flydubai benefits from visa reform, driving rapid inbound and outbound growth for Dubai

flydubai, which turns 10 years old at the beginning of next month, has played an integral role in Dubai’s tourism boom. It also has driven…..

Video of the week – Understanding aviation in the Middle East and Africa: industry perspectives

CAPA – Centre for Aviation attempted to address the big questions impacting aviation across the Middle East and Africa as part of more than ten…..

The vanishing airport interior – Dubai Airport CEO aiming to get rid of check-in desks; the thin end of the wedge?

Dubai Airports’ CEO Paul Griffiths recently confirmed the company is aiming to phase out physical check-in desks at Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central…..

BLOG: Live from Dubai – insights from the CAPA Middle East & Africa Aviation Summit

Welcome to live coverage from The Blue Swan Daily of the CAPA – Centre for Aviation Middle East & Africa Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). As…..

Lessons to be shared and learnt – developing a new sustainable template for air travel across the Middle East and Africa

Despite the near-medieval nature of aviation’s regulatory structure, it is only relatively rarely that politics intervenes to disrupt airline connections. Perhaps it is the socio-humanitarian…..

Etihad and Panasonic team up to offer passengers personalised jet lag reduction plan

Etihad Airways and Panasonic Avionics Corporation have partnered to jointly develop and trial wellness solutions aimed at enhancing the traveller experience. As part of the…..

The impact innovation could have on the future traveller

Improving the passenger experience is a key objective for most airlines and airports. One of the best ways to do that is by using tools…..

Atlanta retained its #1 global passenger airport ranking in 2018; Beijing continued its growth, but Dubai is stalling

ACI World has published preliminary world airport rankings for 2018. In its opening remarks ACI says passenger traffic remains resilient but cargo hubs have seen…..

Distribution and selling challenges: NDC to the rescue?

Legacy distribution systems have for decades presented airlines with the twin problems of high costs and product commoditisation. In efforts to address these issues, a…..

Emirates’ biometric path is a glimpse into the airport journey of the future

For many corporate travellers the airport experience is one of the biggest pain points in the customer journey. But, United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier Emirates…..