Articles Tagged ‘AUH’

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.

GoAir goes international from Kannur

GoAir goes international from Kannur

GoAir begins flights from the Indian city to Abu Dhabi and Muscat. 

SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines in 2018 operated a 35+ destination network from Colombo, having not opened a new route from Sri Lanka’s capital in over 12 months. Jonathan Ford looks at the airline’s network with regards to its top routes by passengers carried, and highlights potential future services as others are cut.


MEB3 network review 2018; Qatar Airways dominates new route race; US is biggest market by ASKs, India and UK top capacity table

MEB3 network review 2018; Qatar Airways dominates new route race; US is biggest market by ASKs, India and UK top capacity table

Qatar Airways stretched its lead over Emirates and Etihad Airways in terms of destinations served between peak S17 and peak S18. anna.aero reveals which routes have been added and dropped by the MEB3 carriers since summer 2017, plus the fastest growing destination markets across the trio’s networks.

India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

There were 80.63 million two-way seats available between India and international destinations in 2018, up 5.6% on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at key trends in India’s international connections, including the strongest growing airlines, country markets and individual destinations.

Europe and Asia battle it out in the latest instalment of the Arch of Triumph

Europe and Asia battle it out in the latest instalment of the Arch of Triumph

Arch ofIt’s a battle between Spanish and Taiwanese airports in the latest instalment of the 2018 Arch of Triumph competition. With just three weeks left of the annual battle among the world’s airport firefighters, can anyone push Lisbon from the top spot? Find out to see how this week’s entrants have performed.


Etihad Airways adventures from Abu Dhabi for Barcelona

Etihad Airways adventures from Abu Dhabi for Barcelona

Etihad Airways launches only its second new route of 2018 from UAE hub after Baku inaugural in March.

MEB3 carriers' leading airport pairs via hubs revealed; Manchester-Bangkok only link to appear in top 20 connections for all three

MEB3 carriers’ leading airport pairs via hubs revealed; Manchester-Bangkok only link to appear in top 20 connections for all three

This week anna.aero has looked into the leading airport pairs flown by Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways via their hubs in the Middle East. The report reveals the connections which are the most lucrative for each carrier, plus which are still not served directly despite the airlines seeing large demand.

IndiGo adds Abu Dhabi and Kuwait City to its network

IndiGo adds Abu Dhabi and Kuwait City to its network

IndiGo initially links Kochi with Abu Dhabi and Chennai with Kuwait City – also adds Surat from Chennai.


Entebbe traffic hit 1.53 million passengers in 2017, up 8.1% versus 2016; Jambojet newest airline while Heathrow is leading unserved route

Entebbe traffic hit 1.53 million passengers in 2017, up 8.1% versus 2016; Jambojet newest airline while Heathrow is leading unserved route

Serving as the main gateway to Uganda, Entebbe Airport has witnessed a 310% increase in annual traffic between 2000 and last year. Jonathan Ford looks at how traffic has developed from the Ugandan gateway in recent years, which airlines are seeing potential, and highlights the top unserved markets.

Air Tanzania gets 787-8 – but where will it fly it? Mumbai, London and Guangzhou best options

Air Tanzania gets 787-8 – but where will it fly it? Mumbai, London and Guangzhou best options

Air Tanzania reached a significant milestone earlier this month, when VIPs, staff and crew alike greeted the African airline’s first wide-body to its fleet – ushering in a new chapter in its development. Marc Watkins investigates the carrier’s existing network and its long-haul route plans for the future.

Unserved Route of the Week success rate continues to climb; over one in four routes featured are now served

Unserved Route of the Week success rate continues to climb; over one in four routes featured are now served

This is the third time that we have undertaken a review of the now 99 Unserved Route of the Week opportunities anna.aero has featured. With our success rate improving from 16% to 22% between the same articles last year, the hit rate has climbed again, to above one in four.