The chicken or the egg? Air capacity may be returning, but fewer frequencies is becoming a common thread of the recovery that will concern corporate travellers

Everybody has their own opinion on the popular ‘Chicken-and-egg’ metaphoric adjective which describes situations where it is not clear which of two events should be…..

With 65 years of traffic growth wiped out in under 65 days, where now for the Lufthansa Group?

Lufthansa Group held its first ever virtual annual general meeting on 05-May-2020, with around 10,000 shareholders dialling-in. Chairman and CEO Carsten Spohr had the unenviable…..

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…..

Coronavirus effect on air transport is ‘likely to be temporary,’ says IATA, with airlines expected to ‘weather the storm in the long term’

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said history indicates that the coronavirus is unlikely to have a long-term effect on air travel demand. In…..

Lufthansa’s investment in TripActions opens the door to a new collaborating that could shape the future distribution and corporate retailing landscape

Lufthansa Group’s investment in business travel platform TripActions will not only support the latter’s expansion across Europe, but could ultimately help shape the future distribution…..

Lufthansa’s new short-haul seat is more about standardisation and efficiency, but it does offer benefits for the connected traveller

It is hard to get excited when you read about airlines introducing “innovative seats” that will “make travelling even more comfortable” when it relates to…..

Eurowings opens the door to a whole new world of connection opportunities with new virtual interlining platform

German carrier Eurowings has more than flirted with the idea of flight connections. While its big brother Lufthansa delivers the traditional hub-and-spoke model at its…..

SWISS aims to ‘strengthen its position as a premium air carrier’ with premium economy debut on 777-300ER fleet from spring 2021

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) plans to further strengthen its positioning as a premium air carrier by debuting a new premium economy class cabin option…..

While other airlines dump the A340, SWISS has just returned the first of its refurbished jets to the air

As fuel prices have been creeping up again in recent years, a number of the world’s airlines have been retiring their less-efficient four-engined Airbus A340s…..

Lufthansa Group launches Yilu: a smart B2B platform for travel and mobility services

Over the past decade, technology has transformed almost all aspects of the travel industry, most notably mobility and hospitality. The impact has been profound for…..

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…..