Articles Tagged ‘CTU’

Heathrow Expansion and Asia: 15 routes uncovered, seven in China

Heathrow Expansion and Asia: 15 routes uncovered, seven in China

London Heathrow estimates that a third runway would enable it to serve 40 more long-haul destinations. In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved Asian potential.

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft are typically linked with long-haul services. In recent years this has included new low-cost routes, but some carriers choose to deploy twin-aisle types on shorter sectors. Nick Preston reveals the leading airlines, airports and country markets for short- and medium-haul wide-body flights in S18.

Sichuan Airlines seats soar; capacity trebles since 2008, Chengdu is leading airport

Sichuan Airlines seats soar; capacity trebles since 2008, Chengdu is leading airport

Sichuan Airlines flew more than 32 million seats across its network in 2017, an increase of 8.1% over the previous year. Nick Preston takes a closer look at the Chinese carrier’s network developments over the past 10 years, a period in which it has consistently increased capacity. The airline’s leading airports and routes are identified, along […]


Thai AirAsia adds two Thai ties to China

Thai AirAsia adds two Thai ties to China

Thai AirAsia has launched services from Bangkok Don Mueang to Chengdu and from Phuket to Kunming.

Sichuan Airlines sets off for St. Petersburg

Sichuan Airlines sets off for St. Petersburg

Sichaun Airlines starts a twice-weekly service from Chengdu to St. Petersburg. 

Taipei Songshan sings for growth impetus; UNI Air #1 airline but Far Eastern Air Transport closes the gap

Taipei Songshan sings for growth impetus; UNI Air #1 airline but Far Eastern Air Transport closes the gap

Taipei Songshan, located within the city limits of the Taiwanese capital (and close to one of the world’s tallest buildings – Taipei 101) was formerly the city’s main gateway, but now offers charter, domestic and limited international flights. We take a look at the airport’s recent traffic history, its biggest carriers and routes, and whether […]


Cebu Airport sees strong growth in 2017; Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Airways are dominant carriers, Manila is leading destination

Cebu Airport sees strong growth in 2017; Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Airways are dominant carriers, Manila is leading destination

About 6.71 million seats were available on flights departing Cebu Airport in 2017, an increase of over 18% when compared to 2016. anna.aero has been delving through the schedules to reveal capacity developments, including trends in domestic and international growth, leading airlines and destinations. 

Vietnam Airlines mulling US flights for 2019; 10% growth expected for 2018; anna.aero travels to Hanoi to meet the airline's EVP Le Hong Ha

Vietnam Airlines mulling US flights for 2019; 10% growth expected for 2018; anna.aero travels to Hanoi to meet the airline’s EVP Le Hong Ha

Vietnam Airlines tells anna.aero that it expects to carry around 21.5 million passengers this year, with the airline planning for 10% growth in 2018. The SkyTeam member also tells anna.aero about its initial plans to serve the US market in 2019, and its current thoughts about its next potential fleet order. 

China-Thailand market sees significant growth over past 10 years; Thai AirAsia is largest carrier, while Bangkok airports provide most capacity

China-Thailand market sees significant growth over past 10 years; Thai AirAsia is largest carrier, while Bangkok airports provide most capacity

The China-Thailand market experienced a 9% year-on-year increase in capacity from 2016 to 2017 and has now witnessed eight consecutive years of growth. anna.aero has been hard at work identifying key network development trends between the two Asia Pacific nations, including the fastest growing airlines and airports.


Hainan Airlines introduces three new international links in two days

Hainan Airlines introduces three new international links in two days

Hainan Airlines commences operations from Shanghai Pudong to Brussels, Chengdu to New York JFK and Shenzhen to Luang Prabang.  

Chinese airlines growing twice as fast on domestic routes in 2017 than international services; 28 airports seeing 10+ million annual passengers

Chinese airlines growing twice as fast on domestic routes in 2017 than international services; 28 airports seeing 10+ million annual passengers

Between January and May 2017 Chinese airlines achieved an average monthly increase in traffic on domestic routes of over 14%, twice as much as the growth seen on international services, which are reporting a 7.1% rise. We look to see how this growth has developed and which airports are thriving.  

Auckland Airport traffic up 8.1% for first half of 2017; handled just under 18.3 million passengers in 2016; five new airlines this summer

Auckland Airport traffic up 8.1% for first half of 2017; handled just under 18.3 million passengers in 2016; five new airlines this summer

Auckland Airport for the first six months of 2017 handled 9.58 million passengers, with 55% of this traffic flying on international services. Since last August the airport has welcomed Qatar Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Tianjin Airlines, while existing carriers continue to thrive.