Articles Tagged ‘China’
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
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?
Mainland China’s 11th-largest airport has seen its traffic boom since traffic to nearby Taiwan liberalised. But which change in airline customers has taken place in recent years? Which is the airport’s only intercontinental route (so far)? And what ambitious plans for further growth are revealed in the airport’s infrastructure developments?
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
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 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?
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
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?
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?
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)
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?
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?