Articles Tagged ‘FUK’

AirAsia X fits Fukuoka into its network

AirAsia X fits Fukuoka into its network

AirAsia X begins a four times weekly service from Kuala Lumpur to Fukuoka – its fourth Japanese route.

Thai Lion Air introduces second Japanese destination from Bangkok

Thai Lion Air introduces second Japanese destination from Bangkok

Thai Lion Air launches flights between Bangkok Don Mueang and Fukuoka.

Fukuoka Airport's international traffic triples during past decade; 23.98 million passengers in 2017; AirAsia X and Thai Lion Air to serve in 2019

Fukuoka Airport’s international traffic triples during past decade; 23.98 million passengers in 2017; AirAsia X and Thai Lion Air to serve in 2019

Fukuoka is the fourth largest airport in Japan after Tokyo’s Haneda and Narita, plus Osaka Kansai. Situated on Japan’s Kyushu Island, the city is home to a metro population of 5.6 million people. Jonathan Ford looks at the airport’s development since 2008, focusing on its international expansion.


Domestic markets review 2018: India and Indonesia overtake Japan; Nepal and Bolivia see fastest growth

Domestic markets review 2018: India and Indonesia overtake Japan; Nepal and Bolivia see fastest growth

Capacity on global domestic services increased by 6.2% in 2018 versus last year, with over 3.31 billion seats on sale this year. The US is the largest market but China is closing the gap, and developing markets including India and Indonesia are progressing. Nick Preston examines this year’s domestic growth trends.

Air Seoul makes Fukuoka its latest Japanese city

Air Seoul makes Fukuoka its latest Japanese city

Air Seoul launches a six times weekly service between Seoul Incheon and Fukuoka.

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.


t'way air more than doubles international seats in 2017; Seoul Incheon is main international hub, Japan is top destination

t’way air more than doubles international seats in 2017; Seoul Incheon is main international hub, Japan is top destination

There were 3.94 million two-way seats available across t’way air’s international route network in 2017, 158% up on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at how the carrier has developed its international links since it was formed in 2010, including its leading airports, routes and country markets.  

Japan capacity jumps past 250 million seats in 2017; All Nippon Airways is largest carrier, Tokyo Haneda is busiest airport

Japan capacity jumps past 250 million seats in 2017; All Nippon Airways is largest carrier, Tokyo Haneda is busiest airport

There were 257.6 million seats available on domestic and international flights serving Japan in 2017, a 3.9% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston considers recent network trends in this mature Asia Pacific country market, including the top airlines, airports and destinations.

Tigerair Taiwan takes on legacy carriers – Taipei Taoyuan #1 operation and growing fast; Japan most important country market

Tigerair Taiwan takes on legacy carriers – Taipei Taoyuan #1 operation and growing fast; Japan most important country market

Tigerair Taiwan became the first Taiwan-based LCC in 2014 (and still is) and has increased capacity by more than 250% since 2015. We take a look at what airports feed this animal the most, as well as which routes are proving to be a roaring success.


Peach Aviation adds routes from Sendai and Sapporo Chitose

Peach Aviation adds routes from Sendai and Sapporo Chitose

Peach Aviation has introduced four new routes including international and domestic destinations from Sendai and Sapporo Chitose.

Hawaiian Airlines breaks nine million passenger barrier at Honolulu; traffic up 43% in ten years as international market share grows

Hawaiian Airlines breaks nine million passenger barrier at Honolulu; traffic up 43% in ten years as international market share grows

Hawaiian Airlines is the largest airline at Honolulu, with the carrier accounting for 47% of the airport’s weekly seat capacity in S17. Last year the airline’s traffic increased by 2.2% from the Hawaiian airport. We investigate further into the airline’s growth from Honolulu and the rise of its international markets. 

Helsinki-Denpasar is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ nearly 230,000 searches; Finnair's next Asian foray??

Helsinki-Denpasar is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ nearly 230,000 searches; Finnair’s next Asian foray??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months nearly 230,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Helsinki and Denpasar ‒ but the route is unserved!? Finnair currently serves 99 destinations from its main hub – will Bali become #100??