Articles Tagged ‘China’

Bangalore – Shanghai key unserved; RDC’s Apex shows low breakeven for IndiGo & China Eastern

Bangalore – Shanghai key unserved; RDC’s Apex shows low breakeven for IndiGo & China Eastern

With 39,000 existing passengers and a decent average fare, we look at the breakeven performance of one LCC and one FSC on Bangalore – Shanghai using RDC’s Apex tool.

Vietnam Airlines to begin Hangzhou, a key unserved market; where's next?

Vietnam Airlines to begin Hangzhou, a key unserved market; where’s next?

Vietnam Airlines announces Ho Chi Minh City – Hangzhou, a market of 43,000 in 2019, up 19% YOY from a 9% fare drop. We look at this market and where’s next.

Thai VietJet to begin new Bangkok – Haikou in October

Thai VietJet to begin new Bangkok – Haikou in October

As Thai VietJet plans Bangkok – Haikou, its first China route, we look at the market and the primarily domestic Thai operator.


Wuhan, origin of coronavirus, resumes operations; we look at the numbers

Wuhan, origin of coronavirus, resumes operations; we look at the numbers

Wuhan is central China’s key city, shown in being the country’s 9th by GDP. Yet, airport is only China’s 19th, partly from its location & high-speed rail.

Green shoots from COVID-19; China’s domestic seats now down just 8% YOY

Green shoots from COVID-19; China’s domestic seats now down just 8% YOY

Given COVID-19, we look at the development of China’s seats on a weekly basis, with the country’s domestic capacity providing some positivity and hope. 

Coronavirus impact as China seats down 162 million in five months

Coronavirus impact as China seats down 162 million in five months

China’s domestic seats are down 135 million and international seats 27 million, led by Thailand; leisure destinations are badly hit.


China to Europe sees highest YOY growth; Shanghai – Iceland coming

China to Europe sees highest YOY growth; Shanghai – Iceland coming

China to Europe sees 48 European and 34 Chinese airports. In 2019, 2.4m extra seats were added, the biggest ever, with over 50 new routes. Keflavik coming.

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.

The dragon awakes: over 2.5 million flew China-Africa last year

The dragon awakes: over 2.5 million flew China-Africa last year

Buoyed by rising trade and 1 million+ Chinese in Africa, over 2.5 million people flew between China and Africa in 2018. Guangzhou is the leading gateway, with one-third of passengers, while Egypt is the most-demanded country. 14 routes operate to the continent, but 8 in 10 passengers connect on the way. anna.aero explores this growing […]


3,750+ routes launched in 2018; Berlin Tegel, Vienna lead; US widens gap as top new route market

3,750+ routes launched in 2018; Berlin Tegel, Vienna lead; US widens gap as top new route market

The final new route numbers are in for 2018! anna.aero has been busy studying its New Routes Database to highlight the most newsworthy network statistics from last year. We reveal the top airlines, country markets and airports for new routes in 2018, and a take a look ahead to see what is coming in 2019.

2018 sees biggest net rise in airline seats between Europe and China this decade; 30 new routes added last year; two new airline players for 2019

2018 sees biggest net rise in airline seats between Europe and China this decade; 30 new routes added last year; two new airline players for 2019

In 2018 there was 17.72 million two-way seats on routes between Europe and China, with this having risen from just 7.47 million in 2009. Jonathan Ford looks at the biggest players in the market, the number of routes that have been added in the past few years, and highlights the recent announcements for 2019. 

MEB3 network review 2018; Qatar Airways dominates new route race; US is biggest market by ASKs, India and UK top capacity table

MEB3 network review 2018; Qatar Airways dominates new route race; US is biggest market by ASKs, India and UK top capacity table

Qatar Airways stretched its lead over Emirates and Etihad Airways in terms of destinations served between peak S17 and peak S18. anna.aero reveals which routes have been added and dropped by the MEB3 carriers since summer 2017, plus the fastest growing destination markets across the trio’s networks.