EVA Air ranks 9th among the world’s safest airlines for 2020

Luzhu District, Taiwan, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Taiwan-based EVA Air ranks 9th among the world’s safest airlines for 2020, based on analyses by the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC). The latest ranking and assessments were released in the February 2020 edition of Germany’s “AERO International Magazine” on January 14. This honor followed… Read the full press release

Emirates celebrates 20 years of service in Bahrain

DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — On 25 January 2000, Emirates took off from Dubai International Airport headed for Bahrain. When the B777-200 landed, it marked a major milestone for the airline – its first flight to the country. Twenty years later, the route has gone from strength-to-strength, and since the first flight, more… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ nonstop service to Kona and Lihue

Kona and Lihue nonstop service now offered on Southwest Oakland, Calif., 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Adding to its existing service to the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui, Southwest Airlines has added two new long-haul destinations at Oakland International Airport (OAK).  Nonstop flights to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii commenced service Sunday, January 19, and Lihue, Kauai, launched just yesterday. Service to Kona (KOA)… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces 3 new Manchester routes to Copenhagen, Kerry and Paris Beauvais

Flights To Copenhagen, Kerry And Paris Beauvais On Sale Now DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (21 Jan) announced 3 new Manchester routes to Copenhagen (daily), Kerry (twice weekly) and Paris Beauvais (4 times weekly) commencing in March 2020, as part of Ryanair’s extended UK Summer 2020 schedule…. Read the full press release

Manchester Airport to host Chinese New Year celebrations and announces flights to Shanghai in March

ear of the Rat sees Manchester Airport commence services to Shanghai in March Huge boost to the 183,000 people across the North who travel there via other means Business and trade boom predicted as existing Chinese routes have already seen a 38% increase in Chinese visitors, average spend per visit increasing by 94% and export… Read the full press release

South African Airways’ new Airbus A350 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International airport to JFK

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ —South African Airways (SAA) new Airbus A350-900 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International (ORTIA) airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport. “This inaugural flight was the first that we plan to introduce on our international routes in the near future.  We… Read the full press release

Swissport to handle Air Tanzania’s entire hub operation at Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro airports

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Tanzania has commissioned Swissport to handle their entire hub operation at the airports of Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro. The new agreement includes a comprehensive service catalogue for Airport Ground Services, Air Cargo Handling and Aviation Security. Swissport, the global leader in airport ground services and… Read the full press release

Coronavirus Screening Program implemented at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The City is working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal, state and local agencies to implement a screening program at O’Hare International Airport for travelers from a specific region of China in response to cases from that country of… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield earns the ‘RHF Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification

Halifax, N.S., 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — When visiting Halifax Stanfield in 2020, it’s hard to believe the terminal building that exists today is nearly 60 years old. With bright interiors and large windows, modern washrooms and other passenger amenities, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) has made strategic investments over the past two decades that put passenger needs, like accessibility, at the forefront. “We care deeply about making tangible improvements that raise the bar and better serve… Read the full press release

Philippine Airlines to re-introduce nonstop Cebu-Los Angeles service in May 2020

Pasay City, Philippines, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines will re-introduce a nonstop Cebu-Los Angeles service in May 2020, restoring the only direct air link between the Visayas and Mainland USA. Residents of various cities in the Visayas and Mindanao will enjoy convenient connections via Cebu for their travels to Los… Read the full press release

Shannon Group welcomes Ryanair’s expanded Manchester service

Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Group is delighted to welcome today’s (21/01/2020) announcement by Ryanair of the expansion of their Manchester service to Shannon Airport. The airline is increasing its operation from five to six days a week. The new service will start on 31st March and will operate on Tuesdays,… Read the full press release

Emirates to treat guests with specially curated selection of festive goodies and traditional Chinese fare

Savour a selection of festive treats on the ground and in the skies Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers flying with Emirates to and from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia & Vietnam are in for a treat this Lunar New Year. Available for a limited time only, a specially curated selection… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport introduces new double bridges in the West Pier

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — With two passenger bridges, the multiple aircraft ramp system (MARS) can accommodate two small planes or a single wide-body aircraft to which passengers pass through two jet bridges. This allows more and more passengers to board and deboard quickly through passenger bridges. Many passengers know how much more convenient… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport launches pet relief areas

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Over 10 000 dogs travel through Helsinki Airport yearly. Flying with a pet is now even more convenient as Helsinki Airport has installed two pet relief areas for animals: one at the main entrance of Terminal 2 and one in the non-Schengen area. Flying with animals is… Read the full press release

Wizz Air further expands in Russia by launching four new routes from Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s greenest airline* and the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today its further expansion in Russia by launching four new routes from Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg to Bucharest (Romania), Sofia (Bulgaria), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Bratislava (Slovakia), which will commence in June and July 2020. Passengers traveling from Russia can plan their new… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces the allocation of a ninth aircraft to its Vienna base

Vienna, Austria, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and greenest airline announced today (JAN 17, 2020) the allocation of a ninth aircraft to its Vienna base. The new Airbus A321 will join the fleet on 1 July 2020, enabling the start of five new routes from Vienna to Alghero, Corfu, Faro, Podgorica and Suceava as well as… Read the full press release

Royal Air Maroc to become oneworld’s first full member in the African continent

NEW YORK, NY, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Air Maroc will join the oneworld® alliance effective 1 April 2020, becoming oneworld’s first full member in the African continent and bringing even more destinations and benefits for oneworld’s frequent flyers. The entry of Royal Air Maroc into oneworld from 1 April follows a 15-month implementation programme to integrate… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes WestJet’s direct flights to Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada

Direct flight to Halifax launching in June with WestJet Service takes only six hours so will be the quickest route to North America Four flights per week on Boeing 737-700 with two classes Excellent onward connectivity including Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton Route set to benefit more than 1,600 companies in the North West that do… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport opens new high-tech passenger terminal

Passengers of Aeroflot flight SU 2203 from Helsinki to Moscow were the first to enjoy the services, comfort, and spectacular design of the new high-tech terminal Moscow, Russia, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport’s new passenger terminal – built and equipped in compliance with the highest global standards – was opened to… Read the full press release

Mineta San Jose International Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ nonstop flights to Lihue and Kona, Hawaii

Carrier Now Offers Flights to Four Main Hawaiian Islands San Jose, Calif., 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines launches nonstop flights to Lihue, Kauai (LIH) and Kona (KOA), on the Island of Hawaii, from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) on January 19 and January 21, respectively. With the addition of these two… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport welcomes new services to Xi’an and Chengdu, China

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A little more than six months after launching the Shanghai – Budapest flight, China Eastern and Shanghai Airlines announced that in view of the outstanding demand it further strengthens the aerial connection between the two countries by stopping in two additional Chinese cities. The Budapest – Shanghai… Read the full press release

Air Canada unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300

Canadian-built aircraft unveiled at the airline’s Montreal headquarters First commercial flight departs Montreal for Calgary January 16, offering customers a modern, spacious new cabin interior A220 technology reduces fuel consumption by 20 per cent per seat MONTREAL, CANADA, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Jan. 15, 2020) unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ Business Class experience, Qsuite, will launch on flights to and from Manchester

The famous seat which lets passengers create their own private room will be on selected flights within weeks By March, two out of the three daily flights from Manchester to Doha will offer the revolutionary seat which offers ‘first-class in business’ Manchester, UK, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce… Read the full press release

CVG welcomes Allegiant’s new nonstop service to Memphis

HEBRON, Ky., 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today (Jan. 14, 2020) announces a new nonstop route to Memphis International Airport (MEM) from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) beginning May 22, 2020. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $55.* “We’re thrilled to announce this… Read the full press release

Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline Swoop launches The Loonie Seat Sale

The taxes and fees are extra but they’re easier to swallow when base fares are only a loonie CALGARY, AB, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Base fares for a dollar? No, this isn’t an early April Fool’s joke. Today ( Jan. 14, 2020), Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline, launched The Loonie Seat Sale, offering 100,000… Read the full press release

easyJet will resume flights to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt

The flights go on sale today from Manchester and Gatwick along with two other new summer routes from Manchester LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, the UK’s leading  airline, has announced it will resume flights to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt for the first time since November 2015. Following the recent lifting… Read the full press release

SAS extends partnership with tour operator Apollo

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS and tour operator Apollo are extending their partnership for the 2020 summer and winter season. The agreement is worth around SEK 1.4 billion for charter flights within Europe. SAS will fly Apollo customers to and from 23 locations in Sweden, Denmark and Norway to 26 destinations around… Read the full press release

British Airways offers flights to Europe for £40 or less each way

LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (January 16, 2020) made thousands of hand-baggage-only flights to Europe available for £40 or less each way*. Customers can choose from a wide selection of over 70 routes across the airline’s comprehensive European network including Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Kefalonia, Faro and Verona. The airline… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways unveiled the newest aircraft in its fleet and new destination plans for 2020 at the Kuwait Aviation Show

Eight additional destinations to join the airline’s network in 2020: Nur-Sultan and Almaty, Kazakhstan; Cebu, Philippines; Accra, Ghana; Trabzon, Turkey; Luanda, Angola; Lyon, France and Siem Reap, Cambodia Award-winning airline displayed its ultra-modern Airbus A350-1000 alongside its state-of-the-art Gulfstream G500 DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways wowed the crowds on the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces expanded codeshare cooperation with Malaysia Airlines

The agreement more than doubles the number of destinations on the Qatar Airways network for Malaysia Airlines passengers Four new destinations in South East Asia will be available to Qatar Airways passengers for the first time DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce expanded codeshare cooperation with Malaysia Airlines,… Read the full press release