2019 September

Corsair CEO: Low cost long haul a ‘fragile’ economic model

Corsair president and CEO Pascal de Izaguirre argued the carrier does not see itself in competition with carriers such as LEVEL and Norwegian on long haul routes (Europe1, 25-Sep-2019). He said Corsair will not get

EgyptAir announces Cairo-Hangzhou service

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, via its official WeChat account, announced (25-Sep-2019) EgyptAir plans to launch twice weekly Cairo-Hangzhou service with Boeing 787-9 aircraft from 29-Nov-2019,

Munich Airport enters top five international airports for hub connectivity in 2019

Munich Airport stated (27-Sep-2019) that it entered into the top five international airports in terms of hub connectivity in 2019 behind London Heathrow Airport, Frankfurt Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport,

Visitor arrivals to Maldives up 12% in Aug-2019

Maldives‘ Ministry of Tourism reported (29-Sep-2019) visitor arrivals to the Maldives for Aug-2019. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 139,338, +12.4% year-on-year; China: 32,757, -2.1%; Italy: 11,449,

TAFE to provide training for Western Sydney Airport workers

Australia‘s Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge announced (26-Sep-2019) a partnership with TAFE NSW for the provision of training to workers building

QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: Saudi Arabia opens its doors to tourism, but what are its current best connected international country markets?

In our new weekly series to break up those Monday morning office blues, The Blue Swan Daily will be testing your knowledge and insight into

Aviation’s version of ‘The Elders’ look to define and promote the benefits of air travel, but overlook the elephant in the departure lounge

There is a shadowy organisation known as ‘The Elders’ which was originally brought together in 2007 by Nelson Mandela, Richard Branson and Peter Gabriel as

SNCF proposes merger of Eurostar/Thalys to create a combined European high speed rail travel company

SNCF, SNCB and Patina Rail LLP presented (27-Sep-2019) the ‘Green Speed’ project to their respective boards, proposing combining Eurostar and Thalys to create the foundations

Fleet modernisation the ‘main lever’ for reducing environmental footprint: Air France

Air France CEO Anne Rigail said (27-Sep-2019) the delivery of its first A350-900 marks a “new phase in Air France‘s fleet modernisation strategy”. She said more than half of the airline’s

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