Articles Tagged ‘AUH’

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.

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – W17/18 Part I

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – W17/18 Part I

The biggest new route cake in Riga Airport history (it weighed 16kg and measured 1m x 1m) is just one of the 28 entries in the W17/18 Part I Cake of the Week competition. And yes you, the humble anna.aero reader, has the chance to select which one of these baked beauties scoops this top […]

airBaltic begins Middle East link

airBaltic begins Middle East link

airBaltic commences a four times weekly service between Riga and Abu Dhabi.


Etihad Airways confirms it is ending service to San Francisco; route averaged 79% load factor in 2016; Qatar Airways' entry the final straw?

Etihad Airways confirms it is ending service to San Francisco; route averaged 79% load factor in 2016; Qatar Airways’ entry the final straw?

Etihad Airways has recently confirmed that it is ending its service to San Francisco after three years of operation. We take a look behind the numbers and analyse the factors that have resulted in the MEB3 carrier’s decision to withdraw from the city.

Jeddah Airport's capacity increased by 13% in 2016; international market growing twice as fast as domestic; new terminal due to open Q1 2018

Jeddah Airport’s capacity increased by 13% in 2016; international market growing twice as fast as domestic; new terminal due to open Q1 2018

Jeddah Airport is one of the leading airport’s of the Middle East, with the largest airport in Saudi Arabia handling over 30 million passengers per annum. Since 2007, the airport’s average year-on-year increase in seat capacity is 11%. We take a closer look at the growth patterns of one of the Middle East’s unique gateways. 

Amsterdam-Ho Chi Minh City is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ over 530,000 searches; Vietnam Airlines' fifth European destination??

Amsterdam-Ho Chi Minh City is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ over 530,000 searches; Vietnam Airlines’ fifth European destination??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 530,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Amsterdam and Ho Chi Minh City ‒ but the route is unserved!? Already serving Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Moscow Domodedovo and Paris CDG, will the Dutch hub become Vietnam Airlines’ fifth destination in […]


Milan Malpensa witnesses Q1 2017 traffic jump 11%; 2016 traffic grew 4.7%; easyJet's largest continental base with 29% of airport capacity

Milan Malpensa witnesses Q1 2017 traffic jump 11%; 2016 traffic grew 4.7%; easyJet’s largest continental base with 29% of airport capacity

Milan Malpensa is one of Europe’s leading airports and the second largest in Italy, with it welcoming 19.3 million passengers in 2016. Last week anna.aero’s roving reporter Jonathan Ford visited the Italian airport to learn more about its impressive success, and why recent growth figures are more important than those in previous years.   

Qatar Airways is MEB3 load factor champion to US in 2016; filled over 80% of seats on its 10 routes beating Emirates and Etihad Airways

Qatar Airways is MEB3 load factor champion to US in 2016; filled over 80% of seats on its 10 routes beating Emirates and Etihad Airways

The bosses of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines really don’t like the big Gulf carriers and want changes. But how well are the Gulf carriers doing at filling their US capacity in 2015 and 2016? We dig into the available data and reveal individual route load factors for 2016. 

Manchester-Mumbai is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ over 725,000 searches; Virgin's next long-haul from Northwest UK?

Manchester-Mumbai is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ over 725,000 searches; Virgin’s next long-haul from Northwest UK?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software shows that in the last 12 months a staggering 725,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Manchester and Mumbai ‒ but the route is unserved!? Will it be Virgin Atlantic Airways or Jet Airways that jumps onto this sizeable sector.


1.4m searches (!!) make London to Kochi "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" – our biggest-ever potential route

1.4m searches (!!) make London to Kochi “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” – our biggest-ever potential route

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software shows that in the last year a mind-blowing 1.4m potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between London and Kochi ‒ but the route is unserved!? Will it be BA or Air India that jumps onto our biggest potential route so far.

Manchester to Bangkok is the #1 unserved route between Europe and Thailand; Russia and UK top markets; MEB3 presence intensifying

Manchester to Bangkok is the #1 unserved route between Europe and Thailand; Russia and UK top markets; MEB3 presence intensifying

Europeans are the second largest contingent of visitors to Thailand after Asians. In 2015, 5.63 million European tourists visited the Asian country. anna.aero takes a closer look at the development of tourism from Europe to Thailand during the past decade, and looks into the most popular unserved connections. 

Abu Dhabi hub-heat beginning to cool down; Etihad Airways #1 airline and Doha #1 route

Abu Dhabi hub-heat beginning to cool down; Etihad Airways #1 airline and Doha #1 route

Abu Dhabi Airport looks set to get close to 25 million passengers in 2016, but is some of the heat beginning to fade at Etihad Airways’ home-hub, especially with monthly statistics falling in October? We investigate the airport’s traffic trends, biggest airlines and routes to understand what is happening in the UAE’s capital city.