Articles Tagged ‘China’

SkyTeam formally accepts Xiamen Airlines as future member; 787s hold key to long-haul expansion plans

SkyTeam formally accepts Xiamen Airlines as future member; 787s hold key to long-haul expansion plans

Another Chinese carrier is set to join the SkyTeam alliance in 2012, but at which airports is the airline strong. How have passenger numbers developed in recent years and how many of the routes it operates (and airports that it serves) are outside of mainland China? And how big does the carrier hope to be […]

China Southern on track for 80 million passengers in 2011; becomes seventh airline (and first from China) to fly A380

China Southern on track for 80 million passengers in 2011; becomes seventh airline (and first from China) to fly A380

Passenger numbers have quadrupled in just eight years, but what’s happened to China Southern Airlines’ load factor during that period? How big is its international network and which are the leading international airports? At which point in the last five years did demand drop briefly? And which new international services has the airline launched this […]

Chinese air traffic growth slows to under 5% in August

Chinese air traffic growth slows to under 5% in August

Chinese air traffic growth has slowed in recent months. How does international traffic growth compare with domestic growth? What are the trends in load factor? Which carriers have recently launched new long-haul routes? And which carriers will be launching new Chinese routes in the next few months?


China's 7th busiest airport at Kunming soon to be replaced

China’s 7th busiest airport at Kunming soon to be replaced

Kunming Wujiaba International Airport handled over 20 million passengers in 2010 but there are no direct services to Europe. By how much did the airport grow last year and what factor is limiting its ultimate growth? Which are the airport’s leading airlines? And who operates international services and to where?

US-China air traffic surges 30% in 2010 to 2.65 million; AA, China Eastern, Delta, United all add new services in 2011

US-China air traffic surges 30% in 2010 to 2.65 million; AA, China Eastern, Delta, United all add new services in 2011

How has traffic developed between the world’s two biggest air travel markets during the last 20 years? How many passengers did each carrier transport in 2010 and at what load factor? Which new services have been launched since the beginning of 2010 and how many city-pairs are now served?

Macau sees drop in Taiwan traffic; Las Vegas of Asia now attracts gamblers from Mainland China

Macau sees drop in Taiwan traffic; Las Vegas of Asia now attracts gamblers from Mainland China

Last decade, Macau’s airport became popular among Asian LCCs as a secondary airport for the bigger neighbour Hong Kong, but in which market is the airport currently experiencing growth? How dominant is the local airline Air Macau? And what has recently affected the airport’s Taiwan traffic?


Chinese domestic air travel growth up 13% in May; international traffic up just 15% versus 2007

Chinese domestic air travel growth up 13% in May; international traffic up just 15% versus 2007

So what’s been happening to the Chinese air travel market in the last couple of months? How do passenger numbers on domestic and international flights compare with 2007? And which airlines have recently launched new long-haul services, and which plan to do so in the near future?

China's regions to welcome new long-haul routes from Etihad (Chengdu/Shanghai) and Finnair (Chongqing)

China’s regions to welcome new long-haul routes from Etihad (Chengdu/Shanghai) and Finnair (Chongqing)

In a curious coincidence two major airlines announced new long-haul routes to regional airports in China on the same day. What did they have to say about their bold network planning decisions, how quickly are these Chinese airports growing and where do they rank among the country’s top 20 airports?

Shenzhen Airlines is China’s fourth biggest domestic airline

Shenzhen Airlines is China’s fourth biggest domestic airline

With over 100 narrowbody Airbus and Boeing aircraft, Shenzhen Airlines is China’s fourth biggest domestic carrier. How quickly have passenger numbers grown in recent years? Which are its highest frequency routes and which international routes does the airline currently operate?


Chinese domestic air travel up just 5% in March

Chinese domestic air travel up just 5% in March

China’s air traffic boom appears to be pausing for breath. March showed modest growth for both domestic and international services. But what growth is the government expecting during the next five years? And which US – China route has been started by two carriers in the last couple of months?

China dominates Asian domestic markets; China - Hong Kong - Taiwan triangle reporting impressive growth

China dominates Asian domestic markets; China – Hong Kong – Taiwan triangle reporting impressive growth

While the European and North American air travel markets are showing signs of maturity, air travel is still booming in Asia. How big are the leading domestic markets and how fast are they growing? Which are the leading international markets in the region, how fast are they growing (or not) and what role is politics […]

Germany and Morocco outperform rivals from the UK in 2010; passenger demand down in 2011 to Egypt and Tunisia

Germany and Morocco outperform rivals from the UK in 2010; passenger demand down in 2011 to Egypt and Tunisia

How did our basket of mature and emerging country markets from the UK perform in 2010 and the first quarter of 2011? Which emerging market seems to have reached maturity already? And exactly how much has traffic fallen to Egypt, Tunisia and Bahrain in Q1 given their domestic problems?