TapTrip adds Kiwi.com content to its business travel management platform

Kiwi.com announced (10-Jul-2019) travel technology start up TapTrip added and integrated Kiwi.com products into its platform. TapTrip users will be able to use Kiwi.com content to compare prices,…..

Lufthansa to trial WilMA boarding procedure in late 2019

Lufthansa plans to implement the WilMA (window, middle, aisle) boarding procedure in late 2019, after trials commenced at Frankfurt Airport in Apr-2019 (airliners.de, 16-Jul-2019). Those exempt from WilMA boarding…..

Air Belgium to launch service from Brussels Charleroi to Martinique, Guadelope in Dec-2019

Air Belgium announced (16-Jul-2019) plans to launch twice weekly service from Brussels South Charleroi to Pointe a Pitre and Fort de France with A340 equipment in three class layout, effective 07-Dec-2019. According to OAG, there…..

KLM improving digitalisation with Amazon Alexa

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines president and CEO Pieter Elbers said the carrier is working with Amazon‘s Alexa voice activated system to find solutions to facilitate passengers to…..

airBaltic to consider new bases in Western Europe after completing expansion in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania

airBaltic is looking at opening new bases outside the Baltics region after completing its planned expansion in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. The airline has nearly…..

Marriott International and Emirates Airline relaunch ‘bigger, better and bolder’ Your World Rewards partnership

Marriott International and Emirates Airline have announced the relaunch of the ‘Your World Rewards’ loyalty programme, a partnership between Marriott Bonvoy and Emirates Skywards. The…..

Is it really just science fiction? Millennials are ready to embrace autonomous air travel

There is a clear generational divide when it comes to the subject of autonomous air travel. The older you get the more entrenched the idea…..

Check in! – latest hotel highlights from across EMEA

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of some of the latest hotel news from across Europe, Middle East and Africa. New Aloft Madrid…..

Video of the week – LCCs in North Asia: industry perspectives

LCCs have been rarely out of the news over the past 20 years as they disrupted market after market. And ever since, full service airlines…..

Four confirmations of interest in Alitalia received and submitted to FS board of directors

Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) stated (14-Jul-2019) four confirmations of interest for participation in Alitalia were received and will be submitted to the board of directors on 15-Jul-2019. The four offers…..

Ryanair 737 MAX aircraft rebranded as ‘737-8200’

Ryanair Boeing 737 MAX aircraft stored at Boeing’s Renton facility in Washington had their ‘737 MAX’ type identifiers replaced with ‘737-8200’ (Business Insider, 15-Jul-2019). As previously reported by…..