Samoa finds ‘determining its destiny’ comes with a heap of problems

When, in Oct-2017, Samoa terminated its arrangement with Virgin Australia to provide air services between Samoa and New Zealand, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr Sailele…..

Virgin Australia and the US market: 10 years and 4 million passengers but declining market share

Wednesday (27-Feb-2019) marks the tenth anniversary of long-haul services for Virgin Australia. The group took delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER on 6-Feb-2009 and the…..

Virgin Australia trans-Tasman loads hit seven-year low following termination of its Air New Zealand alliance

Latest monthly metrics from Australia’s Department of Infrastructure and Transport reveal Virgin Australia’s load factor on trans-Tasman routes for Nov-2018 registered a sharp decline of…..

Virgin Australia launches new trans Tasman services in response to divorce with Air New Zealand

Virgin Australia has ramped up its New Zealand offer for Australians with two new routes launching across the Tasman. Its inaugural Melbourne-Queenstown flight departed on 28-Oct-2018 at…..

The collapse of the Air New Zealand-Virgin Australia partnership: good news for airports and consumers

Part 2. Rerouting Virgin on the Tasman When this matrimonial swap occurs later next month, on 27-Oct-2018, Virgin will be left very much up the…..

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…..

The collapse of the Air New Zealand-Virgin Australia partnership: good news for airports and consumers

Part 1: Virgin Australia’s new routes to Australia? Since being unceremoniously – and unexpectedly – dumped by Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia is having to…..

South Pac Share and Oil Price Weekly Update

Each week the Blue Swan Daily brings you a snap shot of the key share and oil prices related to all things travel and aviation. Monthly Share…..

Is an ANA partnership with Virgin Australia – and an investment – on the cards?

During this decade Japan has developed as one of the most popular and fastest growing destinations for Australians. Last year there were nearly 500,000 Australian…..

South Pac Share and Oil Price Weekly Update

Each week the Blue Swan Daily brings you a snap shot of the key share and oil prices related to all things travel and aviation. Monthly Share…..

A win for the environment: Virgin Australia is the latest airline to ban plastic straws

Virgin Australia is the latest airline to announce plans to remove plastic straws and stirrers from its inflight and Lounge operations. The move will see…..