Articles Tagged ‘DXB’

Leak of the Week – Emirates to fly to Philly

Leak of the Week – Emirates to fly to Philly

As the vitriolic words continue between the USB3 and MEB3, the latter seem hell bent on launching plenty of new US routes, just to prove their point in the rhetoric still further. During a press briefing Emirates’ Tim Clark lets it slip that Philadelphia will be the airline’s 11th US destination – as ever, we […]

flydubai debuts in Somaliland

flydubai debuts in Somaliland

flydubai begins flights from its Dubai base to Hargeisa in Somaliland, and now operates 64 weekly flights to Africa. Thrice-weekly services to Quetta in Pakistan also launched.

Emirates connects Denpasar to Dubai

Emirates connects Denpasar to Dubai

Emirates launches daily services from Dubai to Denpasar, making it destination #146 for the MEB3 carrier.


SpiceJet adds sixth route to Dubai

SpiceJet adds sixth route to Dubai

SpiceJet replaces Pune-Sharjah route with Pune-Dubai service using 737-800s.

Casablanca Airport to break 8m for the first time in 2015; RAM commands 65% of weekly seats

Casablanca Airport to break 8m for the first time in 2015; RAM commands 65% of weekly seats

Things have moved on a bit at Casablanca Airport since one of the most famous films ever was released in 1942. For one, the airport’s #1 carrier – Royal Air Maroc – was not formed until 15 years later. Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman ‒ in the picture) famously boards a plane to Lisbon – a city […]

flydubai introduces four more Iranian destinations

flydubai introduces four more Iranian destinations

flydubai starts services to Ahwaz, Hamadan, Isfahan and Tabriz – Iranian destinations up to eight.


flydubai introduces new Iranian flights

flydubai introduces new Iranian flights

flydubai commences operations to its third Iranian city – Shiraz – four more new routes to the Middle Eastern country start next week.

Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport reports 23% capacity growth in 10 years; Germania arrives from Berlin Schönefeld and Düsseldorf

Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport reports 23% capacity growth in 10 years; Germania arrives from Berlin Schönefeld and Düsseldorf

The main gateway to the largest city in Western Asia and to the capital of Iran, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport (IKA) consolidated its annual capacity in recent years, offering around 2.9 million seats in 2014 (a new record high). With a total of 25 carriers flying to 46 destinations in 30 countries, anna.aero takes a […]

MEB3 carriers allocating around 6% of capacity to US routes; Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways add eight new routes in 2014

MEB3 carriers allocating around 6% of capacity to US routes; Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways add eight new routes in 2014

The big US airlines with global networks are apparently trying to stop the growth of the major Gulf carriers into the US. We look at how these airlines allocate their capacity globally, and where capacity is being added fastest in 2015.


flydubai starts services to Nejran in Saudi Arabia

flydubai starts services to Nejran in Saudi Arabia

flydubai makes Nejran its 12th destination in Saudi Arabia from its Dubai hub.

Turin trumpets the first 2015 competition victory; North America takes win #2 this year

Turin trumpets the first 2015 competition victory; North America takes win #2 this year

While last week’s winners Turin had to fight off 11 other airports to secure the ‘Arch of Triumph’ weekly competition, this week’s victors had it relatively easy, coming top in just a two horse race.

Fuerteventura shows off its winner’s certificate; first blood to Europe

Fuerteventura shows off its winner’s certificate; first blood to Europe

The first week of the 2015 ‘Arch of Triumph’ competition sees 12 entries from around the world, including two airports sending us two FTWAs each. The last weekly winners of 2014 – the firefighters from Fuerteventura – get the Airport Director to share in their glory.