Air New Zealand hosts 2017 Annual Shareholders Meeting

Air New Zealand hosted its 2017 Annual Shareholders Meeting in Auckland yesterday, highlighting key results of the last year and the outlook for the future……

TTF outlines options to enhance trans Tasman air travel

As previously reported by the Blue Swan Daily, Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has been working towards “sorting out the trans-Tasman issue” by calling for…..

How New Zealand’s regional airlines are filling in network gaps – but corporate contracts may remain elusive

New Zealand’s regional airline network is expanding as it emerges from a period of uncertainty following changes to Air New Zealand’s regional operations in recent…..

Tigerair changes its stripes and goes for quality

Tigerair Australia seems out to prove a tiger can change its stripes. The airline has today announced two new planned inflight products designed to make…..

China Southern celebrates 20 years in Australia with more capacity expansion

China Southern Airlines is further expanding its operation in Australia this summer and will operate a record 68 weekly flights to Australia during peak periods……

Designing airports for the ever-changing future

Ever wondered what goes into the building of an airport? The years of planning, years of building and continued development and updating. The Blue Swan…..

LEVEL up! ‘Next generation long haul’ brand to grow fleet to 30 aircraft by 2022

LEVEL, the recently-launched ‘next generation long haul’ brand from the International Airlines Group (IAG), parent of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling, is planning…..

Boeing confident 777-8 will be able to operate Sydney to London nonstop

Boeing is confident that with the 777-8 it can meet Qantas’ challenge of developing a next generation aircraft by 2022 capable of operating Sydney to…..

Aviation, a fragile industry, exposed to a host of setbacks beyond its control

One week it is a fractured fuel line that fundamentally disrupts airline operations in New Zealand’s major airport, Auckland. Today, an ATC malfunction threw all air…..

Tourism’s Tipping Point – ‘The soul of your destination is like your virginity, you only get to lose it once’

This summer ‘sustainability’ has been the buzz word in the tourism sector as a rising opposition to an industry that has fuelled development is now…..

Australia’s percentage of Chinese visitors relatively unchanged in 20 years

There has been much talk recently about the growing Chinese visitor market and the impact this is having on tourism in Australia. In the last…..