Qantas Group underlying EBIT down 15% in FY2019

Qantas Group reported (22-Aug-2019) the following financial highlights for the 12 months ended 30-Jun-2019: Revenue: AUD17,966 million (USD12,852 million), +4.9% year-on-year; Passenger: AUD15,696 million (USD11,228…..

Qantas group performance positive ‘given mixed market conditions’

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce announced (22-Aug-2019) the group’s performance for FY2019 “was particularly positive given mixed market conditions”. Mr Joyce stated “with headwinds like…..

Understanding differing regional traveller sentiment profiles is an important step in creating the right approaches to boost traveller experience

The recently unveiled GBTA Business Traveller Sentiment Index, produced in partnership with RoomIt by CWT, provides many insights into how business travellers feel about their…..

Helloworld expands network by 10% in FY2019, adds new corporate accounts

Helloworld Travel Limited announced (21-Aug-2019) the following business highlights for the year ending 30-Jun-2019: Retail expansion: Network grew to 2447 with an increase of 225…..

Top 20 International Routes by Capacity

In this week’s Did you know, we would take a closer look at the top ranked international routes by capacity. Top 20 International Routes by…..

Qantas plans three ‘Project Sunrise’ research services by YE2019

Qantas announced (22-Aug-2019) plans to operate three ‘Project Sunrise’ ultra long haul research services with Boeing 787-9 equipment, to gather new data about inflight passenger…..

Country Insight: #35 – South Africa

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…..

Singapore Airlines achieves 100% lie-flat target for Australia and New Zealand markets

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has set a 1-Nov-2019 date for transitioning to an all lie-flat operation in Australia and New Zealand, providing a consistent business class…..

The size of the bleisure market proves hard to define as it emerges almost two-thirds of travellers are secretly extending business trips for pleasure

A new survey from La Quinta by Wyndham has found that the northern hemisphere summer is proving a popular time for bleisure travel, the activity…..

Copenhagen airport has lofty long-haul ambitions and is not afraid to steal long haul routes from rivals to feed its own hub

Copenhagen Airports’ CEO Thomas Woldbye recently said the company aims to attract “even more long haul routes” to draw passengers from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany,…..

Check in! – hotel highlights across South Pac

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific. New-build Mercure hotel now open at…..