Articles Tagged ‘Asia’

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?

China at the forefront of Asian air travel growth; Indonesia and Vietnam booming in 2010; Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand struggle

China at the forefront of Asian air travel growth; Indonesia and Vietnam booming in 2010; Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand struggle

Europe’s had volcano issues (and strikes), the US has had a major merger announcement but what’s happening in Asia? Which airlines and country markets are growing fastest? We have a couple of handy graphs summarising the trends.

Asia, Europe and North America's top routes experience different levels of competition; Asia most competitive

Asia, Europe and North America’s top routes experience different levels of competition; Asia most competitive

How much competition is there on some of the world’s busiest routes? Which European route is still the busiest despite a 40% drop in traffic? And just how many carriers are there on India’s busiest domestic route?


Korean international traffic still growing; domestic impacted by KTX high-speed rail; Delta resumes Detroit in June

Korean international traffic still growing; domestic impacted by KTX high-speed rail; Delta resumes Detroit in June

Which are Korea’s busiest airports and how have they developed in recent years? Who has what share of the domestic market and which are by far the two leading country markets? What’s unusual about the routes to the US?

Finnair retires MD-11s; Asian routes now account for half of capacity; scheduled load factor up 11 points in three years

Finnair retires MD-11s; Asian routes now account for half of capacity; scheduled load factor up 11 points in three years

Finnair’s passenger numbers haven’t changed much in a decade but the network has. Where has capacity been added and where has it been removed and which are the leading country markets?