Articles Tagged ‘CAI’

Europe, Middle East and Africa S18 review; UK biggest market; Jeddah – Riyadh is busiest route

Europe, Middle East and Africa S18 review; UK biggest market; Jeddah – Riyadh is busiest route

This week, in the second instalment of our regional review for S18, we look at Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Nick Preston takes a look at the region’s busiest country markets, airlines and routes for a typical peak week in summer and offers a comparison of this year’s schedules with those of S17.

30-Second Interview – Ulrich Topp, Director Aviation Marketing, Düsseldorf Airport

30-Second Interview – Ulrich Topp, Director Aviation Marketing, Düsseldorf Airport

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford recently flew to Düsseldorf for Eurowings’ inaugural New York JFK service. While there he met with Ulrich Topp, Director Aviation Marketing, Düsseldorf Airport, plus his colleagues Christina Knicker and Florian Bongard, to discuss the airport’s route network plans for the future.

Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport has delivered enviable growth over the past 10 years, with no blips in its inexorable traffic increases. Marc Watkins investigates the Lebanese capital city airport’s most-important carriers and city pairs.


Allegiant Air, flydubai and Transavia post multiple entries in this week's Arch of Triumph competition

Allegiant Air, flydubai and Transavia post multiple entries in this week’s Arch of Triumph competition

Special livery aircraft featuring the Egyptian National Football Team, three airlines with multiple entries, five global regions doing battle, this week’s Arch of Triumph competition has got it all. Which one of the 10 entries will be victorious??

EGYPTAIR establishes Moscow Domodedovo connection from Cairo

EGYPTAIR establishes Moscow Domodedovo connection from Cairo

EGYPTAIR returns to the Egypt–Russia capital route after 28-month hiatus. 

flyadeal joins Saudi Arabian domestic sector scramble; Dubai to be first international route in 2018?

flyadeal joins Saudi Arabian domestic sector scramble; Dubai to be first international route in 2018?

Launched on 23 September, flyadeal, the sister LCC of Saudi Arabian Airlines, is the flag carrier’s attempt to combat the growing presence of other carriers like flynas and SaudiGulf Airlines. We look at where the fledgling carrier is presently operating and try to understand where it might fly to next.


Kuwait Airways grows summer seat capacity by 33%; now operating nine 777-300s; expecting to pass the three million passenger barrier in 2017

Kuwait Airways grows summer seat capacity by 33%; now operating nine 777-300s; expecting to pass the three million passenger barrier in 2017

Kuwait Airways is undergoing a fleet overhaul, with it expecting to welcome its tenth and final 777-300 in Q3 this year. By 2019 it will also have A320neos and A350s, meaning Kuwait Airways will have one of the youngest fleets in the Middle East. We look to see how the new additions are impacting the […]

Muscat-Tunis is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ nearly 30,000 searches; Oman Air's next African addition??

Muscat-Tunis is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ nearly 30,000 searches; Oman Air’s next African addition??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months nearly 30,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Muscat and Tunis ‒ but the route is unserved!? Surely a route menu omission to be filled by Oman Air or a tasty tempter for Tunisair?

Royal Jordanian cuts weekly seats by 5.5%; double-digit capacity growth to Heathrow and Bangkok

Royal Jordanian cuts weekly seats by 5.5%; double-digit capacity growth to Heathrow and Bangkok

Like many small- and medium-sized national carriers around the world, Royal Jordanian seems to stagger from one period of navel-gazing to the next, not really seeming to know its role in the industry. We investigate the oneworld carrier’s progress (or lack of) over the last decade, as well as its biggest airports and country markets.


Thessaloniki Airport's traffic is up 8.1% in 2016; handling 43% more passengers than it did in 2012; expansion plans delayed

Thessaloniki Airport’s traffic is up 8.1% in 2016; handling 43% more passengers than it did in 2012; expansion plans delayed

Thessaloniki Airport in Greece between January and November last year welcomed 5.62 million passengers, an increase of 8.1% when compared to the same period of 2015. We take a closer look at Thessaloniki’s traffic and airline developments, plus we delve deeper into the expansion issues of Greece’s third largest airport.  

Saudi Arabian Airlines still the Middle East's second largest airline; robust domestic growth to battle newcomers

Saudi Arabian Airlines still the Middle East’s second largest airline; robust domestic growth to battle newcomers

Saudi Arabian Airlines is a bit of an enigma when compared to its more media-hungry neighbours, the MEB3 – Emirates, Qatar Airways and Eithad Airways. With a vast domestic network, something that the MEB3 do not have, the Saudi national carrier is bigger than you might expect when compared to its Middle Eastern peers. We take […]

Lisbon Airport crowned 2016 Arch of Triumph champions!! Auckland adds last weekly win

Lisbon Airport crowned 2016 Arch of Triumph champions!! Auckland adds last weekly win

Having claimed the top spot way back in May, the Lisbon Airport firefighters have held on to the #1 position for seven months, even after a final roll of the dice from 2015 winners Birmingham Airport in Week 45 of competition, which saw the UK airport only do enough to take second and not the title. […]