2020 March

CHECK IN! – latest hotel highlights from across the globe

The Blue Swan Daily brings you the first of this week’s round up of some of the latest accommodation news from across the globe. Iconic Ritz

Shifting Sands – an update on latest travel developments across the Middle East

The Middle East market has been a story of growth for so many recent years as the development strategies from the likes of Emirates Airline,

Coronavirus statistics snapshot – the number of global air departures scheduled for this week is less than half the level planned at the start of the year

Last week, The Blue Swan Daily reported that number of one-way flights removed during the week commencing 23-Mar-2020 was over 217,000 departures, a -29.6% reduction

San Francisco Airport to consolidate operations at international terminal to a single concourse

San Francisco International Airport, via its official website, announced (26-Mar-2020) plans to temporarily “consolidate all flight activity in the International Terminal to a single concourse”,

UIA asks for state loan, counts on support from shareholders

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) president Yevhenii Dykhne said the carrier is asking for a concessional loan from a state bank to help the carrier mitigate the

President Trump: US wants to ‘preserve’ airline industry

US President Donald Trump stated (28-Mar-2020) that “saving the airlines is very important”, and mentioned he “want[s] to preserve airlines, because that’s preserving lots of other

Norwegian issues report outlining consequences of bankruptcy

Norwegian issued (27-Mar-2020) a report produced by Menon Economics, stating the greatest socio economic issues if Norwegian were to file for bankruptcy are an increased level of unemployment

Ecuador tourism association reports occupancy rate less than 3%, seeks government assistance

Ecuador‘s Tourism Association (Fenacaptur) stated that nationwide room occupancy is below 3% (Hosteltur, 26-Mar-2020). Fenacaptur met with Federal and State Government officials to discuss assistance

Air Corsica to partner with Air France to maintain connectivity between mainland France and Corsica

Air Corsica announced (26-Mar-2020) plans to collaborate with Air France in order to maintain territorial connectivity between mainland France and Corsica in light of the closure of Paris Orly Airport. All Air Corsica services

Brazil divides aviation assistance package into four fronts: Labour, tax, finance and legislation

Brazil‘s Minister of Economy Paulo Guedes stated policy decisions being taken consider a recovery of demand in five to six months, when “everybody will fly

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