Air New Zealand to increase capacity by 75% on the Auckland-Honolulu route

Air New Zealand announced (04-Aug-2017) plans to increase Auckland-Honolulu capacity by 75% between Apr-2018 to Oct-2018. The carrier will operate an additional 94 return services…..

Aerocare commences ground handling services for Qantas Group in Hobart

Aerocare commenced (03-Aug-2017) ground handling services for the Qantas Group at Hobart Airport. Aerocare’s Hobart operation now handles QantasLink and Jetstar‘s services which equates to…..

Tourism NZ: New Zealand’s first online flagship travel store to launch in China

Tourism New Zealand signed (03-Aug-2017) an MoU with Chinese online travel agency, Ctrip to promote New Zealand to the agencies 300 million members. Tourism New…..

Airports Vanuatu Limited: Preparations for Bauerfield and Pekoa airports rehabilitation on schedule

Airports Vanuatu Limited, via its official Facebook page, reposted (01-Aug-2017) reports that Port Vila Bauerfield Airport and Espiritu Santo Pekoa Airport‘s rehabilitation under the Vanuatu…..

Western Chinese cities shine among “New Economy Index” top 10 Chinese inflow airports

An index of economic activity in non-industrial growth industries has shown that central and western Chinese cities are leading the way in attracting new growth……

Scoot to retime Singapore-Melbourne flights to improve passenger experience

Scoot has boosted sixth freedom traffic from Sydney since rescheduling three weekly frequencies to improve connections with and India and is planning to introduce a…..

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. JAL MD Norikazu…..

Tourism Research Australia releases tourism forecast for next decade

Tourism Research Australia released (02-Aug-2017) its annual tourism forecast for 2017. The forecast includes a decade long view on changes in: international inbound arrivals; the…..

Air New Zealand increases frequency on Vancouver-Auckland route

Air New Zealand announced (03-Aug-2017) it will increase capacity by 20% on the Vancouver-Auckland route between Jan-2018 to Jul-2018. Frequencies will increase: from seven to…..

Darwin Airport raises capital investment programme despite slow economic growth

Darwin Airport raised its capital investment programme from AUD60 million (USD47 million) to AUD70 million (USD55 million) (NT News, 02-Aug-2017). CEO Ian Kew stated despite…..

CASA: Increased ASIC verification requirements from 01-Aug-2017

Australia‘s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) announced (31-Jul-2017) increased aviation security identity card (ASIC) verification requirements. The new identity verification requirements came into effect from…..