Articles Tagged ‘AUH’

Lagos Airport set for growth in 2018 thanks to 7.4% rise in annual capacity; comes on the back of traffic falling below seven million

Lagos Airport set for growth in 2018 thanks to 7.4% rise in annual capacity; comes on the back of traffic falling below seven million

Lagos Airport is the leading gateway to Nigeria, with it handling over six million passengers in 2016 and 2017. However, Lagos looks set to see a resurgence this summer, having witnessed cuts for three consecutive years. Jonathan Ford informs on the recent history of one of Africa’s busiest airports. 

World's airports show off Stockholm Skytrax awards

World’s airports show off Stockholm Skytrax awards

In this week’s Network Planning Community News it’s airport award season with the Skytrax World Airport Awards in Stockholm being held last week. There is also news from Budapest, Geneva, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Melbourne and Nuremberg airports.

Qatar Airways confirms London Gatwick return; will grow four times faster than Emirates in UK this year, although capacity still way behind

Qatar Airways confirms London Gatwick return; will grow four times faster than Emirates in UK this year, although capacity still way behind

Qatar Airways has announced that it will return to London Gatwick in S18 with a twice-daily service, adding to its already confirmed Cardiff route. With the airline now present at six UK airports, Jonathan Ford looks at the carrier’s past developments from the UK and reveals the likely top connecting destinations for Gatwick passengers.


Back-to-back wins for Middle East in 2018 competition

Back-to-back wins for Middle East in 2018 competition

After waiting until Week Eight of the 2018 Arch of Triumph competition to chalk up its first win of the year, the Middle East has not wasted any time in securing its second victory, and as a result, the region draws level with Asia in the fledgling inter-regional battle, with leader Australasia now in its […]

Etihad Airways adventures into Azerbaijan from Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways adventures into Azerbaijan from Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways begins a three times weekly service from its UAE capital hub to Baku.

Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport’s recent growth trajectory has faltered as a result of flying restrictions imposed by its Middle Eastern neighbours. However, its not all bad news, as other carriers, like India’s LCC IndiGo, have rushed in to fill the capacity void left by others – Marc Watkins gets all cuddly with the data.


Middle East takes its first Arch of Triumph win

Middle East takes its first Arch of Triumph win

The Middle East has become the fifth global region to scoop a weekly win in 2018, joining Asia, Australasia, North and South America. Find out which of the region’s global mega hubs has been the first to fly the Arch of Triumph winner’s flag.

Pakistan International Airlines capacity stable in 2017; Karachi is leading hub, Saudi Arabia tops international markets

Pakistan International Airlines capacity stable in 2017; Karachi is leading hub, Saudi Arabia tops international markets

Pakistan International Airlines provided more than 7.8 million two-way seats across its network in 2017, a marginal 0.2% increase when compared to the previous year. Nick Preston looks at the airline’s network developments over the past 10 years, during which time large cuts were followed by strong growth.

Cobalt continues Cypriot conquer with UAE connection

Cobalt continues Cypriot conquer with UAE connection

Cobalt inaugurates a three times weekly link between Larnaca and Abu Dhabi. 


MEB3 carriers experience network slowdown in 2017; US, Australia and UK remain biggest country markets by ASKs

MEB3 carriers experience network slowdown in 2017; US, Australia and UK remain biggest country markets by ASKs

Emirates is catching Qatar Airways in terms of the number of destinations served by the big three Middle Eastern airlines (MEB3). We reveal the routes added (and dropped) by the MEB3 carriers in the last 12 months, and which are the top 15 country markets for the combined carriers.

Mumbai Airport capacity grows for fifth straight year; Jet Airways is largest carrier, international expansion leads the way in 2017

Mumbai Airport capacity grows for fifth straight year; Jet Airways is largest carrier, international expansion leads the way in 2017

More than 29.75 million seats will be available on departing flights from India’s Mumbai Airport in 2017, 3.3% up on the previous year. We take a look at air service developments at the airport over the past 10 years including growth rates in domestic and international services, and the largest and fastest growing airlines and […]

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.