Despite being at 99% capacity and with little sign of any additional runway capacity any time soon, London Heathrow is still the world’s busiest airport if measured by ASKs. We look to see which other airports make the Top 15 in this slightly unusual way of looking at airports.
Emirates launches Tokyo Haneda Airport as its third destination in Japan from Dubai Airport.
With 26 serving airlines other than national carrier Oman Air, clearly there is more to Muscat International Airport than being just the home-based carrier’s hub. Doubling in size in five years, a new 12 million annual passenger terminal will open next year to cater for its continued rapid growth.
flydubai inaugurates Hambantota Airport and Salalah Airport as its second destinations in Sri Lanka and Oman respectively from the airline’s Dubai Airport base.
For Qatar Airways, its operations to North America are only the fifth most important region for the airline, despite the fact it is still starting plenty of new routes, including its Chicago service which launched last month, as well as recently announcing its plans for daily flights to Philadelphia.
flydubai inaugurates new route from its Dubai Airport base to Dushanbe Airport in Tajikistan.
flydubai commences services from its Dubai base to Osh in Kyrgyzstan
flydubai launches fifth Russian destination (Mineralnye Vody) and connects Dubai with Juba in South Sudan
flydubai starts flights from Dubai to both Mineralnye Vody (Russia) and Juba (South Sudan).
In January, anna.aero told you to expect three more routes from MEB3 member Emirates this year – the first of them, to Stockholm Arlanda Airport, will launch on 4 September. We do hate it when we are right! Honest!
Kenya Airways inaugurates thrice-weekly flights from Nairobi to Hong Kong via Dubai.
flydubai launches flights from its Dubai base to Sialkot and Multan.