Airline alliances call on governments and stakeholders or extraordinary support amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — On behalf of their member airlines, the three global airline alliances oneworld®, SkyTeam and Star Alliance are jointly calling on governments and stakeholders to take action to alleviate the unprecedented challenges faced by the global airline industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The three global alliances, which represent… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes Loganair’s daily flights to Aberdeen

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The first in a series of daily flights to Aberdeen has taken off from Belfast City Airport with Loganair. This is the first of two routes Loganair announced it would fill following Flybe’s collapse into administration. The Scottish airline’s route to Inverness from Belfast City Airport… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to reduce flight capacity on offer by up to 50 per cent

Temporary decommissioning of all A380s under consideration Extensive savings programme launched COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the spread of Covid-19 and the resulting drastic decline in bookings as well as numerous flight cancellations Lufthansa Group decided to reduce the flight capacity on offer even more… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport welcomes the return of Eastern Airways

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastern Airways has returned to George Best Belfast City Airport with the launch of a new six-times weekly service to Teesside International Airport. As a result of Flybe entering administration last week, Eastern Airways, former franchise partner of Flybe, is once again selling its flights independently…. Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo honoured with the “International Cargo Airline of the Year” award

The cargo carrier was recognised for its recent developments, leadership and innovation in the air freight industry Doha, Qatar, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo was presented with the “International Cargo Airline of the Year” award at the STAT Times grand gala awards event held at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai on 26… 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

Allegiant Travel Company to establish a base of operations at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport

Locally-Based Operation to Bring Investment in Jobs, Growth Opportunities CONCORD, N.C., 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today ( March 4, 2020) announced plans to establish a base of operations at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (USA). The Las Vegas-based company will invest $50 million to establish the new base in Concord,… Read the full press release

TAP launches direct flight to Sal in Cape Verde from June 20, 2020

Direct flight from Porto to Cape Verde. As of 20 June, Porto will have a direct flight to Sal in Cape Verde, with one flight a week.  Lisbon, Portugal, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — These flights depart from Porto on Saturdays at 10:25 p.m. and arrive on the Cape Verde island at 12:55 a.m…. Read the full press release

Emirates puts the spotlight on women in aviation

All-women flight deck crew operate a freighter trip covering 6 cities across 4 continents ahead of International Women’s Day Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Women are making an increasing contribution to the aviation industry worldwide and are also directly supporting global exchanges in diverse areas facilitated by aviation such as international trade…. Read the full press release

Emirates Group raised highlighted its ongoing environmental initiatives to mark World Wildlife Day

DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Championing environmental stewardship and providing an opportunity for employees to understand the role that the company plays in building a more sustainable future, the Emirates Group hosted an event to raise awareness of the role of business in environmental protection and to highlight its ongoing environmental initiatives… Read the full press release

Emirates marks a major milestone with 20 million downloads of its mobile app

Emirates marks 20 million app downloads, as the airline’s mobile and digital strategy drives strong consumer uptake. Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer; Boutros Boutros, Divisional Senior VP for Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand; Alex Knigge, Senior VP for Digital; Bob Kabli, Senior VP for B2C Online Sales & Ancillaries, celebrates the milestone with members… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines launches direct service from Novosibirsk to Antalya from June 1, 2020

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, will begin direct regular flights from Novosibirsk to Antalya starting from June 1, 2020. The new flight tickets are already on sale. Flights will be operated three times a week — on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Mondays and Fridays departure is from Tolmachevo Airport… Read the full press release

British Airways is the first UK airline to waive its change fee, giving customers the flexibility to delay booked travel

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is leading the way as the first UK airline to waive its change fee, giving customers the flexibility to delay travel that is booked during the next two weeks. The policy will be available for new bookings made between Tuesday 3 March 2020 and Monday 16 March… Read the full press release

Norwegian maintains leadership position as the largest foreign airline in New York City for 2019

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has maintained its leadership position as the largest foreign airline in New York City for 2019, after surpassing Air Canada in February 2019, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s (PANYNJ) year-end traffic statistics. For full-year 2019, Norwegian handled 2,057,284 customers in… Read the full press release

British Airways launches offer across its premium seats and luxury holidays

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (February 27, 2020) launched an offer across its premium seats and luxury holidays. Offers span 20 long-haul destinations in First and Club World, over 35 European routes in Club Europe as well as British Airways Holidays. With return fares starting from £1,195 or £275 return + 188,000 Avios, customers… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes Eurowings’ new service between Calgary and Frankfurt

Eurowings will fly from Calgary to Frankfurt four times per week in Summer 2020 New service offers Calgary-based travellers hundreds of connections from Frankfurt Airport to Europe, Middle East, Africa and beyond Lufthansa Group carriers will serve a total of five Canadian gateways in the Summer of 2020  Calgary, Canada, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Blue Islands increases frequency to its Guernsey – Southampton flights this summer

Even more choice for travel to the South Coast and beyond as Blue Islands adds extra Guernsey – Southampton flights this summer St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Blue Islands has further reaffirmed its commitment to its Guernsey – Southampton service as the locally-owned airline has boosted its schedule with even… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways to help mechanics identify and predict future risks through virtual reality training

The VR training will equip ANA’s mechanics to react in real-life scenarios. Innovative technology will help ANA continue to improve its outstanding safety record. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, will be introducing virtual reality (VR) training designed to help… Read the full press release

Qantas celebrates 100 years of its history with a new safety video featuring 100-year time lapse from the 1920s to present day

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has unveiled a new safety video featuring ‘80s mullets and ‘70s moustaches right through to 1940s flying boats and 1920s propeller aircraft to celebrate 100 years of the national carrier’s history. The safety briefing is delivered by current Qantas crew in carefully recreated historical settings, including… Read the full press release

Qantas Centenary – 100 Years of the Spirit of Australia exhibition opening on 27 June

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A fully immersive exhibition showcasing the past, present and future of Qantas will tour four capital cities from this June. First announced last year, Qantas has today (26TH FEBRUARY 2020) revealed the exhibition titled Qantas Centenary – 100 Years of the Spirit of Australia will start in the… Read the full press release

THAI Smile Airways becomes a Star Alliance Connecting Partner

Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance welcomed THAI Smile Airways as a Star Alliance Connecting Partner at an official ceremony held today ( February 25, 2020) in Bangkok. The auspicious occasion was celebrated with a traditional Thai performance at THAI Airways International headquarters in the presence of member airline representatives. THAI… Read the full press release

Swoop marks Pink Shirt Day with an exciting social media campaign

The ultra-low-cost carrier encourages Canadians to #LiftEachOtherUp CALGARY, AB, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Feb. 26, 2020) on Pink Shirt Day, Swoop is calling on Canadians to #LiftEachOtherUp through an exciting social media campaign in support of anti-bullying initiatives. Canada’s ultra-low fare airline is partnering with CKNW Kids’ Fund’s Pink Shirt Day and… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines launches first international service and more destinations from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Nation’s fastest-growing airline expands to Cancun, Nashville and Newark MIRAMAR, Fla., 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Austinites can afford More Go than ever before, thanks to the nation’s fastest-growing airline. Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) launched its first international service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the airline announced Wednesday, with more destinations and more signature low… Read the full press release

British Airways announces new target to remove more than 700 tonnes of single-use plastic on board its flights in 2020

LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways today (26 February 2020) announced a new target to remove more than 700 tonnes of single-use plastic on board its flights in 2020, amounting to more than a quarter of a billion individual items of plastic and equivalent to more than 30,000 suitcases full of… Read the full press release

British Airways strengthens its New Distribution Capability platform with significant new initiative

British Airways’ initiatives will accelerate the benefits available to customers who book through NDC enabled travel agents Improvements include expanding Long Haul Additional Price Points across more routes and introducing extra price points on Short Haul Agents will have access to full servicing prior to ticketing LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces codeshare agreement with Air Malta

Agreement follows the launch of Qatar Airways’ direct service between Doha and Malta in June last year Increased connectivity and travel options for customers of both airlines DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it has signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement with Air Malta. The partnership reinforces Qatar… Read the full press release

Emirates’ wine programme recognised at the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky 2019 Awards

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates’ stellar wine programme was recognised at the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky 2019 Awards held in London yesterday. The airline picked up multiple awards including 2 Gold awards, 2 Silver awards and a Bronze award for its carefully curated wine lists. The awards include: Gold… Read the full press release

Air Canada announces airframe maintenance agreements with AAR in Trois-Rivières and Avianor in Mirabel

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2020-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada has entered into letters of intent with each of AAR Aircraft Services Trois-Rivières ULC (“AAR”) and Avianor Inc (“Avianor”) regarding long-term agreements for airframe maintenance, subject to completion of its planned merger with Transat, A.T. These long-term agreements would enable each of AAR and Avianor… Read the full press release

Luxair Luxembourg Airlines launches first digital solution to assist customers affected by flight disruptions

Luxair offers an increasingly personalised and optimised service for its customers Luxembourg, Europe, 2020-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Luxair Luxembourg Airlines has just launched its first digital solution, with a more comprehensive, instant and all-inclusive service, to go one step further in improving assistance provided to customers affected by flight disruptions (delays or cancellations)…. Read the full press release

Swoop announces the appointment of Bert van der Stege as Head of Commercial

CALGARY, AB, 2020-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Swoop is delighted to announce Bert van der Stege will be joining its operations as Head of Commercial effective Feb. 24. With more than 20 years of international aviation experience, Bert brings a wealth of knowledge, most recently from his position as Vice President and Chief Commercial… Read the full press release