Your weekly travel and aviation Quote-a

    The Blue Swan Daily brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know.

    TAP Air Portugal CEO Antonoaldo Neves taking delivery of its first A321LR:

    “The A321LR is critical for TAP’s expansion plans… we can comfortably explore markets in North America, South America and Africa from Portugal”. He added: “In North America it allows us to explore markets on the East Coast, such as New York, Boston, Montreal or Washington. In Brazil the A321LR can open new markets in the Northeast and complement existing services to cities like Recife, Natal, Fortaleza or Salvador”.

    Aerolineas Argentinas CEO Luis Malvido on the airline handling 867,000 passengers in Mar-2019:

    “The adoption of a new fare structure in Feb-2019, started to positively impact bookings. It’s one of the major reasons for the increase” in traffic.

    National Aviation Services (NAS) group CEO Hassan El Houry on plans to commence ground handling and cargo services in Mozambique in Jul-2019:

    “Airline traffic is growing steadily in Mozambique. Coupled with the developing oil and gas, and mining sectors, there is a huge demand for air transport related goods and services for both cargo and passenger operations”.

    Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian plans to launch Minneapolis-Shanghai service in Jun-2020, pending regulatory approval:

    “Revenue from operations between China and the United States rose substantially by 25% last year [2018]. We expect revenues to have risen by 20% in the first quarter of this year also… I think Chinese demand will account for 70% next year, and 10 years ago it was just the opposite. There continues to be a lot of demand between the two countries”.