Privatisation will help drive and speed up innovation for Travelport – President & CEO Gordon Wilson shares his thoughts

At the end of May-2019, five-and-a-half months after it was first announced, travel technology specialist Travelport entered private ownership following the completion of its acquisition…..

BLOG: Live from Seoul – insights from the CAPA CEOs in Seoul Summit & Gala Dinner

Welcome to live coverage from The Blue Swan Daily of activities in Seoul, South Korea at the CAPA – Centre for Aviation CEOs in Seoul Summit &…..

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…..

There’s a digital outlook as Star Alliance brings a new smile to its connecting partner model, Oneworld closes in on new connect members, but SkyTeam keeps a focus on technology

There are always some key developments revealed at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) AGM from the global airline alliances that are particularly relevant to…..

Eyes to the east – looking to Asia for inspiration and growth

Asia is the fastest expanding and most innovative market in the world, it has enjoyed spectacular growth over the past several years and while China…..

As aircraft delivery deferrals and cancellations suggest an overcapacity in supply, are we at a tipping point with airline orders?

In an industry with so many variables, any assessment of the future, even looking only a year ahead, is riven with challenge. But there are…..

Demand is the ‘big unknown’ as the (r)evolution of distribution accelerates

As fuel prices deliver short term relief, demand is the big unknown. It’s become almost a truism since the advent of President Trump, the British…..

Air New Zealand opens reservations for its Auckland-Seoul service as it aims to ride the wave of strong South Korean arrivals

Air New Zealand has opened reservations for its Auckland–Seoul route which will resume in Nov-2019. It will operate three weekly flights on the route from…..

Air Premia to pursue trans-Pacific market with an all-787 fleet and large premium economy cabin, but is there room for another full-service long-haul airline in South Korea?

Corporate customers in the South Korea-North America market will have a new option from 2021 as South Korean start-up Air Premia launches services using Boeing…..

Japanese corporates to have new low-cost premium cabin option from 2020

Japanese corporate customers will have a new option for Bangkok and Seoul in 2020 as Japan Airlines (JAL) launches its new widebody LCC, Zipair Tokyo……

Incheon Airport aiming to be the world’s third busiest for international passengers by 2023 and North Korean connections could help deliver passenger uplift

South Korea’s Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) aims to increase passenger throughput at its Seoul Incheon International Airport to 95 million passengers per annum by…..