From white elephant to real elephants – what’s the story behind India’s reported interest in Sri Lanka’s newest airport?

It was reported last week that following lengthy negotiations, Airports Authority of India (AAI) was to sign an agreement with the Sri Lankan’s Government jointly…..

Airline Insight: Binter Canarias

Each day this year The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

Airport Insight: Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Each day this year The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

Bitcoin Watch – Crypto holds above USD8000, stands at around 28% growth in past month

Although Bitcoin briefly dipped below USD8000 on the weekend following the rejection of the Winklevoss ETF application, the cryptocurrency has held strong at around USD8150…..

Air China schedules inaugural A350 commercial service on 14-Aug-2018

Air China, via its official Website, stated (Jul-2018) its first A350 aircraft will commence commercial operations on 14-Aug-2018, operating flight CA1557 and CA1885 between Beijing…..

Airasia Group pax up 13% to 11m with 86% load factor in 2Q2018

AirAsia Group reported (29-Jul-2018) the following traffic highlights for the three months ended Jun-2018: AirAsia Group*: Passengers: 10.9 million, +13% year-on-year; Seats: 12.7 million, +17%;…..

Vietnam Ministry of Transport: Vietnamese carriers pax up 15% to 25m in 1H2018

Vietnam Ministry of Transport reported (27-Jul-2018) the following traffic highlights in Vietnam for 1H2018: Passengers: 35.4 million, +16.8% year-on-year; Vietnamese carriers: 25 million, +15%. [more –…..

China air travel increase 12% in 1H2018

China‘s Ministry of Transport reported (27-Jul-2018) total air travel increase 12.4% year-on-year to 300 million passengers in 1H2018. Travel by rail increased 8.0% to 1.6…..

There’s a big buzz around Voice recognition, but in reality Voice app technology needs to evolve significantly to meet traveller needs 

Voice apps continue to captivate travellers and travel service providers alike, but in reality a significant runway remains for those applications to maximise the user…..

Qantas could be planning more Asia expansion after 787 Hong Kong rejig

On 24-Jul-2018 Qantas announced Hong Kong as the next destination for its growing fleet of 787 Dreamliners, which have so far flown to London (Qantas’…..

Catch up on CAPA’s exclusive Market Analysis pieces – Angkasa Pura II, EVA Air, Western Europe-China aviation, Turboprop freighters and more

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