Articles Tagged ‘Asian airlines’

Capacity at China's airports growing by 15% this summer, rest of Asia by less than 3% as India struggles

Capacity at China’s airports growing by 15% this summer, rest of Asia by less than 3% as India struggles

Asia is still a growing aviation market driven by China’s on-going development. But which are the fastest-growing major airlines, major airports and country markets based on scheduled seat capacity? We have some definitive graphs that you will want for your next Asian-themed aviation presentation.

Where will AirAsia fly with all its future Airbus deliveries?

Where will AirAsia fly with all its future Airbus deliveries?

So Airbus and AirAsia won the who-can-announce-the-biggest-order contest at the recent Paris Air Show, but what is it likely to do with the aircraft? We look at the airline’s market penetration across Asian countries and reveal at which airports the airline has the biggest presence.

Jetstar launches seven new routes in December; international network now accounts for over 50% of ASKs

Jetstar launches seven new routes in December; international network now accounts for over 50% of ASKs

In Australia it’s almost summer and Qantas’ LCC is launching a range of new routes this month. How quickly has it grown, how big is its fleet, which are its biggest routes, and how extensive is its international network?


Bangkok Airways again focuses on domestic network; long haul expansion from 2015

Bangkok Airways again focuses on domestic network; long haul expansion from 2015

Ranked third in the Thai market  after Thai Airways and AirAsia, Bankok Airways labels itself “Asia’s Boutique Airline”. But since 2008, it has radically changed its route network, downsized internationally, and focussed on the domestic and regional core market. Now, with orders for four A350s, the airline clearly has ambitious, new expansion plans to go […]

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.

Thailand maintains good international connections; V Australia and Kingfisher new in 2009; only one US non-stop

Thailand maintains good international connections; V Australia and Kingfisher new in 2009; only one US non-stop

Bangkok handles 80% of all Thailand’s airport traffic, but which other airports play an important role in the country? Which six carriers are competing in the domestic market and how many of Europe’s major carriers are present?


Jetstar Asia celebrates 5th birthday by starting first Chinese route; also resumes Phuket flights

Jetstar Asia celebrates 5th birthday by starting first route to China; also resumes Phuket flightsThe Qantas-backed, Singapore-based value airline has been operating for five years but still has just eight aircraft. How big a share of Changi traffic does it have and how competitive are the markets it operates in?

Asian airlines reporting international demand still above ’05 levels; load factors up in August

Market TrendsWhat impact did the swine flu scare have on international air traffic in Asia? We present the graphical evidence and look at how average monthly load factors have fared during the last four years.

IATA reports 10%+ intl RPK drop in February (although it was really only 6.5%)

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsIATA’s latest statistics show that February was worse than January for international traffic (even allowing for last year’s extra day). How are the various regions performing and what happened to premium traffic in January? You can probably guess…


AirAsia X brings low-cost, long-haul flights to London Stansted

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryAfter Australia and China, AirAsia X sets its sights on the UK with the start of flights from Kuala Lumpur to Stansted. How has the UK-Malaysia market developed recently and how many weekly frequencies can you get from a single A340? How much cheaper are AirAsia X’s fares compared to its only rival in the market Malaysian Airlines?

Vietnam Airlines trebles passengers in last decade; currently serves just three European destinations but not London

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisFrom two main bases at Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Airlines operates a wide-range of domestic and regional services. But it only serves five long-haul destinations. Which ones? Having ordered both Boeing 787s and Airbus A350s the airline is hedging its bets for the future.

Cathay Pacific sees lucrative Taiwan market under threat; more flights to Paris and Jakarta

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisCathay Pacific’s biggest route is to Taipei but new agreements between China and Taiwan are reducing the need for travel via Hong Kong? Which are the airline’s other key routes and which was its most recent new destination?