Check in! – hotel highlights across EMEA

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Saudi Arabia and UAE…..

Ryanair receives more than three million bookings in a week for the first time

Ryanair surpassed (15-Jan-2018) its weekly bookings record, receiving more than three million bookings in one week (for the next 20 week period) for the first time…..

Airline Insight: Copa Airlines

Each day this year, The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

Emirates to resume Dubai-Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen service in Jun-2018

Emirates confirmed (15-Jan-2018) plans to resume five times weekly Dubai–Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen service on 08-Jun-2018, in addition to existing Dubai–Istanbul Ataturk service. The airline will operate the new service…..

Airport Insight: Palma de Mallorca Airport

Each day this year, The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot…..

Bitcoin Watch – Keep an eye on the cryptocurrency taking the world by storm

At the beginning of 2017, the highly volatile Bitcoin was valued at just below USD1,000, however recently it has skyrocketed well into the teens at a…..

Ethiopian Airlines to commence Abidjan-US service in May-2018

Côte d’Ivoire‘s Ministry of Transport, via its official website and Facebook account, announced (12-Jan-2018) it signed an agreement with Ethiopian Airlines on 10-Jan-2018 to commence direct service…..

Russia’s Transport Ministry submits changes to law on limit of AOCs for delays and poor performance

Russia‘s Ministry for Transport submitted changes to the federal aviation law to enable the Federal Air Transport Agency to temporarily suspend or limit the air operator’s certificate…..

Belgrade Airport charges to remain unchanged in first three years of VINCI concession

VINCI Airports plans for airport charges at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport to remain unchanged for the initial three years of its 25 year concession (Ex-Yu Aviation, 11-Jan-2018). Serbia‘s Government…..

Lufthansa introduces ‘Bagtag’ digital luggage labelling

Lufthansa introduced ‘Bagtag’ digital baggage labels for passengers on Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines services (, 09-Jan-2018). Passengers can request electronic labels as well as boarding passes, which are then transmitted via Bluetooth to the Bagtag…..

National Aviation Services sees Dar Es Salaam as a ‘natural hub’

National Aviation Services CEO Hassan El-Houry stated the expansion of Dar Es Salaam International Airport and the development of an aviation “eco system” has made Dar es Salaam a “natural…..