China drives capacity growth as New Zealand enjoys 56th consecutive month of year-over-year connectivity gains from Asia

This month marks the 56th consecutive month of capacity gains into New Zealand from across Asia, a growth period that dates back to small declines…..

Macau Airport looks to the long haul charter market for growth after recording its busiest-ever month

Macau International airport experienced its busiest month ever in Apr-2019 as it handled more than 800,000 passengers, an increase of 19% year-on-year, and more than…..

Singapore-China market booms – five new Chinese airlines in past six months grows operator count to 18 carriers

Competition in the Singapore-China market has intensified driven by several new services from Chinese airlines. While the new services are aimed mainly at the inbound…..

Travellers are spoiled for choice as Chinese carriers pursue rapid long-haul expansion

Chinese airlines are pursuing rapid long-haul expansion, in particular opening up attractively priced premium cabin options for corporate travellers. They have launched more than 30…..

Asian travel growth will be partly at the expense of the Pacific region with Macau, Thailand, Maldives, China and Taipei leading five-year growth in visitor receipts

Earlier this year, The Blue Swan Daily reported that between 2018 and 2023, the Asia Pacific region is expected to enjoy a steady 5.5% average…..

Atlanta retained its #1 global passenger airport ranking in 2018; Beijing continued its growth, but Dubai is stalling

ACI World has published preliminary world airport rankings for 2018. In its opening remarks ACI says passenger traffic remains resilient but cargo hubs have seen…..

Asia Pacific nations continue international frequency growth across first two months of 2019; 18 of top 20 country markets have more flights versus same period in 2018

New research from The Blue Swan Daily reveals that only two of Asia Pacific’s top twenty country markets have witnessed a rise in year-on-year international…..

Opening the door to Beijing – new Daxing International airport on-track for Q3 launch

Beijing’s new Daxing International airport could be operationally ready at the end of the second quarter of this year and scheduled operations could commence before…..

The Chinese are spending – and losing – less in Australia as reality starts to bite

The strong rise in Chinese tourism over the past decade continued into 2018, with overall numbers up 13% to 1.4million. But for Crown Resorts they’re…..

Chinese tourists continue to visit Europe in increasing numbers as connectivity grows

Chinese tourists are continuing to put Europe at the top of their favourite destinations despite the relative slow-down in the Chinese economy and any concerns…..

Jetstar Asia suspends three routes as network experimentation continues

Singapore-based LCC Jetstar Asia has suspended three of its newest routes, highlighting the challenges of finding new profitable destinations in the crowded and intensely competitive…..