Melbourne Tullamarine Airport enjoys a decade rapid international growth

Australia’s Melbourne Tullamarine Airport has enjoyed a period of rapid international growth over the past decade. But that level has slowed significantly this year due…..

Qantas launches ‘Points Plane’ – the start of a potential series of exclusive flights for frequent flyers

Loyalty remains a key part of any airlines’ corporate arsenal and frequent flyer programmes have evolved in order to meet the needs of regular travellers……

What to expect from Melbourne airport’s new landside redevelopment

Melbourne Airport’s traveller numbers continue to grow, going from 36.7 million people in FY 17/18 with forecasts exceeding 70 people per year by 2038. To…..

Virgin Australia and the US market: 10 years and 4 million passengers but declining market share

Wednesday (27-Feb-2019) marks the tenth anniversary of long-haul services for Virgin Australia. The group took delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER on 6-Feb-2009 and the…..

Malaysia Airlines increases its Melbourne flights following AirAsia X’s move to Avalon 

Malaysia Airlines is increasing capacity to Melbourne Tullamarine this winter in an apparent response to rising demand following rival AirAsia X’s move to Melbourne Avalon…..

Thai AirAsia X enters Australia market with Brisbane-Bangkok service. Is Avalon next?

AirAsia has selected Brisbane-Bangkok as its first route connecting Australia and Thailand, a surprise move given the LCC group does not currently have any services…..

AirAsia X gives up on resuming service to Adelaide

AirAsia X has dropped consideration of resuming services to Adelaide and is now focusing on a newly revised Australia schedule that features additional capacity to…..

Virgin Australia 737 MAX 10s provide platform for capacity growth and lower unit costs

In late Aug-2018 Virgin Australia announced the conversion of 10 737 MAX 8 orders to the larger 737 MAX 10. Summary Virgin Australia has converted…..

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…..

Vienna displaces Melbourne as the world’s most liveable city in a year that has seen significant changes to global ranking

Austria’s capital city, Vienna, is the most liveable city in the world, according to a new survey. The European capital displaced Melbourne from a regular…..

Melbourne confirmed as Australia’s ‘Airbnb hub’ but at a price

Australians are increasingly choosing to stay in rented houses or rented serviced apartments when they travel. Some 10.4% of travellers stayed in this type of…..