INSIGHT: Hub network dynamics differ among world’s leading airports

From an Air Service Development perspective a number of factors underpin air connectivity, ranging from geographical location and airport infrastructure to airline business models and…..

Norwegian: 3Q2017 results reveal strong international passenger growth and high load factors

Norwegian Air Shuttle reported (26-Oct-2017) 3Q2017 results were characterised by strong international passenger growth and high load factors, as well as fleet growth and renewal. The…..

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. IATA director general…..

Dubai Airports, Emirates and flydubai to evaluate proposals on sharing operational infrastructure

Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths said the airport company, Emirates and flydubai will evaluate and agree on “a series of proposals” for sharing airport infrastructure by the…..

SAS to launch service to five new destinations in summer 2018

SAS confirmed (26-Oct-2017) plans to operate to five new destinations and open 27 new direct routes from Denmark, Norway and Sweden over summer 2018. Key services include: Sweden: SAS plans to launch service…..

Krakow Airport to invest EUR235m through 2036, aiming for 12m pax p/a

Krakow Airport announced (26-Oct-2017) plans to invest around PLN1 billion (EUR235 million) through 2036 to support capacity growth to handle 12 million passengers p/a. Krakow Airport forecast the…..

Government not planning to sell SAA: Finance Minister

South Africa‘s Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba said the Government intends to retain ownership of South African Airways (SAA) (Business Report Online, 26-Oct-2017). Mr Gigaba stated: “SAA has…..

The potential effect of the Catalonian crisis on air transport and tourism in Spain

As this is written, the Spanish government is set to seize direct control over the affairs of Catalunya (Catalonia) a province of 7.5 million people…..

United Airlines plans digital push

United Airlines is planning major upgrades to its app over the next few months as part of a digital push. Earlier this year, usage of…..

Cobalt Air looks at hub and long haul business strategies to beat Cyprus seasonality

Independent Cypriot carrier Cobalt Air was recognised at the recent CAPA – Centre for Aviation Awards for Excellence as the Airline Start-Up of the Year……

Air Passengers seek more technology to give them more control over their travel experience

It is no real surprise to learn that the results of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 2017 Global Passenger Survey (GPS) has revealed that…..