Sri Lanka PPPA preparing memorandum for sale of 49% stake in SriLankan Airlines

Sri Lanka‘s Public Private Partnership Agency (PPPA) is reportedly preparing an information memorandum for potential investors for the purchase of a 49% stake in SriLankan…..

Visitor arrivals to Malaysia up 5% in 1H2019, arrivals from Indonesia up 15%

Tourism Malaysia reported (25-Aug-2019) visitor arrivals to Malaysia for Jun-2019 and for the six months ended Jun-2019. Details include: Jun-2019: Visitor arrivals: 2.4 million, +5.5%…..

United Airlines to suspend services to Hong Kong: reports

United Airlines plans to suspend the following services (Routes Online/CNN/Airline Geeks, 24-Aug-2019): Chicago O’Hare-Hong Kong: Daily, effective 07-Sep-2019; Guam-Hong Kong: Previously scheduled for suspension from…..

Visitor arrivals to India up 1% in Jul-2019, arrivals on e-tourist visa up 12%

India‘s Ministry of Tourism reported (25-Aug-2019) foreign tourist arrivals to India for Jul-2019 Details include: Foreign tourist arrivals: 817,455, +1.4% year-on-year; Share of top 15 source…..

The sharing economy; is it for everyone or perhaps just for the affluent?

The sharing economy may be grabbing a lot of attention, but as yet many of the biggest names have failed to deliver the profitability you…..

QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: As Lufthansa Group’s CEO speaks out on long-haul consolidation, which 12 airlines do you think will make his future dozen airlines prediction?

In our new weekly series to break up those Monday morning office blues, The Blue Swan Daily will be testing your knowledge and insight into…..

Catch up on CAPA’s exclusive Market Analysis pieces

Each week, CAPA – Centre for Aviation, produces informative, thought provoking and detailed market analysis of the aviation industry. With supporting data included in every…..

Bitcoin Watch – Treasury increases plan to combat illegal crypto activities

U.S. Treasury Department has announced plans to increase its focus on illegal cryptocurrency-related activities. Late last week, the Treasury tweeted its financial intelligence and enforcement…..

Visitor arrivals to South Korea up 15% to 1.4m in Jul-2019

South Korea‘s Tourism Organisation reported (22-Aug-2019) visitor arrivals to South Korea for Jul-2019. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 1.4 million, +15.4% year-on-year; China: 519,132, +26.5%; Japan:…..

‘Where, where? – In Karaganda’; Kazakhstan’s fourth largest city poised for rapid growth after winning tender to become FlyArystan’s second base

It may have briefly been considered as a candidate for Kazakhstan’s new capital before Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) was built, but Karaganda has a reputation of…..