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…..

LCCs out to attract business travellers. Part 1: How Qantas, Virgin and Air New Zealand have evolved

In a series of three articles, the Blue Swan Daily examines the increasing use of low cost carriers by corporate travellers and travel management companies……

Ministerial travel again under scrutiny

Ministerial travel entitlements have again come under public scrutiny: Health Minister Sussan Ley has faced calls to resign when it was revealed she had bought…..

Technology advancements top the list of what passengers want in 2017

As we move into another year of travel, IATA’s 2016 Global Passenger Survey reveals that passengers are, more than ever, looking towards technology to make…..

2017 set to become the ‘Chinese Year of the Tourist’

According to the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. But with promises of grand concerts promoting China’s finest musicians and food…..

‘Higher’ tech hotels – what travellers can expect next

Hotel technology is evolving at an electric speed. Whereas 10 years ago a flat screen TV and perhaps in-room (non wireless) internet were considered the…..

Outlook 2017. Amid continued global uncertainty, what lies ahead for aviation in the region. China may be the key (Part 5 of 5)

As 2016 draws to a close, in a series of five Q&A reports, the Blue Swan Daily, in conjunction with its parent CAPA – Centre…..