Articles Tagged ‘Doha’

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 […]


Qatar Airways will reach 100 destinations next April with Aleppo; several European destinations to start before then

Qatar Airways will reach 100 destinations next April with Aleppo; several European destinations to start before then

As Doha’s favourite airline announced its 100th destination, we take a close look at how the airline schedules its hub by looking at a typical day’s operation? How many ‘waves’ and mini-waves does it operate and during which two-hour period are there no flights at all?

Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways add new links to Alexandria, Buenos Aires, Dakar, Madrid, Phuket, Prague and São Paulo

Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways add new links to Alexandria, Buenos Aires, Dakar, Madrid, Phuket, Prague and São Paulo

Two of the ‘MEB3’ carriers have grown quite slowly this summer, but all three have started new routes since June. Which new routes are in the pipeline for the rest of 2010 and early 2011?

Budapest attracts American to serve New York JFK; KLM and Qatar Airways also new, but Ryanair quits

Budapest attracts American to serve New York JFK; KLM and Qatar Airways also new, but Ryanair quits

Budapest gets a second US carrier from next April and will also welcome Qatar Airways and welcome back KLM. But which are the leading airlines at the airport and which non-local carrier operates more weekly flights than Wizz Air? And which three destinations is the airport about to lose as Ryanair terminates flights?


Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways add seven new non-stop destinations and nine new routes in last three months

Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways add seven new non-stop destinations and nine new routes in last three months

Our latest summary table of the networks and frequencies of the three most ambitious Gulf carriers reveals the addition of several new routes since March. But which airline is growing flight frequencies fastest? And what else are they planning in 2010?

Qatar Airways and Emirates each adding several new destinations in summer 2010; Etihad adding Tokyo

Qatar Airways and Emirates each adding several new destinations in summer 2010; Etihad adding Tokyo

Two of the ‘MEB3’ carriers are keeping their marketing departments busy with planned new routes. But how much have they grown capacity in the last three months and how dominant are they at their home bases?

Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways combined now serve 109 destinations non-stop

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsThe MEB3 airlines have all added frequency during the last four months but which five new destinations have been added? And which new destination might all three carriers be starting in 2010?