Analysis for Asia

Travellers from Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia and the US had been showing a strong optimism about visiting European destinations, but then coronavirus struck

24 February, 2020

Research completed ahead of the recent COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak had indicated that travellers from six key overseas markets were all showing strong optimism about visiting European destinations during the first third of this year.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Citilink

24 February, 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 Citilink, an Indonesian LCC that is expanding into long-haul markets following the addition of widebodied aircraft.

Love is in the air: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh market has seen the largest addition of flight frequencies since 2015

14 February, 2020

Every February 14, across many places around the world, flowers and other gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St Valentine, a patron saint whom is still shrouded in mystery. Now a day for romantics, after poet Chaucer link it to love in the Middle Ages, it seemingly has its roots in a number of different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, whom were martyred on this February date.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Cathay Pacific

10 February, 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 Cathay Pacific, the Hong Kong-based carrier that is working on contingencies to manage falling passenger demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

The decision by ANA and Singapore Airlines to deepen their partnership is a win-win, and will benefit travellers too

4 February, 2020

It has been anticipated and has actually been a long-time coming, but the deepening of a partnership between Star Alliance carriers Singapore Airlines and All Nippon Airways (ANA) represents big news in Asia and will help both better compete in the region and will bring significant benefits to corporate travellers too.

News that Coronavirus has caused a ‘collapse in Chinese travel’ is no shock – the question is how long will tremors be felt and how wide will they be spread?

4 February, 2020

The latest data from aviation intelligence specialist ForwardKeys, which analyses global aviation capacity, flight searches and over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, has revealed that the outbreak of infection in China from the coronavirus has caused a “substantial setback” in flight bookings for the Lunar New Year period after what looked like being a record year for travel.

New Philippines airport could support the formation of the ‘Crypto Valley of Asia’, but there is major competition for the title from nations across the region

28 January, 2020

The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) plans to develop a new USD80 million airport in the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport to attract further investment in the zone. A spokesman said, “the construction of a new airport is an important facility in the establishment and realisation of the so-called Crypto Valley of Asia concept that we have embarked on".

Contagion - How improved global air connectivity may be facilitating the spread of deadly viruses

27 January, 2020

We may have read books and watched films on how viruses can mutate and quickly spread from one single host to billions of people in just a short period of time. Now, we are now watching this live as the coronavirus that was initially claimed to be controlled and limited to the Chinese city of Wuhan, has now spread further across China, and thanks to growing air connectivity, across the world.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Wuhan Tianhe International Airport

22 January, 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 on Wuhan Tianhe International airport, the main air gateway to the Chinese city identified as the source for the current novel coronavirus which it is feared could become a global health crisis.

‘The commercial viability of ultra long-haul operations’ – a niche that might just get a tiny bit bigger thanks to Project Sunrise

22 January, 2020

A big question mark remains over the validity of ultra long-haul air travel. New, more efficient and longer-range airliners now mean that you can effectively fly up to 19 hour missions. But, just because we can do something, doesn’t mean we should!

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