Articles Tagged ‘China’
Hong Kong start-up Greater Bay Airlines has applied for 104 routes. While 89% were served pre-pandemic, it’s currently 65%. We explore its network strategy.
Domestic flights are down by 36% this week from coronavirus, while international is 76% lower. There has been little progress in restoring capacity since last summer.
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.
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 market has well and truly recovered, at least by capacity. The airport has 14 more domestic destinations YOY. We see what’s happening.
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%.
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.
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 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.
As Thai VietJet plans Bangkok – Haikou, its first China route, we look at the market and the primarily domestic Thai operator.
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.
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.