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…..

Air France to launch Paris CDG-Seattle service in Mar-2018

Air France announced (04-Oct-2017) plans to commence five times weekly Paris CDG-Seattle service with Boeing 777-200 aircraft from 25-Mar-2018. The aircraft is equipped with the latest long haul travel…..

SAS to add five new routes at Aarhus Airport

SAS announced (05-Oct-2017) five new routes and increased capacity on existing routes from Aarhus Airport in summer 2018 as part of a cooperation agreement with the airport to…..

CAPA: Virgin Atlantic’s new partnership with AF-KLM should improve Virgin’s access to wider markets

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Virgin Atlantic: Air France-KLM relationship may help in improving network coverage’, stated (05-Oct-2017) Virgin Atlantic‘s anticipated entry into the…..