SIA to retime Singapore-Canberra-Wellington improving connection times for travellers

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is moving up by one hour its Singapore-Canberra-Wellington flight, resulting in improved connections from several points in Asia. The airline is satisfied…..

The impact of a major event on tourism

Tourism NZ responded to new international visitor arrival results for Jun-2017, highlighting the impact a major event can have on tourism. The report, released by Statistics…..

Nonstop Wellington-Singapore could prove viable despite low take-up on Singapore Airlines’ one-stop product

The Sep-2016 launch of flights by Singapore Airlines (SIA) has led to a more modest than expected increase in international traffic for Wellington Airport. The…..

Air New Zealand’s fantastical journey leaves everyone scratching their heads

Air New Zealand launched its latest safety video titled A Fantastical Journey, a name which is actually very fitting. The term Fantastical literally means “conceived or…..

Blue Swan Exclusive Infographic: New Zealand International Arrivals – May 2017

The Blue Swan Daily brings you another exclusive infographic, focussing on the international arrivals for New Zealand in May-2017, sourced from STATS NZ and CAPA…..

Fiji Airways pursues Australia expansion starting with Adelaide

Fiji Airways is planning a new expansion phase that will include growth in its medium-haul operation to Australia and New Zealand. Expansion of Fiji Airways’…..

Blue Swan Exclusive Infographic: USA Tourism in Australia and New Zealand

The United States continues to be an important inbound tourism market for both Australia and New Zealand. It seems more and more Americans are visiting…..

Jetstar wins NZ government travel contract, but will still have to battle Air NZ

Jetstar has been included in New Zealand’s All-of-Government Air Travel Services panel for the first time, and hopes to pick up a slice of the…..

International tourist arrivals increase 11% year on year with Asia leading that growth

Tourism Australia has reported 8.3 million international arrivals to Australia in 2016, an increase of 11% year-on-year. Managing Director John O’Sullivan reported that tourism arrivals from key markets…..