Qatar Airways reveals first routes for its Qsuite ‘First in Business Class’ concept

Gulf carrier Qatar Airways will place its new Qsuite business class concept into commercial service later this month, just days after unveiling the product onboard…..

New A380plus aims to prolong the life of endangered Airbus species

Airbus is presenting a development study for an enhanced A380, the “A380plus” in the hope of securing additional customer for the slow-selling aircraft. The study…..

Circumventing the barriers of ownership and control regulation

There seems to be a growing consensus in the airline industry that the rules restricting the foreign ownership and control of airlines are archaic and…..

Infographic: Aircraft Deliveries 2017

With the biennial Paris Air Show opening at the Le Bourget business aviation airport this weekend  The Blue Swan Daily brings you an exclusive infographic, focusing…..

powdair takes a huge jump into Sion for winter sports enthusiasts

Irish virtual airline powdair plans to launch a winter programme of flights into Sion, the capital of the canton of Valais in Switzerland. The airline…..

The Cyprus Airways name returns to the skies, but things look very different in the Cypriot market

A start-up backed by a leading Russian airline has resurrected the Cyprus Airways brand and boost connectivity from the Mediterranean island. Established under the name…..

Lufthansa finds a new home for the A380 in Munich, as Frankfurt loses five SuperJumbos

After selecting its Bavarian hub for the deployment of its initial batch of Airbus A350s at the start of this year, German flag carrier Lufthansa…..

Airbus predicts demand for 40,000 mainline jets over next 20 years, but do we have enough pilots to fly them?

We have all sniggered when Otto, the inflatable autopilot is deployed in the film Airplane!, however the idea of unmanned flight decks is certainly a…..

KLM plans fond farewell to its Fokker fleet

European flag carrier KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will phase out its final Fokker 70 on October 29, 2017, ending 20 years of service with the…..

Norwegian takes the lead as new generation narrowbodies open up thin long-haul city pairs

Until very recently, the concept of long haul, low cost international service with narrowbody aircraft was merely an intriguing thought as the specifications of new…..

Reports on the demise of airline alliances are being greatly exaggerated

The death warrant for global alliances is routinely issued. It takes only a squabble between members or one airline’s partnership with a member outside the…..