Articles Tagged ‘HKG’

Salvador Bahia Airport welcomes TAP Air Portugal A330-900neo services

Salvador Bahia Airport welcomes TAP Air Portugal A330-900neo services

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Salvador Bahia Airport in Brazil welcomes TAP Air Portugal’s new A330-900neo on its connection from Lisbon, Hong Kong Airport celebrates the first day of the Chinese New Year, plus more news from Iberia.

Air China heads for Hong Kong from Yinchuan

Air China heads for Hong Kong from Yinchuan

Air China initially starts a twice-weekly service between the cities – frequency to increase in coming weeks.

AirAsia grew by 23% from Kota Kinabalu in 2018 and added two international links; operates a 20-destination network from the airport

AirAsia grew by 23% from Kota Kinabalu in 2018 and added two international links; operates a 20-destination network from the airport

Kota Kinabalu is AirAsia’s second largest base regarding annual capacity, having offered 5.73 million two-way seats from the airport in 2018. Jonathan Ford looks at the LCC’s development from the Malaysian airport over the past couple of years, including the expansion of international markets in North Asia.


HK Express hooks up Hong Kong with Nagasaki

HK Express hooks up Hong Kong with Nagasaki

HK Express launches a three times weekly service on its latest route to Japan. 

SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines in 2018 operated a 35+ destination network from Colombo, having not opened a new route from Sri Lanka’s capital in over 12 months. Jonathan Ford looks at the airline’s network with regards to its top routes by passengers carried, and highlights potential future services as others are cut.

India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

There were 80.63 million two-way seats available between India and international destinations in 2018, up 5.6% on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at key trends in India’s international connections, including the strongest growing airlines, country markets and individual destinations.


Amsterdam welcomes first A350-1000 flight of Cathay Pacific Airways

Amsterdam welcomes first A350-1000 flight of Cathay Pacific Airways

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Amsterdam welcoming the arrival of Cathay Pacific Airways’ inaugural flight of the A350-1000, Malaga Airport reaches the milestone of greeting its 30 millionth passenger with Ryanair.

190,000+ people want Birmingham to Hong Kong connection Skyscanner data shows; time to connect hub to HSBC's new UK HQ?!

190,000+ people want Birmingham to Hong Kong connection Skyscanner data shows; time to connect hub to HSBC’s new UK HQ?!

Skyscanner data shows that during the past year, 190,000+ people looked for flights between Birmingham and Hong Kong. With MIDT data showing that the UK city, location of HSBC’s new UK HQ, is the Asian hub’s sixth largest unserved market, who is willing to develop this much desired connection?

SpiceJet dives into Hong Kong from Delhi

SpiceJet dives into Hong Kong from Delhi

SpiceJet adds a daily link between the two hubs – Hong Kong becomes eighth international destination.  


SAS adds new routes to Berlin and Hong Kong

SAS adds new routes to Berlin and Hong Kong

SAS launches services from Denmark to Hong Kong and from Sweden to Germany.

HK Express celebrates five years as a low-cost operator

HK Express celebrates five years as a low-cost operator

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, HK Express celebrates the five-year anniversary of being a low-cost operator, having incorporated the business model in October 2013. In that time it has flown over 13 million passengers as an LCC. More news also from Air France and Cork Airport.

W18/19 airport analysis; Istanbul Atatürk leads route count while Moscow Sheremetyevo jumps up the rankings

W18/19 airport analysis; Istanbul Atatürk leads route count while Moscow Sheremetyevo jumps up the rankings

With the memories of summer beginning to fade, the start of the W18/19 season is little more than one week away. In our second seasonal sneak preview, Nick Preston looks at a typical winter week to discover which airports will offer the most routes and country markets, plus which one will host the most airlines.