WOW air uses Iceland to bridge transatlantic divide for smaller US communities

Icelandic low-fare carrier WOW air is to expand its network in the United States with the introduction of new flights from its Reykjavik hub at…..

Video Analysis: Qantas releases FY2017 results, records 2nd highest underlying profit in its history

Qantas Group released its Full Year 2017 financial results today, which included information on its fleet, loyalty programme and outlook for FY2018. Qantas today reported…..

Qantas teases possible nonstop services from Sydney & Melbourne to UK and US East Coast

Qantas Airways Group announced (25-Aug-2017) it is investigating nonstop services from the east coast of Australia to London and New York by 2022. The carrier stated a “challenge…..

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. Virgin Australia CEO…..

‘Virtual Airport’ to revolutionise the aviation industry

The municipality of Bad Taxenheim in rural Germany has announced plans to construct a vast virtual airport and aerotropolis designed to transform the way the…..

flyadeal to launch international services in 2018, targeting ‘young and digitally savvy population’

flyadeal aims to commence international services by mid 2018, following the planned launch of domestic operations on 23-Sep-2017 (Reuters/Arab News, 24/25-Aug-2017). CEO Con Korfiatis said: “We…..

Germanwings ‘4U’ IATA code to be removed, replaced with Eurowings code from 25-Mar-2018

Deutsche Lufthansa AG plans to remove Germanwings‘ ‘4U’ IATA code from 25-Mar-2018, as Germanwings further consolidates into Eurowings operations (aeroTELEGRAPH, 23-Aug-2017). The change will enable Germanwings services to operate under the…..

Norwegian plans to test feasibility of operating 737 MAX on Cork-Stewart route

Norwegian Group announced plans to test the feasibility of operating the Boeing 737 MAX on trans Atlantic services between Cork to Stewart once “we learn more about the aircraft’s operational…..

India Ambassador to Portugal to talk with Air India on India- Lisbon service

India‘s Ambassador to Portugal Nandini Singla stressed (22-Aug-2017) the need to improve tourism ties between Goa and Portugal. She also informed Goa Tourism that she would be initiating talks with Air…..

Global Ghana Airlines aims to commence operations in Nov-2017

Global Ghana Airlines, via its official Facebook account, stated (18-Aug-2017) it plans to commence nonstop Chicago O’Hare-Accra service on 01-Nov-2017. According to its official website, the airline was founded…..

Dubai International Airport continues its meteoric rise as it closes in on 90mppa landmark

Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport (DXB) surpassed 43 million in the first half of 2017, according to official traffic reports from operator Dubai Airports……