China to ease international pax restrictions from 08-Jun-2020

CAAC announced (04-Jun-2020) plans to allow “some” international passenger services to resume “in an orderly manner” to further meet the urgent needs of Chinese students…..

AirAsia Group receives proposals to raise capital and discusses potential JVs

AirAsia Group announced (04-Jun-2020) it has been presented with proposals from investment bankers, lenders and potential investors to raise capital and subsequently strengthen its equity…..

Thai Airways delays resumption of 30 Asia services until Aug-2020

Thai Airways delayed the resumption of the following Asia services until Aug-2020, subject to change (Routes Online, 04-Jun-2020): Bangkok-Auckland: Three times weekly from 03-Aug-2020; Bangkok-Beijing…..

Is a move to later travel booking a new trend or simply a symptom of the current environment?

We are seeing a clear move to later travel booking, but right now it is unclear if that is a new trend or simply a…..

WTTC calls for coordinated approach to build traveller confidence, a ‘crucial’ factor for post Covid-19 recovery

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) president and CEO Gloria Guevara, speaking during the latest in the CAPA – Centre for Aviation Masterclass series in…..

China air pax down 42% on 03-Jun-2020

China‘s Ministry of Transport reported (04-Jun-2020) the following passenger traffic highlights by mode of transport for 03-Jun-2020: Total passengers: 23.5 million, -49.1% year-on-year; Air: 937,800,…..

CHECK OUT! – latest hotel highlights from across the globe

The Blue Swan Daily brings you the second of this week’s round up of some of the latest accommodation news from across the globe. Travelodge entered…..

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. WTTC CEO: Corporate…..

Visitor arrivals to Singapore drops 99.9% in Apr-2020

Singapore Tourism Board reported (03-Jun-2020) visitor arrivals to Singapore declined 99.9% year-on-year to 748 in Apr-2020. Average length of stay reached 39.1 days, compared to…..

Garuda Indonesia Group pax down 90.8%, cargo down 53.7% in Apr-2020

Garuda Indonesia Group reported (03-Jun-2020) the following traffic highlights for Apr-2020: Passengers: 220,065, -90.8% year-on-year; Passenger load factor: 22.8%, -44.7pp; Passenger traffic (RPKs): -92.6%; Passenger…..