Articles Tagged ‘SKG’
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.
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.
Thomas Cook Group carriers grow seat capacity 11% in two years as US market more than doubles; Birmingham biggest base without long-haul
The Thomas Cook Group operated just under 19.93 million seats in 2017, up 11% from its offering in 2015. With long-haul growth high on the agenda, will the carrier expand this strategy to more of its bases? Jonathan Ford looks to see where the airline has focused its capacity, and where it’s expanding in 2018.
Tbilisi-Copenhagen is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 32,000 searches; Georgian Airways’ next growth sector?
In the last year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 32,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Tbilisi and Copenhagen ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With the Georgian capital hosting next month’s CONNECT route development conference it would be good if the local flag carrier could […]
Wizz Air to open Vienna base with three based aircraft and 17 new routes; appears at first not to target easyJet or Eurowings
Wizz Air has announced that it will begin serving Vienna from April, with the base opening in June when it will station one A320, with two A321s joining the new operation from November. While the airline is planning 17 routes from Vienna, it appears its strategy is to avoid easyJet and Eurowings.
Ryanair has a quiet week – introduces 31 new routes between 31 October and 5 November.
Ryanair commences services on 83 new routes in two days across 29 and 30 October.
Ryanair launches 17 routes from Frankfurt, six from Memmingen and two from London Stansted.
This is a landmark edition of the 2017 Arch of Triumph battle, as we pass the 200-FTWA barrier in the 23rd week of the annual competition. With a massive 18 entries this week, including four from Blue Air and three each from Norwegian and Air Arabia Maroc, its no surprise we’ve had a busy week […]
Ellinair begins a weekly summer seasonal service between Thessaloniki and Cluj-Napoca.
Cobalt prepares to go long-haul; anna.aero visits Cyprus’ leading airline as it gets ready to enter its second year of operations
Cobalt first started operations on 7 July 2016. It now operates six aircraft to 16 destinations in Europe and the Middle East. As Cobalt enters its second year of operations, anna.aero paid a visit to the carrier in Larnaca to find out more about one of Europe’s newest airlines, and its future plans including its […]
Condor begins services on nine new routes from four different German airports.