Articles Tagged ‘KMG’

China Southern Airlines traffic up 9.8% in Q1 2018; 2017 marks first year of double-digit passenger growth since 2010; Shenzhen expanding fast

China Southern Airlines traffic up 9.8% in Q1 2018; 2017 marks first year of double-digit passenger growth since 2010; Shenzhen expanding fast

China Southern Airlines flew 126.30 million passengers in 2017, representing a 10% increase in traffic versus 2016. Last year was the first since 2010 in which the SkyTeam member has reported double-digit growth. Jonathan Ford looks at the airline’s recent expansion and which cities it is growing from the most. 

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.

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.

Tampa Airport is tantilized by its latest Cake of the Week win

Tampa Airport is tantilized by its latest Cake of the Week win

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Tampa’s Cake of the Week win, Hamburg, Hannover and Belgrade airports celebrate 2017 passenger milestones, while AirAsia triumphs five years of operation from Kunming in China. 

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.


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.  

Lucky Air leaps into Bandar Seri Begawan from Kunming

Lucky Air leaps into Bandar Seri Begawan from Kunming

Lucky Air begins twice-weekly flights between the Chinese and Brunei cities – flown on A320s. 

Copenhagen Airport receives its Arch of Triumph certificate at KL Slots

Copenhagen Airport receives its Arch of Triumph certificate at KL Slots

Why not fly half-way around the world just to get a picture with Copenhagen Airport’s marketing team attending the 140th IATA Slot Conference in Kuala Lumpur this week. Oh, ok…we did. Find out which of the eight entries wins the prestigious accolade this week.


Lucky Air launches longest route so far to Russia

Lucky Air launches longest route so far to Russia

Lucky Air now serves Moscow from Kunming twice-weekly using A330s

Lucky Air launches 11th international route from Kunming

Lucky Air launches 11th international route from Kunming

Lucky Air links Kunming and Cebu with three times weekly flights.

Kuala Lumpur traffic doubles in nine years; passed 50 million in 2016 as AirAsia Group and Malaysia Airlines account for over 70% of demand

Kuala Lumpur traffic doubles in nine years; passed 50 million in 2016 as AirAsia Group and Malaysia Airlines account for over 70% of demand

Kuala Lumpur International Airport, next week’s IATA Slot Conference host, reported almost 8% growth in traffic in 2016, driven by Malindo Air’s rapid growth. We look at how traffic has developed since 2007, the leading airlines and international routes and what new services have launched in 2017.