Articles Tagged ‘SriLankan Airlines’

Thiruvananthapuram Airport expects modest growth in 2018; IndiGo maintains #1 carrier status

Thiruvananthapuram Airport expects modest growth in 2018; IndiGo maintains #1 carrier status

Thiruvananthapuram Airport has slipped down the Indian airport rankings, as other facilities have grown quicker than the South India gateway. Marc Watkins investigates the airport’s traffic profile and seasonality, as well as its biggest carriers and country markets.

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.


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. 

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 […]

SriLankan Airlines goes into bat with new route to Australia

SriLankan Airlines goes into bat with new route to Australia

SriLankan Airlines commences new daily service from Colombo to Melbourne.


Zurich-Colombo is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ nearly 250,000 searches; SWISS' next Asian route after four-year gap??

Zurich-Colombo is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ nearly 250,000 searches; SWISS’ next Asian route after four-year gap??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 250,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Zurich and Colombo ‒ but the route is unserved!? SWISS’ last new Asian service was launched to Singapore in 2013, so surely it is overdue to start another route full of eastern […]

SriLankan Airlines introduces Indian duo

SriLankan Airlines introduces Indian duo

SriLankan Airlines starts flights to Coimbatore and Hyderabad, Indian destinations #13 and #14.

Seychelles seat capacity up 27% thanks to the arrival of Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines; Asia and Europe lead growth

Seychelles seat capacity up 27% thanks to the arrival of Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines; Asia and Europe lead growth

The Seychelles has welcomed Qatar Airways from Doha and Turkish Airlines from Istanbul Atatürk in the past year, with both contributing to the 27% increase in weekly seat capacity to the Indian Ocean nation this summer. We take a closer look to discover the secret behind the Seychelles’ sudden growth surge.  


Vote for the best Cake of the Week – choose the winner from the 16 baked beauties from the start of W16/17

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – choose the winner from the 16 baked beauties from the start of W16/17

Forget having to decide between Trump or Clinton – this is the only thing worth winning this month – anna.aero’s W16/17 Cake of the Week vote. The bi-annual competition was won by Cluj-Napoca Airport in Romania at the start of S16, but who will secure the majority of votes this time around?

SriLankan Airlines returns to Muscat (again)

SriLankan Airlines returns to Muscat (again)

SriLankan Airlines resumes service between Colombo and Muscat; competes with Oman Air.

American Airlines leads the oneworld charge with 36% of alliance capacity; Dallas/Fort Worth is largest hub; LHR – HKG is #1 for ASKs

American Airlines leads the oneworld charge with 36% of alliance capacity; Dallas/Fort Worth is largest hub; LHR – HKG is #1 for ASKs

The oneworld alliance covers a network of 1,000+ airports and 3,600+ routes on a fleet of 3,571 aircraft. Last year, around 3.5 billion people flew around the world according to IATA, with 558 million flying on a oneword airline. This means that around 15%-16% of air travellers last year flew on a oneworld member aircraft. […]