Is Emirates effectively creating another class of travel as it unbundles its business class fares to offer premium comforts without some of the frills?

Travel is increasingly becoming about personalisation as the unbundling of the classic airline offer has proven. The arrival of the LCCs, their transformation to hybrid…..

Business travellers have generally been paying less for hotels in most major Australian cities in 2019, but it is a different story in New Zealand

The start of 2019 has delivered hotel rate reductions across many cities across Australia, new research from FCM travel solutions has revealed. However, it is…..

Inside Travel: Understanding the latest technology and industry trend insights

Find it hard to keep track with all the latest insights into business trends, new products and technology advancements in the travel sector? The Blue Swan…..

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. Monthly Share…..

Queensland-US capacity boosted to more than 640,000 seats p/a by Qantas planned new services

Brisbane Airport welcomed (17-Jun-2019) Qantas‘ decision to launch nonstop services to Chicago and San Francisco from Brisbane by the end of Apr-2020, pending approval of its joint…..

Air New Zealand partners with ST Engineering for drone aircraft inspection

Air New Zealand and ST Engineering entered (17-Jun-2019) a partnership to allow the use of drones to inspect the carrier’s aircraft. ST Engineering developed ‘DroScan’…..

Qantas launches Chicago and San Francisco services from Brisbane

Qantas announced (17-Jun-2019) plans to launch four times weekly Brisbane-Chicago and three times weekly Brisbane-San Francisco services by the end of Apr-2020, operating with Boeing…..

Air Chathams in early negotiations with Masterton District Council for Masterton Airport operations

Air Chathams general manager Duane Emeny reported the carrier is in early negotiations with Masterton District Council to operate at Masterton Airport (Wairarapa Times-Age, 17-Jun-2019)……

Country Insight: #54 – Kuwait

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..

BCD Travel aims to offer ‘a dramatically new approach to managing hotel programmes’ with Stay by BCD Travel

In response to changing industry dynamics, leading global travel management company BCD Travel has unveiled its own dedicated global hotel division – Stay by BCD…..

BITRE: Australia domestic pax up 1% in Apr-2019, load factor improves to 80%

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Region Economics (BITRE) reported (14-Jun-2019) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines for Apr-2019: Passengers: 5.1 million, +1.3%…..