Analysis for Asia

CAPA Live – NDC will be a vehicle for greater personalisation in the post COVID distribution space, but there remains a ‘misconception personalisation is going to increase fares’

18 December, 2020

As we entered into 2020, NDC had been a topic that dominated distribution discussions all around the world. It may have slipped down the priority list as the global coronavirus pandemic spread across the globe, but it remains a key capability for a realigning commercial air transport industry.

A year in time – China’s biggest conurbations are now the world’s best connected cities as many of the world’s largest markets continue to be hit by COVID-fuelled restrictions

1 December, 2020

As we entered the new decade the growth in air connectivity was a global success story. In fact over the last two decades (the 2000s and 2010s) the number of cities directly linked by air (city-pair connections) more than doubled while over the same period, air travel costs fell by around half, according to research from International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Paris and Zurich join Hong Kong as the world’s most expensive cities as COVID-19 crisis impacts worldwide cost of living

19 November, 2020

The new 2020 edition of the Worldwide Cost of Living (WCOL) report shows the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the cost of living in about 130 cities around the world since the start of 2020. The study from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research and analysis division of The Economist Group and sister company to The Economist newspaper, shows that currency volatility, supply chain problems, the impact of taxes and subsidies, and shifts in consumer preferences is impacting the price of consumer goods.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: VietJet Air

3 November, 2020

This year the Corporate Travel Community (CTC) 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 at where they sit today in the Covid-19 impacted world, we look at VietJet Air, an example of an airline that appears to be managing the COVID-19 crisis better than many others.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Macau

28 October, 2020

This year the Corporate Travel Community (CTC) 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 at where they sit today in the Covid-19 impacted world, we look at Macau, where visitor arrivals remain significantly down, but there are some bright shoots for the final two months of the year.

Charting the trends – the strongest global domestic markets have helped boost air travel; China, Russia and South Korea have all now returned to growth

26 October, 2020

With border restrictions and quarantines a key aspect of any government’s arsenal against COVID-19 spread international travel has continued to be weakened and as expected domestic travel is recovering before international. There are a number of success stories, but also just because a country has a strong domestic market does not mean it is guaranteed to see a similar scale of recovery. In the current challenging marketplace there are far too many variables.

All eyes are still on China where rising GDP is the envy of the world, but global perceptions of the North Asia giant have changed... and not for the better

23 October, 2020

The world is looking on at China with envy right now… but perhaps envy is not actually the right word to describe it. A strong-handed tactic to control COVID-19 has seen infection levels reduce to around a dozen daily and this month’s ‘Golden Week’ holiday has seen much of the country’s population travelling to see friends and family with no noticeable subsequent spike in infections.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Beijing Daxing International Airport

22 October, 2020

This year the Corporate Travel Community (CTC) will feature some topical insights into the world's airlines, airports and country markets. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot at where they sit today in the Covid-19 impacted world, we look at Beijing Daxing International Airport, which opened this time last year to bring significant new capacity into the Beijing airport system.

CAPA LIVE – Australasian markets are being hampered by Covid-19 spikes slowing the road to recovery

15 October, 2020

In the Australasian region, Air New Zealand has been buoyed by a sizeable government loan package and a domestic market that rebounded more quickly than expected due to the country’s long run of success in controlling Covid-19. However, a new cluster of infections caused the reintroduction of travel restrictions on 12-Aug-2020.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Juneyao Air

6 October, 2020

This year the Corporate Travel Community (CTC) 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 at where they sit today in the Covid-19 impacted world, we look at Juneyao Air, which despite restrictions on international flights in China has operated to some unusual locations in the past few weeks.

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