Fading security and health concerns aid Africa’s recovery as new routes boost arrivals

New routes and fresh optimism have prompted robust growth in Africa’s international flight arrivals this year according to the latest data from ForwardKeys. The latest…..

Hyatt plans to double its Africa offering with six new hotels by 2020

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts today announced that it plans to double the number of Hyatt properties in Africa, with six new hotels expected to open…..

ANALYSIS: October 2017 – Africa capacity insights for the month

In the continuation of a regular new series, The Blue Swan Daily offers a capacity snapshot in time and looks at the month ahead to highlight…..

Northern African hotels deliver highest increase in global occupancy rates in 2017

The return of some form of political stability across parts of Northern Africa is helping the region to lead the way in terms of hotel…..

fastjet says applying ‘standard’ LCC model in Africa results in ‘flying lots of empty seats around’

A year can be an eternity in the aviation industry, but can be very difficult for airlines to stop their existing momentum and action a…..

Airlink sets October date for launch of first regular air connection to St Helena

After a false start last year the tiny island of St Helena in the middle of the South Atlantic ocean will finally welcome its first…..

ANALYSIS: Come September: capacity insights for the month across Europe, the Middle East and Africa

In the first of a regular new series, The Blue Swan Daily offers a capacity snapshot in time and looks at the month ahead to highlight…..

jetWest aims to bring fresh LCC approach into Nigeria’s turmoiled skies

There have been mixed views over the effectiveness of low-cost carriers (LCCs) in Africa over recent years especially as the most recognised operator fastjet has…..

Eastern and Northern regions lead the way as Africa H1 international capacity grows; but major hurdles remain

The aviation landscape continues to change across the globe. We have seen the arrival of low-cost carriers, new hub operators in the Middle East, consolidation…..

RwandAir takes off from Cotonou and expands its west African footprint

RwandAir will commence operations to Conakry (Guinea), Bamako (Mali) and Dakar (Senegal) from its new hub in Cotonou (Benin) from September 30, 2017 as it…..