New Zealand Government: Health staff to meet China flights as precautionary measure

New Zealand Government announced (26-Jan-2020) public health staff commenced meeting services from China to actively look for signs of the novel coronavirus and provide advice,…..

Industry Intelligence – catch up on CAPA’s exclusive market analysis insights

Each week, CAPA – Centre for Aviation, produces informative, thought provoking and detailed market analysis of the aviation industry. With supporting data included in every…..

Citilink launches daily Bali Denpasar-Melbourne Avalon service

Citilink launched (25-Jan-2020) daily Bali Denpasar-Melbourne Avalon service on 24-Jan-2020, operated with 178 seat A320neo. The service is projected to add 123,480 seats to and…..

Bitcoin Watch – SITA: 72% of airlines have investment plans in blockchain

SITA VP business transformation, air travel solutions Ian Ryder, via the company’s official blog, reported (29-Nov-2019) the 2019 SITA Air Transport IT Insights survey shows 72% of airlines…..

Virgin Australia launches new economy fare brand on international long haul services

Virgin Australia launched (23-Jan-2020) ‘Economy Light’ on all international long haul services operated by Virgin Australia from Australia. The new fare brand aligns with the…..

Port Hedland Airport to commence terminal refurbishment in Feb-2020

Port Hedland Airport GM Rod Evans reported the airport is scheduled to commence a AUD25 million (USD17.1 million) terminal refurbishment in Feb-2020 (Australian Financial Review,…..

With an uncertain future, American Express Global Business Travel says travel buyers need to take a ‘nimble’ approach to programme management

Looking to 2020, it can seem that the only thing we can be certain of is uncertainty and with increased economic and geopolitical volatility ahead,…..

Is it time to go with the flow? How tracking and analysing passenger movements could deliver reduce wait times, less crowding and a better traveller experience

Most regular air travellers will have an airport routine. When flying from a known airport they will follow a preferred path right from arrival through…..

CHECK IN! – latest hotel highlights from across the globe

The Blue Swan Daily brings you the second of this week’s round up of some of the latest accommodation news from across the globe. US hotel…..

Your weekly travel and aviation Quote-a

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know. Boeing CEO: Company…..

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand down 4% in Nov-2019

Statistics New Zealand reported (23-Jan-2020) visitor arrivals to New Zealand for Nov-2019. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 372,108, -3.5% year-on-year; Oceania: 147,357, -1.1%; Australia: 129,636, -1.2%;…..