Canberra’s fighting hard to attract new carriers and new routes

It seems members of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government and travel community in Canberra have been working hard to secure additional carriers and routes…..

Batik Air finally ready to begin Australia services with Jun-2017 Bali-Perth launch, are more Australian cities next?

Batik Air has set a 21-Jun-2017 launch date for service from Bali to Perth, the first Australia route for the Indonesian full service airline. Batik,…..

First 737 MAX enters service with Malaysia’s Malindo; Fiji Airways to launch first MAX route to Australia

Malaysia’s Malindo Air has placed into service Boeing’s first 737 MAX, a new re-engined narrowbody aircraft family that also has been ordered by Virgin Australia…..

Focus on a Speaker – 2017 Melbourne Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit

The CAPA-ACTE 2017 Melbourne Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit is scheduled for tomorrow and will include some incredible speakers such as: Intelligent Travel, Managing Director,…..

Build your own airport. Is this the greatest job in aviation EVER?

No environmental impact studies needed, no engineering contracts to let, no pesky banks to borrow from, no landfill, no airline complaints about footing the bill……

Candidate for the year’s worst press release: who on earth put this out?

On a daily basis the Blue Swan Daily receives hundreds of press releases from a wide variety of sources. Whether it be airlines, hotel chains,…..

Premium Economy: A valuable asset to airlines but not every product is the same

Premium economy continues to be a key opportunity for carriers the world over. More and more airlines have introduced this important class into their aircraft…..

Time for Hong Kong to come to the table and negotiate a new air services agreement with Australia

Hong Kong continues to block attempts by Australia to negotiate a new air services agreement, which would be a benefit to the Australian economy, consumers…..

Behind the scenes – SITA’s Electronic Travel Authority System: Why we need it and what happens when it goes down

Australian and New Zealand airports were hit with massive disruptions this week as result of a computer outage affecting passport processing. The Australian Border Force…..

Airbnb no threat to hotels’ higher yielding compression nights: STR

The battle between short term holiday letting communities and traditional hotels has been raging for some time – but new findings reveal that the market…..

Blue Swan Infographic: Australian On Time Performance – April 2017

The Blue Swan Daily and CAPA – Centre for Aviation presents an exclusive Blue Swan infographic. Source: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics and…..