Articles Tagged ‘DOH’

Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways grew capacity by 15% in 2008; Almaty and Los Angeles are newest routes

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsAlthough they haven’t started that many new routes this year Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways have grown capacity by around 15% this year. Which destinations are ‘monopoly’ routes and where is competition fiercest for transfer passengers?

Just nine new routes so far in 2008 from the Middle East’s “Big 3”; none to Western Europe

Thumb: Middle East Top StoryEmirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways are still ordering more new aircraft to support their growth plans but which routes have they launched so far in 2008? Which are starting soon and which destination did all three start this year? And what links Brussels, Dublin and Minsk?

Qatar Airways needs to find 10 new routes per year to fill aircraft on order

Base Analysis:  Qatar Airways in DohaIt’s trying hard to keep up with Emirates and wins industry awards for on-board service. It dominates its home airport (which it also owns) and has become the first Middle Eastern carrier to serve Scandinavia. And an even bigger airport is nearing completion. How many aircraft has it ordered and how many new routes will it have to start each year?