Articles Tagged ‘Japan’

China-Japan market grows by one-third in just two years; China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Pudong Airport and Tokyo Narita Airport lead way

China-Japan market grows by one-third in just two years; China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Pudong Airport and Tokyo Narita Airport lead way

After a few years of stagnation the China-Japan market has seen capacity grow by 33% between 2013 and 2015. We reveal the leading (and fastest-growing) airlines and airports in both countries.

Fukuoka Airport reverses traffic decline thanks to LCCs such as HK Express, Jetstar Japan and Peach Aviation

Fukuoka Airport reverses traffic decline thanks to LCCs such as HK Express, Jetstar Japan and Peach Aviation

Handling an estimated 20 million passengers in 2014, Fukuoka Airport is the busiest on the Japanese island of Kyushu. We look at traffic development in the last 20 years and what new developments have led to the airport’s return to growth since 2011.

All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines combined share of Japanese domestic market falls below 75%

All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines combined share of Japanese domestic market falls below 75%

With Japan’s two largest carriers not growing their domestic capacities, other carriers now account for more than one-quarter of the market with the likes of Jetstar Japan, Peach and Vanilla Air all growing. With their 787 fleets ANA and JAL have even reported double-digit international growth in April and May this year.


Lion Air, Garuda Indonesia help Indonesia replace China as fastest-growing Asian air travel market

Lion Air, Garuda Indonesia help Indonesia replace China as fastest-growing Asian air travel market

Our annual look at capacity trends across Asia reveals several changes from a year ago. China is still doing well but several other country markets are outperforming it this summer, notably Indonesia. Jakarta is growing ten times faster than Beijing, while Bangkok’s main airport loses traffic to its predecessor.

South Korean carriers dominate the market from Seoul Incheon to Japan; ANA withdraws from the market

South Korean carriers dominate the market from Seoul Incheon to Japan; ANA withdraws from the market

As Jin Air increases its offering from Seoul Incheon to Japan this week with the launch of services to Nagasaki, anna.aero examines the latest changes in the market.

Skymark Airlines launches three routes this week; plans long-haul expansion

Skymark Airlines launches three routes this week; plans long-haul expansion

With an extensive domestic network and its main operations centered on Tokyo Haneda, Skymark Airlines is now readying itself for the shift towards premium and long-haul services.


Japan-US air services grow by 5%

Japan-US air services grow by 5%

We delve into whether capacity between two of the world’s economic powerhouses is increasing as a result of improved access to Tokyo Haneda, as well as in the introduction of the 787-8, which is capable of opening up thin, long-haul routes never considered before its introduction.

Japanese domestic air travel market growing again thanks to emergence of AirAsia Japan, Jetstar Japan and Peach

Japanese domestic air travel market growing again thanks to emergence of AirAsia Japan, Jetstar Japan and Peach

Japan’s two biggest carriers, ANA and Japan Airlines, reported a combined growth of almost 6% in their domestic traffic in 2012. But compared with 2010 demand is still down 7%. However, the new breed of local LCCs has resulted in domestic capacity being almost 8% up in April.

Peach, AirAsia Japan and Jetstar Japan already have 3.6% of Japan’s domestic capacity

Peach, AirAsia Japan and Jetstar Japan already have 3.6% of Japan’s domestic capacity

Japan’s domestic market is being shaken up gradually by the growth of three locally-based LCCs supported by ANA and JAL. But which of the three has grabbed the biggest share of the domestic market to date, and which other Japanese carriers have added capacity this winter compared with last year?


Revitalised JAL using 787s to launch new flights to North America (Boston and San Diego) and Europe (Helsinki)

Revitalised JAL using 787s to launch new flights to North America (Boston and San Diego) and Europe (Helsinki)

oneworld member Japan Airlines has seen annual passenger numbers decline by almost 40% in just six years, but is now entering a new phase following emergence from bankruptcy. What have been the airline’s biggest network changes and which new routes will its 787s be launching soon?

ANA and JAL still losing domestic passengers; three new local LCCs promise to stimulate demand

ANA and JAL still losing domestic passengers; three new local LCCs promise to stimulate demand

It has been a year since we last looked closely at the Japanese market. How is domestic traffic faring compared with the pre-earthquake/tsunami demand levels, and what are load factors like so far this year for ANA and JAL. What share of the domestic market do ANA and JAL currently have, and why is that […]

Jetstar Japan joins the new breed of Japanese low cost carriers (three in 2012!)

Jetstar Japan joins the new breed of Japanese low cost carriers (three in 2012!)

This week Jetstar Japan became the latest new LCC to launch operations in the Japanese market. By the end of the year the market will have welcomed three new LCCs during 2012. How do their network strategies compare and how quickly do they plan to grow?