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…..

Country Insight: #92 – Lithuania

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..

With high UK passenger flows into Malta, will Brexit deliver a cold front to the Mediterranean hotspot?

Malta International Airport reported that it handled 6.8 million passengers in 2018, an increase of 13.2%. The seat capacity was 8.3 million, indicating an average…..

Country Insight: #96 – Georgia

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..

Country Insight: #98 – Azerbaijan

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..