Articles Tagged ‘DMM’

New airline routes launched (27 November – 05 December)

New airline routes launched (27 November – 05 December)

Amongst this week’s new airline routes launched, Flyadeal launched a Riyadh to Yanbu service, and Air Seychelles connected Tel Aviv with Mahé.

British Airways adds Dammam flights from London Heathrow

British Airways adds Dammam flights from London Heathrow

British Airways commences daily services to Dammam, its 3rd Saudi Arabian destination, via Bahrain from London Heathrow on 01 December.

Flyadeal launches three new routes in a week; now has 11 domestic destinations

Flyadeal launches three new routes in a week; now has 11 domestic destinations

Flyadeal launches three new routes, including services between Riyadh and Taif, alongside flights to Yanbu from Dammam and Riyadh. 


Salamair connects Bahrain, Colombo and Dammam

Salamair connects Bahrain, Colombo and Dammam

SalamAir launches three routes in a week with Bahrain, Colombo and Dammam services, with the LCC doubling in size in the past year.

Saudi Arabia – India bilateral increases 78% to 50,000 weekly seats

Saudi Arabia – India bilateral increases 78% to 50,000 weekly seats

Weekly seats from India – Saudi Arabia increase 78% to 50,000. 5.3 million passengers were carried in the last year, but only 37% were non-stop. Many opportunities remain.

Flynas commences services to Calicut and Lucknow

Flynas commences services to Calicut and Lucknow

Flynas launches services from Riyadh and Dammam to Lucknow, and a Calicut flight from Riyadh.


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.

SaudiGulf Airlines departs from Dammam for Pakistan

SaudiGulf Airlines departs from Dammam for Pakistan

SaudiGulf Airlines initiates three more routes from Dammam to Pakistan – adds to Islamabad service. 

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.