IATA calls on UK government to accelerate efforts to digitalize system used to manage passengers test and vaccine certificates

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned that lengthy UK Border checks could pose a major risk for a recovery in international travel. As part of its preparations for re-opening the UK to international travel from 17 May, IATA called on the UK government to accelerate… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines® to offer nonstop service between Eugene, Oregon and Las Vegas and Oakland

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Apr 15, 2021) published an initial flight schedule for Eugene Airport (EUG) in Oregon, bringing the airline’s low fares, flexible policies, and Hospitality closer to more outdoor attractions in the Pacific Northwest. Southwest Airlines® will offer nonstop, roundtrip service once daily to Las… Read the full press release

Compensaid Corporate Program: Lufthansa introduces digital CO2 compensation platform for corporate customers

Companies can offset their business air travel New for corporate customers: “Compensaid Corporate Program” With Sustainable Aviation Fuel passengers travel in a climate-friendly way First customer is insurance provider AXA Deutschland Cologne, Germany, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Thanks to Compensaid, the innovative digital CO2 compensation platform of the Lufthansa Group, flying carbon neutral is… Read the full press release

Emirates offers UAE travellers chance to book long-awaited Eid or summer getaway to the Maldives

Airline offering UAE travellers chance to book their Eid or summer break with special fares DUBAI, UAE, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is offering travellers from the UAE the chance to book their long-awaited Eid or summer getaway to the Maldives, with fares starting from AED 3,495 in Economy Class, and AED 8,555 in… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates the Holy Month of Ramadan with bespoke Iftar meal bags

Airline continues its commitment of celebrating the Holy Month on board by offering a selection of Middle Eastern flavours for Iftar DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is delighted to extend its tradition of celebrating the customs of the Holy Month of Ramadan with passengers on board by offering bespoke Iftar… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces expanded strategic codeshare partnership with JetBlue

JetBlue passengers can now book travel on nine routes between the U.S. and Doha and enjoy seamless connections via Hamad International Airport, the Best Airport in the Middle East, to destinations in Africa and Asia Qatar Airways partners with U.S carriers on more routes across the United States than any other global airline with over… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Cargo announces milestone of shipping 15 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world

Airline passes landmark figure with flights to Hong Kong and beyond Hong Kong, China, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo has passed the milestone of shipping 15 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world. The landmark figure includes vaccines that have been imported for use in Cathay Pacific’s home hub of Hong Kong, as… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches fare sale with fares as low as $50 one way to mark its 50th Anniversary

The carrier offers Customers $50 one-way fares; up to 5,000 Rapid Rewards bonus points to new Members*; and commences service in Houston (Bush) and Santa Barbara, Calif. DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Apr 12, 2021) launched a fare sale offering fares as low as $50 one way… Read the full press release

flydubai announces the return to service of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet

flydubai’s first passenger flight operated by a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft touched down in Sialkot today Dubai, UAE, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The first five of flydubai’s 14 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft have completed their operational readiness flights and have been approved by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to return to service…. Read the full press release

British Airways announces two new routes to Jersey and Gibraltar from London City Airport

London, UK, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (8 April 2021) announced the launch of two new routes to Jersey and Gibraltar from London City Airport. Operating initially over the summer period, the routes will launch on 25 June, 2021. Two flights a week will operate to Jersey and Gibraltar –… Read the full press release

Alaska Lounge to open at San Francisco International Airport by summer 2021

Airline rolls out new flexible Lounge membership tiers SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines guests will have the opportunity to relax in the new Alaska Lounge at San Francisco International Airport by late summer, as the airline announces updated plans for Bay Area travelers. Under this new plan, Alaska will move into the… Read the full press release

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launches Tel Aviv – Abu Dhabi route

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced that it starts the operation of the Tel Aviv – Abu Dhabi route on 18 April 2021, following the announcement that Israel has been added to the green list, meaning travelers will… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines launches three times weekly flights to Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine

City in Ukraine to be served three times a week from 17 May Announcement on today’s 30th anniversary of Austrian Airlines in Ukraine Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa complete the Ukraine program in summer Vienna, Austria, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines will fly to Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine from 17 May. The route is… Read the full press release

SFO expands plastic-free policy to prohibit sale of any beverages in plastic bottles

Sodas, teas, juices must be sold in recyclable aluminum, glass or BPI-certified compostable bottles SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced the expansion of its industry-leading plastic-free policy to prohibit the sale of any beverages in plastic bottles. In August 2019, SFO became the first airport… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Singapore’s acceptance of IATA Travel Pass

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed Singapore’s acceptance of pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results on the IATA Travel Pass. From 1 May 2021, passengers traveling to Singapore will be able to use IATA Travel Pass to share their pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results upon check-in with… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to trial digital health credential apps: CommonPass, VeriFLY, and IATA Travel Pass

JAL will begin independent trials with three industry leading health credential apps in an aim to implement standardized digital health checks on the carrier`s international flights CommonPass trials to be conducted on JAL`s Haneda – Honolulu route on April 2 and on its Narita – Singapore route on April 5 JAL is fast-tracking trials to… Read the full press release

Emirates offers specially curated meal in specially design boxes this Ramadan

Emirates’ signature Ramadan service is expected to begin on 13 April Dubai, UAE, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its annual Ramadan service, Emirates offers a specially curated meal served in ready-to-eat boxes to customers fasting during the holy month. This year, the airline’s in-house designers and product design team collaborated with local… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport welcomes first quarantine-free travellers from Australia

Auckland, New Zealand, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The arrival of the first quarantine-free travellers from Australia on Monday 19 April will trigger a full operational split of Auckland Airport’s international terminal to handle the physical separation of arrivals heading into managed isolation or quarantine. Auckland Airport Chief Executive Adrian Littlewood said after months… Read the full press release

flydubai announces resumption of services to Eritrea’s capital Asmara

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has resumed flights to Eritrea’s capital Asmara with a weekly flight service. Flights to Asmara start from 15 April and will operate between Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) and Asmara International Airport (ASM). Flights are now available to book on flydubai.com. With the… Read the full press release

Oman Air extends complimentary COVID-19 coverage until 31 December 2021

Muscat, Oman, 2021-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has extended its complimentary COVID-19 coverage until 31 December 2021. The complimentary coverage is for expenses incurred by medical treatment or quarantine related to the COVID-19 virus, and applies to tickets issued for travel after 1 October 2020… Read the full press release

Emirates Skywards members can now earn Miles while shopping online with more than 50 brands in the UAE

Emirates Skywards has launched skywardsmilesmall.com in the UAE, allowing members to earn Miles while shopping online at more than 50 popular brands. Dubai, UAE, 2021-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the successful launch of skywardsmilesmall.com in the US, and UK, Emirates Skywards members can now earn Miles while shopping online with more than 50 brands in… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines continues its international expansion with new flights from Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2021-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The brightest planes in the sky will continue to soar over Mexico, this time touching down at a new destination! Today (March 31, 2021 ) Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) announced plans to continue its international expansion by adding Puerto Vallarta’s Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) to… Read the full press release

Spirit to offer nonstop access from LAX to Mexico via Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2021-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Clear skies full of bright yellow are ahead for the Los Angeles basin all the way down to the tip of Baja Mexico. Today (March 31, 2021) Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) announced plans to expand internationally from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) after two decades of providing… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport announces onsite covid testing centre in partnership with Randox

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Belfast City Airport has announced an onsite covid testing centre in partnership with leading global diagnostics firm, Randox, in preparation for the return of its international flights in the coming months. The centre will offer both PCR tests and antigen (lateral flow) tests and will give… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines becomes the 14th full member of oneworld

Guests will enjoy a seamless travel experience on flights within the global alliance to as many as 1,000 destinations in more than 170 countries and territories SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Marking a milestone in its 89-year history, Alaska Airlines today (March 31, 2021) celebrated its first day as a member of… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches 21% off on summer 2021 fares to and from Alaska

Travel to Alaska in 2021 and enjoy up to a 21% discount on Alaska Airlines SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Denali? Check. Majestic glaciers? Check. Reunions? Please. Alaska? Definitely. Starting today (March 30, 2021), Alaska Airlines is launching a sale that’s full of summer fun in the Land of the Midnight Sun with… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific operates special flights to bring Hong Kong residents home from the United Kingdom

Airline welcomes partial relaxation of quarantine measures for passengers Hong Kong, China, 2021-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific stands ready to support the operation of special flights to bring Hong Kong residents home from the United Kingdom. The flights (CX2252) will be departing from London Heathrow on 21 and 28 April 2021. Seats… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches fare sale as low as $49 one-way!

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) launched a fare sale today, March 30, 2021, through April 8, 2021, 11:59 p.m., Central Daylight Time, for travel from April 20, 2021, through June 30, 2021, for continental U.S., San Juan, Puerto Rico, and international travel. Start the summer off right with the… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines offers Hawaii-bound customers Pre-Clear convenience

Hawaii-bound Customers flying Southwest from five gateway airports in California now can verify compliance with State of Hawaii COVID procedures before departing the mainland, streamlining airport arrivals on-island DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has introduced an added convenience for Customers flying to Hawaii on Southwest Airlines®—an ability to present… Read the full press release

Qantas and Jetstar launch half price fares to 15 destinations

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Aussies looking to book a holiday can grab discounted fares to any Qantas and Jetstar domestic or regional destination for travel for the rest of 2021. From midnight tonight, Qantas and Jetstar will be releasing half price fares to 15 destinations as part of the Federal Government’s… Read the full press release