Canadian North introduces Economy fare class, to adjust pricing structures from 2020

Canadian North announced (12-Dec-2019) plans to introduce the following changes to its pricing structure in conjunction with its medical and duty travel contract with the Government…..

Wizz Air and ADDH to launch Wizz Air Abu Dhabi in 2H2020, subject to approvals

Wizz Air Holdings reached (12-Dec-2019) an agreement in principle for the establishment of a local airline in Abu Dhabi in partnership with Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company (ADDH). The new…..

Iberia CEO: AVE market share weaker on distances greater than 600km

Iberia CEO Luis Gallego said Renfe’s Alta Velocidad Española (high-speed rail – AVE) “does not have as much market share” as air transport on distances greater…..

Aegean Airlines to develop new passenger lounge at Thessaloniki Airport in 2020

Aegean Airlines announced (12-Dec-2019) plans to invest in development of a new 500sqm passenger lounge at Thessaloniki Makedonia Airport in 2020. [more – original PR – English/Greek]

KLM looks ahead to tech and travel trends for 2020

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines outlined (12-Dec-2019) the following trends and technology it sees as influencing travel in 2020: Gen Z and millennials go for ‘Destination Instagram’…..

Premium economy is ‘surging in popularity’ as long haul passengers show they are willing to pay for more comfort and a better flying experience

Latest research from Skyscanner has revealed that travellers are increasingly looking at more premium flying options. Analysis of its search and booking data for its…..

Travel companies are ‘struggling to impress’ and have a lot of ground to make up on online retailers in understanding traveller needs

Online travel booking giants Expedia and Booking’s recent reported dip in earnings were blamed on growing competition from Google. However, new research from Fresh Relevance,…..

Check in! – latest hotel highlights from across EMEA

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of some of the latest hotel news from across Europe, Middle East and Africa. The Luxury…..

Your weekly travel and aviation Quote-a

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know. A4E: Sustainable aviation…..

Looking back… 2019 was a packed year of insights from a record CAPA event programme

Behind the scenes it may have been a year of transition for CAPA – Centre for Aviation as it was integrated into the Aviation Week…..

Travelport Rich Content and Branding passes 400 airline/travel seller connections

Travelport announced (03-Dec-2019) its Rich Content and Branding airline merchandising tool passed 400 airline and travel agency connections. New deals for the tool include: Airlines: Croatia Airlines, Gulf…..