SITA’s 2021 Air Transport IT Insights: Airlines and airports in China leading the way in automating the passenger journey

New operational efficiencies, low-touch and seamless passenger experiences, and IT to support sustainability identified as priorities. Beijing, China, 2022-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports in China are leading the way globally in automating the passenger journey, with 100% of airlines saying they are investing in upgrading their passenger management systems. In particular,… Read the full press release

Travel Trends 2022 – WUNDERMAN THOMPSON PREDICTS 100 TRENDS THAT WILL DEFINE 2022

Wunderman Thompson today launches the 8th edition of The Future 100: 2022, their annual essential trend almanac offering a snapshot of the year ahead and the most compelling trends to keep on the radar. London, UK 2022-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Future 100: 2022 from Wunderman Thompson’s futurism, research and innovation unit, Wunderman… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces appointment of Neil Thwaites as the new regional vice president of California

Industry veteran Neil Thwaites will lead long-term strategic growth for the Golden State SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines named Neil Thwaites as the new regional vice president of California. In this role, Thwaites will develop and deliver upon Alaska’s strategic objectives for California, a market critical to Alaska’s long-term growth plan. An innovative, results-driven leader with diverse and… Read the full press release

British Airways adds Barcelona, Luxembourg, Milan and Thessaloniki to its European routes for 2022 summer season

London, UK, 2022-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is launching four new routes across Europe in time for the summer season.  Operating from London City Airport, customers can now book to fly to Barcelona, Luxembourg, Milan and Thessaloniki – adding to BA CityFlyer’s already extensive network. Flights to all destinations will operate on… Read the full press release

Caribbean Airlines celebrates its 15th Anniversary and its 2022 marketing campaign, REset Expectations

Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago, 2022-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Caribbean Airlines celebrates its 15th Anniversary and the roll out of its marketing campaign for 2022,  aptly named REset Expectations. “REset Expectations” is the overarching theme that will underpin everything that is done at Caribbean Airlines – reflecting its signature service and reinforcing the authenticity of the Caribbean… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways performs the first-ever trade on the IATA Aviation Carbon Exchange ACE using the IATA Clearing House

Pioneering initiative opens a new chapter in the promotion of innovation towards environmental sustainability DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Qatar Airways became the first carrier to make a transaction on the IATA Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE) using IATA Clearing House (ICH)…. Read the full press release

Emirates increases capacity on flights from Dubai to Brisbane

Emirates services to Brisbane open to fully vaccinated passengers who meet eligibility requirements Additional capacity set to meet high travel demand for flights from Dubai to Brisbane, effective today; capacity to return to 100 per cent on flights to Perth from 5 February 2022 Airline expects healthy demand for inbound travel to Brisbane and Perth… Read the full press release

Five lucky Emirates Skywards members have a change to become Skywards millionaires this Dubai Shopping Festival

Emirates Skywards is offering five lucky members a chance to become Skywards millionaires this Dubai Shopping Festival. Shop, dine or unwind at The Dubai Mall or spend with Skywards Everyday partners for a chance to bag a million Miles Dubai, UAE, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and… Read the full press release

Atlantic Joint Business new routes for Summer 2022: London to Portland, Barcelona to Los Angeles and Helsinki to Dallas

London, UK, 2021-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — As customers look to plan a trip next year, through the Atlantic Joint Business, customers will have a selection of new routes to choose from for Summer 2022.  New gateways include, London to Portland, Barcelona to Los Angeles and Helsinki to Dallas. The Atlantic Joint Business is a… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines expands codeshare arrangements with Singapore Airlines

Singapore, 2021-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines (SIA) today (18 November 2021) announced that they will reactivate their codeshare arrangement between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, and expand it to include 15 domestic points in Malaysia, seven destinations in Europe, and two cities in South Africa. This follows the announcement that… Read the full press release

Swissport takes full ownership of Swissport Korea

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG has increased the shareholding in its Swissport Korea joint venture to 100 percent from formerly 59 percent, underlining its confidence in the Korean aviation market and delivering on its Asia growth strategy. After first entering the Korean market in 2005 in a joint venture… Read the full press release

StatusMatch.com lancia ufficialmente il suo nuovo programma di fedeltà che conferirà ai viaggiatori italiani premium i vantaggi dello status Gold con Emirates

ROMA, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — StatusMatch.com ha iniziato una collaborazione con Emirates per lanciare una nuova iniziativa che offre ai viaggiatori italiani tutti i vantaggi dello status Gold durante il loro volo. Da oggi, i viaggiatori abituali in possesso di uno status premium idoneo con alcune delle principali compagnie aeree operanti in Italia possono richiedere… Read the full press release

StatusMatch.com launches new loyalty status matching program to give premium Italian travellers Gold status benefits with Emirates

ROME, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — StatusMatch.com has partnered with Emirates to launch a new initiative that offers Italian travellers the benefits of Gold status when flying. From today, frequent travellers who hold an eligible premium status with select major airlines operating in Italy can apply to get their status matched with Emirates Skywards, the… Read the full press release

Emirates expands operations in South Africa

As demand increases, airline bolsters schedule to 28 weekly flights Introduction of daily A380 services to Johannesburg from 31 October Emirates to restore its strategic South African Airways partnership from end of September 2021 DUBAI, UAE, 2021-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has today (8 September 2021) announced that it will be expanding its… Read the full press release

ÀNI PRIVATE RESORTS ANNOUNCES ITS EXCLUSIVE COLLABORATION WITH PRIVATE JET SERVICES (PJS) FOR THE ULTIMATE HOME-TO-DESTINATION EXPERIENCE

London, UK 2021-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — ÀNI Private Resorts, the world’s very first collection of Private Resorts, is delighted to announce its collaboration with Private Jet Services (PJS), offering its guests the ultimate travel experience. To celebrate their partnership with PJS, all guests of ÀNI Private Resorts will receive an in-flight credit for… Read the full press release

dnata and Global Jet Technic team up to provide best-in-class line maintenance support to airlines in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 2021-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, has partnered with Global Jet Technic (GJT) to provide best-in-class line maintenance support to airlines in Dubai. The partnership will see dnata promote GJT’s quality and reliable services, offering its 150 customers a one-stop-shop of ground handling, cargo… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport welcomes extension of government support for international airlines

Auckland, New Zealand, 2021-Mar-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The extension of government support for international airlines operating New Zealand’s vital passenger and cargo connections has been welcomed by Auckland Airport. General Manager Aeronautical Commercial at Auckland Airport, Scott Tasker, said the past 12 months have been among the toughest in aviation history, and without… Read the full press release

(UK) Snowstorm Technologies selects CTW as their preferred airline shopping platform

London, UK, 2021-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Snowstorm Technologies is a global leader in providing innovative solutions to travel companies of all shapes and sizes. It’s OneWurld agent desktop sets the standard for collaborative booking solutions, allowing agents and their customers seamless access throughout the travel cycle – from shopping to booking to trip… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines earns Diamond Certification for APEX’s Inaugural COVID-19 Health Safety Audit for Airlines

Inaugural COVID-19 Health Safety Audit for Airlines Tokyo, Japan, 2021-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) became the first airline in Japan to successfully receive Diamond Certification for providing the highest levels of safety measures throughout the travel experience. The inaugural audit was conducted by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying,… Read the full press release

SITA launches new industry solution to help airlines, airports and passengers securely share health information during travel

The proven solution seamlessly integrates with multiple travel pass schemes (such as AOK, CommonPass, IATA, SimplyGo). Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA today (4 Feb, 2021) announces the launch of Health Protect – an industry solution, to help airlines, airports, governments, and passengers safely and securely share information on health tests or vaccinations… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines and Vistara sign Commercial Cooperation Framework Agreement

Singapore/New Delhi, 2020-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons Private Limited and SIA, have signed a Commercial Cooperation Framework Agreement. This agreement will further strengthen SIA’s and Vistara’s existing partnership and enable them to offer seamless services to their customers by harmonising efforts in capacity… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group Airlines extends rebooking fee suspension until the end of February

Rebooking fee for Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings still suspended Cologne, Germany, 2020-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Since the end of August, all fares of Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings can be rebooked as often as desired free of charge. Originally, this fare offer was valid for (re-)bookings until… Read the full press release

IATA helps airlines meet their climate commitments with the launch of its Aviation Carbon Exchange

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE), an important new tool to help airlines meet their climate commitments. ACE is the first centralized, real-time marketplace that is integrated with the IATA Clearing House (ICH) for the settlement of funds on trades… Read the full press release

Volaris included in the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) MILA Pacific Alliance Index

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, 2020-Nov-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, announces that effective as of November 23rd, 2020; it has been selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) MILA Pacific Alliance Index. Mr. Manjit Jus, Global… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches 20% OFF all flights from 1st December

Calls On UK Govt To Remove Any Travel Quarantines For Christmas Dublin, Ireland, 2020-Nov-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s no. 1 airline, today (Tues, 24 Nov) announced its cracking festive flight deals as it gears up to fly millions of people home for Christmas across its entire network this December. Ryanair is offering… Read the full press release

Sky Bird Travel and OneWurld have partnered to roll out WINGS – a revolutionary agent desktop solution

Sky Bird Travel and OneWurld – A Division of Snowstorm Technologies (UK) Ltd. Detroit, USA, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Sky Bird Travel and OneWurld have partnered to roll out WINGS – A revolutionary Agent Desktop Solution across Sky Bird Travel’s 20,000+ agencies in North America to provide WINGS travel agents with the necessary… Read the full press release

Deutsche Lufthansa AG appoints Remco Steenbergen as Chief Financial Officer and a new Executive Board member

Current CFO of Swiss Barry Callebaut Group assumes new position on 1 January 2021 Cologne, Germany, 2020-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG appointed Remco Steenbergen as a new member of the company’s Executive Board. Remco Steenbergen will assume the position of Chief Financial Officer effective 1 January 2021…. Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates more than 20 million Facebook followers

The award-winning airline grew its Facebook following by four million during the pandemic Qatar Airways reaches more than 26 million people across all its social media platforms DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has become the most followed airline on Facebook, with more than 20 million followers of its page. The… Read the full press release

British Airways’ new CEO at Airlines 2050: calls for introduction of reliable and affordable test before flying

London, UK, 2020-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — In his first public appearance since being named British Airways’ new CEO last week, this morning (October 19, 2020) Sean Doyle gave the keynote address at Airlines 2050: Beyond the Crisis, telling the industry that British Airways continues to play a crucial part in connecting Britain with the world and… Read the full press release

Emirates Skywards celebrates 20 years of excellence, innovation and unmatched rewards

Loyalty programme’s strong and active global membership has been built on continuous innovation and value-driven initiatives for members Dubai, UAE, 2020-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, has marked 20 years of excellence, innovation and unmatched rewards. Over the past two decades – the loyalty programme… Read the full press release