Articles Tagged ‘DXB’

New airline routes launched (26 April – 2 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (26 April – 2 May 2011)

51 new routes were launched across the world in the last week, with Russian, German and Canadian airports represented the most. But which airport had 500 people celebrate the arrival of its first international passenger service? And in which country did three airlines launch domestic, regional services?

New airline routes launched (19 - 25 April 2011)

New airline routes launched (19 – 25 April 2011)

Although ‘only’ 38 new routes launched in the last week, we have witnessed an unusually busy week for cakes. It seems Easter gave a sweet tooth for the world’s route launch celebrations. But which airline launched a new international route last week with its single aircraft?

flydubai announces Riyadh and Jeddah; faces low-cost competition from nasair and Air Arabia

flydubai announces Riyadh and Jeddah; faces low-cost competition from nasair and Air Arabia

Dubai’s low-cost carrier has announced two major routes to Saudi Arabia, but which low-cost carrier already operates on both routes? And which indirect competition makes the competitive situation even tougher?


New airline routes launched (5 - 11 April 2011)

New airline routes launched (5 – 11 April 2011)

The summer season start is over and route launches have calmed down somewhat, but we still have 44 new routes that began in the last week. New for this issue is that the new route list is also available as a downloadable spreadsheet. We will make the Excel document available until the next issue of […]

UK - Middle East market still booming; Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways all increasing Manchester flights this summer

UK – Middle East market still booming; Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways all increasing Manchester flights this summer

Passenger numbers at UK airports may have fallen in each of the last three years, but not on routes to the Middle East. We examine the extraordinary growth of traffic to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha from London and the UK’s regional airports as Manchester prepares for a huge boost in capacity in 2011.

New airline routes launched (22-28 February 2011)

New airline routes launched (22-28 February 2011)

Asia and Australia dominated the new routes launched in the last week. But we have full reports on routes launched in Europe and the Americas as well. Which national carrier entered a new country market? Which recent start-up carrier launched a new domestic route? And which airline took over two international routes just as they […]


Rapidly expanding flydubai already ranks #2 in Dubai; faces indirect competition from Air Arabia in Sharjah

Rapidly expanding flydubai already ranks #2 in Dubai; faces indirect competition from Air Arabia in Sharjah

Dubai’s own low-cost carrier has grown faster than sibling Emirates in the last year, but in which region is its core network? What is atypical for a low-cost carrier about some of its routes? Which of the airline’s routes lack competition? And how does it compete with Air Arabia?

The great 'MEB3' analysis: Emirates, Etihad, Qatar networks and fleets compared

The great ‘MEB3′ analysis: Emirates, Etihad, Qatar networks and fleets compared

We all know that these are three of the fastest-growing (and highly regarded) global airlines, but how do their fleets and networks compare? What makes Emirates different from its two regional rivals? What share of each airline’s capacity is allocated to different regions of the world and which of the three currently has no new […]

New airline routes launched (8-14 February 2011)

New airline routes launched (8-14 February 2011)

16 new routes launched across the world in the last week, mostly with low frequencies. But which airline added three new routes, both domestic and international, all with at least daily frequencies? Which low-cost carriers began serving two Asian cities’ capital cities? And which long-haul airline launched its second European route?


New airline routes launched (1-7 February 2011)

New airline routes launched (1-7 February 2011)

31 new routes launched across the world in the last week. Two different airlines moved some of its services between competing airports, but which ones? Which are the four new African routes launched? And which low-cost carrier just entered a highly competitive route?

New airline routes launched (18-24 January 2011)

New airline routes launched (18-24 January 2011)

Although it has been a slow week in terms of new route launches, we have excellent photo coverage to go with the 12 new routes launched. Read about new services starting all over the world; in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East.

New airline routes launched (11–17 January 2011)

New airline routes launched (11–17 January 2011)

Ahead of the major Chinese New Year travel period, airlines in China have been active in the last week. But there is more. Which Italian airport got three new domestic routes? Which airline began serving a US airport marketing itself as a secondary airport for Canadians? And which two major port cities again have an […]