Routes Weekly top five: Fastest-growing airports, Norwegian, WeChat, Malindo, Air France-KLM and more

Our top five stories this week: The fastest-growing major airports in the world so far this year; Norwegian cleared to enter Brazilian market; Airlines using WeChat; Malindo adds new China route; Air France-KLM's new CEO and more.

Our top five stories on Routes Weekly this week - subscribe here:

1. The fastest-growing major airports in the world so far this year
Airports in China and India accounted for ten of the top 20 fastest-growing major airports in the world during the first-half of the year, highlighting the growing dominance of the countries as aviation powerhouses. Research by Routesonline has also ranked the leading airports by total passengers added during the period, with the US featuring strongly. Read more

2. Norwegian cleared to enter Brazilian market
Scandinavian low-cost carrier Norwegian is seeking to muscle in on the UK-Brazil market, currently the sole domain of oneworld alliance partners British Airways and LATAM Airlines Group. Read more

3. How international airlines use WeChat to market to China
Chinese social media platform WeChat has one billion monthly active users. Find out what KLM, Scoot, Finnair and Air France are doing to maximise their presence to China’s outbound travellers. Read more

4. Malindo Air adds the 'green city' as Malaysia - China capacity grows
Malaysian full-service airline Malindo Air is introducing a new route to China as capacity between the two countries continues to accelerate. Read more

5. Bulletin board: aviation industry news round-up
This week: Air France-KLM's new CEO; Hainan Airlines, Azul, Mesa Air, Korean Air, IATA and more. Read more

Route rundown: BNA-MSP, TRV-DOH, SVO-DUB
China Southern ramps up flights between World Routes hosts
Airline in focus: Singapore Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines breaks ten million milestone 

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