That’s the Spirit! Bare bones commoditisation of air travel at its finest

This month the Blue Swan Daily road tested the US based ultra-LCC, Spirit Airlines, on two sectors –  Newark-Orlando and Orlando-Houston. For those travelling to…..

Time to get serious about good debt. Badgerys Creek needs a fast rail link

“After three years of detailed and extensive evaluation, and receipt of the final terms of the Notice of Intention from the Commonwealth late last year,…..

Turkish Airlines: yields and passenger mix in the Australia-Turkey market mean Australia is not currently in the network plan

While it seems unlikely that Turkish Airlines will launch services to Australia to, it is aiming to grow its presence in this market through new…..

IATA – for airlines, the best is behind us, and costs are rising. But fares remain low

IATA’s Apr-2017 survey of airline business confidence appears to confirm that the best is behind us – at least for airline profitability. According to IATA,…..

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

The CAPA-ACTE 2017 Melbourne Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit is just around the corner, scheduled for 30-May-2017. Let’s take some time to learn about some…..

Norwegian creates the world’s longest LCC route London-Singapore

When European LCC group Norwegian launches service from London Gatwick to Singapore on 28-Sep-2017, it will become the longest route in Norwegian’s network – and…..

Monthly Update: BITRE on time performance snapshot – March 2017

Each month the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) monitors the punctuality and reliability of major domestic airlines operating between Australian airports. In…..

News Update: Qantas’ environmental disaster, it’s not just emissions we need to be careful of

Global passenger numbers are increasing every year, with more services, more aircraft, and more infrastructure all having a detrimental impact to the environment. Yes, the…..

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

The CAPA-ACTE 2017 Melbourne Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit is just around the corner, scheduled for 30-May-2017. Let’s take some time to learn about some…..

Singapore Airlines Group Part 3 – The Canberra-Wellington “Capital City” route highlights the SIA-Virgin-Air NZ partnership discords

Singapore Airlines’ initial performance in the Canberra market has been above expectations with the load factor between Canberra and Singapore particularly encouraging. The average load…..

Cairns international traffic on the upswing positively impacting visitor nights and the local economy

Cairns is enjoying a surge in international traffic following the launch of services over the last two years by four new foreign airlines. This increase…..