Fraport interested in operating Newark terminal A

Bundesverband der Deutschen Luftverkehrswirtschaft (BDL – Federal Association of German Air Transport), via its official website, reposted (10-Dec-2017) a report confirming commentary from BDL president and Fraport chairman…..

Somalia considering relaunch of Somali Airlines

Somalia‘s Federal Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Mohamed Abdullahi Salad confirmed a meeting was held with former Somali Airlines employees, to consult on the viability of…..

Emirates and flydubai resume operating in Iraqi airspace

Emirates and flydubai resumed operating in Iraqi airspace following Iraq‘s cessation of military hostilities against terrorist groups (Reuters, 12-Dec-2017). Emirates stated: “Safety, security and operational efficiency will always be…..

Airline ancillary revenues set to top USD80 billion in 2017; more than USD20 per passenger

Airline ancillary revenues are projected to top USD80 billion worldwide in 2017, more than triple the figure achieved in 2010, a latest study on the…..

Bitcoin futures launch thanks to Cboe Global Markets, demand crashes website

The newest way to trade on bitcoin has arrived thanks to Cboe Global Markets, Inc., one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies. Cboe Futures…..

Major UK regional airports gain summer 2018 routes as the airline balance starts to shift in their favour

The reallocation of airline operating slots at airports following the collapse of Monarch Airlines reveals not only the variety of airlines that seek to take…..

Check in! – hotel highlights across EMEA

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Summary: AccorHotels agrees deal…..

EU and Tunisia conclude negotiations for ‘far reaching’ aviation agreement

European Commission concluded (11-Dec-2017) negotiations with Tunisia for “a far reaching aviation agreement”, to improve market access for airlines and provide better connectivity. The new agreement is expected to…..

Dublin Airport opens new EUR22 million boarding gate, part of wider EUR100 million investment

Dublin Airport opened (11-Dec-2017) ‘South Gates’, a new EUR22 million boarding gate area. The new boarding facility features five boarding gates serving nine aircraft parking stands…..

Primera Air exploring plans to commence Washington, Baltimore and Montreal services in 2019

Primera Air CEO Hrafn Thorgeirsson reported the carrier is exploring plans to launch services to Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Airport and/or Montreal in 2019, following strong…..

Georgia to receive USD2.7bn in tourism revenue in 2017

Georgia‘s Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development announced (11-Dec-2017) the tourism sector is expected to bring USD2.7 billion in revenue in 2017. Minister of Economy…..