Articles Tagged ‘PEK’

Tijuana closes in on eight million passengers; Volaris still leading carrier and capital connection is route king

Tijuana closes in on eight million passengers; Volaris still leading carrier and capital connection is route king

Tijuana is Mexico’s fifth busiest facility, yet it manages to offer services to not one but two Chinese destinations. Marc Watkins reviews the airport’s recent traffic figures, its seasonality profile, as well as its biggest routes and carriers, including newcomer Hainan Airlines.

Singapore Airlines sees steady growth; Jakarta is largest link, Australia is biggest international market

Singapore Airlines sees steady growth; Jakarta is largest link, Australia is biggest international market

Singapore Airlines is one of the most established carriers in the Asia Pacific. In 2017, it carried 19.45 million passengers across its network, an increase of 2.9% compared to 2016. Nick Preston examines the airline’s network trends over the past 10 years, including its largest routes and country markets.

Air China adds Panama City service via Houston

Air China adds Panama City service via Houston

Air China launches link from Beijing to Panama City via Houston.


Cardiff Airport defeats all contenders to win Part II of Arch of Triumph public vote

Cardiff Airport defeats all contenders to win Part II of Arch of Triumph public vote

Hundreds of votes were made to decide which airport produced the best Arch of Triumph to herald the second week of new route launches of S18 ‒ with Cardiff Airport’s firefighters claiming this highly-prized accolade. With the public votes now over until the start of W18/19, the four anna.aero judges return to undertake their day […]

Cathay Pacific Airways cuts capacity in 2017; Taiwan tops table of destinations, Taipei Taoyuan is leading connection

Cathay Pacific Airways cuts capacity in 2017; Taiwan tops table of destinations, Taipei Taoyuan is leading connection

Cathay Pacific Airways is a well-established airline brand having been founded in the 1940s. The Asian operator offered 29.1 million seats across its network last year, down 1.8% from 2016. Nick Preston considers the Hong Kong hub carrier’s recent capacity trends, including its leading airports, country markets and routes.

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

“Cake, we all like a bit of cake don’t we? I know I do. I love a bit of cake. I do. I just like cake.” Not our words, but the words of Marjorie Dawes, a character from noughties British sitcom Little Britain. We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves Marjorie – and here […]


Ural Airlines starts Sheremetyevo services

Ural Airlines starts Sheremetyevo services

Ural Airlines becomes Moscow airport’s newest partner with three routes.

Hainan Airlines heads for Europe and Mexico at start of S18

Hainan Airlines heads for Europe and Mexico at start of S18

Hainan Airlines begins new services from China to Brussels, London, Madrid and Mexcio.

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.


Dallas-Taipei is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 65,000 searches; China Airlines' next US route?

Dallas-Taipei is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 65,000 searches; China Airlines’ next US route?

In the past 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 65,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Dallas and Taipei ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With China Airlines due to add Ontario to its US route map in S18, will Dallas become its next transpacific […]

S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

The start of S18 is now less than one month away, and having already considered early airline trends, our next sneak preview focuses on airports. Nick Preston finds out which airports are scheduled to serve the most destinations and country markets and welcome the most airlines during a peak week this summer. 

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 […]