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…..

LEVEL’s landing in Amsterdam may not create a new Buzz, but in strange twist of timing Ryanair has revealed plans to bring back the LCC brand to European skies

As the International Airlines Group (IAG) reveals its LEVEL brand will open an operation in Amsterdam from next month, it takes us back two full…..

The Dutch buy a 12.7% stake in Air France-KLM: Is the government’s decision really all that ‘incomprehensible’ and ‘unexpected’?

 A week after Air France-KLM released its full year 2018 results, the Netherlands’ government moved to acquire a 12.68% stake in the Franco-Dutch airline group,…..

Las Vegas sees increased hub connectivity as another European major takes a bet on the destination’s growing corporate and leisure appeal

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport is among the ten largest airports in the United States of America (USA), handling approaching 50 million passengers per year……

KLM digital hold baggage checker may be a fun use of technology, but it doesn’t make the tape measure redundant yet

With all airlines offering varied hand baggage allowances, size and weight restrictions, it can be difficult for even frequent travellers to keep track of individual…..

Developing Europe – Latin America market becoming a key battlefield for Europe’s airline leaders

The formation of LATAM Airlines Group from the amalgamation of South American heavyweights LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines has established a major force in the…..

Your weekly travel and aviation Quote-a

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know. Malaysia Airlines CEO…..

Airline Insight: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Each day this year The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

Competing or complementing? Is there room for both LCCs and regional carriers in the same marketplace

There is an interesting dynamic between regional carriers and low cost carriers. As the LCC revolution has taken hold across the globe, you could consider…..

League leaders changing – parallels between the beautiful game and aviation

There are many parallels between the beautiful game and aviation, not least that some global airlines sponsor top teams in many of the major leagues…..