Air travel in China is defying global trends and growing rapidly. Domestic demand may be up one-third on 2007, but how does international demand compare with 2007? How strong are load factors?
A big anna.aero welcome this week to LAM Mozambique Airlines making its first appearance in our news section. We also have details (and celebratory pictures) of new routes started this week in Angola, Azerbaijan, Australia, Bahamas, China, Denmark, El Salvador, Honduras, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Sudan, Thailand, the UAE, and the USA.
Here it is: Analysis, pictures and trivia on over 130 new routes that have started during the last seven days, involving over 40 airlines. Sorry if we’ve missed any. Please let us know and we can include them next week.
Air traffic is booming once more in China thanks to the vibrant domestic market. Which are the country’s busiest and fastest-growing airports? Which are the leading carriers at each airport and which services has Beijing welcomed and said goodbye to?
New routes this week from Air Algerie (Algeria), AirTran (USA), Allegiant Air (USA), Athens Airways (Greece), Turkish Airlines (Turkey), V Australia (Australia) and Wizz Air (Romania).
This week sees another batch of new routes launched by airlines from all across the globe including AirTran, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Bahrain Air, Cebu Pacific, easyJet, Hainan Airlines, Insel Air, LACSA, Maldivian, Norwegian, TAM, Thai AirAsia, Tiger Airways and Volaris. Oh, and Ryanair started some new routes as well. What a surprise.
Athens, Bahrain, Brussels win OAG awards;
Beijing’s memorable Mission Impossible theme scoops annies
This week anna.aero was out and about in Kuala Lumpur meeting many of our readers and customers. Times may be tough in the industry but there were plenty of exciting stands promoting tourism and route opportunities. See what caught our eye and who won this year’s coveted Annie awards.
After growth of 2.6% in passenger numbers in Q2 international demand on AAPA airlines fell for the first time in several years in July. Load factors in the traditionally strongest month were also down. Beijing now tops the weekly capacity rankings in the region.
New routes started this week operated by Air Asia, clickair, Finnair, Hainan Airlines, Kingfisher, LAN, Northwest, S7, Sama and Southwest.
News, commentary and photos on routes launched this week by Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, Jin Air and SkyEurope.