Articles Tagged ‘CCU’

New airline routes launched (19 - 25 October)

New airline routes launched (19 – 25 October)

In this week’s edition of new routes launched, we take a look at the Ryanair effect on the Germany – Ukraine market.

IndiGo inaugurates fifth international flight in five weeks

IndiGo inaugurates fifth international flight in five weeks

IndiGo adds its 22nd and 23rd international services, to Ho Chi Minh City and Guangzhou.

AirAsia adds Agartala

AirAsia adds Agartala

AirAsia India launches services to Agartala, its 20th destination.


IndiGo makes history by being the first LCC to link India and Vietnam

IndiGo makes history by being the first LCC to link India and Vietnam

IndiGo has begun a daily service from Kolkata to Hanoi, marking the first route an LCC has operated between India and Vietnam. The choice of Kolkata was from its geographic closeness to Southeast Asia while enabling connections from across India. Complementing Hanoi is Kolkata-Ho Chi Minh City, which starts on the 18th of this month.

SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines in 2018 operated a 35+ destination network from Colombo, having not opened a new route from Sri Lanka’s capital in over 12 months. Jonathan Ford looks at the airline’s network with regards to its top routes by passengers carried, and highlights potential future services as others are cut.

Booming Bengaluru sees traffic treble in just 10 years; domestic links lead the way; IndiGo biggest carrier

Booming Bengaluru sees traffic treble in just 10 years; domestic links lead the way; IndiGo biggest carrier

Bengaluru Airport played host to 26.91 million passengers in FY17/18, which is 17.6% more than in the previous 12-month period. It has now enjoyed consecutive increases in traffic over the past five financial years. Nick Preston looks at the airport’s network developments, including its leading routes and airlines.


Kolkata traffic leaps by 26% during FY17/18; LCCs are driving growth, Bangladesh is leading international market in S18

Kolkata traffic leaps by 26% during FY17/18; LCCs are driving growth, Bangladesh is leading international market in S18

Kolkata Airport handled 19.89 million passengers during the financial year FY17/18, 26% more than in the previous 12 months. Its average year-on-year traffic growth over the past two financial years is 25%. Nick Preston examines key traffic trends at this rapidly rising Indian airport, including its top airlines and routes.

IndiGo goes from strength to strength at Delhi; LCC accounts for more than one quarter of airport's capacity, 36 routes flown in S18

IndiGo goes from strength to strength at Delhi; LCC accounts for more than one quarter of airport’s capacity, 36 routes flown in S18

IndiGo offered 19.86 million two-way seats on flights serving Delhi in 2017, 5.5% up on the previous year. India’s biggest airline has grown by 636% at the country’s busiest airport since 2008. Nick Preston takes a look at its Delhi operation including its capacity trends and leading domestic and international routes.

Dhaka Airport reaps the benefits of thriving South Asian market as Chittagong tops route table

Dhaka Airport reaps the benefits of thriving South Asian market as Chittagong tops route table

Dhaka’s regional market goes from strength to strength with 48% year-on-year growth to Bangkok, while capacity to domestic leader Chittagong increases to 817,957 seats. James Davis examines the airlines and routes driving this impressive expansion, whilst reviewing external socio-economic trends which will determine the future for this up-and-coming hub.


India traffic growth shows no signs of slowdown; domestic demand outpacing international links, IndiGo is biggest carrier

India traffic growth shows no signs of slowdown; domestic demand outpacing international links, IndiGo is biggest carrier

India’s airports handled more than 308 million passengers during the financial year 2017/18, 17% up on the previous 12 months. Nick Preston takes a look at this fast growing market, including its recent international and domestic traffic trends, leading airlines, airports and routes. 

Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai is India’s fourth busiest facility, but since late 2017 the airport’s monthly passenger numbers have been usurped by a faster growing competitor. Marc Watkins reviews the airport’s recent traffic figures, its seasonality profile, as well as its biggest routes and carriers, including newcomer Vistara.

Guwahati Airport experiences rapid growth, doubts over it continuing; IndiGo #1 carrier

Guwahati Airport experiences rapid growth, doubts over it continuing; IndiGo #1 carrier

Guwahati in Assam was India’s 14th largest airport in 2016, handling around 3.5 million passengers and making it equivalent in size to Nuremberg in Europe or Richmond in the US. However, an analysis of the airport’s 2017 traffic figures so far shows it has leaped ahead of its nearest rivals. We take a closer gander […]