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…..

Emirates not ready to commit to more A380s

Emirates president Tim Clark said the airline is not ready to commit to an order for additional A380 aircraft (Bloomberg, 07-Sep-2017). Sir Tim said: “I know they [Airbus]…..

AFRAA reports capacity (seats) up 7% in Aug-2017

African Airlines Association (AFRAA) reported (07-Sep-2017) the following capacity data for all passenger services (nonstop and with stops) from Africa to other regions in Aug-2017: Seats: African airlines:…..

TACV cancels all services until 11-Sep-2017 due to lack of aircraft

TACV cancelled (06-Sep-2017) all services during the period 06-Sep-2017 to 11-Sep-2017 due to a lack of operational aircraft. The airline will accommodate all affected passengers through…..

Lion Air confirms plans to commence services from eight cities to Jeddah in Oct-2017

Lion Air Group, via its official Facebook account, announced (07-Sep-2017) Lion Air plans to commence services from Balikpapan, Banda Aceh, Bandung, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Solo and Tanjung Karang to Jeddah in mid Oct-2017. The…..

UK underpins Poland’s connectivity gains, but Europe offers numerous routes to further growth

Traffic data for the first six months of 2017 shows that the United Kingdom remains the largest market for passengers in and out of Poland…..

Beyond bots and robots – exploring the unrealised potential of cognitive computing in travel

Many travel executives understand the power cognitive computing has to transform their industry. However, even the most advanced travel companies are only making initial forays…..

Europe’s Ferrovial seeks to benefit from increase in airport PPPs in the US

While there are yet few concrete example of President Trump’s desire to increase the number of private sector infrastructure projects in the transport sector –…..

Airlink sets October date for launch of first regular air connection to St Helena

After a false start last year the tiny island of St Helena in the middle of the South Atlantic ocean will finally welcome its first…..

WOW air to offer seasonal Dallas/Fort Worth service from May-2018

WOW air announced (06-Sep-2017) plans to launch seasonal three times weekly Reykjavik–Dallas/Fort Worth service from 24-May-2018, operating with the Airbus A330-300 equipment. The carrier will be Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport‘s 16th…..

IATA: Jul-2017 shows record load factors and strong but moderating demand growth

IATA released (06-Sep-2017) its statistics for international passenger demand for Jul-2017: Global: Traffic grew 6.8% year-on-year, while capacity climbed 5.5%, and load factor edged up 0.5 percentage…..