Articles Tagged ‘Abu Dhabi’

Just nine new routes so far in 2008 from the Middle East’s “Big 3”; none to Western Europe

Thumb: Middle East Top StoryEmirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways are still ordering more new aircraft to support their growth plans but which routes have they launched so far in 2008? Which are starting soon and which destination did all three start this year? And what links Brussels, Dublin and Minsk?

Etihad racing to catch up with Emirates and Qatar Airways

Etihad racing to catch up with Emirates and Qatar AirwaysPassenger numbers at this ambitious airline grew by nearly 70% in 2007 to 4.6 million as routes were launched to nine new destinations. Which markets achieved better than average load factors and what is growth likely to be in 2008? What makes Brussels and Dublin interesting for Etihad and why is 2009 going to be a big year from a PR point of views?

Etihad playing catch-up in Middle East hub battle

Etihad playing catch-up in Middle East hub battleWe look at how the networks of the three biggest spending carriers in the region have developed since July when we last looked. How many destinations have Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad added? How many have they dropped? How many flights have they added? The answers may surprise you. They surprised us!