Qatar Airways expands its fleet with fourth state-of-the-art Gulfstream G650ER executive aircraft

Qatar Airways expands its fleet with fourth state-of-the-art Gulfstream G650ER executive aircraft   Qatar Executive is now the world’s largest G650ER owner-operator  Latest delivery is part of Qatar Airways Group’s expansion plans for Qatar Executive DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its fourth state-of-the-art Gulfstream G650ER executive aircraft,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates non-stop flight to Penang, its second destination in Malaysia

Qatar Airways inaugurates non-stop flight to Penang, its second destination in Malaysia   Award-winning airline commences service to its second destination in Malaysia, continuing its robust expansion throughout South East Asia Announces increased frequency to four-times weekly effective 1 July 2018 in response to strong leisure and business demand DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Feb-07 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Ethiopian Airlines’ first-ever direct service between Chicago and Africa

CHICAGO, 2018-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation and its newest air carrier partner, Ethiopian Airlines, announced today (02/05/2018) that new nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD) will begin on June 9, 2018. The addition of this new service represents the first-ever… Read the full press release

easyJet again named the Best Short-Haul Airline at the 2018 Business Travel Awards

easyJet again named the Best Short-Haul Airline at the 2018 Business Travel Awards   LUTON, UK, 2018-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has been awarded Best Short-Haul Airline at the 2018 Business Travel Awards, retaining its title from last year. The airline was also shortlisted in the ‘Business Airline of the Year’… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways displays its Qsuite Business Class concept at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport

Qatar Airways displays its Qsuite Business Class concept at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport   For a limited time only, travellers will have the opportunity to experience the award-winning new Qsuite at John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 5 Qsuite is now available on Qatar Airways flights from both John F. Kennedy… Read the full press release

The Scottish Seabird Centre again received a five-star grading from VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme

The Scottish Seabird Centre again received a five-star grading from VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the Scotland’s leading wildlife centres has swooped up tourism’s highest accolade. The Scottish Seabird Centre, twice winner of BBC Countryfile’s Nature Reserve of the Year, has once again received a… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines announces direct flights to the Spanish island of Tenerife from 26 April 2018

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, launches direct scheduled flights to the Spanish island of Tenerife starting 26 April 2018. Tickets are available now. Flights from Moscow to Tenerife will be carried out on Mondays and Thursdays. Flights will depart from Domodedovo Airport at 13:25 and arrive at Reina Sofia Airport at 19:20 local time. Return flights… Read the full press release

Ferries del Caribe becomes the first-ever cruise operator in the world to install border control kiosks onboard a cruise ship or ferry

Ferries del Caribe Install BorderXpress to Improve Passenger Experience Richmond, B.C., 2018-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (January 29, 2018), Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) Innovative Travel Solutions(ITS) and Ferries del Caribe celebrated the installation of two BorderXpress kiosks onboard its cruise ship, the MV Kydon. This marks a milestone for the industry as Ferries del Caribe becomes the… Read the full press release

WestJet adds 60 flights from YVR

Richmond, B.C., 2018-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — WestJet today (January 29, 2018) announced that it has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of its Vancouver hub to key business and leisure destinations in Canada and Mexico, adding 60 more flights weekly. “WestJet is again providing additional service to benefit both the business traveller… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines the first company in Russia to use the face recognition technology

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, is the first company in Russia that plans to use the face recognition technology in the everyday operation of the business lounges at Moscow Domodedovo Airport. The software based on trained neural networks will allow to identify S7 Airlines passengers and personalise services for visitors of the business lounges. The plan is that… Read the full press release

Qantas to start daily Dreamliner service between Brisbane and Los Angeles from 1 September 2018

Brisbane, Australia, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has announced the start date of 1 September 2018 for a daily Dreamliner service between Brisbane and Los Angeles, with fares available for sale from today (30TH JANUARY 2018). It will replace the Boeing 747-400 currently operating this route. The Dreamliner will then continue on as QF11/12,… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes WestJet’s expanded service from Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — WestJet today ( January 29, 2018) announced that it has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of its Calgary hub to key business and tourism destinations in Canada and the U.S., adding 72 more weekly flights. WestJet already offers more flights to more destinations from Calgary than any… Read the full press release

CDA to host a free “How to Open a Concession at O’Hare or Midway Airport” workshop on Friday, February 2

CHICAGO, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Are you interested in operating a restaurant or shop at O’Hare or Midway International Airports, but don’t know where to begin? Here’s your chance to get informed! The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will present a free “How to Open a Concession at O’Hare or Midway Airport” workshop this Friday,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines recognized by the American Society of Professional Communicators for its 2016 One Report

Dallas, Texas, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (Jan 29, 2018) that it has been recognized by the American Society of Professional Communicators (ASPC) for its 2016 Southwest Airlines One Report TM. The ASPC annually sponsors the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report Awards that celebrate innovation and excellence in communication for various… Read the full press release

Nuremberg Airport welcomes the expansion of Eurowings’ services and opening of its new base

Nuremberg Airport welcomes the expansion of Eurowings’ services and opening of its new base   Nürnberg, Germany, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of extending its presence to cover the whole of Germany and Austria, Eurowings is making Nuremberg Airport its twelfth base. Eurowings, which is currently Europe’s fastest growing airline, will base one… Read the full press release

MeetingPackage.com’s new Booking Engine increases exponentially confirmation ratio from RFP to confirmed booking

HELSINKI, Finland, 2018-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — MeetingPackage.com announced the launch of their unique Booking Engine for Meetings & Events. The Booking Engine makes selling meeting rooms and services online a reality and has already proven to increase exponentially confirmation ratio from RFP to confirmed booking. Through the Booking Engine, meeting venues and hoteliers will be able… Read the full press release

flydubai deploys its Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Sheremetyevo airport in Russia

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai which launched daily flights from Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow (SVO) in November 2017 is now offering passengers from Russia the opportunity to be the first passengers to enjoy a new travel experience on board the airline’s latest aircraft model its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The… Read the full press release

Lufthansa customers to benefit from new automatic check-in procedure

Lufthansa customers to benefit from new automatic check-in procedure   COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa customers will now automatically receive their boarding pass directly to their smartphone 23 hours before departure – without having to check-in themselves. Lufthansa passengers will now be able to start their journey feeling more relaxed: From now… Read the full press release

The Lufthansa Group develops a standard specification for its Airbus A320 fleet

The Lufthansa Group develops a standard specification for its Airbus A320 fleet   Uniform specification for all aircraft of the Airbus A320 family delivered to the Lufthansa Group from 2019 onward More flexibility when it comes to aircraft transfers between airlines More synergies when purchasing planes COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The… Read the full press release

Aeroflot and Aurora Airlines to fly Russian athletes participating in PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

Moscow, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot and its Far Eastern regional subsidiary Aurora Airlines will carry Russian athletes participating in the XXIII Winter Olympic Games held from 9 to 25 February 2018 in South Korea. Yesterday the first Russian athletes flew on a regular scheduled Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Seoul. Athletes currently training… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels transitions to the first new global reservation system (GRS) from a hotel company in over 30 years

New global reservation system – choiceEDGE – is landmark innovation built for today’s digital volume and technology advancements ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on a legacy of innovations, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), announced today (Jan. 23, 2018) the transition to choiceEDGE, the first new global reservation system (GRS) from a hotel… Read the full press release

Globetrotting with just two stopovers now possible with enhanced Star Alliance Round the World (RTW) fares

Globetrotting with just two stopovers now possible with enhanced Star Alliance Round the World (RTW) fares   Frankfurt, Germany, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A whirlwind globetrotting trip, stopping only at two destinations for at least 24 hours, is now possible using selected Star Alliance Round the World (RTW) fares. Up to now, a… Read the full press release

flydubai launches flights to Thessaloniki in Greece and Aqaba in Jordan from June 2018

Dubai-based airline grows its network to 102 destinations in 46 countries served by a fleet of 61 Boeing 737 aircraft Flights to Thessaloniki in Greece and Aqaba in Jordan commence on 15 and 16 June respectively Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai has announced the start of flights to… Read the full press release

Ryanair invests in additional three based aircraft at Manchester airport

Ryanair invests in additional three based aircraft at Manchester airport   10 New Summer Routes Added With Extra Flights On Existing Routes Over 300,000 Extra Summer Seats On Sale Tomorrow DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (25 Jan) announced an additional investment of $300 million at Manchester airport with… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines launches direct flights from St. Petersburg to Perm from 30 April 2018

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, launches direct scheduled flights from St. Petersburg to Perm starting 30 April 2018. Tickets are available now. Flights from Pulkovo Airport to Perm will be carried out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Flights will depart from Pulkovo Airport at 19:05 and arrive in Perm at 23:25 local time. Return flights… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches new Hotel Booking Site that gives customers 10% back in credit to spend on flights

Ryanair launches new Hotel Booking Site that gives customers 10% back in credit to spend on flights   DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (24 Jan) launched Ryanair Travel Credit, a new incentive that gives customers who book accommodation with Ryanair Rooms 10% back in credit to spend on… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market initiative to enhance Africa’s air connectivity

Addis Ababa, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative by the African Union (AU) to open up Africa’s skies and improve intra-African air connectivity. Enhanced connectivity will stimulate demand, improve the competitiveness of the African airline industry, and make… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates direct non-stop flight to Pattaya, its newest Thai destination

Pattaya marks the airline’s fifth destination to Thailand, and the first new route launch for the airline in 2018  Qatar Airways now operates 64 weekly flights to Thailand DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ first direct non-stop flight to the beautiful holiday destination of Pattaya touched down at U-Tapao Rayong Pattaya… Read the full press release

Southwest® plans to operate up to five departures daily from Paine Field

Daily Service from Additional Seattle-Area Airport Aims to Bring Southwest Value Closer to Thousands Dallas, Texas, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today 9Jan 25, 2018) it will bring its faithful fans in northern metro Seattle time-saving travel options later this year via Paine Field in Everett, Wash., subject to requisite… Read the full press release

Air France reopens completely redesigned and much larger Business class lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Terminal 2

Air France reopens completely redesigned and much larger Business class lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Terminal 2   PARIS, France, 2018-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Air France will reopen a completely redesigned, much larger and totally renovated Business class lounge. With an open kitchen, private saunas and a detox bar, the company has created a… Read the full press release