DATA SPOTLIGHT: Seoul Gimpo International Airport

This year The Blue Swan Daily will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members, we deliver a data snapshot on Seoul Gimpo International Airport which is once again the largest air gateway to South Korea’s capital city.

Gimpo International Airport used to be the primary gateway to Seoul before the construction of Incheon International Airport, now one of the world’s most recognised hub airports. Gimpo International had served the city and South Korea’s travellers well, but its downtown location always meant it would become constrained by a growing capital city.

It has remained key for domestic connectivity with some limited international operations, while Incheon has seen significant international growth. But now, with international air travel reduced to skeletal levels, its domestic activity means that it has in the past month overtaken Incheon as the largest gateway to Seoul, based on weekly air capacity.

NETWORK MAP (as at 18-May-2020)

GLOBAL RANKING (as at 18-May-2020)

DESTINATIONS (as at 18-May-2020)

ANNUAL CAPACITY (2012-2020*)(NOTE:The values for this year are at least partly predictive up to 6 months and may be subject to change)

WEEKLY DOMESTIC CAPACITY (2017 – 2020*)NOTE:*the values for this year are at least partly predictive up to six months and may be subject to change.

WEEKLY INTERNATIONAL CAPACITY (2017-2020*)NOTE:*the values for this year are at least partly predictive up to six months and may be subject to change.

CAPACITY SPLIT BETWEEN DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS (w/c 18-May-2020)

CAPACITY SPLIT BETWEEN LOCAL AND FOREIGN OPERATORS (w/c 18-May-2020)

LARGEST AIRLINES BY CAPACITY (w/c 18-May-2020)

LARGEST DOMESTIC DESTINATION MARKETS (w/c 18-May-2020)

LARGEST INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION MARKETS (w/c 18-May-2020)

AVERAGE FLIGHT LENGTH (w/c 18-May-2020)

AIRLINE BUSINESS MODEL CAPACITY SPLIT (w/c 18-May-2020)

ALLIANCE CAPACITY SPLIT (w/c 18-May-2020)

INTERNATIONAL MARKET CAPACITY BREAKDOWN BY REGION (w/c 18-May-2020)

DEPARTING SYSTEM SEATS BY CLASS (w/c 18-May-2020)

AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS BY MOVEMENTS (w/c 18-May-2020)

MORE INSIGHTS…

Domestic flying will act as the industry’s life support system and countries with the strongest domestic markets – and the airlines that operate there – will likely be on the strongest ground

Airline domestic route rankings highlight Asia-Pacific recovery

Incheon Airport slot shortages limit Korean Air’s growth potential

South Korea aviation market: a decade of rapid growth driven by LCCs