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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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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; International Focus January 2022
A goodly proportion of subscribers have, of late and quite understandably, been pre-occupied by the possible downside effects of the Omicron variant. .....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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September Air Departures Show Dramatic Shifts
Today’s Air4casts bulletin examines the prospects for domestic and international air travel in light of the latest September airport passenger d.....
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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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Covid Plays Havoc with Airport Rankings
Today’s Air4casts bulletin assesses the July air passenger performance of the world’s two largest economies. All data comes direct from.....
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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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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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The Hainan Misconception
It is sometimes assumed by Travel Retail executives that the bulk of visitors to Hainan Island arrive by air. This is a misconception.   Hain.....
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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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Domestic Air Travel Leads the Way in May
With the global air travel recovery inching forward at a snail’s pace day by day, Air4casts examines a strange new world where the domestic reco.....
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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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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 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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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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COVID-19; Today’s Airport Passenger Updates
Today’s Coronavirus briefing focuses on two crucial crisis data strands ✓ hard February airport passenger data and ✓ the Chine.....
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Mixed Chinese Travel Messages in the Final Quarter of 2019
  Today's client exclusive analysis focuses on the striking Chinese destination performance extremes now in evidence for the final.....
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