Your weekly travel and aviation Quote-a

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know.   Qantas Group…..

Qantas and Emirates to extend partnership, Qantas to halt Dubai service from Mar-2018

Qantas and Emirates announced today that they are extending their partnership for another five years, pending the proper approvals. The carriers will make changes to their alliance to…..

Hong Kong Airlines responds to strong New Zealand-Asia demand by adding second daily seasonal flight

Hong Kong Airlines is upgrading Auckland to a double daily service in late 2017, only one year after entering the New Zealand market. Hong Kong…..

Finnair launches flights to Nanjing as part of summer 2018 long haul capacity gains

Further strengthening its already solid presence in China, Finnair has announced the opening of a new year-round route between Helsinki and Nanjing, China, becoming the…..

Jetstar’s international focus set on regional China

Before the announcement of her impending move to Qantas Loyalty, Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka took the time to speak to us about the carrier’s…..

CWT finds technology and relationships are key to business travel success

Carlson Wagonlit Travel recently released its CWT Connected Traveller Study, highlighting the top technology used by business travellers, the top benefits of business travel, how…..

Hotel wrap of the month

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a wrap up of the months key hotel news, including: Mantra Group announces results for the year ended 30-Jun-2017…..

jetWest aims to bring fresh LCC approach into Nigeria’s turmoiled skies

There have been mixed views over the effectiveness of low-cost carriers (LCCs) in Africa over recent years especially as the most recognised operator fastjet has…..

SriLankan Airlines promotes Melbourne-India connections despite long layovers on most city pairs

SriLankan Airlines is aiming to attract significant transit traffic beyond Colombo to India and the Maldives to support its new daily service from Melbourne. However,…..

Ryanair boosts its flying from Dublin HQ, but where are its fastest growing markets?

Europe’s largest carrier Ryanair has revealed plans to expand its activities from its home airport in Dublin in winter 2017/2018 and summer 2018, but the…..

Tourism Australia: Asia is the future of Australia’s inbound tourism, not just China

The 2017 CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation and Corporate Travel Summit welcomed Tourism Australia MD & CEO John O’Sullivan who had one key theme throughout his…..