Coronavirus statistics snapshot – the number of global air departures scheduled for this week is less than half the level planned at the start of the year

Last week, The Blue Swan Daily reported that number of one-way flights removed during the week commencing 23-Mar-2020 was over 217,000 departures, a -29.6% reduction…..

Love is in the air: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh market has seen the largest addition of flight frequencies since 2015

Every February 14, across many places around the world, flowers and other gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St Valentine,…..

Latest data from IATA highlights moderate pick up in passenger demand that the US-China trade war is weighing heavily on the air freight sector

The latest monthly data releases from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlight the challenging market conditions. Its traffic data for Aug-2019 shows demand (measured…..

Asia Pacific airline RPK growth ‘picked up slightly’ in Apr-2019 but remains ‘well below’ the long term average

Scheduled airline demand across Asia Pacific, measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs), “picked up slightly” recording a +2.1% rise in year-on-year growth in Apr-2019 (up…..

Room oversupply crimps hoteliers for the 2019 Coachella music festival; supply growth increasingly impacts performance in many major markets

California’s Coachella Valley Music Festival has grown enormously over the last 20 years, but hotel demand for the event fell in 2019. The event draws…..

UNWTO’s latest Tourism Barometer shows confidence in global tourism performance is starting to pick up again after slowing in late 2018

The latest issue of the World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer has highlighted that international tourism levels are continuing to grow into 2019, albeit…..

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…..

Half of Europe’s top ten country markets have witnessed a decline in year-on-year flight frequencies across first months of 2019

New research from The Blue Swan Daily reveals that half of Europe’s top ten country markets have witnessed a decline in year-on-year flight frequencies across…..

It’s all in the economics – passenger traffic is strong globally but freight volumes declining

ACI World reports that global air passenger traffic grew by 4.8% year-on-year in Dec-2018. In the major regional markets, Europe’s success continued, posting 6.3% growth…..

Central and Eastern Europe records largest growth in global airline capacity as industry kicks-off year with strong seat growth

Global aviation capacity increased 5.2% year-on-year in January, new research from The Blue Swan Daily reveals. The annual growth (versus Jan-2018) is slightly ahead of…..