Coronavirus: Italy is on lockdown, other parts of Europe will follow, and global markets are in crisis – it is hard to be optimistic, but there are actually a few positives

“The only certainty, is uncertainty.” A phrase that was used in the United Kingdom to describe the Brexit process, but now as equally relevant for…..

IATA warns that Saudi Arabia attack is expected to put oil prices ‘under pressure’ for some time

The cost of fuel has a significant impact on airline profitability, but more than that it impacts future business strategy as growth rates are redefined…..

Aircraft fuel and oil the largest cost component for airlines, but regional variation is ‘considerable’

Against a backdrop of rising industry input costs, especially fuel and labour, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released some data looking at the…..

Airline fuel surcharges? … What airline fuel surcharges?

Fuel prices have pretty much doubled over the past year and US airlines have been particularly badly hit, as mostly they weren’t hedged against price…..

Electrifying commercial aviation: How close are we?

From its inception, the growth and profitability of commercial aviation has relied heavily on environmentally damaging fossil fuels. As the impact of these fuels on…..

Fuel surcharges begin…even earlier than we predicated

A few weeks ago, The Blue Swan Daily predicted the return of fuel surcharges from airlines all around the world. It took only a couple…..