Visitor arrivals to Philippines up 22% in Oct-2019

Philippines‘ Department of Tourism reported (09-Dec-2019) visitor arrivals to the Philippines for Oct-2019. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 638,549, +21.9% year-on-year; South Korea: 158,380, +29.4%; China:…..

Australia’s hotel room count surpasses 300,000 milestone, and it is already closing in on the 400,000 figure

New property openings in November have helped pushed Australia’s hotel inventory above 300,000 open rooms, according to data from STR. Australia ranks as the 12th…..

Country Insight: – #4 – India

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…..

Air France-KLM to launch expanded codeshare partnership with Qantas Group

Air France-KLM announced (09-Dec-2019) plans to launch an expanded codeshare agreement with Qantas Group‘s Jetstar Airways and Jetstar Asia, effective late Dec-2019. Under the agreement, Air…..

Jin Air to suspend Seoul Incheon-Hong Kong service for further three months

Jin Air plans to extend the suspension of Seoul Incheon-Hong Kong service until 28-Mar-2020 (Routes Online, 06-Dec-2019). The airline previously planned to resume the service…..

Himalaya Airlines to commence Kathmandu-Kuala Lumpur service in Dec-2019

Himalaya Airlines, via its official Facebook account, announced (06-Dec-2019) plans to commence twice weekly Kathmandu-Kuala Lumpur service on 09-Dec-2019. Nepal Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Malindo…..

Hong Kong CAD will not take further action against Hong Kong Airlines ‘for the time being’

Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD) announced (07-Dec-2019) it will not take further action against Hong Kong Airlines‘ air operator’s certificate “for the time being”…..

Visitor arrivals to Sri Lanka down 10% in Nov-2019

Sri Lanka‘s Tourism Development Authority reported (07-Dec-2019) visitor arrivals to Sri Lanka for Nov-2019. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 176,984, -9.5% year-on-year; India: 31,677, -19.1%; China (including Hong…..

All change – not really, as United’s rising CEO gets excited about spending more time with employees

Once United Airlines’ president Scott Kirby assumes the CEO role at United in May-2020, not much will change with the airline’s strategy, but obviously Mr…..