Articles Tagged ‘Thai Airways’

Kolkata traffic leaps by 26% during FY17/18; LCCs are driving growth, Bangladesh is leading international market in S18

Kolkata traffic leaps by 26% during FY17/18; LCCs are driving growth, Bangladesh is leading international market in S18

Kolkata Airport handled 19.89 million passengers during the financial year FY17/18, 26% more than in the previous 12 months. Its average year-on-year traffic growth over the past two financial years is 25%. Nick Preston examines key traffic trends at this rapidly rising Indian airport, including its top airlines and routes.

Dhaka Airport reaps the benefits of thriving South Asian market as Chittagong tops route table

Dhaka Airport reaps the benefits of thriving South Asian market as Chittagong tops route table

Dhaka’s regional market goes from strength to strength with 48% year-on-year growth to Bangkok, while capacity to domestic leader Chittagong increases to 817,957 seats. James Davis examines the airlines and routes driving this impressive expansion, whilst reviewing external socio-economic trends which will determine the future for this up-and-coming hub.

Airbus and Boeing match Q1 2017 delivery results in Q1 2018; Boeing has major lead over European rival; Singapore Airlines takes first 787-10

Airbus and Boeing match Q1 2017 delivery results in Q1 2018; Boeing has major lead over European rival; Singapore Airlines takes first 787-10

In March, Airbus and Boeing delivered 147 aircraft combined, up from the 136 units distributed in the same month of 2017. As a result of this productivity surge, both have matched the results of Q1 2017 during Q1 2018, an outcome generated due to a productivity slowdown in February of 13%. 


Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft are typically linked with long-haul services. In recent years this has included new low-cost routes, but some carriers choose to deploy twin-aisle types on shorter sectors. Nick Preston reveals the leading airlines, airports and country markets for short- and medium-haul wide-body flights in S18.

Boeing opens up a 17-unit lead over Airbus during the first month of the 2018 delivery race; TUI Group gets first MAX

Boeing opens up a 17-unit lead over Airbus during the first month of the 2018 delivery race; TUI Group gets first MAX

Airbus and Boeing kick-started 2018 with a total of 71 deliveries between them in January, up two from a total of 69 unit handovers in the same month last year. Despite the improvement on month one of 2017, the duo’s productivity result for last month was 195% lower than December’s performance. 

China-Thailand market sees significant growth over past 10 years; Thai AirAsia is largest carrier, while Bangkok airports provide most capacity

China-Thailand market sees significant growth over past 10 years; Thai AirAsia is largest carrier, while Bangkok airports provide most capacity

The China-Thailand market experienced a 9% year-on-year increase in capacity from 2016 to 2017 and has now witnessed eight consecutive years of growth. anna.aero has been hard at work identifying key network development trends between the two Asia Pacific nations, including the fastest growing airlines and airports.


A350 focus: Qatar is the largest operator and Hong Kong has the most departing seats; sectors vary from intra-regional to ultra-long range

A350 focus: Qatar is the largest operator and Hong Kong has the most departing seats; sectors vary from intra-regional to ultra-long range

The A350 family is Airbus’ latest generation and most efficient long-haul, twin-engine, wide-body product, designed to compete with Boeing’s 787 and challenge the 777 family. From 2016 to 2017 the number of seats available on A350-operated flights more than trebled. We take a look at how the A350 has been deployed since entering service in […]

Thai Airways waltzes into Vienna

Thai Airways waltzes into Vienna

Thai Airways launches a non-stop link between Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and the Austrian capital.

Thai Airways returns to growth after 2014 cuts; THAI Smile leads the way with 8% growth in 2017

Thai Airways returns to growth after 2014 cuts; THAI Smile leads the way with 8% growth in 2017

Thai Airways has faced a challenging few years following a period of political upheaval in its home country and growing regional competition from expanding LCCs. In 2014 it launched a new wholly-owned subsidiary, THAI Smile, with an all A320 fleet and a focus on regional flying. Thai’s network developments over the past 10 years are […]


Phnom Penh traffic doubles between 2010 and 2016 to 3.39 million; Q1 2017 passengers up 17%; now served by Emirates from Dubai

Phnom Penh traffic doubles between 2010 and 2016 to 3.39 million; Q1 2017 passengers up 17%; now served by Emirates from Dubai

Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s second largest airport after Siem Reap, handling just under 3.39 million passengers in 2016. Along with Emirates, a further five new carriers have arrived at the airport since S16. We see how traffic has grown in recent years and observe which carriers are growing the most from the Cambodian capital city […]

Europe-Asia long-haul capacity up 6% this year; UK and China lead way for most seats as Aeroflot overtakes Lufthansa as #1 airline

Europe-Asia long-haul capacity up 6% this year; UK and China lead way for most seats as Aeroflot overtakes Lufthansa as #1 airline

We take a closer look at capacity changes on long-haul routes between Europe and Asia since the beginning of 2014. Plus we reveal the top 15 airlines and leading countries at each end of the market and how fast they are growing (or not). 

Myanmar market doubles in two years; Emirates and Qatar Airways both serve Yangon; nine carriers fighting for domestic market share

Myanmar market doubles in two years; Emirates and Qatar Airways both serve Yangon; nine carriers fighting for domestic market share

With China, India and Thailand as neighbours, Myanmar is located in a key region for Asian travel. We analyse the country’s air travel growth, leading airports and airlines. Plus, we identify the top international destinations for weekly flights.