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

Alaska Airlines announces partnership with leading personal care brand EO

Partnership expands Alaska’s Next-Level Care commitment to health and wellness SEATTLE, WASHINGTON DC, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (Aug. 20, 2020) announced a partnership with leading personal care brand EO, extending Alaska’s Next-Level Care commitment to health and safety and taking self-care to new heights. Starting Aug. 21, guests on all Alaska flights will be offered… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines wins four awards in the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice™ Awards for Airlines

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (Jul 28, 2020) that it was recognized by Tripadvisor as a winner of four awards in the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice™ Awards for Airlines. Awards are based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews. Award winners are known for consistently receiving… Read the full press release

SITA and NEC Corporation partner to develop secure walk-through travel experience at airports

Tokyo and Geneva, 2020-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and SITA today (21 July 2020) announced a global partnership to develop market-leading solutions that enable a secure walk-through travel experience at airports, leveraging NEC’s I:Delight identity management platform together with SITA Smart Path and SITA Flex. The partnership comes as airports and airlines increasingly look… Read the full press release

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