Virgin Atlantic to unveil A350-1000 and business class new seat product in Apr-2019

Virgin Atlantic plans to unveil its first A350-1000 featuring the ‘Upper Class’ seat product on 08-Apr-2019 (onemileatatime.com/businesstraveller.com, 19/20-Mar-2019). The carrier’s new seat product has a reported configuration…..

British Airways and Norwegian are enjoying a merry dance on the trans-Atlantic

A recent blog post by aviation intelligence provider OAG provides some interesting insight into the trans-Atlantic market between the United Kingdom and North America and…..

IHG pilots new hotel room lighting technology as study reveals almost 80% of travellers struggle to sleep when staying away from home

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has partnered with a global leader in innovative LED lighting solutions, to pilot the use of state-of-the-art circadian lighting to help…..

Airports Council International’s performance indicators reveal that two-thirds of the world’s airports are loss-making, most of them handling less than one million ppa

Airports Council International (ACI) World has published its annual Airport key performance indicators (KPIs) on global air transport demand for 2017 and one of the…..

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. Ryanair Sun CEO…..

Addressing the corporate and business travel markets more effectively – there are few more valuable segments

There are few more valuable market segments than the repeat travellers in corporate programmes and SMEs. Yet airlines have mostly failed to capitalise fully on…..

Air France-KLM to standardise long haul cabin offer

Air France-KLM announced (20-Mar-2019) plans to continue to “harmonise” distribution of its long haul cabins to provide a “simpler, more consistent travel experience”. The Air France ‘La Première’…..

Laudamotion to rebrand as ‘Lauda’ for brand simplicity: MD

Laudamotion MD Andreas Gruber said the airline plans to remove the ‘motion’ portion of its Laudamotion brand for marketing reasons (aviation24.be/heute.at/APA/dpa, 20-Mar-2019). The company’s registered name will…..

ACI Europe: Airport retail is in danger of losing its ‘specialness’

ACI Europe stated (19-Mar-2019) airport retail is “in danger of losing its specialness” as it is “competing with the vast choice and rapidity of internet retail”……

CTM announces outlines key strategic initiatives under three phase growth programme

Corporate Travel Management outlined (CTM) (20-Mar-2019) details of its three phase strategic development plan: Phase one: Establishing a global network through acquisition over FY2014 to FY2017:…..