Articles Tagged ‘DUR’

New airline route announcements and fascinating facts and figures we came across this week (2016 – week 3)

New airline route announcements and fascinating facts and figures we came across this week (2016 – week 3)

In our newest feature we reveal what exciting route news and statistical trivia our data elves have come across during the last week while reading their e-mails (that’s short for elf-mail) and preparing this week’s stories.

Ethiopian Airlines enters Durban

Ethiopian Airlines enters Durban

Ethiopian Airlines commences a thrice-weekly link to Durban from Addis Ababa – a route it last operated in March 1998.

Qatar Airways adds destination #3 in South Africa

Qatar Airways adds destination #3 in South Africa

Qatar Airways decides that Durban will become its third South African network point, adding to its existing Cape Town and Johannesburg services.


Public vote winners Iasi Airport get their hoses out to celebrate last week’s Arch of Triumph win; Part II results and this week’s winner too

Public vote winners Iasi Airport get their hoses out to celebrate last week’s Arch of Triumph win; Part II results and this week’s winner too

This week’s FTWA story is rammed. Not only do we have pictures of the winners of the W15/16 Public Vote Part I, we also have the Part II results, plus this week’s champions, as we return back to normal business, with the anna.aero judging this week’s efforts from Singapore and London. Phew!

Turkish Airlines adds destination #46 in Africa

Turkish Airlines adds destination #46 in Africa

Turkish Airlines starts Istanbul – Johannesburg – Durban – Johannesburg ‒ Istanbul flights four times weekly.

Vote for the best of 19 Fire Truck Water Arches; W15/16 Launches Part I

Vote for the best of 19 Fire Truck Water Arches; W15/16 Launches Part I

Litres of hard work and gallons of perspiration goes into a route launch – especially the Fire Truck Water Arch – which sees an unprecedented union between an airport’s operations and marketing departments. Make sure all of your airport’s endeavours are crowned with an Arch of Triumph certificate – get voting now!!


FlySafair departs for Durban and East London

FlySafair departs for Durban and East London

FlySafair commences domestic services from both Cape Town and Johannesburg to the two coastal airports – all facing direct competition.

Mango links Lanseria with Durban

Mango links Lanseria with Durban

Mango adds its second route from Lanseria to South Africa’s third largest airport in relation to passenger traffic – will compete directly with kulula.com.

Proflight Zambia debuts Durban

Proflight Zambia debuts Durban

Proflight Zambia commences operations between Lusaka and Durban, an international connection that will be flown thrice-weekly.


Three new carriers add spice to domestic market in South Africa; FlySafair, Skywise and Fly Blue Crane face challenging times

Three new carriers add spice to domestic market in South Africa; FlySafair, Skywise and Fly Blue Crane face challenging times

Competing against South African Airways and Comair’s two local airlines will be challenging for the new entrants. Passenger numbers are up 3.9% at the country’s three biggest airports in the first half of 2015. UAE still top country market.

SAA’s LCC Mango set to start ninth domestic route

SAA’s LCC Mango set to start ninth domestic route

Launched by South African Airways in late 2006, Mango has grown steadily from four to 12 aircraft. We look at what competition the airline faces on its route network and how growth has accelerated in recent years.

kulula.com South Africa’s leading LCC has 20% of domestic market; operates just seven routes with a fleet of 10 737-800s

kulula.com South Africa’s leading LCC has 20% of domestic market; operates just seven routes with a fleet of 10 737-800s

Despite recently celebrating its 14th birthday, South Africa’s kulula.com operates just seven domestic routes. We reveal how the airline’s annual capacity has grown in the last decade and what competition it faces on its routes.