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CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa – all the highlights from Dubai

CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa – all the highlights from Dubai

The inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa conference took place in Dubai last week, co-located with the Arabian Travel Market. Take a look to see all the highlights from Dubai, including the two-day conference schedule and the evening reception from the Viewing Deck at the Palace Downtown Dubai.

Middle East aviation market doubles over past 10 years, however growth rates shrinking fast; over 40 airlines to attend CONNECT MEIA

Middle East aviation market doubles over past 10 years, however growth rates shrinking fast; over 40 airlines to attend CONNECT MEIA

Departing seat capacity from the Middle East has doubled over the past decade, going from 131.82 million in 2009 to 264.31 million last year. However, since 2016, the region’s growth rate has shrunk from 13% to 3.1% last year. anna.aero examines the market in more depth ahead of the inaugural CONNECT MEIA.

40 airlines confirmed for inaugural CONNECT MEIA Conference in Dubai

40 airlines confirmed for inaugural CONNECT MEIA Conference in Dubai

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, CONNECT MEIA is delighted to confirm that 40 airlines have now registered for the inaugural event, taking place 30 April–1 May at the Dubai World Trade Centre and co-located with the Arabian Travel Market. More news also from Denver Airport.


flydubai takes flight for Tashkent and returns to Hofuf

flydubai takes flight for Tashkent and returns to Hofuf

flydubai launches a five times weekly service to both destinations in Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia.

flydubai connects with Kozhikode

flydubai connects with Kozhikode

flydubai becomes the fifth airline to offer non-stop flights between Dubai and Kozhikode in India.

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.


MEB3 network review 2018; Qatar Airways dominates new route race; US is biggest market by ASKs, India and UK top capacity table

MEB3 network review 2018; Qatar Airways dominates new route race; US is biggest market by ASKs, India and UK top capacity table

Qatar Airways stretched its lead over Emirates and Etihad Airways in terms of destinations served between peak S17 and peak S18. anna.aero reveals which routes have been added and dropped by the MEB3 carriers since summer 2017, plus the fastest growing destination markets across the trio’s networks.

Norwegian launches first Canadian connection and eight routes in total to kick-off W18/19

Norwegian launches first Canadian connection and eight routes in total to kick-off W18/19

Norwegian begins eight news routes from five different airports including its first flights to Montreal.

MEB3 carriers' leading airport pairs via hubs revealed; Manchester-Bangkok only link to appear in top 20 connections for all three

MEB3 carriers’ leading airport pairs via hubs revealed; Manchester-Bangkok only link to appear in top 20 connections for all three

This week anna.aero has looked into the leading airport pairs flown by Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways via their hubs in the Middle East. The report reveals the connections which are the most lucrative for each carrier, plus which are still not served directly despite the airlines seeing large demand.


W18/19 airport analysis; Istanbul Atatürk leads route count while Moscow Sheremetyevo jumps up the rankings

W18/19 airport analysis; Istanbul Atatürk leads route count while Moscow Sheremetyevo jumps up the rankings

With the memories of summer beginning to fade, the start of the W18/19 season is little more than one week away. In our second seasonal sneak preview, Nick Preston looks at a typical winter week to discover which airports will offer the most routes and country markets, plus which one will host the most airlines.

flydubai becomes latest carrier to serve Helsinki

flydubai becomes latest carrier to serve Helsinki

flydubai begins a daily 737 MAX 8 service between Dubai and Helsinki.

Booming Bengaluru sees traffic treble in just 10 years; domestic links lead the way; IndiGo biggest carrier

Booming Bengaluru sees traffic treble in just 10 years; domestic links lead the way; IndiGo biggest carrier

Bengaluru Airport played host to 26.91 million passengers in FY17/18, which is 17.6% more than in the previous 12-month period. It has now enjoyed consecutive increases in traffic over the past five financial years. Nick Preston looks at the airport’s network developments, including its leading routes and airlines.