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Fitch: Chinese Airlines Benefit from Robust Travel Demand

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SHANGHAI, Nov 10 (Fitch) Chinese airlines will continue to
benefit from
robust atmosphere transport direct over a middle term, Fitch Ratings
says. The direct is
driven by fast-growing abroad transport as some-more countries provide
easier access
to Chinese citizens, consumers’ ardour for convenience travel
overseas grows, and
air transport becomes increasingly affordable. We also expect
Chinese airlines to
further enhance their general track networks.
Air newcomer trade in China has increasing strongly given the
beginning of
2015. Passenger trade turnover in terms of income passenger
kilometres (RPK)
rose 15.1% yoy in 8M15, compared with a 11.4% yoy boost in
8M14. The demand
for abroad transport has been clever with RPK on international
routes posting a
29.1% yoy expansion in 8M15, compared with 13.8% yoy in 8M14. The
industry
passenger bucket cause softened 1.2 pp in 8M15 to 83.0%.
Chinese travellers are holding longer domestic flights, as they
become
increasingly accustomed to longer-distance travel. This is
evident in a 9.9%
yoy boost in a series of domestic passengers in 8M15, which
was slower than
the domestic RPK expansion of 11.4%. It is also probable that
travellers have
replaced shorter-range domestic flights with journeys on
high-speed trains.
In contrast, short-range general routes are gaining
popularity as a result
of flourishing consumer ardour and easier visa entrance to many
foreign countries.
This trend is apparent as a series of general passengers
soared 35.3% yoy
in 8M15, aloft than a general RPK expansion of 29.1% yoy.
For instance,
travel to Japan and South Korea surged after a dual countries
relaxed visa
requirements for Chinese adults in Jan and Apr 2015
respectively. Many
member states of a Association of Southeast Asian Nations have
recently also
loosened or are formulation to disencumber a visa entrance for Chinese
citizens, which
will boost short-range general transport volumes.
At a same time, atmosphere transport has turn some-more affordable, as
urban disposable
income increasing 8.4% yoy in 9M15, while airlines have kept air
fares fast due
to a healthy direct and reduce jet fuel costs. In addition,
travel agencies are
offering outbound transport packages during some-more rival prices to
gain shares in
international transport market, as a domestic transport marketplace is
almost saturated.
Contact:
Karl Shen
Associate Director
+86 21 5097 3008
Fitch Ratings (Beijing) Limited, Shanghai Branch
1015, 10/F, IFC Tower A, HSBC Building, 8 Century Avenue,
Pudong, Shanghai,
China
Ying Wang
Senior Director
+86 21 5097 3010
Media Relations: Wai-Lun Wan, Hong Kong, Tel: +852 2263 9935,
Email:
[email protected]
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Article source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/10/idUSFit93959820151110

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