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…..

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…..