Lufthansa boosts A380 operations out of Munich; aircraft to be equally split between Munich and Frankfurt hubs from Summer 2020

German national carrier Lufthansa will split its Airbus A380 equally between its two hubs from summer 2020 as it works to find the optimum routes…..

LCCs are ‘environmentally irresponsible for the industry’, 737 MAX certification concerns and JetBlue’s London airport dilemma – news from the IATA AGM in Seoul

The big headlines from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) AGM in Seoul, South Korea will focus on the expected reduced profitability of the airline…..

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…..

Airlines investing in airports – a rare breed, but there’s actually more than you’d think

There has been a lot of talk recently about airlines investing in airports. Is it a new trend? Is it even manageable? Well, the CAPA…..

Video of the week – Airline perspectives from the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit

In Mar-2019 delegates at the CAPA – Centre for Aviation Americas Aviation Summit discussed many of the key issues impacting the aviation and travel sectors…..

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…..

Lufthansa invests in artificial intelligence partnership with Hopper to help predict flight demand

The Lufthansa Group and the Lufthansa Innovation Hub have entered into a research alliance with Canadian travel technology specialist Hopper focused on the subject of…..

In the clouds – the terms most commonly used to describe some of the world’s most popular airlines

All travellers have a preference of airline they would rather fly, hotel they would rather stay, even airport they would prefer to use. Even when…..

Video insights from the CAPA World Aviation Outlook Summit – Part 2

The latest decade has been one of relative stability for the aviation industry, but the tide has almost certainly now turned, and it is certainly…..

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. Qantas CEO Alan…..

NDC – What’s making news?

IATA’s NDC (New Distribution Capability) continues to be a focus for airlines and technology providers around the world, not to mention travel agency who are…..