Articles Tagged ‘Asian airlines’

Daegu Airport breaks 2.5 million passenger mark for first time; traffic up 25% in 2016 as LCCs Air Busan and t’way air drive growth

Daegu Airport breaks 2.5 million passenger mark for first time; traffic up 25% in 2016 as LCCs Air Busan and t’way air drive growth

South Korea’s sixth busiest airport, Daegu, has more than doubled its traffic in just three years. We look at annual traffic going back to 2000 and the airport’s seasonality profile. Plus we reveal which new services have been added since the beginning of 2014.

Hong Kong Airlines targeting Japan for growth in 2016; Hong Kong’s third biggest airline now operates 27 aircraft; Bangkok is #1 route

Hong Kong Airlines targeting Japan for growth in 2016; Hong Kong’s third biggest airline now operates 27 aircraft; Bangkok is #1 route

Hong Kong Airlines was launched in 2006 and now plays a significant role at its home base. We look at how quickly the airline has expanded and which are its most important routes, plus a list of new routes launched in 2016.

VietJetAir reaches 19 million passengers; has ordered almost 100 A320-series aircraft

VietJetAir reaches 19 million passengers; has ordered almost 100 A320-series aircraft

Only just over four years old, VietJetAir is already challenging Vietnam Airlines to be the biggest carrier in the Vietnamese domestic market. We look at the LCC’s leading routes and international network.


AirAsia now serves over 60 destinations from its main Kuala Lumpur base; almost 75% of flights compete directly with Malaysia Airlines

AirAsia now serves over 60 destinations from its main Kuala Lumpur base; almost 75% of flights compete directly with Malaysia Airlines

AirAsia has now overtaken Malaysia Airlines to be the biggest carrier at KLIA. We reveal the airline’s growth during the last decade, leading and fastest-growing country markets, and overlap with national carrier.

30-Second Interview – Andrew Cowen, CEO, HK Express

30-Second Interview – Andrew Cowen, CEO, HK Express

It’s nice to see former colleagues doing well. anna.aero’s Chief Analyst used to work for Go, as did Andrew Cowen, newly appointed CEO of HK Express. They recently caught up for a chat at Routes Asia in Kunming.

Asia’s Top 15 airlines drop almost 300 routes in last 12 months but start over 550; AirAsia only one not to drop any routes

Asia’s Top 15 airlines drop almost 300 routes in last 12 months but start over 550; AirAsia only one not to drop any routes

We examine Asia’s top 15 airlines and airports to see which have seen the most services dropped and launched in the last 12 months. China’s airlines are expanding rapidly (no surprise), but only one of the top 15 airlines has not dropped any routes.


Malindo Air’s dual-hub/fleet strategy in Kuala Lumpur; 21 routes launched in 2014 with Kathmandu coming next

Malindo Air’s dual-hub/fleet strategy in Kuala Lumpur; 21 routes launched in 2014 with Kathmandu coming next

Malindo Air launched operations in Malaysia in early 2013. It has already grown to a fleet of almost 20 aircraft and over 30 routes. We reveal the airline’s busiest airports, which routes have already been dropped and what’s coming next.

AirAsia X put Europe routes off agenda with A330neo order; drops 10 of 29 routes since 2007 launch

AirAsia X put Europe routes off agenda with A330neo order; drops 10 of 29 routes since 2007 launch

Malaysia’s long-haul, low-cost pioneer has yet to be consistently profitable, and its network churn is surprisingly high. We reveal in which years the airline launched (and dropped) most routes, and what competition it faces. Plus a look at the airline’s key operating and financial statistics since 2010.

Jet Airways loses (another) CEO, cosies up to Etihad with new Abu Dhabi link, announces Paris route

Jet Airways loses (another) CEO, cosies up to Etihad with new Abu Dhabi link, announces Paris route

The rapid turnover of CEOs at India’s Jet Airways may be cause for concern, but its new relationship with Etihad Airways is already bearing fruit. We analyse the airline’s position in the Indian domestic market across the top 12 airports, which routes it has terminated, and how strong its international presence is.


Eastar Jet of South Korea grows international network

Eastar Jet of South Korea grows international network

South Korean LCC Eastar Jet will celebrate its fifth birthday in January and now operates nine 737s. It has recently been expanding its international network from Seoul Incheon Airport, but 60% of its weekly flights are still allocated to a single domestic route; Seoul Gimpo-Jeju.

Asia Pacific airlines grow international traffic by 7% in 2012

Asia Pacific airlines grow international traffic by 7% in 2012

According to AAPA, the collection of 25 airlines for which it collects traffic data showed an increase in international traffic in 2012 of 7%. Load factors also improved by 1.5 percentage points to almost 78%, while ASKs grew by a more modest 3.9%.

European and North American airlines prepare for minimal winter growth as Asia's airlines schedule for 8% more ASKs

European and North American airlines prepare for minimal winter growth as Asia’s airlines schedule for 8% more ASKs

With the start of the (northern) winter scheduling season just days away we take a look at the three biggest aviation regions on the planet and see which major airlines are adding capacity and which are cutting capacity this winter.