Articles Tagged ‘DOH’

Prague Airport proudly displays its Arch of Triumph certificate

Prague Airport proudly displays its Arch of Triumph certificate

Prague Airport celebrates receiving its second-ever Arch of Triumph certificate – both for new long-haul services into the Czech capital. Find out which one of the five competing airports this week will join them in FTWA glory.

Qatar Airways connects with Kiev

Qatar Airways connects with Kiev

Qatar Airways begins a daily A320-operated service between Doha and Kiev Boryspil. 

Qatar Airways pops-up in Prague

Qatar Airways pops-up in Prague

Qatar Airways begins operations to its 13th Central and Eastern Europe destination.


It's a transatlantic battle in Week 31 of the Arch of Triumph competition

It’s a transatlantic battle in Week 31 of the Arch of Triumph competition

Europe has been below par during the past few weeks in regards to its FTWA calibre, going a month without a win, with Milan Bergamo being the last airport on the continent to claim a weekly victory. With two entries this week, has Stockholm Arlanda or Prague done enough to bring back Europe’s winning form? 

Europe goes three weeks without a win – no entries either! North America takes back-to-back victories

Europe goes three weeks without a win – no entries either! North America takes back-to-back victories

This week’s winning airport has had an unprecedented year, not because of some significant slugs of air service development, but because it has added the Arch of Triumph as the cherry on the top of those achievements. Find out which of five global airports will have something extra to celebrate this week. 

Zurich-Colombo is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ nearly 250,000 searches; SWISS' next Asian route after four-year gap??

Zurich-Colombo is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ nearly 250,000 searches; SWISS’ next Asian route after four-year gap??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 250,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Zurich and Colombo ‒ but the route is unserved!? SWISS’ last new Asian service was launched to Singapore in 2013, so surely it is overdue to start another route full of eastern […]


Auckland Airport traffic up 8.1% for first half of 2017; handled just under 18.3 million passengers in 2016; five new airlines this summer

Auckland Airport traffic up 8.1% for first half of 2017; handled just under 18.3 million passengers in 2016; five new airlines this summer

Auckland Airport for the first six months of 2017 handled 9.58 million passengers, with 55% of this traffic flying on international services. Since last August the airport has welcomed Qatar Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Tianjin Airlines, while existing carriers continue to thrive. 

Qatar Airways starts services to third Omani destination

Qatar Airways starts services to third Omani destination

Qatar Airways now operates nearly 60 weekly flights to Oman by adding Sohar to its network. 

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. 

IndiGo doubles its Doha route offering

IndiGo doubles its Doha route offering

IndiGo now links Chennai and Kozhikode daily to the Qatari capital – already serves Delhi and Mumbai. 

Friedrichshafen basks in first-time Arch of Triumph glory – and south German sunshine!

Friedrichshafen basks in first-time Arch of Triumph glory – and south German sunshine!

Last week German regional airport Friedrichshafen beat-off competition from the likes of Melbourne, Orlando and Nice to secure its first-ever Arch of Triumph title. As the airport celebrates its landmark victory, find out whether this week’s competition will be be won by a minnow or mega-hub here!