Articles Tagged ‘MAA’

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.

India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

There were 80.63 million two-way seats available between India and international destinations in 2018, up 5.6% on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at key trends in India’s international connections, including the strongest growing airlines, country markets and individual destinations.

IndiGo adds Abu Dhabi and Kuwait City to its network

IndiGo adds Abu Dhabi and Kuwait City to its network

IndiGo initially links Kochi with Abu Dhabi and Chennai with Kuwait City – also adds Surat from Chennai.


Booming Bengaluru sees traffic treble in just 10 years; domestic links lead the way; IndiGo biggest carrier

Booming Bengaluru sees traffic treble in just 10 years; domestic links lead the way; IndiGo biggest carrier

Bengaluru Airport played host to 26.91 million passengers in FY17/18, which is 17.6% more than in the previous 12-month period. It has now enjoyed consecutive increases in traffic over the past five financial years. Nick Preston looks at the airport’s network developments, including its leading routes and airlines.

Kolkata traffic leaps by 26% during FY17/18; LCCs are driving growth, Bangladesh is leading international market in S18

Kolkata traffic leaps by 26% during FY17/18; LCCs are driving growth, Bangladesh is leading international market in S18

Kolkata Airport handled 19.89 million passengers during the financial year FY17/18, 26% more than in the previous 12 months. Its average year-on-year traffic growth over the past two financial years is 25%. Nick Preston examines key traffic trends at this rapidly rising Indian airport, including its top airlines and routes.

IndiGo goes from strength to strength at Delhi; LCC accounts for more than one quarter of airport's capacity, 36 routes flown in S18

IndiGo goes from strength to strength at Delhi; LCC accounts for more than one quarter of airport’s capacity, 36 routes flown in S18

IndiGo offered 19.86 million two-way seats on flights serving Delhi in 2017, 5.5% up on the previous year. India’s biggest airline has grown by 636% at the country’s busiest airport since 2008. Nick Preston takes a look at its Delhi operation including its capacity trends and leading domestic and international routes.


IndiGo connects India with two new routes

IndiGo connects India with two new routes

IndiGo launches services from Chennai to Kozhicode and Tuticorin.

India traffic growth shows no signs of slowdown; domestic demand outpacing international links, IndiGo is biggest carrier

India traffic growth shows no signs of slowdown; domestic demand outpacing international links, IndiGo is biggest carrier

India’s airports handled more than 308 million passengers during the financial year 2017/18, 17% up on the previous 12 months. Nick Preston takes a look at this fast growing market, including its recent international and domestic traffic trends, leading airlines, airports and routes. 

IndiGo adds Hubli to growing network

IndiGo adds Hubli to growing network

IndiGo introduces five domestic connections to Hubli.


Thiruvananthapuram Airport expects modest growth in 2018; IndiGo maintains #1 carrier status

Thiruvananthapuram Airport expects modest growth in 2018; IndiGo maintains #1 carrier status

Thiruvananthapuram Airport has slipped down the Indian airport rankings, as other facilities have grown quicker than the South India gateway. Marc Watkins investigates the airport’s traffic profile and seasonality, as well as its biggest carriers and country markets.

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.

Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport’s recent growth trajectory has faltered as a result of flying restrictions imposed by its Middle Eastern neighbours. However, its not all bad news, as other carriers, like India’s LCC IndiGo, have rushed in to fill the capacity void left by others – Marc Watkins gets all cuddly with the data.