Articles Tagged ‘Asia’

Bamboo Airways to serve USA next year? Los Angeles likely, but with big problem

Bamboo Airways to serve USA next year? Los Angeles likely, but with big problem

As Vietnam’s very fast-growing carrier says it’ll serve the US next year, Los Angeles stands out with 193,000 passengers. We look into the opportunity.

Wuhan, origin of coronavirus, resumes operations; we look at the numbers

Wuhan, origin of coronavirus, resumes operations; we look at the numbers

Wuhan is central China’s key city, shown in being the country’s 9th by GDP. Yet, airport is only China’s 19th, partly from its location & high-speed rail.

Indonesia's domestic seats rise 16% in March 2020 vs. 2019

Indonesia’s domestic seats rise 16% in March 2020 vs. 2019

Indonesia’s international seats fell 27% in March 2020 vs. 2019 as domestic seats grew 16.4%. And April is forecast to see even stronger growth. We see why.


Dhaka adds new routes; top-15 unserved routes analysed

Dhaka adds new routes; top-15 unserved routes analysed

We look at Dhaka’s new routes, including Beijing, and analyse its top-15 unserved markets, with Tokyo, Shanghai, and Seoul especially strong.

Coronavirus impact as China seats down 162 million in five months

Coronavirus impact as China seats down 162 million in five months

China’s domestic seats are down 135 million and international seats 27 million, led by Thailand; leisure destinations are badly hit.

Europe-Asia long-haul capacity up 6% this year; UK and China lead way for most seats as Aeroflot overtakes Lufthansa as #1 airline

Europe-Asia long-haul capacity up 6% this year; UK and China lead way for most seats as Aeroflot overtakes Lufthansa as #1 airline

We take a closer look at capacity changes on long-haul routes between Europe and Asia since the beginning of 2014. Plus we reveal the top 15 airlines and leading countries at each end of the market and how fast they are growing (or not). 


Intra-Asia market doubles in size in 10 years; China set to smash one million weekly seats mark

Intra-Asia market doubles in size in 10 years; China set to smash one million weekly seats mark

Asia shows no discernible signs of slowing down its capacity growth. The region plays host to the 137th IATA Slot Conference in Singapore next month, so we thought it would be a good time to appraise just how the intra-Asian market was performing before the network planning world arrives in the region.

Vietnam: ASKs up 12% in October 2013; VietJetAir triples domestic capacity, but Vietnam Airlines remains the leader

Vietnam: ASKs up 12% in October 2013; VietJetAir triples domestic capacity, but Vietnam Airlines remains the leader

Increasingly appealing to international carriers, Vietnam has seen a number of significant launches this year, including those from Etihad Airways and Finnair. The country’s domestic market proves just as interesting, with VietJetAir gaining ever more ground on Vietnam Airlines.

China dominates Asian domestic markets; China - Hong Kong - Taiwan triangle reporting impressive growth

China dominates Asian domestic markets; China – Hong Kong – Taiwan triangle reporting impressive growth

While the European and North American air travel markets are showing signs of maturity, air travel is still booming in Asia. How big are the leading domestic markets and how fast are they growing? Which are the leading international markets in the region, how fast are they growing (or not) and what role is politics […]


Singapore breaks 40 million mark as demand surges 13% in 2010; two new airlines already welcomed in 2011

Singapore breaks 40 million mark as demand surges 13% in 2010; two new airlines already welcomed in 2011

Singapore’s Changi airport had an excellent 2010 reporting double-digit growth and welcoming nine new airlines. But which are the leading carriers at the airport and which are the leading country markets? And what’s coming in 2011?

Indonesia’s 6th biggest domestic airline grounded; Mandala Airlines has 45 days to find new investors to keep flying

Indonesia’s 6th biggest domestic airline grounded; Mandala Airlines has 45 days to find new investors to keep flying

Indonesia’s highly competitive domestic market appears to have claimed another victim. What share of the market did Mandala Airlines have and how many routes did it operate? What competition did it face on its busiest route?

AirAsia's growth boosts Malaysia's airports; Firefly gets 737s; still no US flights from Kuala Lumpur

AirAsia’s growth boosts Malaysia’s airports; Firefly gets 737s; still no US flights from Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s airports handled more than 50 million passengers in 2009 and continued to grow in 2010. Which new destinations have been added from Kuala Lumpur in 2010 and what’s new for 2011? Which country market has slipped two places in the rankings since 2008?