The latest on Western Sydney Airport

Sydney’s proposed second airport at Badgery’s Creek Airport is expected to commence construction in 2018.  WSA Co was incorporated by the Australian government in Aug-2017,…..

South Pac Share and Oil Price Weekly Update

Each week The Blue Swan Daily brings you a snap shot of the key share and oil prices related to all things travel and aviation……

Air China to launch four times weekly Beijing-Brisbane service from 11-Dec-2017

Air China announced (17-Sep-2017) plans to launch Beijing-Brisbane service from 11-Dec-2017, operating four times weekly with A330-200 equipment, with 198 economy and 28 business class seats……

Auckland Airport suffers fuel shortage, disrupting airline operations

Over the weekend, Refining New Zealand advised Auckland Airport the aviation fuel pipeline supplying the airport had been damaged, restricting the supply of aviation fuel. Refining…..

Fiji Airways and Solomon Airlines sign Nadi-Honiara codeshare

Fiji Airways and Solomon Airlines signed (Sep-2017) a codeshare agreement covering flights between Nadi and Honiara, effective 30-Sep-2017. Both carriers will codeshare on each other’s services between the…..

Australia’s domestic pax up 2% to 59.3m with 78% load factor in FY2017, seats stable at 77.2m

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (18-Sep-2017) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines for FY2017: Passengers: 59.3 million, +1.5% year-on-year; Top…..

Air Canada appoints former Air NZ CEO Rob Fyfe to board of directors

Air Canada appointed (15-Sep-2017) former Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe to its board of directors, effective 30-Sep-2017. Mr Fyfe’s appointment coincides with the retirement of Joseph Leonard. [more – original PR]

Hawaiian Airlines to expand Honolulu-Auckland service in Mar-2018

Hawaiian Airlines announced (17-Sep-2017) plans to increase Honolulu-Auckland frequency from three to five times weekly on 21-Mar-2018, in response to strong demand. The carrier deploys A330 aircraft…..

Queensland Government: New Air China service deal finalised during recent China trade mission

Queensland State Government Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones announced (17-Sep-2017) the deal with Air China to launch Beijing-Brisbane service was finalised on her recent trade mission…..

Australian domestic capacity increases impacting load factors for Jun-2017

Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics released its domestic aviation activity report for Jun-2017 highlighting a 1.7% increase year-on-year equalling 4.90 million passengers. According to BITRE,…..

Australian domestic airfare index falls 3.4% year-on-year

Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics released its Domestic Airfare Index for Sep-2017 which showed the ‘Best Discount Fare’ Index (Jul-2003 = 100) for domestic travel…..