Analysis for The Americas

Brisbane to Seattle? You got to be kidding!

23 October, 2017

Qantas has talked about Brisbane-Seattle or Brisbane-Chicago to round out the initial portfolio of routes to be launched with the new 787-9 fleet. Qantas supposedly will select the US airport that provides the best deal but given the relative grim prospects of a Brisbane-Seattle route the talk about Seattle seems to be more a negotiating ploy than a serious option.

Domestic Norwegian Bergen – Tromsø route to be world’s first for Embraer E2 family

22 October, 2017

After being confirmed as the launch customer for the new Embraer E190-E2 jet, Norwegian regional carrier Widerøe has announced it will introduce the type into schedule service on the Bergen to Tromsø route from 24-Apr-2018. The jet will also debut just a couple of days later on 26-Apr-2018 on the Bergen – Bodø city pair, with both sectors connecting Norway’s west coast and northern regions.

Catch up on CAPA’s exclusive Market Analysis pieces – EVA Air, LATAM Airlines, Alitalia and more

22 October, 2017

Every week, CAPA – Centre for Aviation, produces informative, thought provoking and detailed market analysis of the aviation industry. With supporting data included in every analysis, CAPA provides unrivalled and unparalleled intelligence.

The Exotic Southwest -  Surf’s Up in Long Beach, Oakland, Phoenix, Orange County and Las Vegas?

16 October, 2017

They are many things; but few would ever describe Southwest Airlines as exotic. But their planned expansion into Hawaii alongside their more recent Caribbean adventures will seem exotic alongside much of their network. But strategically it’s an important development for the carrier and will undoubtedly lead to some hot fares between Hawaii and the mainland.

Corporate travel round up of the month

2 October, 2017

Each month the Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the key news stories and information related to the corporate travel world.

LOT Polish Airlines hungry to highlight how its long-haul model can translate into foreign markets

22 September, 2017

LOT Polish Airlines believes its recent comprehensive business restructuring has delivered sufficient cost savings for it to be able to deploy its long-haul aircraft on routes outside of Poland. The Star Alliance member will initially fill a gap in the Hungarian market by launching flights from Budapest to Chicago and New York from summer 2018, but is understood to also be considering other markets outside of Poland for its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet.

Latin American aviation stirs: economic activity and new entry and aircraft types underpin innovative moves

12 September, 2017

Latin America is enjoying its best ever connectivity, buoyed by the arrival of new generation widebodies like the A350 and Boeing 787 that are allowing longer distance routes to be served more efficiently, analysis completed for the inaugural CAPA - Centre for Aviation Latin America Aviation Summit taking place in Cartagena, Colombia, has showed.

United Airlines to grow in Australia for first time this century following Sydney-Houston launch

11 September, 2017

United Airlines capacity in the Australia market will reach a 20 year high as it introduces a nonstop flight from Sydney to Houston. United’s Australia traffic should approach 600,000 passengers in 2018, a level last reached in 1997 and 1998.

Weathering the storm – Delta avoids Irma disruption through meticulous planning

8 September, 2017

We often hear stories of airline flight cancellations due to bad weather and the personal accounts on the disruption caused to travellers. Weather events are a routine part of the business of flying and major efforts are made to avoid the full force or mother nature. Safety is always the number one priority regardless of the disruption it can cause.

Delta to drive non-stop European traffic to Indianapolis ahead of race day

8 September, 2017

US major Delta Air Lines says that in cooperation with its transatlantic joint venture partner Air France, it will launch the first nonstop flights between Indianapolis and Europe with the introduction of flights to its European hub at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport beginning 24-May-2018. The new daily service will be flown by a Boeing 767-300ER equipped with 25 fully lie-flat seats in Delta One, 29 seats in Delta Comfort+ and 171 seats in the Main Cabin.

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