Catalan independence referendum disrupts strong hotel and flight performance into Barcelona

Preliminary data from benchmarking specialists STR shows that hotels in Barcelona, Spain, experienced substantial performance declines following the 1-Oct-2017 Catalan Independence Referendum. Revenue per available…..

LEVEL set to have senior management structure in place by year-end as IAG looks to build on its successful launch

LEVEL, the new long haul low cost brand from International Airlines Group (IAG), parent of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling, will take the…..

Check in! – hotel highlights across EMEA

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news, including: Radisson Blu to embrace the heart of Venice’s tourist…..

Another airport looks like it might bite the dust as Ryanair bids adieu to St Étienne

The ‘lack of airport capacity’ in Europe gets many people in a lather, with dire warnings of passengers potentially being turned away in the not-too-distant-future…..

easyJet formalises up to 25 aircraft airberlin deal to boost presence in Germany

It took some time to formalise, but shortly after the last ever airberlin flight landed in Germany’s capital city, easyJet confirmed it had finally signed an…..

Finnair takes digital to its heart as it opens the door to the new world of distribution

Nordic flag carrier Finnair has always been open to innovation and the airline is now blazing a trail to take advantage of new distribution methods…..

Will Brexit will be a disaster for UK airlines? The clock has started ticking!

After years of operating – highly successfully – within the single skies of Europe, UK-registered airlines are imminently threatened by the prospect of withdrawal of…..

Catch up on CAPA’s exclusive Market Analysis pieces – Tigerair Taiwan, Air Canada, airberlin, AirAsia Japan and more

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

A welcome winter? European capacity set to rise at highest rate this decade

Growth in airline seats from Europe will accelerate to 7.2% in winter 2017/2018, versus 5.7% last winter, according to analysis from CAPA – Centre for…..

Tourism boost provides 7% upsurge in room revenues delivering better than anticipated returns for the UK hotel industry

A greater than anticipated boost in tourism is driving strong trading performance at hotels across the UK. In its first annual edition of The UK…..

Gulf carriers now accounting for more than 50% of Australia – Europe passengers

As a mid-point hub between Australia and Europe, the Middle East has emerged as an important option for travellers on the route. In the last…..