IATA: The practice of blocking airline’s funds in Africa is ‘not the answer’

IATA regional VP for the Middle East & Africa Muhammad Ali Albakri stated (05-Oct-2017) the practice of blocking airlines funds in Africa is not the answer to addressing significant economic…..

Aer Lingus continues trans-Atlantic expansion and adds Philadelphia to its Dublin departure board

Irish carrier Aer Lingus is delivering on its promise to further build connectivity between Europe and North America with the announcement of a record trans-Atlantic…..

ANALYSIS: October 2017 – European capacity insights for the month ahead

In the continuation of a regular new series, The Blue Swan Daily offers a capacity snapshot in time and looks at the month ahead to…..

Kempinski treats its loyal customers to ‘greater privileges and personalisation’

The Kempinski name is proudly borne by a growing collection of distinguished properties around the world and a more than 120 year history. As Europe’s…..

Aviation sector could become leading light in delivering on global sustainability agenda

Global aviation is a driver of sustainable development, bringing together people, businesses and communities and supporting trade and tourism. In fact, safe, reliable, efficient and…..

Boeing confirms Emirates as 777X launch customer, set for mid-2020 entry into service

Boeing VP Sales for Middle East, Turkey, Russia and Central Asia Marty Bentrott confirmed Emirates will be the launch customer for the 777X (Gulf News/The Seattle Times, 04-Oct-2017). Mr Bentrott said Emirates is “actually ahead…..

Air Arabia Maroc to launch links from Marrakech to London and Paris

Air Arabia Maroc plans to launch three times weekly Marrakech–Paris CDG service on 31-Oct-2017, as per a 04-Oct-2017 GDS and inventory timetable display. The carrier will serve the…..

Malaysia Airlines close to selecting new destination in Europe

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Malaysia Airlines‘ fleet strategy: still a work in progress following A330-200 and 787-9 deals’, stated (04-Oct-2017) Malaysia Airlines…..

Airbus: Narrowbody market remains healthy, A320neo ramp-up remains challenging

Airbus, via its Oct-2017 State Shareholders Presentation, provided (04-Oct-2017) the following update for the A320 family: Narrowbody market remains healthy, with the A320 family “essentially…..

Iran Air appoints first female CEO after Cabinet approval

Iran Air appointed Farzaneh Sharafbafi as CEO, following approval from the Iranian Cabinet (Financial Tribune, 05-Oct-2017). Sharafbafi is Iran Air’s first female CEO. She previously served as chairwoman…..

Nigeria’s Air Azman receives new A330 aircraft

Air Azman, via its official Facebook and Twitter accounts, confirmed (04-Oct-2017) receiving a new A330 aircraft. The airline plans to use the aircraft to open new…..