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…..

Asian travel growth will be partly at the expense of the Pacific region with Macau, Thailand, Maldives, China and Taipei leading five-year growth in visitor receipts

Earlier this year, The Blue Swan Daily reported that between 2018 and 2023, the Asia Pacific region is expected to enjoy a steady 5.5% average…..

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……

Asia Pacific nations continue international frequency growth across first two months of 2019; 18 of top 20 country markets have more flights versus same period in 2018

New research from The Blue Swan Daily reveals that only two of Asia Pacific’s top twenty country markets have witnessed a rise in year-on-year international…..

Singapore-Busan: an ideal long haul low cost narrowbody route, if traffic rights permit

South Korean LCCs Air Busan and Eastar Jet last month (Jan-2019) launched new seasonal long haul services from Busan to Singapore. The route, which is…..

Korea Airports Corporation moves into Latin America as the political heat is turned up at home

Korea Airports Corporation (KAC) has revealed that it generated KRW925.5 billion (USD825.5 million) in revenue at its 14 Korean airports in 2018, handling 82.8 million…..

Airline Insight: Korean Air

Each week this year The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

There’s a buzz around premium economy among transpacific operators, but Korean Air will not join the party

Korean Air has looked over the years at introducing a premium economy product, which has become mainstream among transpacific operators. However, Korean has so far…..