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Articles Tagged ‘Doha’

Qatar Airways wins anna.aero's "Platinum Planet Prize" for launching the world's longest route: Doha-Auckland

Qatar Airways wins anna.aero’s “Platinum Planet Prize” for launching the world’s longest route: Doha-Auckland

As he stepped off the plane in Auckland anna.aero presented Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Office HE Mr Akbar Al Baker with the “Platinum Planet Prize” for opening the world’s longest non-stop commercial air service (14,535 kilometres according to OAG Analyser).

London Heathrow, Bangkok and Kuwait leading generators of connecting traffic at MEB3 hubs in Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai

London Heathrow, Bangkok and Kuwait leading generators of connecting traffic at MEB3 hubs in Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai

We reveal the leading generators of connecting traffic at the three home bases of Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways. Plus a look at traffic growth across these three airports since 2007, and what this all has to do with London’s next runway debate.

MEB3 in Europe +360% since 2005: Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways now serve 48 airports in 28 countries

MEB3 in Europe +360% since 2005: Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways now serve 48 airports in 28 countries

With certain European airlines still grumbling about distorted competition from carriers in the Middle East, we take a closer look at the development of the MEB3 carriers on routes to Europe during the last decade.


Hamad International Airport opening signals start of new era in Qatar; seven new Qatar Airways routes to launch in next three months

Hamad International Airport opening signals start of new era in Qatar; seven new Qatar Airways routes to launch in next three months

Doha’s stunning new Hamad International Airport finally opened officially for passenger services last week. Qatar Airways operated a VIP flight to mark the opening, followed by flydubai with the first commercial service. We look at how monthly traffic has grown in the last five years, and which new destinations have been added in the last […]

Airport Exchange follows World Cup to Doha as Qatar Airways drives Doha Airport past 20 million

Airport Exchange follows World Cup to Doha as Qatar Airways drives Doha Airport past 20 million

With a route network almost as diverse as that of Emirates, Qatar Airways’ home airport in Doha handled just over 21 million passengers last year. We examine the airline’s typical daily schedule in more detail, reveal which routes have been added in recent years, and which other airlines operate to Qatar.

Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways networks compared

Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways networks compared

The Gulf’s MEB3 airlines continue to grow their global networks, with Qatar Airways closing the gap on Emirates in terms of destinations served non-stop. But Etihad Airways actually grew fastest, in the last 12 months, in terms of additional weekly departures from its hub. Download our free spreadsheet comparing the three carriers’ global networks.


Emirates growing faster than Etihad and Qatar Airways; MEB3 carriers target US and Poland for growth

Emirates growing faster than Etihad and Qatar Airways; MEB3 carriers target US and Poland for growth

Yes, those three big carriers in the Middle East are still expanding their networks and growing capacity. But which have been the latest route additions for each carrier and what are their plans for the coming months?

Emirates now serves over 100 destinations non-stop; MEB3 carriers add 21 new routes since September

Emirates now serves over 100 destinations non-stop; MEB3 carriers add 21 new routes since September

So what new destinations have Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways added to their globe-spanning networks in the last seven months? Which services have been dropped (or suspended) and which have been downgraded from non-stop to one-stop? And what are their plans for the rest of 2012?

Emirates and Qatar Airways both reach 100 destination milestone; MEB3 carriers have 18 new routes planned

Emirates and Qatar Airways both reach 100 destination milestone; MEB3 carriers have 18 new routes planned

We have the latest version of our free MEB3 spreadsheet for you to download. Which new routes have been added during the last year, and which new destinations have already been announced for the coming months? And which have been dropped (maybe only temporarily)?


Qatar's just-announced new routes: an analysis of the competition

Qatar’s just-announced new routes: an analysis of the competition

Despite already planning to start six new routes before the end of the year, Qatar Airways has revealed plans to start four more; Baku (Azerbaijan), Entebbe (Uganda), Medina (Saudi Arabia) and Tbilisi (Georgia). All will be served by A320s but which other carriers operate international flights to these destinations?

UK - Middle East market still booming; Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways all increasing Manchester flights this summer

UK – Middle East market still booming; Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways all increasing Manchester flights this summer

Passenger numbers at UK airports may have fallen in each of the last three years, but not on routes to the Middle East. We examine the extraordinary growth of traffic to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha from London and the UK’s regional airports as Manchester prepares for a huge boost in capacity in 2011.

The great 'MEB3' analysis: Emirates, Etihad, Qatar networks and fleets compared

The great ‘MEB3’ analysis: Emirates, Etihad, Qatar networks and fleets compared

We all know that these are three of the fastest-growing (and highly regarded) global airlines, but how do their fleets and networks compare? What makes Emirates different from its two regional rivals? What share of each airline’s capacity is allocated to different regions of the world and which of the three currently has no new […]