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

Cathay Pacific becomes the world’s first airline to be awarded CEIV Fresh

Hong Kong, China, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has become the world’s first airline to be awarded CEIV Fresh, the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) globally-recognised accreditation for perishable product handling. In harness with aviation industry stakeholders and regulators, IATA created the Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) with the aim… Read the full press release

British Airways and Marmite create a limited-edition jar to celebrate the airline’s centenary

LONDON, UK, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways and Marmite have teamed up to create a limited-edition jar to celebrate the airline’s centenary, launching on May 1.  As Marmite is the most confiscated brand at airport security, the centenary jar is conveniently sized to fit within the liquid allowance. For Brits travelling abroad, it is clear… Read the full press release

Seattle Pride today announced Alaska Airlines as the official airline of Washington’s largest LGBTQ parade

Alaska Employees to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and 45th Anniversary of Seattle Pride SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Seattle Pride today (Apr 30, 2019) announced Alaska Airlines as the official airline of Washington’s largest LGBTQ parade. Hundreds of Alaska employees will help lead the June 30 pride march and celebration, culminating at… Read the full press release

Allegiant appointed Gregory Anderson as executive vice president and chief financial officer

Las Vegas, Nevada, 2019-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) has announced that Gregory Anderson has been appointed to serve as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will also continue as the company’s principal accounting officer, a role he has served since January, 2015. “Greg has been an exceptional leader, and epitomizes the kind… Read the full press release

flydubai named “Best Low-Cost airline serving the Middle East” at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards

Awards demonstrate the recognition by passengers of the unique travel experience offered across the flydubai network Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai was named “Best Low-Cost airline serving the Middle East” at this year’s Business Traveller Middle East Awards, which was held during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) at the Grand… Read the full press release

British Airways is the first UK airline to use biometric technology to board flights from the US

British Airways is the first UK airline to use biometric technology to board flights from the US More than a quarter of a million British Airways customers have now successfully used their face as their identity on flights from the US More than 3m customers have used the tech on UK domestic flights – international… Read the full press release

Emirates’ signature Ramadan service to begin on May 5th

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates’ signature Ramadan service is expected to begin on May 5th to coincide with the start of the Holy month. During Ramadan, the airline expects to serve 1 million dates to customers during iftar and suhoor, both on board and on the ground in Dubai. Emirates’ Ramadan… Read the full press release

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