Articles Tagged ‘India’

China at the forefront of Asian air travel growth; Indonesia and Vietnam booming in 2010; Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand struggle

China at the forefront of Asian air travel growth; Indonesia and Vietnam booming in 2010; Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand struggle

Europe’s had volcano issues (and strikes), the US has had a major merger announcement but what’s happening in Asia? Which airlines and country markets are growing fastest? We have a couple of handy graphs summarising the trends.

Indian domestic market up 20% in 2010 Q1; Jet/Jet Lite still leads Kingfisher domestically; Emirates top foreign airline

Indian domestic market up 20% in 2010 Q1; Jet/Jet Lite still leads Kingfisher domestically; Emirates top foreign airline

Demand for air travel in India is booming once again. Which are the leading domestic airlines? Which are the leading airlines serving the international market? And which destinations does Lufthansa serve non-stop that BA does not?

Kingfisher consolidates in India; Nepal becomes eighth country to welcome flights as airline prepares for oneworld

Kingfisher consolidates in India; Nepal becomes eighth country to welcome flights as airline prepares for oneworld

In just under five years Kingfisher has gone from nowhere to one of India’s two leading carriers and imminent oneworld membership? How has it achieved this? How does it compare with its rivals at India’s six busiest airports?


India bounces back with spectacular 8% growth in 2009; Kingfisher and Jet share half of market

arThe Indian domestic market has bounced back to its 2007 levels while international traffic has continued to grow steadily. Which airports have been driving international growth and which carriers have been introducing new services?

Five of six airlines compete with similar fare strategies on Hyderabad-Chennai

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchSix airlines compete on the 500 km Indian domestic route, but which airline is the cheapest? Which has a fixed fare approach? And how much do the full-service airlines’ fares differ from those of the low-cost carriers?

Two-thirds of Jet Airways ASKs now operating internationally; Saudi Arabia newest territory

Article ThumbJet Airways has been operating since 1993 but only started international flights in 2004. How have domestic and international routes performed during the last two years? Which new routes are starting soon and what is Jet Airways Konnect?


Indian domestic traffic down 13% in 2009 Q1; international demand also down

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsIndian air travel demand is still adjusting to new more sustainable levels, but how many passengers have been handled in the last 12 months at the country’s airports? What market share do the local airlines have and which niche carrier has the highest load factor?

Indian domestic traffic down 18% in 2008 Q4; international demand up 8%

Article ThumbIndia’s domestic market is still witnessing a reality check with regards to capacity. However, international traffic is still growing. Which airports are leading the way and which was the busiest airport in 2008? And what market share did the carriers have in the domestic market in January?

Indian LCC GoAir attracts BA’s interest; Mumbai-Delhi route represents almost 50% of winter capacity

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisGoAir recently celebrated its third birthday but is not growing as fast as originally planned. Its network is dominated by one route (the most competitive in India!) and its fleet consists of just seven aircraft. Since the BA bid appears to have failed where does the airline’s future lie?


Kingfisher going international; fast-growing UK-India markets gets a fifth competitor

Thumb: Kingfisher Lead StoryKingfisher finally launched international services between Bangalore and London Heathrow this week, marking the start of its global ambitions. How has the UK-India market developed in recent years and which other UK airport has a non-stop service to India?

Spicejet eager to launch international routes

Spicejet eager to launch international routesIndia’s fifth largest domestic airline is growing rapidly and now operates 18 aircraft across 18 destinations. Last year it received its first 737-900s and carried around 3.5 million passengers. Delhi is the country’s busiest airport and nearly all routes are operated at least daily. International routes are on the cards as soon as the government will permit them.

Traffic doubles in four years at India’s main gateway

Traffic doubles in four years at India’s main gatewayIndia’s biggest airport and main international gateway is struggling to cope with rapid demand growth. LCCs have transformed the local market and the top three domestic routes are all served by an incredible nine different airlines. What share do Indian airlines have of the expanding international market? Which are the busiest international routes? We take a closer look.