Australia-Asia connections improves as Jetstar Asia resumes network growth which includes Okinawa

Jetstar Asia launched three new routes in Nov-2017, extending the Jetstar Group’s Singapore based affiliate network to 28 destinations. Summary Jetstar Asia launched three new…..

Qantas receives second 787-9, six remain on order

CAPA – Centre for Aviation stated (11-Dec-2017) Qantas Airways received a new Boeing 787-9 (VH-ZNB; serial number 29039), as recorded by the CAPA Fleet Database. The airline now operates two 787-9…..

Chinese tourists reach new record in Australia; overall record tourism spend

Australia‘s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo stated (12-Dec-2017) spending by Chinese tourists in Australia reached a new record, exceeding AUD10 billion (USD7.5…..

Air China launches Beijing-Brisbane service

Air China launched (11-Dec-2017) four times weekly Beijing-Brisbane service on 10-Dec-2017. The service is expected to deliver around 50,000 inbound seats between Beijing and Brisbane p/a……

Cebu Pacific planning Melbourne service by mid 2018

Cebu Pacific aims to commence Manila-Melbourne service by mid 2018, according to VP of corporate communications JR Mantaring (Manila Standard/, 11-Dec-2017). Mr Mantaring confirmed an application is “still pending”…..

Air Vanuatu marks 30 years of Sydney service

Air Vanuatu, via its official Facebook account, confirmed (11-Dec-2017) 30 years of service to Sydney. Air Vanuatu operates six times weekly from Port Vila to…..

Fiji Airways to open lounge at upgraded Nadi Airport terminal

Fiji Airways MD and CEO Andre Viljoen stated the carrier will open the Fiji Airways Lounge on Level 1 of Nadi International Airport‘s upgraded terminal building on…..

Bitcoin futures launch thanks to Cboe Global Markets, demand crashes website

The newest way to trade on bitcoin has arrived thanks to Cboe Global Markets, Inc., one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies. Cboe Futures…..

South Pac Share and Oil Price Weekly Update

Each week the Blue Swan Daily brings you a snap shot of the key share and oil prices related to all things travel and aviation. Qantas Airways:…..

IASC issues decisions on China, Indonesia, Singapore and NZ for Qantas and Virgin Australia

Australia‘s International Air Services Commission (IASC) issued (07-Dec-2017) the following renewal determinations and decision: China: [2017] IASC 129 issued in favour of Qantas renewing its unlimited capacity allocation to…..

Airbus upgrades outlook for South Pacific aircraft demand on tourism and middle class growth

Airbus upgraded (Dec-2017) its 20 year outlook for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific based on stronger expectations for passenger traffic in the region on the rising strength…..