Air New Zealand to join the blockchain party

Air New Zealand recently announced that it would be partnering with Swiss travel platform Winding Tree, a blockchain-based distribution platform for the travel industry. Initially…..

Social network and gamer Tencent joined the USD500 billion club this week: and China on track to conquer with AI

As Tencent Holdings’ share price went through HKD420 this week, the massive social media operator passed through the USD500 billion capitalisation level. Only five other…..

Aerocare cleared of union allegations then immediately sold to offshore giant, Swissport

Australian baggage handler company Aerocare announced it will be acquired by global cargo and handling services provider Swissport “in the coming weeks”, under an arrangement to recapitalise and position the…..

Monarch administrator wins appeal to retain London slots; Birmingham and Manchester slots already reallocated

The UK Court of Appeal has overruled a previous decision to return the slots of collapsed carrier Monarch Airlines to slot coordinator ACL for reallocation…..

Strong demand from Australia and New Zealand and increases in corporate travel boost SIA profitability

A pick-up in corporate traffic and strong demand from Australia/New Zealand has led to an improvement in profitability at Singapore Airlines (SIA). Summary: SIA the…..

BITRE releases insights into international activity for FY2016-17

Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) has released insights into Australia’s international airline activity for the financial year 2016-17. This includes traffic and passenger…..

Blue Swan Daily’s social media pages now live

The Blue Swan Daily’s social media pages are active and ready to bring you your daily dose of everything travel, aviation and tourism. Join the…..

Japan Airlines resumes Australia expansion after several years of market share declines

Japan Airlines (JAL) is expanding in the Australia market for the first time in several years following the recent launch of services to Melbourne. JAL…..

Airport technology – what passengers really want

Airport technology is one of the fastest developing aspects of the entire aviation industry. Passengers, though, may take another view, and a recent survey shows…..

Aeroflot Singapore service would improve Australia-Russia connectivity

Aeroflot has no aspirations of operating to Australia but could improve its offline presence in Australia if it expands its network in Southeast Asia. Aeroflot…..

Ancillary earnings are driving up airline loyalty satisfaction levels, but redemption woes remain a headache

Airline loyalty rewards programme benefits that extend beyond airline services and ticket fees have a significant effect on customer satisfaction, according to the recently published…..