airline to achieve a new industry standard for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking in aviation. The… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines ranked highest airline in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 North America Airline Satisfaction Study

Flyers rate Alaska highest in nearly all key categories, including cost & fees and flight crew SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — For the 12th year in a row, Alaska Airlines is recognized as the highest ranked airline in customer satisfaction among traditional carriers in the J.D. Power 2019 North America Airline Satisfaction Study. Alaska won this year… Read the full press release

Ryanair becomes the first european Airline to introduce world leading pilot training safety app

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (15 May) announced a six-year deal with CEFA Aviation, a leader in flight safety and pilot training software and services, to provide world first cloud-based mobile service CEFA AMS (Aviation Mobile Services) for Ryanair’s pilot training programmes. With this new partnership, launched… Read the full press release