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Virgin Australia launches new regional carrier

Following the successful acquisition of Skywest Airlines last month, Virgin Founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti have officially launched Virgin Australia Regional Airli

Oman Air toying with idea of budget airline

MUSCAT, Oman - Oman Air has roped in two international consultants — Seabury and Oxford Economics — to conduct a feasibility study to launch a low-cost airline.

Best Western launches an interactive resource for travel agents

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Best Western International announced today the launch of Travel Agent Advantage(SM), the hotel chain's new online education and resource center for travel agents.

American Airlines launches new mobile app designed for iPad

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines today launched a new mobile app – its first app specifically designed for iPad – offering holiday travelers a superior user experience, enabled by the iPad's

Greyhound Expres to launch service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas

DALLAS, Texas - Greyhound today announced that Greyhound Express — the company's premium non-stop service between major cities — will add a new route on Nov.

Air New Zealand releases Hobbit themed safety video

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Hobbits, Dwarves and Wizards will take flight as Air New Zealand launches its latest onboard safety video, 'An Unexpected Briefing,' today.

WestJet announces name of its new regional airline

CALGARY, Canada - Following a vote by WestJetters, WestJet today announced that the name of its new regional airline will be WestJet Encore.

JAL launches direct Helsinki service from February 25, 2013

Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced February 25, 2013 as the launch date for its inaugural service between Tokyo (Narita) and Helsinki.

World’s largest taxi booking app launches in US

WASHINGTON, DC - myTaxi, the world's largest taxi booking smartphone application, today launched in Washington, D.C., its first introduction into the U.S. marketplace.

Alaska Airlines inaugurates daily service between Seattle and San Antonio

SEATTLE, Wash. - Alaska Airlines is launching daily nonstop flights between Seattle and San Antonio, Texas, today.

Air Astana launches flights from Almaty to Hong Kong

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s Skytrax award winning flag carrier, operated the first flight from Almaty to Hong Kong today, with the new direct service bringing a host of previously

Brazil launches new global tourism campaign

BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil launched a brand new international campaign for tourist promotion during a ceremony held at the London Film Museum yesterday. Titled "The World Meets in Brazil.

Kerala soon to launch its own airline

Kerala will soon have its own airline ‘Air Kerala’ and the formal announcement in this regard is expected to be made during the forthcoming investment meeting in Cochin during September this year.

Thrifty Car Rental launches first app for iPhone and iPod

TULSA, Okla. - Thrifty Car Rental, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., is pleased to introduce its new app for iPhone and iPod touch.

Qatar Airways expresses interest in Saudi aviation market

Qatar Airways has expressed interest in launching an airline registered in Saudi Arabia.

Omani tourism launches “Muscat Geoheritage Auto Guide”

MUSCAT, Oman - The Tourism Ministry on Tuesday launched the ‘Muscat Geoheritage Auto Guide’ project to mark Muscat the Capital of Arab Tourism 2012.

JetBlue launches Newark-San Juan service

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - JetBlue Airways, Puerto Rico's largest carrier, today launched service to its 12th nonstop destination from San Juan's Luis Munoz MarinInternational Airport (SJU), Newark Liber

Alaska Airlines launches new mobile website

SEATTLE, Wash. - Alaska Airlines launched a new mobile website today that provides customers quick and easy access to their most important travel information from a mobile device.

Pakistani businessman launches new carrier in UAE

DUBAI, UAE - A 26-year-old Pakistani businessman from Abbottabad, Malek Naureed Awan, is set to launch an airline in the UAE.

New UAE budget airline’s launch postponed

DUBAI, UAE - The launch of a new airline that would fly daily between Fujairah and Abu Dhabi has been delayed.

Royal Caribbean launches new global brand campaign

MIAMI, Fla. - Royal Caribbean International today launched a new brand campaign that embodies the most inspirational element at the very core of the global cruise line's offering ... the sea.

Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai unveils exclusive “Burj Executive” Floor

Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai has launched the ‘Burj Executive’ floor to make your stay even more memorable. Mr.

Alaska Airlines launches daily San Diego-Honolulu flights

SEATTLE, Wash. - Alaska Airlines today launched its second Hawaii market from San Diego with a new daily nonstop flight to Honolulu, on the island of Oahu.

United launches Economy Plus on first Continental aircraft

CHICAGO, Ill. - United Continental Holdings, Inc. today announced that the first Continental Airlines aircraft with Economy Plus will enter service Nov.

Monaco tourist office launches website for travel agents

NEW YORK, NY – One of the world’s most alluring destinations, the Principality of Monaco enchants visitors with a distinctive blend of history, culture, cuisine and adventure.

European Travel Commission launches new digital initiatives on its portal

NEW YORK - The European Travel Commission announced the unveiling of new digital initiatives including the redesign of its official consumer portal, visiteurope.com, along with the formation of a part