The chicken or the egg? Air capacity may be returning, but fewer frequencies is becoming a common thread of the recovery that will concern corporate travellers

Everybody has their own opinion on the popular ‘Chicken-and-egg’ metaphoric adjective which describes situations where it is not clear which of two events should be…..

Furloughed airline crews may be grounded right now, but many are providing a first-class upgrade to frontline medical workers fighting the Covid-19 pandemic

With air transport close to a standstill and tens of thousands of trained crew grounded on furlough or made redundant, what else can a skilled…..

Coronavirus statistics snapshot – the number of global air departures scheduled for this week is less than half the level planned at the start of the year

Last week, The Blue Swan Daily reported that number of one-way flights removed during the week commencing 23-Mar-2020 was over 217,000 departures, a -29.6% reduction…..

Airbus reveals MAVERIC, a disruptive blended wing body scale model technological demonstrator that already has more than six months of testing

Airbus says it is leveraging emerging technologies to pioneer the future of flight and testing disruptive aircraft configurations to evaluate their potential as viable future…..

Delivering on sustainability will become ‘a cost of doing business’ for the airline industry

JetBlue Airways recently drew a line in the sand in its efforts to combat global warming by declaring that its domestic flights in 2020 would…..

As Wizz Air lands at London Southend, Ryanair quickly defends its position… and what about easyJet?

It is now over ten years since Stobart Group acquired control of London Southend airport and invested in returning scheduled air services to the airport,…..

‘We’re in a downturn, but it is the best downturn we’ve ever had (so far)!’ Has the airline profitability bubble burst?

easyJet and Ryanair may have European-centric networks, but they are world-renowned brands having successfully surfed the LCC wave to ranked among the world’s largest operators……

New data highlights that UK travellers have turned away from Europe during ongoing Brexit limbo; easyJet warns of ‘softness’ in advanced bookings

After approaching three years of uncertainty the date that the United Kingdom was due to leave the European Union has now passed. But, Brexit hasn’t…..

In the clouds – the terms most commonly used to describe some of the world’s most popular airlines

All travellers have a preference of airline they would rather fly, hotel they would rather stay, even airport they would prefer to use. Even when…..

Is the long-running Alitalia sale finally set for conclusion?

The saga over the survival of Italian flag carrier Alitalia has been a long one. It has struggled along for many years, but it is…..