Articles Tagged ‘PEK’

Thai Airways returns to growth after 2014 cuts; THAI Smile leads the way with 8% growth in 2017

Thai Airways returns to growth after 2014 cuts; THAI Smile leads the way with 8% growth in 2017

Thai Airways has faced a challenging few years following a period of political upheaval in its home country and growing regional competition from expanding LCCs. In 2014 it launched a new wholly-owned subsidiary, THAI Smile, with an all A320 fleet and a focus on regional flying. Thai’s network developments over the past 10 years are […]

30-Second Interview - Juha Järvinen, CCO at Finnair

30-Second Interview – Juha Järvinen, CCO at Finnair

Last week, anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston met with Finnair CCO Juha Järvinen on the fringes of the CAPA-ACTE Global Summit in London, to discuss the carrier’s capacity growth and the strategies that will drive its future network expansion plans.

Keflavik Arch of Triumph kings revel in crowning glory

Keflavik Arch of Triumph kings revel in crowning glory

Reykjavik/Keflavik’s fire crew show off their huge certificate from last week’s competition. How will they get it on the fire station wall?? Nice to have some real geographic diversity in this week’s Arch of Triumph, with five different regions battling it out for glory.


Warsaw-Hanoi is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 220,000 searches; Vietnam Airlines' next European operation??

Warsaw-Hanoi is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 220,000 searches; Vietnam Airlines’ next European operation??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months over 220,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Warsaw and Hanoi ‒ but the route is unserved!? Having not started a route to Europe since 2015 when it began flying to London Heathrow (switching from London Gatwick), will […]

Hainan Airlines expands its offering to Europe and Middle East

Hainan Airlines expands its offering to Europe and Middle East

Hainan Airlines adds a second route to Tel Aviv and begins serving Belgrade from Beijing via Prague.

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.  


Dalian Airport passes 15 million annual passengers; 8.3% of seats flown on international services; China Southern Airlines' market share drops

Dalian Airport passes 15 million annual passengers; 8.3% of seats flown on international services; China Southern Airlines’ market share drops

Dalian Airport in 2016 was used by 15.26 million passengers, this compares to the 4.61 million it handled in 2004, an increase of 231%. We take a closer look to see how China’s 22nd largest airport has grown over the past decade, and to see how its serving carrier’s have established their networks at the […]

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 […]

Beijing Capital Airlines expands into Macau and Portugal

Beijing Capital Airlines expands into Macau and Portugal

Beijing Capital Airlines begins Beijing flights to Lisbon and Macau.


Sofia Airport celebrates Euro ANNIES award victory while Cork displays its Route of the Week award

Sofia Airport celebrates Euro ANNIES award victory while Cork displays its Route of the Week award

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, ANA celebrates the pending launch of Portugal’s first link to China as well as charter flights to Japan, and we have an anna.aero first – a new scheduled helicopter route celebration from Spain. More news also from Bratislava, Sohar and San Jose airports.   

Seychelles seat capacity up 27% thanks to the arrival of Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines; Asia and Europe lead growth

Seychelles seat capacity up 27% thanks to the arrival of Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines; Asia and Europe lead growth

The Seychelles has welcomed Qatar Airways from Doha and Turkish Airlines from Istanbul Atatürk in the past year, with both contributing to the 27% increase in weekly seat capacity to the Indian Ocean nation this summer. We take a closer look to discover the secret behind the Seychelles’ sudden growth surge.  

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.