Articles Tagged ‘South Korea’

Japan capacity jumps past 250 million seats in 2017; All Nippon Airways is largest carrier, Tokyo Haneda is busiest airport

Japan capacity jumps past 250 million seats in 2017; All Nippon Airways is largest carrier, Tokyo Haneda is busiest airport

There were 257.6 million seats available on domestic and international flights serving Japan in 2017, a 3.9% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston considers recent network trends in this mature Asia Pacific country market, including the top airlines, airports and destinations.

Cathay Pacific Airways cuts capacity in 2017; Taiwan tops table of destinations, Taipei Taoyuan is leading connection

Cathay Pacific Airways cuts capacity in 2017; Taiwan tops table of destinations, Taipei Taoyuan is leading connection

Cathay Pacific Airways is a well-established airline brand having been founded in the 1940s. The Asian operator offered 29.1 million seats across its network last year, down 1.8% from 2016. Nick Preston considers the Hong Kong hub carrier’s recent capacity trends, including its leading airports, country markets and routes.

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.


Biggest international country pairs in W16/17 revealed; different winners when measured by seats, flights and ASKs

Biggest international country pairs in W16/17 revealed; different winners when measured by seats, flights and ASKs

We reveal the top 15 country pairs this winter by seats, flights and ASKs. The US ‘wins’ all three categories but with different partners. UK-Spain, US-China and Japan-South Korea report impressive year-on-year growth.

Japan grows international capacity by 43% since 2011; China, South Korea and Taiwan are biggest markets; ANA bigger than JAL

Japan grows international capacity by 43% since 2011; China, South Korea and Taiwan are biggest markets; ANA bigger than JAL

Japan has become more affordable in recent years so inbound tourism is booming. We reveal the rate of growth during the last decade, the leading country markets and which airlines have delivered significant growth since 2011.

Seoul Gimpo Airport recovers from MERS outbreak in South Korea; passengers up 7% in first nine months as 23-million mark targeted

Seoul Gimpo Airport recovers from MERS outbreak in South Korea; passengers up 7% in first nine months as 23-million mark targeted

Seoul Gimpo Airport has long been usurped by Seoul Incheon Airport as South Korea’s busiest, but it still plays a significant role. We look at recent growth at the airport, its seasonality, leading airlines and leading routes.


Asiana Airlines competes head-to-head with Korean Air on almost 50 routes; Rome is newest route with Astana to launch on 8 August

Asiana Airlines competes head-to-head with Korean Air on almost 50 routes; Rome is newest route with Astana to launch on 8 August

Star Alliance carrier Asiana Airlines faces tough competition from its main Seoul Incheon base. We reveal the airline’s biggest routes as measured by ASKs, where it flies its A380s and what it’s doing in the domestic market.

Gimhae International Airport in Busan passes 10-million mark in 2014

Gimhae International Airport in Busan passes 10-million mark in 2014

South Korea’s fourth busiest airport passed the 10 million passenger mark in 2014 and has grown by 12% in 2015 Q1. We reveal how demand has developed since 2000 and which are the airport’s leading airlines and routes.

Jeju Airport passes 20 million mark as Chinese market grows

Jeju Airport passes 20 million mark as Chinese market grows

Jeju International Airport on the Korean island of Jeju has seen passenger numbers surge by 61% in the last five years. It is now the country’s second busiest airport and the 450-kilometre route to Seoul Gimpo is the world’s busiest. We reveal the airport’s seasonality profile, and reveal which Chinese carriers have been launching new […]


Eastar Jet of South Korea grows international network

Eastar Jet of South Korea grows international network

South Korean LCC Eastar Jet will celebrate its fifth birthday in January and now operates nine 737s. It has recently been expanding its international network from Seoul Incheon Airport, but 60% of its weekly flights are still allocated to a single domestic route; Seoul Gimpo-Jeju.

South Korean carriers dominate the market from Seoul Incheon to Japan; ANA withdraws from the market

South Korean carriers dominate the market from Seoul Incheon to Japan; ANA withdraws from the market

As Jin Air increases its offering from Seoul Incheon to Japan this week with the launch of services to Nagasaki, anna.aero examines the latest changes in the market.

Seoul Incheon: 11% traffic growth in 2012; welcomes new transpacific route from American Airlines

Seoul Incheon: 11% traffic growth in 2012; welcomes new transpacific route from American Airlines

Seoul Incheon might not be the biggest Asian airport, but with annual growth triple the size of Beijing Airport’s in 2012, it is one to keep an eye on. American Airlines’ new service from Dallas/Fort Worth, launched last week, only confirms the airport’s appeal for international traffic, which accounts for 98% of all traffic at […]