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Articles Tagged ‘Bangkok’

Bangkok-China: 17 million seats across 44 airports and 28 airlines

Bangkok-China: 17 million seats across 44 airports and 28 airlines

China is the number-one country to Thailand for tourists, with China-Bangkok seats up by 14 million since 2010. 69 routes operate between the two on an airport-level basis, involving 44 airports and 28 airlines. Bangkok-Guangzhou has 30 return-trips a day across nine airlines. Thai LCCs now dominate the airline rankings.

Thailand’s Nok Air celebrates 10 years of operations; new Q400s open up possibility of more international routes

Thailand’s Nok Air celebrates 10 years of operations; new Q400s open up possibility of more international routes

The latest LCC to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2014 (we have already had Wizz Air and Vueling) is Thailand’s Nok Air. Operating almost exclusively domestically from Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport the airline currently offers around one-quarter of all domestic seats in the domestic market.

Thai Airways growing again as A380 arrives; China biggest, but next new route to Sapporo in Japan

Thai Airways growing again as A380 arrives; China biggest, but next new route to Sapporo in Japan

After several years of stagnant passenger numbers, Thai Airways is reporting growth in 2012 and capacity is set to rise as the airline takes delivery of its new generation aircraft on order. But which European destination did the Star Alliance airline drop last year, and which route did it start instead? In which market is […]


Thai Smile launches with service to Macau; domestic routes starting soon to make Thai Airways more competitive

Thai Smile launches with service to Macau; domestic routes starting soon to make Thai Airways more competitive

Thai Airways’ new lower-cost all A320 airline launched this week from Bangkok. But what other routes is it launching in the coming weeks and what competition does it face on its routes? How is Thai AirAsia responding to the challenge?

Scoot launches with flights from Singapore to Sydney; Gold Coast, Bangkok and Tianjin starting by end of August

Scoot launches with flights from Singapore to Sydney; Gold Coast, Bangkok and Tianjin starting by end of August

The latest medium to long-haul LCC is up and running in Singapore. Just how cheap are its fares to Sydney (and back)? What’s included in the ‘headline’ price, what additional (non-optional) fees are there, and what extras do you have to pay for? We take a look at available fares on the Sydney route all […]

Beijing Treble: BCIA takes all three top route development prizes in 2nd Asian ANNIES

Beijing Treble: BCIA takes all three top route development prizes in 2nd Asian ANNIES

Award season is here. The time has come for the second annual Asian ANNIES, awarded to airports and airlines for their route development achievements in the Asia-Pacific region. But which airport takes the most awards? Which airline has launched the most long-haul routes? And which is the biggest new airline in the region?


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?

Nok Air’s Bangkok domestic routes up to 10 from Don Muang; limited direct competition

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisNok Air may have celebrated its fifth anniversary this summer but its fleet is still relatively small. Where does it fly to and what competition does it have? And what role do SGA play?

Thai AirAsia prepares for new route to Taipei; 60% of capacity still on domestic routes

nl280809-thai-100.jpgThai AirAsia operates 17 aircraft from Bangkok and flies to 22 destinations in 10 countries. On how many routes does it compete with Thai Airways? Which routes has it dropped and which major country is not yet served?


Bangkok: Now an unplanned two airport ‘system’

Bangkok: Now an unplanned two airport systemAsia’s 4th largest airport has only been operating since September 2006. Originally planned as a replacement for the old Don Muang airport, the two now co-exist with different roles. International traffic is the dominant market and Thai Airways is the leading carrier. How many airports are served directly in Europe and what is odd about the airport’s US services?

Nok Air’s expansion now includes international destinations

Image: Base AnalysisThai LCC Nok Air has returned to Don Muang airport after being forced to move to the new Bangkok airport in 2006. After three years it is finally branching out into international flights with services to India and Vietnam. How are the airline’s B737-400s scheduled and what role does an ATR72 play?