KLM to introduce premium economy on its long haul fleet: CEO

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines president and CEO Pieter Elbers said the carrier will introduce premium economy products on its long haul fleet, in order to bring…..

Ryanair to invite passengers to double their voluntary carbon offset contribution

Ryanair announced (19-Feb-2020) that it will invite passengers to double their voluntary carbon offset contribution from EUR1 to EUR2 from 01-Apr-2020. The increase forms part of Ryanair‘s continuing sustainability campaign, which…..

Serbia and the UK to sign revised air services agreement soon: report

Serbia‘s Government and the UK‘s Government reportedly plan to sign a revised bilateral air services agreement (ASA) in the near future (EX-YU Aviation, 19-Feb-2020). The revised…..

Transavia ancillary revenue up 13% to EUR305 million in 2019

Air France-KLM reported (20-Feb-2020) Transavia registered “strong” ancillary revenue growth of 13% year-on-year in FY2019 to EUR305 million. Overall unit revenue at Transavia increased 3% to EUR 5.34 cents supported by improved demand in France and…..

Is loyalty dead? Avios – Barclays and Accor – Visa deals show programmes are very much alive and looking at ways to benefit members

There are growing voices suggesting that the days of customer loyalty are long behind us now. The blame has been put on the different mindset…..

Uber is most expensed brand, but North American business travellers are gravitating towards scooters and food delivery

Although familiar brands including Uber, Starbucks, Lyft and Delta Air Lines remain dominant brands in corporate travel, Scooter rentals and food delivery services are gaining…..

CHECK OUT! – latest hotel highlights from across the globe

The Blue Swan Daily brings you the second of this week’s round up of some of the latest accommodation news from across the globe. Scandic Hotels…..

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. Sydney Airport CEO:…..

Artificial Intelligence and executive management: using tools and new techniques to ask the right questions

Airlines are increasingly touting their applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and their commitment to strengthening the expansion of AI throughout their business. Those airlines also…..

Aeroflot extends option to upgrade class for miles to more passengers

Aeroflot allowed (17-Feb-2020) passengers holding optimum fare economy or comfort class tickets to use their Aeroflot Bonus miles to upgrade to a higher class. The upgrade can be…..

Norwegian Air to launch credit card for frequent flyer members

Norwegian Air plans to introduce a credit card for members of its frequent flyer programme (Forbes, 17-Feb-2020). The Norwegian Reward World Mastercard is a loyalty card enabling members to…..