When it comes to the low-cost carrier ‘rulebook’ it seems that there are basically two versions when it comes to network planning models. One for Europe and one for the rest of the world. We explain all in our unique analysis of the world’s leading low-cost airlines.
So Airbus and AirAsia won the who-can-announce-the-biggest-order contest at the recent Paris Air Show, but what is it likely to do with the aircraft? We look at the airline’s market penetration across Asian countries and reveal at which airports the airline has the biggest presence.
24 new routes launched in the last week and we also have great photos from other celebrations across the world. But which airline launched its second international destination as part of a controversial partnership with a foreign carrier? And which airport celebrated for a whole weekend as it welcomed a new airline?
Although it has been a slow week in terms of new route launches, we have excellent photo coverage to go with the 12 new routes launched. Read about new services starting all over the world; in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East.
Ahead of the major Chinese New Year travel period, airlines in China have been active in the last week. But there is more. Which Italian airport got three new domestic routes? Which airline began serving a US airport marketing itself as a secondary airport for Canadians? And which two major port cities again have an air link?
Singapore breaks 40 million mark as demand surges 13% in 2010; two new airlines already welcomed in 2011
Singapore’s Changi airport had an excellent 2010 reporting double-digit growth and welcoming nine new airlines. But which are the leading carriers at the airport and which are the leading country markets? And what’s coming in 2011?
AirAsia’s growth boosts Malaysia’s airports; Firefly gets 737s; still no US flights from Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia’s airports handled more than 50 million passengers in 2009 and continued to grow in 2010. Which new destinations have been added from Kuala Lumpur in 2010 and what’s new for 2011? Which country market has slipped two places in the rankings since 2008?
AirAsia’s Ashok Kumar, regional director, strategy, airport & planning, and Subashini Silvadas, Network Management, talk to anna.aero in KUL
In this week’s rapid-fire Q&A, anna.aero’s Ryan Ghee went to AirAsia’s Kuala Lumpur offices to talk to a room full of network planners about the new bases in Medan (Indonesia) and Chiang Mai (Thailand) and cheekily asked if the Malaysian low-cost star dabbles in over-booking.
AirAsia X confirms Paris for 2011; Delhi, Mumbai, Seoul, Tehran and Tokyo all added from Kuala Lumpur during 2010
AirAsia’s long-haul partner AirAsia X received a new A330 this week, and confirmed flights to Paris starting on Valentine’s Day. How extensive is its network and what competition does it face? How has the London service stimulated the UK market?
The great global LCC network strategy comparison; 11 of the world’s best analysed and compared with two years ago
We examine the network characteristics of 11 of the world’s most significant LCCs and see how things have changed in the last two years. Which has the longest (and shortest) sector lengths, and which serves the most airports?