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Is China on the Rebound?
Data, published Friday last,  produces some very welcome positives.   Daily Flights - end September numbers show flight departure.....
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Japan’s Changing Airport Nationality Mix
From 11 October foreign tourists will again be able to visit Japan without a visa and without using a travel agency. Today’s Air4casts bulletin .....
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The Recovery in Asia/Pacific
In the month of August international passenger numbers across all available airports in Asia/Pacific stood at 32% of the August 2019 level, up from 11.....
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Changing Traveller Demographics
Outbound air travellers in many countries are exhibiting significant demographic changes compared to pre-pandemic 2019.     Today&rsqu.....
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Forecast Update September 2022
The latest September forecast updates have now been uploaded to client sites. Forecast to forecast there are changes, subtle for some airports and in .....
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Singapore Hits 50% of 2019 in June
With 1000 airports already on the Air4casts system with June PAX actuals today’s traffic bulletin focuses on the international air travel recove.....
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China Domestics: Good Weekend News
Domestic flight departures this weekend brought more welcome news for China watchers:   ✓ Sunday departures jumped by a thousand day to.....
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Asia/Pacific: May Internationals
For the 22 countries in Asia/Pacific, May international airport passenger numbers are:   ✓ 22% up on April, but still only ✓ 24% of .....
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Asia/Pacific April International Recovery Index
Hard evidence for an international recovery across airports in Asia/Pacific is growing monthly.   The market is two-speed: ✓ in the .....
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May Forecast Update: Data and Expectations
With the March actuals from 1150 airports now available, a clear view of April will be available by the middle of this month although complete results.....
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Which Way China Travel?
A week is a long time in the China domestic travel business. In the week before Labour Day holiday it seemed entirely possible that in the week fol.....
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Asia/Pacific; Internationals in March
International actuals in March brought good news. Air4casts is presenting the results for 24 countries in the region covering 146 international air.....
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India: An International Recovery with a Difference
It is the case that destinations in the Middle East have always dominated international flights from India. This month, and with a recovery record .....
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China Traffic Woes Accumulate
Yesterday saw commercial flight departures in China reach a new low.  At 1758 the comparison with levels achieved just two months ago is stark.&n.....
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Top 2021 China Domestic Airport Rankings
With so much focus in Travel Retail on the domestic airports in China, Air4casts’ Chart of the Day lists the top 20 airports in mainland China r.....
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Chinese Domestics in Freefall
No China watcher can have missed the recent and rapid rise in Covid cases: 5280 at the March 15 count.           &.....
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Forecast Update February 2022
The latest forecast revisions have been uploaded to subscribers’ websites.   The initial fears which were Omicron have receded th.....
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Hainan Year of the Tiger
Hainan’s biggest airport has just achieved its highest weekly PAX number in six months.   Haikou Meilan airport’s passenger cou.....
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Singapore in December; Traffic Doubles
The latest Singapore actuals for the month of December are recently to hand.   They show: ✓ an increase of 107% on November and ✓ a m.....
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Hainan Tourists Improve in January
Data received today from Haikou Meilan airport shows a distinct improvement in domestic air travel to the island this week.   The airport h.....
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Delhi Breaks the Asia/Pacific Mould
Since the month of July Delhi’s international passengers have been on a steady and welcome upward path.      Since the middle .....
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China Snapshot: November Domestic Plummets
 Although the sample of declaring domestic airports is presently and necessarily small, 25% of the expected traffic for the month, the numbers ar.....
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Chinese Domestic Travellers: The September Data
It is welcome news that the sector has recovered  strongly in September after a disastrous August. Sign up here for one of Air4casts’ pe.....
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Hainan’s Liquor Sales Double in a Month
Uploaded to client sites today are the official Hainan Island retail sales by category for the month of September and what a month of contrasts it was.....
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China Domestics; Reporting the last 7 days
The number of passengers departing Chinese airports on domestic flights in the last seven days was down on the week before.   As importan.....
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Latest September Forecast Update
The latest September forecasts have today been uploaded to client sites.   Ryanair, for the month of October, is forecasting to sel.....
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Day Trips up Threefold
Hainan Island welcomed 5.9 million tourists in June.  Of those the biggest increase came from day trippers who increased over 200 percentage .....
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The Weekly China Report
This week’s Hainan report has been updated with the latest weekly Haikou Meilan airport passenger data for the week ended Wednesday 21 July .....
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980 International Airports with May Data
Air4casts’ subscribers may now access the May international actuals for some 980 airports and: ✓  broadly the news is good .....
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Domestic Passenger Forecast; June Update
Air4casts examines the top terminals in June for both international and domestic passenger departures. Throughout the pandemic there have b.....
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Hainan Report May 2021
This week’s Hainan report has been updated with the latest data to the week ended Wednesday 5th May 2021. Clients can access the full report.....
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Retail Sales Soar 85%
Hainan Island’s total retail sales last month were up 9% points on the levels achieved in February and increased 85% compared with March 202.....
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Domestic Air Travel Update March 2021
A central feature of the 400 airports that have, to date, reported their March domestic passenger actuals is the resurgence in the Chinese market .....
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Asian Airlines in Q4
In last week’s similar post on how European airlines view their prospects for the summer season, Air4casts were able to report some very con.....
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March Forecast Update
The revised passenger forecasts, uploaded to subscribers’ websites today, represent no more than a  modest change on the outlook develo.....
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Chinese Air PAX up 745% in 15 Days
What a difference two weeks makes. On 12th February China’s airports handled just 162 thousand passengers, a decrease of 90% points on the l.....
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Year of the Ox - the Year China Stayed Home
The power of China’s authorities to control mass movement over the Spring Festival period is vividly illustrated by the Ministry of Transpor.....
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Forecast Update February
That there continues to be substantial pent-up demand for international travel has, from the evidence, never been in doubt.   Europ.....
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The Risks of Using Inflated Travel Data
Today’s Air4casts Recovery Briefing video looks at the importance of the weekly and monthly passenger actuals that come direct from the airp.....
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The December Spurt and its Significance for 2021
While Q1 of this year will be, in all but a very few areas disappointing to say the least, the December record for international air passengers of.....
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Chinese Airports Turn the Rankings Tables
Updated today with new results from China, this Air4casts bulletin analyses the global airport passenger traffic rankings for the first ten months.....
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Chart of the Day from Hainan
Today’s report contains the November retail sales data by category from Hainan Island. Which category increased by an incredible 243% points.....
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Positive News from November Flight Data
There are important regional pockets which continue to suggest that the single largest impediment to the recovery of air travel is the policies of.....
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November Departures Give Grounds for Optimism, Europe Apart
International departures for the first two weeks of this month do confirm that, in five out of the six regions of the world, a recovery is under w.....
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Asia/Pacific - Good News from India in the October Internationals
Daily international flight departures for the first two weeks in October show really encouraging increases for India:   ✓  for the mon.....
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Asia/Pacific Travel Outlook
Today's Air4casts Recovery Briefing video looks at the Asia/Pacific region. Jane Robinson presents the latest data from Hainan Island, includin.....
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China International Recovery Setback
In response to announcements by national airlines that they intended a rapid return to fuller international schedules, the Chinese Civil Aviation Auth.....
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China Daily; May Data Confirms the Recovery
The latest passenger numbers, for 12 May and principally domestic passengers, show that the recovery is continuing even after the excitement of the ho.....
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South Korea in April: A Single Bright Spot
Airport passenger actuals for the period ending 28 April do not yet quite complete the month but they are a sufficient indicator of the present state .....
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China Recovery Watch: Retail Sales
The latest March retail sales data for China is now available. It shows that overall, and in those product areas of most interest to Travel Ret.....
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South Korean Domestic Market in April
There is life still in the important South Korean domestic/leisure market.   Battered certainly by the ramifications of Coronavirus and.....
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China Recovery Watching
Today's Air4casts bulletin analyses the domestic and international March airport passenger counts from China's top airports.   .....
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China Domestic Recovery Watch; Hotel Occupancy
Hotel occupancy rates are one of the best available weekly indicators of any recovery in Chinese domestic travel and this summary provides an invaluab.....
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One Step Forwards, Another Step Backwards
With today’s May nowcast showing an almost 94% reduction in international air passenger traffic versus last year, today’s Air4casts bullet.....
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China Domestic Recovery Underway
With most of the world’s international air network now in lockdown, latest April forecast is -92% after Turkey and Russia stopped international .....
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China: Domestic Routes Will Lead the Recovery
For the past two months Air4casts has measured the effect of all the travel restrictions, flight cancellations and border closures on the internationa.....
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Coronavirus Impacts Airport Rankings
The Air4casts Coronavirus module updates the 2020 monthly forecasts by airport and nationality every day to take into account each new hard piece of d.....
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