Qantas’ hidden gem in its HY19 results was its waste initiative

Qantas Group’s HY19 results included some interesting environmental targets you may have missed. During the talk of ROIK, EBITA and profit, Qantas took the time…..

Sydney Airport: 2018 revenue driven by international pax, retail and property business

Sydney Airport reported (21-Feb-2019) the following highlights for its four business areas for 2018: Overall: Revenue up 6.8% year-on-year, primarily driven by international passengers and…..

The Chinese are spending – and losing – less in Australia as reality starts to bite

The strong rise in Chinese tourism over the past decade continued into 2018, with overall numbers up 13% to 1.4million. But for Crown Resorts they’re…..

BITRE: QantasLink tops domestic OTP in Jan-2019, Tigerair Australia lowest with 9% cancellation rate

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (21-Feb-2019) overall domestic on time performance for Jan-2019. Details include: On time departures: 84.7%; QantasLink:…..

Rex increases Queensland flood relief pledge

Regional Express (Rex) increased (21-Feb-2019) its pledge towards flood relief in Northern Queensland to AUD1.5 million (USD1.1 million). The fund will be available for all relief efforts arising…..

European airlines lead 2018 a la carte revenue estimate with USD22.5 billion share of USD65 billion global total

IdeaWorksCompany and CarTrawler have revealed that Europe continues to hold the greatest share of a la carte airline revenues in 2018, but Asia is shrinking…..

New Zealand visitor spend growth outpacing visitor arrival growth by 150% p/a

New Zealand‘s Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment reported (21-Feb-2019) the growth in visitor spend is outpacing visitor arrival increases by 150% p/a. Total international visitor spend increased…..

Chinese tourists continue to visit Europe in increasing numbers as connectivity grows

Chinese tourists are continuing to put Europe at the top of their favourite destinations despite the relative slow-down in the Chinese economy and any concerns…..

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. FACC AG CEO…..

New route opportunities: Are markets opened up by new generation aircraft viable over the long term?

New generation aircraft offer game changing economics and range for LCCs, and those low cost operators are increasingly using new generation narrowbodies on longer haul…..