Articles Tagged ‘CTU’

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. 


Tibet Airlines connects to Kathmandu

Tibet Airlines connects to Kathmandu

Tibet Airlines adds another route – its first international sector – from its Chengdu base.

Déjà vu: China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam win 7th Asian ANNIES airport awards; Chinese carriers again dominate airline awards

Déjà vu: China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam win 7th Asian ANNIES airport awards; Chinese carriers again dominate airline awards

We’ve had the US ANNIES, now it’s time for the Asian ANNIES. See which airports have repeated their wins from 12 months ago. The countries dominating the awards may not have changed but there are plenty of new winners.

18 airports battle for Arch of Triumph Week 23; 200-FTWA barrier burst through

18 airports battle for Arch of Triumph Week 23; 200-FTWA barrier burst through

This is a landmark edition of the 2017 Arch of Triumph battle, as we pass the 200-FTWA barrier in the 23rd week of the annual competition. With a massive 18 entries this week, including four from Blue Air and three each from Norwegian and Air Arabia Maroc, its no surprise we’ve had a busy week […]


Sichuan Airlines makes its first appearance in Auckland

Sichuan Airlines makes its first appearance in Auckland

Sichuan Airlines connects Chengdu and Auckland in New Zealand.

Ethiopian Airlines launches its fourth route to China

Ethiopian Airlines launches its fourth route to China

Ethiopian Airlines begins flights between Addis Ababa and Chengdu – regular schedule starts 2 June.

International growth stalls in China; Japan deposes South Korea as #1 market as Hainan Airlines grows 50%; Guangzhou adds 700k seats

International growth stalls in China; Japan deposes South Korea as #1 market as Hainan Airlines grows 50%; Guangzhou adds 700k seats

After double-digit growth in each of the last three summers, international growth in China is set to slow dramatically this summer to less than 3%. Political issues with South Korea have taken their toll as we reveal the winners and losers by country, airline and Chinese airport.


By end-2017 Qatar Airways will serve 19 more destinations than Emirates; latter has 70+ more aircraft; bilaterals holding it back

By end-2017 Qatar Airways will serve 19 more destinations than Emirates; latter has 70+ more aircraft; bilaterals holding it back

With Qatar Airways already having 18 new airports lined-up to join its network in the next 18-24 months, and Emirates only having two, it seems that the UAE carrier’s MEB3 rival is well ahead in regards to future expansion. With that in mind, anna.aero has investigated the global market to see where it needs to […]

China’s 200-plus airports handled over one billion passengers for the first time in 2016; 17 airports welcomed over 20 million customers

China’s 200-plus airports handled over one billion passengers for the first time in 2016; 17 airports welcomed over 20 million customers

Only the US sees more passengers pass through its airports than China, where demand grew by an impressive 11.1% in 2016. We reveal the fastest-growing major airports in China and track the growth in both domestic and international traffic.

Hainan Airlines uses Kung Fu Panda jet on new Hollywood service

Hainan Airlines uses Kung Fu Panda jet on new Hollywood service

Hainan Airlines makes Chengdu to Los Angeles its ninth US route.