Australia’s BITRE domestic pax up 2% to 60.0m in 2017

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Region Economics (BITRE) reported (23-Mar-2018) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines for 2017: Passengers: 60.0 million, +1.7% year-on-year; Top…..

ACCC reauthorises Qantas Emirates alliance, with condition on Sydney-Christchurch route

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) granted (23-Mar-2018) re-authorisation to the alliance between Qantasand Emirates for a further five years, subject to a condition to address continuing competition concerns…..

Tigerair Australia adds new Chinese version of website and real time flight status updates

Tigerair Australia reported (23-Mar-2018) it recently launched a new Chinese version of the website to cater to a broader demographic of budget and leisure travellers, as well…..

Air Tahiti Nui starts selling seats on new Boeing 787-9s

Air Tahiti Nui introduced (22-Mar-2018) its new Boeing 787-9 cabin layout into its global distribution system (GDS) connections for worldwide distribution and sales. The carrier has ordered two…..

Tigerair Australia adds more seats to 737 fleet, new IFE content through Fox partnership

Tigerair Australia announced (23-Mar-2018) the introduction of a number of new products and inflight service offerings: Boeing 737 aircraft to feature new slimline leather seats, offering adjustable…..

Virgin Australia and Sabre expand partnership to enable new retailing and product distribution

Virgin Australia and Sabre Corporation expanded (22-Mar-2018) their technology partnership. The new agreement further strengthens their long standing cooperation and supports Virgin Australia’s digital modernisation efforts with the…..

Hear from the speakers live: 2018 CAPA Canberra Aviation and Corporate Travel Summit

The Blue Swan Daily is live at the 2018 CAPA Canberra Aviation and Corporate Travel Summit. Catch up on some of the most thought-provoking discussions…..

Having Qantas 787-9 FOMO? Don’t stress, there’s other ways to enjoy the new aircraft

As we wait with bated breath for the inaugural Qantas 787-9 commercial service from Australia to Europe (London Heathrow) on Saturday 24-Mar-2018, let’s take a…..

Should the US relax foreign ownership rules for domestic airlines?

The US applies one of the most restrictive regimes for foreign ownership of airlines of any developed country. While there is a great deal of…..

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. Malaysia Airports MD…..