Virgin Australia 737 MAX 10s provide platform for capacity growth and lower unit costs

In late Aug-2018 Virgin Australia announced the conversion of 10 737 MAX 8 orders to the larger 737 MAX 10. Summary Virgin Australia has converted…..

Planning on holidaying in Fiji? Fiji Airways set to increase Sydney-Nadi capacity

Fiji Airways plans to increase capacity in the Australia and New Zealand markets by up-gauging some flights from 737-800s to A330-200s. The airline recently expanded…..

Philippine Airlines improves Brisbane and Sydney product with new A321neos

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has selected Sydney as its second long-haul route after Brisbane for its new fleet of A321neos. Highlights: PAL has placed into service…..

Sydney-Manila competition to intensify as Qantas and Philippine Airlines expand

Competition in the Sydney-Manila market will further intensify next summer as Qantas and Philippine Airlines (PAL) add capacity. Highlights: The Sydney-Manila route has experienced rapid…..

Samoa-Sydney capacity surges as Virgin Australia competes against start-up Samoa Airways

Competition has intensified significantly on the Apia-Sydney route following the launch of new flag carrier Samoa Airways. Summary Apia-Sydney capacity has doubled year over year…..

Singapore Airlines schedule, route and product changes for Canberra: the good and the bad

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is adding capacity and improving its product in the Canberra-Singapore market by introducing a daily flight with four class 777-300ERs. However, a…..

Australian and New Zealand cities among the top nine cities for digital payments

Visa has revealed the results of a new global study examining the economic impact of digital payments, with Sydney, Canberra and Auckland among the most…..

Airport Insight: Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport

Each day this year, The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

Scoot attempts to woo Australians with low fares one-stop fares to Berlin

Scoot is launching flights to Berlin this winter and is offering return fares from Australia starting at approximately AUD800 including taxes. Scoot is selling Berlin…..

Qantas launches new direct, year-round Sydney-Osaka service

Qantas launched it’s fourth route between Australia and Japan today with a year-round Sydney-Osaka service. The route marks the airline’s 70 years of flying between the…..