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

Alaska Airlines starts nonstop service between SJC and JFK

Alaska Airlines starts nonstop service between SJC and JFK SEATTLE, 2018-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines begins nonstop service today between Mineta San Jose International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. With the addition of the new service, Alaska now operates 15 flights a day to JFK from six West Coast gateways including Las Vegas; Los… Read the full press release

British Airways launches campaign to recruit experienced pilots

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has launched a big new campaign to recruit experienced pilots for its regional operation. The job opportunities have arisen with the growth of its London City schedule and increased regional flying from Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Stansted and Edinburgh airports this year. BA CityFlyer, the wholly… Read the full press release

Amadeus partners with Adobe to bring improved capabilities to airlines

Announces new global partnership with Adobe Experience Cloud MADRID, Spain, 2018-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines are united across the world by two goals: to grow their customer loyalty and to create consistent high-quality experiences for their travelers. To address this, Amadeus today announces the company is partnering with Adobe to bring improved capabilities… Read the full press release

Wizz Air offers adventure seekers the opportunity to live unforgettable moments with the launch of “Flight to the Unknown” competition

#getlostwithWIZZ BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, today launches its new competition “Flight to the Unknown”, in Austria, a unique initiative that will offer adventure seekers the opportunity to explore and live unforgettable moments. This one-of-a-kind… Read the full press release

SAS launches new route from Copenhagen to Hong Kong from 2018 winter

In October, SAS will open a new route from Copenhagen to Hong Kong. This means that the route that currently flies from Stockholm, Arlanda, to Hong Kong, will be moved to Copenhagen, Kastrup, starting from the 2018 winter program. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Since launching the route three years ago, SAS… Read the full press release

Stockholm Arlanda Airport welcomes China Eastern Airlines’ direct route between Stockholm and Shanghai

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — International air traffic from Stockholm Arlanda Airport continues to increase when China Eastern Airlines today launched the first direct route between Stockholm and Shanghai. Representatives from China Eastern, the Ambassador of the P.R. of China to the Kingdom of Sweden, Swedavia and its owners inaugurated the direct route… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport welcomes flynas’ new service between Vienna and Riyadh

VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier now offers flights from Vienna. Starting today, Thursday, June 14, 2018, flynas links Vienna with Riyadh for the very first time. Flights will be operated to the capital city of Saudi Arabia three times per week, deploying an Airbus A320. On the occasion… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport presented Austrian Airlines with the “Airline Award 2018”

VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Vienna Airport announces the winner of its annual Airline Award. Austrian Airlines generated the strongest passenger growth at the airport in absolute terms in 2017, thus prevailing as the “Best Performing Airline. For this reason, Vienna Airport presented Austrian Airlines with the “Airline Award 2018” last night, on… Read the full press release

United Airlines celebrates 20 years of its nonstop service between Shannon and New York/Newark

Over 1.9 million customers carried on the service since 1998 Shannon, Ireland, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — United Airlines is marking 20 years of its nonstop service between Shannon and New York/Newark. Since its launch in June 1998, the service has carried over 1.9 million customers on more than 13,500 flights. “We are delighted to… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport announces opening of Great Yorkshire Way direct link from the motorway network

Doncaster, England, 2018-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The second phase of Great Yorkshire Way which completes the direct link from the motorway network to Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) has officially opened to traffic today (Friday 15 June). Delivered by Doncaster Council and backed by the Sheffield City Region, this transformational project completed the last one… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport welcomes the start of new Flybe direct service to Belfast

Doncaster, England, 2018-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is pleased to announce the start of a new Flybe route direct to Belfast jetting off from Friday 15 June 2018. Passengers can take one of the five scheduled flights per week and arrive in less than an hour, to enjoy the land of… Read the full press release