Articles Tagged ‘DAC’

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.

Air India Express introduces third route from Delhi

Air India Express introduces third route from Delhi

Air India Express links Delhi with Dhaka in Bangladesh competing with Jet Airways.


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 […]

Air India Express adds two new Kolkata connections

Air India Express adds two new Kolkata connections

Air India Express connects Kolkata with Dhaka and Singapore.

US-Bangla Airlines offers up Oman services

US-Bangla Airlines offers up Oman services

US-Bangla Airlines connects Chittagong and Dhaka with Muscat.