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.

    Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron on reports of an Emirates Dubai-Panama City service and the synergies Emirates and Copa can take advantage of:

    “More flights to more cities and more daily frequencies throughout Latin America are served out of Panama than any other hub… It makes a perfect combination with a Dubai hub where we could be connecting all over the Middle East, India and other important cities with Central America, the Andean and Caribbean with the help of Copa Airlines in Panama”.

    Aeroflot Deputy CEO for legal and property matters Vladimir Aleksandrov on measures targeted at disruptive behaviour onboard aircraft:

    “It is necessary to provide all crew members with the right to use restraining tools, expand the list of reasons for including perpetrators in the black list, increase the term for which the perpetrator is in the black list from one year to a minimum three years. The strengthening of measures against destructive passengers was supported on all levels”.

    Time:matters CEO Alexander Kohnen on plans for the future:

    “We are planning further expansion, especially in the Asian market and the US, and are also ready for various Brexit outcomes”.

    Aircastle Aircastle CEO Mike Inglese on the carrier repossessing 10 A320-200 aircraft that were on lease to Avianca Brazil. The aircraft are now transitioning to committed long term leases with a major international carrier.

    “We are pleased to have reached an important milestone in the transition of these aircraft to a new global operator. In line with our expectations that these highly in-demand modern aircraft would be quickly placed, we now anticipate that these aircraft will return to service on their new leases during the current quarter”.