Hotel growth drives Mach’s desire to compete with Air Canada for the purchase of Transat

Interest by Quebec property developer Mach in acquiring Canadian travel conglomerate Transat seems fuelled by a desire to exploit hotel room growth in Mexico and…..

QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: Which ten airlines have the largest presence in the North Atlantic market this summer based on schedule seat capacity?

In our new weekly series to break up those Monday morning office blues, The Blue Swan Daily will be testing your knowledge and insight into…..

Is WestJet’s privatisation a one-off or a long term business trend?

Onex Corporation’s desire to acquire WestJet for CAD5 billion was not only a major development in Canadian aviation, but also the broader aviation industry as…..

Dublin Airport sees a big increase in trans-Atlantic passengers as it becomes a premier transit point

New traffic figures released by Dublin Airport reveal that in Apr-2019 the number of passengers increased by 7%, with even UK numbers back on the…..

WestJet’s Swoop tweaks its distribution to drive improvement in shoulder months

Canada’s WestJet has opted to tweak its distribution strategy for its ULCC subsidiary Swoop after encountering some headwinds during off peak times. Swoop mades its…..

‘AI’ is increasingly becomes the norm in North America as airlines innovate with artificial intelligence

In North America, airlines are increasingly touting their applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and their commitment to strengthening the expansion of AI throughout their business……

With no return to service date yet confirmed, North America’s airlines continue their work to mitigate 737 MAX groundings

North American airlines operating the Boeing 737 Max are in the throes of creating plans to ease the continuing commercial ramifications from the worldwide grounding…..

Transatlantic Turmoil? Schedule data for summer 2019 shows falling frequencies and negligible capacity growth in North Atlantic skies

After its largest seasonal rise this decade during the past winter 2018/2019, current trans-Atlantic flight schedules for summer 2019 show the first year-on-year summer declines…..

Air Premia to pursue trans-Pacific market with an all-787 fleet and large premium economy cabin, but is there room for another full-service long-haul airline in South Korea?

Corporate customers in the South Korea-North America market will have a new option from 2021 as South Korean start-up Air Premia launches services using Boeing…..

US and Canada nationals retain their propensity to travel despite local and global market uncertainties

Many observers talk about a slowing in air and tourism growth as economic uncertainty and geopolitical issues start to hit the global travel industry. But…..

Carlson Wagonlit: meeting lead times in North America set to increase in 2019 as group size is poised for double-digit uplift 

Solid economic growth in North America is fuelling solid demand for growth in meetings in the region during 2019, but a new report by Carlson…..