Analysis for Asia

DATA SPOTLIGHT: China Southern Airlines

13 April, 2020

This year The Blue Swan Daily will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot, we look at China Southern Airlines, one of the state controlled carriers in China.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Yinchuan Hedong International Airport

8 April, 2020

This year The Blue Swan Daily will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members, we deliver a data snapshot on Yinchuan Hedong International Airport, which this month is starting to show that in some cases it is already turning to business as usual in China.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Japan

7 April, 2020

This year The Blue Swan Daily will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot, we look at Japan, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency in the capital Tokyo, port city Osaka and five other prefectures - Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Fukuoka and Hyogo.

Air China appears to be dipping its toes back into the domestic market, but concerns over the return of COVID-19 means international development will have to wait, - at least for now

6 April, 2020

All eyes are on China’s airlines right now to get a handle on how the aviation and wider travel sector may recover from the current global coronavirus pandemic. As the first country to be hit by the virus, it is also the first to emerge the other side and a relaxing of domestic restrictions is seeing the major state-controlled airlines in the country beginning to grow domestic capacity.

On the path to recovery? Mainland China hotels are almost a third full, and that is cause for celebration

3 April, 2020

At the start of this year such a headline would have been met with horror, but right now it allows observers and analysts across the entire world to breath a huge sigh of relief. With hotel occupancy across the world falling to single-digits, and in some cases zero, it provides an important first fillip to an industry that is faces its biggest global crisis ever.

On the path to recovery? Chinese survey reveals almost two thirds of nationals would be happy to travel again in 2020, but travel safety and health remain big worries

2 April, 2020

The first shoots of a post-COVID-19 environment are starting to grow in China as authorities increasingly believe the virus has mostly run its course domestically. This week the country’s aviation regulator CAAC confirmed the resumption of domestic flights (with the exception of connections to Beijing) at the majority of airports across the Hubei province - Wuhan Tianhe International Airport is due to follow from 08-Apr-2020 having been closed to scheduled flights since 23-Jan-2020.

Cost of living survey for 2020 likely to change dramatically following COVID-19

30 March, 2020

The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU) has just released its 2020 report on the Worldwide Cost of Living but with COVID-19 shutting down much of the world’s economy it’s likely that 2021’s report will be a much more informative read. As shares fall and the economy slows in every country around the globe, what in early 2020 was rated as being the most expensive city to live in, may be not bear any relationship to reality for the remainder of the year.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Air China

30 March, 2020

This year The Blue Swan Daily will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot, we look at Air China, the state controlled flag carrier of China.

Vietnam is currently home to the world’s busiest air route as COVID-19 schedule cuts sees Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh jump from fourth to first in weekly seat capacity ranking

27 March, 2020

The media loves stories about the top this and the top that. In the aviation sector one of the most popular is the ranking of the world’s busiest and longest air routes. There is generally not much movement in these rankings, but the seismic shift in demand that we are currently seeing during the COVID-19 pandemic means that things are changing much faster.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: China

17 March, 2020

This year The Blue Swan Daily will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot, we look at China, which appears to be showing the first green shoots of recovery after being hit hard by the first phase of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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