Articles Tagged ‘Sri Lanka’

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.

Heathrow Expansion and Asia: 15 routes uncovered, seven in China

Heathrow Expansion and Asia: 15 routes uncovered, seven in China

London Heathrow estimates that a third runway would enable it to serve 40 more long-haul destinations. In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved Asian potential.

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. 


Nepal welcomes three new carriers; overall capacity to the nation down 3.9%; Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka to be next country markets?

Nepal welcomes three new carriers; overall capacity to the nation down 3.9%; Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka to be next country markets?

Himalaya Airlines, Druk Air and US-Bangla Airlines are three carriers which have inaugurated flights to Nepal this summer. However, despite the rise in serving carriers, Nepal’s overall seat capacity this summer is down 3.9%. anna.aero takes a look at some of the key airline and country market changes, and investigates the next potential markets.

Pakistan sees a rise in seat capacity of 23%; flydubai is fastest growing airline while UAE is top foreign country market

Pakistan sees a rise in seat capacity of 23%; flydubai is fastest growing airline while UAE is top foreign country market

Pakistan has seen an increase in seat capacity over the past 12 months of just over 23%. anna.aero investigates to see which country markets have witnessed the greatest growth as a result of seat capacity increases, and which airports are experiencing the greatest growth.

oneworld member SriLankan Airlines is big in India and growing in China; London Heathrow is still #1 route for ASKs

oneworld member SriLankan Airlines is big in India and growing in China; London Heathrow is still #1 route for ASKs

The newest member of the oneworld alliance, the Sri Lankan flag-carrier joined on 1 May 2014. We reveal how the airline has grown since 2000 and what its biggest routes are in terms of ASKs and flights.


Sri Lanka: Booming traffic to India; new arrival – Turkish Airlines

Sri Lanka: Booming traffic to India; new arrival – Turkish Airlines

Five million passengers travel in Sri Lanka every year providing for an attractive market. Turkish Airlines is the latest global carrier to set up shop on the island, but a new domestic operator is scheduled to launch soon, too.

SriLankan's network of over 30 destinations to join oneworld

SriLankan’s network of over 30 destinations to join oneworld

The oneworld alliance has invited Colombo-based SriLankan to become a full member. How quickly has the airline grown in recent years and what does its network consist of? Which routes did it start in 2011 and what are its plans for 2012?

Increased stability is clue to Colombo’s success in attracting new services; cricket World Cup will boost 2011 traffic

Increased stability is clue to Colombo’s success in attracting new services; cricket World Cup will boost 2011 traffic

Sri Lanka’s international gateway welcomed some 16 new services last year and three more already this year. How dominant is SriLankan in terms of seat capacity and which are the leading country markets? Which eclectic bunch of European carriers offer flights to Colombo this winter?