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…..

Away from the Kangaroo route fanfare, was 2018 just another regular year for Australia’s aviation sector?

The last year will always be remembered as a landmark time for the Australian aviation industry with the introduction of non-stop scheduled flights by Qantas…..

Air travel hit new heights in 2018, but regional growth variation is becoming wider

Global air travel grew by a very healthy 5.9% in 2018. That is the latest observation from ForwardKeys, which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million…..

Which airports are seeing the biggest festive cheer this holiday season?

Traveller trends change over the holiday season and while some markets actually see an upturn in demand, there is a general softening in the market……

Passenger demand rebounds and air freight shows modest growth in IATA’s latest monthly data shot

Latest data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) paints a more positive performance for the industry in both the passenger and freight markets in…..