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. Cathay Pacific chairman…..

LCCs are growing in Latin America, but what share of the market can they realistically achieve?

The growth of Latin American ULCCs and low cost airlines continues unabated as new start-ups in Chile and Argentina work to grow their respective market…..

German Govt looking to adjust aviation taxes to fund R&D in aircraft manufacturing

Germany‘s Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer reported (21-Aug-2019) the government is in talks with the aviation industry to adjust current aviation taxes to provide more funds for…..

Portugal to acquire 49 additional eGates

Portugal‘s Government announced Plans to add 49 additional eGates at airports in the country (NewsAvia, 20-Aug-2019). Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport will have three additional eGates by early…..

Switzerland aviation tax would put SWISS jobs at risk: Director

SWISS director for western Switzerland Lorenzo Stoll said the introduction of an aviation tax in Switzerland, currently being discussed in parliament, will put jobs at the company at risk due…..

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA reduces carbon emissions more than 30% over 10 years

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA head of communications and public affairs for Sweden and Finland Charlotte Holmbergh Jacobsson reported to stop flying is not the solution to climate change (Göteborgs-Posten, 15-Aug-2019). Ms…..

With confirmation of a HS2 review, what could that mean for future domestic UK flights and Heathrow’s proposed third runway?

The UK’s new transport secretary Grant Shapps has – as had been anticipated – announced the launch of an independent review of the proposed HS2…..

Travelport, IBM and BCD Travel team up to develop blockchain solution for hotel commission reconciliation process

Travel industry technology specialist Travelport has confirmed it is working with IBM Services and leading travel management company BCD Travel on the development of a…..

Understanding differing regional traveller sentiment profiles is an important step in creating the right approaches to boost traveller experience

The recently unveiled GBTA Business Traveller Sentiment Index, produced in partnership with RoomIt by CWT, provides many insights into how business travellers feel about their…..

Top 20 International Routes by Capacity

In this week’s Did you know, we would take a closer look at the top ranked international routes by capacity. Top 20 International Routes by…..

Advantage Africa – an update on latest travel developments across the Continent

Is the African market finally ready to fulfil its full potential? Will a new more open approach to air connectivity finally open the door to…..