Turkey to see seat capacity on Russia routes double in 2017

Counter Intelligence Retail reported (16-Aug-2017) scheduled operators on Russia–Turkey routes are looking to take advantage of demand with seat capacity to double year-on-year in 2017. Istanbul Ataturk is expected to…..

Armenia and China to sign new agreement on direct air services

Armenia‘s General Department of Civil Aviation (GDCA) director Sergey Avetisyan stated Armenia will meet with China in autumn 2017 to discuss the issue of organising direct services between the…..

Kuwait Airways aims to increase market share, modernise fleet and expand network

Kuwait Airways chairman Sami Al-Rasheed said the airline aims to increase market share in Kuwait from 35% to 50%, modernise its fleet and expand its network over the…..

Royal Air Maroc to commence Casablanca-N’Djamena-Nairobi service in Oct-2017

Royal Air Maroc plans to commence three times weekly Casablanca-N’Djamena-Nairobi service with Boeing 737-800 equipment on 11-Oct-2017, replacing three times weekly nonstop Casablanca-Nairobi service operated with 767-300ER equipment (Airline…..

Saudia and Garuda Indonesia to expand codeshare network in 2H2017

Garuda Indonesia and Saudia plan to expand their codeshare network in 2H2017 to include Garuda‘s Jakarta-Makassar, Jakarta-Medan and Jakarta-Surabaya services and Saudia’s Madinah–Riyadh-Jakarta, Jeddah–Bahrain, Jeddah-Cairo, Jeddah-Casablanca, Jeddah-Dammam, Jeddah-Madinah, Jeddah-Madrid, Jeddah-Qassim, Jeddah-Riyadh, Jeddah-Tabuk and Riyadh-Jakarta…..

Can Madrid evolve into the key stopover point for travellers to Latin America?

The Chief Executive of Globalia, Javier Hidalgo, has stated a desire to “create a great hub in Madrid, like Dubai”, so that “Latin American passengers…..

Duty free stores remain preferred outlets for China’s big spenders

An Aug-2017 report from McKinsey & Company* confirms the good news that China’s big brand spenders are still buying – although they are becoming more…..

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. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary on airberlin’s…..

Brexit uncertainty opens door to UK government London-Amsterdam bridge concept study

With concerns over the future of connectivity from the UK post-Brexit, the UK government has established a highly paid 15-person committee to examine whether a…..

airberlin CEO commends speed of German Government bridging loan

airberlin CEO Thomas Winkelmann commented on the German Government’s EUR150 million bridging loan, stating “The speed with which all parties in the government worked impressed me… We…..

airberlin to choose bank to finance insolvency by Nov-2017

airberlin appointed specialist insolvency lawyer Dr Frank Kebekus of Kebekus et Zimmerman, and Dr Lucas Flöther of Flöther & Wissing, to direct the airline’s insolvency proceedings (Wirtschaftswoche/Berliner…..