Articles Tagged ‘AHB’

flynas adds Dubai to Abha operation

flynas adds Dubai to Abha operation

flynas commences its 11th city pair from the Saudi Arabian city – its fourth biggest base.

flyadeal joins Saudi Arabian domestic sector scramble; Dubai to be first international route in 2018?

flyadeal joins Saudi Arabian domestic sector scramble; Dubai to be first international route in 2018?

Launched on 23 September, flyadeal, the sister LCC of Saudi Arabian Airlines, is the flag carrier’s attempt to combat the growing presence of other carriers like flynas and SaudiGulf Airlines. We look at where the fledgling carrier is presently operating and try to understand where it might fly to next.

Saudi Arabian Airlines still the Middle East's second largest airline; robust domestic growth to battle newcomers

Saudi Arabian Airlines still the Middle East’s second largest airline; robust domestic growth to battle newcomers

Saudi Arabian Airlines is a bit of an enigma when compared to its more media-hungry neighbours, the MEB3 – Emirates, Qatar Airways and Eithad Airways. With a vast domestic network, something that the MEB3 do not have, the Saudi national carrier is bigger than you might expect when compared to its Middle Eastern peers. We take […]


Saudi Arabian airports forecast to smash 80m passengers in 2015

Saudi Arabian airports forecast to smash 80m passengers in 2015

Saudi Arabia has not been off the front pages much so far in 2016. Its airports and airlines are creating headlines too, with new routes, like flynas’ launch from Dammam to Khartoum this week, driving robust growth in the country. anna.aero delves into the secrets of this Middle Eastern aviation powerhouse.

Double celebrations from two Arch of Triumph winners

Double celebrations from two Arch of Triumph winners

It’s a busy week – not only do we have pictures of Arch of Triumph winning airports from far-flung places like Suriname and Australia, but we have 10 FTWA entries from nine different countries. You may need to ‘calm down, calm down’ when you find out this week’s winner.

Qatar Airways launches destination #8 in Saudi Arabia

Qatar Airways launches destination #8 in Saudi Arabia

Qatar Airways starts flights to Abha – 18 years after its first flights to the Kingdom.


Turkish Airlines grows faster in Egypt than MEB3

Turkish Airlines grows faster in Egypt than MEB3

Despite Turkish Airlines being the best connected airline to the African continent in terms of destinations served, when it comes to Egypt the carrier places second to Qatar Airways in relation to seat capacity. anna.aero looks into the connectivity contest between Turkish and the MEB3 carriers in Egypt, as well as looking to see which […]

Air Arabia connects Abha with its Sharjah base

Air Arabia connects Abha with its Sharjah base

Air Arabia inaugurates twice-weekly services from Sharjah Airport to Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia.

New airline routes launched (14 - 20 June 2011)

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 June 2011)

A very busy week with 75 new routes starting in all corners of the world. But which Chinese airline launched its second trans-Pacific route? Which North American airline launched six transatlantic services? And which two airlines relaunched landmark services between Dubrovnik and Belgrade?


New airline routes launched (22-29 November)

New airline routes launched (22-29 November)

A dozen dynamic new routes this week involving not only big airports like Beijing, Doha, Dubai, London Heathrow and Seoul Incheon, but also less well-known airports such as Abha, Arvidsjaur, Sulaimaniyah and Tangshan. We have our usual array of photos celebrating proceedings.