Articles Tagged ‘Japan’

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?

Japan's domestic air travel market recovering slowly; demand still around 10% below pre-earthquake levels

Japan’s domestic air travel market recovering slowly; demand still around 10% below pre-earthquake levels

Latest figures from ANA and JAL help paint a clearer picture of how March’s earthquake and repercussions have impacted air travel demand within, as well as to and from Japan. How close is ANA to overtaking JAL on international routes and which new routes has it already started this year?

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 […]


30 Second Interview: Aya Isogai, Skymark Airlines Corporate Planning Division, talks about the A380s

30 Second Interview: Aya Isogai, Skymark Airlines Corporate Planning Division, talks about the A380s

In the first of a series of interviews which take only 30 seconds to read (and about that long to write) anna.aero talks to Aya Isogai, Skymark Airlines’ Corporate Planning Division, about “our company’s dream” for the four new A380s.

Tokyo Haneda’s new runway and terminal welcome more international services; almost 50 domestic routes served

Tokyo Haneda’s new runway and terminal welcome more international services; almost 50 domestic routes served

Tokyo’s “old” airport at Haneda is now allowing international flights after completion of a new runway and terminal. But which are the leading domestic routes and who apart from JAL and ANA is operating them?

International traffic to Japan down 16% from 2007 levels; but airlines queuing up to access Tokyo Haneda this winter

International traffic to Japan down 16% from 2007 levels; but airlines queuing up to access Tokyo Haneda this winter

Air travel demand in Japan is still a long way short of returning to the levels seen prior to the start of the economic downturn in 2008. How have ANA and JAL been performing internationally this year and how many carriers will be starting new services to Tokyo Haneda at the start of the winter […]


Asiana growing in China and Japan; five US routes account for one-third of all ASKs

Asiana growing in China and Japan; five US routes account for one-third of all ASKs

Korea’s other big carrier recently won the Skytrax Airline of the Year award. So service is good, but where does it fly to? And which routes has it added in recent years? And what has it done with some of its domestic routes? What competition does it face in the key US market?

British Airways adds Tokyo Haneda, Buenos Aires now non-stop; Alitalia and Air France also adding long-haul routes

British Airways adds Tokyo Haneda, Buenos Aires now non-stop; Alitalia and Air France also adding long-haul routes

It seems that Europe’s flag carriers have suddenly (re-)discovered South America but what other new long-haul destinations have they recently announced and who will they be competing with?

Top 30 Asian airports offering 7% more capacity than a year ago; Beijing passes Tokyo Haneda; Jakarta growing fastest

Top 30 Asian airports offering 7% more capacity than a year ago; Beijing passes Tokyo Haneda; Jakarta growing fastest

You want proof that the Asian economies are doing well? Then take a look at airport capacity stats for the leading airports in the region. Only two of the top 25 airports are not growing again.


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.

Japanese airline traffic down 14% in 2009 Q4 versus 2007; ANA benefits from JAL’s woes on international routes

Japanese airline traffic down 14% in 2009 Q4 versus 2007; ANA benefits from JAL’s woes on international routes

The air transport media has spent a lot of time analysing and debating JAL’s problems, but what impact has there been on air travel demand in the last quarter of 2009? Will traffic start to pick up in 2010? What are the early signs?

Skymark #3 in Japanese domestic market; new routes focus on developing Kobe as hub

Skymark #3 in Japanese domestic market; new routes focus on developing Kobe as hubANA and JAL may control 95% of the Japanese domestic market but independent low-cost carrier Skymark plans to grow this year after carrying three million passengers in 2008. Which new routes will it be starting and why?