Fiji Airways pursues Australia expansion starting with Adelaide

Fiji Airways is planning a new expansion phase that will include growth in its medium-haul operation to Australia and New Zealand. Expansion of Fiji Airways’…..

Blue Swan Exclusive Infographic: Domestic On Time Performance – May 2017

The Blue Swan Daily brings you another exclusive infographic, focussing on Domestic On Time Performance for May-2017, sourced from BITRE and CAPA data. Try our new…..

Low oil prices mean higher profits for airlines, as the dollar remains strong

Oil prices hit a seven month low this week, something that is good news for airlines. Good news, largely because it means costs go down,…..

Australia’s BITRE reports domestic on-time performance in May-2017

Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (22-Jun-2017) overall domestic on-time performance for participating airlines averaged 87.4% for on-time departures and 87.5%…..

WA Government to conduct inquiry into regional airfares in Western Australia

Western Australia‘s Parliamentary Economics and Industry Standing Committee announced (20-Jun-2017) plans to conduct an inquiry into regional airfares in Western Australia. WA Tourism Minister Paul Papalia…..

Air New Zealand pax up 9% to 1.2m with 81% load factor in May-2017

Air New Zealand passenger numbers up 9% – traffic highlights for May-2017: Passengers: 1.2 million, +8.7% year-on-year; Short-haul: 1.0 million, +9.4%; Domestic: 785,000, +9.8%; Tasman/Pacific:…..

Statistics New Zealand: ‘Departure cards are not obsolete in New Zealand’

Statistics New Zealand senior media advisor James Weir stated: “Departure cards are not obsolete in New Zealand“, responding to Australia‘s plans to remove departure cards…..

Fiji Bureau of Statistics releases provisional visitor arrivals for May-2017 

Fiji Bureau of Statistics released provisional visitor arrivals for May-2017 showing record numbers (Fiji Times, 22-Jun-2017). According to the report: A total of 64,367 visitors arrived…..

Tigerair Australia launches four times weekly Melbourne-Townsville service

Tigerair Australia launched four times weekly Melbourne-Townsville service, utilising A320 equipment (Townsville Bulletin, 22-Jun-2017). The service will provide more than 1400 seats each week and…..

Batik Air commences twice daily Bali-Perth service

Batik Air commenced (21-Jun-2017) twice daily Denpasar-Perth service on 22-Jun-2017, operating with Boeing 737-900 aircraft. The new service will add 5040 seats per week on…..

Tourism Research Australia releases results of National Visitor Survey on travel by Australians

Tourism Research Australia released (21-Jun-2017) results of the National Visitor Survey, which determines travel by Australians, for the year ending Mar-2017. Key highlights of the report…..