Unlocking the value of slots at congested airports – How does the aviation industry ensure congestion doesn’t limit growth? 

Airport slots undoubtedly have a “value”, especially at congested facilities. It is sometimes argued that unlocking that value can lead to more commercial outcomes than…..

The future of airline alliances: shifting cooperative paradigms

Historically, three large airline alliances have dominated the competitive landscape. Recently, we have seen the emergence of new cooperative structures and the formation of alternative…..

Oneworld’s expected Qatar Airways divorce will be eased by potential China Southern marriage

As Qatar Airways falls out of love with the oneworld alliance, the grouping is already set to find a new partner. For a long time…..

Airport Insight: Doha Hamad International Airport

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…..

As Qatar Airways revisits its Cardiff service, can an airport be too small to host an intercontinental route?

Eyebrows were raised when Qatar Airways announced last year that it would operate a route from Doha to Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Not because…..

Catch up on CAPA’s exclusive Market Analysis pieces – Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Colombia aviation, Munich Airport and more

Each week, CAPA – Centre for Aviation, produces informative, thought provoking and detailed market analysis of the aviation industry. With supporting data included in every…..

Qatar Airways launches new loyalty programme… for children?

Customer loyalty is a key ingredient for any business and that is particularly true in the airline sector where carriers spend a lot of time…..

Airline Insight: Qatar Airways

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…..

Airspace in the Middle East: a quarrelsome subject unlikely to produce good fortunes

The headlines in the Middle East have been dominated by talk of blockades and airspace restrictions since the middle of last year after the suspension of…..

Qatar Airways to place A350-1000 on its lucrative London route

After first debuting its QSuite ‘First in Business Class’ concept on the Doha – London route onboard the Boeing 777-300ER in Jun-2017, it is no…..