SAS travelers can soon experience the world’s most modern and fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft, the Airbus A350

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — From January 2020, travelers can look forward to exploring the world in the most fuel-efficient and comfortable long haul aircraft, the Airbus A350. The new aircraft is a key investment and part of the extensive renewal of the SAS fleet, tailored to reduce emissions, and in line with… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines May 2019 passenger number rises by 2.8 percent year-on-year

Number of passengers rises by 2.8 percent year-on-year  Capacity utilization increases by 1.7 percentage points to 81.1 percent  Strongest passenger growth and offer increase in Munich  COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In May 2019, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed around 13.2 million passengers. This shows an increase of 2.8 percent compared to the… Read the full press release

British Airways hosted the Pitch on a Plane competition using on-board WiFi

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — London and San Francisco – A British Airways flight has touched down at London Heathrow from San Francisco this morning, having been on quite a unique journey – it hosted the Pitch on a Plane competition using on-board WiFi.  The airline joined up with Founders Forum to give five start-ups the chance to pitch their ideas to a host of judges on board the flight… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports welcomes IndiGo’s new daily direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Abu Dhabi

Flags off new daily direct flights connecting Abu Dhabi with Delhi and Mumbai Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — IndiGo, India’s largest airline, commenced two new daily direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Abu Dhabi yesterday. IndiGo, India’s largest airline, commenced two new daily direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai… Read the full press release

SFO welcomes TAP Air Portugal’s nonstop flights between Lisbon and San Francisco

With 71 New Jet Deliveries Planned Through 2025, TAP’s Fleet Reaches 100 Aircraft for the First Time as the Airline Adds New Routes this Month from SFO, Chicago O’Hare and Washington-Dulles SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP Air Portugal introduces five weekly nonstop flights between Lisbon and San Francisco International Airport… Read the full press release

flydubai inaugurates new service between Dubai and Sochi

flydubai becomes the first GCC-based airline to offer direct flights to Sochi Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai has inaugurated its new service from Dubai to Sochi. flydubai flight FZ985 arrived at Sochi International Airport (AER) on 07 June and was met with a traditional water cannon salute and a welcome… Read the full press release

Wizz Air allocates sixth aircraft to its Vienna base

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and one of the leading low-cost carriers in Austria, announced today (JUN 4, 2019) the allocation of a sixth aircraft to its Vienna base. The new Airbus A321 will join the fleet in the middle of December, enabling the start of six new long-awaited… Read the full press release

RUSSIA: S7 Airlines to start direct flights from Vladivostok to Yakutsk on 5 June 2019

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, will be starting regular direct flights from Vladivostok to Yakutsk as of 5 June 2019. The flights will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Departures will leave from Kievichi airport at 00:40, and arrive in Yakutsk at 03:10 local time on the following day. The return flight will depart on Thursdays and Sundays at 04:45 and… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes Allegiant’s new service from Cincinnati to Virginia Beach

HEBRON, Ky., 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (June 7, 2019) begins service from Cincinnati to Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks via Norfolk International Airport (ORF). To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $71.* “Cincinnati-residents continue to be great supporters of our service, so we… Read the full press release

Sustainable Travel: From this autumn, tax-free sales will therefore cease on SAS flights

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Every step on the way to sustainable travel is important. From this autumn, tax-free sales will therefore cease on SAS flights. This will reduce the overall weight of our aircraft, which in turn will save fuel and cut emissions. SAS’s efforts to improve the sustainability of its operations… Read the full press release

Swissport wins easyJet business at Zurich Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport wins easyJet business at Zurich Airport as of 1 September 2019. The five-year contract complements Swissport’s existing business with the airline in Geneva and at Basel‘s EuroAirport. Swissport will service some 120 daily easyJet flights at the three Swiss airports combined. On a global level easyJet relies… Read the full press release

Lufthansa equips all long–haul aircraft with the mobile ECG (Electrocardiogram) system CardioSecur

Mobile ECG system will improve medical care for emergencies on all long-haul Lufthansa flights Assists cockpit crews when making decisions regarding medical emergencies Also new: Lufthansa passengers can now book medical travel assistance COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — As the first airline in the world to do so, Lufthansa has equipped all long–haul… Read the full press release

Emirates starts A380 services between Boston and Amman for the summer season peak

First scheduled seasonal services commence for summer DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates’ first scheduled A380 services have just touched down in Boston and Amman for the summer season peak. The first scheduled A380 service landed in Amman on 1 June at 1555hrs local time and the second A380 service from Dubai… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates service between Doha and Malta

Daily direct flights now served by an Airbus A320 aircraft during the summer, with a four-times-weekly service in winter The new route joins Izmir, Turkey, and Rabat, Morocco, which were launched in May; with Davao, Philippines, and Lisbon, Portugal, to join the network later this month   DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines launches nonstop service from Nashville International Airport to Baltimore/Washington, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, Las Vegas and Orlando

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Are you ready for some live music and hot chicken?  Spirit Airlines is bringing its low fares and signature service to Nashville, Tennessee. Beginning October 10, 2019, Spirit (NYSE: SAVE) will begin nonstop daily service from Nashville International Airport (BNA) to Baltimore/Washington, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, Las Vegas… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates service from Doha to Rabat, Morocco

Services to Rabat operated three times per week by a Boeing 787 aircraft Rabat is Qatar Airways’ third gateway to Morocco, strengthening the airline’s already robust presence in the Moroccan market DOHA, Qatar, 2019-May-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ first flight from Doha to Rabat landed on Wednesday at Rabat–Salé Airport, marking the… Read the full press release

Emirates launches double daily A380 flights to and from Muscat

Airline to launch double daily A380 flights showcasing flagship aircraft in Oman Muscat A380 services will be shortest in Emirates’ network DUBAI, UAE, 2019-May-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is gearing up for a big summer in Muscat with the deployment of double daily A380 flights from 1 July. The airline will operate the… Read the full press release

JetBlue Airways at San Diego International Airport will move its terminal operations to Terminal 1

SAN DIEGO, CA, 2019-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective June 5, JetBlue Airways at San Diego International Airport (SAN) will move its terminal operations to Terminal 1.  The move is the second phase of SAN’s airline relocation efforts to support future airline growth and ongoing airport operations. JetBlue is the seventh largest carrier at SAN… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to serve AIR MOS Teriyaki Burger

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL) and MOS FOOD SERVICES INC, operator of the MOS BURGER fast-food chain, announced their latest menu, AIR MOS Teriyaki Burger. The meal will be served on select flights from Japan to Europe, North America and Australia starting June 1, 2019. The AIR MOS… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces codeshare partnership with Malaysia Airlines

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) and Japan Airlines (JAL) today (May 27, 2019) announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to pursue a joint business agreement. The joint business ultimately aims to improve customer convenience by enhancing the quality of services provided by both carriers on flights… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Xiamen Airlines announce codeshare arrangement

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (May 24, 2019) announced a codeshare arrangement with Xiamen Airlines that makes travel between Japan and China much more convenient for travelers. The codeshare arrangement will add flights between Tokyo Narita and Xiamen, as well as flights between Osaka Kansai and Xiamen, Fuzhou and… Read the full press release

Viggo implements SITA’s latest Airport Management System at Eindhoven Airport

With flights arriving and departing every few minutes, a real-time overview of resources is vital. Dublin, Ireland, 2019-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Viggo, the sole ground handler at Eindhoven Airport, has implemented SITA’s latest Airport Management System to manage one of Europe’s fastest-growing regional airports, ensuring timely aircraft turnaround times and a more efficient passenger journey. With… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes WestJet’s winter 787-9 Dreamliner schedule

Dreamliner flights to Maui available now CALGARY, CANADA, 2019-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — WestJet today (May 21, 2019) revealed its winter 787-9 Dreamliner schedule, announcing the state-of-the-art aircraft will now fly between Calgary and Maui and will operate an additional day to London (Gatwick) this winter. As part of the schedule release, WestJet also announced… Read the full press release

Blue Islands launches year-round daily flights to London Southend from Guernsey

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2019-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (20.05.19 ) saw the first of three new Blue Islands operated services take to the skies as the Channel Islands based airline launched its year-round daily flights to London Southend from Guernsey. Rob Veron, CEO Blue Islands said, “As a local business, Blue Islands recognises… Read the full press release

Blue Islands inaugurates twice-weekly Liverpool service from Guernsey

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2019-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Blue Islands today (21.05.19 ) launched its inaugural Liverpool flight from Guernsey as the airline establishes a new twice-weekly connection from the Island to the UK’s North West. Rob Veron, CEO Blue Islands said, “Three exciting new routes from Guernsey this year, including our Liverpool service… Read the full press release

British Airways starts three-per-week service between London and Islamabad next week

The airline starts a three-per-week service on June 2 Customers will enjoy a state-of-the-art inflight experience on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner A Halal meal option is available in every cabin LONDON, UK, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is beginning flights between London and Islamabad next week.  The final touches are coming together… Read the full press release

Qantas extends special weekend fares on flights from Perth to Broome

Special fares for weekends in Broome extended More than 20,000 fares booked since trial launched Perth to Broome flights available from $179 one-way Broome, Australia, 2019-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (20TH MAY 2019) announced an extension of its special weekend fares on flights from Perth to Broome in response to positive community… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes WestJet’s new non-stop Dreamliner service between Paris and Calgary

Airline joined by Alberta political and tourism leaders in opening key economic, cultural and social ties with France CALGARY, CA, 2019-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — With the departure of flight 10, WestJet today (May 17, 2019) became the only airline to operate a non-stop route between Paris and Calgary. The airline’s newest route, along with its… Read the full press release

SAS launches new direct route between Copenhagen and Turin this winter

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The new winter schedule from SAS offers a new direct route between Copenhagen and Italy’s fourth largest city, Turin, famous for Italian classics such as espresso, vermouth and FIAT, plus skiing and world renowned wine districts. SAS is launching a new direct route between Copenhagen and Turin, Italy’s… Read the full press release

SAS launches new route between Stockholm and Luxembourg from early November

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — From early November, SAS will fly a new route from Stockholm to Luxembourg. The route will operate three times a week with departures on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. SAS is the only airline that offers a direct connection between Stockholm and one of the leading business destinations in… Read the full press release