Asiana Airlines in September and October 2017 plans to operate charter flights to Spain, which sees the airline’s A380 operating Seoul Incheon – Barcelona route.
Cathay Pacific GM revenue management Navin Chellaram stated (18-Jul-2017) the launch of new seasonal service to Barcelona in Jul-2017 was "well received, which is a positive sign as we enter the summer peak".
Cathay Pacific starts this sunday its new connection between Barcelona and Hong Kong. The new service is the only continuous operation during the summer season linking Barcelona and Hong Kong, a major tourist and financial centre of Asia.
Air China opens on the 5th of May its second route to China from Barcelona-El Prat Airport. It will operate it with a direct flight to the country's economic capital, Shanghai, which will take off three times a week with a schedule tailored to the needs of the business sector and with interests in this prosperous city and its surroundings.
India’s Jet Airways Group recorded a net profit of INR850 million ($12.7 million) for the second quarter of the airline’s 2017 financial year, up 2.4% from INR830 million in the year-ago quarter. Second-quarter revenue for the Group was INR56.8 billion, up 3.2% from INR55 billion a year ago.
Jet Airways Group carried a total of 6.8 million passengers during the quarter, up 6.3% year-over-year (YOY). Codeshare partners supplied 1.2 million passengers during the quarter, up 15% YOY, while passengers and revenue delivered by Etihad Airways and Etihad Airways Partners rode 32% and 25%, respectively. Jet Airways is an Etihad Airways Partner airline, with the Abu Dhabi-based carrier having a 24% stake in Jet.
For Jet Airways on a standalone basis, second-quarter operating revenue for the airline was INR54.2 billion, up 3.1% from INR 52.6 billion a year ago. Total expenses were $55.1 billion, down 5% YOY, producing an operating profit of INR1 billion, down 47% from INR1.9 billion a year ago. Net profit for the airline during the quarter was INR1.1 billion, up 23.4% from INR876 million in the year-ago quarter.
Group traffic grew 5.6% YOY to 10.8 billion RPKs while capacity increased 5.7% YOY to 13.2 billion ASKs during the quarter. Cost per ASK (CASK) dipped 0.4% to 6.61 US cents. Minus fuel, the Group’s CASK was up 1.7% to 4.99 US cents. The Group’s passenger load factor for the quarter was 81.7%, flat YOY.
“Growth in passenger numbers and aircraft utilization contributed significantly to our performance during the second quarter, together with maintaining a broadly flat nonfuel cost, despite inflation.” Jet Airway vice-chairman and president and CEO of Etihad James Hogan said.
“Improvements in operational performance have helped Jet Airways participate in the strong growth being witnessed in the Indian aviation market,” Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal said.
On Nov. 15, Jet Airways and Kenya Airways announced the expansion of an existing codeshare agreement between the two airlines to include codeshares on Jet’s domestic flights between Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad.
Source: atwonline.com/ December 2016
Barcelona Air Route Development Committee
promotes Barcelona Airport intercontinental flight
Barcelona and Singapore, two cities linked by its exceptional location, its tourist beauty, its core business and its cosmopolitan essence, are more united than ever this 2016.
Each year, more than 50,000 passengers fly between Barcelona and the Asian city, part of the more of 1 million passengers currently flying between Barcelona and the Asian continent.
In focus, more than 28,000 make it indirectly through other world airports, next to the 1.2 million passengers that also fly indirectly between Barcelona and Asia-Pacific. With a compound average growth rate (CAGR) between 2010 and 2015 of 13% and almost 20,000 more passengers, the route between Barcelona and Singapore continues its growth.
In addition, the route has a percentage of business traffic or "premium" of 17%, which means that one of every 6 people traveling between the two cities flies in business class or first class.
Singapore Airlines (SIA) celebrated this year its tenth anniversary of activity from Barcelona, and now totals five weekly flights from Singapore to Prat Boeing 777-300ER aircraft; Two of these flights operate the route Singapore-Milan-Barcelona and the rest are direct flights from Barcelona to Singapore, according to the airline in a statement.
The general manager of Singapore Airlines in Spain and Portugal, Deryk Liew says the airline is committed to the Spanish market, and has the support of the increasing arrival of tourists from Asia, Australia and New Zealand to Spain.
Source: Sabre MIDT/ BARDC
Barcelona Air Route Development Committee
promotes Barcelona Airport intercontinental flights