Articles Tagged ‘India’

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.

Singapore Airlines sees steady growth; Jakarta is largest link, Australia is biggest international market

Singapore Airlines sees steady growth; Jakarta is largest link, Australia is biggest international market

Singapore Airlines is one of the most established carriers in the Asia Pacific. In 2017, it carried 19.45 million passengers across its network, an increase of 2.9% compared to 2016. Nick Preston examines the airline’s network trends over the past 10 years, including its largest routes and country markets.

flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai provided more than 15 million seats across its network in 2017, representing a marginal 2.0% reduction compared to the previous year. The Middle Eastern LCC has enjoyed a rapid rise since commencing services in 2009. Nick Preston examines the carrier’s development, including its fleet and network trends.


Capacity between India and Sri Lanka grew 17% last year; Chennai and Bengaluru are the fastest-growing links as IndiGo enters the market

Capacity between India and Sri Lanka grew 17% last year; Chennai and Bengaluru are the fastest-growing links as IndiGo enters the market

More than 2.93 million seats were flown between India and Sri Lanka in 2017, up from 2.50 million the year before. With tourist numbers between the nations growing at an average rate of 8.3% over the past decade, Jonathan Ford investigates what routes have grown the most and who the key airline players are. 

Mumbai Airport capacity grows for fifth straight year; Jet Airways is largest carrier, international expansion leads the way in 2017

Mumbai Airport capacity grows for fifth straight year; Jet Airways is largest carrier, international expansion leads the way in 2017

More than 29.75 million seats will be available on departing flights from India’s Mumbai Airport in 2017, 3.3% up on the previous year. We take a look at air service developments at the airport over the past 10 years including growth rates in domestic and international services, and the largest and fastest growing airlines and […]

The US and China have largest domestic networks in 2017, but Australia offers more seats per capita and Middle East markets are growing fast

The US and China have largest domestic networks in 2017, but Australia offers more seats per capita and Middle East markets are growing fast

Global domestic capacity grew by 7% from 2016 to 2017 with more than 6.2 billion seats on sale this year. While the US remains the largest domestic market, it is being outgrown by other developing networks. anna.aero has trawled through the schedules to reveal the largest domestic markets, and which are growing at the fastest […]


India catching UK for air traffic; IndiGo now more than twice as big as Jet Airways domestically; Air India growing its long-haul network

India catching UK for air traffic; IndiGo now more than twice as big as Jet Airways domestically; Air India growing its long-haul network

India continues to witness impressive air traffic growth. Domestic demand is up over 15% in the first five months of this year, while international is up over 8%. We reveal developments in the market share of the local carriers and the top 10 carriers for international capacity in S17.

Europe-Asia long-haul capacity up 6% this year; UK and China lead way for most seats as Aeroflot overtakes Lufthansa as #1 airline

Europe-Asia long-haul capacity up 6% this year; UK and China lead way for most seats as Aeroflot overtakes Lufthansa as #1 airline

We take a closer look at capacity changes on long-haul routes between Europe and Asia since the beginning of 2014. Plus we reveal the top 15 airlines and leading countries at each end of the market and how fast they are growing (or not). 

China dominates Asian growth in Q2; fastest-growing major country market but Jakarta fends off Kunming for fastest-growing airport

China dominates Asian growth in Q2; fastest-growing major country market but Jakarta fends off Kunming for fastest-growing airport

With Routes Asia taking place next week and the start of the summer season less than two weeks away, we decided to take a look at Asian developments in 2017 Q2 compared with 2016 Q2. We look at the top country markets for growth, biggest airlines and fastest-growing airports.


India now #5 country for air travel; passes Germany for airport traffic with over 250m passengers in 2016; IndiGo's 40% domestic share

India now #5 country for air travel; passes Germany for airport traffic with over 250m passengers in 2016; IndiGo’s 40% domestic share

India’s airports welcomed over 40 million extra passengers in 2016, representing growth of 20% compared with 2015. We look at the leading airports, compare international and domestic growth and reveal the market shares of the leading domestic airlines.

Vistara sets new records in December; over 300,000 passengers, 85% load factor and 3.2% of India’s domestic market

Vistara sets new records in December; over 300,000 passengers, 85% load factor and 3.2% of India’s domestic market

The joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines is gradually making its presence felt in the Indian market. We reveal its monthly passengers and load factors since launch and what share of the domestic market it has at the airports it serves. We also identify the biggest Indian airports the carrier does not currently […]

Indian domestic market growing at 20% in 2016; IndiGo celebrates 10th anniversary and reaches 111 aircraft; Air Pegasus grounded

Indian domestic market growing at 20% in 2016; IndiGo celebrates 10th anniversary and reaches 111 aircraft; Air Pegasus grounded

Domestic air travel demand in India is growing fast. We reveal the latest market share trends among Indian carriers and also reveal which are the fastest-growing airports for international traffic.