Articles Tagged ‘VTZ’

SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines in 2018 operated a 35+ destination network from Colombo, having not opened a new route from Sri Lanka’s capital in over 12 months. Jonathan Ford looks at the airline’s network with regards to its top routes by passengers carried, and highlights potential future services as others are cut.

Capacity between India and Sri Lanka grew 17% last year; Chennai and Bengaluru are the fastest-growing links as IndiGo enters the market

Capacity between India and Sri Lanka grew 17% last year; Chennai and Bengaluru are the fastest-growing links as IndiGo enters the market

More than 2.93 million seats were flown between India and Sri Lanka in 2017, up from 2.50 million the year before. With tourist numbers between the nations growing at an average rate of 8.3% over the past decade, Jonathan Ford investigates what routes have grown the most and who the key airline players are. 

Zurich-Colombo is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ nearly 250,000 searches; SWISS' next Asian route after four-year gap??

Zurich-Colombo is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ nearly 250,000 searches; SWISS’ next Asian route after four-year gap??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 250,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Zurich and Colombo ‒ but the route is unserved!? SWISS’ last new Asian service was launched to Singapore in 2013, so surely it is overdue to start another route full of eastern […]


SpiceJet starts route #14 from Kolkata

SpiceJet starts route #14 from Kolkata

SpiceJet makes Visakhapatnam destination #14 from Kolkata, its fourth route launch from the latter airport since October – competes with IndiGo.

IndiGo introduces its 23rd domestic route from Kolkata

IndiGo introduces its 23rd domestic route from Kolkata

IndiGo starts daily service from Kolkata to Visakhapatnam.

AirAsia India ventures into Visakhapatnam

AirAsia India ventures into Visakhapatnam

AirAsia India begins its 12th domestic route, connecting Delhi and Visakhapatnam.


Qatar Airways turning purple to get IndiGo stake; or will it have to settle for SpiceJet instead?

Qatar Airways turning purple to get IndiGo stake; or will it have to settle for SpiceJet instead?

Qatar Airways has been flirting with IndiGo, over it acquiring a stake in the LCC, while also declaring that it is not interested in a similar deal involving SpiceJet. Despite India’s biggest airline suggesting that any such talks were ‘completely baseless’, anna.aero’s data elves take a spin through the statistics behind this spicy love triangle.

AirAsia starts seventh route to India

AirAsia starts seventh route to India

AirAsia connects Kuala Lumpur and Visakhapatnam with thrice-weekly flights.

Malindo Air starts fifth Indian route from Kuala Lumpur

Malindo Air starts fifth Indian route from Kuala Lumpur

Malindo Air now connects Kuala Lumpur with Visakhapatnam with thrice-weekly flights.


IndiGo adds another domestic route from Delhi

IndiGo adds another domestic route from Delhi

IndiGo now offers daily flights between Delhi and Vishakhapatnam competing with Air India.

SilkAir launches new route from Singapore to Vishakhapatnam

SilkAir launches new route from Singapore to Vishakhapatnam

SilkAir starts flying thrice-weekly from Singapore to Vishakhapatnam.

IndiGo adds three new domestic routes

IndiGo adds three new domestic routes

IndiGo adds new routes from Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam.