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Lufthansa and Etihad – could be good news for Virgin Australia

In late Dec-2016 Etihad and Lufthansa surprised the airline industry by announcing a codeshare agreement on specific routes. A month later, the Italian daily newspaper

North America is on sale again as airlines look to sell more seats across the Pacific despite unrelenting competition from Chinese carriers

It’s that time of the year again with many airlines holding further ‘new year’ sales to stimulate demand and fill empty seats. The current sales

New MP travel rules should add transparency

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 13-Jan-2017 announced important changes to the management of parliamentarians’ travel expenses in the wake of the resignation of Health

Air Canada and Virgin Australia codeshare. Part 2: a ‘win-win’ for both Virgin and Air Canada

From early 2017 Air Canada and Virgin Australia introduce a tidy new partnership. Virgin Australia receives improved access to Canada – a market its existing JV partner Delta can’t sufficiently cover from their shared Los Angeles

Part 1: As the Pound falls against the Aussie dollar, the airlines feel the pinch while consumers feel the benefit

As the world awaits the British PM Theresa May’s announcement of  her government’s official Brexit strategy, air passengers are in heaven as the British Pound

Gulf carrier growth in Australia/NZ. Part 2: Qatar Airways becomes the growth engine

Further Gulf-Australia/NZ growth hinges on Qatar Airways, and reactions to it. Qatar added more capacity to Australia/NZ in 2016 than Emirates or Etihad, and this

Air Canada and Virgin Australia codeshare. Part 1: the partnership is good news for consumers – but competition is mounting

From early 2017 Air Canada and Virgin Australia introduce a tidy new partnership. Virgin Australia receives improved access to Canada – a market its existing JV partner Delta can’t sufficiently cover from their shared Los Angeles

Tigerair’s regulatory headache; Indonesia’s ill-timed blooper

International aviation is little more than a highly regulated and commercially complex mishmash of a business – as approximately 2,000 passengers, affected by the forced

Air New Zealand gets a reprieve as United cuts back on seasonal Auckland service. But record capacity is good news for tourism – and tourists

In early Jan-2017 United Airlines announced plans to cut back its daily San Francisco-Auckland 787-8 service to operate only seasonally. It will suspend the service

LCCs out to attract business travellers. Part 3: International and Long haul low cost

In the third and final article in this series, the Blue Swan Daily looks at long haul vs short haul LCCs. Is the feasibility of

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