Stick or Twist? One of Indonesia’s state airport operators wants to develop airports in Africa, but could well do better by remaining focused on its home market

Angkasa Pura II (AP II), one of the two (with Angkasa Pura I) state-owned airport operators in Indonesia, has said it will target African countries…..

Responsible tourism: What’s in a label?

There is no argument that responsible tourism is gaining steam as sustainability becomes a mainstay of everyday life. But at times travellers could experience challenges…..

Air New Zealand trials downtown Queenstown check in and bag drop

Air New Zealand announced (12-Nov-2019) plans to introduce a pop up check in and bag drop service for domestic and international passengers in downtown Queenstown…..


ASPAC appointment highlights of the month – October 2019

The travel, tourism and aviation industries in the ASPAC region witness policy and upper level changes on a daily basis. It is important to not…..

Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic apply to ACCC for cooperation between Australia and UK/Ireland

Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission (ACCC) granted (08-Nov-2019) Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic permission for authorisation to allow cooperation on services between Australia and the…..

Coles Online launches Click&Collect smart locker service at Melbourne Airport

Coles Online launched (08-Nov-2019) new Click&Collect smart locker service at Melbourne Airport‘s Terminal 4 car park, allowing travellers to order groceries and have them delivered…..

Country Insight: #12 – Italy

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…..

Rex granted Labour Agreement to combat skills shortage

Regional Express (Rex) announced (11-Nov-2019) it was granted a five year Labour Agreement (LA) by Australia‘s Department of Home Affairs on 05-Nov-2019. The agreement will…..

Looking towards 2020, Sabre survey reveals top traveller trends in Asia Pacific

Sabre Corporation recently released the results of an APAC-wide study that compiles insight from over 500 travel professionals. Looking towards 2020, here are 5 key…..

Russia’s airports seek to attract 300 million passengers annually by 2024

The head of Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya), Aleksandr Neradko, says that growth in air transport services continues in 2019, with 11% overall growth…..

Qantas inspects Western Sydney Airport site

Qantas Airways announced (07-Nov-2019) the Qantas Group Management Committee inspected the Western Sydney Airport (WSA) site and is “encouraged by WSA’s focus to build the…..