Japan Airlines announces updated domestic network plan between July 17-31

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Since the government of Japan lifted domestic travel restrictions on June 19, a recovery of approximately 30% in travel demand has been seen on the carrier`s domestic network. Looking further ahead at the latter half of July, a recovery of 50% is expected for the JAL Group…. Read the full press release

Star Alliance and its member airlines unite around common standards and planning tools

Alliance member airlines unite around common standards and planning tools Frankfurt, Germany, 2020-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — To support efforts in restoring public confidence in air travel, Star Alliance, the world’s largest global airline alliance, and its member airlines have been working on a series of measures to ensure health & hygiene safety of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways gradually rebuilds its network to over 270 weekly flights to more than 45 destinations

Airline resumed flights to Budapest, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Istanbul and New York during the past week Demand sees carrier also increase frequencies to Athens, Dublin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Islamabad, Jakarta, Karachi, Lahore, Milan, Rome and Singapore DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to maintain… Read the full press release

SITA: Technology is key to help airports and airlines safely resume operations

Flexible border solutions and low-touch experiences to aid compliance and confidence in travel Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (11 June 2020) sheds new light on how technology is helping airports and airlines safely resume operations and help implement new hygiene measures to… Read the full press release

IATA figures show Qatar Airways’ operations account for 17.8% of international passenger traffic and 7.2% of air cargo capacity

Qatar Airways’ share of international traffic more than triple its nearest competitor in April  The airline’s over 1.3 billion RPKs in April was more than its next four competitors combined DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — New independent data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) clearly reaffirms Qatar Airways as the airline… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines enhances safety and well-being of guests and employees thru expanded Next-Level Care

New flyer health agreement to be required at check-in starting June 30; middle seats blocked and capped cabin seating extended through July 31 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (June 9, 2020) expanded Next-Level Care, the culmination of nearly 100 different measures put in place to enhance the safety and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines gives customers extra boost with extra incentives and a month-long fare sale

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is giving back to Customers by providing an extra boost as they plan to get back to the people, businesses, and places they love most. Beginning today, May 12, the airline will support both leisure and business travelers, Rapid Rewards® Members, and small businesses… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines’ Rapid Rewards named Freddie Awards’ Best Customer Service for the eighth consecutive year

Southwest also won Best Redemption Ability, Best Loyalty Credit Card and Program of the Year DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (May 7, 2020) its frequent flyer program, Rapid Rewards®, held onto the Freddie Awards title of Best Customer Service for the eighth consecutive year. The Rapid… Read the full press release

ERA pleads for urgent and swift help to save Europe’s regional airlines

Surrey, UK, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — In an open letter to all European institutions and member states, European Regions Airline Association (ERA) pleads for urgent and swift help to save Europe’s regional airlines and to avoid the total collapse of the sector. ERA has written to all European institutions and member states urging… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Foundation awards $315,000 LIFT grants in response to support families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $315,000 to 23 nonprofits in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. These LIFT grants, the first round of 2020, are in response to urgent needs of food insecurity, shelter, remote educational support and other needs of families caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID-19 has had a profound… Read the full press release

Covid-19: British Airways flies thousands of UK nationals stranded in India back to the UK

LONDON, UK, 2020-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is flying thousands of UK nationals who have been stranded in India as a result of the Covid-19 crisis back to the UK this week. The airline has already flown back thousands of travellers as part of 65 rescue flights which have either operated or… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to receive disbursement of funds included in the Payroll Support Program under the CARES Act

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines today (Apr 20, 2020) finalized terms with the United States Department of Treasury regarding the acceptance and disbursement of funds included in the Payroll Support Program under the CARES Act. As part of the agreement, Southwest will receive more than $3.2 billion in disbursements over… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways provides customers with maximum flexibility to alter their booking date free of charge

Airline’s customers can alter their booking date free of charge or receive a travel voucher in case their plans change DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has launched a new commercial policy to provide customers with maximum flexibility to suit their travel plans. Passengers that have booked or will book flights… Read the full press release

Emirates celebrates Holi with a lined up festive treats and memorable experiences

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Holi, the Indian festival of colours and flavours, has arrived onboard Emirates, and the airline’s chefs have lined up festive treats and memorable experiences. On 9 and 10 March, Emirates’ customers travelling to and from seven destinations in India – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo partners with Accuity to automate and streamline its regulatory compliance screening operations

Air cargo carrier signs multi-year deal with Accuity to optimise its sanctions compliance and export control programs Dubai / London, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, announced that it is working with Accuity, the leading global provider of financial crime compliance, payments and Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions,… Read the full press release

Scoot welcomes Essence as its media agency and extends the tenure of BLK J as its creative agency

Singapore, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a five-month-long pitch process initiated in October 2019, Scoot has appointed Essence as its media agency of record for a period of two years from March 2020 to March 2022, with an option to renew for a further two years to March 2024. Essence, a global data… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines to serve San Pedro Sula and Cancun from New Orleans this summer

Spirit to serve San Pedro Sula and Cancun starting summer 2020 MIRAMAR, Fla., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is broadening The Crescent City’s international reach with two new destinations, the airline announced Monday. The nation’s fastest-growing airline will fly from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) to Cancun, Mexico (CUN) starting… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways committing to sponsor the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards for 10 years

Awards established in 2019, with Qatar Airways committing to sponsor for 10 years Winner in each category will receive $25,000 in prize money Doha, Qatar, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today (03 March 2020) that nominations have opened for the second edition of the IATA Diversity &… Read the full press release

KLM-BCG appointed by Virgin Atlantic Airways to support the optimization and digitalization of its operations worldwide

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG), known together as the KLM-BCG partnership in digital airline operations, have been appointed by Virgin Atlantic Airways to support the airline with optimising and digitising its operations worldwide. The KLM-BCG partnership, based on their shared vision of driving integrated… Read the full press release

Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort in collaboration with Cabo Verde Airlines hosted a Sales & PR Cocktail Dinner in Lagos, Nigeria

SANTA MARIA, Sal Island, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — On Wednesday, 19th February, 2020, the Commercial team at Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort hosted a Sales & PR Cocktail Dinner in Lagos, Nigeria, in collaboration with Cabo Verde Airlines. Following the launch of the direct route from Lagos to Sal Island by the national airline, Hilton Cabo… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to serve Beyond Burger® on select routes

Limited Time Offer on JAL First Class from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Tokyo Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL), in collaboration with Beyond Meat, Inc. (NASDAQ: BYND), today (February 26, 2020) announced the decision to serve the brand’s plant-based Beyond Burger® on select routes between March 1 and May… Read the full press release

Emirates as a lead sponsor of TartanHacks, Carnegie Mellon University’s biggest hackathon

Varsity students propose ideas from augmented and mixed reality to roving agents Dubai, UAE, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — It was a marathon of a different kind – young, bright and futuristic minds at Carnegie Mellon University worked with intent over a 24-hour period to present 10 extraordinary ideas to Emirates – the lead… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces codeshare agreement with American Airlines

Immediate customer benefits will include increased connectivity, frequent flyer programme alignment plus the creation of hundreds of new travel choices for passengers Qatar, Doha, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has signed a significant codeshare agreement with American Airlines in a move that will increase commercial cooperation, bolster connectivity and create hundreds of… Read the full press release

AnadoluJet offers international flights at prices starting at 1 USD

Istanbul, Turkey, 2020-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Turkish Airlines’ successful brand AnadoluJet will offer the opportunity to fly to abroad at prices starting at 1 USD with its new international flights starting on 29 March 2020 from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen and Ankara Esenboğa airports. Adding Germany, Austria, Azerbaijan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Belgium, Denmark,… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways launches 4th edition “Bangkok Airways Boutique Series 2020” annual running event

Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Recently, Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited led by Mr.Varong Israsena Na Ayudhya, Vice President – Marketing together (4th from left) with Mr. Prachya Limsuwat, Manager -Asatsu (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (4th from right) organized press conference for the launch of the 4th edition “Bangkok Airways Boutique Series 2020”,… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport honours distinguished airlines and partners

Brussels, Belgium, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — This year, Brussels Airport Company continues its annual tradition of presenting the Brussels Airport Aviation Awards. The airport bestows these awards to honour those airlines and partners that have distinguished themselves during the preceding year in terms of network and cargo development, environment and safety, and punctuality… Read the full press release

Allegiant announces nine new nonstop routes and expanded service to San Diego, Las Vegas and Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ —Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (Feb. 11, 2020) announces nine new nonstop routes, including expanded service to San Diego, Las Vegas and Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida. To celebrate this expansion, the company is offering one-way fares on the new routes as low as $43.* “With summer quickly approaching, we know… Read the full press release

Aeroflot announces codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines

Moscow/Tokyo, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot – Russian Airlines and Japan Airlines today (February 10, 2020) announced a codeshare agreement that will offer added flexibility to passengers travelling between Russia and Japan. The codeshare comes into effect from 29 March 2020, with ticket sales launching at the beginning of March. Both airlines will… Read the full press release

Eastern Airways launches five new regional services from Teesside International Airport

Kirmington, England, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Five new regional services operated by Flybe franchise partner Eastern Airways from Teesside International Airport are now available for booking through to 24th October 2020 at www.flybe.com or through travel agents and other booking sites. Flights to Belfast City, Dublin and Southampton start on Monday 9th March, London City… Read the full press release

GE Aviation Leadership Development Programme kicks off for UAE National employees at the Emirates Group

DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Emirates Group and GE Aviation have officially kicked off GE’s Leadership Development Programme for 28 UAE National employees at the Emirates Group. The commencement of the programme follows on from the MOU signed between both organisations at the Dubai Airshow 2019, and since then qualifying Emirati… Read the full press release