Eurowings reports marginal overall growth for Sep-2019, major long haul reductions

Lufthansa Group announced (11-Oct-2019) Eurowings (including Brussels Airlines) carried around 3.8 million passengers in Sep-2019, including 3.6 million on short haul flights and 264,000 on long haul. Passenger traffic…..

IATA: Air transport accounts for 2.7% of GDP in Italy

IATA, via its Italy Air Transport Regulatory Competitiveness Indicators, reported (10-Oct-2019) air transport in Italy supports 714,000 jobs and contributes EUR46 billion to the Italian economy, accounting for roughly…..

Regulation catches up with innovation – the case of short-term rentals

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published the first systematic overview of how both national governments and local authorities are addressing and managing new business…..

Volaris reaps rewards from its pioneering subscription model

Mega rental car companies Avis and Hertz are just beginning to test the stickiness of the subscription model, and Netflix-like services are still rare in…..

Latest data from IATA highlights moderate pick up in passenger demand that the US-China trade war is weighing heavily on the air freight sector

The latest monthly data releases from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlight the challenging market conditions. Its traffic data for Aug-2019 shows demand (measured…..

Video of the week – WestJet continues its quest to grow its corporate share

During the past few years Canada’s second largest airline WestJet has been working to build up its base of corporate customers, and much runway remains…..

EU approves EUR380m bridging loan for Condor Flugdienst

European Commission approved (14-Oct-2019) an EUR380 million bridging loan proposed by the German Government and Hessian State Government to support Condor Flugdienst. The EU noted the German Government pledged…..

Alitalia to move Tokyo services from Narita to Haneda from Mar-2020

Alitalia plans to relocate Tokyo services from Tokyo Narita Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport from 29-Mar-2020, following regulatory approvals for the airline to operate at Haneda (Air Cargo Italy, 14-Oct-2019). Haneda is also the main domestic…..

Air Astana CEO: A321LR provides ‘huge flexibility’

Air Astana president Peter Foster stated the A321LR provides the airline with “huge flexibility in terms of range and capacity because it’s not too large” (Business…..

LCCs and charter carriers seeking discount for operating at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport T5

Berlin-Brandenburg Airport reportedly received a request for lower airport fees from LCCs and charter carriers due to operate from the existing Berlin Schoenefeld Airport, which will be…..

Riding the retail revolution – Sabre highlights the trends fuelling the transformation of hoteliers into retailers

As technology and consumer behaviours change, so do the brands and experiences guests seek and value. Hoteliers must adapt their mind-frame in order to stay…..