ANA Holdings orders 20 787s

ANA Holdings (ANA) announced (25-Feb-2020) plans to acquire up to 20 Boeing 787s, including firm orders for 11 787-10s and nine 787-9s, of which four…..

Tigerair Taiwan suspend South Korea services until early Apr-2020

Tigerair Taiwan announced (25-Feb-2020) plans suspend 72 frequencies on South Korea services between 25-Feb-2020 and 01-Apr-2020, accounting for 0.8% of the carrier’s full year capacity……

Thai Smile becomes Star Alliance connecting partner

Star Alliance announced (25-Feb-2020) Thai Smile has become a connecting partner, enabling passengers to transfer between the carrier and other Star Alliance member airlines on…..

The short stay sector is already blossoming and technology adoption is predicted to help its disruptive bloom

It has been described among the biggest potential disruptors in the travel industry and there is evidence to show that the short stay sector has…..

Chinese ride-hailing app Didi targets Sydney as it continues its Australia expansion

Earlier this month, Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing announced that it will launch ride-sharing services in Sydney, Australia from 16-Mar-2020. This marks a significant milestone…..

Video of the week – Consolidation and change in the aviation sector: will economic forces and pressures drive changes in aviation policy?

The airline industry has undergone significant changes in the past years, with the exit of several “household names” from the market, and other carriers struggling…..

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Italy

This year The Blue Swan Daily will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available…..

Guangzhou Airport: Some intl services restored from suspension

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport reported the following airlines plan to resume services (Carnoc.com, 24-Feb-2020): China Southern Airlines: Guangzhou-Changsha-Nairobi, effective 25-Feb-2020; EgyptAir: Guangzhou-Beijing-Cairo, effective between 28-Feb-2020…..

China Eastern Airlines to resume 5 intl, 163 domestic services

China Eastern Airlines, via its official Weibo account, announced (23-Feb-2020) plans to resume service on five international and 163 domestic routes. The international services are…..

Delta Air Lines increases stake in Hanjin KAL to 11%

Delta Air Lines reportedly increased its stake in Hanjin KAL, parent company of Korean Air, to 11% (Reuters/The Korean Herald, 24-Feb-2020).

Visitor arrivals to South Korea up 15% in Jan-2020

Korea Tourism Organisation reported (23-Feb-2019) visitor arrivals to South Korea for Jan-2020. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 1.3 million, +15.2% year-on-year; China: 481,681, +22.6%; Japan: 203,969,…..