Analysis for Asia
DATA SPOTLIGHT: Macau
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
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
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
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
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
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.
There is some light at the end of the tunnel for hotel profitability although the US market is lagging behind the rest of the world in GOPPAR recovery
The last few months have seen hotels across the globe see business crash to floor and while we are starting to see recovery in the main performance metrics of occupancy, average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) there remain notable declines across the majority of geographical areas on levels seen last year.
Limited international travel inspires Singapore Airlines to launch a range of special experiences designed to give their customers a taste of the carrier while its flight activity is restricted
Any airline that relies on international routes is currently facing particularly difficult times with travel reduced to the bare minimum while the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread around the world. Business travel is badly affected and with so many borders still closed, airlines are having to find new ways to keep their brand in the public eye.
Would you go out of your way to eat airline food on the ground? If you are missing that in-flight eating experience, now’s your chance!
When you book a table at your favourite restaurant it is probably the food that draws you back there. The same cannot be said for airlines, as it’s unlikely any of us book a ticket on an airline just to get a chance to sample their food.
Flights to nowhere seem to be a growing trend for airlines, but while delivering much-needed revenue and building brand loyalty, do they break the sustainability code?
When you first see your departing airport listed on the flight arrivals board you tend to do a double take, but ‘flights to nowhere’, the popular term now being used to describe these such experience services that depart and arrive back at the same airport, is not a new phenomenon.