Cost of living survey for 2020 likely to change dramatically following COVID-19

The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU) has just released its 2020 report on the Worldwide Cost of Living but with COVID-19 shutting down much of…..

Travellers from Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia and the US had been showing a strong optimism about visiting European destinations, but then coronavirus struck

Research completed ahead of the recent COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak had indicated that travellers from six key overseas markets were all showing strong optimism about visiting…..

The decision by ANA and Singapore Airlines to deepen their partnership is a win-win, and will benefit travellers too

It has been anticipated and has actually been a long-time coming, but the deepening of a partnership between Star Alliance carriers Singapore Airlines and All…..

Country Insight: #3 – Japan

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…..

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes again laments the lack of low-cost terminals in Malaysia; points to Japan for inspiration

The AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said recently that it is “absurd” that while LCCs are dominant in Malaysia’s aviation market, the country does not…..

Floating the privatisation process – Kitakyushu airport deemed ‘appropriate’ for privatisation

Almost lost in the welter of airport privatisation activity in Japan during the last three years, Kitakyushu, one of the first airports identified for the…..

Adelaide needs a new route to Asia – the launch of the A321XLR means those options have now became infinite

At its launch at the Paris Airshow in Jun-2019, Airbus announced the projected range of the A321XLR to be 4,700nm (8,700km) with an “around 200…..

Delta Air Lines drops Singapore ahead of Narita pullout; last flight scheduled for Sep-2019

Delta Air Lines is suspending services next month to Singapore, a once lucrative market that Delta and predecessor Northwest Airlines have served for several decades……

China’s largest LCC Spring Airlines plans rapid growth in China-Japan market

Spring Airlines plans to accelerate expansion in the China-Japan market in response to improving outbound demand. Nearly 10 million Chinese residents will visit Japan this…..

ANA reveals ‘THE Suite’ and ‘THE Room’ which will be deployed on a dozen of its 777-300ERs from Aug-2019

Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) will debut a new first and business class offering across a dozen of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from the…..

Japan’s Zipair to woo corporates with lie flat business class product

Zipair will be offering Japanese corporates a new low cost business class product when the long haul LCC start-up launches in 2020. The new Japan…..