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Singapore recorded the fastest growth in four years in 2016, driven by a surge in visitor numbers from China. The China-Singapore market grew by 15%, while total traffic at Changi Airport grew by 6%.
Changi should experience similar growth in 2017 as the airport makes final preparations for the new fourth terminal, which is slated to open in 2H2017. Inbound traffic from China will again drive a large portion of the growth in 2017, but Changi is also expecting growth in the emerging LCC transit segment.
Scoot is Singapore’s fastest growing airline and is extending its network to Europe in 2017. Changi may also attract new European routes from other airlines, but regional capacity expansion within Asia will again drive most of the growth.
Jetstar Asia Part 2: The LCC's hiatus in fleet expansion persists in 2017; overcapacity concerns
This is the second half of an analysis report on Jetstar Asia. The first part examined the airline’s improved profitability and its focus on growing interline and codeshare traffic, which has boosted yields. This part will focus on expansion opportunities in secondary markets and Jetstar Asia’s decision to maintain capacity at current levels.
Jetstar Asia’s fleet has been held steady at 18 A320s since early 2014, when it reduced its fleet by one aircraft and suspended fleet expansion in response to overcapacity in the Singapore short haul market. Jetstar Asia is continuing the hiatus in its fleet expansion in 2017 as it believes its home market still suffers from overcapacity.