IATA: Strong passenger demand and record load factors the standouts of positive annual industry performance

Full calendar year metrics from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) show global passenger traffic demand (revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs) in 2017 rose +7.6%…..

Global Alliance Review: Value Alliance & U-Fly Alliance

As part of our continued review of global alliances (see An in-depth look at global alliances), The Blue Swan Daily brings you a snapshot of both Value Alliance…..

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. Israir CEO Uri…..

Airline Insight: Shanghai Airlines

Each day this year The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

Airport Insight: Riyadh King Khaled International Airport

Each day this year The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

Bitcoin Watch – Bitcoin falls again as Facebook bans cryptocurrency ads

Bitcoin has continued to decline, falling another 12% to just over USD9,000, its lowest level since Nov-2017 and an astounding 54% lower than its all…..

Etihad’s new baggage policy a simple cash grab: how does it stack up to competitors?

Whenever an airline changes its baggage rules, it’s down to one of two things: either new government regulations have been introduced, or it is to…..

London Heathrow routes to China worth GBP510 million to UK economy

A new study from Frontier Economics ‘The Economic Impact of Connections to China’ has highlighted the value of non-stop air connectivity to China. Much has…..

Skyscanner report: India on the rise

The 2018 CAPA India Aviation Summit is wrapping up in Mumbai today, after three days of thought provoking discussions, bringing together all of the key…..

“Digital is not just about the technology. It’s a lot about the mindset.”

International Consolidated Airlines Group’s (IAG) annual Capital Markets Day in early Nov-2017 included an outline of the group’s digital and IT strategies, given by IAG…..

New Muscat Airport inching towards opening

A successful Airbus A350-1000 demonstration took place towards the end of Jan-2018 at the new Muscat International Airport, which is currently undergoing operational trials ahead…..