IndiGo and VietJet become first airlines to offer services between India and Vietnam; convenience of nonstop flights are sure to catch the corporate eye

Nonstop services will soon finally be available in the Vietnam-India market as IndiGo and VietJet both launch flights between the two countries. Vietnam-India is a…..

Travelport, IBM and BCD Travel team up to develop blockchain solution for hotel commission reconciliation process

Travel industry technology specialist Travelport has confirmed it is working with IBM Services and leading travel management company BCD Travel on the development of a…..

Understanding differing regional traveller sentiment profiles is an important step in creating the right approaches to boost traveller experience

The recently unveiled GBTA Business Traveller Sentiment Index, produced in partnership with RoomIt by CWT, provides many insights into how business travellers feel about their…..

Top 20 International Routes by Capacity

In this week’s Did you know, we would take a closer look at the top ranked international routes by capacity. Top 20 International Routes by…..

Cathay Pacific Group pax up 4%, cargo down 8% in Jul-2019

Cathay Pacific Group reported (21-Aug-2019) the following combined traffic highlights for Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon for Jul-2019: Passengers: 3.3 million, +4.0% year-on-year; Passenger load factor:…..

Country Insight: #35 – South Africa

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..

Scoot to rename ScootBiz as ScootPlus from 02-Sep-2019

Scoot, via its official website, announced (21-Aug-2019) plans to rename its ScootBiz product as ScootPlus from 02-Sep-2019. ScootBiz features wide leather seats with double leg…..

Taiwan reports highest quarterly tourism revenue in 2Q2019

Taiwan‘s central bank reported quarterly record tourism revenue of USD3.96 billion in 2Q2019 (Focus Taiwan, 20-Aug-2019). Japanese tourists ranks first in spending, averaging at USD219.35…..

Korean Air Lines shareholder confirms interest in acquiring stake in rival carrier Asiana Airlines

Korea Corporate Governance Improvement Fund (KCGI) CEO Kang Sung-boo confirmed the group is interested in acquiring a majority stake in Asiana Airlines (London South East/Reuters,…..

AirAsia Kuala Lumpur-Tokyo Narita service responding to ‘overwhelming consumer demand’

AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail stated (20-Aug-2019) the carrier’s four times weekly Kuala Lumpur-Tokyo Narita service, commencing on 20-Nov-2019, is in response to “overwhelming consumer…..

Singapore Airlines achieves 100% lie-flat target for Australia and New Zealand markets

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has set a 1-Nov-2019 date for transitioning to an all lie-flat operation in Australia and New Zealand, providing a consistent business class…..