Kyrgyzstan to work with foreign aeronautical authorities in relation to fifth freedom rights

Kyrgyzstan‘s Civil Aviation Agency Director Kurmanbek Akyshev said work will be conducted with foreign aeronautical authorities on matters relating to fifth freedom rights (Tazabek, 17-Jan-2019)……

Delta Air Lines sees ANA’s A380 introduction to Hawaii as ‘a threat’

Delta Air Lines regional director for Japan Masaru Morimoto said All Nippon Airways‘ (ANA) plans to introduce A380 equipment to Hawaii is “a threat”, but…..

Jet Airways chairman willing to infuse up to USD99m if permitted to retain 25% stake

Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal reportedly informed the State Bank of India he is willing to infuse up to INR7 billion (USD98.5 million) into the…..

Air Macau’s monopoly to end after Nov-2020

Civil Aviation Authority of Macau (CAAM) reportedly decided not to renew Air Macau‘s concession agreement following its expiry in Nov-2020 (Macau News Agency/Airsoc, 16-Jan-2019). The…..

Korea Airports Corporation moves into Latin America as the political heat is turned up at home

Korea Airports Corporation (KAC) has revealed that it generated KRW925.5 billion (USD825.5 million) in revenue at its 14 Korean airports in 2018, handling 82.8 million…..

Introducing Marriott Bonvoy…the new name and look for Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest

Marriott International has revealed Marriott Bonvoy, as the new loyalty brand that will replace the current Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest…..

Back to basics – airlines need to think very differently when flying families as parents call for ‘notebooks, pencils and crayons’ as travel essentials

Holidays are all about relaxation, yet the uncertainty of travelling to new environments has the potential to have the opposite effect for parents of young…..

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. National Air Services…..

Unlocking the value of slots at congested airports – How does the aviation industry ensure congestion doesn’t limit growth? 

Airport slots undoubtedly have a “value”, especially at congested facilities. It is sometimes argued that unlocking that value can lead to more commercial outcomes than…..

Visitor arrivals to Japan up 9% in 2018, departures up 6%

Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) reported (16-Jan-2019) visitor arrivals to Japan for Dec-2018 and 2018. Details include: Dec-2018: Total foreign visitors: 2.6 million, +4.4% year-on-year;…..