Articles Tagged ‘UKB’

Japan capacity up 29% from 2008 to 2017; international increase outpaces domestic demand, South Korea fastest growth market in 2017

Japan capacity up 29% from 2008 to 2017; international increase outpaces domestic demand, South Korea fastest growth market in 2017

There were 257.65 million two-way seats serving Japanese airports in 2017, 29% more than in 2008. Nick Preston explores the main trends in this market over the past 10 years, including a comparison of domestic and international capacity and the fastest growing airports and international country markets.

Kagoshima Airport capacity returns to growth in 2017; All Nippon Airways is leading airline, Tokyo Haneda tops route table

Kagoshima Airport capacity returns to growth in 2017; All Nippon Airways is leading airline, Tokyo Haneda tops route table

There were nearly 4.2 million departing seats on offer from Kagoshima Airport in 2017, a 4.1% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston looks into air service developments at the Japanese airport over the past 10 years and identifies the facility’s leading airlines, routes and country markets. 

Okinawa Airport is Japan’s sixth busiest with almost 20m passengers; All Nippon Airways and Tokyo Haneda top airline/airport rankings

Okinawa Airport is Japan’s sixth busiest with almost 20m passengers; All Nippon Airways and Tokyo Haneda top airline/airport rankings

Soon to be the venue for Routes Asia, Okinawa has seen traffic growth in each of the last five years. We explore the airport’s growth since 2000 and reveal the leading airlines and routes. Plus a look at route developments in 2016.


Skymark Airlines adds four new domestic routes in Japan

Skymark Airlines adds four new domestic routes in Japan

Skymark Airlines adds three new routes from Yonago and one from Kobe Airport.

Skymark Airlines makes Yonago its 16th destination in Japan

Skymark Airlines makes Yonago its 16th destination in Japan

Skymark Airlines launches twice-daily flights on 20 December from Tokyo Narita and Kobe to Yonago using 737-800s.

Skymark Airlines adds three routes to Ishigaki

Skymark Airlines adds three routes to Ishigaki

Skymark Airlines inaugurates flights from Kobe Airport, Okinawa Airport and Tokyo Narita Airport to Ishigaki Airport.


AirDo adds Kobe to its Sapporo Chitose network

AirDo adds Kobe to its Sapporo Chitose network

AirDo inaugurates twice-daily flights to Kobe Airport from Sapporo Chitose Airport.

Sapporo Chitose breaks through 16 million passenger barrier in 2012; ANA scoops #1 airline

Sapporo Chitose breaks through 16 million passenger barrier in 2012; ANA scoops #1 airline

Growth seems to be returning to Sapporo Chitose Airport again, with anna.aero 2013 estimates of close to 18 million annual passengers anticipated at the airport serving the fourth largest city in Japan. Sounds like a reason to celebrate with a local beer!

Skymark links Kobe with Tokyo Narita

Skymark links Kobe with Tokyo Narita

Skymark adds eighth route from Kobe and fifth from Narita with double-daily service connecting the two airports.


New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

Ahead of Christmas, we have seen 83 new routes launch! You might have thought that route launch celebrations would be more low-key as Christmas celebrations take over, but we dare almost say it has been the contrary. We have fantastic photos from route launches all across the world!

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 28 September - Monday 4 October):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 28 September – Monday 4 October):

The last week has seen the launch of 35 new routes, of which eight were filling the void in the Mexican market after Mexicana’s demise. Plenty of cakes were baked to celebrate, but which airline opened a new base at a capital city airport? Which airline has changed its name just after launching two new […]

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 31 August - Monday 6 September):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 31 August – Monday 6 September):

The new route season is back on track. This week offers 42 route launches, half of which are on Ryanair. Nonetheless, we also have all you need to know about the routes that launched in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia – and the pictures to go with it.