Atlanta retained its #1 global passenger airport ranking in 2018; Beijing continued its growth, but Dubai is stalling

ACI World has published preliminary world airport rankings for 2018. In its opening remarks ACI says passenger traffic remains resilient but cargo hubs have seen…..

Distribution and selling challenges: NDC to the rescue?

Legacy distribution systems have for decades presented airlines with the twin problems of high costs and product commoditisation. In efforts to address these issues, a…..

Emirates again cuts capacity in Auckland as new Bali flight is reduced

Emirates Airline is again reducing capacity to New Zealand as the airline cuts its new Auckland-Bali service from seven to four weekly frequencies. Summary: Emirates…..

Airport Insight: Dubai 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…..

Virgin Atlantic waves goodbye to Dubai… but will it mean hello to Detroit, Orlando or even Minneapolis St Paul?

The news last week that UK carrier Virgin Atlantic is to suspend flights between London and Dubai would not really have been a surprise to…..

Has Dubai Airports got its head in the ‘cloud’s? Not with its new flight display technology which is set to reduce its electrical footprint and operational costs

Dubai Airports says that a move from a “fragmented system” to a new advanced cloud-based Flight Information Display solution (FIDS) along with System on Chip…..

Royal Brunei drops Dubai stop on Bandar Seri Begawan – London route, but will need to rely on sixth freedom rights to make it work

Royal Brunei Airlines has confirmed the delivery of a fifth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner later this summer will help facilitate the introduction of non-stop flights between…..

The world’s top 20 airports in 2017 – Atlanta still looks down on the opposition but for how much longer will that remain the case?

ACI World has released its list of the world’s busiest airports by passenger numbers in 2017. Once again Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International tops the list but it…..

Dubai dominates, Iran opens up and Saudi Arabia continues seat rise, but is Middle East market growth now set to slide?

Dubai International Airport remains the world’s largest international airport after recording a 5.5% growth in traffic in 2017 to just over 88 million passengers. This…..

Dubai International Airport to close one of two runways for 45 days in 2019 – which airports might benefit?

Dubai Airports recently confirmed plans to close Dubai International Airport’s (DXB) southern runway for a 45-day period in Apr/May-2019 in order to conduct a “comprehensive upgrade” designed to boost…..