Articles Tagged ‘IXM’

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.

Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai is India’s fourth busiest facility, but since late 2017 the airport’s monthly passenger numbers have been usurped by a faster growing competitor. Marc Watkins reviews the airport’s recent traffic figures, its seasonality profile, as well as its biggest routes and carriers, including newcomer Vistara.

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. 


Air India Express begins its fourth route to Singapore

Air India Express begins its fourth route to Singapore

Air India Express links Madurai to Singapore with four weekly flights. 

SpiceJet makes Dubai its second international route from Madurai

SpiceJet makes Dubai its second international route from Madurai

SpiceJet launches daily flights from Madurai to Dubai using 737-800s – second international route from Madurai after Colombo.

Mihin Lanka starts its seventh international destination from Colombo

Mihin Lanka starts its seventh international destination from Colombo

Mihin Lanka launches new route from Colombo to Madurai in southern India.


SpiceJet launches Colombo flights from Madurai

SpiceJet launches Colombo flights from Madurai

SpiceJet, the Indian low-cost airline, now flies to Colombo in Sri Lanka from Madurai in southern India.

SpiceJet launches new regional routes with Q400 fleet

SpiceJet launches new regional routes with Q400 fleet

SpiceJet, the Indian low-cost carrier, now flies five new regional, domestic routes with Q400 aircraft.

New routes launched during the last two weeks<br/> (Tuesday 14 - Monday 27 September):

New routes launched during the last two weeks
(Tuesday 14 – Monday 27 September):

Since we have been reporting from Vancouver, two weeks have passed since we last analysed new routes. This week, we therefore have a comprehensive report to offer. 39 new routes have been launched, eight of which are Mexican domestic routes, filling the void after Mexicana. Read about the new routes started by airlines ranging from […]