Newcastle Airport growth to accelerate as international services resume, now looks to Asia

Newcastle is regaining scheduled international services as later this year Virgin Australia launches a new seasonal service to Auckland. Highlights: Newcastle Airport is regaining international…..

Air NZ to roll out cabin baggage powder restrictions across international network by end Jul-2018

Air New Zealand announced (17-Jul-2018) restrictions on the carriage of powders in cabin baggage are now in place for all international services from Auckland International Airport. The restrictions…..

Business event travel worth USD400m in New Zealand in 2016

Tourism New Zealand stated (16-Jul-2018) business events “provide an opportunity to attract high value international visitors”. Business events arrivals into New Zealand “have been growing steadily” over the…..

Virgin Australia sees appointment of alternate directors on executive board for Etihad and HNA

Virgin Australia appointed (17-Jul-2018) Etihad Aviation Group chief people and transformation officer Ray Gammell as an alternate director for Robin Kamark, effective immediately. Mr Kamark is the nominated representative…..

Air New Zealand to move Auckland-Adelaide service to all 787 operation from late Oct-2018

Air New Zealand plans to only operate Boeing 787-9 aircraft on Auckland-Adelaide service from 28-Oct-2018, phasing out A320 aircraft (Routes Online, 17-Jul-2018). The carrier will however reduce frequency…..

AirAsia X lowers fares as it moves from Melbourne Tullamarine to Avalon

Malaysia’s AirAsia X has set a 5-Dec-2018 date for the launch of services at Melbourne Avalon Airport and is offering return fares to Kuala Lumpur…..

Japan amongst the fastest growing holiday destinations for Australians

Skyscanner Australia, has revealed new passenger data which highlights Japan as the fastest growing destination for Australian tourists in 2018. With more than 440,000 Australians choosing…..

NDC 101: What you need to know about IATA’s New Distribution Capability, according to Amadeus

IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) has been around now for some time, and some industry leaders are even suggesting changing the name to “Old Distribution…..

Check in! – hotel highlights across South Pac

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific. Tourism Industry Aotearoa: Auckland Council targets…..

Airline Insight: SunExpress

Each day this year The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..