Articles Tagged ‘China’

China Southern world’s third-largest airline this winter

China Southern world’s third-largest airline this winter

The world’s top-20 airline list has seen huge change this winter, with China Southern now third. Chinese carriers now have seven places and Asian airlines 11.

<span style="color: #cd1719;">Routes Reconnected:</span> Somon Air CEO: “Demand for passenger travel in Tajikistan is very high”

Routes Reconnected: Somon Air CEO: “Demand for passenger travel in Tajikistan is very high”

Somon Air has played a vital role during coronavirus, with multiple charter flights. But what about its future network and fleet development?

Guangzhou's domestic flights up by 18% YOY as routes total 123

Guangzhou’s domestic flights up by 18% YOY as routes total 123

Guangzhou’s domestic market has well and truly recovered, at least by capacity. The airport has 14 more domestic destinations YOY. We see what’s happening.


Kenya Airways to resume Guangzhou; we examine this market and connections over Nairobi

Kenya Airways to resume Guangzhou; we examine this market and connections over Nairobi

To be restarted daily from October, connecting traffic over Nairobi far outweighs local demand. We see where’s top for connections, with Guangzhou flat despite Kenya Airways’ Asia capacity falling by 25%.

American Airlines to start Seattle - Shanghai Pudong

American Airlines to start Seattle – Shanghai Pudong

As American Airlines says it’ll end Los Angeles – Shanghai Pudong, it seeks to start Seattle – Pudong instead, which already has Delta and Hainan. Alaska Airlines feed will be key. 

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.