Delta to drive non-stop European traffic to Indianapolis ahead of race day

US major Delta Air Lines says that in cooperation with its transatlantic joint venture partner Air France, it will launch the first nonstop flights between…..

Weathering the storm – Delta avoids Irma disruption through meticulous planning

We often hear stories of airline flight cancellations due to bad weather and the personal accounts on the disruption caused to travellers. Weather events are…..

Airlines seek urgent solution to snoring caused by premium lie-flat seats

The rise (or fall) of lie-flat seating is creating shockwaves of new issues for longsuffering travellers. As soon as a man is lying flat the…..

Icelandair’s new Tampa service to generate USD19m annual economic impact in Tampa region

Tampa International Airport estimated (07-Sep-2017) Icelandair‘s newly launched twice weekly Reykjavik–Tampa service will generate an economic impact of nearly USD19 million p/a. The inaugural service from Tampa to Reykjavik…..

Pegasus Airlines to consider increasing frequency of international services in 2017

Pegasus Airlines plans to consider increasing the frequency of Germany, Spain and UK services in 2017, according to CCO Guliz Ozturk (Reuters, 07-Sep-2017). Mr Ozturk said: “If the market demand is…..

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…..