Australia-China market booms with 35 nonstop routes and 10 airlines this December

A record 35 routes will be operated in Dec-2017 between Australia and China, an indication of the staggering growth experienced by the Australia-China market in…..

Record overseas visitor arrivals to New Zealand

New Zealand has once again recorded its highest overseas visitor arrivals ever, reaching an impressive 3.67 million people for the year ending Oct-2017. This represents…..

A330-200 could be a solution for Malaysia Airlines’ Auckland quandary

Malaysia Airlines’ newly acquired fleet of A330-200s could emerge as a lifesaver for the Auckland-Kuala Lumpur route. Malaysia Airlines has served Auckland with A330-300s since…..

TTF outlines options to enhance trans Tasman air travel

As previously reported by the Blue Swan Daily, Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has been working towards “sorting out the trans-Tasman issue” by calling for…..

New Zealand continues to see upward trend in tourism and migration

Traditionally a quieter time for tourism in New Zealand, August proved to be an impressive month for both tourism and migration. Visitor arrivals were up…..

Air New Zealand expands in Argentina as Australasia-South America capacity reaches record levels

Air New Zealand is increasing capacity to Buenos Aires by more than 30% this summer in response to increasing demand for travel between Australia/New Zealand…..

United Airlines launching Houston-Sydney complicates Air NZ-United JV

United Airlines’ planned new Houston-Sydney nonstop 787-9 service, which is launching 18-Jan-2018, offers United’s response to recent waves of expansion in the Australia-US market from…..

Competition in New Zealand’s international market is intensifying: Thai Airways goes daily with its new 787-9

Thai Airways is improving its product in the New Zealand market by upgrading the Auckland-Bangkok route to daily and deploying brand new 787-9s. Thai Airways…..

TTF Australia: TTF to sort out trans-Tasman ‘situation’

Tourism and Transport Forum Australia (TTF) is working towards “sorting out the trans-Tasman issue” by calling for a single border management process between both Australia and New Zealand……

Philippine Airlines responds to growing demand with new nonstop service to Auckland

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is adding capacity to Auckland and beating Air New Zealand in offering the first nonstop link in the growing New Zealand-Philippines market……