Articles Tagged ‘China’

China’s airports handled 564 million passengers in 2010

China’s airports handled 564 million passengers in 2010

The world’s second biggest air travel market grew by a phenomenal 16% last year. But how fast did China’s leading airports grow and which are their nearest European equivalents? How fast are the leading airports growing this summer and which airport is actually likely to see fewer passengers and why? Who is planning new international […]

Xiamen Airlines celebrates ANNIE Prize for fastest-growing route network

Xiamen Airlines celebrates ANNIE Prize for fastest-growing route network

As China returns to work after the Chinese New Year’s festivities, the staff at Xiamen Airlines had another reason to celebrate. But why was Xiamen Airlines’ General Manager Che Shanglun’s airline awarded our Prize?

Guangzhou #2 airport in China; China Southern serves over 90 destinations non-stop; Auckland starts in April

Guangzhou #2 airport in China; China Southern serves over 90 destinations non-stop; Auckland starts in April

China’s second busiest airport handled just over 40 million passengers last year. But what is the split between domestic and international routes? How dominant is China Southern? And which are the leading country markets? Which US carrier is coming soon?


BRICs and MORTAR: Building for growth in air transport

BRICs and MORTAR: Building for growth in air transport

You’ve heard of the BRIC nations and their burgeoning economies, but we’ve found some more booming air transport markets and come up with the acronym MORTAR. Can you guess which countries are involved? What do they have in common? Air traffic growth of over 15% in 2010, that’s what.

International traffic to Japan down 16% from 2007 levels; but airlines queuing up to access Tokyo Haneda this winter

International traffic to Japan down 16% from 2007 levels; but airlines queuing up to access Tokyo Haneda this winter

Air travel demand in Japan is still a long way short of returning to the levels seen prior to the start of the economic downturn in 2008. How have ANA and JAL been performing internationally this year and how many carriers will be starting new services to Tokyo Haneda at the start of the winter […]

Asiana growing in China and Japan; five US routes account for one-third of all ASKs

Asiana growing in China and Japan; five US routes account for one-third of all ASKs

Korea’s other big carrier recently won the Skytrax Airline of the Year award. So service is good, but where does it fly to? And which routes has it added in recent years? And what has it done with some of its domestic routes? What competition does it face in the key US market?


China's airlines report 18% growth in traffic in 2010; Beijing airport welcomes 20 new services from 12 airlines since May

China’s airlines report 18% growth in traffic in 2010; Beijing airport welcomes 20 new services from 12 airlines since May

China’s air travel boom shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. But how do traffic levels compare with three years ago? Which carriers have been adding routes in Beijing during the last five months?

Top 30 Asian airports offering 7% more capacity than a year ago; Beijing passes Tokyo Haneda; Jakarta growing fastest

Top 30 Asian airports offering 7% more capacity than a year ago; Beijing passes Tokyo Haneda; Jakarta growing fastest

You want proof that the Asian economies are doing well? Then take a look at airport capacity stats for the leading airports in the region. Only two of the top 25 airports are not growing again.

Spring Airlines becomes first private-owned airline to start international service with Shanghai-Tokyo/ Ibaraki

Spring Airlines becomes first private-owned airline to start international service with Shanghai-Tokyo/ Ibaraki

Recently celebrating its fifth birthday, China’s Spring Airlines has ambitious plans to grow. We take a detailed look at the carrier’s network and compare the networks at the two big Shanghai airports.


Fresh coverage from American Airlines' Beijing-Chicago launch

Fresh coverage from American Airlines’ Beijing-Chicago launch

Early this morning, American Airlines’ first flight from Beijing to Chicago took off. Read the background behind the route launch and see anna.aero’s exclusive photos from the celebrations.

China at the forefront of Asian air travel growth; Indonesia and Vietnam booming in 2010; Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand struggle

China at the forefront of Asian air travel growth; Indonesia and Vietnam booming in 2010; Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand struggle

Europe’s had volcano issues (and strikes), the US has had a major merger announcement but what’s happening in Asia? Which airlines and country markets are growing fastest? We have a couple of handy graphs summarising the trends.

China's airlines report 17% jump in Q1 traffic; Beijing moves to become world's busiest airport; American coming soon

China’s airlines report 17% jump in Q1 traffic; Beijing moves to become world’s busiest airport; American coming soon

The world’s second largest country market for air travel is booming. Passenger numbers in China are up, as are load factors. How many new routes have started at Beijing in 2010 and how have foreign carriers been tweaking their operations?