Emerging from the grey – things are ‘heating up’ in Dusseldorf in northern winter 2020/21, as Eurowings will have to fend off both TUIfly and Condor on select Caribbean holiday destinations

Demand for leisure travel to summer destinations may come back with a vengeance in European winter 2020/2021 when the coronavirus headwinds should have cleared. Both…..

Brandenburg’s debut opens the door for long-haul connectivity into Berlin, but who will take the risk?

One of the biggest airport stories of 2020 will be the opening of the new Berlin Brandenburg airport in Germany’s capital city. This is an…..

Liverpool vs Manchester and Girona vs Barcelona have been among Europe’s airport rivalries – could Dortmund now start to challenge Düsseldorf?

Dortmund airport exceeded the number of passengers handled in 2018 by mid-Nov-2019 and broke its traffic record established in 2008. The airport handled 2.3 million…..

Is 2020 the year that Berlin finally gets its new airport? It is nine years later than planned but Brandenburg airport is set to open in Oct-2020

“What else can go wrong now?” would not be an unnatural reaction to the news that Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg airport (BER) will finally officially…..

Condor to roll out new business class offer on short and medium haul flights in summer 2020

Fresh from surviving the collapse of tour operator Thomas Cook, German carrier Condor has revealed plans to introduce a new business class product on its…..

Country Insight: #7 – Germany

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…..

Video of the week – Norwegian: to profitability and beyond

It is tough when the boss of one of your biggest rivals regularly predicts your demise, even more so when you are clearly facing a…..

Video of the week – Low Cost Long Haul Summit: industry perspectives

New aircraft technologies, evolving passenger preferences and stable fuel prices are pushing LCCs (and restructuring full service airlines) to consider new growth opportunities. High fare…..

Hamburg Highlights – the key stories from the opening day of the CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Summit

The CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit has returned for a second year to explore the key strategic issues impacting the industry, the only strategy event dedicated…..