Articles Tagged ‘Dubai’

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 to start daily Lisbon service from July

Emirates to start daily Lisbon service from July

Emirates hopes to generate significant long-haul traffic out of Lisbon starting in July. But which were the airport’s leading non-European country markets in 2011 and how fast are they growing? What’s currently the best option for passengers wanting to travel between Portugal and Asia?

UAE celebrates 40th anniversary; nation's airports handle almost 70 million passengers in 2011

UAE celebrates 40th anniversary; nation’s airports handle almost 70 million passengers in 2011

Last week the United Arab Emirates had reason to celebrate, but how many passengers are its main airports handling, and by how much did traffic grow in 2010? How quickly is traffic growing in 2011, and which are the leading country markets for the nation’s airports as a whole? How dominant are Emirates, Etihad and […]


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)?

Emirates launches European TV charm offensive; will soon serve 23 of Europe's top 50 airports, Geneva latest addition

Emirates launches European TV charm offensive; will soon serve 23 of Europe’s top 50 airports, Geneva latest addition

Apparently feeling insufficiently appreciated in Europe, Emirates has launched a TV campaign to remind people of its investment in European jobs through Airbus. But how much of its capacity is allocated to Europe and which of Europe’s top 50 airports does it not serve? Which may be next?

flydubai to start seven weekly flights to fast-growing airports: Kiev, Donetsk, Kharkiv from September

flydubai to start seven weekly flights to fast-growing airports: Kiev, Donetsk, Kharkiv from September

Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, flew into Kiev to announce his airline’s entry into the fast-growing Ukraine airport market with new routes from Dubai to Kiev (3-weekly), Donetsk (2) and Kharkiv (2) starting mid-September. Kiev Borispol’s traffic soared 16% last year to 6.7 million. Ukraine will co-host (with Poland) next year’s EURO 2012 football […]


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.

Rapidly expanding flydubai already ranks #2 in Dubai; faces indirect competition from Air Arabia in Sharjah

Rapidly expanding flydubai already ranks #2 in Dubai; faces indirect competition from Air Arabia in Sharjah

Dubai’s own low-cost carrier has grown faster than sibling Emirates in the last year, but in which region is its core network? What is atypical for a low-cost carrier about some of its routes? Which of the airline’s routes lack competition? And how does it compete with Air Arabia?

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 […]


Indian domestic air traffic still growing at more than 10%; Dubai the dominant destination for Middle East traffic

Indian domestic air traffic still growing at more than 10%; Dubai the dominant destination for Middle East traffic

The Indian market is still showing signs of healthy growth. What’s happening to the market share of the now seven main carriers active in the market? We take a closer look at capacity on routes to the Middle East to see what share Indian carriers have?

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?

Nas Air now only Saudi LCC; two new links to Dubai will take international network to over 30 routes

Nas Air now only Saudi LCC; two new links to Dubai will take international network to over 30 routes

Now that Sama is no more Nas Air is the only remaining Saudi-based LCC. International routes now represent over half of the airline’s capacity but which routes has it started this year? How much competition does it face on its busiest domestic route?