Articles Tagged ‘Vietnam’
New entrant Vietravel to initially focus on soaring domestic market
Vietravel is Vietnam’s top tour operator. Half of its customers flew last year, so it wants in on the action. We examine the country’s domestic market.
Hanoi’s top-20 international routes had 7 million passengers in 2019, up 7% YOY
We look at traffic + fares across Hanoi’s top-20 international routes. Seoul #1, but Tokyo Narita grew by 40% from a 25% fare fall from VietJet’s entry.
Bamboo Airways’ first flight to Melbourne as gears up for scheduled service next year
We look at Bamboo Airways’ plan for Melbourne – Hanoi, which is the largest unserved market between Australia and Vietnam and Hanoi’s #1 unserved market globally.
Bamboo Airways to serve USA next year? Los Angeles likely, but with big problem
As Vietnam’s very fast-growing carrier says it’ll serve the US next year, Los Angeles stands out with 193,000 passengers. We look into the opportunity.
Vietnam Airlines to begin Hangzhou, a key unserved market; where’s next?
Vietnam Airlines announces Ho Chi Minh City – Hangzhou, a market of 43,000 in 2019, up 19% YOY from a 9% fare drop. We look at this market and where’s next.
Amsterdam – Ho Chi Minh City “Unserved Route of the Week”: 1.2m searches powered by Kiwi.com
With large search volume, big existing local market (plus many connections), good growth, and above-average fare, Amsterdam – Ho Chi Minh City makes sense.
Bamboo Airways turns one as Hanoi – Prague announced
Despite only being one, Bamboo Airways has 3m seats, 23 aircraft, and 35 routes. It has just announced Prague – what was Vietnam’s #1 unserved Euro route.
IndiGo makes history by being the first LCC to link India and Vietnam
IndiGo has begun a daily service from Kolkata to Hanoi, marking the first route an LCC has operated between India and Vietnam. The choice of Kolkata was from its geographic closeness to Southeast Asia while enabling connections from across India. Complementing Hanoi is Kolkata-Ho Chi Minh City, which starts on the 18th of this month.
Top-20 unserved routes: Australia-Southeast Asia
In 2018, the top-20 unserved routes between Australia-Southeast Asia saw 777,000 passengers. To/from Vietnam, almost six in ten travelling indirectly. With its coming A321XLRs, will VietJet Air start Brisbane-Ho Chi Minh City, a strong-growing market with 51,000 passengers and above-average fare/mile?
Domestic markets review 2018: India and Indonesia overtake Japan; Nepal and Bolivia see fastest growth
Capacity on global domestic services increased by 6.2% in 2018 versus last year, with over 3.31 billion seats on sale this year. The US is the largest market but China is closing the gap, and developing markets including India and Indonesia are progressing. Nick Preston examines this year’s domestic growth trends.
Vietnam’s international visitors up 23% for first nine months of 2018; commercial aviation market quadruples in size over past 10 years
Schedules state that 121.07 million seats will be flown to/from Vietnamese airports during 2018, up 9.9% versus 2017, and four times as many when compared to the nation’s aviation market in 2008. Jonathan Ford looks into the recent growth, highlighting the domination of LCCs and the South Korean boom.
Guangzhou Airport saw 10% boost in traffic in 2017; 74 airlines serving in S18, Thailand is top international market
Guangzhou Airport welcomed 65.81 million passengers in 2017, a 10% increase on the previous year. Traffic at the Chinese hub has nearly doubled over the past 10 years. Nick Preston examines recent network trends at this year’s World Routes host airport, including its leading airlines and routes.