Articles Tagged ‘India’

Kolkata Airport: New terminal opens this week; Domestic capacity shrinks

Kolkata Airport: New terminal opens this week; Domestic capacity shrinks

India’s fifth busiest facility, Kolkata Airport has grown at an average rate of 12% since 2006, powered largely by the growth of the domestic segment. But with international capacity up 45% this April, it is rapidly becoming the next driver of growth.

Sri Lanka: Booming traffic to India; new arrival – Turkish Airlines

Sri Lanka: Booming traffic to India; new arrival – Turkish Airlines

Five million passengers travel in Sri Lanka every year providing for an attractive market. Turkish Airlines is the latest global carrier to set up shop on the island, but a new domestic operator is scheduled to launch soon, too.

Jet Airways grows almost 50% in two years; traffic dips in July as alliance membership issues remain unresolved

Jet Airways grows almost 50% in two years; traffic dips in July as alliance membership issues remain unresolved

India’s Jet Airways made a loss last year but grew by almost 20%. What has happened to the airline’s domestic market share and how extensive is the airline’s international network? Which international routes have been launched (and dropped) in 2012?


India's airports report first drop in international traffic since March 2009; Kingfisher's domestic share just 3% in August

India’s airports report first drop in international traffic since March 2009; Kingfisher’s domestic share just 3% in August

India’s airports saw passenger numbers fall by 6.3% in July, but which airline has been growing its domestic market share most this year? Which airports have seen the biggest changes in international traffic, and which carriers have the highest domestic load factors?

SpiceJet gains Indian market share thanks to acquisition of Q400s; now operating 100 routes with almost 50 aircraft

SpiceJet gains Indian market share thanks to acquisition of Q400s; now operating 100 routes with almost 50 aircraft

SpiceJet has seen its share of the Indian domestic market grow from 14% to 18% in the last year, thanks to the deployment of a dozen new Q400 turboprops serving Tier II and Tier III cities. Which are the airline’s busiest airports and which have seen the biggest growth in the last two years?

Capacity at China's airports growing by 15% this summer, rest of Asia by less than 3% as India struggles

Capacity at China’s airports growing by 15% this summer, rest of Asia by less than 3% as India struggles

Asia is still a growing aviation market driven by China’s on-going development. But which are the fastest-growing major airlines, major airports and country markets based on scheduled seat capacity? We have some definitive graphs that you will want for your next Asian-themed aviation presentation.


Kingfisher's share of Indian market falls to just 5.4% in April; Delhi airport traffic up almost 20% to almost 36 million

Kingfisher’s share of Indian market falls to just 5.4% in April; Delhi airport traffic up almost 20% to almost 36 million

Kingfisher’s domestic decline continued once more in April with the once market-leading airline now having just over 5% of the domestic market. Which are the top 15 airports in India in the last 12 months and which European country has a similar sized aviation market?

GoAir now India's fifth biggest domestic airline; Chennai becomes 22nd airport served with airline's 12 A320s

GoAir now India’s fifth biggest domestic airline; Chennai becomes 22nd airport served with airline’s 12 A320s

GoAir is India’s relatively low-profile LCC. Despite operating for well over six years it has not succumbed to temptation to launch international flights. So which are its main bases and how have passenger numbers and load factor developed in recent years? And what share of the domestic market does it now have?

Kingfisher goes from first to last in Indian market in just seven months; Jet Airways, IndiGo and Spicejet benefit

Kingfisher goes from first to last in Indian market in just seven months; Jet Airways, IndiGo and Spicejet benefit

Latest statistics from India confirm that Kingfisher is now the smallest of the country’s seven airlines operating domestically. But which carriers have gained most from Kingfisher’s downsizing? And which carriers have the best and worst load factors this year? Which airports are driving the growth in international traffic?


Kingfisher Airlines abandons UK market; Virgin Atlantic announces plans to resume Mumbai flights in October

Kingfisher Airlines abandons UK market; Virgin Atlantic announces plans to resume Mumbai flights in October

The UK – India market is currently going through some changes. Kingfisher’s on-going troubles mean that it is axing its long-haul flights to the UK while Virgin Atlantic is returning to Delhi with twin-engined aircraft later this year. But how have passenger numbers evolved during the last decade, and which routes are now a British […]

Kingfisher's share of Indian domestic market falling fast; SpiceJet share reaches record 16.1% thanks to Q400s

Kingfisher’s share of Indian domestic market falling fast; SpiceJet share reaches record 16.1% thanks to Q400s

The Indian aviation is currently the opposite of the US. Impressive growth in demand but woeful financial performance. But which airlines have gained (and lost) most market share of demand between August and October? Who has the highest (and lowest) load factors and punctuality? Which airports are seeing international traffic grow fastest?

Indian domestic traffic up 15% in Q2 2011; IndiGo launches first international flights to Dubai and Bangkok

Indian domestic traffic up 15% in Q2 2011; IndiGo launches first international flights to Dubai and Bangkok

Demand for domestic air travel in India continues to grow at an impressive rate but which airlines have been gaining (and losing) market share in recent months? Which reported the highest (and lowest) load factors in June, and which two carriers reported zero flight cancellations?