Articles Tagged ‘DXB’

New airline routes launched (31 May – 6 June 2011)

New airline routes launched (31 May – 6 June 2011)

It has been a very busy week with an entire 86 new routes launched. We have all the analysis – and the cakes – of routes ranging from Emirates’ 26th destination in Europe to LOT Polish Airlines’ fourth Ukrainian route. But which European airline launched routes to both Asia and South America? And which US […]

flydubai to start seven weekly flights to fast-growing airports: Kiev, Donetsk, Kharkiv from September

flydubai to start seven weekly flights to fast-growing airports: Kiev, Donetsk, Kharkiv from September

Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, flew into Kiev to announce his airline’s entry into the fast-growing Ukraine airport market with new routes from Dubai to Kiev (3-weekly), Donetsk (2) and Kharkiv (2) starting mid-September. Kiev Borispol’s traffic soared 16% last year to 6.7 million. Ukraine will co-host (with Poland) next year’s EURO 2012 football […]

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?