Articles Tagged ‘DAC’

Air Arabia 60 routes across 26 countries from Sharjah this summer

Air Arabia 60 routes across 26 countries from Sharjah this summer

We explore Air Arabia’s Sharjah network, with many changes over pre-coronavirus S19.  The carrier’s longest route, to Kuala Lumpur, will use A321neos.

Tokyo’s top unserved routes; Barcelona largest, but not by fare

Tokyo’s top unserved routes; Barcelona largest, but not by fare

Tokyo has 18 unserved routes with 40,000+ passengers. We examine them – which is strong by fare per kilometre? Vote to say which you think will happen!

Latest route launches (30 September - 7 October)

Latest route launches (30 September – 7 October)

United Express begins two routes, Aer Lingus Regional’s final pieces of its Belfast City puzzle, Jazeera Airways becomes the only carrier to Dhaka, + more.


Jazeera Airways launches Kuwait - Dhaka

Jazeera Airways launches Kuwait – Dhaka

Jazeera Airways began Kuwait – Dhaka on 1 October. It is presently the only operator on the airport-pair, which had a 14-weekly offering this time in 2019.

British Airways to Islamabad and Lahore – is Dhaka next?

British Airways to Islamabad and Lahore – is Dhaka next?

British Airways serves Islamabad with Lahore coming soon. Will Dhaka be next? It has good yield, strong local traffic, and Biman with a one-stop offering.

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi announces Dhaka and Kabul; network strategy with Etihad clearer

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi announces Dhaka and Kabul; network strategy with Etihad clearer

With Air Arabia’s third + fourth routes from the UAE capital revealed, we look at its network strategy with Etihad and what routes could be next.


New airline routes launched (20 December - 09 January)

New airline routes launched (20 December – 09 January)

Happy new year! In this edition, Turkish Airlines wins Route of the Week for its Xi’an service, and Manchester Airport is the first Cake of the Week winner of 2020.

Biman Bangladesh returns to Manchester

Biman Bangladesh returns to Manchester

Biman Bangladesh Airlines connects Dhaka to Manchester; the airport’s first Bangladesh route since 2012.

Himalaya Airlines drops into Dhaka

Himalaya Airlines drops into Dhaka

Himalaya Airlines launches three times weekly flights between Kathmandu and the Bangladeshi capital.


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.

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.

Kolkata traffic leaps by 26% during FY17/18; LCCs are driving growth, Bangladesh is leading international market in S18

Kolkata traffic leaps by 26% during FY17/18; LCCs are driving growth, Bangladesh is leading international market in S18

Kolkata Airport handled 19.89 million passengers during the financial year FY17/18, 26% more than in the previous 12 months. Its average year-on-year traffic growth over the past two financial years is 25%. Nick Preston examines key traffic trends at this rapidly rising Indian airport, including its top airlines and routes.