LOT one of three parties interested in Condor takeover: report

Condor Flugdienst has reportedly received takeover interest from three parties, including LOT Polish Airlines, US financial investor Apollo and Greybull (WirtschaftsWoche/Der Spiegel, 16-Jan-2020). As previously reported by CAPA, Condor is currently under…..

Stobart commits a further GBP9 million as part of Flybe rescue deal

Stobart Group announced (16-Jan-2020) plans to contribute GBP9 million in financial support for Connect Airways as part of a rescue deal for Flybe. Connect Airways is made up of…..

La Compagnie: 32% of passengers are regular La Compagnie travellers

La Compagnie reported (15-Jan-2020) its loyalty programme membership has increased to 40,090 in 2019. The carrier added 32% of passengers handled in 2019 are regular La Compagnie passengers…..

Groupe ADP CEO: VINCI CO2 pricing a ‘good idea’, ADP already negotiating for its own system

Groupe ADP chairman and CEO Augustin de Romanet, in an interview retweeted via the operator’s official Twitter account, said (16-Jan-2020) the decision by VINCI Airports to introduce a…..

Air France debuts new look interior for the 777-300ERs that primarily serve its Caribbean and Indian Ocean network as new Paris Orly long-haul lounge comes online

In 2020, Air France is continuing its strategy to move its products and services “upmarket”. The latest move to deliver a “homogenised” product sees the…..

CHECK IN! – 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. The…..

The global aeropolitical and regulatory landscape – a patchwork of regional variations

It is now 75 years since the aviation regulatory framework was established, and with the evolution of the industry many believe it is time for…..

Ryanair announces first services from Armenia

Ryanair announced (14-Jan-2020) its 2020 Armenia schedule, including six new routes from Yerevan and Gyumri. Details include: Two winter routes from Yerevan to Milan Bergamo (twice weekly) and Rome Ciampino (twice weekly); Two summer routes from Yerevan to Berlin…..

Budapest Airport opens phase one of new pier development project

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport reported (15-Jan-2020) phase one of a new pier was commissioned. The northwest wing of pier 1 comprises five boarding gates as…..

Stockholm Arlanda Airport requires third parallel runway by 2035 to meet long term passenger forecasts

Swedavia stated (15-Jan-2020) its long term passenger traffic forecast of 40 million passengers p/a at Stockholm Arlanda Airport by 2040 necessitates the construction and commissioning of a third…..

Ryanair expects to be operating 10 MAX aircraft by Apr-2020

Ryanair chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said the airline could be operating Boeing 737 MAX aircraft as early as Apr-2020 (Reuters, 14-Jan-2020). Mr Jacobs said: “We now think we will get it in…..