Articles Tagged ‘China’

Rule Britannia! UK world’s #1 generator of international seat capacity and flights; Ryanair and easyJet are leading international airlines

Rule Britannia! UK world’s #1 generator of international seat capacity and flights; Ryanair and easyJet are leading international airlines

The US and China may have bigger total markets but the UK offers more international seats than any other country this summer. We reveal the fastest-growing (and shrinking) markets plus the top 40 international airlines and how they compare with S16.

Europe-Asia long-haul capacity up 6% this year; UK and China lead way for most seats as Aeroflot overtakes Lufthansa as #1 airline

Europe-Asia long-haul capacity up 6% this year; UK and China lead way for most seats as Aeroflot overtakes Lufthansa as #1 airline

We take a closer look at capacity changes on long-haul routes between Europe and Asia since the beginning of 2014. Plus we reveal the top 15 airlines and leading countries at each end of the market and how fast they are growing (or not). 

International growth stalls in China; Japan deposes South Korea as #1 market as Hainan Airlines grows 50%; Guangzhou adds 700k seats

International growth stalls in China; Japan deposes South Korea as #1 market as Hainan Airlines grows 50%; Guangzhou adds 700k seats

After double-digit growth in each of the last three summers, international growth in China is set to slow dramatically this summer to less than 3%. Political issues with South Korea have taken their toll as we reveal the winners and losers by country, airline and Chinese airport.


China’s 200-plus airports handled over one billion passengers for the first time in 2016; 17 airports welcomed over 20 million customers

China’s 200-plus airports handled over one billion passengers for the first time in 2016; 17 airports welcomed over 20 million customers

Only the US sees more passengers pass through its airports than China, where demand grew by an impressive 11.1% in 2016. We reveal the fastest-growing major airports in China and track the growth in both domestic and international traffic.

China dominates Asian growth in Q2; fastest-growing major country market but Jakarta fends off Kunming for fastest-growing airport

China dominates Asian growth in Q2; fastest-growing major country market but Jakarta fends off Kunming for fastest-growing airport

With Routes Asia taking place next week and the start of the summer season less than two weeks away, we decided to take a look at Asian developments in 2017 Q2 compared with 2016 Q2. We look at the top country markets for growth, biggest airlines and fastest-growing airports.

US airlines set to face more competition from Norwegian and Qatar Airways on long-haul routes; EVA Air propels Taiwan growth

US airlines set to face more competition from Norwegian and Qatar Airways on long-haul routes; EVA Air propels Taiwan growth

The three big US legacy carriers account for one-third of US international ASKs this winter. We reveal the biggest non-US carriers in the market and how fast they are growing. Plus we reveal the top 15 busiest country markets from the US by ASKs and their growth this winter.


Wuhan Airport set to pass 20 million mark in 2016; only long-haul routes are to Dubai, Gold Coast, Moscow, Paris, Rome and San Francisco

Wuhan Airport set to pass 20 million mark in 2016; only long-haul routes are to Dubai, Gold Coast, Moscow, Paris, Rome and San Francisco

China’s 13th busiest airport grew by almost 10% in 2015 to nearly 19 million passengers. We reveal the airport’s historic growth, the leading airlines and just how much competition there is on the airport’s busiest domestic routes.

Biggest international country pairs in W16/17 revealed; different winners when measured by seats, flights and ASKs

Biggest international country pairs in W16/17 revealed; different winners when measured by seats, flights and ASKs

We reveal the top 15 country pairs this winter by seats, flights and ASKs. The US ‘wins’ all three categories but with different partners. UK-Spain, US-China and Japan-South Korea report impressive year-on-year growth.

IndiGo, Ryanair and China set the pace for W16/17 growth; India now growing faster than US; Spain and UK lead European growth this winter

IndiGo, Ryanair and China set the pace for W16/17 growth; India now growing faster than US; Spain and UK lead European growth this winter

With eight of the top 20 airports and five of the top 10 airlines no wonder China is seeing three times as many additional seats across its airports than any other country this winter. We crunch the numbers and reveal the fastest-growing airlines, airports and country markets this winter.


Japan grows international capacity by 43% since 2011; China, South Korea and Taiwan are biggest markets; ANA bigger than JAL

Japan grows international capacity by 43% since 2011; China, South Korea and Taiwan are biggest markets; ANA bigger than JAL

Japan has become more affordable in recent years so inbound tourism is booming. We reveal the rate of growth during the last decade, the leading country markets and which airlines have delivered significant growth since 2011.

US-China market quadruples since 2006; Chinese carriers account for 60% of the 300+ weekly flights; 16 new routes in last two years

US-China market quadruples since 2006; Chinese carriers account for 60% of the 300+ weekly flights; 16 new routes in last two years

The US-China market has grown dramatically in the last decade. We reveal the rate of growth each year, the leading airlines and airports on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, and the new routes launched in the last two years.

China Southern Airlines flew 45% of traffic between China and Australia in 2015; capacity between nations grows 30%; next stop Adelaide

China Southern Airlines flew 45% of traffic between China and Australia in 2015; capacity between nations grows 30%; next stop Adelaide

During the past year six routes have launched between these two nations, while a further eight are planned to commence before the end of the year. For the first five months of 2016, traffic in the market has grown 36% when compared to the same period of 2015. We take a closer look at the […]