As trade and financial exchange between Hong Kong and the Middle East intensifies, anna.aero reveals which airline is heavily contesting Cathay Pacific in this market.
Bahrain Air closes after 5 years; served 27 destinations in 15 countries; attacks govt. for protecting Gulf Air
Five years after its launch, Bahrain Air sees itself forced to close down shop. The airline, which flew to over 20 destinations in its brief history, heavily competing against Gulf Air, now blames the government for partiality.
anna.aero reveals from a top-level source at Emirates which destinations on the map will be added in 2013 in addition to the already announced new routes to Warsaw and Algiers.
Riyadh: International traffic more than doubles in a decade; new services from Shaheen Air and SpiceJet
Two new airlines – Shaheen Air and SpiceJet – were already welcomed to Riyadh Airport in 2013, adding four new routes to the airport’s offering. But with international traffic more than doubling up in size since 2002, the airport is now entering yet another decade of growth. New destinations for 2013 include Rome with Alitalia.
Iran Air launches new route to Bahrain from Mashhad.
Jet Airways now flies from Bombay in India to Sharjah in the UAE, and from Cochin to Bahrain and Kuwait City
Mihin Lanka launches five-weekly services from Colombo to Bahrain.
Safi Airways launches flights from Kabul in Afghanistan to Bahrain.
Bahrain Air now flies to Thiruvananthapuram/Trivandrum in India from its Bahrain Airport base.
With growth at Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways showing no signs of slowing, how have the national carriers of Bahrain, Oman and Jordan responded in recent years? What has been the focus of their network growth? Which routes will they be dropping in 2012? And just how much bigger are the MEB3 carriers in terms of airports served, weekly flights, weekly seats and weekly ASKs?
Bahrain Air has relaunched the route from Bahrain Airport to Kuwait City.