Articles Tagged ‘HND’

EVA Air eases past 12 million passenger mark in 2017, Hong Kong tops route table, Japan is leading country market

EVA Air eases past 12 million passenger mark in 2017, Hong Kong tops route table, Japan is leading country market

EVA Air welcomed 12.13 million passengers across its network in 2017, representing a healthy 7.9% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston looks at how the Taiwanese carrier’s network has developed in recent years and identifies its leading airports, routes and country markets.

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.

Japan capacity jumps past 250 million seats in 2017; All Nippon Airways is largest carrier, Tokyo Haneda is busiest airport

Japan capacity jumps past 250 million seats in 2017; All Nippon Airways is largest carrier, Tokyo Haneda is busiest airport

There were 257.6 million seats available on domestic and international flights serving Japan in 2017, a 3.9% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston considers recent network trends in this mature Asia Pacific country market, including the top airlines, airports and destinations.


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.

Kagoshima Airport capacity returns to growth in 2017; All Nippon Airways is leading airline, Tokyo Haneda tops route table

Kagoshima Airport capacity returns to growth in 2017; All Nippon Airways is leading airline, Tokyo Haneda tops route table

There were nearly 4.2 million departing seats on offer from Kagoshima Airport in 2017, a 4.1% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston looks into air service developments at the Japanese airport over the past 10 years and identifies the facility’s leading airlines, routes and country markets. 

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 […]


Delhi-Auckland is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 420,000 searches; Air India's next Southwest Pacific adventure??

Delhi-Auckland is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 420,000 searches; Air India’s next Southwest Pacific adventure??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 420,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Delhi and Auckland ‒ but the route is unserved!? Howzat?? Air India and Air New Zealand have both been active linking their respective regions recently, will this city pair be next??

Tigerair Taiwan takes on legacy carriers – Taipei Taoyuan #1 operation and growing fast; Japan most important country market

Tigerair Taiwan takes on legacy carriers – Taipei Taoyuan #1 operation and growing fast; Japan most important country market

Tigerair Taiwan became the first Taiwan-based LCC in 2014 (and still is) and has increased capacity by more than 250% since 2015. We take a look at what airports feed this animal the most, as well as which routes are proving to be a roaring success.

787: Living the dream with amazing new routes? (Or just another great replacement aircraft?)

787: Living the dream with amazing new routes? (Or just another great replacement aircraft?)

The 787 flew its first commercial service in October 2011, however, the first really new city pairing didn’t happen until April 2012 between Tokyo Narita and Boston with rival Japan Airlines. Since then, a further 139 exclusive, unserved new routes have been opened, with 33 more currently planned. 


Hawaiian Airlines breaks nine million passenger barrier at Honolulu; traffic up 43% in ten years as international market share grows

Hawaiian Airlines breaks nine million passenger barrier at Honolulu; traffic up 43% in ten years as international market share grows

Hawaiian Airlines is the largest airline at Honolulu, with the carrier accounting for 47% of the airport’s weekly seat capacity in S17. Last year the airline’s traffic increased by 2.2% from the Hawaiian airport. We investigate further into the airline’s growth from Honolulu and the rise of its international markets. 

Sydney-Osaka is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ over 275,000 searches; Jetstar's next Kansai connection?

Sydney-Osaka is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ over 275,000 searches; Jetstar’s next Kansai connection?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year over 275,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Sydney and Osaka ‒ but the route is unserved!? We reckon there could be up to five different carriers which may have this link on their respective to-do lists – but who will tick it off […]

Hannover-Lisbon is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ 80,000 searches; anna.aero gets fourth adopted route success

Hannover-Lisbon is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ 80,000 searches; anna.aero gets fourth adopted route success

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 80,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Hannover and Lisbon ‒ but the route is unserved!? This week we celebrate our fourth new route success since this feature began a year ago, as Delta Air Lines makes an important announcement.