EVA Air ranks 9th among the world’s safest airlines for 2020

Luzhu District, Taiwan, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Taiwan-based EVA Air ranks 9th among the world’s safest airlines for 2020, based on analyses by the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC). The latest ranking and assessments were released in the February 2020 edition of Germany’s “AERO International Magazine” on January 14. This honor followed… Read the full press release

Airports Council International (ACI) World announces partnership with A-ISAC

Agreement enables better cybersecurity resiliency for airports worldwide Montreal, CA, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World and A-ISAC announced today (January 23, 2020) they have signed an agreement that better enables ACI members to join the A-ISAC for access to airport-specific cyber threat intelligence and actionable data that will enhance… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ nonstop service to Kona and Lihue

Kona and Lihue nonstop service now offered on Southwest Oakland, Calif., 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Adding to its existing service to the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui, Southwest Airlines has added two new long-haul destinations at Oakland International Airport (OAK).  Nonstop flights to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii commenced service Sunday, January 19, and Lihue, Kauai, launched just yesterday. Service to Kona (KOA)… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines named to FORTUNE’s 2020 list of World’s Most Admired Companies

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) today (Jan 21, 2020) was named to FORTUNE’s 2020 list of World’s Most Admired Companies®. Southwest ranks No. 11, and has been featured on the list since 2009. “We are an admired Company because of our People’s passion and love for our Customers shows… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group announces strategic partnership with Travel Management Company TripActions

As first step of innovation partnership, Lufthansa Group is minority investor in travel management company TripActions The collaboration is an important step for corporate customers to benefit from modern airline retailing and a better end-to-end experience TripActions marks the fourth strategic tech investment of Lufthansa Group facilitated through the Lufthansa Innovation Hub COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Jan-22… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes Allegiant’s new nonstop service to Memphis

HEBRON, Ky., 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (Jan. 14, 2020) announces a new nonstop route to Memphis International Airport (MEM) from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) beginning May 22, 2020. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $55.* “We’re thrilled to announce this… Read the full press release

easyJet will resume flights to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt

The flights go on sale today from Manchester and Gatwick along with two other new summer routes from Manchester LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, the UK’s leading  airline, has announced it will resume flights to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt for the first time since November 2015. Following the recent lifting… Read the full press release

SAS extends partnership with tour operator Apollo

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS and tour operator Apollo are extending their partnership for the 2020 summer and winter season. The agreement is worth around SEK 1.4 billion for charter flights within Europe. SAS will fly Apollo customers to and from 23 locations in Sweden, Denmark and Norway to 26 destinations around… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces expanded codeshare cooperation with Malaysia Airlines

The agreement more than doubles the number of destinations on the Qatar Airways network for Malaysia Airlines passengers Four new destinations in South East Asia will be available to Qatar Airways passengers for the first time DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce expanded codeshare cooperation with Malaysia Airlines,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines new daily nonstop flights between Seattle and Monterey, California

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today Jan. 15, 2020) it will begin daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in central California, further solidifying Alaska as the number one airline between the Pacific Northwest and the Bay Area. The new, year-round service is scheduled to begin June… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport is the first airport in Europe to offset all passenger road journeys

Bristol Airport has become the first airport in Europe to offset all passenger journeys to and from the Airport by road. LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The carbon offsetting scheme came into effect on 1 January and forms part of the Airport’s Carbon Roadmap which was published last year. Offsets will be purchased retrospectively… Read the full press release

South African Airways among the top performing airlines globally for on-time performance

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2020-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways has been named as one of the top performing airlines globally for on-time performance (OTP) by travel data and analytics company, Cirium. SAA was ranked fourth in the category for Middle East and Africa mainline carriers, ahead of some of its major competitors, making SAA the… Read the full press release

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