Asia and Asia Pacific S18 review; China in charge; region is home to world's eight busiest routes

Asia and Asia Pacific S18 review; China in charge; region is home to world’s eight busiest routes

In the third and final instalment of our regional review for S18, we examine Asia and the Asia Pacific countries. Nick Preston takes a look at the region’s busiest country markets, airlines and routes for a typical peak week in summer and offers a comparison of this year’s schedules with those of S17.

easyJet confirms 1,000th route, however airline is closing 32 airport pairs this winter; 28 destinations see capacity cuts

easyJet confirms 1,000th route, however airline is closing 32 airport pairs this winter; 28 destinations see capacity cuts

While easyJet is celebrating the announcement of its 1,000th route, anna.aero has decided to see which services have been cut to help free capacity for these new services. Jonathan Ford investigates which routes have been dropped and where the airline is reducing capacity this coming winter.

Unserved Route of the Week success rate continues to climb; over one in four routes featured are now served

Unserved Route of the Week success rate continues to climb; over one in four routes featured are now served

This is the third time that we have undertaken a review of the now 99 Unserved Route of the Week opportunities anna.aero has featured. With our success rate improving from 16% to 22% between the same articles last year, the hit rate has climbed again, to above one in four.

FIFA World Cup Final special, a review of the France-Croatia market; seats grow 154% since 2010; England and Belgium still in it

FIFA World Cup Final special, a review of the France-Croatia market; seats grow 154% since 2010; England and Belgium still in it

With France versus Croatia being the outcome for this year’s FIFA World Cup Final, anna.aero has decided to look at how the market between these two countries has developed. Jonathan Ford takes a closer look at the country pairing to see how capacity has developed, and who the best players are. 

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PSA Airlines traffic grew 127% from 2014 to 2017, thanks to American Airlines CRJ transfer; 48% of routes involve Charlotte Douglas

PSA Airlines traffic grew 127% from 2014 to 2017, thanks to American Airlines CRJ transfer; 48% of routes involve Charlotte Douglas

PSA Airlines, which operates under the American Eagle brand, flew just shy of 12.63 million passengers in 2017, up from only 5.57 million in 2014. Jonathan Ford takes a closer look into the Dayton-based operator, seeing how traffic has progressed and which airports are enjoying the benefits of this major growth.

Airbus and Boeing's productivity improved 2.6% in May; 26% of units went to low-cost operators; Air Italy greets first 737 MAX 8

Airbus and Boeing’s productivity improved 2.6% in May; 26% of units went to low-cost operators; Air Italy greets first 737 MAX 8

In May Airbus and Boeing combined handed over 119 units to customers, up from 116 deliveries in May 2017. Of those deliveries, 31 went to low-cost operators. Among the highlights for May include Air Italy receiving its first 737 MAX 8, while LEVEL collected its latest A330-200 for its Paris Orly base.


Emirates signs up 20 runners as the last chance to register at ridiculously low price approaches

Emirates signs up 20 runners as the last chance to register at ridiculously low price approaches

The earlybird deadline for the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run must end midnight Sunday – join Emirates and its 20-strong team in this year’s race to find the ‘Fastest Airline in the World.’ Come join the fun on 1 September and help support amazing charity causes. 

Hurghada traffic up 65% during Q1 2018, however market still down on 2015; 59% of international travellers flying on charter services

Hurghada traffic up 65% during Q1 2018, however market still down on 2015; 59% of international travellers flying on charter services

Hurghada is one of the leading airports in Egypt, particularly given its location close to the popular resorts that adorn the Red Sea coast. A market which has suffered in recent years, Jonathan Ford investigates the resurgence of the airport, and which markets are bouncing back the quickest.

Billund Airport shows off its second Arch of Triumph certificate

Billund Airport shows off its second Arch of Triumph certificate

Despite crashing out of the World Cup in the Round of 16 to England’s semi-final opponents Croatia, the Danes are born winners, particularly their airport firefighters! While Billund Airport’s firefighters celebrate their own global triumph, 10 more airports take it to extra time in search of victory.

Naples shows off its 'From Russia with Love' Cake of the Week win

Naples shows off its ‘From Russia with Love’ Cake of the Week win

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, LEVEL launches its first operations to Canada, while East Midlands Airport welcomes UK Aviation Minister Baroness Sugg. More news also from Oman Air which introduces 787 services to Manchester, plus Leeds Bradford, Bristol and Hermes airports. 


Sky Airline returns to growth following LCC restructure; international market accounts for 18% of seats but some routes have been chopped

Sky Airline returns to growth following LCC restructure; international market accounts for 18% of seats but some routes have been chopped

Sky Airline is a Chilean airline that was founded in 2002, however it went through a restructure in 2015 to become a low-cost carrier to help reduce costs. Jonathan Ford takes a closer look at the recent developments of this South American airline, including its growth in international markets.

Jet2.com's biggest base Manchester analysed; capacity set to grow 19% this year to 1.57 million one-way seats; Turkish market growing fast

Jet2.com’s biggest base Manchester analysed; capacity set to grow 19% this year to 1.57 million one-way seats; Turkish market growing fast

With over 50,000 one-way seats during its peak weeks, Manchester Airport has worked its way to become Jet2.com’s biggest base – nearly double the size of the LCC’s next largest hub at Leeds Bradford. Marc Watkins analyses this +40-destination operation to reveal the areas of its recent growth, as well as its biggest routes and country markets.

India traffic growth shows no signs of slowdown; domestic demand outpacing international links, IndiGo is biggest carrier

India traffic growth shows no signs of slowdown; domestic demand outpacing international links, IndiGo is biggest carrier

India’s airports handled more than 308 million passengers during the financial year 2017/18, 17% up on the previous 12 months. Nick Preston takes a look at this fast growing market, including its recent international and domestic traffic trends, leading airlines, airports and routes. 

Azerbaijan market set to grow 8.7% in 2018; low-cost sector now accounts for over 10% of seats; seven new airlines this year

Azerbaijan market set to grow 8.7% in 2018; low-cost sector now accounts for over 10% of seats; seven new airlines this year

Nestled on the edge of the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan has witnessed its scheduled commercial aviation market double in size between 2009 and 2018. Jonathan Ford looks into the growth taking place, which airlines are taking advantage of the potential, and where Azerbaijani’s like to travel.