Articles Tagged ‘Chinese airlines’

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.

Sichuan Airlines now China's sixth biggest domestic airline; #2 carrier at Chengdu and Chongqing

Sichuan Airlines now China’s sixth biggest domestic airline; #2 carrier at Chengdu and Chongqing

Operated by its all-Airbus fleet of 70 aircraft, Sichuan Airlines carried over 14 million passengers, representing 5% of the domestic market, and launched long-haul flights to Canada last year. Last month, Melbourne became the airline’s first Australian destination.


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?

Air France, Finnair, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS and Swiss all starting new Chinese routes in 2012

Air France, Finnair, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS and Swiss all starting new Chinese routes in 2012

Latest traffic data from China reveals that domestic and international demand are both growing at around 10% so far this year. But who is starting new routes to/from Europe and which US airports are the equivalent in size to China’s top 15 airports in 2011?

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?


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 […]

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?


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.

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?

Hainan Airlines #5 within China; growing intercontinental network features Africa; Shanghai next long-haul base

Hainan Airlines #5 within China; growing intercontinental network features Africa; Shanghai next long-haul base

Hainan Airlines operates a number of international routes but to where? Who does it partner with to help provide feed? How fast is the airline growing and which are its main bases across China?