IATA: Premium traffic share growing slowly, held up by strength of global trade and the Asia Pacific

IATA, via its Airlines Financial Monitor for Oct-2017, reported (09-Nov-2017) the share of origin-destination passengers in premium cabins increased 0.1 ppts to 5.2% for the year…..

OAG: Qantas has its timing right on Perth-London service

OAG, via its official blog, reported (08-Nov-2017) Qantas planned Perth-London nonstop service, due to launch in Mar-2018, will add over 85,000 seats each way in a market…..

Manchester Airports Group considers selling Bournemouth Airport

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) is reportedly considering selling Bournemouth Airport (The Business Desk/Bounemouth Echo, 06-Nov-2017). As previously reported by CAPA, other recent UK airport sales include the partial sale of Bristol…..

Manchester’s ‘China Dividend’ highlights economic impact of air services

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has revealed that its non-stop Hainan Airlines link to Beijing, the UK’s first direct regular flight to China from outside of…..

AccorHotels trials hotel-plex with Seoul Dragon City

AccorHotels has launched its first ‘hotel-plex’ in Seoul, featuring four different AccorHotels brands. However, the question remains, can four brands co-exist in one complex? The…..

Faroe Islands Vagar Airport CEO: Record 2017 pax due to more accessibility, affordability

Faroe Islands Vagar Airport CEO Jákup Sverri Kass stated (09-Nov-2017) record 2017 passenger numbers are due to the airport being “more accessible and more affordable than ever…..

Fraport’s EBITDA increases by 30% in third quarter of 2017 thanks to a jump in passenger numbers

The German airport operator Fraport, which manages Frankfurt Airport and others in Europe, Asia and Latin America, declared its 3Q2017 financial results. They show an…..

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. SkyWork Airlines CEO…..

Emirates Group reports steady revenue growth and a rebound on profitability

Emirates Group reported (09-Nov-2017) steady revenue growth and a rebound on profitability year-on-year in its half-year performance for 2017-2018, in spite of the continuing downward pressure on margins, a rise…..

Harare International Airport renamed after Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe‘s government reportedly renamed Harare International Airport after current President Robert Mugabe, effective 09-Nov-2017 (BBC, 09-Nov-2017). The airport will now be known as Robert Mugabe International Airport.

Travel Service to increase leadership through acquisition of CSA Czech Airlines

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Travel Service: purchase of majority stake in CSA Czech Airlines shows fast growing group’s ambition’ stated (09-Nov-2017) Travel…..