Articles Tagged ‘MAA’

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.

Vistara adds Chennai to its network

Vistara adds Chennai to its network

Vistara begins daily services from Delhi to Chennai.


Capacity between India and Sri Lanka grew 17% last year; Chennai and Bengaluru are the fastest-growing links as IndiGo enters the market

Capacity between India and Sri Lanka grew 17% last year; Chennai and Bengaluru are the fastest-growing links as IndiGo enters the market

More than 2.93 million seats were flown between India and Sri Lanka in 2017, up from 2.50 million the year before. With tourist numbers between the nations growing at an average rate of 8.3% over the past decade, Jonathan Ford investigates what routes have grown the most and who the key airline players are. 

IndiGo sets its sights on Sri Lanka

IndiGo sets its sights on Sri Lanka

IndiGo enters the Sri Lankan market, beginning daily links from Bengaluru and Chennai to Colombo.

Guwahati Airport experiences rapid growth, doubts over it continuing; IndiGo #1 carrier

Guwahati Airport experiences rapid growth, doubts over it continuing; IndiGo #1 carrier

Guwahati in Assam was India’s 14th largest airport in 2016, handling around 3.5 million passengers and making it equivalent in size to Nuremberg in Europe or Richmond in the US. However, an analysis of the airport’s 2017 traffic figures so far shows it has leaped ahead of its nearest rivals. We take a closer gander […]


IndiGo serves up seven new routes

IndiGo serves up seven new routes

IndiGo launches collection of new connections including three domestic links.

Vote for your favourite Fire Truck Water Arch ‒ W17/18 Part I

Vote for your favourite Fire Truck Water Arch ‒ W17/18 Part I

There can be no greater addition to your airport fire station walls than an anna.aero Arch of Triumph certificate. Even better than that is knowing that the public helped you win ‒ yes its Part I of the W17/18 Fire Truck Water Arch vote. You get to decide the best of the 20 entries from […]

Jet Airways adds three new international links in one day

Jet Airways adds three new international links in one day

Jet Airways launches three new routes on 29 October, from India to Amsterdam, Paris and Riyadh.


IndiGo doubles its Doha route offering

IndiGo doubles its Doha route offering

IndiGo now links Chennai and Kozhikode daily to the Qatari capital – already serves Delhi and Mumbai. 

1.4m searches (!!) make London to Kochi "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" – our biggest-ever potential route

1.4m searches (!!) make London to Kochi “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” – our biggest-ever potential route

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software shows that in the last year a mind-blowing 1.4m potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between London and Kochi ‒ but the route is unserved!? Will it be BA or Air India that jumps onto our biggest potential route so far.

India now #5 country for air travel; passes Germany for airport traffic with over 250m passengers in 2016; IndiGo's 40% domestic share

India now #5 country for air travel; passes Germany for airport traffic with over 250m passengers in 2016; IndiGo’s 40% domestic share

India’s airports welcomed over 40 million extra passengers in 2016, representing growth of 20% compared with 2015. We look at the leading airports, compare international and domestic growth and reveal the market shares of the leading domestic airlines.