Articles Tagged ‘RUH’

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft are typically linked with long-haul services. In recent years this has included new low-cost routes, but some carriers choose to deploy twin-aisle types on shorter sectors. Nick Preston reveals the leading airlines, airports and country markets for short- and medium-haul wide-body flights in S18.

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 […]

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.

flyadeal adds Abha to its network

flyadeal adds Abha to its network

flyadeal commences services from Riyadh and Jeddah to Abha in south-west Saudi Arabia.

Mumbai Airport capacity grows for fifth straight year; Jet Airways is largest carrier, international expansion leads the way in 2017

Mumbai Airport capacity grows for fifth straight year; Jet Airways is largest carrier, international expansion leads the way in 2017

More than 29.75 million seats will be available on departing flights from India’s Mumbai Airport in 2017, 3.3% up on the previous year. We take a look at air service developments at the airport over the past 10 years including growth rates in domestic and international services, and the largest and fastest growing airlines and […]


The US and China have largest domestic networks in 2017, but Australia offers more seats per capita and Middle East markets are growing fast

The US and China have largest domestic networks in 2017, but Australia offers more seats per capita and Middle East markets are growing fast

Global domestic capacity grew by 7% from 2016 to 2017 with more than 6.2 billion seats on sale this year. While the US remains the largest domestic market, it is being outgrown by other developing networks. anna.aero has trawled through the schedules to reveal the largest domestic markets, and which are growing at the fastest […]

flyadeal joins Saudi Arabian domestic sector scramble; Dubai to be first international route in 2018?

flyadeal joins Saudi Arabian domestic sector scramble; Dubai to be first international route in 2018?

Launched on 23 September, flyadeal, the sister LCC of Saudi Arabian Airlines, is the flag carrier’s attempt to combat the growing presence of other carriers like flynas and SaudiGulf Airlines. We look at where the fledgling carrier is presently operating and try to understand where it might fly to next.

Jet Airways adds three new international links in one day

Jet Airways adds three new international links in one day

Jet Airways launches three new routes on 29 October, from India to Amsterdam, Paris and Riyadh.


Laos beats all in Week 37 of 2017 Arch of Triumph

Laos beats all in Week 37 of 2017 Arch of Triumph

Sometimes we receive FTWAs from some of the most unlikely places…and the Southeast Asian nation of  Laos is definitely in this category. Not only was that a shock, but it also beat all six other competitors from around the world this week.

Saudi Arabian Airlines adds its eighth Indian destination

Saudi Arabian Airlines adds its eighth Indian destination

Saudi Arabian Airlines begins operations to its 88th destination to the capital of Kerala in India.

flyadeal takes flight in Saudi Arabia

flyadeal takes flight in Saudi Arabia

flyadeal, Saudi Arabia’s newest LCC, begins initial operations with twice-daily Jeddah–Riyadh flights.