French PM outlines EUR50m investment plan for French airports in preparation for ‘no deal’ Brexit

France‘s Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced (17-Jan-2019) plans to launch a EUR50 million investment plan for French ports and airports “in the coming days” in…..

Ryanair partners with SiteMinder to increase hotel distribution following Ryanair Holidays closure

Ryanair partnered (17-Jan-2019) with SiteMinder to provide hotel operators direct access to Ryanair Rooms. Under the partnership, the Ryanair Rooms website is now available as a…..

SWISS to renew interiors of five remaining A340-300s

SWISS plans to renew interiors of its five remaining A340-300s (luchtvaartnieuws.nl, 17-Jan-2019). Completion of interior renewal has reportedly been delayed until spring 2019 due to problems with…..

Condor Flugdienst to introduce flexible baggage category from Feb-2019

Condor Flugdienst plans to launch a new baggage category to improve flexibility for travellers from Feb-2019 (airliners.de, 17-Jan-2019). The category offers discounted airfares compared with basic…..

Despite challenges, OTA bookings climb in Europe and more than a third will be completed via mobile websites and apps by 2022

Despite economic and political challenges in the region, Europe’s travel market continues to expand and gross travel bookings were expected to climb 2% for the…..

Introducing Marriott Bonvoy…the new name and look for Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest

Marriott International has revealed Marriott Bonvoy, as the new loyalty brand that will replace the current Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest…..

Back to basics – airlines need to think very differently when flying families as parents call for ‘notebooks, pencils and crayons’ as travel essentials

Holidays are all about relaxation, yet the uncertainty of travelling to new environments has the potential to have the opposite effect for parents of young…..

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. National Air Services…..

Unlocking the value of slots at congested airports – How does the aviation industry ensure congestion doesn’t limit growth? 

Airport slots undoubtedly have a “value”, especially at congested facilities. It is sometimes argued that unlocking that value can lead to more commercial outcomes than…..

easyJet partners with e-DNA to manage third party distribution channels

easyJet selected (16-Jan-2019) e-DNA to operate its price intelligence product ‘ChannelEye’ across the airline’s network. Utilising big data and artificial intelligence, ChannelEye delivers pricing insights and…..