Air France promises massive boost to operating profit; simplified fleet and more premium capacity out to 2024 are key to this strategy

“Simplification” was the word of the day at Air France-KLM’s investor day presentation. Simplification of fleets, simplification of operations, simplification of brands to improve efficiency…..

Responsible tourism: What’s in a label?

There is no argument that responsible tourism is gaining steam as sustainability becomes a mainstay of everyday life. But at times travellers could experience challenges…..


EMEA appointment highlights of the month – October 2019

The travel, tourism and aviation industries in the EMEA region witness policy and upper level changes on a daily basis. It is important to not…..

Shifting Sands – an update on latest 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,…..

Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic apply to ACCC for cooperation between Australia and UK/Ireland

Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission (ACCC) granted (08-Nov-2019) Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic permission for authorisation to allow cooperation on services between Australia and the…..

Country Insight: #12 – Italy

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..

Ryanair launches first services to Georgia

Ryanair launched (08-Nov-2019) its first services to Georgia. Highlights include: Milan Bergamo-Tbilisi: Four times weekly; Bologna-Kutaisi: Twice weekly; Marseille-Kutaisi: Twice weekly; Delivering an estimated 130,000 passengers…..

CAPA Fleet Database: CSA Czech Airlines orders A220-300s, adjusts A320neo and A321XLR orders

CAPA Fleet Database, on reconciliation of the Airbus Oct-2019 orders and delivery sheet, found (08-Nov-2019) CSA Czech Airlines is the customer for an undisclosed order for four A220-300s made…..

IAG details market share by passengers in its hubs

IAG director strategy Alistair Hartley, in IAG’s Capital Markets Day 2019 presentation, detailed (08-Nov-2019) IAG’s home market passenger share in the 12 months to Aug-2019…..

IAG details market share by passengers at its hubs

IAG director strategy Alistair Hartley, in IAG‘s Capital Markets Day 2019 presentation, detailed (08-Nov-2019) IAG‘s home market passenger share in the 12 months to Aug-2019 by major hubs…..

easyJet acquires Thomas Cook’s Gatwick and Bristol slots for GBP36m

easyJet acquired (08-Nov-2019) Thomas Cook Airlines‘ slots at London Gatwick Airport (12 summer slot pairs and eight winter slot pairs) and Bristol Airport (six summer…..