Articles Tagged ‘DAC’

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.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines shows inconsistent capacity through fleet restructure; long-haul network shrinks as carrier prepares for first 787-8

Biman Bangladesh Airlines shows inconsistent capacity through fleet restructure; long-haul network shrinks as carrier prepares for first 787-8

Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the national carrier of Bangladesh, holding a 28% share of capacity from its home market. While the airline’s growth has been slow in recent years as capacity has been adjusted, Jonathan Ford tells of the carrier’s network changes, and informs on potential new routes for the 787-8s. 

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.


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.

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 […]

US-Bangla Airlines takes off for Thailand

US-Bangla Airlines takes off for Thailand

US-Bangla Airlines makes Bangkok its sixth international destination.


SpiceJet debuts in Dhaka with Kolkata service

SpiceJet debuts in Dhaka with Kolkata service

SpiceJet becomes sixth carrier to link the cities in India and Bangladesh.

Birmingham Airport's festivities for fifth FTWA victory

Birmingham Airport’s festivities for fifth FTWA victory

2015 Arch of Triumph Champions, and last year’s runner-up, Birmingham Airport certainly knows the ingredients of cooking-up a winning FTWA. Find our which of this week’s six entries from around the world have discovered some of the UK airport’s recipe for success.

US-Bangla Airlines starts fourth international route from Dhaka

US-Bangla Airlines starts fourth international route from Dhaka

US-Bangla Airlines starts a five times weekly service between Dhaka and Kuala Lumpur.