Articles Tagged ‘Malaysia’

China dominates Asian growth in Q2; fastest-growing major country market but Jakarta fends off Kunming for fastest-growing airport

China dominates Asian growth in Q2; fastest-growing major country market but Jakarta fends off Kunming for fastest-growing airport

With Routes Asia taking place next week and the start of the summer season less than two weeks away, we decided to take a look at Asian developments in 2017 Q2 compared with 2016 Q2. We look at the top country markets for growth, biggest airlines and fastest-growing airports.

AirAsia X grows passenger numbers by 30% in 2016; now serves 11 countries from Kuala Lumpur base with 22 aircraft; US access granted

AirAsia X grows passenger numbers by 30% in 2016; now serves 11 countries from Kuala Lumpur base with 22 aircraft; US access granted

AirAsia X has been a pioneer in the low-cost long-haul (LCLH) market and celebrates its 10th anniversary in November. We look at the airline’s recent rapid growth, fleet plans and biggest country markets, as well as taking a closer look at all the routes that have failed to deliver.

Global seat capacity up 7.3% in 2016 Q1; China and Ryanair see biggest increase in seats compared with 2015 Q1

Global seat capacity up 7.3% in 2016 Q1; China and Ryanair see biggest increase in seats compared with 2015 Q1

We reveal which are the leading airlines and country markets in the first quarter of 2016 and by how much they are growing (or shrinking). Plus a look at which airlines and countries are seeing the biggest increase in capacity.


AirAsia X put Europe routes off agenda with A330neo order; drops 10 of 29 routes since 2007 launch

AirAsia X put Europe routes off agenda with A330neo order; drops 10 of 29 routes since 2007 launch

Malaysia’s long-haul, low-cost pioneer has yet to be consistently profitable, and its network churn is surprisingly high. We reveal in which years the airline launched (and dropped) most routes, and what competition it faces. Plus a look at the airline’s key operating and financial statistics since 2010.

Seat capacity in Malaysia +14.3% in 2013; AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines compete for #1 position

Seat capacity in Malaysia +14.3% in 2013; AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines compete for #1 position

The AirAsia Group might be facing mixed fortunes in other markets, but in Malaysia it has grown to represent a major threat to the country’s national carrier Malaysia Airlines. But as the two carriers compete for market dominance, other players loom on the horizon, including the Lion Air-backed Malindo Air.

Malindo Air prepares for launch from Kuala Lumpur

Malindo Air prepares for launch from Kuala Lumpur

If Malaysia’s AirAsia can operate a joint venture in Indonesia, then Indonesia’s Lion Air can operate a joint venture in Malaysia. Malindo Air has announced its first two routes and will operate at a service level between AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines with 737-900ERs.


Malaysia Airlines welcomes A380s, oneworld membership and return to profitability as competition intensifies

Malaysia Airlines welcomes A380s, oneworld membership and return to profitability as competition intensifies

Competing against AirAsia obviously isn’t easy, but after a difficult period, Malaysia Airlines is gradually getting itself back on track, thanks to new aircraft, capacity and route cuts and lower costs. Air France, Malindo Air and Turkish Airlines are all set to make things even more challenging in the coming months.

US market underserved from Malaysia; MAS’ oneworld membership raises hopes for BA and Qantas

US market underserved from Malaysia; MAS’ oneworld membership raises hopes for BA and Qantas

Malaysia’s air transport market is facing changes with the partnership between the country’s two main airlines; Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia. How are the country’s regional airports attracting new services compared with Kuala Lumpur? And which are the main network gaps to fill? anna.aero spoke to Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad, Managing Director and CEO of Malaysia […]

Malaysia’s Firefly adds 11 new routes in 2011, mostly with 737s; may soon revert back to pure turboprop airline

Malaysia’s Firefly adds 11 new routes in 2011, mostly with 737s; may soon revert back to pure turboprop airline

Malaysia’s airlines are evolving and Firefly’s rapid growth looks set to end soon, as owner Malaysia Airlines looks to define new roles for its subsidiaries. How has Firefly evolved and what niche has it been able to take advantage of? Which are the airlines busiest routes and what competition does it face?


Where will AirAsia fly with all its future Airbus deliveries?

Where will AirAsia fly with all its future Airbus deliveries?

So Airbus and AirAsia won the who-can-announce-the-biggest-order contest at the recent Paris Air Show, but what is it likely to do with the aircraft? We look at the airline’s market penetration across Asian countries and reveal at which airports the airline has the biggest presence.

Guangzhou #2 airport in China; China Southern serves over 90 destinations non-stop; Auckland starts in April

Guangzhou #2 airport in China; China Southern serves over 90 destinations non-stop; Auckland starts in April

China’s second busiest airport handled just over 40 million passengers last year. But what is the split between domestic and international routes? How dominant is China Southern? And which are the leading country markets? Which US carrier is coming soon?

AirAsia's growth boosts Malaysia's airports; Firefly gets 737s; still no US flights from Kuala Lumpur

AirAsia’s growth boosts Malaysia’s airports; Firefly gets 737s; still no US flights from Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s airports handled more than 50 million passengers in 2009 and continued to grow in 2010. Which new destinations have been added from Kuala Lumpur in 2010 and what’s new for 2011? Which country market has slipped two places in the rankings since 2008?