Schiphol Airport claims to have the highest percentage of LCC operations of the European hubs, but is it true?

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ President and CEO Peter Elbers stated recently that Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) now has the highest percentage of LCCs out of…..

Europe’s hotel industry posts all-time occupancy high despite market challenges

Despite a number of market challenges, not least heightened terrorism threats, Europe’s hotel industry posted an all-time high occupancy level for the January to September…..

Are ‘unfair’ and ‘prohibitive’ European air taxes the biggest barrier to growth in Europe?

Abolishing air passenger taxes across the European Economic Area (EEA) could generate an additional 45.3 million passenger arrivals, 25 million extra inbound tourist arrivals and…..

LOT Polish Airlines hungry to highlight how its long-haul model can translate into foreign markets

LOT Polish Airlines believes its recent comprehensive business restructuring has delivered sufficient cost savings for it to be able to deploy its long-haul aircraft on…..

Europe – Middle East air capacity set to maintain double-digit growth in 2017

The ambitious network growth strategies among the Gulf hub carriers – based on sixth freedom rights via their respective hubs – is continuing to drive…..

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…..

European border control checks are adding around one hour to average aircraft processing times

Air transport associations have sent an open letter to the European Council requesting the urgent need to resolve border control delays across Europe. The imposition…..

Where in the world are the Whisperjets?

Fleet renewal projects at major operators across Europe mean that numerous BAe 146 and Avro RJ regional jetliners are now starting to come out of…..

Norwegian Air Argentina requests rights to serve multiple international markets to support medium-term growth plan

Argentina ANAC announced (15-Aug-2017) Norwegian Air Argentina requested authorisation to operate the following domestic and international services with Boeing 737-800, 737 MAX 8, 787, and  Airbus A321neo LR: Domestic from…..

A hop, skip and jump along the Kangaroo Route

From a nine stop ‘hop’, via a one-stop ‘skip’ via an Asian or Middle East Hub to a non-stop ‘jump’ launching next spring, the popular…..