JetBlue Airways deploys first fully integrated biometric boarding gate at New York JFK

JetBlue Airways deployed (15-Nov-2018) its first fully integrated biometric self boarding gate at New York John F Kennedy International Airport terminal 5, in partnership with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP)……

US passenger and freight transportation service index up 5% in Sep-2018

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported (15-Nov-2018) the combined transportation service index (TSI) increased 4.9% year-on-year in Sep-2018, of which passenger TSI increased 5.2% year-on-year and the…..

Dominican Republic and Uruguay sign open skies agreement

Dominican Republic Junta de Aviacion Civil announced (14-Nov-2018) the Dominican Republic and Uruguay signed an air services agreement “formalising commercial aviation operations between both countries”. The open skies agreement includes…..

Carlson Wagonlit Travel launches CTM data insight, reporting and visualisation tool

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) released (13-Nov-2018) ‘CWT AnswerIQ’, a data insight, reporting and visualisation tool. The tool provides reporting for corporate travel management (CTM) programmes, using internet-style…..

Southwest drops plans to fly from Everett, but Alaska Airlines will fill the void after slot deal

Southwest Airlines is abandoning its plan to be among the carriers to offer scheduled flights from Snohomish County Airport when it reopens for commercial flights…..

Sabre ups its NDC game by agreeing to acquire Farelogix

Sabre announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Farelogix, an innovator in the travel industry with advanced offer management and NDC order…..

Mobile platforms ‘ideally placed to facilitate loyalty programmes’ for airlines, but wide variation in adoption means airlines need to adapt strategies

There is an increasing focus among technology providers on the mobile platform. This week, Travelport revealed that mobile devices are as vital for travel as…..

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. South African Airways…..

With each wave of airline restructuring hit by inevitable resistance from traditional labour forces, can aviation unions be a force for good?

All major European carriers have overhauled their cost structures in the last decade or so in the face of liberalisation, the rise of LCCs and…..

United Airlines to launch six intercontinental services in 2019 with 787-10 aircraft

United Airlines announced (14-Nov-2018) plans to launch the following services with Boeing 787-10 equipment: New York Newark–Frankfurt: From 30-Mar-2019; New York Newark–Tel Aviv Ben Gurion: From 30-Mar-2019; New York Newark-Paris…..