Articles Tagged ‘DXB’

Lisbon Lions take second title in three weeks

Lisbon Lions take second title in three weeks

It has been another record-breaking seven days in the Arch of Triumph competition, with last week’s tally of 23 entries being matched by this week’s haul. As a result, the 250 FTWA mark has been passed a month earlier than in 2017.

Emirates introduces Istanbul and London links

Emirates introduces Istanbul and London links

Emirates adds services to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen and London Stansted.

WOW air confirms India flights; targeting North American passengers with Toronto and San Francisco to be popular

WOW air confirms India flights; targeting North American passengers with Toronto and San Francisco to be popular

On 15 May WOW air confirmed that from December it will begin non-stop flights between Iceland and India. Initially flown three times weekly, the service to Delhi will grow to five times weekly in 2019. Jonathan Ford analyses the new service and highlights what will be the top connection points via Reykjavik/Keflavik. 


Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport has delivered enviable growth over the past 10 years, with no blips in its inexorable traffic increases. Marc Watkins investigates the Lebanese capital city airport’s most-important carriers and city pairs.

Allegiant Air, flydubai and Transavia post multiple entries in this week's Arch of Triumph competition

Allegiant Air, flydubai and Transavia post multiple entries in this week’s Arch of Triumph competition

Special livery aircraft featuring the Egyptian National Football Team, three airlines with multiple entries, five global regions doing battle, this week’s Arch of Triumph competition has got it all. Which one of the 10 entries will be victorious??

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. 


flydubai launches new links to Europe and Africa

flydubai launches new links to Europe and Africa

flydubai adds services to Dubrovnik in Croatia and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Cardiff Airport defeats all contenders to win Part II of Arch of Triumph public vote

Cardiff Airport defeats all contenders to win Part II of Arch of Triumph public vote

Hundreds of votes were made to decide which airport produced the best Arch of Triumph to herald the second week of new route launches of S18 ‒ with Cardiff Airport’s firefighters claiming this highly-prized accolade. With the public votes now over until the start of W18/19, the four anna.aero judges return to undertake their day […]

flydubai cracks open Krakow connection

flydubai cracks open Krakow connection

flydubai starts its first flights to Poland with a daily 737 MAX 8 operation to Krakow.


Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai is India’s fourth busiest facility, but since late 2017 the airport’s monthly passenger numbers have been usurped by a faster growing competitor. Marc Watkins reviews the airport’s recent traffic figures, its seasonality profile, as well as its biggest routes and carriers, including newcomer Vistara.

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft are typically linked with long-haul services. In recent years this has included new low-cost routes, but some carriers choose to deploy twin-aisle types on shorter sectors. Nick Preston reveals the leading airlines, airports and country markets for short- and medium-haul wide-body flights in S18.

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.