More airlines “ask Alexa” as AI becomes more mainstream in the industry

United Airlines and Air Canada are the latest airlines to tap the ever growing popularity of AI by adding Amazon’s Alexa to their respective customer…..

Expats in the City – Manama and Bahrain the hottest places for expatriate life

With summer temperatures reaching up to 50°C (122°F), the Kingdom of Bahrain, an Arab constitutional monarchy and island archipelago in the Persian Gulf, is certainly…..

Catch up on CAPA’s exclusive Market Analysis pieces – Blockchain, John F Kennedy Airport, SAS and more

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

Bitcoin Watch – Keep an eye on the cryptocurrency taking the world by storm

At the beginning of 2017, the highly volatile Bitcoin was valued at just below USD1,000, however recently it has skyrocketed well into the teens at a…..

On time performance: Australia vs. the USA

Delays and cancellations are probably the most commonplace complaint heard by airlines from customers. Nothing is more infuriating than sitting at an airport or stuck…..

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. Malaysia Airlines CEO…..

Hilton’s new Connected Room to debut across USA in early 2018

Hilton has confirmed its new ‘Connected Room’ a high-tech guest room that enables guests to personalise and control every aspect of their stay from one…..

Changing market conditions – we speak to the industry!

In an era where demand for air travel continues to grow, and where competition in the dynamic aviation is getting fierce, airports and airlines must…..

Uber’s competition continues to grow: is the tech company being ‘out-teched’?

The European ride-sharing company Taxify officially launched in Sydney yesterday, bringing important competition to giant Uber. According to Taxify, the launch brings with it a…..

Is there a real need for speed for scheduled passenger airliners?

The latest generation of airliners now allow us to fly much further than we have previously, but should we just be focusing on range? Is…..

The value of aircraft orders – it is all a tale of smoke and mirrors

A rumoured Emirates Airline follow-up Airbus A380 order failed to materialise at the Dubai Air Show and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier selected the…..