New MP travel rules should add transparency

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 13-Jan-2017 announced important changes to the management of parliamentarians’ travel expenses in the wake of the resignation of Health…..

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Ratings agency provides financial outlook on Sydney Airport    S&P Global Ratings revised (17-Jan-2017) its outlook on Southern Cross Airports Corporation Holding (SCACH), parent company…..

Part 1: As the Pound falls against the Aussie dollar, the airlines feel the pinch while consumers feel the benefit

As the world awaits the British PM Theresa May’s announcement of  her government’s official Brexit strategy, air passengers are in heaven as the British Pound…..

Air Canada and Virgin Australia codeshare. Part 2: a ‘win-win’ for both Virgin and Air Canada

From early 2017 Air Canada and Virgin Australia introduce a tidy new partnership. Virgin Australia receives improved access to Canada – a market its existing JV partner Delta can’t sufficiently cover from their shared Los Angeles…..

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Asia fuels growth in services to New Zealand Airways New Zealand welcomed (17-Jan-2017) international growth “largely driven” by flights to and from Asia in summer 2016/17……

Air Canada and Virgin Australia codeshare. Part 1: the partnership is good news for consumers – but competition is mounting

From early 2017 Air Canada and Virgin Australia introduce a tidy new partnership. Virgin Australia receives improved access to Canada – a market its existing JV partner Delta can’t sufficiently cover from their shared Los Angeles…..

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New runway at Brisbane Brisbane Airport announced plans to commence work on its AUD1.4 billion (USD1.03 billion) New Parallel Runway project in 2017 (Brisbane Times,…..

Gulf carrier growth in Australia/NZ. Part 2: Qatar Airways becomes the growth engine

Further Gulf-Australia/NZ growth hinges on Qatar Airways, and reactions to it. Qatar added more capacity to Australia/NZ in 2016 than Emirates or Etihad, and this…..

Tigerair’s regulatory headache; Indonesia’s ill-timed blooper

International aviation is little more than a highly regulated and commercially complex mishmash of a business – as approximately 2,000 passengers, affected by the forced…..

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Tigerair granted temporary reprieve Tigerair Australia announced (12-Jan-2017) that following consultation with the Indonesian Government, the airline has been granted permission to operate flights from…..

LCCs out to attract business travellers. Part 3: International and Long haul low cost

In the third and final article in this series, the Blue Swan Daily looks at long haul vs short haul LCCs. Is the feasibility of…..