Articles Tagged ‘MEB3’

The MEB3 lead the way in connecting the Middle East with China, yet all three are reporting declines in capacity

The MEB3 lead the way in connecting the Middle East with China, yet all three are reporting declines in capacity

Although Emirates and Qatar Airways are only reporting minor declines in seat capacity in the Middle East to China market, it is Etihad Airways which is letting down the MEB3 trio as it reports a drop in overall seats between its Abu Dhabi hub and China of over 16%. anna.aero looks to see how the […]

Leak of the Week - EVA Air eyes-up Milan and Barcelona; Washington and Chicago also mooted; Delhi and Cebu to get connections too

Leak of the Week – EVA Air eyes-up Milan and Barcelona; Washington and Chicago also mooted; Delhi and Cebu to get connections too

After splashing the cash ($8bn) on 26 new wide-body aircraft in Seattle recently, EVA Air now has to find somewhere to fly them. New network points in Europe, US and India are expected to be announced soon – but anna.aero is giving you the heads-up first.

MEB3 in Europe +360% since 2005: Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways now serve 48 airports in 28 countries

MEB3 in Europe +360% since 2005: Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways now serve 48 airports in 28 countries

With certain European airlines still grumbling about distorted competition from carriers in the Middle East, we take a closer look at the development of the MEB3 carriers on routes to Europe during the last decade.


Qatar Airways passes Emirates for destinations served non-stop

Qatar Airways passes Emirates for destinations served non-stop

The MEB3 carriers have added a total of 25 new non-stop services in the last 12 months (but dropped 12), five of which are to new destinations. Download our free summary spreadsheet that reveals who’s flying where and how often.

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 […]

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.


ASKs between Middle East and US increase by 35%; nine new routes started in last 12 months

ASKs between Middle East and US increase by 35%; nine new routes started in last 12 months

By the end of 2014, Etihad Airways will have added three new US routes to its network, including San Francisco this week, complementing the seven already started over the last 12 months from the Middle East region. anna.aero investigates just how much of the growth between these regions is being delivered by the MEB3.

Emirates #1 player in Middle East-Africa market; ASKs increase by 14%; Seats not far behind on 10% growth

Emirates #1 player in Middle East-Africa market; ASKs increase by 14%; Seats not far behind on 10% growth

Not many global region pairs can boast posting double-digit annual growth, but the Middle East to Africa is an exception, posting a 14% growth in weekly ASKs and a 10% hike in weekly seats in the last 12 months. anna.aero delves into the data to reveal the emerging trends in this dynamic market.

Qatar Airways increases Hamad International Airport non-stop network by 17 destinations; still just behind Emirates

Qatar Airways increases Hamad International Airport non-stop network by 17 destinations; still just behind Emirates

The MEB3 carriers have added a total of 34 new non-stop services in the last 12 months, 20 of which are to new destinations. Download our free summary spreadsheet that reveals who’s flying where and how often.


Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen further erodes low cost legacy with first MEB3 Qatar Airways

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen further erodes low cost legacy with first MEB3 Qatar Airways

anna.aero’s publisher, Paul Hogan, was specially invited to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport for the arrival of Qatar Airways – the first by a MEB3/Middle East Big 3 airline and the latest big development to further erode the image that Sabiha Gökçen is a low-cost airport.

Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways plan 21 new routes in 2014; focus on Europe and US

Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways plan 21 new routes in 2014; focus on Europe and US

The network expansion of the MEB3 carriers continues in 2014. We look back over the last decade to see how their range of destinations has grown in five geographic regions. Plus a summary of which new destinations are being added this year. But when it comes to seats and ASKs, Emirates is greater than Qatar […]

MEB3 – Qatar and Etihad still envy Emirates’ sheer scale and scope

MEB3 – Qatar and Etihad still envy Emirates’ sheer scale and scope

For Qatar Airways, its operations to North America are only the fifth most important region for the airline, despite the fact it is still starting plenty of new routes, including its Chicago service which launched last month, as well as recently announcing its plans for daily flights to Philadelphia.