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Articles Tagged ‘India’

Chennai Airport (#3 in India) passes 12 million mark; growing at 12% in 2011 as new domestic terminal takes shape

Chennai Airport (#3 in India) passes 12 million mark; growing at 12% in 2011 as new domestic terminal takes shape

The Chennai Super Kings may rule the IPL but how have passenger numbers developed at its airport since 2000? Which are the leading airlines and which foreign carriers offer services at the airport? Just how competitive is the domestic market and which are the leading international destinations?

India’s aviation market (now the size of France) revs up for further growth; first F1 race in Delhi later this year

India’s aviation market (now the size of France) revs up for further growth; first F1 race in Delhi later this year

India’s airports handled over 140 million passengers in the last 12 months, but which are growing fastest? How competitive is the domestic market and what share of international capacity is provided by Indian carriers? And when will India’s airlines finally join global alliances?

China dominates Asian domestic markets; China - Hong Kong - Taiwan triangle reporting impressive growth

China dominates Asian domestic markets; China – Hong Kong – Taiwan triangle reporting impressive growth

While the European and North American air travel markets are showing signs of maturity, air travel is still booming in Asia. How big are the leading domestic markets and how fast are they growing? Which are the leading international markets in the region, how fast are they growing (or not) and what role is politics […]


Indian domestic traffic up 21% in Q1 2011; Kingfisher and IndiGo neck-and-neck with almost 20% each of market

Indian domestic traffic up 21% in Q1 2011; Kingfisher and IndiGo neck-and-neck with almost 20% each of market

India’s domestic market growth shows no signs of slowing down, being up over 20% in the first quarter of 2011. But how are passenger numbers split between the seven domestic airlines? What is happening to international growth and which airline will soon be adding its 12th Indian destination?

Indian market regains its swagger; Jet Airways, Kingfisher, Indian Airlines and IndiGo all fighting to be domestic #1

Indian market regains its swagger; Jet Airways, Kingfisher, Indian Airlines and IndiGo all fighting to be domestic #1

How did Indian airports and Indian airlines fare in 2010? Which carriers gained and lost market share? How many Western European destinations are served non-stop (and by which carriers) and which serves the highest number of Indian airports?

IndiGo aiming to be #1 in Indian domestic market; latest Airbus order could grow fleet to 250 aircraft by 2025

IndiGo aiming to be #1 in Indian domestic market; latest Airbus order could grow fleet to 250 aircraft by 2025

So what do you do while you’re waiting for Airbus to deliver 100 aircraft you ordered back in 2005? Answer? Order 180 more! Yes, India’s IndiGo is not lacking in ambition and it’s now #3 in the Indian domestic market. How quickly has its network been growing and which are its top 12 routes?


BRICs and MORTAR: Building for growth in air transport

BRICs and MORTAR: Building for growth in air transport

You’ve heard of the BRIC nations and their burgeoning economies, but we’ve found some more booming air transport markets and come up with the acronym MORTAR. Can you guess which countries are involved? What do they have in common? Air traffic growth of over 15% in 2010, that’s what.

Indian domestic air traffic still growing at more than 10%; Dubai the dominant destination for Middle East traffic

Indian domestic air traffic still growing at more than 10%; Dubai the dominant destination for Middle East traffic

The Indian market is still showing signs of healthy growth. What’s happening to the market share of the now seven main carriers active in the market? We take a closer look at capacity on routes to the Middle East to see what share Indian carriers have?

SpiceJet turns five; carrying six million passengers per year; adding international routes to Colombo and Kathmandu

SpiceJet turns five; carrying six million passengers per year; adding international routes to Colombo and Kathmandu

SpiceJet is heading off abroad next month, but which are its busiest airports in India? How many airports does it serve and which are its busiest routes? How much competition will it face on its new international services?


Delhi now #1 airport in India; Mumbai route served by nine carriers; Kingfisher adds competition on international routes

Delhi now #1 airport in India; Mumbai route served by nine carriers; Kingfisher adds competition on international routes

Delhi’s traffic has trebled in nine years to over 25 million passengers. It now has a fantastic new terminal, but which are the biggest carriers at the airport? And just how competitive are some of the airport’s routes?

Indian domestic market up over 20% in 2010 Q2; Qatar Airways latest airline to expand international services

Indian domestic market up over 20% in 2010 Q2; Qatar Airways latest airline to expand international services

Air travel in India has been growing by more than 20% all year. Which airlines have gained (and lost) market share so far this year and which carrier has grown its international presence by 30% since April?

Air Arabia now serves 44 destinations in 22 countries from Sharjah, including 13 in India and Athens in Europe

Air Arabia now serves 44 destinations in 22 countries from Sharjah, including 13 in India and Athens in Europe

Air Arabia may be creating new bases in Morocco, Egypt and Jordan but what’s happening at its home base? How many new routes has it started this year and what frequencies does it operate on each route?