The Blue Swan Start-up Report

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a monthly wrap of the key start-up activity for Sep-2017, including two key launches: flyadeal launched on 23-Sep-2017, with…..

SilkAir set to improve its premium product for the Cairns and Darwin markets

Singapore Airlines full service subsidiary SilkAir plans to upgrade Australia flights to the new 737 MAX 8 aircraft by the end of 2017, resulting in…..

China Southern continues secondary route expansion with Cairns launch

China Southern’s Australia operation will reach six destinations and eight routes in Dec-2017 following the launch of services to Cairns. Guangzhou-Cairns will be the fourth…..

Blue Swan Insights: Weekly Aviation Rankings

US carriers continue to dominate the top ranked airlines and airports around the globe however, the growth of easyJet (3) and Ryanair (5) shows there…..

Roy Morgan Research: Qantas is Australia’s leading domestic airline, Air New Zealand tops international airline list

New research shows Qantas Airlines is Australia’s most satisfying domestic airline with a customer satisfaction rating of 83.2% enough to beat key rivals Virgin Australia…..

SriLankan Airlines targets Melbourne-Mumbai market with quick connections and low fares

SriLankan Airlines is adding a second daily flight to Mumbai, enabling it to offer quick connections in the Mumbai-Melbourne market. SriLankan is launching daily services…..

Amadeus commissions study to better understand Travel & Expense programmes

Amadeus has taken the liberty of commissioning a new study designed to better understand Travel & Expense (T&E) programmes for corporates. The result? An opportunity…..

A330-200 could be a solution for Malaysia Airlines’ Auckland quandary

Malaysia Airlines’ newly acquired fleet of A330-200s could emerge as a lifesaver for the Auckland-Kuala Lumpur route. Malaysia Airlines has served Auckland with A330-300s since…..

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…..