Finnair getting ready to grow its summer flight schedule as travel reopens in many countries

The vaccine roll-out is expected to enable the reopening of travel in many countries. Vantaa, Finland, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair is preparing to grow its flight schedule this summer with a focus on leisure destinations, as the vaccine roll-out is expected to enable the reopening of travel in many countries, the company… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways operates the world’s first fully COVID-19 vaccinated flight

QR6421 will be operated by the airline’s sustainable A350-1000, and will carry only vaccinated crew and passengers on board, with passengers also serviced by fully vaccinated staff at check-in Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport have lead the industry during the pandemic, being the first global airline and first and only airport in the Middle… Read the full press release

Emirates to operate a special flight carrying only fully vaccinated crew and passengers onboard

A380 flight to carry fully vaccinated crew and passengers onboard Flyers to experience Emirates’ newest A380 cabins and latest on-ground technologies that enable a smooth and speedy journey through the airport Proceeds from the flight to be donated to the Emirates Airline Foundation Dubai, UAE, 2021-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is showcasing the… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways temporarily changes flight frequency to select cities due to the impact of COVID-19

Starting on April 1, the flight schedule for the Tokyo Narita = Kuala Lumpur route will be changed. From April 19, ANA will resume daily operation of the Tokyo Narita = Manila route, while the flight schedule for the Tokyo Haneda = Washington D.C. and Tokyo Haneda = Houston routes will be changed. TOKYO, JAPAN,… Read the full press release

Emirates operates flight with fully vaccinated frontline teams

EK215 to Los Angeles supported by over 70 vaccinated frontline team members across the operational spectrum Close to 26,000 of Emirates Group’s frontline aviation workforce already vaccinated with two doses DUBAI, UAE, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Honouring its commitment to the health and safety of its employees and customers, Emirates today has become… Read the full press release

Heathrow successfully pitched two carbon-cutting concepts to Innovate UK’s Future Flight Challenge

The forward-thinking concepts could support efforts to level up and build back better, in the year the UK hosts the COP26 climate change conference Challenge aims to safeguard the UK’s advantage in aerospace R&D, reduce costs, cut emissions and create an economic boost from new forms of mobility Heathrow will work with cross-sector consortium to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to launch 100% Zero-Touch technology for its award-winning Oryx One in-flight entertainment system

Passengers travelling on board the airline’s Airbus A350 fleet will soon be able to access the award-winning Oryx One in-flight entertainment system through their own personal electronic devices, minimising the risk of COVID-19 The award-winning airline will also become the first airline in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa to offer passengers the option… Read the full press release

World’s first passenger flight performed with sustainable synthetic kerosene

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time worldwide, a passenger flight partly flown on sustainably produced synthetic kerosene, was carried out in The Netherlands. This was announced today (08 February 2021) during the international conference on Synthetic Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in The Hague. Shell, producer of the sustainable kerosene… Read the full press release

Ryanair extends zero flight change fee bookings before 31st Mar 2021

“Book Now And If Your Plans Change So Can Your Booking” Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (26 Jan) announced it is extending its € zero flight change fee for all customers who book before 31st Mar 2021. It is also allowing up to two booking date moves until… Read the full press release

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the skies with Fiji Airways’ special flight

Nadi, Fiji, 2021-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways is offering Fijians a rare opportunity to celebrate this Valentine’s Day in the skies with a special flight on Sunday 14th February. Flight FJ 679 will depart Nadi International Airport at 1.30pm on Valentine’s Day, spend almost three hours following a unique flight path around the… Read the full press release

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces inaugural flight to Athens, Greece

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — On the eve of its inaugural flight to Athens, Greece, the UAE’s new national airline, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, marked the occasion with a visit from the company’s Chairman, József Váradi. Váradi is one of the airline’s founders who established the company in 2003. The company’s Chairman,… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes SunExpress’ direct flight to Antalya in Turkey

Manchester, UK, 2020-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — SunExpress, a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines is launching a direct flight between Manchester Airport and Antalya in Turkey on 26th March 2021. The route will be served twice per week before going up to four a week from 30th May. “After a year of staying at… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways to treat guests with twilight in the Fijian skies through its special ‘Catch the Sunset’ Flight

Nadi, Fiji, 2020-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways will operate a special ‘Catch the Sunset’ Flight on its Airbus A350 aircraft on Saturday 19th December, following the success of Fiji Airways’ previous special flights around the country. The late afternoon flight on the 19th will give locals a chance to enjoy twilight in the Fijian… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo provides growth opportunities for SMEs through its flight connectivity

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Nov-25 — /Travel PR News/ — India is one of the fastest growing markets globally for the food and beverage sector. With a young population that is increasingly well travelled and familiar with international cuisine, there has been a growing awareness and demand in the country for quality produce and food ingredients from… Read the full press release

Wizz Air provides passengers with the option to easily calculate and offset their flight’s carbon emissions

PASSENGERS CAN CALCULATE TRAVEL FOOTPRINT AND OFFSET CARBON EMISSIONS Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Nov-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and greenest airline*, has launched a carbon offsetting scheme as part of its wider commitment to reducing emissions, enabling passengers to calculate their flight’s environmental impact and offset the carbon emissions thereof. The… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines releases initial flight schedules for Chicago O’Hare International and Colorado Springs

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Oct 28, 2020) published its initial flight schedules for both Chicago O’Hare International and Colorado Springs Municipal airports as the carrier continues expanding to bring the value and Hospitality of Southwest closer to more travelers and offers more destinations to fly for… Read the full press release

British Airways launches a range of luxury flight and holiday deals

London, UK, 2020-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (22 October, 2020) launched a range of luxury flight and holiday deals, offering incredible savings for travellers and available to a wide range of destinations across its global network. Club World (long haul business class) flights to New York start from £1,199 return… Read the full press release

Southwest adds new services to Florida, California and Colorado in its winter flight schedule

Year-round service for Miami and Palm Springs to begin Nov. 15; Seasonal service to Montrose (Telluride) to begin Dec. 19; International service launches from Phoenix to Los Cabos & Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Southwest service resumes in Puerto Vallarta DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Oct 8, 2020) primed… Read the full press release

SITA partners with start-up Safety Line to make airline operations more efficient and environmentally friendly

Saving aircraft fuel during the climb and cruise phases of a flight is a major opportunity to reduce aviation CO2 emissions Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, is partnering with start-up Safety Line to help pilots and airlines limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and… Read the full press release

Finnair resumes one weekly flight between Helsinki and Nanjing

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair has received permission from Chinese authorities to operate one weekly flight between Helsinki and Nanjing as of 11 September. The route will be operated with Airbus A350 aircraft until 18 October, and it supports cargo and passenger travel demand between Europe and China. The flight schedule… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines flight attendants to issue a final notice to guest who refuses to wear a mask

Guests who refuse to wear face coverings on flights could have future travel suspended SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — For the safety and health of everyone on board its flights, Alaska Airlines announced today (June 30, 2020) that its flight attendants will be able to issue a final notice to any guest… Read the full press release

Air France and KLM further adjust commercial policy for flight cancellations

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Air France and KLM have decided to further adjust their commercial policy for flight cancellations. Due to the latest developments on the global Covid-19 situation and the progressive lifting of the travel restrictions, Air France and KLM are gradually and carefully restoring their networks. In case of… Read the full press release

Ryanair will waive its flight change fee for all customers who book to travel in July & August

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline, today (Tues 9 June) announced it will waive its flight change fee for all customers who book to travel in July & August, allowing them to book their summer holidays with peace of mind in case their travel plans change. Ryanair… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Fiji Airways extends all international flight suspensions to the end of June

Nadi, Fiji, 2020-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has extended all international flight suspensions to the end of June, due to the prolonged impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fiji Airways also expects to reduce its July scheduled services as the COVID-19 crisis continues to decimate travel demand. In March, Fiji… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Ethiopian Airlines completed the flight and delivery of Jack Ma’s 2nd Round Donation to Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Ethiopian Airlines completed the flight and delivery of the second round shipments of life saving medical supplies to fight COVID-19 donated by Jack Ma to all African countries. Ethiopian Airlines expresses its complements and the highest appreciation to the Jack Ma Foundation, our Prime Minister H.E…. Read the full press release

SAS offers EuroBonus members a 12-month extension on their current membership level

SAS is now offering EuroBonus members a 12-month extension on their current membership level. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — This benefit will be applied automatically to active EuroBonus accounts where the member has achieved current membership level on own merits, either by earning qualifying points or qualifying flights. The benefit will be… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport welcomed Philippine Airlines repatriation flight that brought home 184 Kiwis from Manila

Auckland, New Zealand, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The repatriation flight into Auckland Airport today (20 April 2020) brought home 184 Kiwis from Manila aboard the Philippine Airlines flight NZPR218 at 12:41 pm. Scott Tasker, Auckland Airport’s General Manager Aeronautical Commercial, said the run of repatriation services had gone smoothly, and the airport had… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport welcomed Kiwis returning on repatriation flight from South America

Auckland, New Zealand, 2020-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — There are only a handful of planes arriving at Auckland Airport today (15 April 2020), but the Kiwis returning on a repatriation flight from South America were welcomed by a full contingent of airport operational staff this morning. The LATAM Dreamliner, flight LA1163, landed at 5am… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to reduce flight capacity on offer by up to 50 per cent

Temporary decommissioning of all A380s under consideration Extensive savings programme launched COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the spread of Covid-19 and the resulting drastic decline in bookings as well as numerous flight cancellations Lufthansa Group decided to reduce the flight capacity on offer even more… Read the full press release

TAP launches direct flight to Sal in Cape Verde from June 20, 2020

Direct flight from Porto to Cape Verde. As of 20 June, Porto will have a direct flight to Sal in Cape Verde, with one flight a week.  Lisbon, Portugal, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — These flights depart from Porto on Saturdays at 10:25 p.m. and arrive on the Cape Verde island at 12:55 a.m…. Read the full press release