Articles Tagged ‘DXB’

flydubai reaches 50 aircraft; has operated to over 110 destinations from Dubai; overlaps with Emirates on 34 routes

flydubai reaches 50 aircraft; has operated to over 110 destinations from Dubai; overlaps with Emirates on 34 routes

In just 76 months flydubai’s fleet has reached 50 aircraft. We reveal the airline’s growth, its top 15 country markets and on which routes it overlaps with Emirates. Plus its plans to develop a second Dubai base.

Double celebrations from two Arch of Triumph winners

Double celebrations from two Arch of Triumph winners

It’s a busy week – not only do we have pictures of Arch of Triumph winning airports from far-flung places like Suriname and Australia, but we have 10 FTWA entries from nine different countries. You may need to ‘calm down, calm down’ when you find out this week’s winner.

Emirates begins two routes in one day

Emirates begins two routes in one day

Emirates starts its tenth US destination and second Iranian city – both on 1 September.


Sichuan Airlines arrives in Dubai

Sichuan Airlines arrives in Dubai

Sichuan Airlines connects Chengdu and Yinchuan with Dubai operating twice-weekly.

Gulf Air’s network re-build continues; weekly flights and destinations almost back to their peak in a decade

Gulf Air’s network re-build continues; weekly flights and destinations almost back to their peak in a decade

Since a low of 32 destinations over the last decade in S13, Gulf Air continues its reconstruction of its route portfolio in S15, with 42 network points now on offer, including Moscow Domodedovo. anna.aero takes a look at the reborn Gulf Air, and considers where it may fly to next on its journey of route […]

Amsterdam Airport celebrates ‘Route of the Week’ award for Xiamen Airlines’ arrival into Europe

Amsterdam Airport celebrates ‘Route of the Week’ award for Xiamen Airlines’ arrival into Europe

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Budapest Airport celebrates one million passengers in July, while Birmingham Airport welcomes Emirates’ third daily service from Dubai. More news from Lodz, London Luton, Madrid, Moscow Sheremetyevo and Riga airports.


Copenhagen loses Ryanair base, however the ULCC will be the third largest airline this winter; Emirates upgrades to A380

Copenhagen loses Ryanair base, however the ULCC will be the third largest airline this winter; Emirates upgrades to A380

Ryanair recently announced that due to a fallout with Danish unions, it would move its one based 737-800 from Copenhagen to Kaunas. However even with the base closure, the ULCC will still be one of the airport’s largest airlines this winter, despite only starting operations from the facility in March. anna.aero looks into the planned […]

Emirates makes Multan its sixth Pakistani network point

Emirates makes Multan its sixth Pakistani network point

Emirates joins its sister airline flydubai in serving the Dubai to Multan city pair.

Best connected airline hubs by region revealed; global winner Turkish Airlines in Istanbul pulls away from Delta Air Lines in Atlanta

Best connected airline hubs by region revealed; global winner Turkish Airlines in Istanbul pulls away from Delta Air Lines in Atlanta

This week we reveal which are the top 12 airline hubs (in terms of destinations served) in seven different regions across the world. Regional winners include Aeromexico, Air China, Air New Zealand, Qatar Airways and Royal Air Maroc.


Middle East to Australia market to grow by 13%; Emirates and Qantas control nearly 60% of weekly seats

Middle East to Australia market to grow by 13%; Emirates and Qantas control nearly 60% of weekly seats

The insatiable appetite for Europeans to travel down under via the MEB3 carrier hubs looks set to continue, with 14 airport pairs available in January 2016 when compared to just half that amount five years ago. anna.aero takes a ‘Captain Cook’ at the market, with the Ashes (a five-game series of cricket matches between England […]

Austrian Airlines remains constant at Vienna as easyJet gets ready for battle

Austrian Airlines remains constant at Vienna as easyJet gets ready for battle

With 116 routes this summer, Austrian Airlines remains the dominant carrier of the 60 airlines serving Vienna this summer, however easyJet is planning to join the party on some of the Star Alliance carrier’s most popular routes. anna.aero looks to see how Austrian is shaping up as it gets ready for battle to commence.

Jazeera Airways continues to fester; no new routes in the last 12 months or any planned

Jazeera Airways continues to fester; no new routes in the last 12 months or any planned

Is this the least dynamic LCC in the world, or simply one that is hampered by its tricky geographical location? Is there anybody in the Jazeera Airways Network Planning Department anymore? anna.aero blows away the cobwebs to see if anyone is home.