Overcoming the hurdles of 2020 – the key stories from the opening morning of the CAPA World Aviation Outlook Summit in Malta

The enormous publicity attracted by a sixteen year old Swedish girl has rattled the airline industry and is prompting government talk of aviation taxes to…..

CAPA Global Aviation Awards for Excellence recognises top aviation leaders – British Airways, Swoop, Spirit Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines and airBaltic secure coveted awards

British Airways, Swoop and Spirit Airlines, have been recognised among the top airlines at CAPA’s annual Global Aviation Awards for Excellence in Malta. The nine…..

The emissions debate – UNWTO calls for enhanced cooperation between the transport and tourism sectors to effectively transform tourism for climate action

As The Blue Swan Daily reported earlier this week, the anti-flying movement has gained greater momentum in the past year. This comes almost as a…..

Branson family retains majority shareholding in Virgin Atlantic, tie up with Air France-KLM approved

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson announced (03-Dec-2019) his family will retain a 51% shareholding in Virgin Atlantic following discussions with the airline’s JV partner Air France-KLM. Sir Richard also…..

Aviation and tourism ‘largely ignored’ in the UK General Election

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Aviation and tourism in the UK General Election: largely ignored’, stated (28-Nov-2019) Air transport, along with tourism, has…..

Azerbaijan Airlines to expand fleet with more than 20 new generation aircraft

Azerbaijan Airlines, via its official Facebook account, announced (03-Dec-2019) plans to expand the fleet by more than 20 new generation Airbus and Boeing aircraft to support network development. The…..

Austrian Airlines and ÖBB handle more than 100,000 AIRail pax since 2014

Austrian Airlines and Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) reported (04-Dec-2019) they have handled more than 100,000 passengers on their AIRail cooperation programme since it launched in Dec-2014. The programme…..

Opening the door for Madrid to better compete with Europe’s top hubs – Air Europa slips alongside Iberia into IAG to help deliver 360° hub vision

Iberia’s CEO Luis Gallego has said the International Airlines Group (IAG) around EUR1 billion purchase agreement for Air Europa Lineas Aereas will allow the Madrid…..

We have all grabbed toiletries and stationary from our hotel rooms, but missing property extends to grand pianos and room numbers and differs by guest nationality and star rating

Stealing soaps or pens seems harmless for many hotel guests, however, some are so bold that they carry televisions, pianos, mattresses or even stuffed animals…..

Advantage 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…..