New MP travel rules should add transparency

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 13-Jan-2017 announced important changes to the management of parliamentarians’ travel expenses in the wake of the resignation of Health…..

Part 1: As the Pound falls against the Aussie dollar, the airlines feel the pinch while consumers feel the benefit

As the world awaits the British PM Theresa May’s announcement of  her government’s official Brexit strategy, air passengers are in heaven as the British Pound…..

Air Canada and Virgin Australia codeshare. Part 2: a ‘win-win’ for both Virgin and Air Canada

From early 2017 Air Canada and Virgin Australia introduce a tidy new partnership. Virgin Australia receives improved access to Canada – a market its existing JV partner Delta can’t sufficiently cover from their shared Los Angeles…..

Air Canada and Virgin Australia codeshare. Part 1: the partnership is good news for consumers – but competition is mounting

From early 2017 Air Canada and Virgin Australia introduce a tidy new partnership. Virgin Australia receives improved access to Canada – a market its existing JV partner Delta can’t sufficiently cover from their shared Los Angeles…..

Gulf carrier growth in Australia/NZ. Part 2: Qatar Airways becomes the growth engine

Further Gulf-Australia/NZ growth hinges on Qatar Airways, and reactions to it. Qatar added more capacity to Australia/NZ in 2016 than Emirates or Etihad, and this…..

Tigerair’s regulatory headache; Indonesia’s ill-timed blooper

International aviation is little more than a highly regulated and commercially complex mishmash of a business – as approximately 2,000 passengers, affected by the forced…..

LCCs out to attract business travellers. Part 3: International and Long haul low cost

In the third and final article in this series, the Blue Swan Daily looks at long haul vs short haul LCCs. Is the feasibility of…..

Air New Zealand gets a reprieve as United cuts back on seasonal Auckland service. But record capacity is good news for tourism – and tourists

In early Jan-2017 United Airlines announced plans to cut back its daily San Francisco-Auckland 787-8 service to operate only seasonally. It will suspend the service…..

Gulf carrier growth in Australia/NZ. Part 1: 2017 to be the largest ever capacity increase

As Qatar Airways prepares to launch direct services from Doha to Auckland, in competition with Emirates’ existing Dubai – Auckland service, the Blue Swan Daily…..

LCCs out to attract business travellers. Part 2: Looking behind the online fare

In Part 2 of Blue Swan Daily’s three part series on the increasing use of Low Cost Carriers by the business and corporate market, we…..