Analysis for South Pacific

Air New Zealand takes Premium Economy to the next level, but what about Lounge access?

11 May, 2017

This month the BlueSwan Daily road-tested Air New Zealand’s Premium Economy. And we had plenty of time to do so on the long sector between Auckland and Houston, right in the heart of the US and a key hub of Air NZ’s Star Alliance partner – United.

Video of the Week - Travel Disruptors: What New Approaches & Innovations Are Needed? from the 2017 CAPA Americas Aviation Summit

10 May, 2017

The CAPA Americas Aviation Summit, which occurred in Apr-2017, delivered some of the most incredible discussions from a wide range of expert speakers.

Scoot takes delivery of first long haul aircraft

10 May, 2017

Scoot has taken delivery of its first 787 configured for long haul flights and is using the aircraft on Australia routes ahead of the Jun-2017 launch of services to Athens, its first true long haul route.

AirAsia X achieves phenomenal growth in Australia over the last decade

9 May, 2017

Late this year AirAsia X will celebrate its tenth anniversary in the Australian market – and overall. The Malaysia based long haul low cost airline commenced operations in Nov-2007 with a flight from Kuala Lumpur to the Gold Coast and has steadily grown over the last decade to become the third largest foreign airline in Australia.

Air Canada announces direct services to Melbourne

9 May, 2017

Air Canada recently announced (04-May-2017) the expansion of its international network with the introduction of a seasonal Vancouver-Melbourne service, the first ever direct, nonstop service from Canada to Melbourne. The service will operate four times weekly between 01-Dec-2017 and 04-Feb-2018 with Boeing 787-9 aircraft, and is timed to optimise connectivity to Air Canada's network across North America, as well as internationally from Vancouver.

Qantas Investor Day 2017: What you need to know

8 May, 2017

Qantas Group hosted its Investor Day 2017 on Friday 05-May-2017, which reviewed its preliminary trading for Q3FY2017 and highlighted future key initiatives. Blue Swan has pulled together all the key highlights from the day into an easy to read snapshot for your reference.

Is a true all-LCC option on the horizon for the Australia-London market? AirAsia X’s potential Gatwick relaunch and a Norwegian-Jetstar partnership could make it possible

5 May, 2017

AirAsia X is planning to resume services on the Kuala Lumpur-London Gatwick route –perhaps as early as late this year if it decided to acquire 777s but at the latest in 2018 as it takes delivery of new A330-900neo aircraft.

New airline campaigns – Worth the millions? You decide.

5 May, 2017

Whether it be to advise new products or services, promote fare sales or purely a simple branding exercise, airlines invest a great deal of money into ensuring you notice it. But are the campaigns really delivering? The airlines definitely seem to think so.

Video of the Week - Secret Trends We Are Not Talking from the 2017 CAPA Americas Aviation Summit

4 May, 2017

The CAPA Americas Aviation Summit, which occurred in Apr-2017, delivered some of the most incredible discussions from a wide range of expert speakers.

Australia has embraced long haul low cost operations with a network increasing to record numbers

4 May, 2017

Australia has been the testing ground for the long haul low cost model over the last decade and the market has benefited from a disproportionate amount of long haul low cost capacity. Australia still accounts for more than 20% of global long haul low cost capacity even though the sector continues to expand and make inroads in other regions such as Europe and the Americas.

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