Air France-KLM CEO: ‘I never imagined a crisis of this magnitude’ but is ‘really optimistic’ on recovery

Air France-KLM CEO Benjamin Smith commented on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, stating: “I’ve been in this industry for 30 years, I’ve been through a…..

Air France to resume Paris CDG-Beijing service from mid Aug-2020

France‘s Embassy in China announced (07-Aug-2020) Air France received traffic rights from Chinese authorities to operate weekly Paris CDG–Beijing service from mid Aug-2020. The route will operate with a mandatory health…..

Izhavia launches multi trip fare for business travellers

Izhavia launched (10-Aug-2020) a multi trip fares for business travellers. The fare includes up to six return Izhevsk-Moscow or Izhevsk–St Petersburg trips for a fixed price and is valid…..

Poland to extend ban on air services to 45 countries until end of Aug-2020: report

Poland plans to extend the ban on air services from Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Maldives, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland and US until 25-Aug-2020 (The First…..

Is the glass half empty or half full? CTC research shows that one in five travel buyers see an immediate return to corporate travel with more than half seeing a return in less than six months

Right now we are seeing an enormous amount of information on traveller sentiment, but the material is in reality actually creating more questions than providing…..

How long is a piece of string? Big hotel group leaders offer mixed views on the recovery of business travel

There are clear signs that the hotel industry has adapted to the ‘new normal’ and occupancy levels are generally moving in the right direction, albeit…..

DATA SPOTLIGHT: South Korea

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…..

Austrian Airlines: Business trips and tourist travel ‘slowing picking up steam’

Austrian Airlines reported (06-Aug-2020) holiday destinations are showing strong bookings with routes such as from Vienna to Athens, Larnaca and Thessaloniki showing an average load factor of around 90%. Germany and Switzerland are showing an…..

ACI Europe: Total passenger loss in Europe since the start of 2020 at close to 1 billion

ACI Europe reported (07-Aug-2020) traffic recovery has been slower than expected in Europe in Jul-2020, following some coordination of the lifting of travel restrictions at the EU level as of…..

LOT Polish Airlines to resume Vilnius-London service from end of Aug-2020

LOT Polish Airlines announced (07-Aug-2020) plans to resume 12 times weekly Vilnius–London City service from 31-Aug-2020, operating with Embraer E190. The service will operate under a public service obligation. [more…..