Articles Tagged ‘Air Arabia’

Middle East aviation market doubles over past 10 years, however growth rates shrinking fast; over 40 airlines to attend CONNECT MEIA

Middle East aviation market doubles over past 10 years, however growth rates shrinking fast; over 40 airlines to attend CONNECT MEIA

Departing seat capacity from the Middle East has doubled over the past decade, going from 131.82 million in 2009 to 264.31 million last year. However, since 2016, the region’s growth rate has shrunk from 13% to 3.1% last year. anna.aero examines the market in more depth ahead of the inaugural CONNECT MEIA.

Air Arabia selects Prague as newest connection from Sharjah

Air Arabia selects Prague as newest connection from Sharjah

Air Arabia begins a five times weekly link between Sharjah and the Czech Republic capital. 

Dhaka Airport reaps the benefits of thriving South Asian market as Chittagong tops route table

Dhaka Airport reaps the benefits of thriving South Asian market as Chittagong tops route table

Dhaka’s regional market goes from strength to strength with 48% year-on-year growth to Bangkok, while capacity to domestic leader Chittagong increases to 817,957 seats. James Davis examines the airlines and routes driving this impressive expansion, whilst reviewing external socio-economic trends which will determine the future for this up-and-coming hub.


Azerbaijan market set to grow 8.7% in 2018; low-cost sector now accounts for over 10% of seats; seven new airlines this year

Azerbaijan market set to grow 8.7% in 2018; low-cost sector now accounts for over 10% of seats; seven new airlines this year

Nestled on the edge of the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan has witnessed its scheduled commercial aviation market double in size between 2009 and 2018. Jonathan Ford looks into the growth taking place, which airlines are taking advantage of the potential, and where Azerbaijani’s like to travel.

Thiruvananthapuram Airport expects modest growth in 2018; IndiGo maintains #1 carrier status

Thiruvananthapuram Airport expects modest growth in 2018; IndiGo maintains #1 carrier status

Thiruvananthapuram Airport has slipped down the Indian airport rankings, as other facilities have grown quicker than the South India gateway. Marc Watkins investigates the airport’s traffic profile and seasonality, as well as its biggest carriers and country markets.

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.


Air Arabia adds Moscow Sheremetyevo service

Air Arabia adds Moscow Sheremetyevo service

Air Arabia commences its second route to the Russian capital.

Sofia Airport celebrates Euro ANNIES award victory while Cork displays its Route of the Week award

Sofia Airport celebrates Euro ANNIES award victory while Cork displays its Route of the Week award

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, ANA celebrates the pending launch of Portugal’s first link to China as well as charter flights to Japan, and we have an anna.aero first – a new scheduled helicopter route celebration from Spain. More news also from Bratislava, Sohar and San Jose airports.   

Middle East LCCs battle it out for Arch of Triumph supremacy

Middle East LCCs battle it out for Arch of Triumph supremacy

This week we have two Middle Eastern LCCs going head-to-head in the Arch of Triumph competition. Will Dubai’s flydubai beat its neighbour Air Arabia from Sharjah? Next week…the first of anna.aero’s renowned public votes, as S17 gets underway.


Air Arabia adds Azerbaijan to its network

Air Arabia adds Azerbaijan to its network

Air Arabia boosts its Sharjah hub with four times weekly Baku sector.

Urumqi joins China’s 20-million club; tenfold increase in traffic since 2002; China Southern Airlines dominates with over 40% of seats

Urumqi joins China’s 20-million club; tenfold increase in traffic since 2002; China Southern Airlines dominates with over 40% of seats

Located in the north-west corner of China, Urumqi is closer to Astana than Beijing. We look at the rate traffic has grown since 2002, the leading domestic and international routes and which are the leading airlines.

Georgia traffic grows by 25% in 2016 as Batumi, Kutaisi and Tbilisi handle 2.75m pax; Turkish Airlines bigger than Georgian Airways

Georgia traffic grows by 25% in 2016 as Batumi, Kutaisi and Tbilisi handle 2.75m pax; Turkish Airlines bigger than Georgian Airways

Nestled strategically between Russia and Turkey, Georgia has three main airports all of which grew by more than 20% in 2016. We reveal the rate at which traffic has grown in the last decade and which are the leading airlines and country markets.