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Articles Tagged ‘URC’

Urumqi joins China’s 20-million club; tenfold increase in traffic since 2002; China Southern Airlines dominates with over 40% of seats

Urumqi joins China’s 20-million club; tenfold increase in traffic since 2002; China Southern Airlines dominates with over 40% of seats

Located in the north-west corner of China, Urumqi is closer to Astana than Beijing. We look at the rate traffic has grown since 2002, the leading domestic and international routes and which are the leading airlines.

West Air adds Singapore connection

West Air adds Singapore connection

West Air now links Urumqi to Singapore via Chongqing.

Routes host Chengdu's Düsseldorf link is Skyscanner “Unserved Route of the Week” with 40,000 searches

Routes host Chengdu’s Düsseldorf link is Skyscanner “Unserved Route of the Week” with 40,000 searches

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software shows that in the last year 40,000 potential travellers searched for flights between Chengdu and Düsseldorf ‒ but the route from the World Routes host airport is unserved! With Air China starting Rome in October, will Germany’s third largest airport be next??


U-FLY Alliance welcomes fifth carrier; collective alliance network has 202 routes; Kunming, Chongqing and Hong Kong are top three airports

U-FLY Alliance welcomes fifth carrier; collective alliance network has 202 routes; Kunming, Chongqing and Hong Kong are top three airports

U-FLY Alliance is the world’s first LCC alliance which launched on 18 January this year, with four initial members – HK Express, Lucky Air, Urumqi Air and West Air. In July a fifth carrier, Eastar Jet, joined the line-up. anna.aero takes a look at the breakdown of the world’s newest alliance, and establishes its presence […]

Chengdu Airport’s double-digit growth over the last five years sees it pass 40m in 2015; Air China still #1 carrier

Chengdu Airport’s double-digit growth over the last five years sees it pass 40m in 2015; Air China still #1 carrier

China’s fourth largest airport, and this year’s World Routes hosts, Chengdu passed the 40 million annual passenger barrier in 2015, having averaged 10% growth over the last five years. Find out which of the airport’s serving airlines and network of routes are growing the fastest.

Shanghai - Barcelona largest unserved market between China and Europe; Paris CDG #1 connected airport; Shanghai – Amsterdam fastest growing route

Shanghai – Barcelona largest unserved market between China and Europe; Paris CDG #1 connected airport; Shanghai – Amsterdam fastest growing route

During the past 12 months, 16 previously unserved routes have opened up between Europe and China, with Baku, Manchester, Prague and London Gatwick being the latest airports to gain Chinese route status. anna.aero looks at how the market has developed in the past year, and to see which are the biggest unserved routes between the two markets.


Jiangxi Airlines becomes newest Chinese carrier

Jiangxi Airlines becomes newest Chinese carrier

Jiangxi Airlines starts first routes from Nanchang Airport to Urumqi and Xi’an.

China Southern Airlines adds more routes to Thailand

China Southern Airlines adds more routes to Thailand

China Southern Airlines now serves 16 airport pairs between China and Thailand.

China Southern Airlines starts services to St Petersburg

China Southern Airlines starts services to St Petersburg

China Southern Airlines launches services from Lanzhou to St Petersburg with an intermediate stop in Urumqi.


Tianjin Airlines now serves 96 airports; Yulin-Xi’an is #1 route in 2015

Tianjin Airlines now serves 96 airports; Yulin-Xi’an is #1 route in 2015

Established in 2004 as Grand China Express Air in an effort to merge the major aviation assets of Hainan Airlines, China Xinhua Airlines, Chang’an Airlines and Shanxi Airlines, Tianjin Airlines (renamed as of 10 June 2009), has expanded considerably since then. With the carrier operating a total of 177 non-stop routes, anna.aero looks at Tianjin […]

Air Arabia adds China to its network

Air Arabia adds China to its network

Air Arabia becomes first Middle East and African LCC to enter China with Urumqi launch.

Urumqi Air begins commercial flights

Urumqi Air begins commercial flights

Urumqi Air on 29 August 2014 began commercial flights to two Chinese destinations.