Articles Tagged ‘KIX’

Kansai International Airport benefits from LCC expansion from Peach Aviation and Jetstar Japan

Kansai International Airport benefits from LCC expansion from Peach Aviation and Jetstar Japan

Having just celebrated its 20th anniversary, Osaka’s Kansai International Airport has seen an upturn in its fortunes since local LCCs emerged. We examine the traffic growth, leading airlines and country markets as the airport heads for 20 million annual passengers.

Jetstar Japan adds Kumamoto to network

Jetstar Japan adds Kumamoto to network

Jetstar Japan links Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo to Kumamoto with twice-daily flights.

Juneyao Airlines now serves Osaka from Yinchuan

Juneyao Airlines now serves Osaka from Yinchuan

Juneyao Airlines links Yinchuan to Osaka Kansai via Shanghai Pudong.


Myanmar Airways International add new link to Japan

Myanmar Airways International add new link to Japan

Myanmar Airways International connects Yangon with Osaka Kansai with thrice-weekly flights.

Jetstar Japan starts second route to Oita

Jetstar Japan starts second route to Oita

Jetstar Japan now links Osaka Kansai to Oita with daily flights.

Tiger’s Taiwanese venture starts with Singapore; Bangkok, Da Nang and Chiang Mai up next

Tiger’s Taiwanese venture starts with Singapore; Bangkok, Da Nang and Chiang Mai up next

This week has seen the start of Tigerair Taiwan, Tiger Airways’ latest subsidiary, with the introduction of daily flights from Taipei to Singapore. While three new services are planned for late-October, anna.aero reveals which ‘low-hanging fruit’ routes might be next on the fledgling LCC’s network agenda.


Thai AirAsia X launches second and third routes

Thai AirAsia X launches second and third routes

Thai AirAsia X now links Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport with Osaka Kansai and Tokyo Narita using A330-300s.

Kazan and Samara airports show-off certificates for Finnair

Kazan and Samara airports show-off certificates for Finnair

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Tallinn Airport welcomes with the traditional water arch salute Japan Airlines’ first charter service from Osaka Kansai. More news from Cancun and Kaunas airports.

Air New Zealand on course to break 13.5m passengers; Singapore Airlines tie-up will see Auckland-Singapore route re-instatement

Air New Zealand on course to break 13.5m passengers; Singapore Airlines tie-up will see Auckland-Singapore route re-instatement

Having just received the last tick in the box for its strategic partnership with fellow Star Alliance carrier Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand will not only gain access to the mainline carrier’s network, but also its SilkAir subsidiary. Having also just received its first 787-9, the New Zealand flag carrier is seemingly on track for […]


Spring Airlines increases presence at Osaka Kansai with three routes

Spring Airlines increases presence at Osaka Kansai with three routes

Spring Airlines begins serving Osaka Kansai from Tianjin, Wuhan and Chongqing, using its A320s.

Domestic-only Osaka Itami returns to solid schedule growth

Domestic-only Osaka Itami returns to solid schedule growth

Located less than 50 kilometres across town, Kansai International grabs all the headlines in Osaka with its new international services – like when China’s only LCC Spring Airlines started flights from Shanghai in March. anna.aero takes a look at Osaka’s other, lesser-known airport, Itami.

Juneyao Airlines’ traffic grows by 33% in 2013; LCC subsidiary expected to be launched in August

Juneyao Airlines’ traffic grows by 33% in 2013; LCC subsidiary expected to be launched in August

Since it was launched in September 2006, Juneyao Airlines has established itself as the 13th largest operator in China (according to weekly seat capacity), with 7.1 million passengers carried last year. As the regional carrier is now serving over 50 destinations in seven countries, anna.aero investigates Juneyao’s rapid expansion and its top 16 routes for […]