British Airways announces new codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers are set to gain access to even more Chinese cities thanks to a new codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines. As part of the new agreement, customers can book seats on China Southern Airlines flights to four destinations in China – Shenyang, Harbin, Changchun… Read the full press release

British Airways trials self-service biometric boarding gates

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has become the first airline to trial self-service biometric boarding gates on international flights out of the USA, working in partnership with Los Angeles Airport. As part of the airline’s commitment to invest in innovation and new technology, British Airways has begun an exclusive trial that will transform… Read the full press release

British Airways offers customers the chance to travel in First class for super low prices

LONDON UK, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Christmas has come early at British Airways, as it offers customers the chance to travel in First class for super low prices. For a limited time only, lucky fliers will be able to purchase a ticket for the airline’s exclusive First cabin from just £200* more each-way than… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport passengers support World Duty Free’s ‘Buy a Bear’ initiative for the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — For the second year in a row, holiday-makers and commuters travelling through George Best Belfast City Airport have supported World Duty Free’s festive ‘Buy a Bear’ initiative for the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity. The plush, cuddly teddy bears have been sold at World Duty Free in the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways commences daily direct flight to St. Petersburg, Russia

Airline continues its robust expansion in Eastern Europe, with services to Adana, Prague, Skopje, Kyiv and Sarajevo already launched this year Airline proudly flies Boeing B787 Dreamliner to celebrate inaugural celebrations  Qatar Airways’ new daily non-stop route to be operated by an Airbus A320 DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ first… Read the full press release

CDA expects more than 5.2 million passengers to travel for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays

Chicago, IL, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced today that it expects more than 5.2 million passengers to travel through O’Hare and Midway International Airports for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The CDA, working with its airport partners, is prepared to offer a safe and efficient travel experience for all… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific to commence four-times-weekly service to Washington DC in 2018

Airline to continue its long-haul expansion by operating four times a week to the US capital with its newest aircraft Exciting long-haul expansion HONG KONG, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific will connect Hong Kong with the capital of the United States of America for the first time in late 2018, as it continues… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon to introduce new policy for ‘smart bags’ with non-removable lithium batteries

Effective 1 January 2018, smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries will not be accepted as cabin or checked baggage HONG KONG, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will be introducing new policies surrounding the carriage of ‘smart bags’, which are a new type of innovative luggage featuring integrated lithium batteries for… Read the full press release

Wizz Air named best low-cost airline company and passengers’ most preferred choice in Bulgaria at the Sky Awards 2017

The airline company won two Sky awards for its great performance on the Bulgarian market in 2017 SOFIA, Bulgaria, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, was recognized as the best low-cost airline company in Bulgaria and as the passengers’ most preferred choice. The two prestigious… Read the full press release

flydubai inaugurates flights to Kilimanjaro

flydubai becomes first UAE airline to provide direct air links to Kilimanjaro Dubai-based carrier expands network in Africa to twelve destinations with 14 flights a week Kilimanjaro becomes third point in Tanzania DUBAI, UAE, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight touched down today at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), increasing capacity to… Read the full press release

Heathrow identifies options which could reduce overall cost of expansion by £2.5 billion

Heathrow identifies options which could reduce overall cost of expansion by £2.5 billion Reduced cost options developed with input from airlines and will be consulted on in January Savings would be delivered without compromising on Heathrow’s commitments to local communities or passenger experience LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has identified options that… Read the full press release

Heathrow announces £23 million investment to improve travel experience of passengers with disabilities and mobility restrictions

Airport and airline partners invest £23 million in new contract with partner OmniServ to improve passenger service for those living with disabling conditions or mobility restrictions New services launched include lanyards for passengers with hidden disabilities, new specialised signage to identify special assistance areas, and an on-demand service for British Sign Language translators Revamped service… Read the full press release

Qantas reveals the name of its second Dreamliner and announces new route ahead of its first scheduled international flight

Delivery of second 787-9 enables start of international services Aircraft named ‘Waltzing Matilda’, joining ‘Great Southern Land’ Qantas announces Melbourne-San Francisco route starting late 2018 SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas today revealed the name of its second Dreamliner, and announced a new route, ahead of the aircraft’s first scheduled international flight. Qantas… Read the full press release

Qantas Group announces a number of network adjustments to its services between Australia and Singapore

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group is making a number of network adjustments to its services between Australia and Singapore. The key changes see Qantas returning an Airbus A380 on the Sydney-Singapore route three weeks ahead of the reinstatement of its services from Singapore to London. Qantas is also increasing its… Read the full press release

Qantas inaugurates direct flights between Sydney and Osaka

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas’ direct flights between Sydney and Osaka take off today, providing passengers with another gateway into Japan following strong growth in travel between the two countries. Qantas’ fourth route between Australia and Japan begins as the airline celebrates 70 years of flying between the two countries. The year-round direct… Read the full press release

Qantas announces the resignation of its Chief Executive of Qantas Loyalty Jayne Hrdlicka

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas announces that Jayne Hrdlicka, Chief Executive of Qantas Loyalty, has resigned from the Group after seven years. Ms Hrdlicka joined Qantas in 2010 as Group Executive of Strategy and Technology before moving to become the CEO of the Jetstar Group in 2012. In her five years at… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines expands digital servicing channels for customers with the launch of beta chatbot named ‘Kris’

SINGAPORE, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) today launched a beta chatbot, as it expands digital servicing channels for customers. The bot, named ‘Kris’, will initially be available on the SIA global Facebook page, and will later be made available on singaporeair.com. Customers who visit the SIA Facebook page and reach out… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir to introduce new airfare pricing structure next month

SINGAPORE, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will be introducing a new airfare pricing structure next month, with revisions to advance seat selection, frequent flyer programme mileage accrual rates, baggage allowance, and change and refund flexibility for some fare types. The new fare types will be introduced on 20 January 2018 for… Read the full press release

Wizz Air voted Aviation 100 ‘European Airline of the Year’

WIZZ AIR VOTED TOP AIRLINE IN EUROPE BY INDUSTRY PEERS BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, is pleased to announce that it has won the Aviation 100 ‘European Airline of the Year’. The award was received by Owain Jones, Wizz Air’s Chief Corporate… Read the full press release

Wizz Air launches new route from its Riga base to Kutaisi in Georgia beginning 25 March 2018

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from its Riga base to Kutaisi in Georgia. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 25 March 2018 and operate with two weekly flights. Seats on the route can be booked from… Read the full press release

Hyatt House announces new bar bites and craft cocktail menu, H Bar Sip + Snack

CHICAGO, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hyatt House brand today announced its new bar bites and craft cocktail menu, H Bar Sip + Snack. With new, shareable bar bites and an expanded list of craft cocktails, the H Bar Sip + Snack menu has everything guests need when hunger strikes. Whether craving something healthy, decadent or… Read the full press release

Ryanair to implement new cabin bag policy in one month’s time

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (13 Dec), reminded customers that its new cabin bag policy that will come into effect in one month’s time: From 15th January 2018: – Only Priority Boarding customers (including Plus, Flexi Plus & Family Plus) will be allowed to bring two carry-on bags on… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces Champions League special flights

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (13 Dec) announced that it has added 6 extra flights to accommodate Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United supporters travelling to their Champions League Last 16 ties, following huge demand from fans. The trio are among a record five English clubs to qualify… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways inaugurates new non-stop service from Doha to Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai marks the airline’s fourth service to Thailand and is one of a host of new routes to start this year Award-winning airline continues rapid expansion of its global route network, adding new destinations through 2017 and into 2018 DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways celebrated the start of its new… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways named ‘Best Airline for International First Class,’ ‘Best First-Class Seat Design,’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ by the ‘Global Traveler Tested Reader Survey Awards’

Qatar Airways named ‘Best Airline for International First Class,’ ‘Best First-Class Seat Design,’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ Accolades awarded ahead of upcoming launch of the airline’s award-winning business class seat, Qsuite, in the United States on 16 December into New York DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines names Ted Christie as new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Bob Fornaro

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) announced today that Ted Christie, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will assume the position of President and will join the company’s Board of Directors effective on January 1, 2018. In his management role, Christie will have overall responsibility for the finance, revenue, operations, IT and… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines launches nonstop service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Myrtle Beach from April 12, 2018

Spirit Airlines to begin nonstop service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Myrtle Beach on April 12, 2018 MIRAMAR, Fla., 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Is the winter chill already getting you down? Start planning your next family beach vacation or golf trip with friends thanks to Spirit Airlines’ (NASDAQ:SAVE) new seasonal service to the Carolina coast. Beginning… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to bring college football fans from Oklahoma City and Atlanta to Los Angeles for the New Year’s Day kickoff

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced new flights that’ll get football fans from Oklahoma City and Atlanta to Los Angeles just in time for New Year’s Day kickoff in one of college football’s biggest games of the year. Based on the demand from fans in Oklahoma and Georgia, the carrier added additional nonstop options for fans to… Read the full press release

Guide me UA tour agency in Kiev announces a new 2018 season!

Kyiv, Ukraine, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Guide me UA is a team of young enthusiasts who show their beloved city of Kyiv to foreign travelers. Our mission is to promote Ukraine as a major destination in Europe, as a country with its unique history and traditions with responsive people and spectacular landscapes. Our private… Read the full press release

OneJet announces twice-daily nonstop service between Buffalo and Albany starting Feb. 1, 2018

Expansion in New York Inaugurates OneJet Plus Service, Providing Larger Aircraft and Enhanced Service Amenities on Select Routes. Buffalo, New York, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — For more than seven years, air service between Buffalo and Albany has been suspended, forcing travelers to make the 280-mile trip by car. OneJet, the air transportation network that… Read the full press release