Articles Tagged ‘Thailand’

Bangkok Don Mueang Airport grows 35% in a year; 'old' airport turns into Bangkok’s new low-cost hub

Bangkok Don Mueang Airport grows 35% in a year; ‘old’ airport turns into Bangkok’s new low-cost hub

Growing congestion at Bangkok’s main airport made the city’s old airport rise from the ashes…turning it into a prosperous low-cost hub for the Thai capital.

Thai Airways growing again as A380 arrives; China biggest, but next new route to Sapporo in Japan

Thai Airways growing again as A380 arrives; China biggest, but next new route to Sapporo in Japan

After several years of stagnant passenger numbers, Thai Airways is reporting growth in 2012 and capacity is set to rise as the airline takes delivery of its new generation aircraft on order. But which European destination did the Star Alliance airline drop last year, and which route did it start instead? In which market is […]

Guangzhou #2 airport in China; China Southern serves over 90 destinations non-stop; Auckland starts in April

Guangzhou #2 airport in China; China Southern serves over 90 destinations non-stop; Auckland starts in April

China’s second busiest airport handled just over 40 million passengers last year. But what is the split between domestic and international routes? How dominant is China Southern? And which are the leading country markets? Which US carrier is coming soon?


Bangkok Airways again focuses on domestic network; long haul expansion from 2015

Bangkok Airways again focuses on domestic network; long haul expansion from 2015

Ranked third in the Thai market  after Thai Airways and AirAsia, Bankok Airways labels itself “Asia’s Boutique Airline”. But since 2008, it has radically changed its route network, downsized internationally, and focussed on the domestic and regional core market. Now, with orders for four A350s, the airline clearly has ambitious, new expansion plans to go […]

China at the forefront of Asian air travel growth; Indonesia and Vietnam booming in 2010; Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand struggle

China at the forefront of Asian air travel growth; Indonesia and Vietnam booming in 2010; Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand struggle

Europe’s had volcano issues (and strikes), the US has had a major merger announcement but what’s happening in Asia? Which airlines and country markets are growing fastest? We have a couple of handy graphs summarising the trends.

Berlin Tegel still airberlin's #1 base; domestic routes dominate but Gdansk, Reykjavik and Venice new for 2010

Berlin Tegel still airberlin’s #1 base; domestic routes dominate but Gdansk, Reykjavik and Venice new for 2010

airberlin is now Europe’s fifth biggest airline based on European seat capacity. By how much is Berlin Tegel still its biggest base and how extensive is its route network? What’s new for 2010 and which major routes has it dropped?


Thailand maintains good international connections; V Australia and Kingfisher new in 2009; only one US non-stop

Thailand maintains good international connections; V Australia and Kingfisher new in 2009; only one US non-stop

Bangkok handles 80% of all Thailand’s airport traffic, but which other airports play an important role in the country? Which six carriers are competing in the domestic market and how many of Europe’s major carriers are present?

Nok Air’s Bangkok domestic routes up to 10 from Don Muang; limited direct competition

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisNok Air may have celebrated its fifth anniversary this summer but its fleet is still relatively small. Where does it fly to and what competition does it have? And what role do SGA play?

Thai AirAsia prepares for new route to Taipei; 60% of capacity still on domestic routes

nl280809-thai-100.jpgThai AirAsia operates 17 aircraft from Bangkok and flies to 22 destinations in 10 countries. On how many routes does it compete with Thai Airways? Which routes has it dropped and which major country is not yet served?


Bangkok: Now an unplanned two airport ‘system’

Bangkok: Now an unplanned two airport systemAsia’s 4th largest airport has only been operating since September 2006. Originally planned as a replacement for the old Don Muang airport, the two now co-exist with different roles. International traffic is the dominant market and Thai Airways is the leading carrier. How many airports are served directly in Europe and what is odd about the airport’s US services?