The world’s Top 20 airlines by seats and frequencies

Seats and departing frequencies are key factors in determining the “size” of an airline, and while not the only indicator both clearly represent just how…..

United Airlines launching Houston-Sydney complicates Air NZ-United JV

United Airlines’ planned new Houston-Sydney nonstop 787-9 service, which is launching 18-Jan-2018, offers United’s response to recent waves of expansion in the Australia-US market from…..

Competition in New Zealand’s international market is intensifying: Thai Airways goes daily with its new 787-9

Thai Airways is improving its product in the New Zealand market by upgrading the Auckland-Bangkok route to daily and deploying brand new 787-9s. Thai Airways…..

21 of the world’s longest routes, Qantas to top the list with Perth-London

In preparation for the launch of Qantas’ new Perth-London service, scheduled for launch in Mar-2018 and destined to become the world’s longest route, we thought…..

A look at the most engaging social media campaigns doing the rounds

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that we are living in the age of social media. We are constantly engaging with friends and families…..

Townsville aims for new international route following suspension of Jetstar’s Bali service

Townsville Airport could potentially attract a new international route to fill the void left by Jetstar’s suspension of services from Townsville to Bali. Jetstar recently…..

Aviation alliances foster trade and investment for all sectors says AACCI

The Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry (AACCI) is the only national association for two-way trade and investment between Australia and the Arab League…..

The latest on Western Sydney Airport

Sydney’s proposed second airport at Badgery’s Creek Airport is expected to commence construction in 2018.  WSA Co was incorporated by the Australian government in Aug-2017,…..

South Pac Share and Oil Price Weekly Update

Each week The Blue Swan Daily brings you a snap shot of the key share and oil prices related to all things travel and aviation……

Auckland Airport suffers fuel shortage, disrupting airline operations

Over the weekend, Refining New Zealand advised Auckland Airport the aviation fuel pipeline supplying the airport had been damaged, restricting the supply of aviation fuel. Refining…..

Australian domestic capacity increases impacting load factors for Jun-2017

Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics released its domestic aviation activity report for Jun-2017 highlighting a 1.7% increase year-on-year equalling 4.90 million passengers. According to BITRE,…..