Vienna Airport to test biometric facial recognition technology

Austria‘s Federal Minister of the Interior Wolfgang Sobotka confirmed Flughafen Wien AG will test biometric facial recognition technology at Vienna International Airport in Dec-2017 (Krone, 03-Dec-2017). As previously reported by CAPA, the…..

Med-View Airline to commence Lagos-Abuja-Dubai service in Dec-2017

Med-View Airline CEO Muneer Bankole said the airline plans to commence three times weekly Lagos–Abuja–Dubai service on 07-Dec-2017 (NAN, 03-Dec-2017). The airline will offer travel packages to Dubai, including…..

Wizz Air acquires London Luton slots and reinforces airport’s position as its largest network point

It may brand itself as Central and Eastern Europe’s largest low-cost airline, but Wizz Air’s strategy relies on providing point-to-point connections into western European markets,…..

ANALYSIS: December 2017 – European capacity insights for the month ahead

In the continuation of a regular new series, The Blue Swan Daily offers a capacity snapshot in time and looks at the month ahead to highlight some…..

Regional airports continue to be “vital part of any region’s strategy” as they help to keep Europe connected

While the headlines are regularly taken by the major hub airports across Europe, regional airports continue to play a vital role not just feeding the…..

Airbus confirms A350-900ULR for Qantas Sydney-London route

Airbus confirmed it is in talks with Qantas Airways regarding delivering an aircraft designed for a nonstop Sydney-London route centred around the A350-900ULR, rather than reviving a shorter A350 variant (Reuters, 30-Nov-2017)……

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. London Gatwick Airport…..

Nice Airport partners with MisterFly

Nice Cote D’Azur Airport partnered (29-Nov-2017) with online booking reservation platform MisterFly. MisterFly will integrate its booking engine into the airport’s website for customers to be offered flights,…..

Travelport concludes distribution agreement with British Airways and Iberia

Travelport concluded a distribution agreement with IAG carriers British Airways (BA) and Iberia to avoid a GBP8 surcharge on GDS bookings (Buying Business Travel, 29-Nov-2017). Under the agreement, Travelport clients who have secured…..

Joon announces new destinations ahead of 01-Dec-2017 launch

Joon announced (30-Nov-2017) the following new destinations to be operated with 174 seat Airbus A320 and 212 seat A321 aircraft from 25-Mar-2017: Paris CDG-Istanbul: Seven times weekly from EUR39;…..

SmartLynx to wet lease six A320s to easyJet

SmartLynx signed (30-Nov-2017) a long term wet lease contract with easyJet. Under the agreement, SmartLynx will lease six A320 aircraft to easyJet (YL-LCT, YL-LCU, YL-LCS,  YL-LCN, ES-SAO…..