Australia Govt will monitor but not intervene on issue of Canberra-Sydney flight cancellations

Australia‘s Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester stated the federal government was seeking answers about the higher than usual rates of cancellations on service between…..

Qantas notes need to invest in engineering, education of the engineers of the future

Qantas chairman Leigh Clifford noted the need to invest in engineering and the education of the engineers of the future (AFR, 28-Nov-2017). Mr Clifford noted the…..

Air France: Tahiti based strike action continues

Air France stated service from Tahiti to Los Angeles over the next four days were being provided with aircraft from Air Tahiti Nui and Hi Fly (RadioNZ, 27-Nov-2017). The altered…..

Wellcamp Airport keen to expand international cargo operations after first year of Cathay service

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport marked (27-Nov-2017) the first anniversary of Cathay Pacific‘s weekly service with Boeing 747-8F equipment. Cathay Pacific regional cargo manager Nigel Chynoweth said: “Discussions are getting serious…..

Counting the cost of last minute travel is not an exact science

The need for flexibility in corporate travel generally means added costs for businesses. Travel plans change, meetings can overrun, be added or be cancelled at…..

USA leads the way among world’s costliest cities for business travel

There is no doubt that business travel is an essential ingredient in the US economy, much like other countries across the world. However, a recent…..

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. Qantas Airways:…..

Jetstar and Virgin Australia cancel Bali services on 27-Nov-2017, due to Mount Agung eruption

Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia provided (27-Nov-2017) the following updates on operations between Australia and Bali (Indonesia) following the eruption of the Mount Agung volcano: Jetstar Airways, via its official…..

ACCC: Continued coordination between Jetstar’s Asian brands ‘likely to result in public benefits’

Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) commissioner Roger Featherston stated (24-Nov-2017) the body believes that continuing the coordination between Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Pacific and Jetstar Japan “is likely to result in…..

New Zealand Tourism Minister: New tourism charge won’t be introduced until feedback is considered

New Zealand Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis said the plan to introduce a NZD25 (USD17) per visitor levy on international visitors will “be worked on next year”…..

Victorian Govt: Airport rail link to commence within decade, to ‘transform’ regional communities

Victoria‘s Premier Daniel Andrews stated construction of a rail link connecting Southern Cross Station and Melbourne Tullamarine Airport will commence before the completion of the Metro Rail…..