Articles Tagged ‘SHA’

Spring Airlines now flies between Beijing and Shanghai Hongqiao

Spring Airlines now flies between Beijing and Shanghai Hongqiao

Spring Airlines now flies the trunk route between Beijing Capital Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao Airport.

China’s airports handled 564 million passengers in 2010

China’s airports handled 564 million passengers in 2010

The world’s second biggest air travel market grew by a phenomenal 16% last year. But how fast did China’s leading airports grow and which are their nearest European equivalents? How fast are the leading airports growing this summer and which airport is actually likely to see fewer passengers and why? Who is planning new international […]

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

Ahead of Christmas, we have seen 83 new routes launch! You might have thought that route launch celebrations would be more low-key as Christmas celebrations take over, but we dare almost say it has been the contrary. We have fantastic photos from route launches all across the world!


New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

Download the spreadsheet with this week’s 250 new routes and see our fantastic photo coverage of launch celebrations all across the world. Ribbons have been cut in masses, lakes have been emptied for fire brigades to salute the arriving aircraft and the world’s master bakers have worked day and night to bake an amazing selection […]

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 28 September - Monday 4 October):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 28 September – Monday 4 October):

The last week has seen the launch of 35 new routes, of which eight were filling the void in the Mexican market after Mexicana’s demise. Plenty of cakes were baked to celebrate, but which airline opened a new base at a capital city airport? Which airline has changed its name just after launching two new […]

New routes launched during the last two weeks<br/> (Tuesday 14 - Monday 27 September):

New routes launched during the last two weeks
(Tuesday 14 – Monday 27 September):

Since we have been reporting from Vancouver, two weeks have passed since we last analysed new routes. This week, we therefore have a comprehensive report to offer. 39 new routes have been launched, eight of which are Mexican domestic routes, filling the void after Mexicana. Read about the new routes started by airlines ranging from […]


China's airlines report 18% growth in traffic in 2010; Beijing airport welcomes 20 new services from 12 airlines since May

China’s airlines report 18% growth in traffic in 2010; Beijing airport welcomes 20 new services from 12 airlines since May

China’s air travel boom shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. But how do traffic levels compare with three years ago? Which carriers have been adding routes in Beijing during the last five months?

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 7 - Monday 13 September):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 7 – Monday 13 September):

The world has seen the launch of 19 new routes in the last week, eight of which are US domestic services. The remaining countries that have seen new routes are Australia, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and the UK. But which is the airline that launched the most new services? And which […]

Spring Airlines becomes first private-owned airline to start international service with Shanghai-Tokyo/ Ibaraki

Spring Airlines becomes first private-owned airline to start international service with Shanghai-Tokyo/ Ibaraki

Recently celebrating its fifth birthday, China’s Spring Airlines has ambitious plans to grow. We take a detailed look at the carrier’s network and compare the networks at the two big Shanghai airports.


New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 22 June - Monday 28 June):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 22 June – Monday 28 June):

This has been a busy week for route launches. Out of 75 new routes, 25 are started by Ryanair which launched its new Malaga base. Still, we have information and photos from all the remaining 50 worldwide routes, ranging from CityJet’s short hop across the English Channel to Qatar Airways new South American service.

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 15 June - Monday 21 June):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 15 June – Monday 21 June):

39 new routes were launched by 28 airlines in the last week. Although several new routes started in the Middle East, it is notable that none of them were launched by the ‘MEB3’ Gulf carriers. Launching the most new routes are Wizz Air from London Luton, Hamburg International from Cologne/Bonn and flydubai from Dubai. Read […]

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 8 June - Monday 14 June):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 8 June – Monday 14 June):

The United States dominated the world’s route launches this week, which is detailed in our top story, but a major political breakthrough for flights between Taiwan and mainland China resulted in three airlines launching the same route. The total of 65 new routes involved 60 airports in the US, followed by Germany, China, Spain, the […]