Iberia: ‘IAG was ahead of the low cost trend in the long haul’ with LEVEL

Iberia CEO Luis Gallego commented on low cost long haul competitors on markets Iberia operates, stating: “IAG was ahead of the low cost trend in the long…..

Inbound scheduled seats to Greece drop 7% in 2019 due to Brexit, Germania insolvency: SETE

SETE Intelligence reported (19-Feb-2019) inbound scheduled seats to Greece decreased 7% year-on-year in 2019 to 1.3 million. Scheduled seats from leading markets UK and Germanydecreased 6% and 16% respectively to 4.0 million…..

ETC: European tourism sector ‘resilient’ in 2018, 3% growth forecast in 2019

European Travel Commission (ETC) reported (19-Feb-2019) the European tourism sector proved “resilient” in 2018, though uncertainties over Brexit remain in 2019. ETC report highlights include: 6% year-on-year…..

Leisure travellers seeking instant perks and rewards are diluting the value of hotel loyalty programmes

Many travellers are members of multiple loyalty programmes, and the role of these programmes is often insignificant when choosing between different hotels, a new study…..

It’s the end of the line for the A380 Superjumbo as the original 747 Jumbojet ultimately outlives its planned successor

Airbus has announced that it will end production of the A380 in 2021 after it delivers its final production aircraft. Ironically that will mean that…..

Did you know? Top 20 Countries by ASKs

In this week’s Did you know, we take a closer look at the top ranked countries by available seat kilometres (ASKs). Top 20 Countries by…..

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…..

Country Insight: #87 – Costa Rica

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..

LOT Polish Airlines launches Budapest-London City service

LOT Polish Airlines launched (18-Feb-2019) 12 times weekly Budapest–London City service, operating with new Embraer E190 aircraft. The launch results in Budapest becoming the fourth European capital city to have…..

Transavia launches group booking request tool via official website

Transavia launched a new group booking request tool via its official website, enabling private group bookings for groups of 26 passengers or more (TravelPro.nl, 18-Feb-2019).