American and Alaska’s agreement puts Seattle on the map, boosts oneworld’s membership, but also delivers new much-requested intercontinental connectivity for corporate travellers

The new west coast international alliance between American Airlines and Alaska Airlines is a big deal. The expanded relationship between the US airlines will offer…..

British Airways may take the headlines for fastest subsonic trans-Atlantic crossing, but it is Virgin Atlantic’s own flight that should gain plaudits

There has been a lot of media attention on British Airways setting a new fastest subsonic flight time across the trans-Atlantic with a 4 hour…..

‘Most airports are effective monopolies’ and then ‘there are airports that have market power’ – two differing definitions, but which is true?

Two seemingly contradictory trains of thought emerged from last week’s CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit in Doha when the subject of airport activity…..

The successful story of London’s ‘other’ airport and it is not even in the UK!

Around a decade ago, even Birmingham was claiming to be one of London’s airports given its good train access into the UK capital, but right…..

‘The commercial viability of ultra long-haul operations’ – a niche that might just get a tiny bit bigger thanks to Project Sunrise

A big question mark remains over the validity of ultra long-haul air travel. New, more efficient and longer-range airliners now mean that you can effectively…..

Heathrow boss claims third runway will deliver ‘more hub capacity’ than France and Germany, making UK the ‘best connected country in the world’

A record 80.9 million passengers travelled through London’s Heathrow airport in 2019, delivering the ninth consecutive year of growth, despite the capacity-constrained status of the…..

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Flybe

This year The Blue Swan Daily will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available…..

Premium Economy to arrive on British railways as new west coast franchisee confirms plans for new class of travel

The arrival of another class of travel on the British railway system is nothing new. It was back in the 1950s that the basic third…..

Country Insight: #5 – United Kingdom

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..