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Sichuan Airlines checks into Copenhagen from Chengdu

Sichuan Airlines checks into Copenhagen from Chengdu

Sichuan Airlines launches twice-weekly link between Chengdu and Copenhagen 

Asia records fifth success in 2018 Arch of Triumph challenge

Asia records fifth success in 2018 Arch of Triumph challenge

Asian airports represent 60% of the five FTWA entries this week and have now claimed 13% of all victories in this year’s competition. Read on to find out which airport in the region did enough to take home the crown this week.

Phuket Airport traffic grows 195% in 10 years; LCCs account for 44% of passengers; VietJetAir among many carriers launching flights in 2018

Phuket Airport traffic grows 195% in 10 years; LCCs account for 44% of passengers; VietJetAir among many carriers launching flights in 2018

Situated in Southern Thailand, Phuket Airport handled just shy of 16.85 million passengers in 2017, up from 5.70 million in 2008. One of Asia’s leading leisure hot-spots, Jonathan Ford investigates the growth that has taken place in recent years, highlighting the airport’s leading carriers plus its top connections.


Sichuan Airlines connects Chengdu with Tel Aviv

Sichuan Airlines connects Chengdu with Tel Aviv

Sichuan Airlines launches a twice-weekly service between the Chinese and Israeli cities.

Guangzhou Airport saw 10% boost in traffic in 2017; 74 airlines serving in S18, Thailand is top international market

Guangzhou Airport saw 10% boost in traffic in 2017; 74 airlines serving in S18, Thailand is top international market

Guangzhou Airport welcomed 65.81 million passengers in 2017, a 10% increase on the previous year. Traffic at the Chinese hub has nearly doubled over the past 10 years. Nick Preston examines recent network trends at this year’s World Routes host airport, including its leading airlines and routes. 

Asia and Asia Pacific S18 review; China in charge; region is home to world's eight busiest routes

Asia and Asia Pacific S18 review; China in charge; region is home to world’s eight busiest routes

In the third and final instalment of our regional review for S18, we examine Asia and the Asia Pacific countries. Nick Preston takes a look at the region’s busiest country markets, airlines and routes for a typical peak week in summer and offers a comparison of this year’s schedules with those of S17.


Billund Airport shows off its second Arch of Triumph certificate

Billund Airport shows off its second Arch of Triumph certificate

Despite crashing out of the World Cup in the Round of 16 to England’s semi-final opponents Croatia, the Danes are born winners, particularly their airport firefighters! While Billund Airport’s firefighters celebrate their own global triumph, 10 more airports take it to extra time in search of victory.

Air China returns to Gatwick with flights from Chengdu

Air China returns to Gatwick with flights from Chengdu

Air China restores non-stop link between Chengdu and London – last served Gatwick from Beijing. 

Zurich's charming Chengdu Cake of the Week creation is celebrated

Zurich’s charming Chengdu Cake of the Week creation is celebrated

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Manchester Airport welcomes Aviation Minister Baroness Sugg as part of its 80th birthday celebrations, while Routes Europe 2019 host Hannover welcomes the first Azur Air charter service from Antalya. More news from Iasi, Catania, Memmingen and Yangon airports. 


UK airport breaks into Lisbon dominated top 10

UK airport breaks into Lisbon dominated top 10

With the Portuguese not only qualifying for the Round of 16 at the World Cup, but also claiming first, third and fourth spots on the Arch of Triumph 2018 competition leader board, it is good to see a newcomer to the top 10 this week, as 13 airports battle it out for global water arch […]

Sichuan Airlines adds Swiss service

Sichuan Airlines adds Swiss service

Sichuan Airlines begins flights to Zurich from Chengdu, via Prague.

Heathrow Expansion and Asia: 15 routes uncovered, seven in China

Heathrow Expansion and Asia: 15 routes uncovered, seven in China

London Heathrow estimates that a third runway would enable it to serve 40 more long-haul destinations. In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved Asian potential.