some more bits and bobs out of World Routes -taken from anna aero's reports (Ive estimated all numbers)
In the list of unserved Detroit markets in the last 12 months, MAN is top of the pile with 14,000 searches
However MAN has its own charts
1 way bookings from May 2017 to April 2018
Kuala Lumpur 22,000
Skyscanner searches 12 months ending August 2018
Bangkok 2.5 MILLION!!
Sydney SYD 750,000
Kuala Lumpur 440,000
Cochi, India 350,000
I'm not sure I understand the numbers either - is "one way bookings" the same as "one stop one way" (i.e. Suggesting that circa 42,000 passengers did MAN-BKK vv?
If so, those numbers are surprisingly low. For example:
1 - this report from OAG suggested that MAN-BKK experienced 133,500 one stop bookings in 2015. 84,000 over another 12 month period suggests a significant drop in numbers. https://3rxg9qea18zhtl6s2u8jammft-wpeng ... Report.pdf
2 - this article from blue Swan daily suggests that inn2016 the MAN-Australia O&D market is around 220k "two way passengers". I know this isn't quite comparing apples with apples, but I'd expect MAN-SYD/MEL/PER to represent the vast majority of that 220k. Even if you aggregate them above and double them, it gets to 91k. https://blueswandaily.com/qantas-looks- ... to-europe/
Both of these suggest a declining market which feels unlikely because:
1 - these numbers are clearly part of a MAG advertising/promotional strategy at world routes; and
2 - whilst the overall passenger numbers are flat at MAN the underlying growth in long haul is roughly 10% year on year.
I suppose this is a very long winded way of saying I don't think I fully understand the numbers!!!