Articles Tagged ‘DXB’

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.

flydubai goes up against Emirates to Bangkok

flydubai goes up against Emirates to Bangkok

flydubai flies alongside big brother Emirates to offer a combined eight flights per day to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi.

SpiceJet set to handle 14 million passengers in 2016 but still only serves six international destinations; first of 42 737 MAX 8s coming in 2017

SpiceJet set to handle 14 million passengers in 2016 but still only serves six international destinations; first of 42 737 MAX 8s coming in 2017

India’s fourth biggest domestic airline has a mixed fleet of 737s and Q400s. We track the airline’s domestic share going back to 2009 and reveal the airline’s top 15 airports and number of routes served.


Vote for the best of 12 W16/17 Fire Truck Water Arches – get voting now

Vote for the best of 12 W16/17 Fire Truck Water Arches – get voting now

For one of the 12 airports involved in this week’s Arch of Triumph public vote it will be a great start to November, because within seven days one airport will have a new certificate adorning the fire station walls, and the fire crews will be the toast of the airport. Let battle commence!!

IndiGo, Ryanair and China set the pace for W16/17 growth; India now growing faster than US; Spain and UK lead European growth this winter

IndiGo, Ryanair and China set the pace for W16/17 growth; India now growing faster than US; Spain and UK lead European growth this winter

With eight of the top 20 airports and five of the top 10 airlines no wonder China is seeing three times as many additional seats across its airports than any other country this winter. We crunch the numbers and reveal the fastest-growing airlines, airports and country markets this winter.

SpiceJet starts new routes to Jodhpur and Dubai

SpiceJet starts new routes to Jodhpur and Dubai

SpiceJet adds Jodhpur to its network and links Mangalore with UAE.


Norwegian reaches 10 million passenger milestone in Helsinki; serves over 30 destinations; adding Amsterdam and Pristina for S17

Norwegian reaches 10 million passenger milestone in Helsinki; serves over 30 destinations; adding Amsterdam and Pristina for S17

Norwegian started serving the Finnish capital in the summer of 2010. It has since operated scheduled flights to 36 destinations. We reveal the three route droppings and see how the airline’s share of the Helsinki market has developed.

Qantas is averaging 28% passenger share in international markets; steadily losing domestic market share despite growth; next stop Beijing

Qantas is averaging 28% passenger share in international markets; steadily losing domestic market share despite growth; next stop Beijing

Earlier this month Qantas announced that it will link its largest airport – Sydney – to Beijing from January, its second route to China after Shanghai. China is currently the airline’s eighth largest international market. We take a closer look at Qantas’ impact in its largest markets, including more details of its new Beijing venture.

Allegiant Air is reaching for the stars with its Route of the Week award while Sunshine Coast celebrates Cake of the Week win

Allegiant Air is reaching for the stars with its Route of the Week award while Sunshine Coast celebrates Cake of the Week win

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Oslo welcomes the arrival of Emirates SkyCargo’s first dedicated freighter service, while Highlands and Islands Airports celebrates a record summer period. More news also from RwandAir as it introduces the A330 onto its Dubai route.


Arch of Triumph festivities for the joyful Finns

Arch of Triumph festivities for the joyful Finns

Up until last week in over four years of competition, Helsinki Airport had never entered the Arch of Triumph – it did last week and won first time out. See if any of this week’s competitors can repeat that phenomenal feat.

Atlanta traffic slumps for the first time since December 2014; Delta Air Lines carrying more traffic on own metal; welcomes first MEB3 carrier

Atlanta traffic slumps for the first time since December 2014; Delta Air Lines carrying more traffic on own metal; welcomes first MEB3 carrier

The world’s largest airport recorded a drop in traffic in August of 2.7%, the first time that passenger numbers have fallen in 19 months. We take a closer look at the airport’s recent traffic growth, the dominance of Delta Air Lines, recent network changes and what is still ahead for the mega-hub in 2016.

Arch of Triumph win for China-Europe new route

Arch of Triumph win for China-Europe new route

As we were all flouncing around in Chengdu last week at World Routes, we have a double whammy of FTWAs this week, with a massive 19 airports from around the world battling it out for airport marketing glory.