Catch up on CAPA’s exclusive Market Analysis pieces – Monarch Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Allegiant Air and more

Every week, CAPA – Centre for Aviation, produces informative, thought provoking and detailed market analysis of the aviation industry. With supporting data included in every…..

KLM: New Dutch cabinet considering aviation tax

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Royal Schiphol Group warned (06-Oct-2017) the new Dutch cabinet is considering an aviation tax, with a view to generate EUR200 million from the sector…..

Qatar Airways to commence Doha-St Petersburg service in Dec-2017

Qatar Airways announced (08-Oct-2017) plans to commence daily Doha-St Petersburg service on 19-Dec-2017. The airline will operate the service with A320 equipment configured with 12 business class…..

Finnair considering plans to launch Tokyo Haneda and Sapporo Chitose service

Finnair is reportedly considering plans to launch service to Tokyo Haneda and Sapporo Chitose, as part of a wider plan to expand its Asia network by…..

Ivory Coast in talks with three airlines on launching Abidjan-US service

Ivory Coast‘s Minister of Transport Amadou Kone said the Government is in talks with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways and South African Airways to launch direct Abidjan–US service by late 2017 or Jan-2018…..

Ryanair COO to resign, to remain in ‘advisory role’ until successor is appointed

Ryanair COO Michael Hickey is to resign (Irish Independent/The Evening Standard/The Guardian, 07-Oct-2017). Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said: “He will be a hard act to replace, which…..

Fly Baghdad to add first 737, commence international service in Oct-2017

Fly Baghdad will reportedly receive its first Boeing 737-700 aircraft and commence international services in Oct-2017 (, 08-Oct-2017). Via its official Facebook and Twitter accounts, the airline stated…..

Munich Airport sees intercontinental routes grow stronger than traffic within Europe in Sep-2017

Munich Airport stated (06-Oct-2017) intercontinental routes posted a “somewhat stronger growth rate” than traffic within Europe in Sep-2017. Munich Airport handled 5.5 million passengers in the first nine months of…..

It’s power to the people for Eurowings’ Cologne/Bonn Summer 2018 network expansion

Route development decisions are highly complex and can take years to deliver from first contact. Based on a range of formulas that differ from airline…..

Hyatt plans to double its Africa offering with six new hotels by 2020

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts today announced that it plans to double the number of Hyatt properties in Africa, with six new hotels expected to open…..

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.   Monarch Airlines…..