2017 October

Route launches in our region

Each month the Blue Swan Daily brings you a snap shot of the key new routes launched in the region.   SriLankan Airlines launches Colombo-Melbourne service SriLankan

Qantas announces domestic schedule for newest Boeing 787-9

Qantas Airways announced (30-Oct-2017) the domestic schedule for its new Boeing 787-9, which will operate on select domestic services between Melbourne, Perth and Sydney from 01-Nov-2017 to 14-Dec-2017. The six

Update on Virgin Australia services to Samoa

Virgin Australia confirmed (30-Oct-2017) its plans to operate five times weekly Auckland-Apia service has been denied by the SamoaGovernment. From 13-Nov-2017, Virgin Australia’s Auckland-Apia service will cease operating and has

AFAP: Fatigue is a significant problem for commercial pilots in Australia

Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) released (30-Oct-2017) a report describing the findings of an independent survey of 1132 Australian commercial pilots on their experiences of

Fiji Airways unveils ‘Resort Check-in’ feature

Fiji Airways announced (30-Oct-2017) a new partnership with the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa on Denarau Island, to offer passengers the ability to check in for flights at

Air Kiribati welcomes its latest aircraft

Air Kiribati stated (30-Oct-2017) it took delivery of its latest aircraft, a Dash 8 100 series. The new aircraft has the capability of taking up to 37

LEVEL set to have senior management structure in place by year-end as IAG looks to build on its successful launch

LEVEL, the new long haul low cost brand from International Airlines Group (IAG), parent of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling, will take the

Catalan independence referendum disrupts strong hotel and flight performance into Barcelona

Preliminary data from benchmarking specialists STR shows that hotels in Barcelona, Spain, experienced substantial performance declines following the 1-Oct-2017 Catalan Independence Referendum. Revenue per available

IAG CEO confident in continued post Brexit UK-EU connectivity

IAG CEO Willie Walsh commented on post Brexit UK–EUconnectivity, stating: “The prospect of there being no flying between the UK and Europe, I don’t agree with at all… This

Air New Zealand wants to lead the digital revolution

Air New Zealand chief revenue officer Cam Wallace, delivered a thought provoking key note speech at the CAPA-ACTE New Zealand Aviation and Corporate Travel Summit recently in

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