Articles Tagged ‘Qatar Airways’

30-Second Interview – Adrian Littlewood, CEO of Auckland Airport

30-Second Interview – Adrian Littlewood, CEO of Auckland Airport

Last week anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford travelled to New Zealand on Qatar Airways’ first flight to Auckland, the longest route in the world. While in New Zealand he caught up with Adrian Littlewood, CEO of Auckland Airport, to discover more about the booming city’s recent route developments. 

Ryanair, Turkish Airlines and American Airlines top S17 rankings for airline networks in comprehensive anna.aero analysis

Ryanair, Turkish Airlines and American Airlines top S17 rankings for airline networks in comprehensive anna.aero analysis

We reveal the top 15 airlines this summer (S17 season) as measured by most routes operated, most country markets served and most airports served. Not surprisingly some airlines appear in all three categories, but can you guess which ones?

World's longest route becomes world's best FTWA of 2017 (so far...!)

World’s longest route becomes world’s best FTWA of 2017 (so far…!)

At 14,535 kilometres, Qatar Airways launched the world’s longest flight between Doha and Auckland on 5 February, beating the previous longest route flown by ‘Arch’ rival Emirates from its Dubai hub to New Zealand’s biggest city. But what score did Auckland get for its Arch of Triumph welcoming this landmark new route?


Qatar Airways begins world's longest route

Qatar Airways begins world’s longest route

Qatar Airways launches the world’s longest commercial flight, which takes 17 hours and 30 minutes and covers a distance of 14,535 kilometres.

Qatar Airways wins anna.aero's "Platinum Planet Prize" for launching the world's longest route: Doha-Auckland

Qatar Airways wins anna.aero’s “Platinum Planet Prize” for launching the world’s longest route: Doha-Auckland

As he stepped off the plane in Auckland anna.aero presented Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Office HE Mr Akbar Al Baker with the “Platinum Planet Prize” for opening the world’s longest non-stop commercial air service (14,535 kilometres according to OAG Analyser).

Manchester to Bangkok is the #1 unserved route between Europe and Thailand; Russia and UK top markets; MEB3 presence intensifying

Manchester to Bangkok is the #1 unserved route between Europe and Thailand; Russia and UK top markets; MEB3 presence intensifying

Europeans are the second largest contingent of visitors to Thailand after Asians. In 2015, 5.63 million European tourists visited the Asian country. anna.aero takes a closer look at the development of tourism from Europe to Thailand during the past decade, and looks into the most popular unserved connections. 


Royal Jordanian cuts weekly seats by 5.5%; double-digit capacity growth to Heathrow and Bangkok

Royal Jordanian cuts weekly seats by 5.5%; double-digit capacity growth to Heathrow and Bangkok

Like many small- and medium-sized national carriers around the world, Royal Jordanian seems to stagger from one period of navel-gazing to the next, not really seeming to know its role in the industry. We investigate the oneworld carrier’s progress (or lack of) over the last decade, as well as its biggest airports and country markets.

Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 5.0: The Race to Find the Fastest Airline in the World is on 2 September!

Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 5.0: The Race to Find the Fastest Airline in the World is on 2 September!

Budapest Airport and anna.aero have confirmed this year’s air transport industry’s premier charity-sportive event – “The Race to Find the Fastest Airline in the World” – will take place at 11:00 on Saturday 2 September 2017 on Budapest Airport’s 13R-31L runway.

Saudi Arabian Airlines still the Middle East's second largest airline; robust domestic growth to battle newcomers

Saudi Arabian Airlines still the Middle East’s second largest airline; robust domestic growth to battle newcomers

Saudi Arabian Airlines is a bit of an enigma when compared to its more media-hungry neighbours, the MEB3 – Emirates, Qatar Airways and Eithad Airways. With a vast domestic network, something that the MEB3 do not have, the Saudi national carrier is bigger than you might expect when compared to its Middle Eastern peers. We take […]


Arch of Triumph 2016 – just one week of competition left

Arch of Triumph 2016 – just one week of competition left

If your airport has aspirations of winning this year’s Arch of Triumph competition, you had better get a move on, as there is just one week left of this year’s battle. Nine more airports from around the world have probably their last attempts to break onto the 2016 leader board – see how they do.

Qatar Airways debuts new route duo from Doha

Qatar Airways debuts new route duo from Doha

Qatar Airways starts new services to Krabi in Thailand and Mahé in Seychelles.

Ethiopia's double-digit ASK growth shows no signs of stopping; Ethiopian Airlines #1 carrier

Ethiopia’s double-digit ASK growth shows no signs of stopping; Ethiopian Airlines #1 carrier

With over 86 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is Africa’s second largest country in terms of population and is home to the ever-dynamic and opportunist carrier Ethiopian Airlines. We take a look at the country’s ASK growth, along with its biggest country markets and airlines.