Cardiff to Sao Paulo, Osaka or Hangzhou? Amsterdam is your gateway – KLM boss explains how cutting spokes would ‘disrupt the system and wheel’

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines president and CEO Pieter Elbers said recently that connecting regional UK airports to Amsterdam Schiphol is the carrier’s “bread and butter”…..

World Economic Forum consortium launches Known Traveller Digital Identity paperless travel pilot between Canada and the Netherlands

The World Economic Forum and the governments of the Netherlands and Canada have launched the first pilot project for paperless travel between the two countries……

KLM joins forces with TU Delft to develop sustainable solution for the industry with new thoughts on aircraft design

Sustainability has, and will remain, a major talking point for aviation. You could not escape the subject during the International Air Transport Association (IATA) AGM…..

Is the Welsh Dragon starting to roar? Capital gains in Cardiff as traffic rises, with good prospects for the summer ahead

The latest decade could be described as a tough one for Cardiff airport, which serves the Welsh capital city. However, a look at its operational…..

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…..