Articles Tagged ‘DMM’

flynas launches six routes in a week

flynas launches six routes in a week

flynas introduces new links to Baku, Tbilisi, Vienna and Athens.

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.

flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai provided more than 15 million seats across its network in 2017, representing a marginal 2.0% reduction compared to the previous year. The Middle Eastern LCC has enjoyed a rapid rise since commencing services in 2009. Nick Preston examines the carrier’s development, including its fleet and network trends.


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.

London Southend Airport wins Cake of the Week W17/18 public vote Part I; pick your winner from the 13 cakes in Part II

London Southend Airport wins Cake of the Week W17/18 public vote Part I; pick your winner from the 13 cakes in Part II

With London Southend winning last week’s Part I for the cake it made for Flybe’s three new routes, it is now time for Part II of the W17/18 public vote. With another 13 entries this week, which will be your choice for Cake of the Week?? 

flyadeal delves into Dammam and Gassim

flyadeal delves into Dammam and Gassim

flyadeal adds two more routes in the competitive Saudi Arabian domestic market.


Jeddah Airport's capacity increased by 13% in 2016; international market growing twice as fast as domestic; new terminal due to open Q1 2018

Jeddah Airport’s capacity increased by 13% in 2016; international market growing twice as fast as domestic; new terminal due to open Q1 2018

Jeddah Airport is one of the leading airport’s of the Middle East, with the largest airport in Saudi Arabia handling over 30 million passengers per annum. Since 2007, the airport’s average year-on-year increase in seat capacity is 11%. We take a closer look at the growth patterns of one of the Middle East’s unique gateways. 

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 […]

Abu Dhabi hub-heat beginning to cool down; Etihad Airways #1 airline and Doha #1 route

Abu Dhabi hub-heat beginning to cool down; Etihad Airways #1 airline and Doha #1 route

Abu Dhabi Airport looks set to get close to 25 million passengers in 2016, but is some of the heat beginning to fade at Etihad Airways’ home-hub, especially with monthly statistics falling in October? We investigate the airport’s traffic trends, biggest airlines and routes to understand what is happening in the UAE’s capital city.


Nesma Airlines enters the fray between Jeddah and Riyadh

Nesma Airlines enters the fray between Jeddah and Riyadh

Nesma Airlines has become the fifth airline on one of the busiest intra-Middle East routes.

Jet Airways adds two new routes to the Middle East

Jet Airways adds two new routes to the Middle East

Jet Airways joins Hyderabad to Dammam and Mangalore to Sharjah.

Cobalt, Munich and Orlando Melbourne all celebrate award wins

Cobalt, Munich and Orlando Melbourne all celebrate award wins

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Air Arabia Maroc celebrates its five-year anniversary of flights between Cologne Bonn and Nador, while Nile Air is welcomed at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen from Cairo. Finally Leeds Bradford and Newcastle airports welcome S17 expansion from Ryanair, while Georgian Airways commences charter flights between Tbilisi and Dammam.