Articles Tagged ‘SHE’

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.

Lufthansa adds four new hub links from Frankfurt

Lufthansa adds four new hub links from Frankfurt

Lufthansa adds flights to destinations in China, Moldova, UK and the US.


Spring Airlines doubles capacity over past five years; Shanghai airports dominate route network, Thailand is leading international market

Spring Airlines doubles capacity over past five years; Shanghai airports dominate route network, Thailand is leading international market

There were more than 18.5 million two-way seats available on Spring Airlines’ services in 2017. The Chinese LCC has experienced rapid growth over the past 10 years, during which time it introduced its first international destinations. We take a look at the Asian airline’s fast developing network, including its largest airports and routes.

Beijing Capital Airlines launches first Australian route

Beijing Capital Airlines launches first Australian route

Beijing Capital Airlines connects Shenyang and Qingdao with Melbourne.

Beijing Capital Airlines starts eighth Japanese route

Beijing Capital Airlines starts eighth Japanese route

Beijing Capital Airlines brings together Shenyang and Osaka Kansai with twice-weekly flights.


NokScoot starts fourth Chinese route

NokScoot starts fourth Chinese route

NokScoot now serves Shenyang from its Bangkok Don Mueang base.

New airline route announcements and fascinating facts and figures we came across this week (2016 – week 5)

New airline route announcements and fascinating facts and figures we came across this week (2016 – week 5)

Chinese airport statistics for 2015, Turkish airport statistics for January 2016, Ryanair’s 79th base to be in Nuremberg and British Airways going to London Stansted.

China Eastern Airlines poised to smash 100 million annual passengers; Xi’an is biggest route from Shanghai Pudong

China Eastern Airlines poised to smash 100 million annual passengers; Xi’an is biggest route from Shanghai Pudong

China’s second largest carrier, China Eastern Airlines is likely to pass the 100 million passenger milestone in 2016 if its recent annual growth is anything to go by. Our data elves reveal the airline’s biggest routes and country markets, including Australia, from its biggest base at Shanghai Pudong.


Pyongyang’s capacity goes unchanged for four years; Beijing is North Korea’s biggest route for the last 10 years (and possibly forever)

Pyongyang’s capacity goes unchanged for four years; Beijing is North Korea’s biggest route for the last 10 years (and possibly forever)

Even the world’s most secretive of nations still have flights to the outside world. Routes means data. Data means something for our elves to scour. anna.aero pulls back the curtain on the trends emanating from the less than dynamic, but still highly interesting, North Korean market.

Shenzhen Airlines flies to 69 airports; Shenzhen-Beijing is #1 route

Shenzhen Airlines flies to 69 airports; Shenzhen-Beijing is #1 route

A Star Alliance member since November 2012, Shenzhen Airlines has managed to establish itself as the fourth largest operator in China, behind Air China, but above Hainan Airlines. With the carrier operating a total of 221 non-stop routes, anna.aero looks at Shenzhen Airlines’ network for this March.

Spring Airlines growing at 20%; Shanghai bases dominate network

Spring Airlines growing at 20%; Shanghai bases dominate network

For most carriers, Spring Airlines’ annual seat growth of 20% would be eye-watering — but then this is an LCC in China we are talking about here, not a European flag carrier or US hub-operating behemoth. anna.aero takes a bounce through Spring’s numbers.