Analysis for The Americas

Can the Argentina-Australia market again support a nonstop service?

11 July, 2017

Argentina has been a white spot in Australia’s international network since Qantas and Aerolineas Argentinas suspended services earlier this decade on the Sydney-Buenos Aires route. Regaining a service to Buenos Aires is an obvious target for Sydney Airport and could potentially be realised early next decade.

Frankfurt and Munich compete for new Avianca link from Colombia

10 July, 2017

Avianca is planning to expand its network in Europe as part of the next phase of its international expansion as it starts to focus more on the international market, while slowing its domestic expansion. The Colombia based airline group plans to resume non-stop flights into Germany, adding to its existing European destinations of Barcelona, Madrid, and London Heathrow.

Norwegian adds Austin and Chicago as it continues Transatlantic growth

6 July, 2017

Norwegian will increase the pressure on European and US legacy carriers with the further expansion of its Transatlantic network next summer as it continues to show it is not afraid to compete directly with major airlines in both established and emerging city pair markets.

Hong Kong Airlines set to return to London with stronger platform and A350 fleet

2 July, 2017

Asian carrier Hong Kong Airlines is expected to introduce flights into Europe and in particular resume services between Hong Kong and London as it takes delivery of its new Airbus A350-900s. The carrier, part of the HNA Group, has already confirmed Hong Kong – Los Angeles as the debut market for the type, but is understood to be very close to making a decision on London services, in an arrangement that could see it partner with Virgin Atlantic on the city pair.

El Al brings competitive edge as Dreamliner arrival debuts improved passenger comforts

28 June, 2017

Israel’s El Al has never been seen as being at the cutting edge of the passenger experience, but that could all change as the airline takes a modern approach to flying with the introduction of its first two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners into its fleet during the second half of this year. A significantly raised cabin and in-flight offering on the type will see the carrier bring added competition on its flights into Europe from September 2017 and North America and Asia from October 2017.

Video of the Week – CAPA-ACTE 2017 Aviation and Corporate Travel Summit

26 June, 2017

The CAPA-ACTE 2017 Melbourne Aviation and Corporate Travel Summit, recently took place with highly informative discussions from a wide range of expert speakers.

Norwegian Air Argentina to operate international and domestic routes with bases in Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Mendoza

23 June, 2017

Norwegian has launched its first long haul services from Spain with three US cities – Los Angeles, New York and Oakland (commenced Jun-2017) – and plans one more – Miami, set for Aug-2017. Its next long haul route from Barcelona is likely to be Buenos Aires, but this reflects only a small part of Norwegian's ambitions in Argentina.

Pepper the Robot – Coming to an airport near you

12 June, 2017

If you haven’t heard of Pepper the Robot, you soon will. Pepper is the world’s first personal and emotional humanoid robot (yes you heard correctly, humanoid robot), who is set to take over the world. Airlines, airports, cruise companies and even restaurants around the world are beginning to introduce this artificial creature to improve the customer experience.

Norwegian takes the lead as new generation narrowbodies open up thin long-haul city pairs

11 June, 2017

Until very recently, the concept of long haul, low cost international service with narrowbody aircraft was merely an intriguing thought as the specifications of new generation aircraft in development by Airbus and Boeing began to materialise.

Blue Swan Exclusive Infographic: USA Tourism in Australia and New Zealand

6 June, 2017

The United States continues to be an important inbound tourism market for both Australia and New Zealand. It seems more and more Americans are visiting our shores but how do the numbers really stack up? Lets take a look with an exclusive Blue Swan Infographic.

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