Articles Tagged ‘DXB’

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 26 September – Friday 2 October):

Route NewsQuite a busy week with new routes from airlines based in Australia, Bahrain, China, India, Iraq, Ireland, Latvia, Oman, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, the UAE, the UK and the USA.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 29 August – Friday 4 September):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsThe start of September sees increased activity on the new route front. Nearly 30 new routes from 18 airlines covering Africa, Australia, Europe, India, Middle East, New Zealand, South America and the USA. Something for everyone.

Emirates and Etihad still adding flights; Qatar Airways drops Nagpur and cuts frequencies

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsOnly Etihad among the MEB3 airlines has added new destinations since April but all three have several new routes starting before the end of the year. Which is the leading destination for these airlines?


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 15 August – Friday 21 August)

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsThings pick up again this week, though some routes originally scheduled to start this week have been put back. But we still have Southwest’s arrival in Boston, several new routes from Norwegian, a new country market for AirAsia and Jet Airways adding flights to Dubai. Plus China Eastern, Donbassaero, SA Airlink and TACA.

Dubai launches new LCC; flydubai competes with Emirates on three of four routes

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisHaving placed an order for over 50 737-800s last year, flydubai is now up and running. Which are its first destinations and what competition will it face? What sort of utilisation will be required from the fleet?

Safi Airways ventures beyond Middle East with planned Frankfurt service from Kabul

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisSafi Airways may have its network base in Afghanistan but the airline’s HQ is in Dubai. How many routes does it serve with its three aircraft and who is it competing with in the Afghan market?


Emirates drops Nagoya, adds San Francisco & Brisbane non-stop; Qatar to add six more routes this year

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsWe have updated our downloadable spreadsheet comparing networks of the MEB3 airlines. Not many routes have been added since December but Qatar Airways has revealed plans to add several destinations this year. Which ones?

Tehran’s IKIA is main international gateway; strong links to UAE

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusIran has over 40 airports with scheduled air services. We take a look at which are the biggest and how they compare. Which foreign carriers serve Iran and which are notable by their absence? Which are the leading country markets?

Now the good news: Wataniya Airways launches flights between Kuwait and Dubai; Bahrain and Beirut to follow in March

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryYes, people are still starting new airlines, even during these economically challenging times. Welcome Wataniya Airways and its premium service using an A320. What gives it an edge in the Kuwait market and who are its chief competitors?


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 24 January – Friday 30 January):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsWe identified just three new routes that started this week. Step forward City Airline (Sweden), jetBlue (US) and Wataniya Airways (Kuwait).

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?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 18 October – Friday 24 October):

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis week’s new routes feature airBaltic, Allegiant Air, easyJet, Jetairfly, jetBlue and Volaris. Which new country is easyJet serving for the first time from this week? Watch out for next week’s newsletter when we provide a spreadsheet of all the new routes starting with the introduction of the winter schedules.