Articles Tagged ‘Japan’

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.

Japan capacity jumps past 250 million seats in 2017; All Nippon Airways is largest carrier, Tokyo Haneda is busiest airport

Japan capacity jumps past 250 million seats in 2017; All Nippon Airways is largest carrier, Tokyo Haneda is busiest airport

There were 257.6 million seats available on domestic and international flights serving Japan in 2017, a 3.9% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston considers recent network trends in this mature Asia Pacific country market, including the top airlines, airports and destinations.


Cathay Pacific Airways cuts capacity in 2017; Taiwan tops table of destinations, Taipei Taoyuan is leading connection

Cathay Pacific Airways cuts capacity in 2017; Taiwan tops table of destinations, Taipei Taoyuan is leading connection

Cathay Pacific Airways is a well-established airline brand having been founded in the 1940s. The Asian operator offered 29.1 million seats across its network last year, down 1.8% from 2016. Nick Preston considers the Hong Kong hub carrier’s recent capacity trends, including its leading airports, country markets and routes.

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 […]

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.

Okinawa Airport is Japan’s sixth busiest with almost 20m passengers; All Nippon Airways and Tokyo Haneda top airline/airport rankings

Okinawa Airport is Japan’s sixth busiest with almost 20m passengers; All Nippon Airways and Tokyo Haneda top airline/airport rankings

Soon to be the venue for Routes Asia, Okinawa has seen traffic growth in each of the last five years. We explore the airport’s growth since 2000 and reveal the leading airlines and routes. Plus a look at route developments in 2016.

US airlines set to face more competition from Norwegian and Qatar Airways on long-haul routes; EVA Air propels Taiwan growth

US airlines set to face more competition from Norwegian and Qatar Airways on long-haul routes; EVA Air propels Taiwan growth

The three big US legacy carriers account for one-third of US international ASKs this winter. We reveal the biggest non-US carriers in the market and how fast they are growing. Plus we reveal the top 15 busiest country markets from the US by ASKs and their growth this winter.


Biggest international country pairs in W16/17 revealed; different winners when measured by seats, flights and ASKs

Biggest international country pairs in W16/17 revealed; different winners when measured by seats, flights and ASKs

We reveal the top 15 country pairs this winter by seats, flights and ASKs. The US ‘wins’ all three categories but with different partners. UK-Spain, US-China and Japan-South Korea report impressive year-on-year growth.

Japan grows international capacity by 43% since 2011; China, South Korea and Taiwan are biggest markets; ANA bigger than JAL

Japan grows international capacity by 43% since 2011; China, South Korea and Taiwan are biggest markets; ANA bigger than JAL

Japan has become more affordable in recent years so inbound tourism is booming. We reveal the rate of growth during the last decade, the leading country markets and which airlines have delivered significant growth since 2011.

Peach Aviation is #1 carrier at Osaka Kansai Airport; now operating 24 routes with a fleet of 17 A320s; serves five non-Japanese airports

Peach Aviation is #1 carrier at Osaka Kansai Airport; now operating 24 routes with a fleet of 17 A320s; serves five non-Japanese airports

Launched in March 2012 and with ANA as a major shareholder, Peach Aviation is one of Japan’s new generation of LCCs. We rank the airline’s leading airports and how it compares with other airlines at its home base.