Insights

Our latest analysis of trends in the aviation industry, case studies, and news about RDC

This is the second in our mini-series on aviation in China. Following on from part 1 where we showed how China’s GDP per capita and propensity to fly follow a classic developing economy upward trajectory, in this article we are illustrating the relationship between urbanisation and propensity to fly.

In the run up to World Routes taking place in Chengdu, China, we are going to be running a series of short articles to illustrate the growth of the Chinese aviation market over the past 10 years, and here is the first.

Higher air fares, more airport congestion and fewer new destinations are just some of the potential downsides if the UK fails to develop a cohesive post-Brexit aviation strategy.

Airline failures have been rife in India, with over 20 bankruptcies including carriers such as Air Deccan, Kingfisher and ModiLuft. IndiGo, which started operations just 10 years ago, has become the market leader and is achieving strong levels of profitability. This insight looks at network strategy as one explanation to explain the success.

In 2005 easyJet and Ryanair competed head-to-head on just one route but by 2015 they were in direct competition on 49 routes, representing 6% of easyJet’s route network and 4% of Ryanair’s. Here we take a look at the market dynamics on two of these routes and consider what might happen when the two carriers go into battle on Belfast to London.

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