Emirates launches series of Instagram Stories to mark UAE Civil Aviation Day

Stories on Instagram feature Emirates Engineering, Emirates Flight Catering and Emirates Network Control Centre DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Ever wondered what goes into supporting the operations of the largest international airline in the world? Emirates will begin a series of Instagram Stories today to mark UAE Civil Aviation Day, offering an insider’s… Read the full press release

dnata marks UAE Civil Aviation Day

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the first aviation companies of the UAE, is proud to celebrate the success story of the industry on the occasion of UAE Civil Aviation Day. dnata was founded in 1959 by the late HH Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum as part of his vision… Read the full press release

IATA: global passenger traffic data for August 2018 shows demand up 6.4% YoY

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for August 2018 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 6.4% compared to the year-ago period. This was slightly above the 6.1% annual increase for July. August capacity (available seat kilometers or… Read the full press release

SITA: Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority

SITA CEO says collaboration is key to deliver secure and easy travel Budapest, Hungary, 2018-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority. This is according to research released today by global IT provider SITA. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT… Read the full press release

Airports and Airlines come together to help combat human trafficking

Montreal, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — In support of the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized their joint commitment and work to help combat human trafficking. Aviation connects the world, carrying more than four billion passengers a year, but this… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines starts nonstop service between SJC and JFK

Alaska Airlines starts nonstop service between SJC and JFK SEATTLE, 2018-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines begins nonstop service today between Mineta San Jose International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. With the addition of the new service, Alaska now operates 15 flights a day to JFK from six West Coast gateways including Las Vegas; Los… Read the full press release

British Airways launches campaign to recruit experienced pilots

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has launched a big new campaign to recruit experienced pilots for its regional operation. The job opportunities have arisen with the growth of its London City schedule and increased regional flying from Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Stansted and Edinburgh airports this year. BA CityFlyer, the wholly… Read the full press release

Amadeus partners with Adobe to bring improved capabilities to airlines

Announces new global partnership with Adobe Experience Cloud MADRID, Spain, 2018-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines are united across the world by two goals: to grow their customer loyalty and to create consistent high-quality experiences for their travelers. To address this, Amadeus today announces the company is partnering with Adobe to bring improved capabilities… Read the full press release

Wizz Air offers adventure seekers the opportunity to live unforgettable moments with the launch of “Flight to the Unknown” competition

#getlostwithWIZZ BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, today launches its new competition “Flight to the Unknown”, in Austria, a unique initiative that will offer adventure seekers the opportunity to explore and live unforgettable moments. This one-of-a-kind… Read the full press release

SAS launches new route from Copenhagen to Hong Kong from 2018 winter

In October, SAS will open a new route from Copenhagen to Hong Kong. This means that the route that currently flies from Stockholm, Arlanda, to Hong Kong, will be moved to Copenhagen, Kastrup, starting from the 2018 winter program. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Since launching the route three years ago, SAS… Read the full press release

Stockholm Arlanda Airport welcomes China Eastern Airlines’ direct route between Stockholm and Shanghai

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — International air traffic from Stockholm Arlanda Airport continues to increase when China Eastern Airlines today launched the first direct route between Stockholm and Shanghai. Representatives from China Eastern, the Ambassador of the P.R. of China to the Kingdom of Sweden, Swedavia and its owners inaugurated the direct route… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport welcomes flynas’ new service between Vienna and Riyadh

VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier now offers flights from Vienna. Starting today, Thursday, June 14, 2018, flynas links Vienna with Riyadh for the very first time. Flights will be operated to the capital city of Saudi Arabia three times per week, deploying an Airbus A320. On the occasion… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport presented Austrian Airlines with the “Airline Award 2018”

VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Vienna Airport announces the winner of its annual Airline Award. Austrian Airlines generated the strongest passenger growth at the airport in absolute terms in 2017, thus prevailing as the “Best Performing Airline. For this reason, Vienna Airport presented Austrian Airlines with the “Airline Award 2018” last night, on… Read the full press release

United Airlines celebrates 20 years of its nonstop service between Shannon and New York/Newark

Over 1.9 million customers carried on the service since 1998 Shannon, Ireland, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — United Airlines is marking 20 years of its nonstop service between Shannon and New York/Newark. Since its launch in June 1998, the service has carried over 1.9 million customers on more than 13,500 flights. “We are delighted to… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport announces opening of Great Yorkshire Way direct link from the motorway network

Doncaster, England, 2018-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The second phase of Great Yorkshire Way which completes the direct link from the motorway network to Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) has officially opened to traffic today (Friday 15 June). Delivered by Doncaster Council and backed by the Sheffield City Region, this transformational project completed the last one… Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport welcomes the start of new Flybe direct service to Belfast

Doncaster, England, 2018-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is pleased to announce the start of a new Flybe route direct to Belfast jetting off from Friday 15 June 2018. Passengers can take one of the five scheduled flights per week and arrive in less than an hour, to enjoy the land of… Read the full press release

Spirit to begin international service from Orlando International Airport to 11 new destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean

Nine new international destinations and five new domestic routes begin in September 2018MIRAMAR, Fla., 2018-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — From a tranquil rain forest, to a bustling metropolis, to the crystal waters of the Caribbean, the options for exotic culture and cuisine are endless as Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) grows immensely in Orlando!  In an unprecedented expansion, starting October 4,… Read the full press release

Spirit to begin service from Asheville to Florida beginning September 6, 2018

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2018-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — If you’re looking to hang out in Asheville, or ready for a warm Florida getaway, Spirit Airlines is ready to help you take-off and save!  Beginning September 6, 2018, Spirit will begin service from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Orlando International Airport (MCO), and Tampa International Airport (TPA).  Asheville will mark Spirit’s 67th service station in its… Read the full press release

Emirates increases capacity to five flights per week between Luanda and Dubai

Connection between Dubai and Luanda increases to five flights per week, and daily from 2018 winter schedule DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates announced today it will reinstate two weekly flights between Luanda and Dubai, increasing capacity to five flights per week between the two cities, starting from 1 July 2018. Customers… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo and Cainiao Smart Logistics Network partner in cross-border e-commerce trade and airline cargo operation

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates and the largest international cargo airline, has signed an MoU with Cainiao Smart Logistics  Network Ltd. (“Cainiao”), the logistics arm of the Alibaba Group, to jointly facilitate the delivery of cross-border parcels as Cainiao looks to expand its global logistics… Read the full press release

SAS delivers exclusive new inflight drinks this summer

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS is looking forward to treating travelers this summer continuing two exciting collaborations delivering exclusive new inflight drinks.  A SAS exclusive deal with Charles Heidsieck will serve up a new vintage Champagne, while a continued collaboration with Mikkeller delivers a summery non-alcoholic beer from the Danish brewery. The… Read the full press release

South African Airways increases service between East London and Johannesburg

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has added capacity to the Eastern Cape for business travellers between East London and Johannesburg. SAA currently operates 24 flights per week between Johannesburg and East London, with a double daily service (except on Mondays and Saturdays). Effective Sunday 10 June 2018 the… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes American Airlines’ new Calgary-Chicago service

American grows to nearly 70 daily flights from Canada, reaffirming its commitment to the country Onward connections in Chicago O’Hare to over 130 destinations CALGARY, Canada, 2018-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — American Airlines has begun new, seasonal service between YYC Calgary International Airport and its Chicago O’Hare (ORD) hub. Flights are operated using 76-seat Embraer… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines introduces new Economy Light air fare to its North American destinations

Whoever travels only with hand luggage pays less – Tickets available starting at EUR 560 for round trip flights  New North America Economy Light air fare effective immediately  Passengers can individually book baggage or a desired seat  VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective immediately, Austrian Airlines passengers can book the so-called “Economy Light”… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines names Erik Mosch as new Head of Product Management

The former CEO of Lufthansa InTouch is also simultaneously responsible for “Product Management Ancillary Services” of the Lufthansa Group since June 1, 2018 VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ —  The former CEO of Lufthansa InTouch is also simultaneously responsible for “Product Management Ancillary Services” of the Lufthansa Group since June 1, 2018 Erik… Read the full press release

The George Best Belfast City Airport Community Fund helps Mitchell House School set up an outdoor classroom

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2018-Jun-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The George Best Belfast City Airport Community Fund has provided furniture which has enabled a local school to set up an outdoor classroom. Mitchell House School used funding from the airport to buy tables and chairs, which are set up on its grounds when weather permits. The… Read the full press release

British Airways and Fiji Airways announce codeshare partnership

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jun-07 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways and Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, have today announced a new partnership which will open up more routes between London and the South Pacific than ever before. With its idyllic beaches, world-famous dive sites and lush green forests, Fiji and its extremely popular island destinations… Read the full press release

dnata to provide EGYPTAIR with cargo handling services from its facility at Dubai World Central

DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, expands its partnership with EGYPTAIR in Dubai. Starting today (30 May 2018), dnata will provide the airline with premium cargo handling services from its best-in-class facility at Dubai World Central (DWC).  EGYPTAIR will initially operate one cargo flight a… Read the full press release

Heathrow welcomes China Southern’s two new direct routes to the Chinese cities: Wuhan and Sanya

China Southern to launch new direct services to Wuhan and Sanya – yet European hub airports competitors are still flying to 10 more Chinese destinations Analysis from CEBR reveals that the value of exports passing through Heathrow has increased by £2.9 billion since Q1 2017 however risks from capacity constraints remain For the second year,… Read the full press release

IATA expects solid performance for airlines despite rising costs in 2018

MONTREAL, Canada, 2018-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — IATA announced its expectation for airlines to achieve a collective net profit of $33.8 billion (4.1% net margin) in 2018. This is a solid performance despite rising costs, primarily fuel and labor, but also the upturn in the interest rate cycle. These rising costs are the main driver… Read the full press release