fastjet launches brand in Mozambique, first LCC to enter market

fastjet launched its brand in Mozambique recently following a brand licence agreement with Federal Airlines and Solenta Aviation Mozambique, becoming the first LCC to enter the Mozambican market (Reuters/Breaking Travel News, 29/30-Sep-2017)……

Qatar Airways will ‘massively grow’ Meridiana

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker stated Qatar Airways will “massively grow” Meridiana, including a relaunch with new aircraft and new branding and an expansion of its European and…..

Tourism Ireland welcomes overseas visitors, continued concern for decreasing UK market

Tourism Ireland welcomed (29-Sep-2017) figures published showing 6,714,600 inbound tourists visited Ireland from Jan-2017 to Aug-2017, representing a 2.5% year-on-year increase. Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons added: “North America and…..

EgyptAir to add 787, A320neos to fleet

EgyptAir Holding Company board of directors provided in principle approval to develop the carrier’s fleet with Boeing 787 and A320neo aircraft (Daily News Egypt, 01-Oct-2017). Chairman Safwat Musallam said…..

Russia to invest EUR6.5bn in tourism development in period from 2019 to 2025

Russia‘s Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism) Oleg Safonov the maximum volume of the total funding to be invested into the development of domestic and inbound tourism under…..

NDC, airline distribution, travel apps, payments: CAPA presents a blockbuster travel agenda in London

Airline sales and distribution practices are evolving at a mind numbing rate. Apps are being developed that utilise the power of artificial intelligence combined with…..

Brexit will be disaster for UK airlines? Will pilot unions threaten Open Skies?

As uncertainty swirls around the impact of any post-Brexit arrangements for the future of British airlines in the EU, there is similar ambiguity over the…..

The WOW factor – strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to Iceland’s growing LCC

Having lived in the shadow of Icelandair’s effective European and North American network strategy since it launched services in 2012, WOW air has now exploded…..

easyJet’s electric vision to decarbonise and reduce noise from aviation operations

European low-fare carrier easyJet is to collaborate with Wright Electric to build and operate the first electric short haul aircraft from around ten years from…..

Exclusive: Singapore announces new low cost startup to operate domestic flights

Singapore has traditionally been a leader in international liberalisation, Singapore Airlines has been a world leader in the full service market and the government has…..

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.   Dubai Airports…..