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…..

How has the trans Tasman aviation market evolved over the past three years?

Since the Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (known as the CER Agreement) came into effect in 1983, the Australian and New Zealand economies…..

Virgin Australia’s trans Tasman upgrades: how partnerships can be an impediment to innovation and market stimulation

Eyebrows were raised in the South Pacific aviation market when Air New Zealand and Qantas announced plans to resume a codeshare partnership from 28-Oct-2018. Collaboration…..

It is about to get more expensive to visit and do business in New Zealand

Tourists visiting New Zealand are about to face a price hike with the introduction of a new tourism tax, known as the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism…..

Australian VFR travellers are the key to New Zealand’s tourism

Research from Auckland Airport shows that travellers from Australia who are visiting friends and relatives (VFR) in New Zealand are highly valuable and a market…..

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia cross-Tasman market share gains will result in declines at Qantas

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia are poised for market gains across the Tasman as both pursue capacity expansion following the dissolution of their joint…..

Wellington Airport prepares for long haul operations

Situated just 6km from Wellington city, the capital of New Zealand, Wellington International is the third busiest airport in the nation and a vital piece…..