Europe is the most aspirational destination for South-East Asian travellers with ‘prestigious’ countries the priority

The scenic beauty, natural landscapes, diversity of cultural attractions and the good weather have been identified among the reasons why Europe remains the most aspirational…..

QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: Airports in three EU and four non-EU countries in Europe reported double-digit year-on-year passenger growth in 1H2019, but can you name them all?

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…..

QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: The Ryanair rollercoaster rides on – it is the largest operator in terms of capacity in six countries this summer, but can you name them all?

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…..

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…..

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…..

Travellers are spoiled for choice as Chinese carriers pursue rapid long-haul expansion

Chinese airlines are pursuing rapid long-haul expansion, in particular opening up attractively priced premium cabin options for corporate travellers. They have launched more than 30…..

Travel and tourism ‘can be a major growth sector’ for the UK in a post Brexit economy

Uncertainties over Brexit and a near 10% decline in spending by international visitors led to a weak growth of the travel and tourism sector in…..

Half of Europe’s top ten country markets have witnessed a decline in year-on-year flight frequencies across first months of 2019

New research from The Blue Swan Daily reveals that half of Europe’s top ten country markets have witnessed a decline in year-on-year flight frequencies across…..

Should we prepare for more airline closures? Europe’s big five take more than half of region’s air travel market as smaller airlines struggle for share

The airline sector as historically been a competitive marketplace where only the strongest can survive. While LCCs may have initially arrived as the disruptors, many…..

Chinese tourists continue to visit Europe in increasing numbers as connectivity grows

Chinese tourists are continuing to put Europe at the top of their favourite destinations despite the relative slow-down in the Chinese economy and any concerns…..

Northern European cities continue to dominate as most liveable locations for European expatriates, but Dublin shines with ranking rise

Copenhagen in Denmark and Bern in Switzerland offer the best liveability standards for European expats, scoring at the top of ECA’s ranking for over seven…..