Air Partner announces the appointment of Kevin Macnaughton as Managing Director, Charter

Gatwick, UK, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ —Air Partner plc (“Air Partner”), the global aviation services group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Macnaughton as Managing Director, Charter, with immediate effect. Kevin is responsible for the development of the Charter division’s business strategy, and reports directly to Air Partner CEO Mark Briffa. Kevin… Read the full press release

dnata’s voted ‘Airline Caterer of the Year, North America, 2019’ by PAX International readers

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata’s catering team has been voted ‘Airline Caterer of the Year, North America, 2019’ by readers of PAX International, the leading publication for airline industry executives. The coveted PAX International Readership Award was presented in Hamburg during the annual World Travel Catering Expo. “We are honoured to be recognised by our… Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport welcomes new airline LEVEL — now flying to Vienna six times per week

Six flights per week to the Austrian capital / tickets from EUR 27.99 one way Hamburg, Germany, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — A new airline celebrated its inaugural flight from Hamburg Airport yesterday evening: LEVEL (Anisec). The low-cost brand of International Airlines Group (IAG) is now flying to Vienna six times per week — every… Read the full press release

British Airways awarded ‘Autism Friendly Award’; becomes the only autism-friendly airline in the UK

British Airways awarded prestigious ‘Autism Friendly Award’ by National Autistic Society, becoming the only autism-friendly airline in the UK Airline continues substantial investment in accessibility training for all customer service staff More enhancements to come for customers with hidden and visible disabilities during British Airways’ centenary year LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Wins Six TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Airline Awards 2019

Qatar Airways takes home World’s Top 10 Airline’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘Middle East Best Airline’, ‘Middle East Best Major’, ‘Middle East Best Business Class’, and ‘Middle East Best Economy Class’ The Travellers’ Choice awards are the most respected awards given by TripAdvisor and are based on honest reviews by travellers DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-05 —… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport and Norwegian Air Shuttle mark the airline’s fifth year of service from the East Bay

Airport Offers Free Parking this Summer for Passengers Flying Nonstop to Europe Oakland, CA., 2019-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) joins Norwegian Air Shuttle in celebrating the airline’s fifth year of service from the East Bay. The milestone coincides with the resumption of seasonal service to Stockholm, Sweden, which resumed Monday, April 1, at OAK. Seasonal… Read the full press release

Vistara awarded the ‘Best Airline – India’ and ‘Best Regional Airline – Asia’ titles in TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® Awards 2019

New Delhi, India, 2019-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier, has been awarded the titles ‘Best Airline – India’ and ‘Best Regional Airline – Asia’ in the third edition of TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® Awards 2019 for Airlines. The accolades come to Vistara from the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, for the… Read the full press release

Aigle Azur extends partnership with Amadeus

MADRID, Spain, 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In the ever competitive airline industry, we are always looking to ensure the technology we use is cutting-edge. This is especially important for us, as we are the second largest French carrier in terms of passengers boarded. This is why Amadeus has long been our partner. We’re… Read the full press release

Amadeus announces new content distribution agreement with SereneAir

MADRID, Spain, 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — As Pakistan’s premium airline, SereneAir is on a mission to rejuvenate the domestic flying experience. With our advanced technology, expansive destinations, eclectic cuisine, and top notch service, SereneAir aims to provide an aviation experience like never before. A large part of fulfilling this aim will be a… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways is the Official Airline Sponsor of the second consecutive Influencers Summit INFLOW 2019

Airline to bring more than 40 top digital influencers in travel, luxury, fashion, gastronomy and lifestyle to participate in the three-day summit  The event will feature panels on key topics including the importance of influencer marketing, enhancing online marketing strategy and influencer partnership development DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is… Read the full press release

Aeroflot named as the best Russian airline for the second straight year in the annual GQ Travel Awards 2019

Moscow, Russia, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has been named as the best Russian airline for the second straight year in the annual GQ Travel Awards 2019. The award ceremony recognising the best names in the field of elite tourism was held on 15 March in Moscow. The GQ Travel Awards differ from other… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways is the Official Airline Sponsor of the 10th annual Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) 2019

Airline to fly more than 20 international celebrity chefs to Doha to take part in this year’s festival, including Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Masaharu Morimoto, Richard Sandoval, and Dominique Ansel of ‘Cronut’ fame The 11-day event, taking place from 20-30 March, will feature more than 150 food stalls and trucks, offering visitors the chance to sample… Read the full press release

Vietjet introduces two new international routes to Tokyo and Busan

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Welcoming the bustling summer, new-age carrier Vietjet introduces two new international routes: Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) – Tokyo (Narita – Japan) and Nha Trang (Vietnam) – Busan (South Korea) with tickets purchasable now. These two new routes aim to connect the popular tourism cities,… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport cargo zone welcomes a new airline: Sichuan Airlines Cargo

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — By the end of April, the Chinese carrier Sichuan Airlines Cargo, active in a country well-known for its e-commerce, will strengthen the cargo network operated at Brussels Airport. With 732,000 tonnes of cargo in 2018, Brussels Airport has become one of the major hubs. Its strategic location at… Read the full press release

Vistara becomes the first Indian airline to offer sanitary pads on flights within India

Vistara to provide organic bio-degradable sanitary napkins to customers upon request Service to be available on all flights across Vistara network starting 8 March 2019 Part of ‘Vistara for Women’: A suite of services especially for women All-women crew to operate retro-themed flights on the #VistaraRetroJet between Delhi and Goa on Women’s Day, with crew… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo named ‘Global Air Cargo Airline of the Year’ by STAT Trade Times

The cargo carrier was also runner-up for ‘Global Air Cargo Brand of the Year’ and ‘International Cargo Airline of the Year in Africa’ DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo is pleased to announce that it has been named ‘Global Air Cargo Airline of the Year’ by STAT Trade Times. The… Read the full press release

flydubai reports an annual revenue increase of 12.4% compared to the same period the previous year

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Key Results for 2018 flydubai has today, 20 February 2019, announced its Results for the reporting period ending 31 December 2018 flydubai reports total annual revenue of AED 6.2 billion (USD 1.7 billion) compared to AED 5.5 billion (USD 1.5 billion) last year; an increase of 12.4%… Read the full press release

oneworld® shares twenty key facts to mark its 20th anniversary

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Twenty key facts about oneworld® as the global alliance marks the 20th anniversary of its launch: 1. oneworld airlines serve some 1,100 destinations in 180 countries and territories – from Aalborg to Zurich, and from Albania to Zimbabwe – and you and your baggage can be checked right… Read the full press release

Philippines’ leading airline Cebu Pacific to expand its fleet with 12 brand new aircraft in 2019

CEB aims to fly 200 million passengers by 2020 Pasay City, Philippines, 2019-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), is set to receive 12 brand new aircraft in 2019, to support the carrier’s expansion plans this year. The aircraft deliveries include six Airbus A321neo; five A320neo; and an ATR… Read the full press release

Emirates marks 15 years of service to Accra, Ghana

Accra, Ghana, 2019-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, the award-winning airline has celebrated a milestone in its operation to Ghana, marking 15 years of service to Accra. The first Emirates flight flew into Kotoka International Airport in January 2004, and the airline has since carried close to 1.6 million passengers between Accra and Dubai and… Read the full press release

Iberia announces new thrice-weekly direct service from Madrid to Châlons-Vatry, France

Starting 31 March, the airline will fly three times a week from Madrid to the capital of the Champagne region.  This summer it will also open new routes to Bergen, Oslo, Bari, Zadar and Verona –tickets are now on sale. In June, Iberia flights to Mexico City will be increased to three per day –the largest capacity to any… Read the full press release

Laudamotion now a 100% subsidiary of Ryanair Holdings Plc

Lauda commits to 24 aircraft in S19 & signs LOI to grow to 30 aircraft in S20 Lauda traffic to grow from 4m in year 1 to 6m in year 2 DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Laudamotion, Austria’s No. 1 low fares airline, today (29 Jan) confirmed that Ryanair has completed the purchase… Read the full press release

flydubai becomes the first UAE-based airline to operate direct flights to Uzbekistan

With the launch of five flights a week to Tashkent, flydubai will offer 33 weekly flights to seven points in Central Asia   The new destination will operate as a codeshare route with Emirates with a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai today has announced the start… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines named 2018 best on-time Asia-Pacific Airline for the seventh consecutive year

Honored with Asia-Pacific Title for Seven Consecutive Years Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — For the seventh consecutive year and ninth in total, Japan Airlines (JAL) has been named the best on-time Asia-Pacific Airline for its domestic and international flights operated in calendar year 2018 by FlightStats Inc., a US flight status tracking company… Read the full press release

easyJet welcomes Cathay Pacific as new airline partner to its connections service, Worldwide by easyJet

LUTON, England, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today (JANUARY / 22/ 2019) announced Cathay Pacific will be a new airline partner to its unique connections service, Worldwide by easyJet. easyJet customers will be able to connect seamlessly between easyJet flights across its European network flying into London Gatwick Airport and… Read the full press release

Ryanair is the first airline to land at the new Región de Murcia International Airport

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (15 Jan) became the first airline to land at the new Región de Murcia International Airport, which was officially opened by his Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain. Ryanair’s new daily service from East Midlands airport was the inaugural arrival to Murcia… Read the full press release

OAG Aviation Worldwide ranked Bangkok Airways 5th most punctual airline in 2018

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Recently, Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited or Bangkok Airways has been rated 5th as the most punctual airline 2018 from the OAG Aviation Worldwide, the global aviation industry data analysis company. Bangkok Airways is the only Thai carrier that ranks in the top 20 airlines based on its… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to bring more travellers between India and Doha as the Official Airline Partner for the Qatar-India Year of Culture 2019

Award-winning airline celebrates culture as a universal connection that brings people together  Qatar Airways currently operates 102 weekly flights between Doha and 13 destinations in India DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it is the Official Airline Partner for the Qatar-India Year of Culture 2019, marking… Read the full press release

oneworld retained its premier on-time status for the sixth consecutive year

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — oneworld® is the best alliance for on-time flights, according to FlightGlobal Incorporating FlightStats, the leading airline industry data services and solutions technology company, which ranks oneworld as the alliance with the most punctual airline operations in 2018 for the sixth year running. It means oneworld has retained this premier on-time… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines is the official airline partner of the Holiday Fair 2019 in Vienna

Austrian Airlines is the airline partner of the Holiday Fair in Vienna  Aircraft turbine selfie station, Jetshop and much more await visitors  Special trade fair offers bookable on site and online from January 10-13, 2019 VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s time again for the Holiday Fair in Vienna, luring thousands of visitors… Read the full press release