Virgin Atlantic to launch 84 new routes from Heathrow upon completion of third runway

Virgin Atlantic plans to launch 84 new routes from London Heathrow Airport upon completion of the airport’s third runway, subject to the airline being awarded additional take off…..

Thomas Cook Group files for US bankruptcy protection to smooth Fosun recapitalisation process

Thomas Cook Group, via its American lawyers Latham & Watkins, applied for bankruptcy protection in the Southern District of New York as part of the group’s wider debt restructuring…..

Corsair to expand premium seating capacity on new A330s

Corsair announced (17-Sep-2019) plans to increase forward seating capacity onboard its A330 family aircraft. The aircraft will be configured in a three-class layout with 20 business, 21 premium…..

Air Malta chairman: 2019 a year of improving operational and commercial performance

Air Malta chairman Charles Mangion said the primary focus for the carrier in 2019 was on improving operational and commercial performance (Times of Malta, 17-Aug-2019). “A lot…..

BCD Travel releases its 2020 Industry Forecast and predicts global hotel rates and air fares to rise by between 1% and 3%, but there are vast regional and segment differences in rates

After slowing in 2019, global economic growth will stabilise at +2.8% in 2020, says BCD Travel in its recently released ‘2020 Industry Forecast‘. But the…..

‘Booking a hotel shouldn’t be an arduous task’ – Arbitrip launches new ‘Price Monitoring’ feature that automatically re-books a hotel room if the price decreases

There’s nothing more frustrating than making a travel booking and discovering the price has subsequently reduced. Whether it is a flight, hotel room, train journey…..

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. St Regis…..

Video of the week – There’s a change at the top for Ukraine International Airlines as Yuri Miroshnikov stands down after 15 years as CEO

Earlier this month, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) announced the resignation of its longstanding president Yuri Miroshnikov. His successor, Yevhenii Dykhne, will take up his position…..

Aegean Airlines CEO: Extension of tourist season ‘remains critical’ for the carrier

Aegean Airlines CEO Dimitris Gerogiannis reported (16-Sep-2019) gradual extension of the tourist season into April/May “remains critical” not only for Greek tourism but also the carrier. He…..

Air France-KLM tops airline industry DJSI Europe and World Index 2019

Air France-KLM reported (16-Sep-2019) was ranked first on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe and World Index for the airline industry in 2019. “Air France-KLM Group takes its social…..