Leisure travellers seeking instant perks and rewards are diluting the value of hotel loyalty programmes

Many travellers are members of multiple loyalty programmes, and the role of these programmes is often insignificant when choosing between different hotels, a new study…..

Qantas Group underlying EBIT down 17% in H1FY2019 as fuel cost jumps 27%

Qantas Group reported (21-Feb-2019) the following financial highlights for six months ended 31-Dec-2018: Revenue: AUD9206 million (USD6665 million), +5.8% year-on-year; Passenger: AUD8027 million (USD5811 million),…..

Qantas Group to cut landfill waste by 75% by the end of 2021

Qantas Group announced (21-Feb-2019) it aims to reduce the amount of landfill waste it produces by 75% by the end of 2021. The group estimates Qantas and Jetstar…..

It’s the end of the line for the A380 Superjumbo as the original 747 Jumbojet ultimately outlives its planned successor

Airbus has announced that it will end production of the A380 in 2021 after it delivers its final production aircraft. Ironically that will mean that…..

Did you know? Top 20 Countries by ASKs

In this week’s Did you know, we take a closer look at the top ranked countries by available seat kilometres (ASKs). Top 20 Countries by…..

Qantas Group making ‘good progress’ in long term fleet strategy

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce reported (21-Feb-2019) the group has made “good progress” in its long term fleet strategy, with the arrival of more Boeing 787s and retirement of…..

The latest on Western Sydney Airport

Sydney’s proposed second airport at Badgery’s Creek recently commenced its initial earthworks and plans to be operational by 2025. WSA Co was incorporated by the…..

Visitor arrivals to Fiji up 2% in Jan-2019, arrivals from New Zealand up 9%

Fiji Bureau of Statistics reported (20-Feb-2019) total visitor arrivals to Fiji for Jan-2019. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 63,807, +1.9% year-on-year; Australia: 27,860, -1.6%; New Zealand:…..

Country Insight: #87 – Costa Rica

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..

Corporate Travel Management reports strong H1FY2019, on track to achieve top end of guidance

Corporate Travel Management (CTM) stated (20-Feb-2019) it is on track to achieve the top end of its previous guidance range following a “strong” H1FY2019 growth……