The future of corporate travel, the evolving role of the TMC and the impact of NDC

One of the biggest decisions a travel  buyer has to make is whether to partner with a TMC, and like any big decision there are…..

AirAsia X gives up on resuming service to Adelaide

AirAsia X has dropped consideration of resuming services to Adelaide and is now focusing on a newly revised Australia schedule that features additional capacity to…..

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…..