Articles Tagged ‘DXB’

Back-to-back wins for Middle East in 2018 competition

Back-to-back wins for Middle East in 2018 competition

After waiting until Week Eight of the 2018 Arch of Triumph competition to chalk up its first win of the year, the Middle East has not wasted any time in securing its second victory, and as a result, the region draws level with Asia in the fledgling inter-regional battle, with leader Australasia now in its […]

Phoenix proudly presents its Cake of the Week prize

Phoenix proudly presents its Cake of the Week prize

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Cobalt becomes a fully fledged member of IATA, while Wizz Air confirms it will add further capacity to its Vienna base for W18/19. More news from Emirates at Newcastle, United Airlines in Geneva, easyJet at Belfast International plus Qantas in Alice Springs. 

Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport’s recent growth trajectory has faltered as a result of flying restrictions imposed by its Middle Eastern neighbours. However, its not all bad news, as other carriers, like India’s LCC IndiGo, have rushed in to fill the capacity void left by others – Marc Watkins gets all cuddly with the data.


SaudiGulf Airlines starts first international route

SaudiGulf Airlines starts first international route

SaudiGulf Airlines commences Riyadh to Dubai route – faces multiple competitors.

S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

The start of S18 is now less than one month away, and having already considered early airline trends, our next sneak preview focuses on airports. Nick Preston finds out which airports are scheduled to serve the most destinations and country markets and welcome the most airlines during a peak week this summer. 

Pakistan International Airlines capacity stable in 2017; Karachi is leading hub, Saudi Arabia tops international markets

Pakistan International Airlines capacity stable in 2017; Karachi is leading hub, Saudi Arabia tops international markets

Pakistan International Airlines provided more than 7.8 million two-way seats across its network in 2017, a marginal 0.2% increase when compared to the previous year. Nick Preston looks at the airline’s network developments over the past 10 years, during which time large cuts were followed by strong growth.


flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai provided more than 15 million seats across its network in 2017, representing a marginal 2.0% reduction compared to the previous year. The Middle Eastern LCC has enjoyed a rapid rise since commencing services in 2009. Nick Preston examines the carrier’s development, including its fleet and network trends.

Düsseldorf-Johannesburg is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 115,000 searches; Eurowings to enter this route?

Düsseldorf-Johannesburg is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 115,000 searches; Eurowings to enter this route?

In the last year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that around 115,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Düsseldorf and Johannesburg ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Eurowings is growing its long-haul network fast from the German airport, will South Africa’s biggest city be next??

Cape Town Airport experiences strong growth since 2014; increase in international seats outpaces domestic demand

Cape Town Airport experiences strong growth since 2014; increase in international seats outpaces domestic demand

Cape Town Airport handled 10.7 million passengers in 2017, representing a 6.1% increase compared to 2016 and a significant 24% rise since 2014. Nick Preston takes a look at the factors driving this growth and identifies the airport’s main network trends over the past 10 years, including its largest airline operators, and top domestic and […]


United Airlines proudly presents its Route of the Week award for its latest Sydney service; Zurich Airport celebrates Cake of the Week win

United Airlines proudly presents its Route of the Week award for its latest Sydney service; Zurich Airport celebrates Cake of the Week win

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, flydubai launches 737 MAX 8 flights to Moscow Sheremetyevo, the first-ever operation of the aircraft type in Russia, while FlyPelican announces that it will connect Newcastle to Adelaide from 26 March. More news also from Gothenburg and London Luton airports.

BA in the market for more A380s; Dubai and Phoenix possible new routes with type

BA in the market for more A380s; Dubai and Phoenix possible new routes with type

British Airways’ parent IAG is apparently back in the A380 market, following Emirates’ recent $16 billion deal for the superjumbo. We take a look at where BA currently flies with the type, where it may use any future aircraft and whether Iberia will get any.

Kenya Airways grows traffic 71% in 10 years to 4.46 million annual passengers; load factor back above 70%; confirms New York JFK launch

Kenya Airways grows traffic 71% in 10 years to 4.46 million annual passengers; load factor back above 70%; confirms New York JFK launch

Kenya Airways’ announcement of non-stop flights to New York JFK is one of the most significant route developments in its history. With the news, anna.aero has looked at how the carrier has development in recent history, with numbers showing that the carrier has been busy enhancing its passenger numbers.