AirAsia X keen to resume Australia and New Zealand expansion – but not quite yet

AirAsia X continues to be on the hunt for new destinations in the Southwest Pacific despite shrinking its network in the region with the upcoming…..

Airport Insight: Christchurch International Airport

The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the world’s largest airlines…..

Why does New Zealand have the lowest international LCC penetration rate in Asia Pacific?

Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) account for approximately 22% of total international seat capacity in the Asia-Pacific, based on CAPA – Centre for Aviation analysis of…..

Air New Zealand and VisitCalifornia sign promotional MoU after years of working together

Air New Zealand and tourism board Visit California have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote travel to California. Under the MoU the airline…..

A4ANZ lobbying group uses New Zealand Commerce Commission ‘concerns’ over Auckland International Airport’s pricing and profitability as platform for regulatory reform

The Airlines for Australia and New Zealand (A4ANZ) lobbying group has once again demanded that more must be done to protect airport users from “the…..

Air New Zealand commences countdown to A321neo service entry as first aircraft touches down in Auckland

In less than three weeks Air New Zealand will place its first Airbus A321neo into commercial operation as it begins to replace its older A320…..

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…..

Understanding New Zealand’s travel dynamics from the aviation and corporate traveller perspectives

The New Zealand travel industry is undergoing some dynamic changes, with the Trans-Tasman route set for renewed vigour in the wake of the dissolution of…..

Air New Zealand enjoys second highest profit ever in FY2018, but disruption will leave its mark in FY2019

Air New Zealand’s earnings before taxation totalled NZD540 million (USD360 million) in FY2018 – a 2.5% increase year-on-year and the second highest profit in the…..

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…..