Tokyo NRT-San Francisco

Asia is large and important market from the United States, including its Pacific Ocean territories. According to Cirium schedules data, there are 4,881 departing non-stop flights across August, excluding the Middle East. This makes Asia the US’s third largest continent/region after Europe (17,218) and the Caribbean (10,338). However, flights remain a third lower than in […]

PEK-MUC

Air China is one of 25 passenger airlines with non-stop flights between China and Europe this August, based on Cirium schedules information data. It has 125 weekly departures and 29.1% of the total, although they remain down by a quarter versus 2019. However, partly because it continues to overfly Russia rather than undertaking more costly […]

YVR - BKK

Last week saw Air Canada launch service between Vancouver and Bangkok, making it currently the only non-stop service between anywhere in North America and the Thai capital. The 11,820-kilometre route will be served 4-weekly by the Star Alliance carrier using its 787-9s. A few days later, local rival WestJet revealed that it plans to launch […]

December 7, 2022 | Airlines, Airports, News & Analysis, Top Story

WAW - GYD

As previously noted, the Europe-Asia market is recovering more slowly than many other inter-continental markets. There are several reasons for this. China’s zero tolerance approach to COVID has resulted in extreme travel restrictions on passengers. As a result, seat capacity between Europe and China is still down over 95% according to Cirium data for September. […]

September 14, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

WAW - BOM

As traffic figures for Finnair recently showed, for European flag-carriers the one part of their global networks that is nowhere near back to normal is Asia. In July, passenger numbers on Asian routes for the Finnish flag-carrier were at just 29% of the figure for July 2019. Looking at Cirium schedule data across all airlines […]