Boom Supersonic – A vision of the future of mobility

US start up, Boom, is planning a new generation carbon composite supersonic aircraft with 45 all-business seats in two single seat rows, and priced at…..

Australia-China market booms with 35 nonstop routes and 10 airlines this December

A record 35 routes will be operated in Dec-2017 between Australia and China, an indication of the staggering growth experienced by the Australia-China market in…..

Scammers have a growing fondness for loyalty programmes

Fraudsters are increasingly targeting travel loyalty programmes, creating headaches for travel suppliers attempting to retain high value customers and creating risks for financial  losses. Summary:…..

Australia-Vietnam traffic surges as competition heats up

Traffic in the Australia-Vietnam market has increased by 70% since Jetstar Airways launched services to Ho Chi Minh in May-2017. Jetstar achieved an average load…..

Counting the cost of last minute travel is not an exact science

The need for flexibility in corporate travel generally means added costs for businesses. Travel plans change, meetings can overrun, be added or be cancelled at…..

USA leads the way among world’s costliest cities for business travel

There is no doubt that business travel is an essential ingredient in the US economy, much like other countries across the world. However, a recent…..

Hands-off! HNA Group has no intent of selling its stake in Brazil’s Azul

China’s HNA Group made big headlines in late 2015 when it declared plans to obtain a 24% stake in fast-growing Brazilian airline Azul, and for…..

Propulsion companies well on the way to being service focused for revenues

As the airline sector continues to evolve we are getting closer and closer to the day that airlines are giving away seats for free and…..

Catch up on CAPA’s exclusive Market Analysis pieces – jetBlue Airways, Air Seoul, EasyJet, Thai Airways and more

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

From mainstream to niche airliner – is the A350-1000 arriving at the wrong time?

Airbus this week confirmed it had secured Type Certification from European and United States airworthiness authorities for its new A350-1000 – the largest version of…..

Social network and gamer Tencent joined the USD500 billion club this week: and China on track to conquer with AI

As Tencent Holdings’ share price went through HKD420 this week, the massive social media operator passed through the USD500 billion capitalisation level. Only five other…..