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

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