Articles Tagged ‘Air Arabia’

The MEB3 lead the way in connecting the Middle East with China, yet all three are reporting declines in capacity

The MEB3 lead the way in connecting the Middle East with China, yet all three are reporting declines in capacity

Although Emirates and Qatar Airways are only reporting minor declines in seat capacity in the Middle East to China market, it is Etihad Airways which is letting down the MEB3 trio as it reports a drop in overall seats between its Abu Dhabi hub and China of over 16%. anna.aero looks to see how the […]

Liverpool loves its latest award – the Arch of Triumph certificate

Liverpool loves its latest award – the Arch of Triumph certificate

Getting a new route up and running gives an airport a special kind of buzz. Winning the Arch of Triumph competition is the icing on that celebratory cake – as it was at Liverpool. Find out who joins them on the leader board with the ultimate feel-good factor this week from the ten contending global […]

Air Arabia starts sixth Pakistani service from Sharjah

Air Arabia starts sixth Pakistani service from Sharjah

Air Arabia begins flights to Faisalabad, joining the likes of flydubai and Qatar Airways, which have both recently started services to the city.


Air Arabia strengthens its Saudi Arabian services

Air Arabia strengthens its Saudi Arabian services

Air Arabia launches services to Tabuk – the airline’s 13th destination in Saudi Arabia and 114th globally.

Middle East to Pakistan capacity grows 82%; frequency to Maldives increases by 108%

Middle East to Pakistan capacity grows 82%; frequency to Maldives increases by 108%

With sectors being able to be flown by wide and narrow-bodied equipment, the market between the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent draws industry heavyweights like the MEB3, fast-growing LCCs from both sides, along with regional carriers operating a handful of aircraft. anna.aero uncovers some of the important trends of the last five years in […]

Bangladesh’s capacity grows on average by 7.6% per year over last 11 years; UAE is top international market

Bangladesh’s capacity grows on average by 7.6% per year over last 11 years; UAE is top international market

Classified as one of the most densely populated countries, as it accommodates over 160 million people despite being about 10% smaller than the state of California, Bangladesh is also an Asian aviation hot-spot. With the flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines controlling 31% and 21% of seats and flights respectively, anna.aero takes a closer look at […]


Air Arabia adds China to its network

Air Arabia adds China to its network

Air Arabia becomes first Middle East and African LCC to enter China with Urumqi launch.

Jeddah, Kuwait City and Erbil most likely new routes for Air Arabia Jordan; Dubai and Riyadh also expected

Jeddah, Kuwait City and Erbil most likely new routes for Air Arabia Jordan; Dubai and Riyadh also expected

Starting a new off-shoot and opening its fifth base – Air Arabia Jordan and Amman – Air Arabia expects its latest incarnation to begin operations in Q1 2015. anna.aero takes a look at where the UAE-based LCC will fly to with its initial two aircraft fleet.

Omani market grows by 10% in 11 years; Oman Air expands internationally with Manila

Omani market grows by 10% in 11 years; Oman Air expands internationally with Manila

Situated south of the United Arab Emirates, holding a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, Oman is served by four commercial airports providing scheduled airline services in 2014. With the country’s main gateway at Muscat commanding 91% of weekly seat capacity in Oman, anna.aero investigates the airlines operating in this dynamic […]


Air Arabia makes Tbilisi its 100th global destination

Air Arabia makes Tbilisi its 100th global destination

Air Arabia connects Sharjah with Georgia operating twice-weekly flights.

Reykjavik/Keflavik wins Cake of the Week W14/15 Part I; Vote for the best cake – Part II

Reykjavik/Keflavik wins Cake of the Week W14/15 Part I; Vote for the best cake – Part II

Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport won the Cake of the Week Vote W14/15 Part I for easyJet’s new service from Geneva, with a close win over the effort baked for easyJet’s London Gatwick to the Icelandic gateway. There are 17 more cakes to choose from this week.

The Middle East: seats up 1.1%, while flights decreased by 1.9% and ASKs went down 0.6%; Riyadh-Jeddah is #1 route

The Middle East: seats up 1.1%, while flights decreased by 1.9% and ASKs went down 0.6%; Riyadh-Jeddah is #1 route

While the Middle East has been a major centre of world affairs, the air transport industry has become extremely significant for the development of the region. As weekly departing seats have increased by 1.1% this October, anna.aero takes a closer look at the top dozen country and city pairs respectively within the Middle East.