Batik Air finally ready to begin Australia services with Jun-2017 Bali-Perth launch, are more Australian cities next?

Batik Air has set a 21-Jun-2017 launch date for service from Bali to Perth, the first Australia route for the Indonesian full service airline. Batik,…..

British Airways IT fiasco proves you are only as strong as your weakest link

From a terrorist cyber hack to a simple inadvertent removal of a plug from a socket, whatever caused the IT failure that left British Airways’…..

First 737 MAX enters service with Malaysia’s Malindo; Fiji Airways to launch first MAX route to Australia

Malaysia’s Malindo Air has placed into service Boeing’s first 737 MAX, a new re-engined narrowbody aircraft family that also has been ordered by Virgin Australia…..

Focus on a Speaker – 2017 Melbourne Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit

The CAPA-ACTE 2017 Melbourne Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit is scheduled for tomorrow and will include some incredible speakers such as: Intelligent Travel, Managing Director,…..

US airlines show warm front to Transatlantic recovery despite continued challenging conditions

The Transatlantic has been a challenging market for large US network airlines during the past year for a variety of reasons – the UK Brexit…..

Lessors take lead as airline industry seeks growing capital investment needs

The world airline industry continues to generate large and growing capital investment needs. The industry’s capital investment has grown sharply since the global financial crisis,…..

Airline plans to spice up the India – UK market with low fare offering

Over the last couple of months Indian carrier SpiceJet has been formulating a plan to grow into the medium- and long-haul markets with the introduction…..

Build your own airport. Is this the greatest job in aviation EVER?

No environmental impact studies needed, no engineering contracts to let, no pesky banks to borrow from, no landfill, no airline complaints about footing the bill……

Candidate for the year’s worst press release: who on earth put this out?

On a daily basis the Blue Swan Daily receives hundreds of press releases from a wide variety of sources. Whether it be airlines, hotel chains,…..

Premium Economy: A valuable asset to airlines but not every product is the same

Premium economy continues to be a key opportunity for carriers the world over. More and more airlines have introduced this important class into their aircraft…..

Will airlines enjoy the ‘craic’ and sign-up for new widebody airliner?

A new joint venture has been established between Chinese and Russian aircraft manufacturers with the goal of creating a new 280-seat widebody aircraft. But the…..