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

Southwest Airlines launches promotional Companion Pass Offer for fall and winter travel

Carrier offers Promotional Companion Pass offer as part of “Wanna Get Away” Campaign DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is launching a promotional Companion Pass Offer as part of its “Wanna Get Away”campaign for fall and winter travel. Grab a Companion and get ready to fly! Rapid Rewards® Members can… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Foundation support 41 nonprofits with $430,000 LIFT grants

2020 marks the largest grant cycle in the nonprofit’s 20-year history SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The nonprofit Alaska Airlines Foundation has awarded $430,000 in LIFT grants to 41 nonprofits in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. With this latest round of grants, the Foundation has donated $750,000 this year to organizations in communities served by Alaska Airlines. Called by the… Read the full press release

Emirates Skywards and Barclays partner to launch their first cobranded credit card suite in the U.S.

Emirates Skywards Mastercard® offers US travelers the chance to earn Skywards Miles on everyday spend and enjoy immediate Silver or Gold tier membership status during the first year of enrolment NEW YORK, NY, 2020-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty program of Emirates and flydubai, has partnered with Barclays to launch… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport welcomes Aer Lingus’ services to Birmingham and Manchester

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2020-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has further strengthened its UK route network, with the inaugural Aer Lingus Regional flights to Birmingham and Manchester taking off today, 14th September. Operated by Stobart Air, these Aer Lingus Regional routes will commence with a double-daily service, with up to three… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes Loganair’s new service to Glasgow

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2020-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Business leaders from Glasgow and Belfast today (4 Sep 2020) applauded the launch of Loganair’s new service between the two cities. Glasgow Chamber of Commerce chief executive Stuart Patrick crossed the Irish Sea on the first flight from his city’s airport and was greeted at George… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces resumption of Lagos services from 10 September 2020

Resumption of Lagos flights will increase Qatar Airways’ network in Africa to 44 weekly flights to 10 destinations including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Tunis and Zanzibar Passengers from Lagos can enjoy more flexible travel options via the most connected and Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to operate over 650 weekly flights to more than 85 destinations this September

Airline’s young fleet of sustainable aircraft has enabled it to continue flying throughout the pandemic and rapidly rebuild its global network to more than 650 weekly flights to over 85 destinations Qatar Airways’ passengers can enjoy more flexible travel options via the most connected and Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport The… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines announces daily nonstop flights from John Wayne Airport to Las Vegas and Oakland

Spirit’s bright yellow planes arrive at SNA in November, complementing service from LAX and Burbank SANTA ANA, Calif., 2020-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The brightest planes in the sky are soaring over Southern California. Today (Sept. 01, 2020) Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) announced daily nonstop flights from John Wayne Airport (SNA) to Las Vegas and… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Spirit Airlines’ start of service to Orange County

Twice-daily nonstop flights begin Nov. 17  Oakland, Calif., 2020-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) announces that Spirit Airlines will commence service between OAK and Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA) beginning Nov. 17 with two daily nonstop flights. Orange County Airport is the best option for those visiting Santa Ana, Costa Mesa,… Read the full press release

Vietjet teams up with Vinpearl for “Double promotion – Double your fun” promotion

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2020-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Celebrating the 75th anniversary of National Day, the new-age carrier Vietjet joins hands with the five-star hospitality group Vinpearl in launching a super promotion “Double promotion – Double your fun” with 50% off on flight ticket and booking hotel fares. From August 31 to… Read the full press release

Emirates to resume services to Conakry, Guinea and Dakar, Senegal from 3 September

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced it will resume passenger services to Conakry, Guinea and Dakar, Senegal from 3 September, taking the total number of cities served by Emirates in Africa to eight. Flights from Dubai to Conakry and Dakar will be linked services, operating twice weekly, utilising an Emirates… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines resumes Hangzhou service

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — As of August 27, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will fly again to the Chinese city of Hangzhou. For the time being, it concerns 1 passenger flight per week, which will be operated via Seoul Incheon (South Korea) with a Boeing 777-200. KLM is making every effort to… Read the full press release

easyJet holidays launches new travel trade portal and partners with more than 3000 agents

LONDON, UK, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet holidays has today (AUGUST 19 2020) started its roll out to the independent travel trade with a soft launch with a handful of initial partners. The move, which will then see all 3000 trade partners on board by early September, means customers can book with an… Read the full press release