Analysis for Asia

More than just an airline - AirAsia is increasingly shifting its focus to non-airline businesses as it journeys to travel and lifestyle platform

17 January, 2020

As fuel costs, the economic slowdown and intensified competition continue to affect the aviation industry, more airlines are turning to alternate sources of revenue in order to increase profits and stay afloat. AirAsia, known as an innovator in the field, is focused on expanding its non-airline businesses with an aim to become a travel and lifestyle platform as well as an airline group.

Taal volcano in Philippines, Coronavirus in Wuhan and Middle East geopolitical shifts – International SOS highlights the latest threats to help protect mobile workforces

16 January, 2020

We may only be just over two weeks into the new decade, but there are already a number of factors impacting corporate traveller welfare. Medical and travel security risk services company International SOS had highlighted towards the end of 2019 the likely be the top disruptors to the mobile workforce in 2020, but it is already providing new guidance.

Video of the week - Asia Pacific airports: the stars of 2019

14 January, 2020

Alongside the CAPA Asia Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit in Singapore in Nov-2019, the CAPA Asia Pacific Aviation Awards for Excellence were presented. Among them, the airport ‘stars’ from the region were rewarded.

There has been a huge focus on China’s valuable outbound market, but what about its often overlooked inbound market?

1 January, 2020

There has been a huge imbalance in China’s outbound and inbound markets, a situation that has meant many western airlines have struggled to make air connections work outside of the largest of mainland Chinese cities. That has seen Chinese airlines become key partners as airlines seek valuable connecting feed to support the origin and destination flows.

Dusit International dreams big in China, while Marriott bring its playful Moxy brand to Mexico City

30 December, 2019

The year has ended with a number of additional hotel project confirmations, the most notable among them being plans by Dusit International to expand its China presence with two new hotels in Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province and Marriott International signing a deal with Grupo Elipse to bring its Moxy brand to Mexico City.

The 737MAX grounding, US-China contention and unrest in Hong Kong hit travel in 2019; will remain a major threat and continue to impact the sector into 2020

29 December, 2019

Some of the major factors to influence the travel and tourism sector in 2019 will remain among the biggest threats for the coming year, according to risk management solutions expert WorldAware.

Scoot takes flight to more cities in China, growing airline’s capacity to China by 38%

20 December, 2019

Scoot, the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group, launched four new direct flights between China’s cities of Changsha, Fuzhou, Kunming and Wuhan between the end of May-2019 to early Jul-2019. With the new flights, Scoot is now one of the largest foreign low-cost carriers by number of destinations operating into China, with a network that spans 22 destinations in Greater China.

Brussels sprouts new Asian connectivity with return of Singapore connection sure to be a winner with business travellers

19 December, 2019

Brussels airport has seen passenger numbers grow a third (34.2%) over the past five years. During that period Belgium’s primary air gateway has added around 30 new nonstop destinations to its network, including important long-haul connectivity.

Country Insight: #2 - China

16 December, 2019

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world's 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot, we highlight number #2 on the list... China.

Country Insight: #3 - Japan

11 December, 2019

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world's 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot, we highlight number #3 on the list... Japan.

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