International tourist arrivals hit seven year high in 2017, reports UNWTO

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer……

Airline Insight: UTair Aviation

Each day this year, The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

Airport Insight: Miami International Airport

Each day this year, The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

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…..

Gol to launch four new Brazil-US services

Gol Linhas Aereas announced (15-Jan-2018) plans to launch four new daily Brazil–US services with Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, effective 04-Nov-2018, detailed as follows: Brasilia–Miami: Daily service; Brasilia-Orlando: Daily service;…..

Aruba Airport trials US preclearance biometrics

Aruba Queen Beatrix International Airport announced (Jan-2018) it is the first US Customs and Border Protection preclearance facility to pilot a facial biometrics entry programme. The pilot…..

Caribbean Airlines launches Port of Spain-Havana service

Caribbean Airlines, via its official LinkedIn account, announced (14-Jan-2018) it launched Port of Spain–Havana service, effective 14-Jan-2018. According to OAG, the carrier operates the route twice weekly with…..

Avianca to incorporate TransAsia’s A330-300: report

Avianca reportedly plans to incorporate two A330-300 aircraft (tail B-22101, serial 1357; tail B22102, serial 1378) in 1H2018, from TransAsia Airways (Transponder1200, 11-Jan-2018). Avianca will operate the…..

Air Europa to deploy 787 on Madrid-Sao Paulo service

Globalia announced (15-Jan-2018) Air Europa Lineas Aereas plans to deploy Boeing 787-8 aircraft on daily Madrid-Sao Paulo service, effective 25-Mar-2018. According to OAG, the carrier operates the route with 299…..

The annual Airbus-Boeing order book competition: everyone’s a winner

With a tidy 430 A320 sales to LCC industry maestro Bill Franke, for the Indigo Partners suite of LCCs around the world, Airbus managed to…..