SITA partners with start-up Safety Line to make airline operations more efficient and environmentally friendly

Saving aircraft fuel during the climb and cruise phases of a flight is a major opportunity to reduce aviation CO2 emissions Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, is partnering with start-up Safety Line to help pilots and airlines limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and… Read the full press release

IATA: The key to restoring the freedom of mobility across borders is systematic COVID-19 testing of all travelers before departure

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish global air connectivity. IATA will work through the International Civil… Read the full press release

Qantas Group announces property review as part of its overall ‘reset’ and recovery plan

Group-wide property review of its rented space, particularly corporate offices. Some aviation facilities may move if opportunities to consolidate on-shore. Part of the Group’s overall ‘reset’ and recovery plan in response to COVID crisis. Expression of interest process for state governments Sydney, Australia, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group is reviewing the… Read the full press release

IHG® and Emirates Skywards team up to offer members chance to earn more rewards

IHG® Rewards Club members can earn 3X Skywards Miles when they register and book a stay at any IHG® Hotels & Resorts worldwide* Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) and Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, have launched a limited time offer allowing IHG Rewards Club and Emirates… Read the full press release

Emirates launches new deal that will benefit students and their families

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has introduced an exciting new deal that will help international students to see more of their family, and more of the world during the year. Whether it is to travel between home and school, or to see more of the world with friends during school breaks… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches 100th aircraft with high-speed ‘Super Wi-Fi’ connectivity

Airbus A350-900 aircraft A7-ALC becomes Qatar Airways’ 100th aircraft to be fitted with high-speed Super Wi-Fi, which has connected millions of passengers since 2018 The airline is rolling out its Super Wi-Fi service across its young fleet of modern, fuel-efficient aircraft DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is celebrating the launch of… Read the full press release

Malta Air announces partnership with local charity Puttinu Cares

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Malta Air, today (09 Sept) have launched its local charity partnership with Puttinu Cares, supporting Maltese families of children requiring cancer treatment abroad by providing accommodation for family members travelling with the children. Puttinu Cares – Chosen Maltese Charity Partner – aim is to support family members of… Read the full press release

Boeing announces the appointment of Ed Dandridge as senior vice president and chief communications officer

Boeing has named Ed Dandridge senior vice president and chief communications officer, the company announced. Dandridge joins Boeing from AIG, where he was global chief marketing and communications officer since April 2018. CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today (Sept. 9, 2020) named Ed Dandridge as the company’s senior… Read the full press release

Finnair resumes one weekly flight between Helsinki and Nanjing

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair has received permission from Chinese authorities to operate one weekly flight between Helsinki and Nanjing as of 11 September. The route will be operated with Airbus A350 aircraft until 18 October, and it supports cargo and passenger travel demand between Europe and China. The flight schedule… Read the full press release

Blue Islands announces codeshare agreement with Loganair

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2020-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Blue Islands’ new codeshare flights with its partner Loganair, Scotland’s airline, are now live. Customers can book services from Guernsey, Jersey, Exeter & Southampton to destinations on the Loganair network here or via their preferred travel agent. The codeshare enables customers to seamlessly book connecting flights with… Read the full press release

British Airways’ on board magazine High Life now in new digital format

London, UK, 2020-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ award-winning on board magazine, High Life, is moving online to ba.com and will offer access to content for customers before, during and after a flight. Created with publishing house, Cedar, the magazine will also include a new section for Business Life which will replace the current on-board paper versions of both… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes BA CityFlyer’s five-times weekly service to London City Airport

Flights between London City Airport and Belfast City Airport resumed on Monday 7 September Secretary of State for Northern Ireland backs restored route, saying “It is crucial to the recovery of the economy that vital air passenger services… are maintained” 5x weekly service restores popular route – London City’s fastest growing in 2019 Belfast, Northern… Read the full press release

easyJet announces additional flights to Lanzarote, Athens, Naples and Malta from its London Gatwick base next summer

London, UK, 2020-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Additional flights to Lanzarote, Athens, Naples and Malta from easyJet’s largest base will operate next summer easyJet recently added additional flying from London Luton to a variety of summer destinations. easyJet has today (SEPTEMBER 02 2020) announced it will add additional flights for passengers across several summer… Read the full press release

Blue Islands resumes Exeter to Manchester services

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2020-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Flights from Exeter to Manchester with Blue Islands have restarted, a key regional service which has previously attracted thousands of regular travellers, serving business and leisure passengers. Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO said, “We are very pleased to reinstate this very popular route to Exeter…. Read the full press release

Blue Islands resumes Jersey to Birmingham flights

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2020-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Blue Islands flights from Jersey to Birmingham restarted yesterday, with Exeter services resuming today, 1 September. The Blue Islands flights to Birmingham and Exeter will connect with inter-island services from Guernsey once regular flights between the islands resume. Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO said, “We… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group reimbursed over 2.5 billion euros to a total of 5.6 million customers

This week, 140,000 refund applications were processed and paid out. Processing and payment of all refund applications for the first half of the year by the end of August COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — In the current year, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed over 2.5 billion euros… Read the full press release

Angela Titzrath and Michael Kerkloh to be appointed as new Supervisory Board members of Deutsche Lufthansa

Implementation of the agreement between the Economic Stabilization Fund (WSF) and Lufthansa on representation of the Federal Government on the Supervisory Board Angela Titzrath and Michael Kerkloh are to be legally appointed as new members Monika Ribar and Martin Koehler will be stepping down COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — It is agreed,… Read the full press release

Aeroflot announces the re-election of Evgeny Ditrich, Russian Minister of Transport, as Chairman of the Board

Moscow, Russia, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of PJSC Aeroflot (MOEX ticker: AFLT) has re-elected Evgeny Ditrich, Russian Minister of Transport, as Chairman. The Board of Directors meeting was held on 26 August 2020 with absentee voting. The meeting also determined the status of Board of Directors members. The newly… Read the full press release

Vistara and Plusgrade partner to launch new upgrade program

Vistara launches a new upgrade program in partnership with Plusgrade designed to drive sales on unsold Premium Economy and Business Class seats. Delhi, India, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Plusgrade, a leader in ancillary revenue and merchandising solutions for over 70 airline and cruise operators, today (August 25, 2020) announced they’re powering the new… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines trials new touchless check-in Kiosk System at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (Aug 24,2020) announced the decision to trial new touchless technology at Tokyo`s Haneda Airport, starting August 24. General Information Location: Tokyo Haneda Airport Terminal 1 South Wing (Departure Level – Counter 18) Number of Touchless Kiosks: Two Developer: Mitsubishi Electric and Oki Electric… Read the full press release

GTA dnata awarded ground handling license and will establish operations at Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Vancouver, Canada, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — GTA dnata, dnata’s joint-venture company in Canada, has been awarded a 5-year ground handling license and will establish operations at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The company will provide quality and safe ramp, passenger and cargo warehousing services to airlines with a team of highly trained, customer-oriented aviation… Read the full press release

Ryanair increases frequency to its Portugal-UK service with 14 additional flights to Faro every week

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (25 Aug) announced it would be strengthening its connection between the UK and Portugal over the coming weeks (11 Sept – 24 Oct) with 14 additional flights to Faro every week from 12 UK airports: Increased Flights to Faro Flights Per Week… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines introduces a more convenient and touch-free experience for guests

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — With hygiene and safety concerns top of mind, Alaska Airlines is making it easier for guests to travel touch-free. Through improved technology and innovation, Alaska is creating more convenience and less contact among guests and employees during travel. Over the coming weeks, new touch-free options for Alaska guests and employees will… Read the full press release

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

Jet Aviation opens new hangar and FBO complex at Palm Beach International Airport

Basel, Switzerland, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce its new hangar and FBO complex at Palm Beach International Airport has gone operational. The facility extension features a brand-new 11,270 sq. ft. FBO terminal, a 42,000 sq. ft. hangar and a near-65,000 sq. ft. ramp. Jet Aviation’s award-winning FBO in West Palm… Read the full press release

Gulfstream announces the official opening of its new service center at Palm Beach International Airport

Joint Facility With Jet Aviation Will Increase Services To Customers SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today (August 24, 2020) announced the official opening of a new company-owned service center at Palm Beach International Airport. The facility, shared with Jet Aviation, will have a hangar for each company and shared… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging by donating $250,000 worth of airline travel to nine organizations

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is pledging $250,000 worth of airline travel to nine organizations across the country, advocating for social justice and civil rights. The donation builds on Spirit’s mission to give back to the communities where they live and work. “At Spirit, we promote diversity, equity, inclusion and… Read the full press release

SITA Smart Path biometric technology deployed at Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA)

Biometrics and contactless technologies mean passengers can now glide through the airport in an entirely touchless experience. Beijing, China, 2020-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (20 August 2020) announces its most extensive biometric deployment to date and a new completely contactless experience for passengers traveling… Read the full press release

SFO to reopen Boarding Area A to accommodate returning international service

Boarding Area A, closed since April 1st, will reopen to accommodate returning international service SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced plans to reopen a concourse in the International Terminal which has been closed since April 1st due to reduced flight and passenger activity related to… Read the full press release

Mineta San José International Airport welcomes Volaris’ nonstop service to Mexico City

New international connection provides Silicon Valley travelers with more flight options to Latin America – San José, Calif., 2020-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Volaris announced new, nonstop service from Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) to Mexico City (MEX) today (August 17, 2020), with three weekly flights beginning Nov. 9, 2020. Mexico City will… Read the full press release