2019 July

Rex announces community fare for remote and outback Queensland

Regional Express (Rex) announced (30-Jul-2019) plans to introduce the ‘Rex Community Fare’ to 23 routes throughout Queensland. The scheme will be available on Rex operated

Australian Government launches campaign to boost Indian cricket tourism

Australia‘s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham announced (29-Jul-2019) a tourism campaign to promote Australia and cricket tournaments to cricket fans in India.

Air Niugini commences heavy maintenance for Solomon Airlines aircraft

Air Niugini, via its official Twitter account, announced (29-Jul-2019) it took delivery of one Solomon Airlines‘ Bombardier Dash 8-100 for heavy maintenance C checks at its

United touts growth in its share of new travellers as rivals see loyalty boosts

United Airlines grew the number of new flyers travelling with the airline by double digits in early 2019, and cited particularly robust growth among Millennial

Cathay Pacific urges premium passengers out of Shanghai to ‘arrive early, rest and recharge in the welcoming atmosphere of comfort’ at its new airline lounge

Asian carrier Cathay Pacific reopened its newly renovated Shanghai Pudong lounge on 18-Jul-2019 marking the introduction of the airline’s new design concept to the mainland

British Airways’ first A350 lands in London as carrier confirms Dubai debut for scheduled Club Suite launch

We may have already seen the concept via CGIs but, we can now physically view the new ‘Club Suite’ business class offering from British Airways

Aircalin takes delivery of first of two A330neo aircraft

Aircalin received (30-Jul-2019) one A330-900 aircraft in Toulouse, with a second scheduled to be delivered later in 2019, replacing two A330s. The aircraft are configured

Are airline carbon offset programmes really effective? – the US perspective

Some US airlines have been offering passengers opportunities to buy carbon offsets for more than a decade; however, in 2019 only four of the country’s

Alaska Air Group experiences ‘strength’ in loyalty revenues in 2Q2019: CCO

Alaska Air Group CCO Andrew Harrison stated the carrier continues to experience “strength” in its loyalty revenues, which increased 5.7% in 2Q2019 (Seeking Alpha, 25-Jul-2019). He

Country Insight: #41 – Peru

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile

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