Malaysia’s AirAsia plans more rapid expansion in 2019 despite airport constraints and pilot shortage

AirAsia is planning further rapid expansion in its original home market of Malaysia despite airport infrastructure constraints and a shortage of pilots. Summary: Malaysia AirAsia…..

Amadeus and Points strategic partnership aims to help airlines unlock more from loyalty programmes

For airlines, loyalty programmes are crucial tools for driving revenue and rewarding consumers. But, at a time when travellers are more discerning than ever, it…..

Lower oil prices and solid, albeit slower, economic growth will extend and actually grow global airline profits in 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts the global airline industry net profit to be USD35.5 billion in 2019, slightly ahead of the USD32.3 billion…..

Air Tahiti Nui introduces onboard WiFi on first 787-9

Air Tahiti Nui, via its official Twitter account, announced (11-Dec-2018) it introduced WiFi onboard its first Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The carrier will receive a further three 787-9s…..

Air New Zealand to launch inaugural Invercargill-Auckland service in 2H2019

Air New Zealand announced (14-Dec-2018) plans to trial five times weekly Invercargill-Auckland service with A320 equipment, effective 2H2019. The inaugural service will be the longest domestic…..

Qantas launches first 787-9 service from Melbourne to Hong Kong

Qantas launched (13-Dec-2018) Melbourne-Hong Kong service, marking the first destination in Asia to be served by the carrier’s 236 seat Boeing 787-9 equipment. The carrier operates daily on the route,…..

SilkAir to boost Singapore-Cairns frequency from Jun-2019

SilkAir announced (14-Dec-2018) plans to increase Singapore-Cairns frequency from five times weekly to daily, effective 02-Jun-2019. Additional frequencies will be operated with 156 seat Boeing 737 MAX…..

What’s in store in 2019? – save the dates for CAPA event insights

Starting with the CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit in Doha at the end of February, continuing via India, Singapore, Australia, USA, the UAE,…..

Your weekly travel and aviation Quote-a

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know. Kenya Airways MD…..

American Airlines/Qantas believe JBA will ‘substantially’ improve quality of travel to Australasia region

Earlier this month, American Airlines and Qantas made a submission to the US Department of Transportation (DoT), concerning their application for antitrust immunity (ATI) for their proposed trans Pacific…..