Articles Tagged ‘SZX’

Lisbon Lions roar with pride over Arch of Triumph win

Lisbon Lions roar with pride over Arch of Triumph win

Winners don’t get prouder than this, as 15 members of last week’s victors from Lisbon Airport’s fire crew take centre stage – including Miguel Moreira with the certificate. It is a record week of entries, with 23 FTWAs battling it out to get that little piece of paper on their airport’s fire station walls.

Donghai Airlines heads Down Under

Donghai Airlines heads Down Under

Donhai Airlines begins service from Shenzhen to Darwin.

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. 


Hainan Airlines introduces third destination in Canada

Hainan Airlines introduces third destination in Canada

Hainan Airlines adds flights from Shenzhen to Vancouver, a route operated via Tianjin.

Europe's airports close in on 100 FTWAs in 2018

Europe’s airports close in on 100 FTWAs in 2018

10 airports do battle for Week 19 Arch of Triumph glory, with entries from Asia, North America, Africa and Europe. The latter region remains the dominant force in the competition, but the scrap for second place is heating up – anyone got any water?

Philippines AirAsia adds two Cebu services

Philippines AirAsia adds two Cebu services

Philippines AirAsia begins flights from Cebu to Shenzhen, and from Clark to Cebu.


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.

Bratislava gains Georgian Airways Cake of the Week public vote victory

Bratislava gains Georgian Airways Cake of the Week public vote victory

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Flybe celebrates one-year anniversary at London Heathrow and Wizz Air announces its latest route from Bucharest to Kutaisi. More news also from Air Malta at Malaga, Georgian Airways at Barcelona, Flybe at London Southend, Braathens Regional Airlines at Berlin Tegel and Hainan Airlines at Vienna.

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 […]


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.

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 […]

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.