Blue Swan Daily – 15 March 2019
New research from The Blue Swan Daily reveals that only two of Asia Pacific’s top twenty country markets have witnessed a rise in year-on-year international flight frequencies over the first two months of 2019, as the region continues to drive air capacity growth across the globe.
Our analysis of OAG schedule data shows that international flight frequencies from Asia Pacific grew +5.1% across the first two months of 2019, versus the same period last year, while overall flight frequencies across the region increased +4.3% when domestic departures are also considered.
The fast emerging China market heads the list and continues its steady growth with an above average +6.0% rate of international frequency growth across the two month analysis period. In fact five of the six largest nations reported above average growth in frequencies, including second-ranked Japan (+7.6%), third-ranked Thailand (+8.6%), fourth-ranked South Korea (+9.4%) and sixth-ranked Singapore (5.6%), the latter jumping ahead of Hong Kong in the rankings compared to the same period in 2018. It was only fifth-ranked India that has slipped below the average figure (+5.0%) and that was only by just under 0.2 percentage points. Read more: