Air New Zealand opens reservations for its Auckland-Seoul service as it aims to ride the wave of strong South Korean arrivals

Air New Zealand has opened reservations for its Auckland–Seoul route which will resume in Nov-2019. It will operate three weekly flights on the route from…..

Hotel prices are on the rise in Barcelona and Sydney in Feb-2019, but Auckland and Rio de Janeiro see big year-on-year drops

Average hotel prices have increased in Feb-2019 compared to Jan-2019 at most of the cities listed on the trivago Hotel Price Index (tHPI), reported monthly…..

Emirates again cuts capacity in Auckland as new Bali flight is reduced

Emirates Airline is again reducing capacity to New Zealand as the airline cuts its new Auckland-Bali service from seven to four weekly frequencies. Summary: Emirates…..

Check in! – hotel highlights across South Pac

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific. IHG,  Precinct Properties to open InterContinental Auckland. Melbourne’s…..

Philippine Airlines, encouraged by initial performance, looks to upgrade Auckland-Manila route to A330-300

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has been encouraged by the initial load factor on its new nonstop flight to Auckland and is looking to upgrade the service…..

Airport Insight: Auckland International Airport

Each day this year The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

Australian and New Zealand cities among the top nine cities for digital payments

Visa has revealed the results of a new global study examining the economic impact of digital payments, with Sydney, Canberra and Auckland among the most…..

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…..

Competition in New Zealand’s international market is intensifying: Thai Airways goes daily with its new 787-9

Thai Airways is improving its product in the New Zealand market by upgrading the Auckland-Bangkok route to daily and deploying brand new 787-9s. Thai Airways…..

Auckland Airport suffers fuel shortage, disrupting airline operations

Over the weekend, Refining New Zealand advised Auckland Airport the aviation fuel pipeline supplying the airport had been damaged, restricting the supply of aviation fuel. Refining…..