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Articles Tagged ‘China’

Air China expansion to include Washington this summer; almost 78 million passengers carried in 2013 at 81% load factor

Air China expansion to include Washington this summer; almost 78 million passengers carried in 2013 at 81% load factor

The flag-carrier of China has control of a fleet of almost 500 aircraft and saw its group passenger numbers grow by 7.3% to almost 78 million last year. We examine which are the leading airports for Air China (and how quickly the airline is growing them), and which new international services were added in 2013.

Lion Air, Garuda Indonesia help Indonesia replace China as fastest-growing Asian air travel market

Lion Air, Garuda Indonesia help Indonesia replace China as fastest-growing Asian air travel market

Our annual look at capacity trends across Asia reveals several changes from a year ago. China is still doing well but several other country markets are outperforming it this summer, notably Indonesia. Jakarta is growing ten times faster than Beijing, while Bangkok’s main airport loses traffic to its predecessor.

British Airways starting Chengdu service in September; Chinese airlines maintaining steady 11% growth in 2013

British Airways starting Chengdu service in September; Chinese airlines maintaining steady 11% growth in 2013

The Chinese air travel market is still reporting double-digit growth in 2013, with the massive domestic market still outperforming the international market. We take a look at which airports grew fastest in 2012, and which airlines are preparing for new international services before the end of the year.


Shanghai Airlines corrects capacity in 2013; splits focus on two Shanghai Airports

Shanghai Airlines corrects capacity in 2013; splits focus on two Shanghai Airports

Following its merger with its former competitor, China Eastern Airlines, three years ago, Shanghai Airlines continues to operate under its own brand, but has had to adjust to a new business reality with its primary hub at Shanghai Airport shrinking in favour of a Shanghai Pudong operation.

China’s biggest country markets S13 versus S12; more services from non-core airports

China’s biggest country markets S13 versus S12; more services from non-core airports

As Geneva joins the growing group of cities connected to China with direct services this week, anna.aero examines how the Middle Kingdom’s international route network has changed since last summer.

Beijing Capital Airport handles over 80 million passengers in 2012

Beijing Capital Airport handles over 80 million passengers in 2012

Beijing Capital Airport took three Asian ANNIES last year, and continued to grow throughout 2012, further diminishing the distance to take over on Atlanta as the world’s busiest airport. anna.aero examines the world’s second largest airport.


Chinese airlines invading Australia; Qantas and Virgin Australia stand by

Chinese airlines invading Australia; Qantas and Virgin Australia stand by

Traffic between Mainland China and Australia is booming as Chinese carriers keep growing. But which airports benefit the most? And what is the response from Australian carriers?

Chinese air traffic up almost 9% in 2012 so far; AirAsia, Dragonair and Scoot all starting new routes this winter

Chinese air traffic up almost 9% in 2012 so far; AirAsia, Dragonair and Scoot all starting new routes this winter

China’s airlines continue to report solid growth in 2012 with international growth outstripping domestic growth. Despite the EU’s ETS European carriers have launched several new routes this summer. But which carriers are looking to grow in China this winter?

Capacity at China's airports growing by 15% this summer, rest of Asia by less than 3% as India struggles

Capacity at China’s airports growing by 15% this summer, rest of Asia by less than 3% as India struggles

Asia is still a growing aviation market driven by China’s on-going development. But which are the fastest-growing major airlines, major airports and country markets based on scheduled seat capacity? We have some definitive graphs that you will want for your next Asian-themed aviation presentation.


Xi'an Xianyang airport, China's 8th busiest, growing at almost 20% per annum; just 2% of flights are international

Xi’an Xianyang airport, China’s 8th busiest, growing at almost 20% per annum; just 2% of flights are international

With over 21 million annual passengers Xi’an Xianyang International airport is one of China’s busiest. Which are the airport’s leading airlines and routes? And which international markets are served by which non-Chinese airlines? And what new infrastructure did the airport celebrate in May?

Chinese airlines report 9.2% domestic growth in 2011

Chinese airlines report 9.2% domestic growth in 2011

China’s air traffic growth may have dipped below 10% but that’s still impressive given the size of the market which has now reached 270 million annual passengers. What happened to average load factors last year? And despite issues regarding the EU’s ETS which airlines are starting new non-stop services between Europe and China this year?

Dalian Airlines launches from Dalian, China's 16th busiest airport; China Southern currently has 35% of airport market

Dalian Airlines launches from Dalian, China’s 16th busiest airport; China Southern currently has 35% of airport market

Air China has launched a joint venture with local government to create Dalian Airlines. Which are the leading airlines at China’s 16th busiest airport, what share of capacity is allocated to Beijing and Shanghai routes, and which foreign airlines provide services at the airport?