Coronavirus: Italy is on lockdown, other parts of Europe will follow, and global markets are in crisis – it is hard to be optimistic, but there are actually a few positives

“The only certainty, is uncertainty.” A phrase that was used in the United Kingdom to describe the Brexit process, but now as equally relevant for…..

Qantas takes a trip down memory lane in its centenary year, while New Zealand takes native birds under its wing – all in the name of safety

Long gone are the days of those boring air safety videos that ticked every box for regulators, but ticked-off most passengers. They may be a…..

Chinese ride-hailing app Didi targets Sydney as it continues its Australia expansion

Earlier this month, Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing announced that it will launch ride-sharing services in Sydney, Australia from 16-Mar-2020. This marks a significant milestone…..

Americans and Australians are set to be the biggest spenders on travel during the forthcoming Easter holiday break

The Easter holiday break is popular with travellers across the globe, representing the first extended break of the new year. While other popular breaks are…..

From droughts to bushfires – and now a potential pandemic – Australia’s already slowing travel market takes another hefty blow

In Australia, it seems “it never rains, but…”. The widespread bushfires ravaging much of Australia’s south and east coasts follow years of drought, rendering the…..

‘The commercial viability of ultra long-haul operations’ – a niche that might just get a tiny bit bigger thanks to Project Sunrise

A big question mark remains over the validity of ultra long-haul air travel. New, more efficient and longer-range airliners now mean that you can effectively…..

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Melbourne Tullamarine Airport

This year The Blue Swan Daily will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available…..

Video of the week – Asia Pacific airports: the stars of 2019

Alongside the CAPA Asia Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit in Singapore in Nov-2019, the CAPA Asia Pacific Aviation Awards for Excellence were presented. Among them,…..

Australia’s hotel room count surpasses 300,000 milestone, and it is already closing in on the 400,000 figure

New property openings in November have helped pushed Australia’s hotel inventory above 300,000 open rooms, according to data from STR. Australia ranks as the 12th…..

Qantas boosts its Singapore lounge space with opening of new Changi airport First Lounge

Australian carrier Qantas has officially opened its newest First Lounge, a luxury space spread over 1,000 square metres at Singapore’s Changi airport and a move…..