China eclipses New Zealand as largest tourism source market for Australia

It’s official, China has overtaken New Zealand to become Australia’s largest inbound visitor market for the first time. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics data, there were 1,390,000 Chinese visitors…..

Airport Insight: Perth 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…..

Scoot is not ready to invest in the Gold Coast despite capacity increase

Scoot is adding back capacity to the Gold Coast but is not yet ready to upgrade the service to daily or offer a consistent year-round…..

Qantas makes history with Perth-London service

Qantas’ first Perth to London service is now complete, with the Boeing 787-9 having completed a day and a half of flying on its milestone…..

Melbourne-Manila capacity to triple as Cebu Pacific launches and Philippine Airlines expands

Competition in the Melbourne-Manila market is intensifying significantly as Cebu Pacific enters and Philippine Airlines (PAL) adds capacity. Highlights Cebu Pacific is launching services from…..

Exclusive: Fiji Airways has no expansion plans for Australia, leaving little hope for an expanded Australia-Fiji bilateral

Fiji Airways is not interested in seeking additional traffic rights for Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney, which could thwart Australia’s attempt to forge an expanded air…..

Calls for policy reform for regional air travel in Australia

In Nov-2017, Australia’s Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport announced plans to investigate airline pricing methodologies in regional and rural areas…..

Virgin Australia Holdings reports strongest ever first half result in H1FY2018

Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd released its First Half Financial Year results today for the six months ending 31-Dec-2017. The presentation included information on its fleet,…..

Airline Insight: Tigerair Australia

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…..

China set to become Australia’s number one inbound market, narrows gap to just 900 people

Australia’s inbound tourism results for Dec-2017 have been released, highlighting the gap between China and New Zealand has lessened even further. For the full year,…..