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……

Sydney-South America options for corporates improve as LATAM Airlines adds nonstop services

LATAM Airlines has unveiled plans to launch three weekly nonstop flights from Santiago to Sydney in Nov-2019. The Chile-based airline group currently serves Sydney with…..

Qantas slashes Sydney-San Francisco capacity, impacting corporates and benefiting United

Qantas has been shouting about its deployment of the Boeing 787-9 on the Sydney-San Francisco route. But replacing older 747-400s it is slashing capacity by…..

As Project Sunrise discussions continue, new Qantas research reveals what customers really want on ultra long-haul flights

Stationary exercise bikes and virtual reality relaxation and entertainment are among several features Qantas customers are suggesting for futuristic long-haul flights, the Australian flag carrier…..

Exclusive new Qantas Titanium Card has ‘significant annual fee’ but ‘significant benefits’ as airline targets frequent buyers with premium perks

Qantas has released a new ultra-premium credit card that offers Qantas First Class Lounge access, Status Credits, flight discounts and enough Qantas Points for a…..

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…..

American Airlines/Qantas believe JBA will ‘substantially’ improve quality of travel to Australasia region

Earlier this month, American Airlines and Qantas made a submission to the US Department of Transportation (DoT), concerning their application for antitrust immunity (ATI) for their proposed trans Pacific…..

The Air New Zealand-Qantas codeshare good for airports and travellers, but has its impact on other airlines across the Tasman – Part 2

Virgin is taking a while to revise its network, but it certainly can’t afford to sit still  Air NZ had the advantage of knowing its…..

Technology and passenger demand driving ultra long haul

‘Project Sunrise’ was once again a key feature of Qantas’ recent full year results press conference. The airline seems committed to delivering nonstop services from…..

Your weekly travel and aviation Quote-a

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know. Qantas CEO Alan…..

Record underlying AUD1.6 billion profit recorded in Qantas’ FY2018 earnings

Qantas has published its FY2018 results with a record underlying profit of AUD1.6 billion (USD1.18 billion), an increase of 14.5% year-on-year and 5% higher than…..