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

Emirates puts the spotlight on women in aviation

All-women flight deck crew operate a freighter trip covering 6 cities across 4 continents ahead of International Women’s Day Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Women are making an increasing contribution to the aviation industry worldwide and are also directly supporting global exchanges in diverse areas facilitated by aviation such as international trade…. Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways introduces Sony’s noise-cancelling headphones to all First Class passengers on international routes

Starting March 15, Sony’s noise-cancelling WH-1000XM3 headphones will be available for all First Class passengers during the flight. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, will make Sony’s innovative noise-cancelling WH-1000XM3 headphones available to all First Class passengers on international routes…. Read the full press release

Luxair Luxembourg Airlines launches first digital solution to assist customers affected by flight disruptions

Luxair offers an increasingly personalised and optimised service for its customers Luxembourg, Europe, 2020-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Luxair Luxembourg Airlines has just launched its first digital solution, with a more comprehensive, instant and all-inclusive service, to go one step further in improving assistance provided to customers affected by flight disruptions (delays or cancellations)…. Read the full press release

flydubai participates in the first edition of the Uzbekistan Aviation Airports Logistics Forum

Since its inaugural flight the airline has carried more than 70,000 passengers Dubai, UAE, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai is participating in the first edition of the Uzbekistan Aviation Airports Logistics Forum in Tashkent providing the airline with an opportunity to mark its first successful year of operations to the Uzbek market…. Read the full press release

Emirates marks 30 years of service to Riyadh

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is celebrating a milestone in its operations to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, marking 30 years of service to Riyadh. Since the first Emirates flight between Riyadh and Dubai in February 1990, and the airline has carried over eight million passengers on the route, demonstrating the… Read the full press release

SAS’ first Airbus A350 Ingegerd Viking to fly its inaugural flight from Copenhagen to Chicago

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The first of SAS eight Airbus A350s, Ingegerd Viking, is to fly its inaugural flight, SK943, today (January 28, 2020) from Copenhagen to Chicago. On each flight, a total of 300 travelers can look forward to a comfortable flight, including a cabin with new seat models and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines addS more flight options for football fans traveling to the big game in South Florida

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jan 20, 2020) added more flight options on Southwest.com for football fans traveling to the big game in South Florida. On Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, Southwest will offer the following nonstop service for fans traveling: From Kansas City to Ft. Lauderdale: Five nonstop flights… Read the full press release

Swoop reaches milestone of two-millionth traveller since first flight took off in June 2018

In less than two years, Canada’s ultra-low-cost carrier embraced a milestone achievement CALGARY, AB, 2020-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Over the weekend, Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline and subsidiary of WestJet Airlines Ltd., proudly announced that it has carried two million travellers since its first flight took off in June 2018. To commemorate this milestone achievement,… Read the full press release

Aeroflot named the world’s most on-time mainline airline in 2019 according to Cirium

Moscow, Russia, 2020-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot was the world’s most on-time mainline airline in 2019, according the annual On-Time Performance (OTP) Review by Cirium, the leading travel data and analytics provider. According to the review, 86.7% of the Russian flag carrier’s flights operated on-time in 2019. As well as topping the global category,… Read the full press release

British Airways launches year round direct flight from the UK to Portland, Oregon

LONDON, UK, 2019-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways will soon become the first airline to offer a year round direct flight from the UK to Portland, Oregon. From June 1, 2020, the airline will launch a five-per-week service to the city from Heathrow Terminal 5. The new route will take the number of US destinations… Read the full press release

George Bush Intercontinental Airport welcomes Ethiopian Airlines’ inaugural flight from Lomé, Togo to Houston

Ethiopian Airlines will now offer nonstop service from Houston to West Africa three times per week starting Dec. 16 HOUSTON, TEXAS, 2019-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — More than one hundred people gathered inside of the international arrivals terminal at George Bush Intercontinental Airport Monday to celebrate the arrival of Ethiopian Airlines’ inaugural flight from Lomé, Togo, to Houston. Starting Monday,… Read the full press release

flydubai celebrated its inaugural flight to Yangon, Myanmar

Daily flights start from 10 December 2019 Dubai, UAE, 2019-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based airline flydubai today (December 11, 2019) celebrated its inaugural flight to Yangon, Myanmar, expanding its network to include Southeast Asia. The new daily flights are codeshared with Emirates and will operate from Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB). On… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes Air Canada’s new summer services

Montreal-Nashville, Calgary-Boston, the only non-stop services between these city pairs, start in June 2020 Summer 2020 will also see a second flight added between Vancouver-Newark MONTREAL, CANADA, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Dec. 10, 2019) announced two new seasonal summer routes and added service to major U.S. destinations from Montreal, Calgary and… Read the full press release

Emirates marks its first passenger flight to Mexico

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has taken off to Mexico City, marking the airline’s first passenger flight to Mexico. Emirates flight EK255, departed at full capacity with over 300 passengers, led a group of VIP guests and media on board, at 0330hrs local time this morning. Marking the importance of this new gateway… Read the full press release

Tirana International Airport welcomes EasyJet’s new services to Milano and Geneva

Tirana, Albania, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — EasyJet, the British low-cost airline, has started on Thursday 28th of November 2019 two direct routes from TIA, Italy and Switzerland respectively: Milano from Malpensa Airport and Geneva, from Geneve Aeroport. The flights will be twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays. The reservations could be done… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines brought the Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria for the 33rd time

Flight OS 858 with the Light of Peace landed in Vienna Wednesday night Transport from Tel Aviv to Vienna and Northern America A light as a symbol for peace VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines brought the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria for the 33rd… Read the full press release

Qantas prepares for its second ultra-long haul research flight to reduce jetlag for passengers and improve crew wellbeing

2nd of 3 Project Sunrise research flights to reduce jetlag and design optimum crew rest and work pattern Builds on learnings from New York-Sydney service last month ‘Supper at breakfast time’ among changes to on-board service to help passengers adjust to new timezone Almost 100 years to the day that the first London to Australia flight… Read the full press release

Qantas kicks off 12 months of centenary celebrations with a non-stop London to Sydney flight

Project Sunrise research flight direct from London to Sydney lands after 19 hours and 19 minutes Qantas announces Centenary program to celebrate 100 years of the flying kangaroo Royal Australian Mint unveils commemorative $1 centenary coin Qantas exhibition to visit a number of cities across Australia Sydney, Australia, 2019-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has kicked… Read the full press release

CDA: TSA screening lanes to permanently relocate to the new north bridge at Midway International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announces that beginning today (10/29/2019), several TSA screening lanes will be permanently relocated to the new north bridge of the security checkpoint at Midway International Airport, The lanes are located approximately 100 feet from their current positions. The new checkpoint opens Friday morning, November 1, marking a key… Read the full press release

British Airways made its inaugural flight into the new state-of-the-art Beijing Daxing International Airport

British Airways has today made its first flight into Beijing Daxing International Airport The airline is the first international carrier to fly into the state-of-the-art airport since it was officially opened last month LONDON, UK, 2019-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (October 25, 2019) made its first flight into the new… Read the full press release

British Airways and Dreamflight send off 200 Very Important Children to Orlando for the trip of a lifetime

LONDON, UK, 2019-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways flight BA 9117 took off from Heathrow this morning with 200 Very Important Children bound for Florida for the trip of a lifetime. The youngsters, who all have a serious illness or disability are flying to Orlando with the airline and UK-based-charity, Dreamflight. The children, aged between eight and… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport comes on board to give a VIP treatment to 12 year old Aine as Share a Dream make her wish come true

Shannon, Ireland, 2019-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Share a Dream have been making dreams come true for hundreds of children all over Ireland fighting terrible life threatening illnesses and today was no different, when brave 12 year old Aine Ryan from Raheen, Limerick, got a dream come true to visit the Harry Potter Experience in… Read the full press release

British Airways commemorates 100 years of flying with a flight to remember for its colleagues

LONDON, UK, 2019-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — To commemorate British Airways 100 years of flying, the airline created a flight to remember for its colleagues.  Flying from London Heathrow of Kuala Lumpur, two flights were operated solely by cabin crew who are family members or have a long family history with the company. On board… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates flight from Doha to Langkawi, Malaysia

Four-times-weekly service via Penang operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, expanding to five-times-weekly from 27 October 2019 Eighth new destination added to the airline’s growing network in 2019 DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Langkawi, Malaysia touched down at Langkawi International Airport on Tuesday 15… Read the full press release

Allegiant to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation through the sale of pink in-flight refreshments

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, 2019-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — During October, passengers on all Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) flights can join the fight against breast cancer by drinking pink. Allegiant is donating the proceeds from the sale of pink in-flight refreshments to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), whose mission is to provide access to early breast cancer detection, education,… Read the full press release

Swoop inaugurates flight from London International Airport (YXU) to McCarran International Airport

The ultra-low-cost carrier is continuing to make international travel more affordable for Canadians CALGARY, AB, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Oct. 3, 2019), Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline and subsidiary of WestJet Airlines Inc., celebrates its inaugural flight from London International Airport (YXU) to McCarran International Airport (LAS). The first Swoop flight to embark on… Read the full press release

Air France took delivery of its first Airbus A350

A major asset for reducing our environmental footprint – 25% less fuel consumed, 25% less CO2 emissions, 40% less noise emissions; A new definition of comfort in our Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins; 28 Airbus A350s by 2025. Paris, France, 2019-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — On September 27, 2019, Air France took delivery of… Read the full press release

flydubai marks the fifth anniversary of its first flight to Kazakhstan from Dubai International (DXB)

More than half a million passengers have flown between Kazakhstan and the UAE with flydubai since it launched its inaugural flight to Almaty Dubai, UAE, 2019-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai, today (September 16, 2019) marks the fifth anniversary of its first flight to Kazakhstan which took off from Dubai International (DXB) to… Read the full press release