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China’s US$20 Billion Hold on Asian Aviation - Continued Lockdowns Now Stalling Any Recovery

The great aviation recovery is underway, or more precisely - airline capacity ...

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Understanding the Slow Aviation Recovery in South East Asia

Moving Backwards? Travel restrictions put in place to protect citizens in many ...

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Global Airline Capacity Becomes Becalmed Ahead of Thanksgiving

If last week was busy with IATA Slot, the Dubai Air Show and new aircraft ...

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Thanksgiving Gifts as Airline Recovery Continues

US Airlines have a major role to play at Thanksgiving transporting literally ...

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The World’s Richest Market Finally Reopens!

A Welcome Injection of US$ 2.8 Billion For Transatlantic Carriers After more ...

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Winter Brings Good News With Markets Reopening and New Routes Starting!

As the IATA Winter Season starts there is plenty of good news around the globe ...

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Airline Capacity Softens Around the World

Africa’s ‘Lego’ Airline Proves Unbreakable It is only September, but the ...

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COVID’s Impact on Flight Punctuality

As the long journey towards an aviation recovery begins, it’s a good time to ...

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Valuing Duty Free - the key to boosting Asia’s domestic air travel?

Hainan Island in China, along with its airports, has seen a duty free shopping ...

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What are Codeshare Flights & what are they used for?

The need for schedule synchronisation The airline industry has witnessed ...

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It's Green for Go! UK Reopens for International Flights but to Where?

The UK’s Green List for Travel  Polite words and phrases such as “a step in the ...

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Prospects for Long Haul Travel: When Family Ties Count and Predicting Which Markets Will Come Back First

At OAG we’ve spent a year trying to understand how air travel will evolve ...

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Fleet Changes with COVID-19: Time for the New

This month global scheduled airline capacity (seats) is down by 47% compared to ...

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Joining The Dots But Missing The “T’s” Socially Distancing Whilst Connecting, A Complex Issue

There is growing optimism around an aviation recovery; in the UK it’s almost ...

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Will China's Annual Mass Migration Happen in 2021

Often referred to as the world’s largest mass migration, Chunyun, or the Spring ...

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easyJet and Ryanair Share The Capacity Pain While China and The United States Lead The World

Another dire week for global aviation with more lockdowns, sudden suspensions ...

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OAG's Megahubs - Where are they now?

Our annual review of the Most Connected Airports in the World – Megahubs has ...

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London’s Airports Battle for Premier League Positions

Changing Strategies for the New Normal World There are few cities in the world ...

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The Strategic Use Of Cancellations: How Airlines Managed Schedules During Covid

“Unprecedented” is a word we’ve heard a lot over the past 5 months. It’s a term ...

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MCTs: Longer Connecting Times Could Reduce Connectivity By Nearly 20%

Measures taken by airlines and airports to reduce the likelihood of ...

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Covid-19 and Air Travel – Impact on Airports

Research and Insight from OAG’s latest webinar As we move from crisis mode to ...

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Busiest Routes 2020

When we started preparing the data for the 2020 version of OAG’s Busiest Routes ...

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Climate Change and the US addiction to flying: Is rail revival the answer?

  As environmental concerns gather momentum, the focus on air travel’s ...

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City Twins: an exclusive club?

With the opening of Daxing Airport in November 2019, Beijing takes a step ...

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High Speed Rail Vs Air: Eurostar at 25, The Story So Far

This month Eurostar, the iconic high-speed rail service between London and ...

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The World’s Longest Unserved Routes

Qantas may have recently operated a test flight between New York and Sydney but ...

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Thomas Cook: Heritage Brand. Business Hole.

Amidst the sadness this week at the loss of a heritage brand from the UK plc ...

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London Heathrow retains title as world’s most connected airport

Once again, London’s Heathrow Airport has come out ahead of its rivals for the ...

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Boston’s Aviation Party

There are few airports in North America that can look forward with as much ...

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Roots & Resilience – How Chinese Communities Are Supporting U.S. Services to China

Half of all Chinese who live in the US reside in either California or New York, ...

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Billion Dollar Route - Jewels in The Network

Airline networks, a mix of destinations, some routes operating with high daily ...

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Schools out – UK summer flight market continues to surprise

Commentators would have you believe that the market is soft this summer as ...

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US Majors – Summer Matters

Last December, United announced its biggest ever international network ...

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No time to wait: European delays getting worse

The conventional measure for understanding punctuality in the aviation industry ...

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The Pursuit of Punctuality

The availability of more data than ever before has given the aviation industry ...

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Forget robots (for now): Travelers want simplicity and humans at the airport

The best ways to delight today’s travelers and grow revenue may surprise you. ...

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China’s Largest Opportunity – The World's Next Mega Carrier?

Management changes in any business create a period of uncertainty, and in most ...

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The Vienna Waltz

Vienna has a reputation as a solid market. Solid in that it ranks among the Top ...

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The Rise and Rise of IndiGo

Traditionally, purple has been a colour associated with kings and in the Indian ...

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Battle for the Bay

Competition is hotting up between airports serving the Greater Bay Area of ...

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From Hassle to Holiday

Want to know when will be the busiest time to travel and which will be the ...

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When Geography Plays A Part: JFK’s Dilemma

It seems that even the most mature markets are capable of a growth spurt. Asset ...

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The Race for Deliveries – China Trumps United States

Airbus edged out Boeing in the annual aircraft order competition for 2017, but ...

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China - Australia, The Skies Just Keep on Opening

It’s quite rare for two countries to completely liberalise their air service ...

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On-Time Performance Star Ratings for October Revealed!

OAG is proud to award 5-star ratings to 14 airlines and 49 airports in the ...

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OAG Megahubs Index 2017 is here!

This year, in the 2017 edition of the Megahubs series, we turn our attention to ...

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Laptop Losers – Connectivity impact for Europe’s key hubs

The great strength of hub airports is that they connect passengers from one ...

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Dynamics of Connectivity – Bangkok – The Tourism Hub

In the final instalment of our Asian hub connectivity series, we look ...

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Dynamics of Connectivity – Kuala Lumpur – Leading With Low-Cost

As we continue our Asian hub connectivity series, one airport stands out as ...

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Dynamics of Connectivity – Haneda – Japan’s Beating Heart

Next in OAG’s series on Asian Hub Connectivity, we consider connectivity at ...

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Dynamics of Connectivity – Singapore – Regionally Relevant

OAG takes a deep dive into the traffic flows at Asia’s primary hub airports to ...

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Dynamics of Connectivity – Hong Kong – An International Hub Icon

OAG takes a deep dive into the traffic flows at Asia’s primary hub airports to ...

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Rwanda: brave and bold moves for the next African hub

The first direct service from Kigali, Rwanda to London starts at the end of May ...

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Europe Looking East: The Rise of Three Trending Destinations

In the second collaborative piece, OAG and Skyscanner explore three trending ...

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Goldilocks and on-time performance

As airports and airspace become more crowded, the way operations are managed ...

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Lesson in Long-Haul, Low-Cost

Legacy carriers are right to be jittery about the competitive threat from ...

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Eyeing the prize – opportunities for more direct India-UK air services

It should have been no surprise given the UK’s need to foster international ...

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A Japanese Gem: Uncovering the Aviation Potential of Okinawa

In the first of a series of collaborative pieces – OAG has teamed up with ...

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Japan January - Domestic Japan – still all about JAL and ANA

Earlier in our blog series this week we looked at how the low-cost sector is ...

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Japan January - The Haneda Story

Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND) is Japan’s largest airport and has succeeded in ...

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Japan January – On-time performance – Japan shows how it’s done

For as long as OAG has been tracking on-time performance (OTP), Japan’s ...

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Iceland – Seriously Cool

Travel search engine Skyscanner recently announced that Reykjavik in Iceland ...

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Airport and airline winners of OAG's Punctuality League 2016 announced

Having just finished our New Year festivities here at OAG HQ, we’re in the mood ...

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Transatlantic Attraction - The Story Continues

It’s a frequent story seeing double-digit frequency growth over a few years in ...

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The world's most connected airports of 2016

Which airports are the most connected in the world? Find out in the 2016 ...

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US Big Three Results Drive Punctuality Improvements

It’s been a good year for the Big Three. Strong profits, new aircraft ...

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Incredible India - Friend or Foe?

With India Tourism the premier partner for World Travel Market this week, OAG ...

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Incredible India - Connections in Big Cities

With India Tourism the premier partner for World Travel Market this week, OAG ...

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Incredible India - Capacity Crunch

With India Tourism the premier partner for World Travel Market this week, OAG ...

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Investing Wisely with Aviation Data

Aviation is a risky business from many perspectives; the returns for airlines ...

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Morocco - Doing West Africa Proud

Quietly on the West Coast of Africa things are happening. A new hub airport is ...

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Rebooting South America’s Hubs

With tech hubs springing up in the likes of Santiago and Medellin, there are ...

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China’s Outbound Love Story

As World Routes heads to Chengdu in September, OAG takes a timely look at where ...

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Sofia - The Latest Aviation Battleground

Aviation is full of great iconic airline battles, it’s what makes the industry ...

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From Australia to the UK; an Ambitious Journey

It’s been an iconic ambition to secure non-stop services from Australia to the ...

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United States – Mexico: Opening the Skies Further…

It may prove to be one of the last changes to US aviation policy under the ...

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Phoenix to Orlando – whatever next in the US one-stop shop?

Geography can be challenging, especially when you are located on the East or ...

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Finders Keepers

Air services between China and Europe are growing rapidly. In July 2016, there ...

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Underserved Routes from A to B, via C

We all like to travel as directly as possible from one destination to the next ...

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Joining Up The Dots - Asia's Megacities

Imagine two cities with populations of 31 million and 25 million, respectively. ...

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2015 Trends - 18 Months On

In December 2014, OAG published its 2015 Trends report. At the time the world ...

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Some habits need to be broken

In some parts of the world it’s ‘cool to queue’. But when you are waiting in a ...

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Aruban Air Service Development – No Caribbean Holiday

With approval granted for numerous new air services to Havana, airports and ...

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Top 10 unserved routes from key Eastern Europe markets

Using OAG data, we reveal the top 10 unserved routes in key Eastern Europe ...

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A ‘blank canvas’ look at US-Tokyo flights

US regulators have indicated their intention to use the availability of slots ...

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Seattle’s 1,000km advantage

With the arrival of the new and more efficient breed of long range aircraft, ...

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Low Cost: The new norm in Eastern Europe

In our latest report, OAG explores drivers of growth in Eastern Europe.

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The Pandemic Cycle

For many years the fortunes of the aviation industry were a reflection of ...

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All-new Global Monthly OTP Reports for Airlines and Airports

Find out which airlines and airports got their on-time performance off to a ...

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The first (and hopefully the worst and last) of 2016’s Winter Storms

As airports across the East Coast of the United States clear up after the ...

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Iran - plenty of potential on paper (at least)

On paper, at least, prospects for Iranian aviation are looking good.

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Well done to our Punctuality League winners!

Once again we’ve had a busy first week back in the office at OAG HQ; with no ...

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Christmas Wishes from OAG

At OAG we track every scheduled flight around the planet on a daily basis. With ...

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Royal Air Maroc helps reconnect West Africa aviation

The first confirmed cases in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa were reported in ...

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Which markets are driving China’s international capacity growth?

In contrast to news reports of weakness in the Chinese economy, there is no ...

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Thanksgiving Getaways from OAG

In preparation for Thanksgiving this year, OAG uses data from Schedules ...

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Phoenix, the Megahub for both legacy and long-haul

To be the base airport for a major airline is a dream and to be a hub facility ...

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OAG reveals Top 50 World’s Most Connected Airports

It’s aspirational, ambitious, complex and frequently reliant on believing one ...

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Iran - Do Changes to its Aviation Landscape Beckon?

It has for many years been a market of restricted access and trade activity but ...

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The Big Five - Challenging Times

It's one of the largest continents on the planet with over 15% of the worlds ...

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Flying Through the Years of the Rugby World Cup

With the Rugby World Cup kicking off tonight, OAG looks back on the prestigious ...

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SG50 Singapore's Aviation Evolution

With Singapore set to celebrate 50 years of independence this weekend we take a ...

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Flights Over Beijing To Be Restricted As China Holds V-day Parade

With Beijing airspace set to be closed for 3 hours next month as part of the ...

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Your Most Powerful Aviation Data Set

Your Most Powerful Aviation Data Set It’s probably one of the most powerful ...

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Analysing Delta Air Lines' role at Dallas

Analysing Delta Air Lines' role at Dallas Southwest has given Delta Air Lines a ...

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Japan-Taiwan Air Services – Benefitting from Open Skies

This summer marks the fourth summer since Japan and the Republic of China ...

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The Danger of Trend Analysis

  In 2011 there were 241 airlines registered and operating scheduled services ...

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Scottish APD: More of the same or are we at the beginning of the end?

  With election fever about to take over the UK in the coming weeks, there is a ...

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Bangalore – A Microcosm of Indian Aviation?

 OAG’s on-time performance data for February 2015 at Bangalore’s Kempegowda ...

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1501 miles and counting

It's amazing how much difference one mile can make in aviation! Today scheduled ...

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Good enough?

At the start of 2015 four out of five flights leaving from and arriving at the ...

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OAG at the movies

It's award season, so in honor of this year's Oscars, OAG's rolling out the red ...

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Chinese New Year Infographic - Year of the Goat

Holiday periods are often busy times in terms of air travel and Chinese New ...

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Who are the best-performing airlines and airports?

    Congratulations to our Punctuality League winners! It’s been a busy week ...

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Top 5 aviation trends to look out for in 2015

As 2014 draws to a close we look into the new year and use our extensive ...

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Impact of London airspace closure (infographic)

Last Friday a power failure at NATS caused London airspace to shut down - at ...

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'Tis the season...to travel

OAG welcomes Christmas with this festive infographic showing the top 10 ...