IATA: Industry wide RPKs show ‘mild uptick’ in May-2020

IATA reported (01-Jul-2020) industry wide passenger demand in May-2020 (in RPKs), dropped 91.3% year-on-year. This was a mild uptick from the 94% decline recorded in Apr-2020……

United Airlines: Middle seat blocking a ‘PR strategy…not a safety strategy’

United Airlines chief communications officer Josh Earnest called the blocking of middle seats to contain the spread of COVID-19 a “PR strategy…not a safety strategy” (CNBC/Travel…..

American Airlines foresees ‘significantly smaller international network’ in 2021

American Airlines announced (01-Jul-2020) plans to adjust its international schedule for winter 2020 until summer 2021, in order to match demand. The carrier anticipates long haul…..

IATA: Brazil only domestic market where capacity and demand falls were matched

IATA, via its May-2020 Air Passenger Analysis, stated (01-Jul-2020) Brazil was the only domestic market in May-2020 where the annual fall in capacity (-91.1%) broadly matched the…..

Travel managers have their work cut out sifting through updated information and guidance; taking a flexible approach is essential in today’s fluid landscape

As the world slowly starts to open up again with some countries now getting the Covid-19 pandemic under control, so corporate travel managers have their…..

CHECK OUT! – latest hotel highlights from across the globe

The Blue Swan Daily brings you the second of this week’s round up of some of the latest accommodation news from across the globe. Hotel Villa…..

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. United Airlines: Middle…..

CarTrawler: US bookings numbers decline after eight previous weeks of growth; bookings growth in Canada remains consistent

CarTrawler reported (30-Jun-2020) US booking numbers declined 6.2% week on week, due to rising COVID-19 infections, after eight weeks of solid week on week growth. There is likely…..

Azul: Technology will have limited impact on business travel

Azul CEO John Rodgerson commented on the use of technology to replace business travel (Folha, 25-Jun-2020). Mr Rodgerson stated: “It will have an impact… But do…..

CDC puts American Airlines under ‘critical review’ for decision to book services to capacity

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield said there was “substantial disappointment” with American Airlines when it announced its decision to book services to…..