Shifting Sands – an update on latest travel developments across the Middle East

The Middle East market has been a story of growth for so many recent years as the development strategies from the likes of Emirates Airline,…..


This year The Blue Swan Daily will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available…..

ECDC: Airlines should ensure onboard social distancing ‘to the extent possible’

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), in its COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol, stated (20-May-2020) airlines should ensure physical distancing among passengers “to the…..

Lufthansa to reposition remaining A380 fleet to Munich Airport

Lufthansa reported plans to reposition its entire remaining A380 fleet to Munich Airport (, 20-May-2020). “Operating the A380 at both locations would no longer be logistically and economically responsible”, the carrier continued……

Portugal asks TAP shareholders to consider to match Government investment in national carrier

Portugal‘s Government reportedly enquired from TAP Air Portugal‘s private shareholders about their availability to match a possible investment made by the State in TAP (Zap Aeiou, 20-May-2020). The…..

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to restrict travel from countries with more than 25 cases per 100,000

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania reportedly plan to restrict travel from third countries encountering more than 25 coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents within a two week period (, 21-May-2020). The…..

The cost of Covid-19 – world’s top 50 hotel brands could lose up to USD14 billion worth of brand value due to the pandemic

The world’s top 50 most valuable hotel brands could lose up to USD14 billion worth of brand value as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic,…..

Digital identities – using biometric technology to unlock travellers’ personal information has never been more pertinent

In the ‘new normal’ of social distancing and the limiting of human-to-human interaction touchless technology adoption is a clear path to follow. Many businesses had…..

The route to recovery – how a level playing field market and a more listening culture could dominate future air service development negotiations

We had never been better connected. The arrival of LCCs across most parts of the world had brought a new point-to-point business model that provided…..

Industry Intelligence – catch up on CAPA’s exclusive market analysis insights

Each week, CAPA – Centre for Aviation, produces informative, thought provoking and detailed market analysis of the aviation industry. With supporting data included in every…..

Global base passenger yields down 11% in Mar-2020

IATA, via its Airlines Financial Monitor for Apr-2020, reported (20-May-2020) global base passenger yields (in USD, excluding ancillary revenues) plummeted 11% year-on-year in Mar-2020 as…..