Iberia Express ‘Express Club’ membership up 20% in 2019

Iberia Express reported (15-Jan-2020) Express Club membership increased 20% year-on-year to 2.8 million members in 2019. [more – original PR – Spanish]

Budapest Airport: Overall pax satisfaction improves in 2019

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, in a recent Airport Service Quality survey, reported (22-Jan-2020) overall satisfaction increased from 3.71 in 2018 to 3.81 in 2019……

Lufthansa’s investment in TripActions opens the door to a new collaborating that could shape the future distribution and corporate retailing landscape

Lufthansa Group’s investment in business travel platform TripActions will not only support the latter’s expansion across Europe, but could ultimately help shape the future distribution…..

International tourism growth continues to outpace the global economy; has UNWTO been too conservative with its industry forecast?

More than 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded globally in 2019, a 4% increase on the previous year, according to the latest United Nations…..

‘The commercial viability of ultra long-haul operations’ – a niche that might just get a tiny bit bigger thanks to Project Sunrise

A big question mark remains over the validity of ultra long-haul air travel. New, more efficient and longer-range airliners now mean that you can effectively…..

Advancing Africa – an update on latest travel developments across the Continent

Is the African market finally ready to fulfil its full potential? Will a new more open approach to air connectivity finally open the door to…..

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Wuhan Tianhe International Airport

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…..

Wizz Air notes long term strategic interest in Russian market

Wizz Air CEO József Váradi announced (20-Jan-2020) a long term strategic interest in the Russian market. Mr Váradi said the carrier is committed to creating more…..

Alitalia examining new restructuring plan ahead of deadline for repayment of govt loans

Alitalia MD Giancarlo Zeni is reportedly examining a new restructuring plan for the airline ahead of the deadline for repayment of government loans by 31-May-2020 (Il…..

Air France: Aviation ‘remains essential’ but should be done ‘more responsibly’

Air France argued (20-Jan-2020) aviation “remains essential” for encouraging meetings and exchanges in society. The carrier stated the debate should not focus on “whether we should…..

SWISS completes A340 fleet interiors refurbishment

SWISS concluded (21-Jan-2020) the cabin refurbishment programme for its fleet of five A340s in mid Jan-2020. Refurbishment includes fully renewed cabin and a new IFE system…..