Aviation’s version of ‘The Elders’ look to define and promote the benefits of air travel, but overlook the elephant in the departure lounge

There is a shadowy organisation known as ‘The Elders’ which was originally brought together in 2007 by Nelson Mandela, Richard Branson and Peter Gabriel as…..

Panama considers introducing a connecting passenger tax, but there is resistance from air transport organisations and it could put its hub status ‘at risk’

IATA’s regional VP for the Americas, has called on Panama’s Government to reconsider a proposed bill introducing a connecting passenger tax, stating the tax “will…..

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…..

Inside Travel: Understanding the latest technology and industry trend insights

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The cost of Mexico City’s alternative to its (cancelled) new airport is skyrocketing and WTTC now says its airbase conversion is not feasible

There is a saying in the English language about being ‘penny wise, pound foolish’. It is all about being extremely careful with smaller, inconsequential amounts…..

QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: What were the top five nationalities of global passengers travelling on international routes last year?

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…..

France’s new ‘eco contribution’ tax for commercial air services is earmarked to help finance other transport sectors

The French government has announced it will introduce a new ‘eco contribution’ tax for commercial air traffic within and departing from mainland France from 2020……

Passport power – Brexit bites as UK slips down the ranking as Singapore and Japan hold strongest global documents

Moving into the third quarter of 2019, Japan and Singapore hold onto top spot on the Henley Passport Index, with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 189……

Asia Pacific airline RPK growth ‘picked up slightly’ in Apr-2019 but remains ‘well below’ the long term average

Scheduled airline demand across Asia Pacific, measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs), “picked up slightly” recording a +2.1% rise in year-on-year growth in Apr-2019 (up…..

Slowing demand and rising costs are putting a squeeze on airline profits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry to a USD28 billion profit,…..

Airline industry is ‘seeing some headwinds’, and last six months have been ‘tough for airlines’ acknowledges IATA, but at least international passenger demand remains ‘solid’

Global trade has weakened, trade wars are intensifying and fuel prices have risen significantly. In addition, geopolitical tensions are leading to airspace closures in key…..