Airport Authority Hong Kong will support airlines to introduce the Terminal Charge Concession Scheme

To strengthen Hong Kong International Airport’s Global Air Cargo Hub Status HONG KONG, CHINA, 2019-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — To reinforce Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)’s competitiveness and its global status as the leading air cargo hub, Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) will support airlines to introduce the Terminal Charge Concession Scheme (the Scheme)… Read the full press release

SITA 2019 China IT Insights: Airlines and airports in China embrace artificial intelligence and automation to provide next level of passenger service

Investments in chatbots, biometrics and blockchain to boost passenger experience Nanning, China, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports in China are moving to another level of passenger service. They are embracing artificial intelligence and automation to provide the hyper-personalized self-service experience their passengers are demanding. According to the SITA 2019 China IT… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Group to optimise the passenger fleet of its airlines

Hong kong, China, 2019-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group will optimise the passenger fleet of its airlines – Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon and HK Express – in order to allow each airline to achieve their full development potential by leveraging their respective unique strengths. The move is also designed to maximise each… Read the full press release

SITA: Investment made by airlines and airports significantly improved both satisfaction levels for passengers and average processing time

Investment has resulted in significantly higher passenger satisfaction and shorter queues. Lisbon, Portugal, 2019-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports spent a record US$50 billion in 2018 on IT to support improvements to the passenger journey and are now beginning to enjoy the benefit of that investment. Figures published by SITA for the first… Read the full press release

Oman Air again recognised as the one of the cleanest and quietest airlines serving London’s Heathrow Airport

MUSCAT, Oman, 2019-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, has once again been recognised as the one of the cleanest and quietest airlines serving London’s Heathrow Airport. Heathrow has some of the world’s toughest rules and regulations related to noise, which promote the use of best-in-class aircraft… Read the full press release

Ready for take-off: US Airlines ranked by negative Twitter mentions

Warwick, RI, 2019-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Social media is bridging the gap between brands and customer experience, allowing consumers to voice their opinions in real-time for the whole world to see. We all know poor reviews and negative comments can make or break a brand’s reputation. With 330 million active users, Twitter, in… Read the full press release

SFO Museum hosts new exhibition: Flying the Freedom Birds: Airlines and the Vietnam War

New Exhibition Based on Extensive Interviews Provides Insight into the Experience of Serving Aboard the Commercial Airliners that Flew Thousands of Troops To and From Vietnam SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Freedom Bird. For the Vietnam generation of U.S. military veterans, this phrase meant only one thing; the aircraft that brought… Read the full press release

Aeroflot ranks first by punctuality in July among world’s 20 largest airlines according to OAG

Moscow, Russia, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot ranks first by punctuality in July among world’s 20 largest airlines, according to the leading global provider of travel data and insight OAG. Acc. to the monthly OAG On-Time Performance Report, in July 2019, Aeroflot operated 86.7% of flights on schedule. The Russian carrier has showed top… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group Airlines win Gold and bronze at Business Traveller Awards

Gold and bronze for the Lufthansa Group Airlines at this year’s Business Traveller Awards COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — At this year’s Business Traveller Awards, which were presented yesterday in Frankfurt, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group took first and third place in the category “Best Airline for Business Travelers in German and… Read the full press release

Gatwick gains Gdansk gateway ─ thanks to Wizz Air

Wizz Air to commence flights to its fourth destination from Gatwick With these new flights, Gatwick becomes carrier’s third largest airport in UK in terms of weekly capacity Gatwick now offers 23 destinations in Central and Eastern Europe in S19 Gatwick, UK, 2019-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air has added its fourth destination… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines May 2019 passenger number rises by 2.8 percent year-on-year

Number of passengers rises by 2.8 percent year-on-year  Capacity utilization increases by 1.7 percentage points to 81.1 percent  Strongest passenger growth and offer increase in Munich  COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In May 2019, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed around 13.2 million passengers. This shows an increase of 2.8 percent compared to the… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces expanded commercial relationship with EL AL Israel Airlines

With the inaugural EL AL flight between Tel Aviv and San Francisco, EL AL and Alaska Airlines signed an expanded global partnership allowing their members to more easily connect and earn miles TEL AVIV, Israel and SEATTLE, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — EL AL Israel Airlines and Alaska Airlines today (May 13, 2019) expanded their commercial relationship… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines’s Rapid Rewards retains title of Best Customer Service for the seventh consecutive year at InsideFlyer Magazine’s Freddie Awards

DALLAS, TX, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co.’s (NYSE: LUV) frequent flyer program, Rapid Rewards®, held onto its title of Best Customer Service for the seventh consecutive year at InsideFlyer Magazine’s Freddie Awards. Rapid Rewards was also named Program of the Year for the fourth year in a row. “We are thrilled to win… Read the full press release

Emirates unveils Arsenal branded A380

Gunners travel on new Arsenal branded A380 for mid-season training camp DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Arsenal Football Club today (21 March 2019) boarded a newly branded Emirates A380 with a livery featuring a montage of Arsenal first team players. The club is making their way to Dubai for a friendly match… Read the full press release

Emirates Skywards rolls out limited time offer for all Skywards members to boost their Miles

Skywards members can earn up to 4X Miles on Emirates and flydubai through special offer in March Members also stand to win a million miles by donating to the Emirates Airline Foundation Dubai, U.A.E., 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, is rolling out a new limited… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to begin service to Hawaii on March 17, 2019

Flights between both Oakland and San Jose, Calif., and the Islands, now available for purchase through March 5 for as low as $49 one-way. Interisland service to begin April 28 between Honolulu and Kahului (Maui), and May 12 between Honolulu and Kona, now available for purchase through March 5 for as low as $29 one-way…. Read the full press release

Emirates introduces new navigation technique that enhances safety and results in more efficient operations

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Flight Operations has developed a new navigation technique that allows the airline to carry additional cargo into Kabul International airport. The innovative missed-approach procedure developed by the airline has replaced an older technique that required cargo bound for Kabul to be offloaded in Dubai during low-cloud… Read the full press release

Heathrow signs landmark deal on airport charges with major airlines operating at the airport

Landmark deal on airport charges worth several hundred million pounds heralds a new phase of airport and airline commercial cooperation supporting growth at Heathrow New arrangement would extend current regulatory settlement to 2021 and includes an incentive for airlines to grow passenger numbers Airline moves to fill their existing aircraft could result in further reductions to… Read the full press release

London City Airport welcomes LOT’s new twice daily, twelve times a week service to Budapest

New route by LOT Polish Airlines takes passengers right into the heart of London. London, UK, 2019-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — From today (18 February 2019), LOT now flies directly from Budapest to London City (LCY) twice daily, twelve times a week. To operate this special route, LOT acquired four brand-new Embraer 190 jets, joining… Read the full press release

oneworld unveils major benefits for customers and airlines to celebrate its 20th anniversary

Digital revolution: Customers flying on connecting flights on oneworld airlines to be able to check-in, obtain boarding passes, track baggage, receive flight updates and pay for additional services through their preferred airline’s app or website, progressively from this year. Even better customer experience:  oneworld-branded and managed airport lounges to be rolled out at key airports, offering more… Read the full press release

ANA HOLDINGS announces investment in PAL Holdings

TOKYO and MANILA, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — ANA HOLDINGS INC. (hereinafter “ANA HD”), parent of All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, will invest $95 million US dollars in PAL Holdings Inc. (hereinafter “PAL Holdings”) and acquire 9.5% of PAL Holding’s outstanding shares. PAL Holdings is the… Read the full press release

Rome–Fiumicino International Airport welcomes new Kenya Airways’ four weekly direct flights from Nairobi

ROME, Italy, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Rome Fiumicino looks set to welcome back another important tailfin this summer, as Kenya Airways plans to launch four weekly 787 direct flights to the airport from Nairobi this June. “The addition of flights from Rome will be welcomed by both our leisure and business customers travelling to… Read the full press release

Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific expands fleet with its first A321NEO

MANILA, Philippines, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), receives the first of 32 A321NEO (New Engine Option) aircraft ordered directly from Airbus. The new aircraft will support the carrier’s fleet renewal and expansion plans over the next five years. The latest deliver brings the total number of aircraft… Read the full press release

Emirates Skywards launches new offer to earn up to double Tier Miles on flights

Emirates Skywards members earn bonus Tier Miles on Emirates or flydubai flights booked and flown during the offer period Members can unlock benefits of next Emirates Skywards tier sooner Dubai, UAE, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Members of Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, can now achieve their next Emirates… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority research: having to pay in advance to sit together was one of passengers’ biggest concerns

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today (27 October, 2018) published its initial review of how airlines allocate seats to passengers. CAA research concluded that, for most people, having to pay in advance to sit together was one of their biggest concerns. The findings were further reinforced… Read the full press release

Emirates launches series of Instagram Stories to mark UAE Civil Aviation Day

Stories on Instagram feature Emirates Engineering, Emirates Flight Catering and Emirates Network Control Centre DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Ever wondered what goes into supporting the operations of the largest international airline in the world? Emirates will begin a series of Instagram Stories today to mark UAE Civil Aviation Day, offering an insider’s… Read the full press release

dnata marks UAE Civil Aviation Day

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the first aviation companies of the UAE, is proud to celebrate the success story of the industry on the occasion of UAE Civil Aviation Day. dnata was founded in 1959 by the late HH Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum as part of his vision… Read the full press release

IATA: global passenger traffic data for August 2018 shows demand up 6.4% YoY

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for August 2018 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 6.4% compared to the year-ago period. This was slightly above the 6.1% annual increase for July. August capacity (available seat kilometers or… Read the full press release

SITA: Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority

SITA CEO says collaboration is key to deliver secure and easy travel Budapest, Hungary, 2018-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority. This is according to research released today by global IT provider SITA. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT… Read the full press release

Airports and Airlines come together to help combat human trafficking

Montreal, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — In support of the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized their joint commitment and work to help combat human trafficking. Aviation connects the world, carrying more than four billion passengers a year, but this… Read the full press release