Articles Tagged ‘XIY’

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 […]

Tianjin Airlines adds second non-stop New Zealand connection

Tianjin Airlines adds second non-stop New Zealand connection

Tianjin Airlines begins services from Xi’an to Auckland, adding to its existing Chongqing link. 

Los Angeles crowned Arch of Triumph champions 2017

Los Angeles crowned Arch of Triumph champions 2017

With one last throw of the Arch of Triumph dice, Russia’s Sochi/Adler Airport, which had lead the competition since April, has provided us with one last attempt to reclaim its long-held crown. It was good, but not good enough to stop Los Angeles from taking the 2017 title.


London Southend Airport wins W17/18 FTWA public vote Part I; pick your Arch of Triumph from the 15 entries in Part II

London Southend Airport wins W17/18 FTWA public vote Part I; pick your Arch of Triumph from the 15 entries in Part II

Having effectively mobilised their followers on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat, London Southend Airport won Part I of the Arch of Triumph W17/18 vote. There are another 15 FTWAs to choose from in Part II of this bi-annual competition this week.

Okay Airways adds second Philippines connection for W17/18

Okay Airways adds second Philippines connection for W17/18

Okay Airways begins services between Xi’an and Cebu, a route it will operate three times weekly. 

Brussels Airport marks the launch of Hainan Airlines' second direct connection to China - anna.aero joins the celebrations

Brussels Airport marks the launch of Hainan Airlines’ second direct connection to China – anna.aero joins the celebrations

On 25 October Hainan Airlines launched a new service between Shanghai Pudong and Brussels, the carrier’s second link to the Belgian capital after Beijing. anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston joined the celebrations in Brussels as the airport greeted its latest connection from Asia. 


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.  

Helsinki-Denpasar is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ nearly 230,000 searches; Finnair's next Asian foray??

Helsinki-Denpasar is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ nearly 230,000 searches; Finnair’s next Asian foray??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months nearly 230,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Helsinki and Denpasar ‒ but the route is unserved!? Finnair currently serves 99 destinations from its main hub – will Bali become #100??

China’s 200-plus airports handled over one billion passengers for the first time in 2016; 17 airports welcomed over 20 million customers

China’s 200-plus airports handled over one billion passengers for the first time in 2016; 17 airports welcomed over 20 million customers

Only the US sees more passengers pass through its airports than China, where demand grew by an impressive 11.1% in 2016. We reveal the fastest-growing major airports in China and track the growth in both domestic and international traffic.


AirAsia X grows passenger numbers by 30% in 2016; now serves 11 countries from Kuala Lumpur base with 22 aircraft; US access granted

AirAsia X grows passenger numbers by 30% in 2016; now serves 11 countries from Kuala Lumpur base with 22 aircraft; US access granted

AirAsia X has been a pioneer in the low-cost long-haul (LCLH) market and celebrates its 10th anniversary in November. We look at the airline’s recent rapid growth, fleet plans and biggest country markets, as well as taking a closer look at all the routes that have failed to deliver.

Hainan Airlines launches two routes to Melbourne

Hainan Airlines launches two routes to Melbourne

Hainan Airlines now connects Xi’an and Changsha with Melbourne.

China Southern Airlines flew 45% of traffic between China and Australia in 2015; capacity between nations grows 30%; next stop Adelaide

China Southern Airlines flew 45% of traffic between China and Australia in 2015; capacity between nations grows 30%; next stop Adelaide

During the past year six routes have launched between these two nations, while a further eight are planned to commence before the end of the year. For the first five months of 2016, traffic in the market has grown 36% when compared to the same period of 2015. We take a closer look at the […]