Articles Tagged ‘HYD’

Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai is India’s fourth busiest facility, but since late 2017 the airport’s monthly passenger numbers have been usurped by a faster growing competitor. Marc Watkins reviews the airport’s recent traffic figures, its seasonality profile, as well as its biggest routes and carriers, including newcomer Vistara.

Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport’s recent growth trajectory has faltered as a result of flying restrictions imposed by its Middle Eastern neighbours. However, its not all bad news, as other carriers, like India’s LCC IndiGo, have rushed in to fill the capacity void left by others – Marc Watkins gets all cuddly with the data.

Capacity between India and Sri Lanka grew 17% last year; Chennai and Bengaluru are the fastest-growing links as IndiGo enters the market

Capacity between India and Sri Lanka grew 17% last year; Chennai and Bengaluru are the fastest-growing links as IndiGo enters the market

More than 2.93 million seats were flown between India and Sri Lanka in 2017, up from 2.50 million the year before. With tourist numbers between the nations growing at an average rate of 8.3% over the past decade, Jonathan Ford investigates what routes have grown the most and who the key airline players are. 


easyJet, Salvador de Bahia and Berlin Tegel celebrate anna.aero awards

easyJet, Salvador de Bahia and Berlin Tegel celebrate anna.aero awards

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Moscow Sheremetyevo hands out its annual awards for 2017, while Bahrain Airport celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Jet Airways services. More news also from IndiGo plus Akureyri, Cairns and Cardiff airports. 

Guwahati Airport experiences rapid growth, doubts over it continuing; IndiGo #1 carrier

Guwahati Airport experiences rapid growth, doubts over it continuing; IndiGo #1 carrier

Guwahati in Assam was India’s 14th largest airport in 2016, handling around 3.5 million passengers and making it equivalent in size to Nuremberg in Europe or Richmond in the US. However, an analysis of the airport’s 2017 traffic figures so far shows it has leaped ahead of its nearest rivals. We take a closer gander […]

IndiGo serves up seven new routes

IndiGo serves up seven new routes

IndiGo launches collection of new connections including three domestic links.


Los Angeles crowned Arch of Triumph champions 2017

Los Angeles crowned Arch of Triumph champions 2017

With one last throw of the Arch of Triumph dice, Russia’s Sochi/Adler Airport, which had lead the competition since April, has provided us with one last attempt to reclaim its long-held crown. It was good, but not good enough to stop Los Angeles from taking the 2017 title.

Lanzarote Airport loves its latest addition to its fire station wall – an anna.aero Arch of Triumph certificate

Lanzarote Airport loves its latest addition to its fire station wall – an anna.aero Arch of Triumph certificate

Three years on from its first ever win in the Arch of Triumph competition, for an FTWA marking the arrival of easyJet’s Hamburg service, Lanzarote Airport takes its second title, this time for its water arch salute to celebrate Volotea’s Nantes route. Check out the picture of the seven proudest men in the Canary Islands. 

Jazeera Airways hops over to Hyderabad

Jazeera Airways hops over to Hyderabad

Jazeera Airways starts its first Indian route from its Kuwait base.


Zurich-Colombo is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ nearly 250,000 searches; SWISS' next Asian route after four-year gap??

Zurich-Colombo is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ nearly 250,000 searches; SWISS’ next Asian route after four-year gap??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 250,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Zurich and Colombo ‒ but the route is unserved!? SWISS’ last new Asian service was launched to Singapore in 2013, so surely it is overdue to start another route full of eastern […]

SriLankan Airlines introduces Indian duo

SriLankan Airlines introduces Indian duo

SriLankan Airlines starts flights to Coimbatore and Hyderabad, Indian destinations #13 and #14.

1.4m searches (!!) make London to Kochi "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" – our biggest-ever potential route

1.4m searches (!!) make London to Kochi “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” – our biggest-ever potential route

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software shows that in the last year a mind-blowing 1.4m potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between London and Kochi ‒ but the route is unserved!? Will it be BA or Air India that jumps onto our biggest potential route so far.