Boeing: The 787-10 will ‘have the best operating economics of any airplane’ when it enters service

Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP marketing Randy Tinseth reported (23-Jan-2018) reception of US FAA amended type certificate (ATC) for the 787-10 clears the aircraft for commercial service. According to…..

LATAM Airlines Ecuador sees US and EU as priorities for open skies agreements

LATAM Airlines Ecuador CEO Maximiliano Naranjo stated Ecuador‘s recent open skies policy is most likely to commence with agreements with the US, followed by the European Union (El Universo, 23-Jan-2018)……

CBP & Cayman Islands sign fast track screening agreement

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Cayman Islands signed (23-Jan-2018) an agreement to implement a pilot program allowing screening of passengers travelling from Miami International Airport to Grand Cayman Island…..

Amaszonas Uruguay to add Dash 8 aircraft for short haul operations

Amaszonas Uruguay GM Sergio Riolfo stated the company counts with 80 staff and plans to have 100 staff in the near future (El Observador, 17-Jan-2018). The…..

Aerolíneas Argentinas to increase capacity on Buenos Aires-Brazil routes

Aerolíneas Argentinas plans to increase Buenos Aires-Porto Alegre frequency to twice daily in Apr-2018, using a mix of Boeing 737-800 and Embraer 190 aircraft (Panrotas, 19-Jan-2018). The carrier also plans to upgauge Buenos…..

Predictions abound for the victor of Amazon’s new headquarters. Will it go big or small?

Amazon’s whittling away of potential cities for its second headquarters from more than 200 to 20 has generated ample buzz. Although predictions about the which…..

Overcoming the ownership issue of the passenger: do they belong to the airport, airline or both?

Customers of airlines and airports are subjected to an impersonal and chaotic, one-size-fits-all service with the commercial impact of stressed passengers a reduction in their…..

Global Alliance Review: SkyTeam

As part of our continued review of global alliances (see An in-depth look at global alliances), The Blue Swan Daily brings you a snapshot of SkyTeam. This alliance…..

Airline Insight: Batik Air

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: Cape Town 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 – Bespoke Investment Group: The bitcoin boom may be far from over

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…..