The world is starting to open up as countries ease lockdowns – a positive move, but the change still remains negligible against a backdrop of travel restrictions

The world is slowly opening up again, new research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) indicates, with destinations cautiously easing travel restrictions introduced in response…..

Customer empathy may now beat price in encouraging us to book? But what price will consumers ultimately be willing to pay for peace of mind?

Aviation’s pause button is poised to be released with an increasing number of airlines now confirming plans to resume operations over the next weeks and…..

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Ryanair

This year The Blue Swan Daily will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available…..

Belfast had been booming as a destination, but Ryanair and Aer Lingus are both downscaling in Northern Ireland with Brexit and terrorism likely reasons for network cuts

Ryanair and Aer Lingus have decided to scale back operations from Belfast International and Belfast City George Best airports respectively, moves that have caused consternation…..

As Wizz Air lands at London Southend, Ryanair quickly defends its position… and what about easyJet?

It is now over ten years since Stobart Group acquired control of London Southend airport and invested in returning scheduled air services to the airport,…..

What’s in a name? Boeing says it has no plans to rename the MAX, but it appears IAG and Ryanair have different thoughts

The famous ‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,’ line from Romeo and Juliet…..

QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: The Ryanair rollercoaster rides on – it is the largest operator in terms of capacity in six countries this summer, but can you name them all?

In our new weekly series to break up those Monday morning office blues, The Blue Swan Daily will be testing your knowledge and insight into…..

Finland’s Lappeenranta – the alternative gateway airport to Russia that never was

European budget carrier Ryanair has revealed it intends to expand operations from Lappeenranta Airport in southeast Finland over the winter 2019/2020 schedule with routes to/from…..

Ryanair base helps boost Bordeaux airport and its successful but basic LCC terminal

Bordeaux Airport has reported a 17.5% year-on-year passenger traffic increase, excluding transit passengers, in Apr-2019. Growth was driven by the resumption of seasonal services, the…..

‘We’re in a downturn, but it is the best downturn we’ve ever had (so far)!’ Has the airline profitability bubble burst?

easyJet and Ryanair may have European-centric networks, but they are world-renowned brands having successfully surfed the LCC wave to ranked among the world’s largest operators……

Armenia is courting Ryanair to bring regular direct low-cost air services into the country from Europe

Armenia’s Civil Aviation Committee confirmed recently that Ryanair plans to launch direct services between Europe and Armenia and that the Irish airline has said that…..