Articles Tagged ‘CTU’

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.

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft are typically linked with long-haul services. In recent years this has included new low-cost routes, but some carriers choose to deploy twin-aisle types on shorter sectors. Nick Preston reveals the leading airlines, airports and country markets for short- and medium-haul wide-body flights in S18.


Sichuan Airlines seats soar; capacity trebles since 2008, Chengdu is leading airport

Sichuan Airlines seats soar; capacity trebles since 2008, Chengdu is leading airport

Sichuan Airlines flew more than 32 million seats across its network in 2017, an increase of 8.1% over the previous year. Nick Preston takes a closer look at the Chinese carrier’s network developments over the past 10 years, a period in which it has consistently increased capacity. The airline’s leading airports and routes are identified, along […]

Thai AirAsia adds two Thai ties to China

Thai AirAsia adds two Thai ties to China

Thai AirAsia has launched services from Bangkok Don Mueang to Chengdu and from Phuket to Kunming.

Sichuan Airlines sets off for St. Petersburg

Sichuan Airlines sets off for St. Petersburg

Sichaun Airlines starts a twice-weekly service from Chengdu to St. Petersburg.