Seoul Incheon Airport selects five seasonal services for route incubator programme

Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) selected (16-Oct-2019) the following seasonal services for inclusion in its Seoul Incheon International Airport route incubator programme: Asiana Airlines: Seoul Incheon-Melbourne…..

Qatar Airways launches Doha-Penang-Langkawi service

Qatar Airways launched (16-Oct-2019) four times weekly Doha-Penang-Langkawi service, effective 15-Oct-2019. The carrier plans to increase the frequency to five times weekly, effective 27-Oct-2019. Qatar operates…..

Hainan Airlines to transfer 48% stake in Tianjin Airlines to Hainan Airlines Group

Hainan Airlines announced (17-Oct-2019) plans to sell a 48% stake in Tianjin Airlines to Hainan Airlines Group for CNY6.7 billion (USD946.7 million). Following the transfer,…..

Visitor arrivals to Philippines up 28% in Aug-2019, arrivals from China up 60%

Philippines‘ Department of Tourism reported (17-Oct-2019) visitor arrivals to the Philippines for Aug-2019. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 702,843, +27.5% year-on-year; South Korea: 185,334, +42.9%; China: 170,903, +60.0%; Japan:…..

‘Mobile first’ has become a universally accepted assumption for the way consumers search and book hotel rooms, but it is not a universal truth

Hospitality solutions provider Avvio launched Allora – the world’s first hotel booking engine powered by machine learning – two years ago this month, a period…..

Understanding the fundamentals of the aviation industry – staying one step ahead!

In today’s competitive landscape it is essential to stay one step ahead. Understanding the marketplace, latest business trends and industry insights can deliver the knowledge…..

Your weekly travel and aviation Quote-a

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know. Ethiopia exceeds 200,000…..

Challenges to traditional distribution and selling in Asia’s fast changing market

Legacy distribution systems have for decades presented airlines with the twin problems of high costs and product commoditisation. In efforts to address these issues, a…..

JAL unveils third Boeing 787-8 configuration

Japan Airlines (JAL) unveiled a recently delivered Boeing 787-8 (JA846J) with a third 787-8 configuration for JAL, which will be deployed on domestic services to…..

China Eastern Airlines Group pax up 6%, cargo up 10% in Sep-2019

China Eastern Airlines Group reported (16-Oct-2019) the following traffic highlights for Sep-2019: Passengers: 10.5 million, +6.4% year-on-year; Domestic: 8.8 million, +6.5%; International: 1.4 million, +13.0%;…..

Visitor arrivals to Japan up 5% in Sep-2019, resident departures up 7%

Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) reported (16-Oct-2019) visitor arrivals to Japan for Sep-2019. Details include: Total foreign visitors: 2.3 million, +5.2% year-on-year; China: 819,100, +25.5%;…..