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Hong Kong Gears Up for Travel Surge
With mandatory hotel quarantine for arrivals to Hong Kong now a thing of the past today’s Air4casts bulletin examines the fast moving changes to.....
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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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China’s Domestic Air Traffic Down 40%
After an encouraging July upswing in domestic air travel on mainland China, August proved problematical.   Once again the Chinese governmen.....
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Hainan Begins Latest Road to Recovery
Just in today the latest weekly data for Hainan’s largest airport show an 11% point increase on the previous week. Up to date as of Wednesday 24.....
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Hainan’s June Sales Race Ahead
After a Spring of Covid related difficulties Hainan’s offshore sales moved comfortably ahead of May last month, making June the third most succe.....
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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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Hainan’s Welcome June Rally
Just in from the island’s largest airport, Haikou Meilan, the June weekly numbers speak for themselves:   ✓ this week passenger.....
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Hainan’s Retail Sales Back on Track
Whilst Hainan Island’s tourism business was deeply affected by the recent Covid lockdowns, retail sales just published for May show real signs o.....
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China’s June Revival
After 3 months of rapid decline China’s domestic air travel market is beginning to emerge from its lockdown induced torpor.   Daily d.....
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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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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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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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Hainan Sales Roared Ahead in February
February’s Hainan retail sales soared again with help from the key Lunar New Year travel surge.  While the March performance is likely to.....
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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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Omicron hits January Internationals
There are today over 600 airports on the Air4casts system with passenger actuals for January 2022.   Of those 446 have declared their inter.....
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The China Forecast Options: International Passengers
It may just be that the Winter Olympics have brought to the forefront of minds the timing of any relaxation in the restrictions on China International.....
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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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Omicron Flight Cancellations: Apparent or Real?
Over the holiday period there was a surge in breathless press reports, many of them beginning in the USA, pointing to a an unprecedented level of flig.....
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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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Hainan Island This Week PLUS
This week’s Hainan PAX numbers have today been uploaded to client websites. Subscribers will see that passengers are down, both on the same week.....
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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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Haikou Airport Weekly Report
The latest data reported from Haikou airport is now available to subscribers through their respective websites.   The numbers are not enc.....
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Hainan October Recovery Challenge
  The Chinese holiday season means that, today, Air4casts is able to report on two weeks of air passenger traffic data from .....
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Air4casts Launches the China Domestic Module
Have you tried our new ChinaDomestic module? The new ChinaDomestic module has been developed by Air4casts in response to the need for fast and accu.....
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Alcohol Sales Increase by 87% Points
Retail sales in July demonstrated excellent yoy growth. Sales of Alcohol and Tobacco increased 87% points compared with July 2020 and mobile phone.....
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Haikou Meilan Update
This week’s Hainan report has been updated with the Haikou Meilan airport passenger data for the week ended Wednesday 18 August 2021.  .....
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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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Hainan Cosmetic Sales Double Again
Released today by the Hainan Provincial government are the island’s May retail sales by category as well as the tourist performance for the .....
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Hainan’s April Sales Up 49% with Tourists Up 135%
Hainan Island’s total retail sales, domestic and duty free, hit USD 3 billion last month, up by almost a half on April 2020 according to the.....
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China Domestic Travel in April
The latest domestic passenger data for Chinese airports in April provides an excellent indicator of market developments and trends with one import.....
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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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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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Hainan Sales Strong in December but Caution for January
Retail sales of cosmetics, fragrances and skincare on Hainan Island together reached almost USD 350 million in December 2020 according to official.....
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Tourists Top 9 Million and Cosmetics Sales Soar
  The Hainan provincial government’s monthly report for October highlights the extent of the island’s emergence as the key.....
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Hainan September Sales by Category
With Hainan Island’s Duty Free sales topping USD 1.63 billion from 1st July to 19 October, today’s Air4casts bulletin examines the drivers.....
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Hainan and Its Best Seven Days
Hainan Island’s largest airport, Haikou Meilan, last week had its best 7 days since the start of the pandemic. These latest weekly passenger num.....
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Hainan Island Breaks Post Pandemic Records
On Thursday last we reported the good news that Hainan’s travel numbers were progressing steadily week on week. Today's bulletin goes fur.....
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Hainan: Impressive July Performance
With Hainan Island’s duty free shopping spend in the first week of July reaching USD 64 million, Air4casts examines the latest July travel trend.....
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China Retail Sales; The Phenomenon of Revenge Shopping
April data for Retail Sales in China, not Travel Retail sales, shows that while a sort of recovery is continuing, expenditure levels are still down on.....
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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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Recovery Forecasts: August International Lift-Off
Air4casts have today published the first in their series of Recovery Forecasts to be routinely updated on a monthly basis at a minimum.   .....
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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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China Recovery Watch; May Day Holiday Air Travel Performance
Daily travel data just released from the Chinese government pinpoints what actually happened over the May Day holiday period.   The focus is .....
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China Recovery Watch; May Day Recovery Good News
Data just released by Ctrip confirms the expected/hoped for boost in travel demand.   It goes without saying that the continuing limita.....
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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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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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