More than just an airline – AirAsia is increasingly shifting its focus to non-airline businesses as it journeys to travel and lifestyle platform

As fuel costs, the economic slowdown and intensified competition continue to affect the aviation industry, more airlines are turning to alternate sources of revenue in…..

CHECK IN! – latest hotel highlights from across the globe

The Blue Swan Daily brings you the second of this week’s round up of some of the latest accommodation news from across the globe. The…..

Swissport to open first cargo terminal in Australia at Melbourne Airport

Swissport signed (16-Jan-2020) an initial seven year lease on a new building with warehouse space at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. The facility is scheduled to open…..

Qantas Airways to launch Sydney-Ballina service in Mar-2020

Qantas announced (16-Jan-2020) plans to launch seven times weekly Sydney-Ballina service, operating Q300 equipment, effective 29-Mar-2020. The service will add more than 36,000 seats on…..

The global aeropolitical and regulatory landscape – a patchwork of regional variations

It is now 75 years since the aviation regulatory framework was established, and with the evolution of the industry many believe it is time for…..

Melbourne Airport donates to Victorian Bushfire Appeal, implements collections throughout terminal

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, via its official website, announced (Jan-2020) a donation of AUD500,000 (USD345,720) to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal, and is collaborating with The Salvation…..

Originair to operate ’10 sectors per week’ on Nelson-Wellington route

Originair announced (16-Jan-2020) its planned Nelson-Wellington service is scheduled to operate “10 sectors per week”, concentrating on peak demand times. Originair CEO Robert Inglis stated…..

WA Tourism Minister Paul Papalia: Shanghai-Perth service would open up a massive new visitor market

Government of Western Australia reported (15-Jan-2020) Tourism Minister Paul Papalia stated China Eastern Airlines trial Shanghai-Perth service “would open up a massive new visitor market”…..

Tourism New Zealand: 93% of New Zealanders agree international tourism is good

Tourism New Zealand revealed (16-Jan-2020) the following highlights from ‘The Mood of the Nation’ research, conducted by Kantar TNS on behalf of Tourism New Zealand…..

Perth Airport: China Eastern Airlines launches trial Shanghai-Perth service

Perth Airport announced (15-Jan-2020) China Eastern Airlines launched its Shanghai-Perth trial service, operating A330 equipment, on 15-Jan-2020. Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown stated: “Chinese visitation…..